What happened to liberal
Liberals once hated the
And their liberal friends in liberal
So what happened to them? What happened to the ideals of these liberal
And now you can clearly see the change in them as Trump's national security adviser,
Flynn deserves his punishment. Make no mistake about that. He reportedly lied to Vice President
As a former general officer, as a former Defense Intelligence Agency boss, Flynn understands the chain of command. There is no lying to a superior officer, and Pence was his superior. Lying to a superior is grounds for court-martial. Or, at least gives pretext for a quick and brutal departure from the
So Flynn is gone, forced to resign, his head high on a spike upon the
But what victory are they celebrating, exactly? And at what cost to the republic?
What would have been bothersome to liberals of old (the pre-Trump kind) is that Flynn may have been targeted for a takedown by the Deep State intelligence operatives liberals once loathed.
Flynn and Trump warred with the intelligence community during the campaign, and Trump called out the
Most recently, Trump was furious that his private conversations with the Australian prime minister became public and were used as a club to pound him in the pages of the "Never Trump"
The damning news was that there are reportedly transcripts of Flynn speaking with the Russian ambassador -- before Trump was inaugurated president.
This indicates that Flynn was most likely the subject of a warrant issued by the secret
What's astounding about this is that news reports on Flynn's conversations with the Russian ambassador also mentioned something else.
They mentioned the existence of many intelligence community sources, and these many intelligence sources presumably read the transcripts and leaked their contents to reporters.
That's what is amazing. That the intelligence community records the conversations of a private citizen and leaks to damage and weaken a president.
Liberals -- who once prided themselves on being civil libertarians -- are overjoyed. They don't question their good fortune. They celebrate.
Now Trump is in open, public war with American intelligence, and liberals cheer on the intelligence community leakers.
Trump declared his war with American intelligence on his Twitter account and then did so in person as he stood in the
"I think he's (Flynn) been treated very, very unfairly by the media -- as I call it, the fake media, in many cases -- and I think it's really a sad thing that he was treated so badly," Trump said.
"I think in addition to that, from intelligence, papers are being leaked, things are being leaked," said the president, adding that such leaks were a "criminal action, criminal act."
The president's references to Flynn are awkward and politically self-serving.
But the president's reference to the intelligence community -- in his government -- is an open declaration of war. And it's dangerous.
So why aren't liberals more concerned, when once they'd be outraged about authoritarian tactics?
For the same reasons they weren't concerned about presidential overreach when their guy was president, with his imperial pen and his phone.
Because for many