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CNN made obscene amounts of money from its coverage of this dispiriting election, but not because the cable network’s political journalism was original, creative, or enlightening. Indeed, there was a certain…repetitive quality to the nightly coverage of the latest Trump outrage — even a feeling that the discussion, however angry or argumentative, became an enervating ritual, as Donald Trump acted out his latest outrage every day.

Why was the stable of cable pundits cued by host Anderson Cooper always so predictable in responding to Trump’s antics? This week’s Saturday Night Live featured a frightening theory that would explain a lot.

Senatory Lindsey Graham with President Trump

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Reprinted with permission from Alternet

In a worst-case scenario for Republicans — and a best-case scenario for Democrats — the GOP would not only lose the White House in November, but also, would lose the U.S. Senate and watch Democrats expand their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives. Journalists Olivia Beavers and Juliegrace Brufke, in an article for The Hill, discuss the possibility of a major blue wave in November and the fears that Republican activists are expressing behind closed doors.

Some Republicans are privately expressing what Beavers and Brufke describe as a "growing sense of doom." A GOP source, presumably interviewed on condition of anonymity, told The Hill, "If the election were today, we would lose the House, the Senate and the White House."

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