Senator Lindsey Graham’s virulent 2015 attacks on presidential candidate Trump transformed into adulation once the reality show buffoon accomplished the seemingly impossible and won the election. The vehement critic transformed into a subservient fluffer, because the senator from North Carolina cares more about political power than he does about morality and democracy. A profile in courage, he’s not.
Throughout Trump’s chaotic four-year term, Graham made excuses and justifications for the president’s myriad acts of racism, incompetence and corruption.
After Trump’s incitement led to the storming of the Capitol, Graham finally broke with Trump. “Count me out. Enough is enough”, he thundered on the Senate floor.
A few days later Graham was verbally attacked at an airport by a handful of MAGA faithful for his betrayal of Graham, and the cowardly senator returned to the fold, and once again defended Trump.
Graham further prostrated himself before his orange deity this weekend when he declared there was some “magic” in the disgraced twice-impeached former president.
“There’s something about Trump. There’s a dark side and there’s some magic there. What I’m trying to do is harness the magic,” Graham blathered.
There is no magic in Trump, there never was. There’s only a bottomless pit of cruelty, racism, pettiness, misogyny, homophobia, incompetence, corruption …
Only a spiritually blind and politically pragmatic fool like Graham will see any magic in the steaming pile of dog shit known as Donald Trump.