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Invasion of Political Body Snatchers

David L. Hunter · Jun. 9, 2016

“It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” —Ronald Reagan

Why does the Washington Times consistently allow know-nothing liberals — the Oren M. Spieglers of the world — to speak for conservatives? After a robust Republican primary of 17 impressive candidates, the voters have made their choice. That selection — unconventional Donald Trump — has accrued more votes than former nominees Mitt Romney and John McCain. In America, true political power still resides with “We the People.” Therefore, Mr. Ryan’s coy, Johnny-come-lately “support” doesn’t demonstrate patriotism (as Mr. Spiegler wrongly claims), but contempt for it.

Despite whatever personal reservations he is privately entitled to, Mr. Ryan’s long-forgotten duty is to us, not himself. Yet, his entrenched elitist resistance shows he “knows better.” Therefore, the House Speaker is no longer a public servant (a representative). He’s been in Washington so long he fancies himself a de facto overlord. Is it any wonder that average citizens want an outsider (beyond the body snatching beltway) for president?

Through has actions, Mr. Ryan doesn’t believe in the “traditional tenets of the Republican Party” either. Beyond lip service — to ideals like limited government or his broken promise to repeal Obamacare — he hasn’t “made a career out of railing against” the ills of government, he has enabled them. Recall that Mr. Ryan’s been in office since the tail end of Bill Clinton’s presidency (1999) and all through the economically disastrous Obama years. Further, who else but he has recklessly and irresponsibly approved $2 trillion more to the nation’s Chinese credit card? In truth, during Mr. Ryan’s entire time in Congress, the country has already had budgets “wildly out of balance and add[ed] trillions of dollars to the deficit.” Therefore, anything billionaire businessman Trump likely does will be an improvement. Yet, a vote for Hillary is for an economy-killing, Obama-preserving third term. It’s mad hatter lunacy: the wrongheaded decision to ram the same intractable iceberg that sunk the RMS Titanic.

Speaking of a monstrous block of ice, Mrs. Clinton, as president, is not the “lesser of two evils.” Not by a long shot. A habitual liar under multiple federal investigations for corruption, influence peddling — and perhaps even Server-gate treason — is preferable? After the editor who approved publication of Mr. Spiegler’s propagandist “Hold Ryan accountable” is subdued and heavily medicated, the men with straitjackets should be immediately dispatched to that author’s Upper Saint Clair, PA address. One expects this utter nonsense from the progressive Washington Post, but not from their evidently body snatched counterparts at the Washington Times.

David L. Hunter is on Twitter and blogs at He is published in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, Patriot Post, FrontPage Mag, and extensively in Canada Free Press and American Thinker.

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