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Trump Haters and Their Double Standards
Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2018 | Larry Elder

Posted on 08/23/2018 6:14:24 AM PDT by Kaslin

When President Donald Trump revoked the security clearance of former CIA head John Brennan, more than a dozen former high-level intelligence officials fired off a letter that said the president's decision was "ill-considered," "inappropriate" and "deeply regrettable."

The next day, 60 former lower-level CIA officials signed an open letter condemning the act. Their letter read, in part: "All of us believe it is critical to protect classified information from unauthorized disclosure. But we believe equally strongly that former government officials have the right to express their unclassified views on what they see as critical national security issues without fear of being punished for doing so." About a hundred other former officials have since added their names to this letter.

Where were all these officials, so concerned about "critical national security issues," when much of the country -- then and now -- believed President George W. Bush misled the nation about the Iraq war and the assumption that Saddam Hussein possessed stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction? Ron Fournier, then the Associated Press Washington, D.C. bureau chief, publicly said, "George W. Bush lied us into war in Iraq." To this day, a majority of Democrats, according to several polls, still believe that the entry into the Iraq war was based upon a lie.

Where was the intelligence community's joint letter reminding the country that Bush relied on the unanimous opinion of all 16 of our intelligence agencies? Why didn't the intelligence community publish a joint letter defending the integrity of the intelligence community and remind the nation that Bush retained the same CIA director, George Tenet, who served under President Bill Clinton, and said that the assumption that Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD was a "slam dunk"? But President Trump yanks the security clearance of an ex-CIA director who calls Trump "treasonous'' -- ie. eligible for the death penalty -- and much of the intelligence community throws a hissy fit.

The New York Times, for its editorial board, recently hired a tech writer named Sarah Jeong, who in recent years posted anti-white, anti-male and anti-cop messages on Twitter. The New York Times defended the decision by saying Jeong was, in effect, being sarcastic with her caustic posts, simply imitating the hateful nature of her Twitter critics. Call it a form of satire, insisted the Times. But Twitter never banned her, despite her anti-white, anti-cop and anti-male posts.

Conservative pundit Candace Owens tried an experiment. Owens repeated Jeong's posts -- except she replaced the word "white" with either "black" or "Jewish." Owens, for example tweeted: "Jewish people are bull---t ... like dogs p---ing on fire hydrants. ... Are Jewish people genetically predisposed to burn faster in the sun?" "Black people are only fit to live underground like groveling goblins." As Owens anticipated, Twitter promptly suspended her account.

Here's another double standard.

President Obama, on several occasions, compared slaves to immigrants. It generated no controversy. But when Trump cabinet member Ben Carson said the same thing, the reaction could not have been more different. At a 2015 naturalization ceremony for new citizens, Obama said: "It wasn't always easy for new immigrants. Certainly it wasn't easy for those of African heritage who had not come here voluntarily, and yet in their own way were immigrants themselves. There was discrimination and hardship and poverty. But, like you, they no doubt found inspiration in all those who had come before them. And they were able to muster faith that, here in America, they might build a better life and give their children something more." Obama, during his presidency, almost a dozen times compared slaves to immigrants whether they "arrived on the Mayflower or on a slave ship, whether they came through Ellis Island or crossed the Rio Grande." His remarks were often received with applause.

Carson said the same thing last year in a speech before HUD employees. "That's what America is about," Carson said, "a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder, for less. But they, too, had a dream that one day their sons, daughters, grandsons, granddaughters, great-grandsons, great-granddaughters, might pursue prosperity and happiness in this land."

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., insisted that Carson's "slave equals immigrant" perspective means he is unqualified to lead HUD. Carson, said Ellison, "doesn't know how urgent it is to confront racism" in housing. "It's disturbing to me, and it should be to every American, not just black Americans. ... For him, the HUD secretary, to have a stunning misunderstanding of history like that, is really, really striking."

Talk show host Whoopi Goldberg said: "Were the slaves really thinking about the American dream? No, because they were thinking, 'What the hell just happened?!' You know, when people immigrate, they come with the idea that they're going someplace for a better life. ... It's voluntary. ... How does he miss what slavery is?! How does he miss that no slave came to this country willingly? ... Ben, 'Roots.' Watch 'Roots.'"

To be a Trump-hater in good standing, one must employ double standards, hypocrisy and selective outrage. The line forms to the left.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial
KEYWORDS: barackhussein0bama; bencarson; doublestandard; doublestandarts; larryelder; liberalfascism; tds; whoopigoldberg; worstpresidentever
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1 posted on 08/23/2018 6:14:24 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

The media is biased and wonder why citizens do not trust them.


2 posted on 08/23/2018 6:17:23 AM PDT by ActresponsiblyinVA
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To: Kaslin

Whoopi: How does he miss what slavery is?! How does he miss that no slave came to this country willingly? ... Ben, ‘Roots.’ Watch ‘Roots.’”
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Ah yes, you mean the fictional work that was completely stolen from another author?

That Roots?


3 posted on 08/23/2018 6:19:19 AM PDT by HypatiaTaught (Patriots v American Hating, Commie Crybabies)
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To: Kaslin

All the cool kids hate Trump, you know. You want to be cool, right? Oh, you don’t hate Trump? I guess that makes you a racist too.


4 posted on 08/23/2018 6:21:18 AM PDT by bk1000 (I stand with Trump)
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To: ActresponsiblyinVA

If it weren’t for double standards, the left would have no standards at all.


5 posted on 08/23/2018 6:22:02 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (ObaMao: Fake America, Fake Messiah, Fake Black man. How many fakes can you fit into one Zer0?)
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To: Kaslin

Gov’t. workers are not a privileged class unto themselves, they only think they are. Security clearances only apply to the position one holds and if you don’t hold it, you don’t get to keep it. You are a guardian of information that applies only to your job. How does it work? Lets make it simple. As a soldier I am issued a 40mm grenade launcher, after my enlistment is over, I leave the Army. The Army takes back the 40mm, I don’t get to keep it. That’s how it also applies to clearances. Room temperature IQ’s can figure that out.


6 posted on 08/23/2018 6:26:21 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

OOOOOOPS! Wrong page!


7 posted on 08/23/2018 6:27:25 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Oh geeez its going to be a rough day today, I see it coming.


8 posted on 08/23/2018 6:28:23 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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To: Kaslin

“high-level intelligence officials..”

They may be officials but they are considerably lacking high intelligence.


9 posted on 08/23/2018 6:31:15 AM PDT by chief lee runamok (mongrel at large)
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To: Vigilanteman

BRILLIANT!


10 posted on 08/23/2018 6:34:06 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement!)
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To: Kaslin
"But we believe equally strongly that former government officials have the right to express their unclassified views on what they see as critical national security issues without fear of being punished for doing so."

You do not need a security clearance to express your unclassified views, so revocation upon leaving a billet that required the clearance is not punishment. Strawman argument.

11 posted on 08/23/2018 6:40:55 AM PDT by rjsimmon (The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Vigilanteman
When Pres Trump revoked the security clearance of ex-CIA head John Brennan, more than a dozen former high-level
intel officials said in a letter that the president's decision was "ill-considered," "inappropriate" and "deeply regrettable."

John Brennan Revoked the Security Clearances of Benghazi Heroes
Independent Sentinel ^ | 8/17/18 | S. Noble
FR Posted on 8/21/2018, 4:41:07 AM by Libloather

**SNIP** Paronto said he never shared intel but his security clearance was removed by Brennan. Brennan never told him why. He blasted Brennan for the way the heroes of Benghazi were treated upon return. “We come back from being on the ground to be treated as a second-class citizen. You come back and you’re called a liar,” Paronto told Fox News. “Brennan came in and there was no talk of ‘hey, good job guys,’ not that you look for it, but instead, it was ‘don’t say anything guys, we don’t want the truth to get out.’”He didn’t let up on Twitter. (Excerpt) Read more at independentsentinel.com ...

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NOTE: Paronto is a former Special Forces officer, a surviving member of a six-man security team who was given “stand down” orders from Hussein / Hillary / Brennan following the distress calls concerning a planned Jihad attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi. General Carter Ham received the same e-mails the White House received requesting help as the planned attack was taking place - immediately he said that he had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready... General Ham, was then given the order to Stand Down during the attack; which he protested... Therefore, he was relieved of Command of AFRICOM and physically removed from his TOC, Tactical Operations Center by Cankles Deep State pals. Also relieved was the admiral in command of an aircraft carrier strike group in the Middle East, Rear Adm. Charles M. Gaouette during its deployment.

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POINTS TO PONDER---Some say Amb Stevens would be alive today if he had just “donated” $50,000 to the Clinton Foundation, Hillary would have been all-ears---she would have answered one of his many urgent phone calls about Benghazi’s lax “security” All of this was confirmed in Hillary’s “missing” e-Mails that she savagely smashed and bleached-bit.

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We need to determine whether Amb Stevens ever received a solicitation letter from the Clinton Foundation.....
AND whether other US Ambassadors were asked to donate.

12 posted on 08/23/2018 6:42:44 AM PDT by Liz ( Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: HypatiaTaught

Whoopi doesn’t care if Roots was a stolen work of fiction.


13 posted on 08/23/2018 7:04:57 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Have another cup of joe. It’ll be alright.


14 posted on 08/23/2018 7:05:54 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: Kaslin

If you don’t have the need to know, you don’t need a clearance.

Former goobermint workers have no need to know.


15 posted on 08/23/2018 7:06:09 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: FamiliarFace

Whoopi’s ancestor was sold into slavery because they were unequal to the slaver. The ancestor was basically weak and ineffectual, unable to cope with the stronger, more capable enslaver.


16 posted on 08/23/2018 7:07:58 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12) Muller..... conspiracy to over throw the government)
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To: bert

The enslaver also was probably black, being from a group that was at war with her ancestor’s group.


17 posted on 08/23/2018 7:23:02 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: FamiliarFace

Whoopi doesn’t understand the definition of the word fiction, let alone the provenance of a novel.


18 posted on 08/23/2018 7:26:56 AM PDT by Avalon Memories ( Proud Deplorable. Proud born-in-the-USA American Dreamer.)
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To: FamiliarFace
The enslaver also was probably black, being from a group that was at war with her ancestor’s group.

A Black Muslim, more likely than not.

Celebrate Diversity.

19 posted on 08/23/2018 7:27:31 AM PDT by TADSLOS (1. Don’t Forget Nothing.)
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To: FamiliarFace

Have another cup of joe. It’ll be alright ........................ I think that was my problem, I was on #4 and still didn’t take my meds.


20 posted on 08/23/2018 7:35:49 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (What is earned is treasured, what is free is worth what you paid for it.)
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