It Was Always Going to Be This Way.

It was always going to be this way. As much as Trumpism could be described as

a revolution, a grotesque one at that, as is always the case, this particular

revolution has ended up eating its own children.

Trump and his populist congressional followers and tiresome base are now

shaping up against a sizeable part of the GOP who have all of a sudden

rediscovered their fiscal conservatism when it comes to the COVID relief

package. There is a ghoulish satisfaction in watching the two sides now

squabbling for the soul of the GOP going forward. Trump eggs it all on with his

usual incendiary words and tactics, while Mitch McConnell tries to re-assert

himself over his now deeply fractured party. Shakespeare himself couldn’t have

penned a better tragedy.