Two events from yesterday: 1. Trump was indicted. 2. Wisconsin. First, the appearance of Trump before a federal judge to formally indict him on 34 felonies. This is the first step of many including additional indictments for other crimes. Right now, the discussions and debates between news anchors, pundits, and others is in full swing. However, this case is only beginning, and the explanation of each and every felony will be later explained and the reasons why he has been so charged will be evident. The fact that Trump's lead defense attorney (Tapocina) who himself has all the movie casting elements of a pugnacious mob lawyer has his work cut out for himself in trying to keep his client well behaved. Trump has no guardrails on his temper, and he may find himself in contempt of court and even a few days in jail if he does not shut up. The Second event concerns the victory of the Democrats (by around 10 points) in the election to fill ONE remaining seat on the state's supreme court in Wisconsin. The supreme court is not in itself a political office, but the court is the backstop of the current state's democracy. This will now prevent extreme Republican actions from becoming law. The election of a progressive court will continue to provide abortion protection rights, and maybe roll back all the gerrymandering that the GOP has created over the decades. The bottom line here is that on a national level, the Republicans just may realize that they have been on a losing basis for a long time. Political defeats and their extremists are bringing them down, and if they are serious about their problems, they need to change their trajectory. Trump and extremists are doing them harm. As I have said before, this could be a time for the Republican National Committee to reform itself, or kill itself.
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Q. What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?
A. A Hippo is really heavy, and a Zippo is a little lighter.