Friday, March 3, 2017

The Democrats Are Bereft of Ideas: The Faux Russian Connection - Now With Attorney General Sessions

President Trump campaigned with ideas. He has accomplished much in the first 40 days despite the Senate Democrats slow-walking his nominees. They hope to both find damming information about the nominees and to delay the initiation of President Trump’s program. He still has hundreds of appointments to be confirmed, including two cabinet appointments.. The Democrats are not offering positive proposals to the American people. Their only position is to stay the course with the failing ObamaCare. They asked Steve Beshear, the 72 year old former Governor of Kentucky, to deliver the Democrat’s response to President Trump’s Speech. His listless speech proved to the American people that the Democrats are out of ideas. Where are the adults in the Democratic Party? The Democrats and media act like they remain in the denial stage. They still cannot believe that their anointed one, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, lost to Donald Trump. Hillary was measuring the White House drapes. Senator Schumer was salivating about becoming the Senate Majority Leaders. Representative Nancy Pelosi expected to reclaim the Speaker’s gavel with the anticipated Clinton landslide. The Republicans were to be consigned to Trotsky’s ash heap of history. The Republicans swept the elections on November 8 from the local level to the Presidency. The Democrats still can’t figure it out, so they blame it on the Russian Connection, the Russian Link, the Russian Conspiracy. Their latest focus of attack is Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who met twice with the Russian Ambassador last year. One meeting was a large public meeting and the other was in his office with two senior aides and perhaps a junior aide present. The argument is that then Senator Sessions committed perjury when he answered “No” to a question as to whether he had met with the Russians. The actual question was longwinded and ambiguous: Senator Franken: “CNN just released a story alleging that the intelligence community provided documents to the president-elect last week, that included information that ‘Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Trump.’ These documents also allegedly say ‘there ws a continuing exchange of information between Trump surrogates and intermediaries for the Russian government.’ Again, I’m telling you this as it is coming out, so you know. But it’s true, it’s obviously extremely serious, and if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the Trump campaign communicated with the Russian government in the course of the campaign, what will you do.?” Senator Sessions: “Senator Franken, I’m not aware of any of those activities. I have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign and I did not have communications with the Russians, and I am unable to comment on it.” They had no problems when Secretary Clinton’s State Department approved the sale to Rosatum, a Russian company, of a Canadian company controlling 20% of the United States uranium supply. They were unconcerned that former President Clinton received a $500,000 speaking fee and the Clinton Foundation at least $2.35 million from the Russians. They were quiet when President Clinton on March 26, 2012 in Seoul said to Russian President Medvedev “This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility.” They had no complaints on March 6, 2009 when Secretary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov a “Reset button” to symbolize a change in Russo-American relations. Symbolically, the reset button didn’t work. More significantly, the Russian word used did not translate to “reset” but “overloaded.” The Democrats were silent when Russia seized the Crimea. They remain quiescent as Russia sponsors and forments a rebellion in eastern Ukraine. And now they raise the Red Scare! Their Red Scare is highly selective. The Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak gets around. He was at President Trump’s presentation Tuesday before a Joint Session of Congress. Not only was he present, but he even sat with the Democrats. President Trump tweeted out a photo today of Senator Schumer eating a donut and drinking coffee with Vladimir Putin. President Trump suggested an investigation of Senator Schumer. Many did not understand President Trump’s ironic humor. His idea is no more preposterous than the attacks on Attorney General Sessions. Former Senator Barbara Boxer said that Senator Durban organized a group meeting of Senators to meet with the Russian ambassador. 30 Democratic Senators met with the Ambassador in 2015 to be briefed on the pending vote on President Obama’s Iran Nuclear Agreement. Three of the Senators reportedly changed from undecided to positive votes on the agreement. Senator Clare McCaskill and Representative Nancy Pelosi seem to suffer from early memory loss. Senator McCaskill said she never met with the Russian ambassador, but her tweets showed at least two meetings with the ambassador. Representative Pelosi also claimed to have never met him, but a photo has surfaced of the two of them at a table with Putin. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said the Attorney General should be above reproach. That maxim did not exist when Attorney General Loretta Lynch met with former President Bill Clinton for 30 minutes on the tarmac at Phoenix Airport when his wife, running for President, was under investigation for her private email server. Senator Diane Feinstein said she once had lunch with the Russian Ambassador. Senator Joe Manchin also met with the Russian ambassador. The Democrats are engaged in the Big Lie with the “Russian Connection.” If you tell a monster lie often enough, it acquires credibility. The only reason these slanders have any credibility is that the mainstream media highlights them. No evidence has been uncovered to show the Russians changed one vote in the election. No evidence exists to show a link between the Trump Campaign and the Russians with respect to the election. Even President Obama said no link existed. As Gertrude Stein once said: “There is no there, there.” The Congressional Democrats are playing to their base, their shrinking base.

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