This morning I phoned my friend, the former Republican member of Congress.ME: So, what are you hearing?HE: Trump is in deep sh*t. ME: Tell me more. HE: When it looked like he was backing down on the wall, Rush and the crazies on Fox went ballistic. So he has to do the shutdown to keep the base happy. They’re his insurance policy. They stand between him and impeachment.ME: Impeachment? No chance. Senate Republicans would never go along.