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One wonders how much fear of violence influences senator's votes.

Is it so hard to imagine Trump in one of his rallies saying, "These senators that vote against the will of the people, they have families. Be a shame if something happened to them."

The moment America becomes a full-on dictatorship.

That will be when Mueller files his report. There is really not much doubt anymore that it will show massive criminality by Trump himself. If Congress does not then act, it will be official: the president is above the law.

Donald Trump isn't a leader. He's an expendable battering ram.

People like Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, and Mitch McConnell are happy when he flings himself against institutions and norms, does damage, and foments hatred. They really don't care how much he injures himself in the process. They have Mike Pence at the ready.

On edit: Oh, yeah -- Putin, too.

I'm feeling good about Dems chances of re-taking the House, but...

...the country is like a person in the ER who has gone into cardiac arrest. At that moment restarting the heart is the only goal --otherwise the person is dead. But, getting a pulse doesn't restore the person immediately to vigorous good health. At best, there will be a long process of recovery.

That's where we're at. Getting the House opens a window for future improvements. Not getting it closes it.

Time for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to make a Hurricane Florence PSA.

You know, telling people how important it is to follow evacuation instructions and other storm preparation advisories. Everybody with a brain would pay attention, right?

Arrrrggghhh!!! Stupid floater. Arrrggghhhh!!!

Yes, I'm under a doctor's care. No, it's not serious.

But it's so damn annoying! Thanks for letting me vent.

Why the Anonymous op-ed doesn't really change anything.

What we've learned from the op-ed:

1. Trump is erratic, amoral, ignorant, and barely functional. Really. The only people who did not already know this are so far down the rabbit hole that they wouldn't take off their MAGA hats if Trump ate their children before their own eyes.

2. Staff in the White House take matters into their own hands. Of course they do. Given Trump's management skills, if he ran the White House himself, it would be a garbage heap overrun with rodents and cockroaches, if it hadn't already burned to the ground.

3. Staff are fully on board with the Republican agenda. Wow, there's a shocker. Did someone maybe believe the place was infiltrated by agents of Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the ACLU?

4. Staff think they're good people doing constructive work. No kidding. Is there anybody out there who starts their day by looking into the mirror and going, "moo-ha-ha"? (OK, Steve Bannon probably does.)

5. The Op-ed will drive Trump crazy. More than he was before?

(Accidentally posted to the Lounge before. )

Why the Anonymous op-ed doesn't really change anything.

What we've learned from the op-ed:

1. Trump is erratic, amoral, ignorant, and barely functional. Really. The only people who did not already know this are so far down the rabbit hole that they wouldn't take off their MAGA hats if Trump ate their children before their own eyes.

2. Staff in the White House take matters into their own hands. Of course they do. Given Trump's management skills, if he ran the White House himself, it would be a garbage heap overrun with rodents and cockroaches, if it hadn't already burned to the ground.

3. Staff are fully on board with the Republican agenda. Wow, there's a shocker. Did someone maybe believe the place was infiltrated by agents of Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the ACLU?

4. Staff think they're good people doing constructive work. No kidding. Is there anybody out there who starts their day by looking into the mirror and going, "moo-ha-ha"? (OK, Steve Bannon probably does.)

On edit: One other thing:

5. The Op-ed will drive Trump crazy. More than he was before?

Even if Trump is a full-on Russian asset...

...it's not obvious that Putin necessarily wants him to succeed. A spectacular collapse might just as well be part of Putin's plan.

Don't let Trump's crappy flag trick make us take our eyes off the ball.

Yeah, raising the White House flag to full-staff before McCain is even buried is repulsive and infuriating, but don't go all SQUIRREL! when there are way more serious issues to be attended to.
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