Friday, January 13, 2017

Op-ed:
McCain v. Trump: A Tail of a Two-Tailed Coin                By: Diane Sori and Craig Andresen / Right Side Patriots on American Political Radio

“I think it was disgraceful — disgraceful that the intelligence agencies allowed any information that turned out to be so false and fake out. That’s something that Nazi Germany would have done, and did do.”
 – President-elect Donald Trump on the recently disclosed ‘Fake News’ story alleging ties between him and Russia

He’s mad...furious in fact...and rightly so.

By now we all know that Donald Trump is denying any and all accusations that Russia... that Vladimir Putin...tried to "cultivate and compromise” either him personally with what has been proven to be a ‘Fake News’ story or concerning the outcome of November’s election. And you know what...he’s one hundred percent correct on both accounts, and he’s right that these allegations were and are nothing but what he called a “political witch hunt.”

Now rightfully accusing one of the purveyors of ‘Fake News’...the still Obama-controlled U.S. intelligence services...of taking “one last shot” at him...Trump is furious over a recently reported on by CNN totally debunked BuzzFeed story. Released by Buzzfeed in the days leading up to Trump’s inauguration, an article titled 'Trump Has Deep Ties To Russia’ with the byline of Ken Bensinger, Mark Schoofs, and Miriam Elder, was posted online claiming that Russia has been “cultivating“ Trump for over five years and that Trump has been in constant contact with the Kremlin for information on his opponents most especially Hillary Clinton. And this article also claimed that they had proof that Trump was engaging in sexual misconduct and that the Russians were blackmailing him in regards to it. 

Well guess what...it’s all false...it’s all lies...and all done as a last minute ploy by the left to try and stop Donald Trump from being able to take the oath of office come January 20th.

In fact, Moscow has denied the claims via Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said that, “The information is not true and is nothing other than a total fabrication,” adding that, “It’s a complete fake, it’s a complete fabrication, it’s total nonsense.”

Briefly, about seven or so months ago, Christopher Steele, a former British spy who had been undercover in Moscow in the early 1990s and who later was the top expert on Russia at the London headquarters of Britain’s spy agency, MI6, and who upon his retirement in 2009 formed his own commercial intelligence firm, 'Orbis Business Intelligence' (and who had done work for the F.B.I. on the investigation of bribery at the FIFA, soccer’s global governing body), won a “contract” to compose a dossier on Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. And then last Friday, an unsubstantiated and unverified account of that dossier... which included encounters with prostitutes, real estate deals made that were to be used as bribes, and cases where Donald Trump 'supposedly' worked with Russian intelligence to hack the DNC computers...was presented to Trump in an appendix to a top-secret intelligence report.

Now another important fact that you should know...these exact claims have been circulating for months but most major news organizations have already seen those allegations in one form or another, and despite their well-known disdain for Donald Trump, they rightfully chose not to publish nor even allude to the now published BuzzFeed article replete with its allegations concerning the afore mentioned events, and they did so simply because all of their efforts to verify those allegations have failed.

Again, note the words ‘unsubstantiated and unverified’ because this is the lynch-pin in proving this was nothing but a “witch hunt” by those still whining and crying over the fact that Hillary did not win.

But to those words must be added the word ‘lie’ for a major lie was included in this report that should leave all involved at BuzzFeed and CNN with not only egg on their face but with consequences to pay. 

And that involves the article’s claim that Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen, met with Kremlin officials in Prague to set the stage for the release of documents hacked from the DNC and other Democratic organizations. But the problem is that Michael Cohen has never been to Prague, and in fact it has been verified that he was with his son visiting USC and meeting with the baseball coach on the date the meeting was supposedly to have taken place. In fact, one Mr. Solodukhin, his purported Russian contact, denied his ever having met Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen or anyone associated with Donald Trump. 

So obviously a different Michael Cohen with no Trump ties whatsoever may have visited Prague during the time in question and that the two Michael Cohen's were somehow mixed up in Steele’s dossier...an honest mistake we doubt it...upon which BuzzFeed’s article and CNN’s report was based. 

Ooops...

So why did U.S. intelligence services release and CNN report on something they knew contained not only unsubstantiated and unverified information...lies actually if truth be told...except that they colluded in a last ditch attempt to smear Donald Trump before he could be sworn in as America’s 45th president.

And now add into this assorted mix that major RINO extraordinaire, Arizona Senator John McCain, has now admitted that it was he who handed what he thought was the only dossier that smeared Donald Trump over to the F.B.I., totally unaware that the F.B.I. was already privy to this information.

Recently saying on his website that, “Late last year, I received sensitive information [on Donald Trump] that has since been made public” and that, “Upon examination of the contents, and unable to make a judgment about their accuracy, I delivered the information to the Director of the FBI,” John McCain has proven that this maneuver of his was nothing but payback for Donald Trump’s words said back in July 2015 at the 'Family Leadership Summit' in Ames, Iowa, when Trump said, “He’s not a war hero...He’s a war hero because he was captured,” then adding that, “I like people that weren’t captured," basically defaming and marginalizing McCain’s war heroics.

And while Trump might have fired the first shot, so to speak, during a heated primary season, that hatchet was believed to have been buried some time ago when McCain finally came out, albeit late in the game, in support of Donald Trump’s nomination for president. But now we know it wasn’t...it laid festering inside him until McCain felt the time was right for the ultimate payback.

And while most, if not all Conservatives have been unhappy for some time with McCain’s politics, most do show him the respect due to a veteran who paid a steep price while being held as a prisoner of the Viet Cong.

Trump...didn’t. He later denied that he said it, later still tried to deflect away from it, but the truth is he did say it and there was, at that point, no going back.
  
Throughout the 2016 campaign, McCain used every opportunity he could to deride Donald Trump and continued to do so even after Trump had the nomination. Rather than looking to unify voters around the Republican Party nominee, McCain did everything he could think of to get Hillary elected.

But that’s not where this tale of a two-tailed coin ends. In fact, it's far from it.

The dossier that McCain handed over to the F.B.I. was as bogus as any dossier could possibly be. It was full of falsehoods, lies and smears. That much we know for sure. It was also something which we now know was already in the possession of the F.B.I. before McCain passed it on to them. To say the least, and not to employ an already overused liberal phrase, but what it was, was 'Fake News.' Real, authentic, 'Fake News.'

Naturally, Trump launched into a Twitter frenzy over it, both condemning media outlets for running the smear piece and going after the content of that smear piece as he had every right to do.

Or did he have that right? That’s the real question here...has Trump actually the right to be upset by this fraudulent dossier?

Remember, after Trump got the nomination, we actively got behind him to defeat the treasonous Hillary Clinton, but we’re not members of the bandwagon nor are we blindly riding the 'so-called' Trump train. We said we would hold Donald Trump accountable, as we have held Obama and Hillary accountable, and so we will even if it upsets the riders of the train.

For Donald Trump to show his outrage over a 'Fake News' story now, makes him today’s poster boy for hypocrisy.

Remember when Trump went after Ted Cruz...getting behind, if not out in front of a National Enquirer story falsely accusing Cruz of several extramarital affairs?

How about that false story Trump pushed for months regarding Cruz stealing the Iowa Caucus from Dr. Ben Carson?

Speaking of Ben Carson...remember when Trump referred to the good doctor as being not very different from a child molester?

How about Trump’s false crusade against Marco Rubio...calling the Florida Senator "corrupt" and accusing him of "defrauding the people of Florida?”

“Lightweight Senator Marco Rubio is a dishonest person. He has cheated with credit cards, and does favors for lobbyists. In my opinion, he is a total crook and I am doing the people of Florida a great favor by further exposing him. Corrupt Marco Rubio has spent years defrauding the people of Florida.”

Absolutely none of that was true, and Donald Trump knew it, but he certainly wasn’t above smearing his competition during primary season when it was politically expedient for him to do so.

To be as honest as possible, perhaps brutally so, the Oval Office is no place for the thin of skin, and in a world of 24/7 news cycles, where everything a politician says is captured on tape somewhere, by someone, President-elect Trump needs to add a few epidural layers and fast. He also needs to stop thinking of himself as the only one either capable, or with the clearance to file false news against others.

Trump’s outrage over this fabricated dossier doesn’t just seem to be hypocritical...it is indeed hypocritical.

Was Trump right to have spread false and salacious stories about his political rivals during the campaign? No. Was he right to have demeaned John McCain’s service? No, and neither was it right for McCain to take up Hillary’s side in the general election by refusing to vote for Trump any more than it was right for John McCain to pass along a fraudulent dossier to the FBI as a means by which to smear Trump.

But, as we said, this is the tale of a two-tailed coin, and one thing is always true of such coins...two wrongs do not make a right any more often than a two-tailed coin will ever come up heads.

To be perfectly candid, McCain’s actions with regard to the dossier in evidence, were wrong in so many ways, because whether or not McCain likes it, and he obviously doesn’t, Donald Trump is about to take the oath of office thus becoming our nation’s 45th president, and as such, he at the very least, is due the respect of verifying such a dossier before it gets passed along.

Turning the ship of state around, after eight miserable years under the Obama administration, is going to be hard enough at best, and the Commander-in-Chief certainly doesn’t need an old, rusty anchor like McCain dragging him down. Trump will have quite enough of that coming from the other side of the aisle, and McCain needs to make a decision as to on which side of that aisle he’s going to sit.

From where we stand, even with his faults, and yes train riders, Trump has faults, his agenda seems to be in line with bringing America back to the top of its game, and the top of the heap of international politics and leadership where we rightfully belong. Not everybody is going to like, or agree with every point of his agenda, or with the way he goes about it, but as the president, Donald Trump does have the authority to do whatever is within the law and in line with the Constitution to get things done.

To put this another way...

We believe that, in his own unorthodox way, Donald Trump is embarking on a quest to do what is right and best for this country, but it is very hard to find, in any way, shape, or form, that what McCain did by passing along what he had to know was a pack of lies and fabrications regarding Donald Trump, was in the best interest of this country.

McCain’s actions seem, for all the world, to have been driven by a personal vendetta...an act of political revenge aimed at Trump for a slight made in a public forum...an off the cuff, not all too well thought out comment, and as such, devolves itself from political rhetoric, to a disturbing realm of salacious lies most usually inhabited by liberals.

The campaign is over. The nomination and the general election won. Donald Trump is now just a few days away from assuming the office of the President, and John McCain seems to still be as hell-bent on stopping Trump as any garden variety, elected, or celebrity liberal.

John McCain either needs to switch his party affiliation to match his agenda of personal revenge, or he needs to sit down, ride out what one has to believe will be his final rodeo in the Senate, and shut the hell up.

Perhaps BuzzFeed or CNN is in need of a very senior editor in their political ethics divisions, and given his handling of the 'Fake News' dossier...John McCain could well be over qualified for either propaganda outlet.

In this tale of a two-tailed coin toss...Trump wins while McCain loses even more of his waning credibility.

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RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS...LIVE! 

Today, Friday, January 13th from 7 to 9pm EST on American Political Radio, RIGHT SIDE PATRIOTS Craig Andresen and Diane Sori discuss 'Fake News' fallout, last week's incident at Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and a fond farewell to Obama.

Hope you can tune in at: http://tunein.com/radio/American-Political-Radio-s273246/

3 comments:

  1. It is like a soap opera. Unfortunately Trump is the director in charge of the story line. He needs to learn to realize everything he says is fair game and hypocrit is one moniker he does not need. Ignoring some comments made is not one of his strong points and trying to label his competition with derogatory monikers is somewhat childish. Hopefully he learns how to not leave himself vulnerable to the hypocrit label.

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  2. I sure hope he does learn that because he can be a great president if he does.

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  3. 'SHUT 'ER DOWN - SHUT 'ER DOWN - GET IT DONE - GET IT DONE!!!' - as the Trump train speeds along the tracks around a mountain of humanity - thru a dark tunnel of hate - heading toward a shiny light at the end - to head to the Hill where again greatness can be achieved - forbidding the devil and the demon of hate a place of importance and a reserved seat at the table!!! ------------------------------------------------ I HEAR A TRAIN A'COMIN - IT'S COMIN ROUND THE BEND. THE ENGINES THEY ARE ROARIN - CUZ DONALD TRUMP IS IN. I HEAR A TRAIN A'COMIN - IT'S COMIN ROUND THE BEND. THIS IS NO CRUZ A CRUISIN - BUT A FAST TRAIN BRINGIN' DONALD TO A WIN! I HEAR A TRAIN A'COMIN - IT AIN'T GONNA SLIP ITS TRACK. THE DONALD - HE IS ON IT - AND HE'S GOT AMERICA'S BACK!!!

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