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Trump 2020?
The Resurgent ^ | October 5, 2018 | Erick Erickson

Posted on 10/06/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall

I have long been critical of Republicans who abandoned principles to stand with Trump and I am as critical of Republicans who abandon principles to oppose Trump. Principle should stay because people go. The Kavanaugh nomination has been clarifying in this regard. Seeing some conservatives willing to aid and abet character assassins because Trump nominated Kavanaugh is disgusting.

I find myself in an odd position where, for the first time, I see myself, one of the original so-called “Never Trump conservatives,” voting for President Trump in 2020. I have inevitably concluded at times that Trump would do something to push me away from him. He has not disappointed on that front from tariffs to character issues. But now I do not see how anyone else can offer a more compelling alternative to the President. Each time the President does something I do not like, his opponents play a game of “hold my beer.”

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The political press has behaved as co-conspirators with the Democrats in the Kavanaugh matter. They have clearly been fully co-opted. Reporters are planting their flags with the so-called Resistance and donning pink hats instead of defending truth and reporting facts. There is much in this present political age about which I am uncertain. But there is one thing about which I am absolutely certain. President Trump is not my enemy and too many progressives view me as theirs.

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There was a healthy debate here during the 2016 primaries, but once Trump became the putative nominee, I think 98% of us realized that it was either vote for Trump in the general election or clear the way for the permanent end of any semblance of a constitutional republic in America. The #NeverTrumpers, however, led by the likes of Erick Erickson somehow could not see past the end of their noses, and did everything they could to sabotage Trump, thereby aiding and abetting the Clinton campaign.

But having essentially one of their own, Brett Kavanaugh, attacked by exactly the same people with exactly the same venom as Trump has been, has maybe slapped them across the face hard enough to jolt them into reality: the Democrat media complex will destroy everything in its path in its insane pursuit of totalitarian power, and the finer distinctions between a "principled conservative" and a "populist right-wing demagogue" mean nothing to them.

Given how slim the balance of power is in this country, we can certainly not afford to turn away any potential allies. But I for one will definitely keep a close eye on the quisling "conservatives" who would've had us living under Hillary Clinton right now, had they gotten their way.

1 posted on 10/06/2018 3:14:03 PM PDT by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

SIX MORE YEARS.!


2 posted on 10/06/2018 3:15:56 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I’m waiting for George Will to recant ...


3 posted on 10/06/2018 3:16:11 PM PDT by 11th_VA
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Oh, shut up, you rude thing, you. (That’s Erickson I mean, not the poster).


4 posted on 10/06/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 11th_VA

“I’m waiting for George Will to recant “

Never happen. Along with Jennifer Rubin and David Frump.

They are each auditioning to be the next David Brock.


5 posted on 10/06/2018 3:17:54 PM PDT by Reverend Wright (I am a Putin bot. And I approve this message.)
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To: KeyLargo

Chins up, Eric!


6 posted on 10/06/2018 3:18:03 PM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Erick Erickson 2018?

This fat fark neverTrumper Obama-fluffer should never be given the time of day. Why people retweet this POS on twitter is beyond me.


7 posted on 10/06/2018 3:19:11 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

just wants to guest host for Rush again


8 posted on 10/06/2018 3:20:29 PM PDT by dontreadthis (A TIMELINE OF TREASON on Profile Page)
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Thank you POTUS for flushing out the enemies in our ranks.


9 posted on 10/06/2018 3:21:24 PM PDT by proust ("The rule is, jam tomorrow and jam yesterday, but never jam today.")
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

What kind of a stupid-ass principle would one have to abandon to support a fine president like DJT?


10 posted on 10/06/2018 3:22:15 PM PDT by dsc (Our system of government cannot survive one-party control of communications.)
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To: dsc

Ask Jeff Flake.


11 posted on 10/06/2018 3:22:47 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Behind the Blue Wall
McCain has been gone for exactly how long now? How divided were we at the funeral?

Amazing how fast things can turn.

12 posted on 10/06/2018 3:23:38 PM PDT by Religion and Politics (It is time for more than one denomination of "Political Correctness".)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I really don’t understand how people didn’t like Trump in the first place.

At worst I figure that people just thought he wouldn’t win. But after the GOP nomination - How was there any problem ?

He’s done everything he said he would do. He ran a great campaign. He funded it himself. This guy is a winner in everything he tries.

What was the problem ?

And where were principles when, at the first debate - At the FIRST QUESTION - he answered that without the GOP nomination he would run independently? He said what we were all thinking. No more RINOs.

When he did that, I about jumped out of my chair applauding the TV. To Trump, from question one, it wasn’t about making people happy with his answers. It was about winning and making us win again.

I never got it.


13 posted on 10/06/2018 3:24:06 PM PDT by Celerity
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Is erickson done changing Me-Again’s tampons for her yet? White knight betamale cuck.


14 posted on 10/06/2018 3:25:19 PM PDT by Basket_of_Deplorables (Q: Believing Is Seeing!)
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To: 11th_VA

Who really cares what these feckess a$$holes think. Erickson and Four eyes Will are very old news. The are irrelevant today.


15 posted on 10/06/2018 3:27:16 PM PDT by vette6387
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Let me help, Erick...

"I was wrong. Not only did I not support Trump, I actively opposed him."

It's best to just get it over with.

16 posted on 10/06/2018 3:27:25 PM PDT by gogeo (The Repubs may not always deserve to win, but the RATs always deserve to lose.)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Erick uses a lot of words to say he’ll hold his nose and vote for Trump in 2020. Fine, thanks.

Otherwise he remains an insufferable jackwagon who isn’t anywhere near as smart, insightful, or important as he thinks he is.


17 posted on 10/06/2018 3:27:55 PM PDT by bigbob (Trust Sessions. Trust the Plan.)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Erick Yuckson is coming around?

Probably an effect of being forced to consume too much Covfefe.


18 posted on 10/06/2018 3:28:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

I despise this guy, but I would point out that Erick Erickson supporting Donald Trump in 2020 is only slightly less outlandish than Hillary Clinton endorsing Trump in 2020.


19 posted on 10/06/2018 3:29:03 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("The Russians escaped while we weren't watching them ... like Russians will)
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Erick Erickson = Never Trumper


20 posted on 10/06/2018 3:29:58 PM PDT by McGruff
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