Scarborough Slams Trump for Having an “Insulting View of the Military”…What About Eisenhower’s Warning About the Military Industrial Complex?

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https://twitter.com/TheRightMelissa/status/1303136233778970626?s=20

rt.com reports that

Joe Scarborough says Trump has an “insulting view of the military” for blasting “top people” at the Pentagon for wanting war, but many have spoken of the same – including Dwight D. Eisenhower, whom the MSNBC host bizarrely cited.
“I’m not saying the military’s in love with me,” President Donald Trump said in a Monday press conference, addressing recent anonymously-sourced claims that he has insulted military members in private. 

“The soldiers are, the top people in the Pentagon probably aren’t, because they want to do nothing but fight wars so all of those wonderful companies that make the bombs and make the planes and make everything else stay happy,” he continued. 

While the term military industrial complex was not directly used in the moment, it’s clear this is essentially what the president is referring to. Scarborough, in his own tweet reaction, seems to be unaware of this – and of the problem in general.

“This is such a deeply ignorant and insulting view of American military leadership. From Dwight Eisenhower to Colin Powell, it has been our military leaders familiar with the hell of war who have hated it the most,” he tweeted. 

As some critics suggested, Scarborough should probably educate himself on the fact that Dwight D. Eisenhower, a five-star general during World War II who would become president, actually coined the informal term that has become so popularly used by anti-war activists on both sides of the political aisle.

“In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist,” he said in his farewell address to the nation in 1961. 

Eisenhower warned the country about corporate and personal agendas taking control of a military system being taken over by ballooning budgets and political bureaucracy. The speech is often cited today as a prophetic warning relevant to the US’ unprecedented spending and global policing when it comes to its military. 

“Oh dear. MSNBC host apparently completely unfamiliar with Dwight Eisenhower’s famous ‘military industrial complex’ speech. Or worse, he doesn’t understand it,” the Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway tweeted in reaction to Scarborough.

Scarborough blunder didn’t stop there, as he also brought up Colin Powell – an odd choice to cite when talking about military leaders being “anti-war,” as Powell is most famous for his role in arguing for the US to invade Iraq in 2003 when he was secretary of state. The military invasion is often referred to today, even by President Trump, as an example of an unjustified and politically motivated decision, one based on the unfounded claim that the country was potentially harboring weapons of mass destruction and posed a direct threat to the US.

While Trump detractors have had reactions similar to Scarborough’s and used Trump’s latest soundbite as further proof of his alleged disdain for the military, others have celebrated the criticism. 

During his acceptance speech at the 2020 Republican National Convention, President Donald J. Trump said,

“Joe Biden spent his entire career outsourcing their dreams and the dreams of American Workers, offshoring their jobs, opening their borders, and sending their sons and daughters to fight in endless foreign wars, wars that never ended.”

“I did what our political establishment never expected and could never forgive, breaking the cardinal rule of Washington politics — I kept my promise.”

“They are angry at me because instead of putting them first, I put America first,” 

Just as Melissa Tate said in her tweet, Trump has the Democrats on their heels, forcing them to admit that there IS a Military Industrial Complex.

As the article above mentions, these are Americans profiting and gaining prestige and political power from American Military Personnel fighting and dying in endless wars.

A second term of Donald J. Trump as President means that those whom I just mentioned will find it very difficult to do what they love to do: incite national feelings and involve the United States in a war which we have no business being involved in.

For a political party which prides themselves on their “diversity”, the Dems certainly seem to be itching for a war to break out, I wonder why?

Well, of course, it is probably because either the Dems on Capitol Hill or friends and relatives of them, have shares in arms manufacturing companies or other companies who profit from war.

Or, perhaps they believe that if American is drawn into a war, it Sleepy Joe Hiden gets elected, it will harder for the American Public to recognize just how awful a candidate he was and how awful a President he is.

I mean, look at how bad LBJ was.

The Democrats keep launching failed attack after failed attack against Trump,  Scarborough’s just being the latest.

I have often quoted the classic it of advice which reminds us that

Those who ignore refuse to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

I wish to add this add this quote to that maxim:

Those who ignore history will wind up looking stupid.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Morning Joe: “If the Democrats Don’t Stop Their Hard-Left Slide, They’ll Suffer the Same Fate as (Britain’s) Labour Party)”…Too Little, Too Late

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Morning Joe and MSNBC almost had a moment of self-awareness.  Almost.

Yesterday, Mark Finkelstein reported for Newsbusters.org that…

The morning after a huge electoral loss by the left, be it here or abroad, conservatives enjoy tuning into liberal networks to savor the collective weeping, gnashing of teeth, and rending of garments. 

But in the wake of Labour/Jeremy Corbyn’s absolute demolition in Thursday’s UK elections, Morning Joe, rather than donning sackcloth and ashes, offered something unexpected: a dose of hard reality for Democrats.

NBC reporter Keir Simmons said:

“I’ve got to say, watching this, many Democrats should be scared to death because what you saw here was a populist leader taking those left — people who have been committed to the left for decades, and bringing them on board with him and now will be able to push through Brexit.”

And Joe Scarborough then approvingly cited Andrew Sullivan, who tweeted: 

“One lesson from UK: if Democrats don’t stop hard-left slide, they’ll suffer same fate as Labour. If they don’t move off their support for mass immigration, they’re toast. Ditto the wokeness. Left Twitter is not reality.” 

Of course, Morning Joe’s reaction should not be taken by any means as joy at the news of Boris Johnson’s smashing victory for Conservatives. Rather, it should be seen as the liberal media trying to learn the lessons from the UK election so that their beloved Democrats don’t repeat Labour’s mistakes.

Note: this isn’t the first time Simmons has strayed from the liberal script. As our Bill D’Agostino noted, Simmons disappointed Trump-hating Nicolle Wallace by refusing to trash the president’s North Korean summit. 

Here’s the transcript.

MSNBC
Morning Joe
12/13/19
6:25 am ET

KEIR SIMMONS: It is a completely changed landscape. What you’ve seen is working-class British people in those former industrial areas of the Midlands and the north of England turning away from the Labour party, from the left. And I heard what Katty Kay had to say earlier, all of the caveats, you have to be careful about lessons for the Democrats in the US. 

But I’ve got to say, watching this, many Democrats should be scared to death because what you saw here was a populist leader taking those left — those people who have been committed to the left for decades and bringing them on board with him and now will be able to push through Brexit. And another interesting point on that. What you saw with the Labour party, Joe, was a kind of young Twittersphere, believing that they had momentum, believing that they could push Boris Johnson out of office. And one left-wing commentator this morning saying let us never forget that Twitter does not represent the country. So I think, there are lessons for Democrats from what’s happened here. And you’ve got to remember, back in 2016, Britain voted for Brexit and some months later a populist leader named Donald Trump won the presidency of the United States.

JOE SCARBOROUGH: Andrew Sullivan also saying, Democrats have to get real really quickly or else they’re going to re-elect Donald Trump. He said: “One lesson from the UK, if Democrats don’t stop their hard-left slide, they’ll suffer the same fate as Labour. If they don’t move off their support for mass immigration, they are toast. Ditto the wokeness. Left Twitter is not reality.

WILLIE GEIST: Yeah, Twitter is not real life.

Gee, DiNozzo. Ya think?

I find it funny that the geniuses at “Morning Joe”, who have had as big a part of pushing the Democratic Party to the Fat Left as anyone with their hateful Rhetoric and Democratic Socialist Propaganda, are now attempting to lasso the monster which they have helped to create.

Evidently, Joe and Willie, like the rest of the Democratic Party lackeys whom we refer to as the Main Stream Media, learned nothing from the Presidential Campaign and Election of 2016.

If you will recall, the MSM spent hours upon hours, days upon days attempting to drag Hillary Clinton’s Far Left cantankerous old as…err…self across the finish line.

In fact, they were so certain that Hillary’s victory the evening of November 8, 2016 was a fait accompli, that the look on the faces of the anchors and pundits on Joe’s own network, MSNBC, and the other Liberal News Channels was one of utter shock and disbelief when the returns started pouring in and states that were supposedly in Hillary’s back pocket went to Trump.

My bride and I stayed up and laughed out loud.

But, I digress…

All of these Cable News “Political Pundits”, including Joe Scarborough, still have no clue as to why they lost, even with Joe finally admitting that the Democrats have moved too far Left.

Nor do they understand whom it was that elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America and continue to stand by him today with no hesitation.

Hey, Joe…let me explain a little concept I like to call “reality”…

Here’s a clue: It’s not found on Twitter, where Far Left Trolls and Bots run rampant.

Between the states that butt up against the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there is a massive area of land where average Americans live in major cities, suburbs, and small towns, known as the “Heartland of America”.

We average Americans live our lives quite differently than you guys in the areas of the Northeast known as the Beltway and the Big Apple and the area on the other side of the nation known as the Left Coast.

We were brought up to believe in a system of Traditional American Faith and Values and in morality and ethics.

We were taught to stand up and place our hands over our hearts during our National Anthem.

We were taught to respect others by using phrases which are probably foreign to you such as “yes, sir” and “no, ma’am” and “please” and “thank you”.

We were also raised to be proud of America and what she stands for and to honor those who protect us at home and abroad while sacrificing their lives in her defense.

We are a Constitutional Republic created by Founders who pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” in order to fight a war which freed us from tyranny and which created a country that would not be governed by mob rule.

Thank God.

So, Joe…as you asked back in July of 2018, “who the Hell” are we?

We are the people whom you and your co-members of the Democratic Party forgot about in your zeal to bow to special interest groups and to take this nation on a path which it was never meant to go on….one of “Democratic Socialism”, i.e. “Marxism”.

We are average Americans and WE, not the Russians, elected Donald J Trump the President of the United States of America.

And, we will continue to stand by him as long as he continues to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

He’s doing fine so far.

Your Party’s second attempt to drive him out of the White House and to nullify our votes from the 2016 Presidential Election is about to epically fail in the Senate…if it gets out of the House.

Advising your fellow Democrats to turn “Moderate” Will not do any good at this point.

Average Americans already know who and what they are.

Now, we’re just waiting for Durham and Barr to start handing down indictments.

Will you “broadcast journalists” be covering THAT live on MSNBC?

I doubt it.

Until He Comes,

KJ

Frustrated Joe Scarborough Asks About Trump Supporters, “Who The Hell Are These People”? Let Me Tell You, Joe…

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https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1020425741664751616

CNSNews.com reports that

A recent poll shows grassroots Republicans approve of President Donald Trump’s performance in Helsinki, despite the best efforts of liberal Democrats and media pundits to trash the president for absolutely everything he did/does and said/says.

The Axios/SurveyMonkey poll asked,”Do you approve or disapprove of the way Trump handled his press conference with Putin?” Seventy-nine percent of Republicans approved.

“Who the hell are these people?” an incredulous Joe Scarborough, host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” asked on Friday’s show. He and his ilk are stunned that President Trump would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the United States, when Trump’s recent meeting in Helsinki was “called treasonous” by the elites.

“Who are these people and what have they done to my party?” asked Scarborough, who has left the Republican Party and is about to marry his very liberal “Morning Joe” co-host.

“It was just really shocking that the president of the United States — after being called treasonous by quite a few people in the foreign policy/defense community– still trying to clean up…the mess that he created when he went to Helsinki and kowtowed to an ex-KGB agent, that he rushes to announce that now Vladimir Putin is coming to Washington, before cleaning up the last mess on aisle 7.”

Scarborough gave his own spin to the poll showing that 80 percent of Americans “think it’s okay to cower before an ex-KGB agent, to insult allies. You do wonder, is it just a Donald Trump problem now? This is a problem with the party cast wide.”

Scarborough warned that support for Trump will ultimately “destroy” the Republican Party.

Joining the chorus, contributor John Heilemann said: “I think the corruption and bankruptcy of the Republican Party has been a long time in the making, but there is no Republican Party any more in any sense that you would have defined the Republican Party ten years ago, and the way that you would have, what the Republican Party stood for, at least in the post-World War II era.

“It has become the party of Donald Trump,” Heilemann said. “And so in a thorough way, we’ve seen this, not just in the polling — the startling polling in relation to how Republicans now have seen the performance of Donald Trump in Helsinki, presumably how they will see his invitation now of Vladimir Putin to come to Washington to give him the ultimate kind of — ah, rather than to chastise him, rather than to criticize him for Russia’s role in meddling in an American election, he’s giving him the ultimate kind of cherry-on-top of a sundae. This is a thing that a Russian president would want most of all to get.””

“But, John,” Scarborough said, “it goes to Republicans, though. Rank-and-file Republicans — 75 percent, 80 percent saying they liked what he did in Helsinki when even, again, his closest allies in the media said he was either treasonous or a complete dupe.

“Who are these people that I grew up with that were the most — the toughest on Russia, that fought the cold war alongside with NATO? When the Soviets’ goal during the Cold War is the same goal that Vladimir Putin has now, which is to disrupt Western democracies and break up NATO? The goal is identical to what Republicans always supported. And you talk about trade. 73 percent of Republicans now are telling pollsters that they think tariffs are good for America?

“This — again, who are these people? It’s like — like political body snatchers,” Scarborough lamented.

Heilemann again: “Joe, these are the people who now call themselves — now are the Republican Party. The people who you think of as having constituted the Republican Party in your life growing up in the party — they are now either no longer in the party, or they are, in a kind of weak and craven way, sitting on the sidelines and wringing their hands over what Donald Trump has done to the party, but not really doing much about it. Some of them are speaking out, some of them are not…

“But the rank and file of the party now, the — the grass-roots of the Republican party are people who believe what Donald Trump believes, and not what you believe, and not what Republicans believed in the post-world war II era; they don’t believe in free trade, they don’t believe in immigration, they don’t believe in standing up to Russian, previously Soviet, expansionism, they don’t believe in NATO — they don’t believe those things. That’s not what the Republican Party is anymore. So to answer your question, I don’t know what happens.”

Scarborough said for the past two decades, he could go to any Lincoln-Reagan dinner across America, “and you could say the same thing wherever you went, and you’d get the applause. Now — according to these polls it’s not a split. Now 80 percent of Americans are fine with Donald Trump’s kowtowing to an ex-KGB agent who wants to destroy our allies, and wants to disrupt our elections. And they — now, you look at this poll, they support tariffs.

“What the hell — what the hell — who the hell are these people?! What is wrong with these Republicans?! Where has the party, not of my youth, but of my early 50s gone?!” Scarborough asked.

“It’s gone, Joe,” guest Susan del Percio said.

And the funeral went on from there.

I guess that Joe Scarborough thought that the entire nation would be so gullible as to buy the spin that the Main Stream Media pumped out 24/7 for several days in a row about President Trump’s meeting with Vladimir Putin and the Press Conference after it.

Evidently, Joe and the rest of the Democratic Party lackeys whom we refer to as the Main Stream Media learned nothing from the Presidential Campaign and Election of 2016.

If you will recall, the MSM spent hours upon hours, days upon days attempting to drag Hillary Clinton’s Far Left cantankerous old as…err…self across the finish line.

In fact, they were so certain that Hillary’s victory the evening of November 8, 2016 was a fait accompli, that the look on the faces of the anchors and pundits on Joe’s own network, MSNBC, and the other Liberal News Channels was one of utter shock and disbelief when the returns started pouring in and states that were supposedly in Hillary’s back pocket went to Trump.

My bride and I stayed up and laughed out loud.

But, I digress…

All of these Cable News “Political Pundits”, including Joe Scarborough, still have no clue as to why they lost.

Nor do they understand whom it was that elected Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America and continue to stand by him today with no hesitation.

Hey, Joe…let me explain a little concept I like to call “reality”…

Between the states that butt up against the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there is a massive area of land where average Americans live in major cities, suburbs, and small towns, known as the “Heartland of America”.

We average Americans live our lives quite differently than you guys in the areas of the Northeast known as the Beltway and the Big Apple and the area on the other side of the nation known as the Left Coast.

We were brought up to believe in a system of Traditional American Faith and Values and in morality and ethics.

We were taught to stand up and place our hands over our hearts during our National Anthem.

We were taught to respect others by using phrases which are probably foreign to you such as “yes, sir” and “no, ma’am” and “please” and “thank you”.

We were also raised to be proud of America and what she stands for and to honor those who protect us at home and abroad while sacrificing their lives in her defense.

We are a Constitutional Republic created by Founders who pledged “their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor” in order to fight a war which freed us from tyranny and which created a country that would not be governed by mob rule.

Thank God.

So, Joe…”who the Hell” are we?

We are the people whom you and your co-members of the Democratic Party forgot about in your zeal to bow to special interest groups and to take this nation on a path which it was never meant to go on….one of “Democratic Socialism”, i.e. “Marxism”.

We are average Americans and WE, not the Russians, elected Donald J Trump the President of the United States of America.

And, we will continue to stand by him as long as he continues to MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

He’s doing fine so far.

…And, you guys can’t stand it.

Until He Comes,

KJ