Skip to comments.Thanks to Trump the Republican Leadership Has a Backbone Now
Posted on 10/09/2018 8:18:41 AM PDT by Signalman
It appears that Republican leaders finally enjoy winning. The ironic part is that President Trump taught them how to win, and how to use gumption.
The last few weeks have been historic during the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Democrats could not find a credible reason to disqualify him from becoming an associate justice of the Supreme Court. Instead of accepting their fate, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee Diane Feinstein (D-CA) promoted a leaked letter accusing Kavanaugh of sexual assault against Christine Ford in 1982 when he was 17 years old, and she was 15 at a house party. The accusers four witnesses that she presented could not corroborate her story and it fell apart. Kavanaugh was confirmed and is the 114th associate justice of the nations highest court.
The Democratic Party played the process in an attempt to delay after the midterm elections, but failed. They also screamed for an FBI investigation and got one. However, within days, the investigation was complete and nothing new was learned. It was a national disgrace led by the left.
The left threw the vilest crime against a man who later admitted on national television that he was a virgin until well after college. Kavanaugh gave a historic speech in self-defense before the judiciary committee and also said that he was not going to vacate the nomination. He refused to let his name get ruined for the sake of Democratic Party politics.
The Democratic Party has gotten their way for decades. They mastered the art of using identity politics to manipulate Republican colleagues into getting their way. The left simply called the right sexist, racist, misogynistic, Islamophobic and so on and they always backed off, so Democrats won. This time was different.
In most cases, Republican leadership would have convinced the president to withdraw his nominee and put someone the Democrats would vote to confirm, but that never happened. Instead, Kavanaugh pushed back and asked for a hearing under oath when the accusation arose and was supported by Trump.
Trump is a self-described counter puncher and rarely goes after anyone without provocation, despite what the media portrays. He watched Kavanaughs speech on television and expressed his admiration of Kavanaughs defense and defiance of the Democrats.
Trump taught Republican leadership that it is okay and beneficial to push back on Democrats the last two years, and it appears the message was received. He pushed back on lies, and right-wing voters loved it. When Democrats criticize Trump, he responds. At first, his style was hated by most except his base, but he did not care. After almost two years, it looks like right-wing leaders adopted Trumps style regarding Democratic Party attacks and pushing back.
As Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was getting on an elevator at the Senate building, anti-Kavanaugh protestors verbally attacked him. Hatch waved them off with his hand which triggered the group. He told one that when they grow up, he would be ready for them, making them even more irate. Would he had done this under Romney, Jeb, or any other establishment Republican? It is hard to say, but history suggests no.
Just like soldiers’ courage can be boosted by the bravery of their commander, so can politicians.
Except Paul Ryan. Too busy fulfilling his debts to K Street.
Well...we ARE at War...some just don’t know or admit it
President Trump does. Grassley does. Lindsey Graham does. Wow, he really has impressed me in particular with the fight. Went from being a mouse to being a lion! Even Mitch showed some spine!
Mitch has showed a LOT of spine in this one area - judicial nominees. For that, I commend him.
Yes...the “battle” came to their neighborhood (the Senate)...President Trump’s neighborhood has been under attack since the beginning...I think the Senate just got a taste of what President Trump goes through every day.
Winning can be contagious. The Turtle has caught the fever!
To paraphrase Franklin, 'if they can keep it'.
If even Linda Graham can show a hint of cajones and spine under Trump’s leadership in place of his usual light loafer routine, the President must surely be doing something right.
In a Trump world, anything is possible.....MAGA!!!
Yes... I hope they’ll use their backbone next year...
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