Writer Jessica Tarlov used the phrase Profiles In Cowardice for the title of an article about Republican members of Congress supporting Trump during the present impeachment hearings. Profiles In Cowardice is a play on words of the first dramatic title used by John F. Kennedy for his book, Profiles In Courage.
President Kennedy wrote Profiles In Courage while still a Senator, to profile eight U.S. Senators who were described as making independent acts of bravery and integrity.
No bravery and integrity for Trump's gang.
Instead of Profiles, it should be Gangs In Cowardness. Profiles suggests something dignified and elegant. Like ordering a gin and tonic at the Auchterarder 70 Bar, at Gleneagles, in Scotland.
Gangs would better describe the Republicans as representing a group pictured scarfing down someone else’s stale, leftover beer, and spitting out the cigarette butt that was lingering in the bottom of the chipped glass.
Naturally, the walls tremble with the following burp.
“Gotta stick with the boss, or he’s gonna tweet us.”
“Lordy, lord, can’t take a tweet.”
So, it should be Gangs In Cowardness, which doesn’t sound remotely like the Kennedy book, but the contrast is still ripe and the memory lingers…
Republicans will go down with the ship captained by Trump, defending, fighting, shouting, “He’s a decent man.”
Decent is not someone who grabs a woman by the pussy, fellas.
Decent is not someone who has an affair with a woman the week his wife gives birth to their child.
Decent is not someone who orders babies to be ripped away from their mothers, who defends a killer who chops up a journalist, allows Ukrainians to die on a battlefield until a Whistleblower steps forward.
Decent is not someone who bullies a sixteen-year-old girl who rightly fears this planet's reaching deadly temperatures.
Decent is not someone who is such a coward that he must demand foreign countries dig up dirt on his political opponent so that this clown can steal another election.
But the Gangs In Cowardness in the House and the Senate think that he’s decent.
“Lordy, lord, can’t take those tweets!”
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