So the question is: What will these people do and say, how will they present themselves, their values and reasons and their behavior, after even more revelations are published and after Nov 8 when Trump loses big and those losses effect down ticket races in a big way?
I've heard reasonable people predict the Democrats taking the Senate. No one sane is predicting that the Republicans will lose the House.
Apologies? Sincere remorse? Honest moral/ethical reflections shared with American citizens or their constituents? Har dee har har har. Overall, we will see almost none of this, I predict.
Damn right. There is nothing to apologize for.
Rather more certain will be a defensive and justifying posture that forwards the following line - "I was (or we were) deeply sickened by this man. But we were forced to act to preserve America and never has America faced a candidate who so threatened our values and traditions and who threatened the very existence of America as Hillary Clinton. We had no other choice once Trump was our candidate."
Maybe the spineless will do so. Ideally though most Republicans will see that they have nothing to apologize for.
And that story will not only be used to excuse these disgusting people but will also serve as a springboard to their next strategy - to continue demonizing and obstructing everything the Clinton administration sets out to accomplish.
Hillary will have to choose her strategy. If she charts a path of extremism and refuses to compromise, of course the Republicans will fight to block her.
If Hillary wastes all her political capital throwing a tantrum at the NRA, her presidency will be shattered just like Obama's was.
If Hillary complies with the NRA and offers to compromise with Republicans, she may very well be a successful president.
Hopefully when Bill rapes another woman and Hillary then revictimizes her, that woman will not have been a Trump voter. If some woman votes to put the Clintons back in power and then ends up being raped by Bill and metaphorically raped by Hillary, we can all laugh and ask what did she expect. But if that woman had done her bit to try to keep the Clintons out of power, it would be a tragedy if she were to then become one of their victims.