“I never had sexual relations with that woman,” said by then President Bill Clinton about his purported affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Of course evidence revealed that was “political truth” not actual truth. Washington D.C. “truth” through the years has been re-defined so many times no one knows what to believe — about anything. Remember all the angst pointed at George W. Bush about the Iraq invasion? Remember that after the first Iraq war started the Left in D.C. went crazy about how Bush lied, how there was never any danger from Saddam Hussein, that there were no WMD (weapons of mass destruction) there? Want to hear what all those same politicians who attacked Bush 43 had to say BEFORE (in most cases) he even took office? Read these and laugh:
“If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.” President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
“Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology, which is a threat to countries in the region, and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, Dec. 16, 1998
“We urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.” Oct. 9, 1998, letter to President Clinton signed by Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry and others.
“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country. Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.” Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
“I will be voting to give the president the authority to use force if necessary to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.” Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., Oct. 9, 2002
Then there are the stories told by anti-Trump members of Congress who take every opportunity to take shots at the President in total disregard for REAL truth:
” Donald Trump’s claim to drain the swamp in D.C. is false. In fact, if you add up the net wealth of his cabinet, it has more wealth than a third of the American people total — close to 100 million people.”
Charles Schumer, D-NY, March 27, 2017 .
Here’s the truth of the matter which totally debunks Senator Schumer’s claim: “The bottom one-third of American households ranked by wealth own approximately nothing,” says Gabriel Zucman, an economist at the University of Berkeley. That is because some either have a very low or even negative net wealth, due to high debt. For that matter, it does not take a lot to “have more wealth than a third of the American people,” like Schumer claimed, Zuchman added.
“There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could even rig America’s elections…There is no evidence that has happened in the past, or that there are instances that that could happen this time.”
Former President Barack Obama, October, 2016.
The “then” President KNEW there was something going on with the Russians when he made this statement. He was probably just running for cover, knowing full well what was coming after the election, no matter who won. And we found out later HIS FBI had been investigating Russian election influence on his behalf already. So why did he lie about it?
“Ninety percent of my emails as Secretary of State were, according to the State Department, ‘already in the system.'” Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Presidential Candidate when this statement was made in 2016.
“Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT)
“Planned Parenthood is the health care backbone for American women during their lives. In fact, it is the only health care that a significant number of women get. About 30 percent of women, that’s their health care.” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV)
Is that enough or should I continue? There have been and are plenty of “Mythical Truths” coming out of Washington almost daily — from both sides of the aisle. (And they wonder why the American public trust of Congress is pretty much lower than their trust for Vladimir Putin and the Ayatollah in Iran) American political trust has gotten so bad I actually heard the old joke last week on a radio talk show — and not from a Republican: “You know how to tell when a Congressman or Senator are lying? Their lips are moving.” Thomas Jefferson would rise from the dead if he knew just how untruthful our D.C. representatives are.
But here’s the rub for me: they know they’re not telling the truth, yet they continue. Their doing so literally is their showing American voters the middle finger. And they do even that with total disdain for us! Face it: either they think we are all stupid, or they know we get their dishonesty and they do not care. Either case is unacceptable.
What can we do? This is where, how, and why they have won their “victory.” The only way we can do what needs to happen — remove the majority of U.S. Representatives and Senators in one election — is for the majority of Americans to set aside partisanship, join with Americans from other political persuasions, and vote Washington out: all of them. That will not happen. Unfortunately, we all saw the division in the Nation front and center in the elections in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, and most recently last November. Americans cannot agree just as Congress cannot agree. It’s pretty much left coast plus Illinois with east coast, all against middle America — almost an even split. And as long as that holds, Congress will pretty much stay the same. The House, Senate, and White House will slightly tilt one way and then the other from election to election, but I am saddened to say that at its core, American government is set.
In American history there have been just two things that seems successful at attracting the attention of a majority of American voters so as to unite them for a purely American ideal of sorts: war and/or national travesty. Think back through history and you’ll see: American Revolution, Civil War, Assassination of Lincoln, War of 1812, WWI, WWII, Korean War, Assassination of JFK, Vietnam War, both Iraq wars, 9/11. Americans rally when under siege. And during and after each of these, Americans rallied against an enemy.
Will it take something like this to happen to get us together again? Are we headed toward a similar occurrence? As for me, I desperately want Americans everywhere to awaken to the understanding of the slippery slope we are standing on and what looms ahead if we cannot recover footing sufficient to prevent a slide down that slope. But with the wholesale corruption in immigration that has flooded the nation with illegals who (even though not legally registered) vote almost in a block for whatever political person or entity promotes open borders, the voting block for “all things liberal” may be insurmountable. We may no longer have any real voice in the future of our nation.
I hate to say it, but War or another disaster may be our only chance.
God help America!
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Great post, Dan