Life often presents us with difficult challenges, especially when we have to decide between two competing forces–an immediate ‘payout’ or a long-term belief. This concept must surely hit home with two of Donald Trump’s most important enablers, Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway.

Sean Spicer has to stand in front of the press and all of America every business day, defending the indefensible tweets and policies of his boss, Donald J. Trump. He even still defends Trump’s tweet that former President Obama ‘wiretapped’ Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election, even though the director of the FBI, James Comey, said yesterday that never happened.

Kellyanne Conway has been lowered even below that level of pathetic behavior, when she publicly shilled Trump’s daughter’s ‘stuff,’ including her line of jewelry while being interviewed by a news outlet.

Wow, talk about ‘lap dogs’ who will do anything for their boss–we hope short of murder. But that is telling. We must ask, were their careers so pathetically on the decline that they didn’t care that they would ruin what was left of them by working for the most toxic person in American political history?

My guess is ‘yes.’