These quotes are from 1982 and are about the collapsing Reagan Administration. We all know how that ended, right?
The press purports to explain the problems. “Why The President’s Men Stumble,” a New York Times headline promised to explain.
Another lede concluded that the president’s “once-dazzling political momentum … has stalled.”
A noted columnist captured the pack’s mood: “the Washington press corps is suddenly in hot pursuit of ‘an administration in disarray,’ which is coming apart at the seams under … a ‘detached President.’ ”
The distinguished dean of Washington columnists opined, “it is becoming increasingly clear” that the president’s marvel “was a one-year phenomenon … what has been occurring since is an accelerating retreat … a process in which he is more spectator than leader.”
I just hope the Democrats in Congress realize that their only hope is to "PASS. THE. DAMN BILL." with apologies to Andrew Sullivan.