Limbaugh: Trump has one much bigger problem than protesters, by Joe Kovacs.
Radio host Rush Limbaugh … “The real problem Trump has here is not these protesters. … The real problem he’s gonna have is the Republicans in Congress sticking with him. This is the kind of thing that they’ve caved to I don’t know how many times.
“This is the kind of uprising in the media, uprising on the left that just sends chills down the spines of the average, ordinary Washington Republican, and they cave within seconds to things like this, as [Sen. John] McCain and Lindsey Graham predictably and right on schedule have done, by coming out and saying they profoundly disagree.” …
Limbaugh stressed that the protests were not spontaneous reactions to Trump’s executive order barring people from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.
“What all of this is about is the preordained, prearranged Democrat Party strategy of unseating Donald Trump and opposing him,” he explained.
“It’s nothing more than total resistance to everything. It doesn’t matter what it is. There is going to be total resistance to everything. He’s gonna name his Supreme Court pick tomorrow night. Total resistance. The protests at the airports bought and paid for by George Soros, prearranged. People have been sitting and waiting for the moment to be cued to action.”
“I was telling people over the weekend who are alarmed at how often and how large these protests seem to be, how often they materialize, and I told everybody that asked me about it to calm down, that it is the strategy. This is the official policy of Trump opposition to simply resist everything because that’s all they can do. They can’t stop it unless the Republicans cave and join them. If the Republicans stay unified, House and Senate, and in support of the Trump agenda, then there’s nothing the Democrats can do.”
“These protests in part are designed to paralyze Republicans, and if they paralyze Trump, well, that’s icing on the cake and an added bonus. … It’s crucial going forward to be able to keep in perspective what they show you on TV and not fall for the narrative”
He called the protests “mindless,” noting it was “the same process, the same lying, stinking procedure … . It’s by rote. It is not organic or spontaneous.”
Poll: public not caving:
A new poll on Monday indicates most voters approve of President Trump’s temporary halt to refugees and visitors from seven Middle Eastern and African countries until the government can do a better job of keeping out individuals who are terrorist threats.
The survey by Rasmussen Reports finds that 57 percent of likely U.S. voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen. Only 33 percent oppose the ban.
hat-tip Stephen Neil