A conservative who has taken an ardent stance over how President Donald Trump has transformed the Republican Party for the absolute worst, warned the GOP on Tuesday that he has unleashed a “pink resistance” that will transform American politics.
Writing in the Washington Post, prolific columnist Jennifer Rubin said Trump’s anti-woman rhetoric combined with the treatment of Dr. Christine Blasey Fords’ accusations against now-seated Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh has created a women/GOP schism that will never be repaired.
Noting a WaPo report stating, a movement “led by hundreds of thousands of mostly white, college-educated, middle-aged women who trace their inspiration to the inaugural women’s marches in January 2017 and whose ambitions have only grown amid a succession of disagreements with [President] Trump, including over the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh,” Rubin said they raise a red flag for GOP leaders.
“The pink resistance is reflected in the historic number of women running for office,” Rubin pointed out about the over 500 women running for Congress and governorships — most of them Democrats.
“At a time that President Trump and his most devoted fans — evangelicals — have abandoned any pretense that character and public morality matter, it is progressive women who have insisted that honesty, decency, respect and kindness count most of all,” she continued, saying this is a transformative moment in U.S. history.
“It is the daily drumbeat of insults, bullying and belittling that spurs these women on to do whatever they can to curtail and eventually end Trumpism,” she explained.
“Republicans, soaked in their male grievance mentality, remain largely oblivious to the potential for a shift in politics from tribal rigidity to public morality, from one based on bluster and bullying to one that elevates public virtue, something Republicans used to believe in,” she wrote. “I suspect that 2018 will be the first election, but certainly not the last, in which brigades of women, spurred by righteous anger, play a role far weightier than their numbers would suggest.”
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