Well, I suppose every political system has its subtleties and nuances which can escape general knowledge. As far as American affairs are concerned, I have been banging on about the chance - or chances! - Trump might have to nudge the Supreme Court to the Right with new appointments and thus end decades of Democrat subversion as they have tried to shift it to the Left. According to Peter Skurkiss at The American Thinker, even the impeccably Left-wing New York Times is beginning to panic as they contemplate the possibility that the 81-year old Justice Kennedy may be contemplating retirement. So nervous are they that they have just published an open letter to Justice Kennedy begging him to hang on in there!
To add to their panic there is the sickly condition of 85-year old Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and the advancing years of Justice Stephen Breyer (79) and even the relatively young Justice Sonya Sotomayor (63) is a worry because she suffers with diabetes. As Mr. Skurkiss emphasises, it is absolutely crucial that the Republicans maintain control of the Senate at the next election in order to facilitate confirmation of the President's nominee(s). He also adds a warning that control of the House is essential to forestall Democrat attempts at impeachment. It could all be "a fine run thing, the finest thing you ever saw", as the dear old 'Duke of Boot' put it after Waterloo!