State Sen. John Yudichak has spent the last two decades truffling for Democratic dollars as one of that body’s representatives for Luzerne County. His out-of-the-blue decision to leave the party, register as an independent, caucus with the Republican majority, and still support candidates like Joe Biden left many scratching their heads or in red-faced anger. Whatever middle-ground, third-way triangulation Yudichak’s trying to pull off, the net effect is that his decision has likely condemned his former party to continued minority status.