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Robert Reich has a theory that Trump is unstable, unravellingand the Republican party is ready to pull the plug. Reich spokewith an unnamed Republican colleague the other day and took notes.This is the portion of the conversation dealing with Trump’sfitness to serve. RawStory:

Me: So what could they do? I mean, even if the wholeRepublican leadership was willing to say publicly he’s unfit toserve, what then?

He: Bingo! The emperor has no clothes. It’s a signal toeveryone they can bail. Have to bail to save their skins. I mean,Trump could be the end of the whole goddam Republicanparty.

Me: If he starts a nuclear war, that could be the end ofeverything.

He: Yeah, right. So when they start bailing on him, thestage is set.

Me: For what?

He: Impeachment. 25th amendment.

Me: You think Republicans would go that far?

He: Not yet. Here’s the thing. They really want to get thistax bill through. That’s all they have going for them. They don’twant to face voters in ’18 or ’20 without something to show for it.They’re just praying Trump doesn’t do something really, reallystupid before the tax bill.

Me: Like a nuclear war?

He: Look, all I can tell you is many of the people I talkwith are getting freaked out. It’s not as if there’s any carefulstrategizing going on. Not like, well, do we balance the tax billagainst nuclear war? No, no. They’re worried as hell. They’re alsoworried about Trump crazies, all the ignoramuses he’s stirred up. Imean, Roy Moore? How many more of them do you need to destroy theparty?

Me: So what’s gonna happen?

He: You got me. I’m just glad I’m not there anymore. Trump’snot just a moron. He’s a despicable human being. And he’s gettingcrazier. Paranoid. Unhinged. Everyone knows it. I mean, we’re inshit up to our eyeballs with this guy.

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