Republicans are on the horns of a bull in a china shop

This malaphor was written by Michael Gerson in a Washington Post column.

It is a nice mash up of “on the horns of a dilemma” (unable to decide between two things because either could bring bad results) and “bull in a china shop” (clumsily destructive).  Mr. Gerson was discussing how Republicans are in a difficult situation, where if they criticize Trump, they could receive massive retaliation.  While malaphors are usually unintentional slip ups, this one clearly was not.  A big thanks to Sam Edelmann for seeing this one and passing it on!