CNN took it on the chin in a big way, after they ignorantly wondered about the “last time” a U.S. President sided with an enemy.
Have liberals been snoozing for the past 8 years?
Needless to say, they were set straight about Barack Obama, whose favorite past time was to support and finance our enemies.
From Town Hall
It’s as if the past eight years never happened. In the wake of the Russia collusion hysteria engulfing the Democratic Party and the liberal media, the Left is becoming obsessed with this notion that Donald Trump committed treason. It reached a boiling point after Trump’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki.
It was not Trump’s best moment. There could have been legitimate criticism lobbed his way. Instead, we got a meltdown of epic proportions. The outrage machine was set to 11. So, as Russia-Trump-Treason Theater reached its 90th Act, in which not a shred of solid evidence to corroborate collusion has been found, CNN decided to ask “what happened the last time a President chose America’s enemies over its friends?”
The piece discusses Reconstruction and Andrew Johnson, as if we have to go that far to find what this person thinks is an example of an American president chose our enemies over our allies. Uh, do you remember Barack Obama and the Iran deal? Yeah, that seems like a prime example:
Answer: He attended a Havana baseball game, traded away the Taliban Dream Team, and got hostages freed with a pallet of cash. https://t.co/PvkGT9vMWE
— Razor (@hale_razor) July 26, 2018
The Iran Deal? https://t.co/neDYcdRyTL
— neontaster ???????????? (@neontaster) July 26, 2018
CNN comes out in favor of ditching the Iran deal https://t.co/8DysXCg5pT
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) July 26, 2018
Yeah, that’s another stepping of the rake right there, but let’s go into this piece for a little bit. It’s quite…entertaining:
Donald Trump likes to compare himself to Andrew Jackson, but the Andrew he really resembles is Andrew Johnson. What they have in common are delusions of personal grandeur and a tainted ascent to the presidency. Trump was elected by a minority of the American electorate, with help from the vagaries of the Electoral College system and from considerable Russian interference.
Johnson became president thanks to an assassin’s bullet. While Johnson immodestly compared himself to Jesus and Moses, Trump claims he is the best at everything, even boasting recently on Twitter that his popularity among Republicans exceeds that of Abraham Lincoln.
Indeed, pundits have likened today’s partisan divisions to those of the Civil War era. But they more closely resemble the politics of Reconstruction, the period after the war when for the first time in history, an American president, Johnson, was impeached by the House of Representatives.
But the resemblance between the two men goes deeper. Johnson’s white-supremacist views were blatant and his policies precipitated a constitutional crisis that put the President at loggerheads with Congress and his own party, the Republicans.
(Remember that everything you know about Republicans and Democrats today should simply be flipped for the 19th century. The Republican Party then was the liberal party of anti-slavery, big government and Lincoln. The Democrats were the party of white supremacy, Southern slaveholders and states’ rights. In the 20th century, after the New Deal and civil rights movement, the parties exchanged ideological roles.)
When Johnson became president in 1865, he jeopardized the Union victory and the Republican platform by issuing wholesale pardons to former Confederates and recognizing Southern state governments with repressive “black codes” that pushed African-Americans close to a renewed state of slavery.
First, let’s kill this narrative right here. Did Hillary Clinton win more popular votes than Trump? Yes, around three million more thanks to the insufferable legions of progressive voters in California. Did she win the popular vote? No. Unless 48 percent is greater than 50 percent, Clinton didn’t win the popular vote. In our entire history, we’ve had five elections where the winner of the race won the Electoral College but lost the popular vote. It’s a system that favors those who can win all over, and just the coast and cities; Trump had that, not Hillary. He also won more states than she did. That’s how our Constitution works. This process has worked. And this nation will continue under that system so far, though there have been debates about reforming the Electoral College. We’re still here; that’s the point. We’re not in a crisis every time liberals lose at the ballot box.