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Monday, January 22, 2018

Tom Cotton, from Senator to Minion?

Posted By on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 11:18 PM

There was once a United States senator from Arkansas, Tom Cotton by name, and like Cassius, he had a lean and hungry look about him. But in less time than it takes grass to grow between mowings, the distinguished senator has become merely another henchman to the cabal running the White House.

Oh, perhaps he thinks he is a “made man” now that he has adopted the playground language of the man he is in thrall to, and said of his colleague Lindsey Graham, that he had sat at the “kiddie table” during his 2016 GOP presidential run.

A member of his own party. Lot of brain power went into that move.

One can almost imagine him calling the White House and asking, “Did I do good? Did I do good?”

Oh yes, it was a good thing. It was a real good thing . . .

Enough has been written about the “shithole” conversation, but I’d just like to ask this:

When did an open and frank discussion become an excuse for supposedly grown men to carry on like rabid Facebook posters?

It’s a far cry from Lyndon Johnson’s, “Come now. let us reason together.”

Senator Cotton, who was hurling himself in front of every camera he could find in the past week, no doubt fondly imagines he has a bright future in the new GOP.

But Tom, you don’t really have a political future. Not any more.

The moment you became an enabler, a henchman, a minion, well, you stopped being your own man. The moment you excused presidential gutter language simply because such gutter language suited your cause, you became just another guy who longs to be close to the Boss of Bosses.

If I were you, I’d start wearing pin-striped suits, while carrying a violin case.

Cuz you’re just a minion. And minions, no matter what type of business they are in, are disposable. After a while, Trump may have to be reminded of your name when you walk into a room.

And what is truly sad is how enthusiastically you have thrown yourself into the role.

No profile in courage here.


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