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Need for Speed

The revelations are coming fast and furious. It reminds me of the last days of Watergate when Richard Nixon lost the plot and started wandering around the White House talking to portraits of dead presidents. In other words, we have reached a tipping point. I can feel it.

That’s going to have downstream consequences and I don’t mean it’s going to make everyone poor when Trump resigns. I mean that the Republican controlled congress has been putting off the inevitable for two years. Now they have to quickly finish their tasks and install Kavanaugh before it’s too late. I hold with my prediction that they’re going to ram his confirmation through quickly without any Democrats. And we may not be able to count on McCain to be outraged and principled enough to give a thumbs down. I’m even cynical enough to believe that McConnell et al are waiting for McCain to die so they can quickly get a replacement to be the vote they need.

So, we are in a race against time. Trump is going down. There’s no question of that. Will he resign before September 4? That remains to be seen. At the pace we’re going, I wouldn’t count on him to last the weekend. But with Trump, you never know.

What comes after Trump could get very scary. And I’m not referring to Pence. I’m referring to the hard core Trumpers who think this is about overturning a legitimate election. It is not. It’s about getting to the bottom of how an organized crime boss got to the highest office in the country so that it never happens again.