Fwd: Democrats using insinuation and accusation to undermine Trump

Thomas: Democrats using insinuation and accusation to undermine Trump

“I’ll never lie to you.”

All politicians lie because they are human and all humans lie. The question before us is this: If President Donald Trump lied to former FBI Director James Comey, should that “lie,” lead to impeachment? Did he obstruct justice when he allegedly “hoped” Comey would not pursue an investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn? Many Democrats think so. Most Republicans do not.

Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee President Trump lied about him after his dismissal. The assertion was based on what the president said of him (“a real nut job”) and on his belief that Comey misled the public about the alleged lack of support among Comey’s FBI colleagues.

Trump’s newly hired attorney, Marc Kasowitz, returned fire. Speaking at the National Press Club, Kasowitz effectively accused Comey of lying about his recollection of a private dinner at which, according to Comey, Trump said, “I need loyalty.” Kasowitz accused Comey of “leaking” privileged communications to the media, which Comey admitted he did for the purpose of obtaining a special counsel to investigate Russian influence in the 2016 election.

Recordings of the Comey-Trump meetings would clear this up. The president has suggested they may exist and Comey said he would be happy to have them released.

They should be, but even if they corroborate Comey’s recollections, House Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said recently that he still believes there is no “credible evidence that there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.”

Everyone seems to agree that the Russians “attempted” to interfere, but no one claims that attempted interference affected the outcome. Hillary Clinton lost and so did Democrats – at all levels across the country. They need to get over it and figure out why.

The word “hypocrisy” was invented for such moments. The left is suddenly aghast about lying, but was fine with Barack Obama’s numerous lies, from “If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” to Benghazi, “Fast and Furious,” the “red line” in Syria and the list goes on. Let’s not even get started with the Clintons. They’re serial liars.

Media reaction swiftly followed Comey’s testimony. The New York Times and Washington Post seemed to favor Comey. A Wall Street Journal editorial even said that Comey “should have resigned if he believes what he now says.”

Charles Hurt, editorial page editor of the conservative Washington Times, summarized his view of Comey’s testimony: “The only verified leaker exposed: Jim Comey. The only person we know is not and never was under investigation for ties to Russia: Donald Trump. The only person exposed for trying to influence an election: (Obama attorney general) Loretta Lynch.

The only paper accused of publishing fake news: The New York Times. The only person who attempted to obstruct justice: Loretta Lynch and probably Bill Clinton.”

Even the reliably liberal Chris Matthews of MSNBC said, “The assumption of the critics of the president, of his pursuers, you might say, is that somewhere along the line in the last year, the president had something to do with colluding with the Russians … to affect the election in some way. And yet what came apart this morning was that theory.”

Do I wish the president would conform just a little to the traditions most Americans expect of a White House occupant? I do.

But for me and many other conservatives, policy overcomes deportment. Last week, the president nominated 11 solid conservatives to federal benches. His policies on border security, repealing and replacing Obamacare, cutting taxes, reforming the tax code and strengthening the military, among others, are why he was elected.

Democrats have nothing other than more of the same failed policies, which have contributed to their recent election losses. They are banking on undermining the president by accusation and insinuation.

The major media – which Trump regards as the mother of all liars – are in bed with his Democratic critics, while dismissing the lies of Democrats past and present.

And that’s no lie.

Cal Thomas regularly writes nationally syndicated columns from Washington.


Anonymous said...

"Even the reliably liberal Chris Matthews..."

If you profess that Mathews is a liberal, you are a RW extremist nutjob and have no idea what an actual liberal is.

Oh, it's Cal Thomas. No surprise. He thinks 'Mein Kampf' is a how-to guide.

delagar said...

I remain appalled by the lengths RWD -- and most remaining "conservatives" -- will go to in order to justify their continuing support of this disgraceful president.

I put "conservatives" in quotation marks, because the real conservatives of 50 years ago would be as sickened as the rest of us are by what has happened to the Right-wing in this country.

Anonymous said...

Eisenhower wouldn't recognize the GOP today.

delagar said...

^^ Exactly.

Thx 4 Fish said...

The right is trying to change the narrative from "Trump fired Comey to end Russia investigation" into "Trump told a lie." But it is not about lying or hypocrisy. It is not possible to compare anything that Obama or his people did to this. It is not even on the same level as Watergate.

It is about a president acting like a mafioso, and blatantly so. It is about his people colluding with Russia to win the election. There are similarities in presidential history, but none of those came to light contemporaneously. This is the kind of anti-democratic, anti-American action that needs to be greatly discouraged in future presidents. This guy needs to be taken down for his corruption as a lesson to future presidents. You are not above the law!

Anonymous said...

I maintain my position that all this Russia hoopla "ain't" nothing but a nothing-burger.


Van Jones

Anonymous said...


Wait, now you trust Van Jones? The same Van Jones who worked in the Obama White House, who conservatives have hated for years? What an amazing turnaround for you.

I do wonder though, if its a "nothing burger", then why is Trump so obsessed with it? Why did he fire Comey? Why wouldn't he want Comey to finish the investigation and confirm that is was, in fact, nothing? Explain that.

ferschitz said...

Please don't associate me with Van Jones. I have my insights and opinions, and Jones has his. I agree with the last Anonymous post, above. Now that Jones says something conservatives like, you're all over it, but previously, when Jones worked in the Obama whitehouse, conservatives universally hated him. As the kids say: Bitch, please!

I doubt that I actually said that the Russiagate stuff was a "nothingburger." I have said that I am skeptical, and that it's not clear to me that there's irrefutable evidence that the Russians meddled in some way in our election process - particularly such that it somehow "swung" the election to Trump. However, I did say that I was open to the unfolding story and would wait a little to see what happens.

Frankly, I'm still a bit on the fence - notice that doesn't translate into "nothingburger" - about Russia somehow throwing the election to Trump.

But there is certainly more evidence being uncovered that Russia may have been fiddling around, plus ever mounting evidence of supreme crookedness in the Trump family and Trump's close associates, some of which may involve colluding with Russians in some way or another.

In short: nothingburger? Please don't put words in my mouth.

His [Trump's] policies on border security, repealing and replacing Obamacare, cutting taxes, reforming the tax code and strengthening the military, among others, are why he was elected.

Yes, sort of. Of course, one could argue that nearly all of those policies are bad policies, especially wasting giant sums of money building a border wall, which will effectively be useless. Cutting taxes for multi-millionaires and billionaires and major corporations are also very bad policies.

And so forth. Chris Matthews was never a liberal, but the M$M likes to portray him as such.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, sir:


Anonymous said...

Excuse me, sir (#2):


Anonymous said...

What does Chris Matthews, who is not a liberal (but the media likes to say he is), saying that Hillary Clinton would sell the Lincoln bedroom have to do with this particular post about Trump?

Stick on the topic, please.

Anonymous said...

LOL! Uday Trump gets busted for talking w a Russian about screwing over Clinton. This could be quite serious.

What happens here? The tolls/bots turn out in force to point fingers of blame at Clinton.

Too late! Clinton lost & your hero "won" possibly with Russian help. Speculation about what Clinton may have done as President is a pointless distraction.

Pretty funny. Guess RWD is getting nervous.

Anonymous said...

LOL that Chris Matthews ain't liberal.


Anonymous said...

You are incorrect.

Anonymous said...

Mathews isn't remotely liberal. He's a corporate shill.

Liberals are pro-labor. Why do you think conservatives have been trying to destroy labor unions for the last 50 years? They know if they can wreck unions, liberal power is essentially evaporated. The GOP may be evil, but they ain't complete dummies.

Anonymous said...

Yes...such a "corporate shill" that he endorsed Bernie Sanders before Clinton played dirty in defeating Bernie. Clinton is the corporate shill, if anybody is.

Labor unions served their purpose during their heyday. The no longer give American cimoanies a competitive edge in a global economy.

Anonymous said...

"Labor unions served their purpose during their heyday."

That is disengenuous bullshit. Now you're defending wage inequality. If CEO's were paid what they were actually worth, the unions and labor would still thrive.

delagar said...

"Unions served their purpose in their heyday."

"Feminism is cancer."

"We don't need the Voting Rights Act, now that racism is over."

"All lives matter!"

RWD -- he's got a million of them.

ferschitz said...

Labor unions served their purpose during their heyday. The no longer give American cimoanies a competitive edge in a global economy.

Gee RWD, I guess Germany didn't get your "important" message about how labor Unions are so ruining the USA's competitive edge.

Germany has some of the highest Union participation globally, and - wonder of wonders! - they are also an economic powerhouse. What "excuse" will you come up with RWD to 'splain that? That it's "ok" for Germany for some magical "reasons" it simply cannot work in the USA.

Duly noted at the G20 that German Chancellor Angela Merkel bascially looked at your worthless looting "hero" DJT and said: Fine. Be that way. We, Germany, are happy to PROGRESS forward and be a World Leader, and we'll make alliances with across the Globe. Go back to your trash heap USA, DJT, and send out your idiot tweets that make your braindead followers get tingles up their thighs... because that's all they're gonna get.

Geez, RWD, you are such a chump. MAGA my azz.

Anonymous said...

"Labor unions served their purpose during their heyday. The no longer give American cimoanies a competitive edge in a global economy."

Maybe ease off on the tequila, champ.

General Nuisance said...

Well...the mainstream media does seem to be acting as cheap street pimps for the DNC.
It is not surprising that The National Enquirer now has more credibility than the New York Times.
Hint to you Snowflakes...keep your crayons handy, but remember...do NOT color on the walls in your parents basement.

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