Donald Trump may have done the impossible. He just may have planted a spine in the Republican Party. Mitch McConnell has flat out told Nancy Pelosi that the Senate will not vote on any spending bill that Trump will not agree to sign. So far, no Republican Senator is even hinting at opposition to Trump.
I am sure that the plan for both Schumer and Pelosi was to hold the government hostage and score a cheap political victory over Donald Trump. Before Trump, this would have almost certainly worked. Republican RINOs are famous for folding under pressure. But things are different now. Donald Trump has proved that sometimes the only thing necessary to win is the willingness to fight for what you believe. Many of these Republicans may despise Trump, but they recognize who is winning and who is not.
Schumer and Pelosi may have stupidly chosen to fight a battle against Donald Trump on the worse possible battle field. In spite of the spin by the main stream media, the majority of Americans WANT the government to build a wall/fence/ditch along our border.
So far, Republicans are not turning tail. If anything, they are encouraging Trump to stay the course. Even his former enemies, like Lindsey Graham, are loudly supporting him. John Kennedy once said that: “victory has a thousand fathers, but defeat is an orphan.” Donald Trump is winning and the size of his bandwagon is going to surprise a lot of folks.
Mitt Romney, probably on a mission to fill the void left by Corker, Flake and McCain wrote a self-righteous sermon slamming Trump. No one applauded. Instead he was met with a furious backlash. He has already started backing down big time. It looks like a lot of those Republican Senators have figured out something. Perhaps they have done some research and read up on Benjamin Franklin:
“We must, indeed, all hang together or, must assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”
Or maybe they understood what Lindsey Graham meant during the Kavanaugh hearings:
“Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it.”
If Trump loses, every Republican in congress loses. Even worse, the country loses. Democrats have proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that they have zero interest in compromise or sharing power. Their mission is nothing less than to attain absolute power. Republicans either stand together and fight back or risk extermination. Donald Trump, for all his faults, knows how to fight back.
There is an old joke about what do you call a 300 pound tattooed biker with bad breath shouting insults at you from a dark alleyway. The obvious answer is: “sir.”
The whole world has figured this out. The Chinese, the North Koreans, the Canadians, the French and even the Mexicans are all calling Donald Trump: “sir.” Not because they like him, but rather because they fear and respect him.
How do you thank someone who has got North Korea to back away from nuclear weapons? How do you thank someone who got China to blink and at least consider a more balanced trade agreement? How do you thank someone who just got Mexico to help stem the flow of illegal immigrants? How do you thank someone who called Nancy Pelosi’s and Chuck Schumer’s bluff by refusing to back off support for Brett Kavanaugh and for the absolutely necessary border wall?
They actually wrote a song about this and even made it into a movie: “To sir, with love.”
You don’t have to love Donald Trump, but you sure should love what he is doing for our country.