By Ralph Nader / <a href="www.commondreams.org/views/2019/07/18/will-even-one-disgusted-republican-mount-serious-primary-challenge-trump">Common Dreams</a>
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In 1956, then-Sen. John F. Kennedy authored a best-selling book titled Profiles in Courage, in which he told the stories of senators in American history who, on principle, bucked the tides of power. Today, some Republican writer or conservative syndicated columnist – George Will or Max Boot – should write a book called Profiles in Cowardliness. It should cover Republican leadership’s near total cowardliness in the face of Donald Trump, whom they despise on many fronts. Many in Republican leadership believe he has hijacked their Grand Old Party (GOP).
Clearly the Republicans – except for Rep. Justin Amash, who recently quit the party after accusing Trump of impeachable crimes – are intimidated by this foul-mouthed president. Republican politicians are cowed by Trump’s bellicose personal rhetoric. We have seen this cycle repeat itself countless times, with the media boosting their ratings by recklessly repeating Trump’s insults.
Republicans remember what Trump did to Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio during the 2016 Republican primary. They observe how loud-mouthed Donald spews toxic falsehoods at Democrats and gets away with it. Why, Republicans ask themselves,…