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Trump just got re-elected

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It's over.

While Democrats and the familiar clique of the centrist media types quibble like bickering patent lawyers about the fine print, the verdict is in: Donald Trump has indeed been vindicated, exonerated, exculpated - take your disheartening pick.

The same band of centrists whining about the need for American "taxpayers" to see all of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report is missing the neon-bright, marquee-sized point: Trump and his 43 million rebar-sturdy supporters have never been preoccupied with the "fine print."

They're much more interested in big, fat, easy-to-understand slogans like: "Build that wall!" Oh, and Mueller gave them another big, fat slogan, to chant, no doubt, in unison at rallies like the cultists they've become: "No collusion!"

It's not hard to imagine the euphoric scenes at the Republican National Convention next year, repeatedly punctured by a deafening chorus of: No collusion! Four more years! No obstruction! Four more years! Lock her/him up! Four more years!

But Democrats and centrist pundits were - where they always are - on the 24/7 news networks claiming, limply and unconvincingly, that it isn't over.

Hold on, they said, Mueller hadn't "exonerated" Trump. He "punted" on the obstruction of justice charge and let two Republican Justice Department appointees make the critical call. That's a foul ball, they wailed.

My goodness, they still don't get it. If, by some celestial miracle, Trump was ultimately charged with obstruction of justice, does anyone with........

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