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‘Never Trumpers’ unite to back Trump’s battle for Kavanaugh
The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2018 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 10/05/2018 1:43:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Trump’s fight for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is breaking up the “Never Trump” coalition of GOP leaders and pundits, many who are now uniting behind the president in advance of Saturday’s Senate confirmation vote.

Rocked by the wall of Democratic opposition no matter what evidence supporting Kavanaugh is presented and impressed with Trump’s solid backing amid a brutal media attack, Never Trumpers are abandoning their opposition in a show of support for the man they once mocked.

One famous Never Trumper even told Secrets that Trump’s unwavering support for Kavanaugh, a long-time public servant who worked for former President George W. Bush, himself in the Never Trump community, plans to vote for reelection.

Nationally syndicated conservative influencer Erick Erickson told Secrets, “For the first time I see myself voting for Trump in 2020. And it has a lot to do with Kavanaugh. He’s not the only reason, but he’s definitely the straw that broke the camel’s back.”(continued)

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: bretstephens; erickerickson; kavanaugh; matthewcontinetti; scotus; supremecourt; trump; wsjeditorialboard
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So re-election is pretty much a given?
1 posted on 10/05/2018 1:43:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Must check out that miserable traitor Bill Kristol’s twitter feed. He had wanted Kav taken OUT.


2 posted on 10/05/2018 1:44:50 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t give a flip what the soft fat boy has decided


3 posted on 10/05/2018 1:46:08 PM PDT by Nifster (I see puppy dogs in the clouds)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Where is Mitt and Bill Crystal? How much trouble will Mitt cause Trump in the Senate.


4 posted on 10/05/2018 1:47:36 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: miss marmelstein

Yep, NeverTrump anti-Kav is basically down to Kristol, Jen Rubin & Max Boot.


5 posted on 10/05/2018 1:48:06 PM PDT by irishjuggler
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think Trump will win an 84 style landslide in 2020.

He will not lose a single voter who backed him in 2016, but will attract many, many others largely due to the outstanding economic success Trump has given us.

In particular, Trump is going to see a huge increase in his support from black voters, I think he will win over 50% of them


6 posted on 10/05/2018 1:49:30 PM PDT by WashingtonFire (President Trump - it's like having your dad as President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"Ideas have consequences!" - Weaver

The consequences of freedom to think, to choose to harm no one, to express one's beliefs and ideas freely and without censorship, to act in one's own self-interest within the limits of laws--the results of such freedoms are beneficial to the whole society and will, once exercised, produce a sense of wellbeing and the "pursuit of happiness."

7 posted on 10/05/2018 1:50:28 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: WashingtonFire

“The enemy of my enemy...”(?)


8 posted on 10/05/2018 1:50:48 PM PDT by rudy45
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And he will win that support without once referring to any segment of the populace by their Democrat-designated "identity."

"Freedom" is "nver having to be called by your gender or race identity."

9 posted on 10/05/2018 1:53:37 PM PDT by loveliberty2
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To: miss marmelstein

I know; the poor baby, Life’s a bitch Billy boy. Deal with it. MAGA!


10 posted on 10/05/2018 1:56:09 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Erick Speaks! “For the first time in my life as a #NeverTrumper, I am now proud to say that Donald Trump as our president.


11 posted on 10/05/2018 1:57:15 PM PDT by lee martell (AT)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s good that they came to their senses.


12 posted on 10/05/2018 1:57:21 PM PDT by Innovative
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To: miss marmelstein
He stinks.
13 posted on 10/05/2018 1:58:25 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Parley Baer
The 2 Bills
14 posted on 10/05/2018 1:59:28 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: WashingtonFire

Unfortunately, my Mom will be voting for his Democrat opponent. She died, so now she will be voting Democrat.


15 posted on 10/05/2018 2:00:39 PM PDT by Redleg Duke (Disarming Liberals...Real Common Sense Gun Control!)
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To: irishjuggler

Just checked - Kristol is waffling now on Kav. LOL. He says he’s like FLake (which he is) and wanted time to investigate the charges. Does anyone believe that? He knew Kav was innocent from the beginning - but anything to destroy Trump.


16 posted on 10/05/2018 2:00:46 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: OddLane

I once thought he was a fine fellow. How wrong I was. He taught me to trust no one.


17 posted on 10/05/2018 2:02:11 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

I hope he is drowning his sorrows and “blacksout”! hehehehe


18 posted on 10/05/2018 2:02:56 PM PDT by nopardons
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Trump may have been looking for someone who the nevertrumpers would support, but who was also likely to be faithful to the Constitution. Kavanaugh seems to fit that bill, having been a loyal Starr and then Bush guy, while his legal opinions have been consistent.

As an aside, did you ever get over being nevertrump? I haven’t been paying attention since your 25 post a day barrages stopped. Not asking to be a jerk; I’m just curious. Some of the most vehement have been won over by how conservative Trump has governed, while there are others whose butthurt knows no ends. (The Bill Krystol wing). Others are on board, but don’t like to admit it (the Ben Shapiros of the world). I am ok with those who are happy they were wrong, and just glad to have them back, however grudging their acceptance.


19 posted on 10/05/2018 2:07:00 PM PDT by Defiant (I may be deplorable, but I'm not getting in that basket.)
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To: nopardons

Ungracious man. I still get angry at myself for praising him in the past.


20 posted on 10/05/2018 2:09:23 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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