We have recently seen three Republican senators (Jeff Flake, Bob Corker, and John McCain) voice harsh criticisms of Donald Trump. But each of them have almost unfailingly voted in favor of issues that Trump supports, such as voting to advance the Republican budget and in yesterday’s vote to reduce consumer protections against fraud by the banks that issue credit cards. This is not surprising. These senators are all solid conservatives and supporters of the oligarchy. What is surprising is that they are being lauded as heroic truth-tellers when they are not. All three are not running for re-election, the first two choosing to withdraw and the third due to ill-health. So only those people not interested in re-election feel free to say what they feel about Trump. That is not heroism, just face-saving.
Most sane people realized long ago that the Republican party has gone completely over the cliff into full-blown craziness in pursuit of enriching the already wealthy. But there are wealthy people who think that it is still not extreme enough and Seth Meyers looks at billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah who have as their goal to take over the party to even more effectively push their dangerous ideas.