McConnell No Longer A #NeverTrumper

Mitch McConnell has changed his tune on Trump. In the 2016 primary McConnell worked hard to defeat Trump from getting the GOP nomination. After he got the nomination and after winning the Presidency McConnell seemed certain that disaster was on the way. Then something happened. Trump began  to ring up one success after another on taxes, trade, employment, nixing burdensome regulations, illegal immigration, and more. Trump was breaking achievements and successes that had eluded previous GOP presidents.

But oh, those tweets. Just too daring, even irresponsible, for an unadventurous McConnell to take. A funny thing about success, though. It speaks louder that anything else. It matters. McConnell had to take notice. He had to change his mind.

He deserves a credit for that. A mind is a difficult thing to change.

How Mitch McConnell finally came around on Trump: “I look at results.”

Just two years ago, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was looking for a way to defeat Donald Trump in the Republican presidential primary, and told colleagues they would “drop him like a hot rock” if the flamboyant real estate mogul won the nomination.

Two years later, McConnell is impressed with Trump’s results, which include ushering in the most important Republican initiatives in a generation, and shifting the Supreme Court in a conservative direction for the first time in decades.

“This Congress has been the best two years of my time here,” McConnell told the Washington Examiner in a Capitol interview before the Senate left town to campaign ahead of the Nov. 6 election.

Well, of course.

Trump’s presidency has helped McConnell seal his legacy as the Senate GOP leader who confirmed two Supreme Court justices and a record number of lower court judges. That list includes 29 appointees to the powerful appeals courts, with more likely to come later this year.

Failure is an orphan, success has a thousand fathers. We’ve had our fill of nice-guy GOP presidents who seem to always finish last and accomplish little of their agenda.

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