If there’s one word to describe this week it would have to be bizarre. The apoplectic reaction of the progressive socialist left on the news of the firing of FBI Director James Comey was quite fascinating.
However, I would also submit that several of President Trump’s “tweets” were somewhat disconcerting, such as possibly ending the daily White House press briefings. In all of this my concern is, who will be the adult in the room? America is facing monumental domestic and foreign policy issues, and it seems as though no one is focused. Right now I find Washington D.C. completely distracted by issues they’ve created, not issues pertinent to the everyday American citizen.
This whole Russia charade has to end, and the only way it will is if we, the people stop paying attention to the news. We need to write emails and op-ed pieces demanding the media stop this tomfoolery.
Last week this time, we found out President Trump was zero for two with Secretary of the Army nominations. At least the U.S. Air Force now has a secretary in former U.S. Congresswoman and Air Force veteran, Heather Wilson. I bet most of you out there who had no idea Ms. Wilson was confirmed early this week.
But we still have no civilian head of the Army and Navy, along with some 54 other positions requiring Senate confirmation in our Defense department. That means we have Obama holdovers, such as Deputy SecDef Robert Work, and “acting jacks” fulfilling critical roles that pertain to our defense budgeting and policy.I would say this is hardly the time for tweeting, as this situation is replicated in many other administrative departments. And if you haven’t been paying attention, we have a global security situation ablaze, and ask yourself, have you heard any word about the release of the Trump National Security Strategy? Ok, I know, I’m making some of you angry, but I have high standards that I apply equally.
The results of the South Korea presidential elections will have an impact on the delicate situation on the Korean peninsula. The new president is more to the left and is no fan of the THAAD system being deployed. He is seeking out a diplomatic engagement with the psychotic Kim Jung Un. We hear nothing about the situation south of us in Venezuela.And we reported here on the degraded situation in Mexico, now the second most violent country in the world — right on our border. These are the issues that need to be addressed. I for one — and I believe y’all as well — have grown sick of the immaturity emanating from inside the Beltway. We look like idiots. And oh by the way, where is Bowe Bergdahl? And has someone slipped PVT
I must also confide that I’m not a big fan of incessant use of executive orders, as we live in a Constitutional Republic, not a monarchy. The use of these executive directives cannot replace the good old-fashioned function of the legislative process. So again, we’re distracted by these orders while key legislative issues go unresolved.
This week we learned that AETNA is dumping Obamacare exchanges, and the state of Iowa may be without any individual health insurance coverage. And the news came out that in Virginia, they can expect a minimum 20 percent premium increase. And if you were to peruse the liberal progressive news outlets, the storyline is that Republicans are going to kill people.
It’s this type of subjective sensationalist media coverage that ensures there is a contingent of Americans who are kept clueless. A living example of such was at Bethune-Cookman University where Secretary of Education, Betsy Devos, was treated not just disrespectfully, but rudely booed and jeered by the graduating class. As opposed to a Linda Sarsour, who is embraced and given a platform – we’ve detailed her Islamist exploits here. Reminds me of when former Secretary of State, and National Security Adviser, Condoleeza Rice was declined being the commencement speaker at Rutgers University because of protests referring to her as unqualified…yet a reality TV show persona named “Snooki” had previously delivered an address.
Gotta ask yourself, how many conservatives are speaking at commencement addresses this season?
But what is most bizarre has been the whacked out response of the liberal progressives, Democrat Party, and their media accomplices. But it is to be expected because the last thing the left can address are policy issues at this time. Their eight-year reign with Obama was a failure. And all we need do is look to Venezuela, once celebrated as a socialist utopian vision, now crumbling, as evidence that socialism is indeed a creed of ignorance and a philosophy of failure.
However, in assessing the strategy of the Democrats, it’s apparent they must demonize Donald Trump and their only hope is impeachment. Yes, the “I” word which the Republicans were so fearful of saying when Obama occupied the White House. It was the “I” word that the Democrats dared the Republicans to say, or else be castigated as racists. So, after just about 120 days, with all this talk about the “I” word, what do we call the progressive socialists of the Democrat Party? Oh yeah, that’s right, President Trump is a privileged white male so he’s fair game for demeaning, denigrating, and disparaging.
This is why the left will not let go of the Russian windmill, regardless of Obama promising his flexibility. They must find something with which they can justify impeachment of President Trump, hence why all this talk about “Nixonian” and constitutional crisis — never mind all the unconstitutional actions taken by Barack Obama. What the Democrats hope to rally their base with for 2018 is simple: give us the majority so we can impeach Donald Trump. They couldn’t care less about economic growth, reforming our healthcare system, or rebuilding our military and restoring a failed foreign policy. The Democrats want power, pure and simple. And they’re freaking livid they lost last November. They refuse to believe it has anything to do with their failures and an inadequate candidate.
This is now not just about punishing President Trump — which he needs to realize, and get serious about advancing his policy agenda, and stop the petty fights. This is about punishing America, and believe me, this is why Barack Obama has stayed in Washington D.C., and has Svengali Valerie Jarrett living with him. This is about an undermining resistance to preclude this nation from going forward, as we attempt to reverse the fundamental transformation led by Obama and his leftist socialist acolytes.
So what must be done? Deny them ever regaining power! That means America MUST hand the left another crushing defeat in November 2018, and two years later in November 2020. It means winning more state legislatures and governor’s mansions. It also means getting down into the city councils, county commissions, and school board races and defeating progressive socialism. It means taking the philosophical fight to the left on college and university campuses — no safe spaces for the cupcakes. It means shrinking the sphere of influence of progressive socialism state by state, city by city, going on offense…and preventing places like California from exporting their absurdity in a locust-like effect into economically successful red states.
It means someone has to develop a policy and political strategy that sees the left’s agenda and blocks it at every turn, putting them on defense. And I must be honest, President Trump is the de facto head of the Republican Party at this time. This falls to him, and it cannot be accomplished without filling critical Senate confirmed positions, nor by 140 characters. If there’s one thing we should have gleaned from this past week…this is a war for the heart and soul of America.
[Learn more about Allen West’s vision for this nation in his book Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom]