Here we go with the Putin meeting today. Watch how the MSM covers this and how many see a conspiracy. I still remember when summits were big events that brought hope of dialogue and peace. That was BT (Before Trump). Now they’re examples of how the President is beholden to Russia and oh yea, he already lost because he is showing up.
(See Sunday’s NYT for extensive coverage followed by this mornings lead story- “Just Sitting Down With Trump, Putin Comes Out Ahead”. The paper of record writing the news before the news).
I don’t know what will come out of this session, but I promise the MSM will have a negative spin. I know this, Putin is a bad man and evil. He never got over Russia losing the cold war. He has been trying to reverse things since. He is not one to deal with. He is not trustworthy. He does not want anything except Russian dominance. Bush looked into his soul and saw a decent man. He was wrong. Obama promised flexibility after the election. He was wrong. Let’s hope Trump is Trump here and doesn’t fall into that trap.
As far as Russian interference in our elections I will repeat a past statement. They,we and others, all interfere. We support the side we think will be better for us and how we see the world. What is new is the social media aspect of the interference. Now why does that surprise anyone? If you pull back wouldn’t you suspect social media activity? In the past it was things like “Tokyo Rose” on the airwaves. This is just the next step in a modern world.
President Obama knew what they were doing. Remember his? “I told him (Putin) to cut it out”. We wrote then that those “words will not scare or deter” Putin. He is an ex KGB agent and dedicated to American decline.
Our thoughts are that as long as Putin is in control no progress is possible. We hope Trump gets tough and treats Putin as he has others that he perceives as taking advantage of America. If we must isolate them, then lead the world to do it. Bush failed, Obama failed, now Trump gets his chance to fix another “problem” they passed on to him.
He (and we) must remember that Russia under Putin is dedicated to creating turmoil in the U.S. and undermining our belief in government. He knows he can’t win militarily so upheaval within is the best means available to him. No one, the President included should be fooled by him.
Schumer Did It Wrong
Here’s a story from the NYT on a topic that we wrote about that the MSM is missing. Chuck Schumer was so wrong to use the filibuster against Neil Gorsuch. He used his single advantage on a losing hand and now is bare.
“Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?”: “In the days leading up to the vote on Judge Neil M. Gorsuch’s confirmation to the Supreme Court in the spring of 2017, Senator Susan Collins approached Senator Michael Bennet on the Senate floor with an urgent plea.
“‘Please, don’t do it this time,” Ms. Collins, the Republican from Maine , said to Mr. Bennet, her Democratic colleague from Colorado. ‘It’ was the Democratic inclination to mount a filibuster against Mr. Gorsuch, potentially forcing a showdown that would end with a move by Republicans to change Senate practices and eliminate supermajority filibusters against Supreme Court nominees. …
Now, as the Senate faces another court vacancy — one that could tilt the court’s ideological balance and cement a conservative majority — the Democrats have few tools to fight the nomination. A different outcome last year could have had a huge effect on the more consequential battle now taking shape.
Had Democrats retained the power to block President Trump’s choice of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, he might have been forced to find a more consensus candidate. With the Republicans’ Senate majority smaller than it was in 2017, Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, might not have found it as easy now to corral the votes to overrule a filibuster. The entire political atmosphere around the nomination would be transformed.
Hillary One More Time
Don’t you wish just once the MSM would call Hillary on what she says? She said Friday: “The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh would turn the clock back to the 1850’s” (yes the 1850’s).
“This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights,” Clinton said.
Imagine if a fair press playing her saying that also played her past quotes:
In 2008 she declined an opportunity to speak in support of same-sex marriage. She didn’t come out in favor of the issue until 2013, after it had become politically safe to do so.
In 1996 her husband signed the Defense of Marriage Act supporting traditional marriage.
The policy of separation and border activity that she is so against now was in place in her husbands term and the administration she served as Secretary of State.
You get the idea. That wasn’t 1850, it was her time, but the population changed and now she is pontificating as if she was always there.