Here’s the interesting thing about “rats on a ship.” Take their food source away and they either try to find a way off the ship or they turn on each other. The food source in this case is the populace that voted for Trump. That food source is diminishing. Getting off the ship at this point isn’t an option because Trump’s ego is too big to admit defeat. His only option is to turn on other rats like Mitch McConnell, forgetting that Mitch has been on the ship a long time. He knows every inch and every hiding place. If he were fired, all those hiding places might never be found, or Mitch might decide to reveal those hiding places to the media. Believe me, Mitch will never do anything quietly, being a coward and a rampant swine. If taking down Trump (before he’s taken down himself) will save ol’ Mitch, he’ll take Ryan—even though they can’t stand each other. Rats can live a long time together without resorting to killing or maeming. Rats will even eat each other’s shit. When the ship starts going down, though, it’s every rat for itself, and they’ll even use the rat next to them as a floatation device.

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I did a poor imitation of Don Draper for 40 years before writing my first novel. I'm currently in the final stages of a children's book. Lucky me.

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