Many of us no longer lend credence to national news media reports - events are not reported factually but are heavily influenced by contemporary political opinions. Some folks may believe news media, but most 21st Century Americans are not that naive. And the regime media no longer pretends to be impartial; it even boasts about the political causes it supports.
If you scan today’s news you will find quite a few of former Attorney General William Barr’s opinions. Bill Barr is currently in what we might call his “honeymoon” period with the American press. He is using this criticism-free media period to lambaste Donald Trump, a favorite with Middle America.
Although Barr has had a lengthy, largely scandal-free, legal career, that doesn’t vindicate his current political opinions. Actually, Barr himself seems to have changed after resigning from the Trump administration - ostensibly over a disagreement about the 2020 election. (Trump thought the election results were rigged whereas Barr felt the election was fair.) Like many others, I agree with Trump.
After his resignation, Barr has turned on Donald Trump. We would like to think that Barr’s anti-Trump posture was based on political disagreements rather than personal animosity. Bill Barr ‘s anti-Trump comments were welcomed by the Left. They fit into its efforts to prevent Donald Trump from serving a second presidential term.
We are well aware of Trump’s flaws (and they are many) but they don’t outweigh his accomplishments. The Left hoped Barr would reveal some hitherto unknown fault about Trump, but Barr could reveal nothing serious enough to prevent a second presidential run. So Donald Trump remains Middle America’s choice for president despite concerns about his character and temperament.
Bill Barr questioned Trump’s sanity for claiming the 2020 election was stolen. But many of us also question the fairness of the 2020 election. We are not “election deniers” as the Left claims, we just have concerns about the fairness of the 2020 Presidential election.
Bill Barr didn’t come off well in his various media encounters, especially the National Public Radio interview. Neither Barr nor NPR appeared to be prepared for what could have been an informative session. Many of Barr’s claims should have been “fact checked”, or at least questioned, but NPR blithely accepted Barr’s responses.
We know the Left will try to rig both the 2022 midterms and the 2024 election to keep Republicans out of office. For Leftist Democrats “the end justifies the means” and they will do whatever is necessary to keep Donald Trump out of the Oval Office. But even with his many shortcomings, Trump still ranks higher with the public than any potential Democratic contender.
Bill Barr seems to be savoring the attention he is getting, testifying before committees and appearing on television. But his “opinions” have been exempted from criticism for too long and should now be subjected to scrutiny.
Liz Cheney’s failed re-election strategy was so inept that it has been called “electorial suicide.” She ignored voters' concerns about such things as inflation, crime, illegal immigration, and based her entire re-election campaign solely on her one issue “Trump Hatred.” Preventing Trump from being reelected president has become an obsession with Cheney.
Cheney patterns herself after Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi, the classic cases of female career politicians. These two became media favorites and, over the years the media has exaggerated their accomplishments and downplayed their failures. Liz Cheney hopes media will give her the same favorable treatment it gave Clinton and Pelosi.
Liz Cheney doesn’t seem to understand why she was so seriously rejected by her home state, Wyoming. Cheney’s reaction to her humiliating House defeat was to consider running for president. Yes. You read that correctly.
There is quite a difference between the general public and members of the U.S. House Select Committee that was created to investigate the disturbances at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. Before this Democratic committee held its first hearing, it had already decided to blame Donald Trump for the the January 6 capitol riots. Nancy Pelosi herself selected the members for the committee and a belief in Trump’s guilt was almost a condition of membership.
The January 6 committee includes 7 Democrats and 2 RINOs (Republicans In Name Only). Pelosi excluded Republicans from the committee. One of those RINOs was turncoat Republican Liz Cheney. Pelosi not only selected her recent ally, Liz Cheney, but even made Cheney the Vice Chair of the committee. Cheney’s well known Trump hatred clinched her appointment.
Although the Pelosis are billionaires, Paul Pelosi continues to take advantage of every governmental assistance program available. This includes the “Paycheck Protection Plan” designed to assist small businesses during the Coronavirus pandemic. The “Paycheck Protection Plan” was designed to assist struggling small businesses, not bolster the income of billionaires like Paul Pelosi.
During Nancy’ Pelosi’s years in office, her husband Paul amassed a fortune by making what appeared to be wise investment decisions. Congress members are forbidden from stock trading, because of their “insider” knowledge of pending legislation. Spouses of Congress members, like Paul Pelosi, often rely on “insider” info to develop successful investment practices.
Liz Cheney is a member of one of Wyoming’s wealthiest political families. Although her father Dick Cheney is not held in high esteem by the citizenry, he has a net worth in excess of $100 million. In a few short, and profitable, years his daughter Liz’s net worth has increased from $ 7 million to 44 million. This abrupt turn of fortune is certainly possible, but highly unlikely.
Cheney is one of only ten Republicans who voted for Trump’s impeachment. As a prominent member of the January 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol, Liz Cheney offered her personal condemnation of Trump. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. Everything that followed was his doing. None of this would have happened without the President."
This is one of many uncorroborated and continuing accusations against Donald Trump from Liz Cheney and her ilk. Admittedly Donald Trump is a flawed individual but even with his flaws, our country was much better off under his leadership than under the leadership of the current occupant of the White House.
Gail Jarvis is a Georgia-based free-lance writer. He attended the University of Alabama and has a degree from Birmingham Southern College. His writing is influenced by years of witnessing how versions of news and history were distorted for political reasons. Mr. Jarvis is a member of the Society of Independent Southern Historians and his articles have appeared on various websites, magazines, and publications for several organizations. He lives in Coastal Georgia.