I see this sequence as representing the state of our country. It's starting to get lighter, folks!
The news of the past week -- starting with the resignation of Zinke -- another rat leaving the sinking ship and good riddance to him -- has been mixed.
The child dying in US custody at the border is shameful -- and even more shameful to my mind are the heartless apologists who say it was all her father's fault for fleeing the lawless situation in Guatemala. Well, yes. Poor man, he probably thought she would have a better chance at a decent life in the USA. He probably didn't expect to be met with tear gas and rubber bullets.
But imagine if, when the first news of that caravan of political asylum seekers broke, imagine if our government had sent lawyers and immigration specialists and medics to be prepared to respond to these people. I doubt it would have been more costly than deploying the troops. And it would have certainly been more humane.
The Texas judge who's taken it upon himself to strike down the ACA has struck fear into the hearts of the many, many people who have enjoyed its benefits. It will be appealed and probably overturned, I suspect.
And the Republicans' stripping of power from the duly elected incoming governor of Wisconsin, just as the Republican legislature of NC did several years ago is equally reprehensible.
But. What if these are the last desperate spasms by Republicans who realize that the end is coming for them?
Why doesn't anyone want to be Chief of Staff for Individual One?
Because, at this magical moment in time, the President*, his campaign, his transition team, his business, his administration, his charity, and his family are all under investigation for committing different felonies.
(I have to restrain myself from breaking into a chant of LOCK EM UP! LOCK EM UP! LOCK EM ALL UP!)
To paraphrase: "The mills of Justice grind slow--- but they grind exceeding small."
The light is coming, slowly but surely.