“I appealed to Lincoln for his own sake to remove Grant at once, and, in giving my reasons for it, I simply voiced the admittedly overwhelming protest from the loyal people of the land against Grant’s continuance in command. I could form no judgment during the conversation as to what effect my arguments had upon him beyond the fact that he was greatly distressed at this new complication. When I had said everything that could be said from my standpoint, we lapsed into silence. Lincoln remained silent for what seemed a very long time. He then gathered himself up in his chair and said in a tone of earnestness that I shall never forget: ‘I can’t spare this man; he fights.’
Interesting analysis from Dave Griffey at Daffey Thoughts on how Trump is perceived by Trump supporters:
How most Trump supporters really see Trump
Yep. Most see the Left playing with a stacked deck; a rigged game. The press and the Left is, to them, one and the same, like Nurse Ratched from One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. They see the duplicity, collusion, dishonesty, arrogance verging on hubris, and the naked propaganda and lies dedicated to tearing down what they value and replacing it with tyranny, nihilism, debauchery, bigotry and a wanton disregard for the consequences of its own ideals. They see the grandstanding and falsehoods, the BS and idiocy, and those foolishness of those on the Left as they sit around and congratulate themselves for their unwarranted moral and intellectual infallibility and superiority.
They see in Trump someone willing to play as down and dirty and mean as they’ve watched progressives and the Left play for decades. It may take a few beatings. It may take a few punches. But they see Trump come back swinging and, in many cases, winning. And like Elmer in the cartoon, they’re hoping when it’s all over, he will win and put the grand conspiracy against the Christian West in its place. Given what’s at stake, at least on this side of heaven, that’s not bad considering the opposition to God, life and liberty that this emergent Left represents.