Donald Trump, our dictator-in-training, tells us what is on his mind. He doesn't want the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail-in ballots in time for his November reelection bid. He asserts his notions out loud as polls show voters are ready to remove him from the White House.
As if on cue, the servants he installed at the U.S. Postal Service send states a warning: The government-run system may not deliver mail-in ballots on time to be counted.
Trump, a carnival barker con man from New York City, remains true to form. He has asked Russia and China to help rig the presidential elections that feature him as the Republican star.
But such gifts from corrupt governments may not be enough to notch him another win. So he is playing his best con just as tests show he is "cognitively all there."
The Post Office, a government agency enshrined in our Constitution, will bail him out by doing a poor job delivering mail-in ballots this fall.
Sadly, some powerful Republicans and conservatives revere the Constitution until it doesn't serve their purpose.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell sent his minions home on holiday. The GOP-controlled Senate won't be back in town until Sept. 8 -- less than two months before the Nov. 3 General Election.
Let's say the Congress eventually acts to bolster the Postal Service some time after Labor Day. Casting such a vote will give Republicans seeking reelection cover, but the dirty deed may have already been done thanks to their delay.
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