Maybe it's not a coincidence that he started the trouble just before the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's demise.
...Senate Republican Leadership staffers are now attacking Johnson either on behalf of leadership or because Senate GOP Leadership has lost control of their staff. Either way it’s bad, and Senators must be wondering about McConnell’s leadership skills.
Look folks: this is not hard. The United States is on the same glidepath taken by the Titanic and General Motors. The Clubroom management, having been insulated and isolated in its own little world for years, ignores the red-screen of the radar--or of the balance-sheet and income statements, and proceeds, full speed ahead.
Politics-as-usual, which usually means talking a lot and doing nothing substantive, is no longer an option. There is no Bailout Daddy for the Federal Government as was the case for GM.
There is only the cold, deep, ocean.