McCain Gives Us a Map for Getting Out of the Trump Muck.
William Saletan, Slate: McCain gives us a map for getting out of the Trump muck.
On Tuesday, returning to the Senate floor with a grim cancer diagnosis, McCain delivered a 15-minute speech about bipartisanship. It’s a trite topic, McCain’s delivery was boring, and my friends expected him to prove his insincerity by voting for skinny repeal. But he didn’t. Apparently, McCain’s words meant something. I think it’s worth going back to consider what.
To me, McCain’s speech presents a way of thinking and conducting oneself that’s diametrically opposed to President Trump’s way. A Republican who behaves as McCain proposes is someone Democrats can work with. Indeed, Democrats should emulate such a person, even if McCain himself sometimes doesn’t. Fixing our health care system is just the beginning. To escape the moral rot of Trumpism, all of us should follow these rules.