3 out of 281 Does Not a Turning Point Make
It's easy to speak out when you have nothing to lose.
For Senators McCain, Corker, and Flake, this seems to be the way to go. While John McCain has been agitating for months now, both Bob Corker and Jeff Flake made headline news today in bashing the dimwitted dotard currently squatting in the Oval Office. As Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell dismisses these criticisms as mere "noise", there seems to be this new narrative that Republicans may have finally cracked under the pressure of holding up a bloated, bigoted bumpkin for nearly ten months.
And yet, reports are out today that the same day that outgoing Senators Corker and Flake expressed their utter disdain for the tiny-handed twit, their beloved party that they profess to care so much about gave the numbskull Nazi not one, not two, but THREE separate rounds of applause during a luncheon with Senate Republicans. These same reports stated that the hairbrained Hitler took the luncheon to brag about his many, many great accomplishments and then encouraged his minions to go and get tax reform done. At the end of their meeting, there were likely many awkward handshakes before the dimwitted dufus returned to his domicile to get caught up on the day's news, as presented by Fox.
What Bob Corker and now Jeff Flake did today was easy. It's easy to say how you really feel when you've already given your two weeks' notice. What's harder to do is to go to a luncheon with a boss that you despise and tell him how you really feel in front of everyone. That epic "I quit" scene only plays out in Hollywood movies because it isn't easy to completely put yourself out there in a situation that would not only endanger your job but also your career. It's why millions of Americans endure unsatisfying jobs because they know that the risk is simply not worth the reward. They would rather keep doing their job than cause any trouble that may jeopardize themselves and their career.
This is not a Republican uprising. There are still 278 Republicans in the House and Senate who are willingly complicit in everything that the bumbling buffoon is trying to do. They support him and his agenda in taking away health care from 24 million Americans to taking away health care from 9 million children to deporting 800,000 children to ignoring climate change, gun violence, and mass incarceration to waging an open war against women, people of color, and voting rights. They are complicit not only in their votes on legislation and nominees but also in their votes to protect Putin's puppet in allowing him to profit off the presidency while simultaneously allowing his administration to be the least transparent and most overtly corrupt in our nation's history.
Kudos to McCain, Corker, and Flake. But remember there still exists 278 enablers who have chosen to put party over country. They are the ones that history will not be kind to.
And they are the ones still vigorously applauding the Russian rat nesting at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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