Ask Donald Trump supporters why they support him and the answer typically is reduced to “He fights!” It’s become both a rallying cry for Trump supporters and a source of derision for those who oppose him.
But the fact is, Republican leaders don’t fight. They won’t fight. They are too committed to not losing that they lose. They will not take risks. They are too interested in being like. And they have surrounded themselves with sycophants in the press who encourage their surrender.
On November 20, 2014, Mitch McConnell promised a forceful response on immigration. His response was to run to court and let a judge handle it. He did not do anything.
Time and again the Republicans have caved. They will not fight. So disaffected people tired of broken promises have turned to Donald Trump because, hey, he fights!
Now lives are literally on the line. Undercover videos show Planned Parenthood slicing and dicing up children. The children are then sold for parts. Confronted with this monstrous business, Republicans in Congress have decided to attack conservatives and do nothing. They will keep funding going to Planned Parenthood because they’d rather lose than try.
Democrats were willing to blow up their majority by passing Obamacare. Many of them knew they could be going down in flames in 2010, which is why they had to rely on retiring members. They were willing to take the hit to do what they perceived as the right thing.
Republicans in Congress either do not perceive defunding Planned Parenthood to be the right they or they simply will not fight. Either way, they should be replaced.