Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Senator Lindsey Graham, Everybody!

Observing the above Tweets from Senator Lindsey Graham, one sort of wonders if this was a kind of hostage situation or something. Really? Wasn't Graham supposed to be a little bit of a "Never-Trumper" at one time?  And after getting his cell phone doxed early in the primaries, didn't he have a pretty good reason to be?

No matter. It sort of seems like Sen. Graham pretty willingly expressed admiration for Peerless Feeder's golf game. Too willingly.  Even a hack like myself, with a natural handicap to my swing once floridly described by Fuzzy Zoeller, has to note that my first thoughts were "Well, Trump practices often enough" and "I'm sure playing on your knees added a few strokes".

It is at moments like this that I will consider what Sen. Corker and Rep. Dent are saying about Trump.  Especially in light of articles like this:

But interviews with ten current and former administration officials, advisers, longtime business associates and others close to Trump describe a process where they try to install guardrails for a president who goes on gut feeling – and many days are spent managing the president, just as Corker said.

“You either had to just convince him something better was his idea or ignore what he said to do and hoped he forgot about it the next day,” said Barbara Res, a former executive in the Trump Organization.

If the President really is this kind of individual that "needs" to be cajoled and controlled, then honestly, I have very little respect for people who try to butter him up and maintain an aura that "All is well". And I fear that is exactly what Graham is doing, here.

Trump is not here for antique cherished US Congressional notions of "dealing". He's an autocrat, and here to swipe the dignity of people who might catch him on the rugged side of a news cycle. And there's Lindsey Graham--with his dignity lodged like the chewy center of a Tootsie Pop, only so many sugary licks away, before "CRUNCH".

This is not, in retrospect, Graham's finest moment. But he has so many bad ones, after all.

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