It’s never been about policy for Trump. It’s always been about winning. Just winning. Nothing more, except an all-consuming need to undo everything from the Obama administration.

It’s spiteful. It’s been four years of wasted time. There cannot be four more years of whatever else this has been.

Barring a miracle, Ms. Barrett will be confirmed, on a straight party line vote. The Supreme Court will have a clear majority of conservative justices, and the potential will exist for minority rule to continue for years to come.

So even if Trump loses, the damage will have been done. He will leave his mark, but only as some pathetic accidental tourist who succeeded in making it that much easier for us to hate each other.

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