The Magical Mystery Tour is Dying to Take You Away, Take You Today

Politico, Republicans praise Trump’s pandemic response with Senate majority at risk: Breaking with the president may be more dangerous than sticking by him. The article begins: “Senate Republicans are settling on their pandemic message as they fight to save their majority: President Donald Trump did a tremendous job.”

Larry Hogan, the Republican governor of Maryland, is telling the truth. But the Republican senators are telling murderous lies.

Senators, what is wrong with you?

Your one and only remotely honorable course is to speak truth the power, i.e., to Donald J. Trump, and to accept the consequences.

Why cling to office, if that means misleading your constituents, to their early death?

Financial need? Senators are paid $174,000 a year. About one third of the nation’s lawyers make more than that. Also, unlike most lawyers, senators need to maintain two homes. If you cannot make more money in the private sector than you can honestly earn as a senator, you do not bloody well need to be a United States senator.

Many of your white constituents have been dying of whiteness for some time now.

Senators, your words and actions are accelerating those deaths. Before, death by whiteness would normally be a matter of years. In the time of pandemic, it’s a matter of days and weeks.

What is wrong with you?

In the name of all that is holy, what is wrong with you?