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Trump Busts Brennan

Gary Bauer · Aug. 17, 2018

Yesterday we told you that President Trump had revoked former CIA Director John Brennan’s security clearance. Judging from the media’s insane reaction, you would think the president had just run the Constitution through the Oval Office shredder. Let me run through Brennan’s history one more time.

While serving President Obama, Brennan downplayed the threat posed by ISIS.

He cooperated on the Iranian nuclear deal that sent billions of dollars to a sworn enemy of the United States, and one that dreams of a second Holocaust of the Jewish people. He accused critics of the deal of being “wholly disingenuous.”

He likely committed perjury on multiple occasions during congressional testimony about government spying on the public and even on Congress itself.

He was complicit in the effort to deceive the American people about the attack on our consulate in Benghazi, claiming it had something to do with a movie.

He had evidence of Russian meddling in our election, but did nothing because he and everyone else thought Hillary Clinton was going to win.

Since leaving the CIA, Brennan has become a two-bit commentator on left-wing TV networks. And a glance at Brennan’s unhinged Twitter feed makes it clear that his only goal is to try to discredit and overthrow the duly elected president of the United States.

The scandal here isn’t that Donald Trump revoked Brennan’s security clearance. The president has full authority to make such determinations. No, the real scandal is that Brennan even had a security clearance in the first place!

Every American who loves our country should thank the president for making sure this left-wing partisan hack no longer has access to top secret information.

Cuomo Was Never Great

Just when you think the so-called “progressive Left” can’t become any more unhinged, up steps New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to prove it can.

Cuomo is facing a primary challenge from his left by socialist lesbian actress Cynthia Nixon. So in order to demonstrate his progressive bona fides, Cuomo did what he has seen so many other progressives do lately — he bashed America.

Speaking at what was supposed to be a bill signing ceremony for an anti-sex trafficking law, Cuomo launched into a tirade against President Trump, and declared:

“We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great. We have not reached greatness.

"We will reach greatness when every American is fully engaged. We will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women … is gone and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution.”

The hypocrisy here is stunning.

To begin with, this is coming from a man who is trying to keep a woman out of the governor’s mansion. If Cuomo truly believed what he said, he should step aside and let Ms. Nixon realize her full potential as New York’s next governor.

Worse, Cuomo is radically pro-abortion — and I do mean pro-abortion. As long as abortion-on-demand, even sex-selection abortions, remains legal millions of unborn girls will continue to face discrimination and will be denied the ability to realize their full potential.

But Cuomo’s declaration that America “was never that great” is simply disgusting. It is the same mindset that leads people to tear down monuments to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. It is the mindset of elitists who chide Middle Americans as “bitter clingers” or “deplorable and irredeemable.”

Cuomo’s comments reflect the mindset of NFL kneelers, of antifa thugs, of Democratic Socialists and other so-called “progressives” who insist that America must be “fundamentally transformed” because, after all, it was “never that great.”

Cuomo is part of a growing left-wing movement that can only be described as the “Hate America First Party.”

Trump Responds

Not surprisingly, President Trump hit back, tweeting that Cuomo was “having a total meltdown!” The governor tweeted this in response:

“What you say would be ‘great again’ would not be great at all… We will not go back to discrimination, segregation, sexism, isolationism, racism or the KKK.”

No one is endorsing any of those things. When President Trump says, “Make America great again,” no one outside of the unhinged Left thinks “segregation” and “sexism.”

And is that all Cuomo sees in America’s past?

In the early 20th century, millions of immigrants, including Andrew Cuomo’s grandparents, came from all over the world to America. Many entered through Ellis Island, which is part of the state he now governs. They must have seen something pretty great in America that made them leave their families and the countries of their birth.

I didn’t agree with every position held by Andrew’s father, Mario. But I never questioned whether Mario Cuomo loved America. I can’t imagine how ashamed he would be of his son’s remarks about our country.

Nor can I imagine how millions of veterans, many bearing the scars of war, must feel after hearing this latest hate fest against America, which appears to be the foundational tenet of the Left.

Clinton & Kareem

Sadly, my friends, there’s more from the “Hate America First Party.”

On the same day that Andrew Cuomo was denying America’s greatness, Hillary Clinton praised an 11-year-old girl for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance. Clinton urged the girl to “Keep up the good work” protesting injustice.

Tuesday, former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar published an op-ed in which he compared our national anthem to a song sung by slaves, with President Trump and NFL owners and coaches as slave masters demanding they sing.

First of all, nobody is insisting that these athletes sing. The president’s point is that they should stand respectfully. He has no power to make then do so, but he has every right — and I would suggest an obligation as president — to express his opinion.

And to compare millionaire football players, some of the most privileged people in America, to slaves is repugnant.

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