New York: US politics in the age of Donald Trump may seem wild, but David Daley still remembers how feral and dysfunctional things were five years ago.
- Matthew Knott
- The Sydney Morning Herald
Barack Obama was just beginning his second term as president and the anti-government fervour of the Tea Party was roiling the Republican Party.
Among the 2013 lowlights: a two-week federal government shutdown because of Republican opposition to the Affordable Care Act (better known as “Obamacare”).
And Congress failed to pass gun control legislation after a man walked into a Connecticut primary school and shot dead 20 children aged between six and…