'The house just passed a 3 trillion $ tax cut while this drama plays out. 'The bargain was simple: the GOP would get tax cuts for the well-connected and a right-wing majority on the Supreme Court, and in turn would overlook every assault on decency, truth, our oldest allies and most venerable principles as Trump to governed by grudges, lied eight times a day, called women dogs, acted as a useful idiot for foreign adversaries, made himself a laughingstock to the world. In the end, they would get what they wanted a court to return America to one imagined by the elites who put forth the lifetime protectors of the permanent class. They would get justices who came through a laboratory of privilege, someone “who was born for” a lifetime seat on the Supreme Court, as Trump said of Brett M. Kavanaugh.'