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1/ You're a Republican Senator. You're up for reelection in 2020.

Maybe you bought in to the idea that the tax bill would sustain a few cycles of prosperity that would lift you.

Maybe you thought you could trim up the middle on Trump.

Maybe you feared his base.
2/ Maybe you don't want a primary. (Lookin' at you, Lindsay)

Maybe you thought Trumpism is the new normal and just rode the wave.

Maybe you're an actual True Believer. (seek counseling.)

This is your periodic reminder that Trump will screw you over, directly and collaterally.
3/ The Wall fight gains you *nothing* *even* in shrinking, fickle, short-attention-span base of Cletuses and Lurleens.

Remember, they *worship* him and they barely *tolerate* you on a good day.

You're always suspect. The MAGAe don't trust anyone except him.
4/ When the Wall doesn't get built, you know this line from the Orange Gibbon's twitter feed is coming:

"Weak Republicans wouldn't back me on Wall. Sad!"

He will always, always, always fuck you over. His "snake" poem is utterly obvious projection.

This will end in tears.
5/ McConnell, for whatever his reasons, is letting this play out. He's canny, and maybe he has a plan, but it doesn't feel that way. It feels like he's trapped between Donnie Tantrum and political reality.

The pressure is to be loyal to Trump in every way.
6/ But the 2020 landscape isn't going to look like 2018. More GOP seats up, by 3x. a *much* more D turnout year.

The wall issue is agitporn for the xenophobia crowd, and it makes you look stupid and shitty to suburban voters. (You know, the ones who blew out 40 R seats in Nov?)
7/ Hey, though. You could stick with blind adherence, try to ride this national emergency shiz out, and hope for the best.

Or you could act like grown-ass adults and exercise the power the voters gave you.
8/ Stop the magical thinking. Tear off the band-aid before the economic (and political, but I repeat myself) damage spreads.

Get the lights back on. He'll throw a hissy fit, but you might live to tell the tale.

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