On Bullies


There were three attempts to physically bully me when I was a kid. None were successful because I responded by beating up the bullies. That kind of response is always considered unfair by a bully and his supporter/enablers, but it works. It seems to me that President Trump is using a similar approach to dealing with politically correct attacks, and Keith Koffler has a piece over at the Washington Examiner that examines Trump’s tactics.

With the midterm elections less than a week away, a handy, reliable, and vicious ally of Democrats has reared its head and is taking no prisoners. It seeks to roll through the opposition, ending debate before it can even begin and stigmatizing Republicans for even trying to make an argument.

Trump glories in controversy and criticism. It gives him some kind of peculiar satisfaction and plenty of publicity. Few conservatives can be Trump. But they should applaud and follow him as he disarms their enemies of one of their most fearsome weapons.

Read the whole thing.

I should note that one difference that I hope exists between Donald Trump and me is that I hit bullies back whereas he often strikes a likely bully preemptively.

UPDATE—Meanwhile, WaPo reports Tree of Life rabbi says he saw a ‘warm and personal side’ to Trump that surprised him.