"Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze?" - Jean Kerr
It only took two cups of coffee this morning to realize the die has been cast.
The fat lady is singing. The inevitable has arrived. No more pretenses.
It's Trump vs the rule of law in America.
Congress has been crippled because Trump has decided to ignore all the subpoenas and requests from four House committees.
Trump's minions are actively fighting 29 investigations by taking a blanket approach featuring false claims of "executive privilege," and a long haul tactic that's playing out in the courts with the intention of blocking everything against him until 2020, or beyond.
Trump's goal of gathering his power has been aided by a cowardly GOP-held senate who have been reluctant to defend our democracy out of fear of Donny's wrath.
The days of America as a beacon of democracy are skidding to an embarrassing halt. Trump's love of dictators is a direct assault against everything democracy represents.
After just 29 months in power Trump has managed to mangle ethics and values in repeated attempts of open defiance of all our rules of law, and a civilized society.
Right now democracy is on life support, with little hope of change until the 2020 elections.
Time for me to walk on down the road...