Op-ed by Elad Hakim | Photo: Alamy
Democrats in Congress seem to think Republican voters are ignorant, clueless, and naïve. To their dismay, many Republican voters in America are much smarter than congressional Democrats give them credit for and have rallied around President Donald J. Trump.
Democrats have attacked Trump for over seven years
Since the day Trump announced his candidacy for president, Democrats have engaged in a relentless and vicious campaign to destroy him, his family, and the America First movement. To date, every effort has failed miserably.
By way of example, Democrats accused Trump of colluding with Russia, a “story” that was later deemed to be a sinister and false plot launched by various Democrats to hurt Trump. Democrats then impeached Trump twice on bogus impeachment charges. While they hoped to remove Trump, these efforts also failed.
Most recently, they indicted Trump on four separate occasions while turning a blind eye to similar or more egregious conduct committed by those within their party. Tangentially, some Democrats also want to remove Trump’s name from the ballot in various states, though such efforts are unlikely to succeed.
Despite their efforts, Trump has persevered. He has never wavered and has never backed down. To the contrary, Trump has consistently, strongly, and properly pushed back and referred to these vicious and vile attacks as fake news and witch hunts aimedat takinge him down.
Many Republican voters are on to what Democrats are doing to Trump
Today, many Republican voters are on to what Democrats are doing (and have done) to Trump. After all, Democrats made numerous promises to take down Trump, yet failed at each turn. As a matter of fact, the various attacks launched by Democrats not only failed but were shown to be false or marred and motivated by lies.
For example, there was no Russian collusion. It was a big lie aimed to take down Trump. The telephone call that formed the basis of the first impeachment was perfectly legal despite efforts by Democrats to paint it as an impeachable offense.
The second impeachment was also baseless, as Trump was not guilty of insurrection or inciting the events occurring on Jan. 6. As a matter of fact, Americans later learned that the Jan. 6 “committee,” which was comprised of partisan anti-Trumpers, failed to disclose crucial evidence that would have severely damaged its predetermined narrative and conclusion(s).
The various indictments fare no better. Specifically, in the span of several months, Joe Biden, the Department of Justice, and various left-wing prosecutors weaponized the justice system to persecute and prosecute the presumptive Republican nominee for president. They did not indict Trump years ago, which they could have done, but waited until after he announced and was obliterating all other Republican candidates.
A review of the main players involved, including Joe Biden, Attorney General Merrick Garland, special counsel Jack Smith, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, and other left-wing prosecutors, further reflects the partisan and politicized nature of the indictments.
Unsurprisingly, Trump was charged in primarily liberal venues and in front of primarily liberal judges where Trump’s right to a fair trial in front of an impartial judge and/or jury will all but certainly be compromised. Moreover, and as if pre-reorchestrated, prosecutors in the various cases have all sought trials before the election and during the heart of campaign season.
Of course, Democrats who engaged in much more egregious conduct (and conduct that was likely illegal) have mysteriously and conveniently avoided prosecution.
Trump is dominating
While Democrats have made every effort to destroy Trump, their vile and vicious attacks have had the opposite effect because Republican voters understand what Democrats are doing.
They have seen Democrats relentlessly attack the same man, his family, his lawyers, and those who have aligned with him for over seven years. They understand that Democrats are terrified of Trump and the threat he poses to their radical agenda, the deep state, and the establishment. They are also not blind to the fact that Democrats have launched many of these attacks and indictments during or immediately after the release of damning evidence against Joe and Hunter Biden. The recent indictments are proof positive of this definite pattern.
By now, it is abundantly clear that Democrats are willing to throw enough garbage against the wall, hoping that something will stick. For them, the ends justify the means, no matter how corrupt, vile, or dishonest the methods. This has been the approach against Trump since the day he announced his candidacy.
Democrats seemingly believed that Republicans would abandon Trump once they launched their most recent, sinister “indictment” plot. They seemed to think that Republican voters would view Trump as unelectable or “too wounded” to be a serious contender. Democrats seriously miscalculated.
Despite their efforts to destroy Trump by painting him as a lifelong criminal and corrupt businessman, Democrats have miserably failed.
As recently reported by Fox News, “Trump stands at 59% support in the latest national poll in the GOP nomination race, a Wall Street Journal survey conducted Aug. 24-30. He held a gigantic 46-point lead over Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, – who at 13% was slightly ahead of the rest of the field of contenders, all who registered in the single digits.”
As reported by Newsmax, Ed Rollins, a former adviser to President Ronald Reagan, recently stated, “No one in the Republican primaries is going to beat, defeat President Trump. He has a strong, solid base. It’s gotten stronger as he’s gone through these terrible indictments. The fact that he’s been indicted on 91 counts is just absurd.”
“I’ve never seen anything like this with Donald Trump. I mean, what doesn’t kill you make you stronger? I mean, being convicted — I mean, being indicted, that’s making him stronger? Raising $10 million using an ugly mug shot to raise money? This is a movement. And anyone who thinks that you can apply the old political rules to try to defeat this candidate based on he’s scary, he’s ugly, whatever you might want to call him, this is a movement. And we have to respect the fact that it’s a movement.”
This is what the Democrats are up against.
It is also why they have good reason to believe that Trump will be reelected.
Mr. Hakim is an attorney and columnist. His articles have been published in The Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller, The Federalist, American Thinker, and other online publications. He is also a regular guest on OANN’s Tipping Point, and has appeared on Newsmax, Steadfast and Loyal Podcast with Allen West, The Dave Weinbaum Show, and Real America’s Voice. The views expressed herein are the author’s own and do not constitute legal advice.