With the passing of the iconic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump has another way to appeal to his misinformed base as he mulls over several nominees, promising to select a woman. Two women have been discussed as possible choices, including a Hispanic judge who would provide him a conduit to a bloc of voters he will need to overcome his mounting deficit.

Key to this strategy is the cooperation of a hypocritical Mitch McConnell, the Senate boss, and his insistence that a replacement in the Court proceed before the election, which is contrary to the move he made in 2016 that blocked President Obama who faced a similar situation.

The news that Sen. Mitt Romney is willing to go along with the hurried process gives McConnell the votes he needs, despite the possible defections of Senators Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. It was once rumored that Sen. Graham might be on board to stop the nomination, but we have learned of his flip flops in the past, now justifying his stance on what the Dems did in their attempt to halt approval of Brett Kavanaugh.

We were certainly hoping and praying that Justice Ginsburg could live beyond the elections and much longer, but that wasn’t in the cards, and now Trump can stack the deck once more, and rush a successor in and use that to strengthen the conservative controlled Supreme Court for at least another generation, depending on his selection.

In this world of the pandemic where there has been a recent uptick in the virus count, we thought that things couldn’t possibly get any worse, but the Trumpanic continues to rage no matter where we turn, and turns are getting faster and dizzier each day.

The early votes are promising but we have to be ever mindful that future voters are not convinced of a victory in hand. We must be ever vigilant lest we get another setback like we did in 2013 when the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was eviscerated, much to the chagrin of Justice Ginsburg.

Winning the election and muzzling the virus—and the two things are directly related—have to be at the top of the agenda in this age of dysfunctionality. Nothing is as troubling and disparaging as the loss of nearly 200,000 lives to the virus when, with a more able and stable leader, some of them could have been saved.

One of the key moves we have to make to minimize further heartache and dismay is to keep our eyes on the prize and the enemy—and you know who that is as we wail to Make America Great Again—Trump Must Go!