Trump’s Train-Wreck in Washington
The Faustian bargain made by Republicans and mainstream media
"Trump and I have, we've had a hell of a journey. I hate it to end this way. Oh my God, I hate it," South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham said. "All I can say is count me out. Enough is enough," Graham said.
So, let me get this straight, Lindsey. After playing engineer and shoveling all that coal, now that the Trump Train has come off the rails and nearly wrecked the capitol, you want out. That’s not the way deals with the devil work. Faust allows you to play golf with the prez, allows those cozy late-night phone chats and allows playing a phony role as Trump’s conscience when he needs guidance.
But when the wheels come off, you don’t get to walk away. You have to pull the splinters out of your own ass and some of them are stuck in there pretty deep.
Faust demands your soul. That’s the deal, it’s always been the deal-with-the-devil. And it seems he got your soul, just as you won re-election for a six-year term in the Senate. But …