HOUSTON: Judge Alexandra Smoots-Thomas suspended following federal indictment. She’s already playing the race card, but it was maxed out under Obama. “She’s a black female Democrat, and I think they saw this as an opportunity to get her off the bench and try to start putting Republicans back on the bench in a county where there’s none that exist.”

The emerging rule is that it’s per se illegitimate to prosecute, or even to investigate, Democrats, because reasons. Of course, given cases like Tom Delay — or even President Trump — the notion that Democrats regard all prosecutions as inherently political seems plausible.