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As Usual, For Republicans It’s Damned If You Do and Damned If You Don’t

Mark Steyn made a very piquant observation while guest-hosting the Rush Limbaugh radio show on Friday, and it tells a great deal about the enormous divide between the people who elect presidents, as the American people recently did, and the opposition press and Hollywood punks who tell the American public what they should think and who they should elect to the White House.

George Bush, following the attack on the World Trade Center that occurred on September 11th, 2001, accepted the judgement of the CIA, and all of our allies’ security forces at the time, that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction, so to avoid the possible use of these weapons on the world at large, and to retaliate for the attack on 9-1-1, Bush ordered the invasion of Iraq, and has been thrashed and berated by Democrats and the liberal press ever since taking this action, even though he took it with the CIA’s concurrence, because Bush, regardless of his security organization’s advice, and regardless what our allies’ security groups told him, should have known better, should have questioned the advice given by the CIA, and should have sought better advice.

But when Donald Trump became suspect of the security advice he observed the CIA giving Barack Obama, related to Russia allegedly being the driving force in hacking the DNC and meddling with our presidential election, the liberal press began thrashing and berating him for doubting the advice and recommendations of the CIA. There is no way to win against the gale-force wind coming from the liberal, Obama-loving, Trump-hating press.

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When Obama became president and began getting slanted and politicized reports from America’s security agencies telling him how great his beautifully planned and executed military operations were going and how decimated the junior-varsity forces of ISIS were becoming under Obama’s clever maneuvering, the press was silent, which means that they were not reporting news (which means that by their silence they were reporting Fake News, as in “no news is good news”, which traditionally meant that an absence of news indicates no bad things have happened, but the meaning in the isolated case that the liberal press uses it, means that no news that might be embarrassing to liberals will be reported).

One only hopes that Donald Trump can withstand the withering abuse he’ll receive from his opponents and that he presses for the changes he promised to make during the election. So far, he’s doing a good job.

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About Dave King

Retired AT&T supervisor and Verisign manager, 72 years old, living in the Kansas City area.

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