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Waelti: Republicans will pay for Trump’s ‘Faustian Bargain’
John Waelti
In the legend of German folklore, Dr. Faustus strikes a bargain with Mephistopheles, Satan’s representative, to surrender his soul in exchange for unlimited knowledge, power and worldly pleasures during his remaining time on earth. To surrender something of great value in exchange for current gratification has become known as a “Faustian Bargain.”