Focusing on power in Washington

Angry Leftist E. J. Dionne has a burr under the saddle on the donkey he rides while typing commentary for the Democrat Party at the Washington Post. He is incensed about a lack of bipartisanship over President Trump’s nominee, Judge Neil Gorsuch, for supreme Court justice (our Constitution does not capitalize the word supreme).

Mr. Dionne claims he understands political posturing as practiced by “Republicans and conservatives.” But he apparently has no recollection of Democrat dissimulation—practiced in virtually everything they say and do. As talk-show host Chris Plante says: “When they’re talkin’, they’re lyin’.” Dionne cites the case last year of Obama’s Court nominee, Judge Merrick Garland, when Senate Republicans would not give him a hearing.

Finally, conservatives were pleased that Republicans had the fortitude to stand for America’s interest against Democrat deceit.

Dionne explains why he thinks Republicans are duplicitous: “They are focused on power and who will wield it.” Really? Not so, E. J.

For decades established Republicans have not been interested in wielding power, they have been satisfied in sharing a little of it with Democrats—fearful of being called defamatory names and being vilified by the “mainstream” media. Or under the illusion that Democrats would work with them.

Statist Democrats refer to all who oppose their schemes as “enemies.” You can’t play games of appeasement and “get along” with people who are avowed adversaries; they must be defeated. Ask the Israelis how their decades of concessions to the violent, hateful Arabs within their country have worked out for them.

Apparently, Dionne hasn’t noticed that Washington politics is all about who has power. But during the past eight years the Republican Party has put up weak-kneed presidential candidates who were afraid to confront the arrogant Marxist Barack Obama. And congressional Republicans didn’t do much to block his subversive agenda—a few brave “Tea Party” souls tried but they were outnumbered by the entrenched gang who went-along-to-get-along.

So far, it appears that President Trump will not allow the dishonest, sanctimonious Democrats to play him for a sucker with their phony “bipartisanship” talk (If they’re, talkin’ they’re lyin’).

Trump is a winner and will not tolerate anyone trying to sabotage his plans—the reason he was elected by most of the American electorate. He’s neither a traditional Republican nor politician, so we may often be surprised at what he says, what he does and how he does it. One thing seems sure; this new kind of president in town won’t let the Dems push him around with their mendacious quest for power in Washington.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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