George Graham

No Dignity, No Pride



The abject surrender of Trump’s former opponents in the Republican Party makes me cringe. How can Mitt Romney shake the hand of a man he called “a fraud,” “a con man,” a phony” and “a danger to democracy”?

Why would Romney want to work for someone like Trump? How can he find common ground with someone he accused of “playing the American public for suckers”?

Was Romney mistaken when he said Trump “has neither the temperament nor the judgment to be president”?

He must have been, for there he was yesterday shamelessly kissing Trump’s ring in a bid for the position of secretary of state in the new president’s regime.

Why would a billionaire like Romney stoop so low? Surely he doesn’t need a job that badly?

And Ted Cruz. Didn’t Cruz denounce Trump, refusing to endorse him at the Republican convention? Didn’t Cruz call Trump “a pathological liar”? Didn’t Cruz warn America that Trump is”utterly amoral,” “a narcissist at a level I don’t think this country’s ever seen” and “a serial philanderer”?

Wasn’t it Cruz who said “I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father”? Wasn’t it Cruz who vowed he would never be Trump’s “servile puppy dog”?

How can Cruz now proclaim Trump’s election as “an amazing victory for the American worker”? How can Cruz swallow his pride and offer his services as Trump’s attorney general?

Is this how sleazy the Republican Party is now? Is there nobody left with any pride or dignity? These are the people who now lead “the party of Lincoln”?

Romney and Trump

Cruz and Trump

About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for