Trump Hits Back Three Times as Hard

As the Democrats’ latest dirty attack strategy has proven, their desperation is more urgent and more dangerous. Cornered, they feel they have nothing to lose, so they might as well try to burn down the whole house if they can’t win. “When they go low, we go high?” Please. No low is too low for them.

At the same time, President Trump has shown once again why he was able to turn around the election no one thought he could win in 2016. Unlike the Republican elites of old, Trump will not lie down and take it when the Democrats begin their mudslinging, he stands up and hits them back. Sometimes he hits twice as hard, but this time he is hitting back three times as hard. Republican voters, fed up with leftist antics, love it.

Eleventh-Hour Backfire
As Rush Limbaugh said: “Democrats couldn’t stop Kavanaugh, so they’ll destroy him instead.” Their first few attempts went down in flames, courtesy of Senators Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-N.J.) engaging in premature 2020 auditions and with the psychotic activity of the more than 200 protestors in the hearing room adding just a few more cherries to the top of the crazy cake.

But through it all, Judge Kavanaugh was unflappable, as his impeccable record guaranteed him smooth sailing through the committee hearings and a Senate confirmation that was all but assured.

So, naturally, the Democrats resorted to their last-minute trick: Phony-baloney accusations of “sexual misconduct” against Kavanaugh by multiple women who not-so-coincidentally have ties to far-left activism, in coordination with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and other Senate Democrats.

Republican voters recognize this obvious ploy that Feinstein probably only offered to spearhead because her “progressive” base in California is unhappy with her and rallying behind her socialist challenger this November. Once the deed was done, however, the Democrats knew that they had to step up their efforts to make the accusation appear more legitimate. In doing so, they only further proved how absurd the entire facade really is.

How Many Sharks Can We Jump?
The accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, is a far-left professor at Palo Alto University in California. She has a long and extensive history as a vocal mouthpiece and proponent of left-wing causes, ranging from participation in past Women’s Marches, to signing onto an “academic” letter criticizing President Trump’s immigration policies, to actively donating to left-wing campaigns and causes.

All three of her named witnesses in the case—Mark Judge, Patrick J. Smyth, and Leland Keyser—have stated, in letters to the Judiciary Committee under penalty of perjury, that they have no recollection of such an incident. Thus far, the only semblance of possible evidence in the case—Kavanaugh’s recorded calendars from 1982—could very well corroborate the judge’s denials.

So, naturally, as quickly as one head is severed, two more rise up in its place. The New Yorker, running with a story that even the New York Times found too sketchy to print (until it didn’t), claims that Kavanaugh committed another act of sexual misconduct in his freshman year at Yale. This one, too, (and I’m sure it’s just a coincidence) was made known by another left-winger, Deborah Ramirez. And, as with the Ford claims, these allegations have been disputed directly by six witnesses (four men and two women) all of whom claim they have no recollections of the alleged incident.

Just as the New Yorker allegations were imploding, the clown car finally showed up. Creepy porn lawyer and former aide to Rahm Emanuel, Michael Avenatti, having already ditched the client who made him famous, has been raging on Twitter with claims that he has evidence of Kavanaugh, Judge, and several other Yale students running a drug-dealing/gang-rape sex ring in college.

Never mind the fact that all of these pathetic excuses for “lawyers,” from Debra Katz to Michael Bromwich to Avenatti, are all prolific Democratic activists. And never mind the fact that the FBI repeatedly has said they have no reason to investigate any of these claims, as numerous previous FBI background checks on Kavanaugh never once hinted at such activities. The media expects you to fall for all of these obvious traps now.

The lawyers are going above and beyond in their competition for the gold medal in mental gymnastics. Katz says that “it’s not [Ford’s] job to corroborate her story.” Right; just like it’s not a jury’s job to hand down a verdict, nor is it a judge’s job to deliver a sentence. Avenatti claims that the Judiciary Committee is not working with him, but repeatedly posts screenshots of every single email from them directly to Twitter rather than responding.

At this point, the writing on the wall could not be any clearer: The Democrats, in their most shallow and hasty attempt yet at derailing Kavanaugh’s inevitable confirmation, have managed to not only shoot themselves in the foot, but to also shoot every other foot around them. Every hour the story seems to change, while new details emerge showing their obvious biases and making it clear to anyone with a functioning brain stem that these women are plants set up by #TheResistance, playing a part and probably getting paid for it, just as were the protestors paid to disrupt Kavanaugh’s hearings last week.

Trump’s Counterpunches
In the immediate fallout of these obviously baseless accusations, the Republican Party nevertheless has managed to remind us of the kind of spinelessness that once defined the party in the pre-Trump era. While leading figures, such as such as Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), remain committed in their way to shepherd Kavanaugh through to confirmation, our favorite batch of RINO cowards have predictably threatened to torpedo the entire nomination.

With Senators Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) all threatening to vote against Kavanaugh unless and until they can hear more from the accusers, hearings are set for Thursday. It is unclear whether anyone but Kavanaugh will appear to testify. Ford is currently scheduled to appear, but she continues to dance around questions about whether she will actually show up. If Kavanaugh is not confirmed on or before that day, he cannot be voted on by the Senate and seated on the court until after the start of the next term on October 1st.

And so it seemed, at least for a while, that the GOP was ready to stab itself in the back once again, as those who preach about “principles” were about to sacrifice those same principles for to win virtue-signaling points once again, in what would be the biggest failure since the Obamacare repeal debacle.

But then we were given a powerful reminder of the one person who still has the stomach for this fight and means to turn things around for the better, as he was elected to do: President Donald Trump.

Reaffirming his support for Kavanaugh and calling these claims into question just wasn’t enough for him. One day after Ford finally made her identity known and the Democrats began pushing back even harder, Trump struck back with his own document dump.

He announced the imminent declassification of the FISA warrant application against former campaign aide Carter Page. That application may have illegally used the fraudulent and Hillary Clinton-funded Fusion GPS/Christopher Steele dossier as “evidence” for obtaining the warrant. The president also announced that the Department of Justice would release unredacted versions of all text messages, related to the Russia investigation, by James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Lisa Page, and Bruce Ohr.

The deep state has pushed back against the declassification, but Trump is signaling his willingness to move ahead anyway. This has resulted in reports and rumors of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s possible firing or pending resignation. When Trump is finished annihilating globalists at the United Nations, he will return to Washington and meet with Rosenstein . . . also on Thursday.

And just like that, the media has two squirrels to chase on the very same day.

If that wasn’t enough, the Trump Administration also made two other significant announcements on Monday. The first is that the levying of a whole tsunami of new tariffs on China, which will affect $200 billion worth of Chinese goods this year alone; this new 10 percent rate would be increased to 25 percent at year’s end.

The second major announcement, by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, was that the United States would lower the maximum number of potential refugees allowed into the country next year to just 30,000, which would be the lowest cap since 1980.

With this rapid succession of announcements, Trump has proven exactly why he was elected and what he is capable of. Not only is he prepared to play hardball and fight back when the Democrats fight dirty, but he is also ready to remind everyone that he is willing to pursue his agenda on immigration, trade, and an “America First” foreign policy with or without Congress.

This also further emphasizes that while Trump (and the congressional GOP on occasion) focuses on results and keeping his campaign promises, the Democrats will sink to unfathomable lows as they now lie to obstruct the president, even if it means smearing a good man’s name with phony accusations from accusers who could not be more unreliable.

And rest assured, voters still pondering the looming midterms will be watching as Trump continues to deliver while Democrats delay.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

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