To paraphrase an old truism, what does not kill a person makes them stronger. There has never been a better example of this wisdom than former President Donald Trump and how he withstands constant Democratic attacks from every angle.
And now the left is increasingly worried and desperate.
In a recent interview, political strategist and former DNC Chair Donna Brazile acknowledged that the 2024 Republican frontrunner is the leader of a “movement.” She even compared his loyal followers to those of Reagan and Obama.
NEW: Former DNC chair Donna Brazile says the Trump movement is something she has seen before and Democrats need a new strategy because “old political rules” won’t beat him in 2024.
A new strategy like rigging elections?
“I've never seen anything like this with Donald Trump…… pic.twitter.com/tmZns4VFFp
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 3, 2023
Reagan, she said, was “willing to stand up for American values, whatever that might have meant.” And Obama preached “hope and change, that galvanized the American people.”
And now there’s Trump. The former president weathered indictment after indictment and only emerged stronger.
Recent polling conducted by the Wall Street Journal laid bare the fact that the political persecutions of Trump are only widening his primary lead. He is now the top choice of 59% of GOP primary voters, far ahead of faltering Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis.
Brazile is no stranger to political wars, and she is obviously nervous about the groundswell of support surrounding Trump. “I’ve never seen anything like this with Donald Trump…I mean, being indicted, that’s making him stronger, raising $10 million using a…mug shot.”
She observed, “We have to respect the fact that it’s a movement.”
Brazile added that anyone who believes that old political rules apply is mistaken. Trump will not be defeated simply by declaring “he’s scary, he’s ugly.” It’s not certain a campaign was ever won with that tactic, but her point is taken.
Democrats are frightened of a candidate who cannot be controlled by the deep state. Trump’s presidency was a shock to their system, and as Brazile noted, he is at the forefront of a powerful movement.
Whether that movement can propel him back into the White House remains to be seen, but that is what the left fears the most. They make him out to be a monster, and there are no rules when fighting a monster.
This is demonstrated in the all-out attacks by way of indictments obviously intended to derail Trump’s presidential run. Democrats are grasping at straws to find a path that will boost their sagging flagbearer and turn the GOP away from the frontrunner.