It occurs to me that someone could write the story of this election by using nothing other than slightly modified quotes from The Big Lebowski:

WOLF BLITZER: “Mr. President, ya know, it’s Trump, so his toe slipped over the line a little, big deal. It’s just an election.”
PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Wolf, this is a presidential election. This determines who’ll control the nuclear codes. Am I wrong? Am I wrong?”
DONALD TRUMP: “Yeah, but I wasn’t over. Gimme the marker, Wolf, I’m marking it 8.”
PRESIDENT OBAMA: (pulls out gun) “Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a shit about the rules? Mark it zero!”

According to “more than 20 security and immigration officials surveyed by NBC News,” trying to ban Muslims from entering the country “would be virtually impossible to implement and would cripple the current immigration system.”

We know that Trump is tanking his own campaign and dooming the Republicans’ Senate majority, but “could this Cheeto-hued dumpster fire of a candidate go one further and actually put the House in play?” David Nir of Daily Kos takes a look.

Say what you want about Trump’s supporters but they ponied up with a hefty haul of small donations.

Don’t say I didn’t warn/predict this, but there’s another poll out of Arizona showing Hillary Clinton in the lead.

It’s hard to say if Yuval Levin is more disgusted with elected Republicans or the Republican electorate, but he sure is disgusted.

Or, as Greg Sargent puts it: “Republicans nominate dangerously insane person to lead America, then panic when he proves he’s dangerously insane.”

Somehow, this song seems appropriate:

YouTube video

Kinda captures the national mood.

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