Regarding trig’s capper last night.
I disagree about the competent and functional leaders bit. I think this is more about motivation, and Democratic voters having a villain to vote against, just as the Republican voters had a villain in Hillary to vote against to drive turnout.
I expect the Voter ID commission to start going full steam ahead in advance of the 2018 elections to do whatever is possible to limit these kind of losses next year, and a whole slew of voter id laws locally in red states. I think it will work to keep the GOP House majority, but the Senate will definitely be in play in 2018, and I don’t think there’s any way Trump even runs in 2020 - he’ll quit before losing.