Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Ross Douthat, How the Republican Party Could Break: After the Capitol Hill riot, the divide between reality and fantasy may become too wide to bridge.

Douthat on one of his lucid days—his lucidity being evidenced by his agreement with me. Definitely worth a read, IMHO.

Tom Friedman, Trump Is Blowing Apart the G.O.P. God Bless Him.

Bride of Douthat.

Paging Moscow Mitch! Paging Moscow Mitch!

Four hours ago, the New York Times let us know that McConnell is said to be pleased about impeachment, believing it will be easier to purge Trump from the G.O.P. Moscow Mitch is an unusually poor excuse for a human being. But, like Yogi Bear, Moscow Mitch is smarter than the average bear. Being a very smart fellow, Moscow Mitch knows that, very probably, the only way in which the Republican coalition might be preserved—the only way which might allow the party to keep on business as usual—is to throw the God Emperor under the bus.

Ineluctable conclusion: let’s all throw the God Emperor under the bus.