I have often observed that in this world I am a Tigger, not an Eeyore. Let me offer a bit of wreckage for you to grab on to in this tsunami of bad economic news from the Senate. You can cling to this for nine days, barely keeping your head above water. If Roy Moore loses the Senate race in Alabama [deo volente], then a single Republican defection during the vote on the compromise emerging from the House-Senate conference will sink the tax bill. Since the Senate version is loaded with ad hoc additions, each designed to snag a particular recalcitrant Republican senator, McConnell may not be able to carry the conference report across the finish line.