Republicans are wrecking their brand

Republicans need to wise up.

Victor Davis Hanson, Republicans and the Lost Art of Deterrence. The salvation of both the Trump Administration and the Republican congressional fate in the 2018 elections is to reestablish political deterrence—accomplished by going on a full-fledged offensive against real, not merely perceived or alleged, political scandals. Only that way will the accusers feel the predicament of the accused, especially as there is real merit to Democratic liability in a way that charges of Trump collusion have largely proved a political fraud. Only when deterrence is achieved, will the Democrats be forced to concentrate on agendas, issues, laws, and messages, not on ambushing the president.

Read the whole thing. Republicans don’t understand and apparently can’t learn that in every conflict the aggressor makes the rules. The Democrats and the media are a lynch mob and they cannot be stopped by reason and nice talk. The Republicans must learn to play by the rules that have been put in place by the mob.

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