In the past, when the Intelligence Agencies countered some Democrat claims, the Dems excoriated them. Now due to recent reports, true or untrue, which besmirch Trump's character, many in the party seem to be touting these bureaus as newly found best buddies.
Trump's issues with the CIA, FBI, etc. are one thing. However by inserting themselves full throttle into the issue, as usual, the wingnut Dems made themselves look exactly like their party's symbol. They are a great disservice to the logical party members who truly understand what really happened in the 2016 presidential election. The Democrat Party had completely lost touch with the working and middle classes, and Hillary was a very flawed candidate. Period!
Presently,they would do best to be quiet, let the investigations play out, accept, with a modicum of decorum whatever conclusions result, and discourage violence as well as snowflake/buttercup behavior from the "traumatized" Hillary fans. Their present actions do not serve the party well.
Deep Cover Democrats
BY: Blake Seitz
January 13, 2017 12:20 pm
Ever since President-elect Donald Trump initiated his feud with the intelligence community, Democrats have discovered strange new respect for the nation’s spooks.
“They are now briefing the president elect, a person who has tried to discredit, disparage, and dismantle the existing intelligence community,” Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) said primly at a press conference.
The House Minority Leader struck a very different tone than she did in 2009, when she accused the CIA of intentionally “misleading” her with “inaccurate and incomplete information” about its interrogation techniques.
Likewise, Vice President Joe Biden called Trump’s criticism of the intelligence community “damaging”—but he was a famous antagonist of the CIA as a senator, voting to ban all covert operations during the height of the Cold War, a move that would have seriously endangered the United States in its spy war with the Soviet Union.
The Democrats’ sudden chumminess with the intelligence community is a big change after decades of lurid accusations and aggressive congressional oversight intended to tame the CIA and bring its covert activities into the light. Their battle for control over the agency lasted decades, from the Church Committee hearings of 1975, through the Latin American upheaval of the 1980s, to the interrogation and NSA surveillance debates of recent years.
Congressional attempts to sanitize the CIA, led by Democratic lawmakers like Frank Church, Robert Torricelli, John Kerry, and Walter Mondale, had a “crippling” effect on the agency’s ability to protect the country, according to Stephen Knott of the Naval War College.
We can hope that Democrats have undergone a real change of heart about the intelligence community. The timing of their supposed change, and decades of evidence, suggest otherwise.
A three minute video with some very interesting comments.
Blake Seitz is assistant editor for the Washington Free Beacon. Blake graduated from the University of Georgia in 2015. Contact him via email at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @BlakeSeitz.
Source: Washington Free Beacon
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