I just read another Max Boot editorial posted by The Washington Post, the former crown jewel of the CIA’s Operation Mockingbird.
Max is a Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow. He’s part of a klatch of neocons who have dominated US foreign policy since the election of George W. Bush. In his latest Post article, Boot argues the election of Donald Trump wouldn’t have been possible without the interference and meddling of Russia.
There is evidence of a Russian company exploiting clickbait ads on social media—same as hundreds of other companies—and this has been twisted into a nefarious plot to undermine our “democracy,” which of course doesn’t exist.
Max is your ideal Democrat.
He’s into LGBT “rights”—up and beyond the rights you are born with—and has said he benefited from “white privilege,” whatever that is.
Max wants a Democrat in office, somebody who upholds the rights of oppressed minorities while bombing small Muslim countries.
Boot and his Democrat-neocon friends will vote for whatever vetted and groomed candidate the DNC throws out there.
Democrats know they can’t win back the House and take back the Oval Office if they run another loser like Hillary Clinton.
Instead, they’ll look for somebody who panders to the idea the government owes everybody free stuff—for starters: free medical care and free education in government schools. All of this would be possible, they argue, if the rich only paid their “fair share.”
Democrats need somebody like the “democratic socialist” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the former Bernie Sanders helper who is running for Congress in New York’s 14th congressional district.
Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is the Queen of Free Stuff.
This is how you win elections.
Max knows this. His compassion for the LGBT voting bloc and shame for his “white privilege” come in a distant second to American “global leadership,” that is to say a continuation of neoliberal economic policies and foreign military intervention, especially in response to Israel’s enemies.
It looks like there will be a “blue wave” come November and the House will return to the Democrat side of the two sided one party system. That will give Democrats two years to stall the Trump agenda and work to impeach him for various imagined crimes, most notably “collusion” with Putin and the Russians, an accusation that has about was much basis in reality as the tooth fairy.
It will, of course, be payback time. Republicans and Trump supporters will be vilified and attacked. When Democrats take back Congress, you can bet the farm they will come up with legislation that will deny their political enemies the right to be heard, especially on social media where support for Trump and disagreement with the government in general is now portrayed as treasonous collusion with Russians and disruptors of our cherished “democracy,” which is nothing of the sort.
Meanwhile, Max and his CFR buddies will have to wait until 2020, unless Trump is otherwise deposed. The socialists elected to office by Democrats will continue the agenda. There is after all a reason Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez scrubbed her platform of any mention of ending the wars.
She blamed a supporter for the mysterious deletion.
Nonsense. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez knows how the game is played. You don’t oppose US foreign policy if you want to be elected.
If you want to be elected, promise free stuff.
Americans love free stuff—even if their children and grand children have to pay for it.