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McGrath wins the primary in Kentucky.

All of the absentee ballots are in and Amy McGrath beat Charles Booker in the Democratic primary for Senator in Kentucky. Booker was the candidate supported by the Justice Democrats (AOC, Ilhan Omar, etc). Booker also got a nice push by the BLM protests.

But even though many of us were encouraged that so many voters were for him (we can debate new ideas without becoming pinko commies), his chances of winning in Kentucky against Mitch McConnell were infinitesimal. McGrath’s chances seem to be a bit better. She’s a veteran and not afraid of guns. We’ll see. If it looks like the Republicans will lose the senate, what would be gained by re-electing Mitch who would immediately become a back bencher?

I’m kind of sick of the sports contest approach to covering political campaigns. It starts way too early and too much emphasis is placed on personal quirks and words taken out of context. Sure, journalists need to make a living but I wish they’d cover this stuff more responsibly. Anyway, I’m kind of burned out on this whole election year already. November can’t come soon enough. Let’s get this over with.

Nevertheless, McGrath vs McConnell could be very exciting. That’s the one to watch.

Supreme Court Watch -Tax Return Edition

There are still two more rulings pending from the Supreme Court I think. They are whether Trump has to turn over his tax returns. One case was filed by the House against Mazars, the accounting firm that has the tax returns in conjunction with Deusche Bank. The other was filed by the state of NY pertaining to an investigation involving Trump.

They waited until the very last day, didn’t they? Is that so they could beat a hasty retreat afterwards?

Roberts hands the decision to his clerk. “We’re out of here. Wait 45 minutes before you give it to the press. It’s been nice knowing you. Good luck with the rest of your career”.

No matter what the answer is, someone isn’t going to like it.

The article linked above says the state of NY case is more likely to prevail. If it does, the grand jury will finally be able to see the returns. The concern is that there may be leaks about the contents but that is unlikely to happen.

If there’s something very damaging to Trump in returns and the USSC says turn them over anyway, the reaction from the White House will tell us how bad it is. Stay tuned for a mega tweet storm to break all previous records.

Or a primal scream from the Oval Office.

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Does anyone else get the feeling that something big is about to happen? Like the GOP is finally beginning to realize that Trump isn’t going to moderate his tone or get a feel for this whole presidenting thing and something has to be done about it in the next couple of weeks.

I could be wrong. I’ve been wrong before. It’s just that this time feels… different.

Am I imagining that?