About that New York Times Fake Op-Ed

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September 10, 2018

By now you might know who supposedly wrote the fake op-ed, “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”  Subhead: “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”

My guess it’s a couple of mid-level, semi-literate staffers. I’ve written a couple thousand op-eds, and edited many thousands more, and it just doesn’t read right. Consider the first sentence: “President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.” Worse than the Cuban Missile Crisis? Or Reagan facing a sinking economy and a rising Soviet Union? Or George W. Bush after 9/11? 

Then there’s this: “Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.” So what’s the problem?

On foreign policy, Anonymous gripes, “In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.”

That’s silly. Did Nixon going to China mean RN embraced Maoism and murdering 60 million Chinese? Today, the Russian president controls 7,000 nuclear weapons, as does the American president. They have to get along. Indeed, the real problem is the moles in and out of Trump’s administration preventing him from improving relations with Putin the way Nixon did with Brezhnev. Perhaps Anonymous, and the New York Times editors, will realize that a nanosecond before a Russian nuke explodes right above their heads.

As to Kim, it wouldn’t surprise me if Anonymous, whoever the coward is, earlier this year was attacking Trump for branding Kim “Little Rocket Man” and boasting of having a bigger nuclear button that could annihilate North Korea. 

Does this fool remember the Singapore summit, where Trump presented Kim a video showing how North Korea, moving toward a freer society, could be prosperous, with condos on the beach and maybe a Trump golf course?

Anonymous whines: “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until – one way or another – it’s over.”

For what “instability” would Trump be removed, peace and prosperity? 

And this is ludicrous: “The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.

“Senator John McCain put it best in his farewell letter. All Americans should heed his words and break free of the tribalism trap, with the high aim of uniting through our shared values and love of this great nation.

“We may no longer have Senator McCain. But we will always have his example – a lodestar for restoring honor to public life and our national dialogue. Mr. Trump may fear such honorable men, but we should revere them.”

What a joke. The voters rejected McCain for President at the polls two times, in 2000 and 2008. I always opposed him because his perpetual warmongering really did scare me. In 2008, Obama won specifically as a peace candidate. And in 2016, the McCain-belligerent Hillary also was rejected in favor of the less militaristic Trump. Of all the candidates for president in my lifetime, Hillary and McCain were the only two whom I really wanted to keep away from the nuclear launch codes.

As to “tribalism,” that’s Establishment-speak for attacking what Hillary called the “deplorables” – the regular Americans who constantly have been betrayed by the likes of McCain. He, let us remember, was re-elected to the Senate on a solemn pledge to “Complete the dang fence,” yet back in office kept pushing open borders.

Under Trump, black and Latino unemployment is at the lowest levels ever, incomes are up, and business starts are way up. Blacks approval of Trump, according to the most accurate poll, Rasmussen, is 36%, something unheard of for a Republican since Eisenhower.

This fake op-ed is part of the Establishment’s ongoing assault on Trump. It comes after the five-day obsequies for McCain, when none other than Churchill got only three days.

Then there’s Woodward’s Fake Biography. Mark Steyn, who got an early copy before the Sept. 11 publishing date, pointed out a signs of Trump’s supposedly instability was when he demanded his generals tell him why they couldn’t win wars.

All of this is building up to the mid-term elections in less than two months. If Democrats take over Congress, the Establishment hopes it can oust Trump, and maybe Pence, putting wannabe House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in the Oval Office.

The time to build your bomb shelter is now.

John Seiler

John Seiler