Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we treat listeners to some of the most wacky, astonishing and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class. Here is the latest episode:
Tim Donner: So after months of throwing the kitchen sink at President Trump accusing him of everything from white supremacy to treason, we got a stark picture again this week of just how far the left will go when a member of Congress with a long history of attacking Trump, the hat lady, the mad hatter, Representative Frederica Wilson, listened into a phone call from Trump to the wife of one of the four soldiers killed last week in Niger, La David Johnson. And then went on national TV to lambaste the president.
Frederica Wilson: This man is a sick man. He’s cold-hearted, and he feels no pity, or sympathy for anyone. This is a grieving widow. A grieving widow who is six months pregnant. And when she actually hung up the phone she looked at me and said, “He didn’t even know his name.” Now that’s the worst part.
Tim Donner: Of course what many didn’t realize when she made those comments was Frederica Wilson’s alliance with the likes of Maxine Waters in trying to impeach Trump. Here’s what she said about Trump in mid-May of this year.
Frederica Wilson: He is on the brink of an impeachment. And people will begin to call for him to be impeached, and the Republicans will have to join in.
Tim Donner: Of course that fizzled like everything else the left has tried to ride Trump out of D.C. on a rail. But it tells you exactly where Representative Frederica Wilson is coming from. But I’m certain she did not expect what came next. A defiant emotional response from White House Chief of Staff, General John Kelly whose own son died in Afghanistan in 2010. And he said the fallen La David Johnson shared much in common with his own son.
John Kelly: When he died, and the four cases we’re talking about in Niger, and my son’s case in Afghanistan. When he died he was surrounded by the best men on this earth, his friends. That’s what the president tried to say to four families the other day. It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation. Absolutely stuns me. And I thought at least that was sacred.
Tim Donner: Apparently not. Not when the left will play politics even with a condolence call from the president. But opposition to Trump has hardly been confined to the Democrats. Who needs the left when you’ve got the Republican establishment in the person this week of John McCain and George W. Bush. Flagrantly undermining their own president. McCain, you expect it from. Bush not so much until now. But apparently, the gravely ill John McCain is intent on cementing his legacy as a persistent thorn in the side of his own party. This week he unleashed a thinly veiled anti-Trump rant.
John McCain: Fear the world we’ve organized, and led for three quarters of a century to abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe, to refuse the obligations of international leadership, and our duty to remain the last best hope of earth for the sake of some half-baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is as unpatriotic as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past, that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history.
Tim Donner: He is one angry man. A sad spectacle really. A dying man lashing out in anger and obvious bitterness over Trump’s statement about him as a POW more than two years ago. And McCain’s bitterness was on display again when he was approached by FOX News reporter, Steve Doocy.
Steve Doocy: Has your relationship with the president frayed to the point that you are not going to support anything, that he comes to you and asks for?
John McCain: Why would you say something that stupid? Why would you ask something that dumb? Huh? My job as a United States Senator is a Senator from Arizona, which I was just reelected to. You mean that I am somehow going to behave in a way, that I’m gonna block everything because of some personal disagreement. That’s a dumb question.
Tim Donner: Actually Senator that’s exactly what everyone thinks, and you are doing nothing to disprove it. But this is hardly surprising given that McCain has been undermining Trump for over two years. What was surprising even shocking was that after nine years of virtual silence the 43rd President, George W. Bush, delivered a blistering attack on the 45th President.
George W. Bush: Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories, and outright fabrication. We see nationalism distorted in nativism, forgotten the dynamism that immigration has always brought to America. We see a fading confidence in the value of free markets, and international trade forgetting that conflict, instability, and poverty follow in the wake of protectionism. We see the return of isolationist sentiments. And bigotry or white supremacy in any form is blasphemy against the American creed.
Tim Donner: So let me get this straight. George W. Bush says nothing in eight years of Barack Obama’s fundamental transformation of America and then attacks President Trump. The Bush family has now revealed what many have suspected all along, that they are on the side of, a part of, inexorably intertwined with the global elites, and at the center of the Never Trump movement, a movement, which was thoroughly repudiated in last fall’s election.
Meanwhile, the Harvey Weinstein scandal won’t go away as the left continues to trip all over itself to explain away the accusations of sexual misconduct against the Hollywood mogul by more than three dozen women, three of whom have accused him of rape. The single most tortured explanation from the left came from fashion designer and liberal activist, Donna Karan, who was reduced to saying, “Maybe it’s the women’s own fault.”
Donna Karan: How do we display ourselves? How do we present ourselves as women? What are we asking? Are we asking for it by presenting all the sensuality, and all the sexuality? And what are we throwing out to our children today about How to dance, how to perform, and what to wear? How much should they show? I know his wife. I think they’re wonderful people. Harvey’s done some amazing things. I think we have to look at our world, and what we want to say, and how we want to say it as well.
Tim Donner: That is exactly the kind of argument the left condemned when it was even hinted at by their political opponents.
This week’s LN Radio features Globalism & European Correspondent Mark Angelides, Author George Weigel discussing his personal reflections on Pope John Paul II, and “Talkin’ Liberty” with Constitutional Expert Scott Cosenza on trending issues effecting your liberty. Listen here.