by Wayne Simmes:
Number one: John Brennan’s security clearance. There seems to be a big ado as to why Trump pulled Brennan’s security clearance. I think the more appropriate question would be why he still had a security clearance. For that matter why does anyone that is no longer in government have a security clearance? Once someone leaves their government position why do they need a security clearance? When I left the Navy, I did not keep my top secret clearance. For that matter when someone leaves a sensitive job in the secular world they don’t keep the keys to the building or the password to company accounts.
I have heard some say that these folks keep their security clearance in case they are needed to weigh in on something that happened while they were in their former positions. That might make some sense but why not revoke the clearance until such time as that need arises. Then it could be reinstated. As far as John Brennan is concerned, I am reasonably sure that President Trump will not be calling on him for advice.
Number two: Omarosa and Trump tapes. First, I would think there should be some legal question about someone taping things inside the White House. We are constantly hearing about National Security but it seems this low life woman cared so little about her position within our government that she taped almost everything that went on. Now, I will admit that almost everything she has tapes of are meaningless and if it were not for a Press hell-bent on finding dirt on Trump they would not even get air-time. But there is one tape she claims to have where the President at some time in the past used the N-Word. Does anyone else find it strange she has played all the other tapes for public hearing, and yet she has not played that one? I also find it strange how she praised Donald Trump right up until she got fired because she was a royal pain in the ass. Only after that did she accuse him of being a racist. And incidentally, she is black and yet pretended to be his best friend. If she really believed he was a racist I doubt she would have wanted to be close to him.
Number Three: Andrew Cuomo’s disgusting remark. In a jab at the President, Cuomo said, “we are not going to make America great again, it was never great”. Now he has tried to walk that back but without much success. I believe he meant that remark exactly as he said it. In fact, it seems that the vast majority of Democrats believe that the United States is a terrible country to live in and yet they want the citizens of that country to keep voting them into office. I would like one of them to explain to us, what other country is better. Sure we have had periods in our past where things were not perfect but that does not negate all the other times when we were the greatest country on earth.
Number Four: There is a “blue wave” coming. It is far too early for anyone to be predicting what will happen in this fall’s elections. As we saw in the election of 2016 polls are meaningless even a few days before the election took place. However, if history repeats itself, and it often does, then the Democrats should pick up some seats in the House this November. Usually in the first mid-term elections after a new president is inaugurated, the opposing party gains seats in Congress. I believe that is because the party gaining power becomes apathetic and fails to turn out to vote.
That could well happen this fall, as many people are just plain tired of hearing all the vitriol that is being spewed by both sides. But I will remind those Republicans that are feeling that way, that we have much to lose if the Democrats gain back both houses of Congress. In fact, we might even lose our President since many Democrats are calling for Trump’s impeachment. I do not think we can depend on the fact that no President has even been removed from office through the impeachment process. Never before have we had a President that is so violently hated by the other side.
And even if President Trump is not removed from office, most if not all of what he has accomplished will be undone. The tax cuts that have created millions of jobs and brought more money into the average person’s paychecks will be gone. If we have another opening on the Supreme Court, no conservative justice will have a chance of getting confirmed. The same thing goes for lesser courts that may have openings.
If these things are even slightly disturbing to you, you need to get out and vote Republican in November.