Of all the gifts Trump has given the Republicans, the spinal implant may be the best one.
What is this sorcery we have we been seeing in the Senate?
Republican Senators are springing to life all over the place!
Where did all this fire in their belly suddenly come from?
Against all odds, the long-since neutered Republican Senate had their ‘mad as hell and [we’re] not gonna take it anymore’ moment.
“Cocaine” Mitch dropping the hammer?
Lindsay Graham beating the Democrat Senators like a rented mule?
And now, after Democrats didn’t get the outcome they hoped for in the FBI investigation, they are pushing for more. Here they are harassing Senators in a hallway.
We have already seen Lindsay Graham mocking the ever-shifting goalposts, when they demanded a polygraph test on Kavanaugh, he mocked them with a reference to medieval witch-tests:
.@LindseyGrahamSC to protestor yelling Kav should take polygraph: “we’ve humiliated this guy enough, and there seems to be no bottom for some of you.”
Protestor: “If he took a polygraph –”
Graham: “Why don’t we dunk him in the water and see if he floats?” pic.twitter.com/2WOX2HNDRd
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) October 4, 2018
Senator Orrin Hatch — who evidently hasn’t died, no matter what fake news Google has reported about that small detail — was done being civil.
This is fantastic.
Here, he treated the children and their tantrums with the contempt they so richly deserved.
Can you imagine he didn’t take thier ‘cordial’ invitation to discourse seriously?
Female protesters: “Why aren’t you brave enough to talk to us and exchange with us?”
Sen. Orrin Hatch: “When you grow up, I’ll be glad to.”
— Scott Hechinger (@ScottHech) October 4, 2018
Can you imagine any ‘establishment Republican’ stepping up like that even as recently as a few years ago? Here he is perfectly summing up what we’ve seen these last couple of weeks.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) October 4, 2018
The days of Republicans cowering for fear of what a devastating media report might do to them are over.
The frog and the scorpion parable that so long described Establishment Republicans jumping at their own shadows is over.
Will it last? Too soon to tell.
But for now, if nothing else, the game in Washington just got a lot more interesting.