Open thread—It's gold, Jerry! Gold!

Open thread—It's gold, Jerry! Gold!

Five days out from the midterms, things seem to be clearing up.

Democrats are headed for a win in the House, but don’t count your chickens.

Democrats are headed for a pick up of 10 gubernatorial seats, but don’t count your chickens.

And if our opponents were half-way competent, we’d be in a civil war by now. On that you can count your chickens.

The past two days have been dominated by the comedy stylings of Jacob Wohl and Jack Burkman. Both are virulent Trumpists who concocted an insane scheme to smear Robert Mueller with false rape allegations. They had planned to hold a press conference with the accuser today and blow Mueller out of the water.

Well, the plan fell apart before it even began. They contacted two women to suborn perjury and have them accuse Mueller of rape. The women turned over the information, and Mueller referred the matter to the FBI. Cue two days of hysterical fulminations from the Twitter accounts of Wohl and Burkman.

They finally did have their conference today—at a Holiday Inn. Unfortunately, their accuser didn’t show up. And Burkman spent the entire conference with his fly unzipped. If that isn’t a metaphor for Trumpists, I don’t know what is.

I know. Things are dark and scary. If you follow me, you’ll know I had a dark night of the soul this week. It’s hard not to feel despair at what we’ve become.

But more of us are decent than not. And regime supporters are just not very smart. No one with any ounce of talent wants to be anywhere near Donald Trump. All he can gather around him are people like Wohl and Sayoc. They’re the losers and dregs of this country. And there aren’t enough of them to take it over.

So, vote, knock on doors, contribute. The only thing we can do is work.

This is your open thread.



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