It started out as a normal week. I arrived at Washington DC Monday afternoon at 4:30pm ET. I met some dear military friends for dinner and got back to my Batcave around 8:30pm. I did my website writing for Tuesday and by 10:15pm hit the rack to rest up for a day of meetings with House members on Capitol Hill. As always, I awoke at 5:30am for my morning run up Pennsylvania Avenue to the Capitol and then I got them…about eight text messages.
The subject was the resignation of the Trump administration’s National Security Advisor LTG Michael Flynn, whom I know personally. Several folks had asked me about the issue surrounding LTG Flynn’s phone conversations with a Russian ambassador, and I confided that I didn’t believe he would be able to survive the week. Misleading, lying, to the vice president of the United States cannot be tolerated. That’s the type of behavior we expect from the Democrat Party, and saw in the Obama administration.
I flew back to Dallas yesterday and as I sat in Reagan National airport, reviewed many pieces written on the topic. Here is my assessment.
First of all, when you know the objective of your adversary, you have to be more savvy. The line of attack from the Democrat Party through the campaign was to tie Donald Trump to Russia, and that intensified after the election. As a former Head of the Defense Intelligence Agency, LTG Flynn should have displayed better situational awareness.
No one associated with the Trump campaign, or potential administration figures, should have had any contact with Russian officials. As well, having been in the intelligence community, LTG Flynn should have realized that the potential for someone listening in on conversations was high. That does lead to a very interesting point: did the Obama administration know and authorize the phone tapping involving an American citizen without their knowledge? As we know, the exact same thing happened with the Obama Department of Justice, under Eric Holder, investigating the sitting CIA Director, General David Petraeus, without his knowledge. Now, I wonder if the liberal ACLU has any issue with that?Second, it would seriously behoove President Trump to remove the countless number of Obama holdovers that remain operating within his administration in key positions.
The pressure needs to be levied against Senate Democrat leader Chuck Schumer as this is further evidence of Democrat, progressive socialist efforts to undermine the peaceful transition of governance.As reported by the Washington Free Beacon, “The abrupt resignation Monday evening of White House national security adviser Michael Flynn is the culmination of a secret, months-long campaign by former Obama administration confidantes to handicap President Donald Trump’s national security apparatus and preserve the nuclear deal with Iran, according to multiple sources in and out of the White House who described to the Washington Free Beacon a behind-the-scenes effort by these officials to plant a series of damaging stories about Flynn in the national media.
The effort, said to include former Obama administration adviser Ben Rhodes—the architect of a separate White House effort to create what he described as a pro-Iran echo chamber—included a small task force of Obama loyalists who deluged media outlets with stories aimed at eroding Flynn’s credibility, multiple sources revealed.
The operation primarily focused on discrediting Flynn, an opponent of the Iran nuclear deal, in order to handicap the Trump administration’s efforts to disclose secret details of the nuclear deal with Iran that had been long hidden by the Obama administration.
Insiders familiar with the anti-Flynn campaign told the Free Beacon that these Obama loyalists plotted in the months before Trump’s inauguration to establish a set of roadblocks before Trump’s national security team, which includes several prominent opponents of diplomacy with Iran. The Free Beacon first reported on this effort in January.”
Here in lies the real story that the mainstream complicit liberal progressive media isn’t going to report.
Imagine if President George W. Bush set up a shadow effort to undermine the incoming Obama administration national security team? Heck, I recall the childish antics of the outgoing Clinton administration to remove all the “W” keys from the computer keyboards. This is far more egregious — nefarious — and in my estimation, treasonous — nothing new for the Obama flying monkeys.
And this is not going to stop, or end anytime soon, as the acolytes of Obama and the liberal progressive Democrat Party have declared war. And let me remind you of the maxim of one retired Marine 1st Sgt Jim Reifinger: “if you ever find yourself in a fair fight, it’s because your tactics suck.”
This is not a fair fight and perhaps President Trump needs to put down the Twitter for a while and get focused. This is not about bravado, but going head to head with what can only be described as political evil.
President Trump must come to realize that this is a purposeful, well-planned operation against him. Sadly the left has now claimed two casualties from the White House National Security team: LTG Flynn and Monica Crowley — and please, plagiarism? Ask Joe Biden about plagiarism.
Here’s the bold action I would take. I would announce critical position fills for individuals as number twos: deputies, and undersecretaries. I would send a message to Senator Schumer that as president of the United States, I will no longer be held hostage to your partisan undermining of my administration.
Here is a list of individuals that I’m placing into position. When you decide to do your job and stop being party to the insidious actions of delaying the transition of governance, we will send these individuals over for immediate confirmation hearings.
The media can whine and cry all they wish, but they are accomplices to this nefarious endeavor. We will not allow our national security to be obstructed due to partisan politics. Senator Schumer, I suggest you instruct your colleagues to attend committee hearings and cooperate with the process. I expect the US Senate to work everyday starting tomorrow to get all positions confirmed, but I will no longer succumb to being held hostage to the whims of the liberal progressive base of the Democrat Party.
Let me reiterate something, you NEVER win on defense, and that is exactly where the left is placing the Trump administration. And the last people who should EVER talk about constitutional governance, coequal branches of government, and checks and balances is the Democrat Party.
President Trump should tell them simply, ”I have a pen and a phone, and I’m calling up individuals and assigning them to the critical Senate-confirmed positions in my administration.”
No, that is not a constitutional crisis…abandoning Americans to die in a combat zone and lying about it…that is a constitutional crisis. Unleashing a government agency on American citizens — the IRS — that is a constitutional crisis. Purposefully and covertly releasing unlawful enemy combatants from GITMO against the NDAA you signed is a constitutional crisis. Undermining the peaceful transition of government IS a serious offense and a constitutional crisis.
It’s time we get dog fighting mad and tough with the party of violence, coercion, intimidation and threats — the Democrat Party. This is a fight and it’s not a fair fight.
The Democrats lost the election of November 2016 and ponder, what would the media be saying if this was February 2009 and the roles were reversed? You’d be hearing cries of racism and other invectives…well, that certainly hasn’t changed. What would have happened if a Bush holdover acting Attorney General had defied an Obama executive order? Those of us who’ve been in the combat zones fighting against Islamic jihadists know they only respond to and understand two things: strength and might — no different from the left. They don’t respect kindness, compromise or negotiation. They only want their way and your submission. We constitutional conservatives don’t need to lower ourselves to their violent manner or means, but we must not cower and be held hostage by them — a coastal minority — anymore.
President Donald Trump needs to take action, not advertise it, but go forward and do the job he was elected to do, be the president of the United States of America. The GOP House and Senate majorities need to bypass the infantile behavior of Schumer and Pelosi. Donald Trump won, get over it. If not, then the Party of the jackasses will be victim of a stampede of pachyderms.