Thanks to Trump, the GOP Isn’t a Push-Over Party Anymore

No longer a push-over indeed — here is Doug Ibendahl:

“You don’t hand matches to an arsonist, and you don’t give power to an angry left-wing mob.” – President Donald J. Trump at Topeka, Kansas rally Saturday night

Use your imagination and let’s say that today we had a President Rubio, Kasich, Low Energy Jeb, or any of the other 16 hapless Republicans vanquished by Donald Trump during the 2016 GOP nominating process.

Granted that takes a vivid imagination because every single one of them likely would have lost to Hillary Clinton, most of them by embarrassing margins. But just for fun let’s assume Trump hadn’t run and one of the others managed to pull off the big win over Hillary.

Brett Kavanaugh might well have been the Supreme Court pick of any of those other Republicans. The incredibly accomplished jurist has been at the top, or near top, of almost every astute Republican’s short list for quite some time.

But does anyone honestly believe any other Republican President would have stood by Kavanaugh in the face of the vicious smear machine we all just witnessed?

I definitely don’t. I think anyone else would have abandoned that good man and his family to the mob.

Until Trump came along, the GOP’s first instinct was to fold to pressure which of course only emboldened the other side, sending the clear signal that character assassination works.

Fortunately for this country, that’s not who Donald Trump is. We’ve witnessed numerous examples now where the man stays doggedly loyal to good people and causes. And as someone who has been on the receiving end of countless lies and smear campaigns himself, this President certainly knows what Brett Kavanaugh and his family were going through.

Our President is a fighter. Not only is “surrender” not in Trump’s lexicon, he clearly actually enjoys wading into the ranks of the looney tunes, spurring them to greater heights of folly. Trump baits the Left to overplay their hand, and the haters fall for it every time.

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