It appears that the Democrats/Media/Left (which is all basically one thing) has decided that the best way to bring down Trump is to convince GOP officeholders in the bubble that there is political danger to supporting the GOP agenda (as defined by the votes) in general and this GOP candidate in particular.
I suspect these tactics work because:
- Many GOP office holders apparently don’t look outside the bubble as I mentioned yesterday and don’t understand that right now they, and not the media and the left, have power.
- Many other GOP office holders apparently don’t really believe what they ran on and are only interested in the power that comes from office and the potential wealth that can come from it.
That being the case there is one obvious tactic that the Trump administration should use.
The Trump administration should start examining the pool of potential pro-Trump tea party candidates in districts where GOP members are tempted to enable the Democrat attacks on the President and make it clear to said folks that the difference between an unknown underfunded candidate that has no prayer in a district and a candidate with name recognition, embraced by local GOP and tea party activists and a national fundraising base is a single tweet.
This is very practical because polls have made it abundantly clear that while the media’s all Trump doom all the time is having an effect in DC, it’s also clear that outside of the bubble it has not harmed the President’s popularity with those who elected him one single bit, and in fact is causing people to rally to his defense against what they consider unfair and unprecedented attacks.
Now there are disadvantages to this tactic, it’s a drastic step that would send shockwaves to the GOP house and might even embolden the left who might even help enable such candidates under the theory that it would be easier to beat a non-incumbent than a sitting member of congress.
However it is becoming increasingly clear that the GOP congress is populated by cowards without either the courage of their convictions or any convictions to have courage about. That being the case if we can’t appeal to a sense of honor or courage that is lacking we must by necessity use their own cowardice to our advantage rather than allow the left to monopolize it.
In other words if they are only motivated by fear and self preservation let them be more afraid of us than them.