"In any event, the winning continues. Each day, every day, I am so grateful that Donald Trump had the moxie and skill to beat the highly favored Hillary Clinton in 2016. If she had won, God help this country. That might have been the final nail in the coffin."
What a week in Washington this week! During a week which was chuck full of news, the biggest news came like a bolt from the blue. And as the President says, it was "Yuge!" With Justice Kennedy deciding at the ripe old age of 82 to hang up his robe, the stage is set for a magnitude 10 or higher earthquake in Washington. Why? The President has his list of 25 or so originalist candidates for SCOTUS, and the Senate Majority Leader said he will get this done this fall, before the elections.
And the Democrats? How are they taking this? Howling and caterwauling like donkeys in heat! Are they going to take this laying down? They will try not to - but oh, will they struggle! Here is a news flash for the Blue Team. Sucks being you right now. Because your former chieftain (Dingy Harry), first blew up Senate rules using the nuclear option during his tenure, the playing field is now wide open.
Three major rulings by SCOTUS, and a huge grilling of the top brass of the FBI by the House Republicans. Did I say how much I am going to miss Trey Gowdy? This former prosecutor really ruined Rosenstein's day. Big time. The noose is tightening, as the expression goes. I listened to most of it on the radio while driving up north. Riveting and (for the Red Team), entertaining.
Back to the upcoming pick for the Supreme Court. One expert was asked who he favored from the President's list of 25. His words? "He could throw a dart at the board. All are equally good. All are originalists". The Dems know this could be very, very bad for the court. Why? In the past, many fuzzy headed liberals on the court loved to write law instead of interpret law. Today? This new pick will take "I Dissent" Ginsburg, and put her on the back bench where she belongs.
Are things all coming up roses? Maybe not. We still have some rumors of the North Koreans maybe not playing as straight as they promised they would. Secretary Pompeo will be heading over there shortly to see how we can keep things moving in the right direction. Plus, a summit has been set up (near term) between the President and Putin. This one will be interesting. And of course, the developing trade war with China. Who will blink first. Stay tuned.
In any event, the winning continues. Each day, every day, I am so grateful that Donald Trump had the moxie and skill to beat the highly favored Hillary Clinton in 2016. If she had won, God help this country. That might have been the final nail in the coffin.