In case anyone missed this.
Here we are. Putin has a president in our White House, and Wall Street and the Kochs now own the Supreme Court.
"We should not burden a sitting president with civil suits, criminal investigations or criminal prosecutions."
The bottom line: By word, wink and nod, Trump got his loyalty oath, a promise of immunity, and the power to pardon himself from Kavanaugh.
Corruption is the norm, and the rule of law is replaced by rule of man.
The nation once known as the United States of America has become the Failed States of America.
This is how democracy dies, and consent of the governed is crushed. More indicators of a failed state:
The Washington Post’s Paul Waldman tweeted: "In the age of minority rule, a Supreme Court justice appointed by a president who got fewer votes is confirmed by a party in the Senate that got fewer votes, to validate policies opposed by most Americans:"
Norm Ornstein responded: "I want to repeat a statistic I use in every talk: by 2040 or so, 70 percent of Americans will live in 15 states. Meaning 30 percent will choose 70 senators. And the 30% will be older, whiter, more rural, more male than the 70 percent. Unsettling to say the least."
European Council President Donald Tusk warns, "Dear America, appreciate your allies, after all you don't have all that many."