Is the Death Star about to implode? Trump campaign manager (at least at this writing) Brad Parscale bragged some weeks back that he was about to pull the big guns out to demolish the Biden campaign — a ‘juggernaut campaign (Death Star)’. It was a weird comparison considering the Death Star goes down for the count in two Star Wars movies. But then again, Parscale is also the guy who stated that millions were pining to show up at Trump’s ill-fated rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Since then, Trump canceled another rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, claiming that bad weather had forced his hand.

Not much is going well for Trump, who seems about as stable as Emperor Palpatine these days. Apart from issuing an ukase on behalf of Roger Stone, Trump has been reduced to attempting to transform the mild-mannered Anthony Fauci into some kind of malevolent deep state operative. The Trump administration has released a long list of Fauci’s alleged infractions, shearing off his verbal qualifications about the coronavirus, in the hopes of making him look more like Dr. Kevorkian than a reassuring figure. Meanwhile, Trump’s lunatic Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing her best imitation of the Child Catcher, insisting that the little ones must return to school as soon as possible. Rep. Ayanna Pressley declared about DeVos’ damn the torpedoes approach, ‘I wouldn’t trust you to care for a house plant let alone my child.’