August 25, 2018 10:50 am -

It happened in the early hours of Saturday. We hope this keeps happening until Trump, who never had a mandate in the first place, is driven from the office he stole:

A federal district judge in Washington struck down most of the key provisions of three executive orders that President Trump signed in late May that would have made it easier to fire federal employees.

The ruling… is a blow to Republican efforts to rein in public-sector labor unions, which states like Wisconsin have aggressively curtailed in recent years. In June, the Supreme Court dealt public-sector unions a major blow by ending mandatory union fees for government workers nationwide. (Federal workers were already exempt from paying such fees.)

Amid these setbacks, the fight against Mr. Trump’s executive orders has taken on an added urgency among many public-sector union leaders.

“We are very pleased that the court agreed that the president far exceeded his authority, and that the apolitical career federal work force shall be protected from these illegal, politically motivated executive orders,” Sarah Suszczyk, the co-chair of a coalition of government-workers unions, said in a statement.

The ruling is the latest in a series of legal setbacks for the administration, which has suffered losses in court in its efforts to wield executive authority to press its agenda on immigration, voting and the environment.

This tops off a week in which

  • his former campaign manager was found guilty on eight felony counts;
  • his fixer pleaded guilty to eight federal crimes related to hush money (a deal that also revealed several other possible scandals including a shady deal with Qataris);
  • his corporation’s top money man, BFF fishwrap publisher (who now has at least partial immunity from prosecution), and White House counsel are all cooperating with federal investigators;
  • the public learned of a National Enquirer safe in which documents concerning embarrassing stories about Trump the magazine managed to “catch and kill” were stored;
  • and Trump’s doorman released information about a hush money contract in which he was paid not to talk about allegations that Trump fathered an illegitimate child with one of his housekeepers.

In other words, the end of the beginning has passed, and this is the beginning of Trump’s end — not only as president but a “businessman.”

So expect more inane, angry, and dangerously unstable behavior from Crazy Uncle Dotard as his world continues to collapse.

D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.