by Paul R. Hollrah
The Fifth Edition of Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines “hypocrisy” as the “Act or practice of feigning to be what one is not, or to feel what one does not feel; esp., the false assumption of an appearance of virtue or religion… ”
The Democratic Party… the party of slavery, secession, and segregation… is the embodiment of hypocrisy. That has never been more evident than in the age of “Get Trump!!” From the day he entered the Republican presidential primaries on June 16, 2015, he has been the target of every political dirty trick known to man…and the Democrats know them all.
After more than two years of intense effort by a team of highly partisan Democrat lawyers, at a cost of more than $25 million to U.S. taxpayer, it is clear that there was no “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russian apparatchiks, aimed at electing Donald Trump and defeating Hillary Clinton. To the contrary, what we have learned in the past four years is that there have been multiple instances of collusion between the Obama White House, the Clinton campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and the most senior officials of the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, and the CIA, with a number of foreign interests, including Russia, Ukraine, and others.
Throughout this shameful period in American history, Democrats have concentrated on following the instructions contained in Chapter One of their party playbook. That instruction tells them, “Whatever you do that is either unethical, immoral, or illegal, always blame Republicans for doing the same thing.” To cite just a few examples of Democrat duplicity:
During the early ‘90s, a 1983 memorandum was discovered in the declassified archives of the Soviet Union. According to the memorandum, written by Viktor Chebrikov, Chairman of the Committee on State Security of the USSR (KGB), and addressed to Yuri Andropov, General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR, he was visited by former U.S. Senator John Tunney (D-CA) on May 9-10, 1983. Tunney was on a highly sensitive mission for his former University of Virginia law school roommate, and former senate colleague, Senator Edward (Ted) Kennedy, (D-MA). The purpose of his mission was to enlist the Kremlin leadership in a grand scheme to defeat Ronald Reagan and other Republicans in the 1984 U.S. elections.
According to the Chebrikov memorandum, Kennedy was convinced that the chilly relations between the U.S. and the Soviet Union were due to Reagan’s unwillingness to modify his strategic plan to win a final Cold War victory over the Soviet Union. As Tunney described Kennedy’s view, the only possible political threat to Reagan was rooted in issues related to war and peace and Soviet-American relations. Kennedy felt that, with the active assistance of the Soviet leadership, these issues would become the most important of the election campaign; hence, the basis for Tunney’s mission to Moscow. As Chebrikov reported, “Kennedy believes that, given the current state of affairs…, it would be prudent and timely to undertake the following steps” to counter the militaristic Reagan policies:
First, Kennedy asked Andropov to consider inviting him (Kennedy) to Moscow for a personal meeting in July 1983. The primary purpose of the meeting would be to provide Soviet officials with “talking points” related to problems of nuclear disarmament so that they’d be “better prepared and more convincing during appearances in the USA.”
Also, Kennedy felt that, in order to influence the American people, it would be helpful to have Chairman Andropov submit to a series of television interviews by major American TV networks. He felt that a direct appeal by the General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union to the American people would “attract a great deal of attention and interest in the country.”
Tunney assured Chebrikov that, “if the proposal is recognized as worthy,” then Kennedy and his political allies would take the necessary steps to have representatives of the major U.S. networks contact Andropov to schedule interviews. Specifically, he suggested that the head of ABC, Elton Raul, and television personalities Walter Cronkite and Barbara Walters, could visit Moscow.
Kennedy also recommended a series of televised U.S. interviews in which members of the Soviet military could convince the American people of the “peaceful intentions of the USSR.”
Tunney left Moscow and returned to the U.S., Chebrikov prepared a memorandum and sent it to Chairman Andropov; and the memorandum found its way into the KGB archives. If additional negotiations took place between Kennedy and the Soviets is not known, but one thing is certain: Ted Kennedy did not expect that Reagan would ultimately win the Cold War, that the Soviet Union would disintegrate, and that Americans would one day find themselves reading of his treachery in documents taken from the archives of the KGB.
In the mid 1980s, in an effort to reverse the spread of communism in Central America and the Caribbean, the Reagan Administration proposed a $14 million humanitarian aid package for the anti-communist Contra guerillas in Nicaragua. But then, just days before the Senate was to vote on the proposal, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) flew to Managua for an impromptu meeting with Nicaragua’s communist dictator, Daniel Ortega. Their purpose was to find a political rationale for voting against the Reagan aid package, and to find positive things to say about Nicaragua’s communist regime.
Kerry and Harkin returned to Washington with stars in their eyes. The amateur diplomats had extracted a “promise” from Presidente Ortega that he would “moderate his policies.” Kerry boasted, “We believe this is a wonderful opening for a peaceful settlement without having to militarize the region.” Unfortunately for Kerry, while he worked in Washington to deny aid to freedom-loving Nicaraguans, his new friend, Daniel Ortega, was in Moscow negotiating a $200 million loan with which to oppress freedom-loving Nicaraguans. When the Reagan aid proposal was voted on it was defeated on a straight party line vote. Democrats were solidly opposed to humanitarian aid for the anti-communist Contras. Utter hypocrisy!
Having failed to damage Donald Trump with their bogus charges of “Russian collusion,” Democrats have quickly moved on to an equally sinister charge that the president has committed an impeachable offense by engaging in a relatively innocuous conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenski. According to an October 15, 2019, exposé by former Investor’s Business Daily writer, Daniel John Sobieski, “While Democrats are pushing the bogus Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo story invented by that great storyteller, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, two groups of Democratic senators have been colluding with Ukrainian interests to advance their own agenda and political careers.”
Sobieski reminds us that, in the October 13 edition of the Fox News show The Next Revolution, host Steve Hilton reported that a group of Democratic senators had taken cash from a Ukrainian lobbyist in return for their support of Ukrainian gas interests. This occurred contemporaneously with the Democrats’ promotion of the bogus Trump-Ukraine quid pro quo. Utilizing Hunter Biden’s business partner, Devon Archer; Senator John Kerry’s former chief of staff, David Leiter; and a Washington lobbying firm called ML Strategies as conduits, Ukrainian gas producer Burisma Holdings funneled some $90,000 to a group of Democratic senators.
He made four contributions to Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and three contributions to Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH). However, Hilton reported that, just one month after the last of those contributions, senators Markey and Shaheen were among four senators who wrote to Barack Obama, saying, “We should leverage the full resources and expertise of the U.S. government to assist Ukraine in improving its energy efficiency, increasing its energy production, and reforming its energy markets.” All of this took place at a time when Democrats were waging full-scale war on U.S. fossil fuels, opposing fracking, and attempting to damage U.S. energy interests in every way possible. It turns normal, bold-faced hypocrisy into an art form.
And while Democrats conduct 24/7 assaults on Donald Trump, falsely accusing him of “bribing” President Zelensky to “dig up dirt” on former vice president Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, we find that, in May 2018, another group of Democratic senators formally requested the Ukrainian government to assist Special Counsel Robert Mueller in his “witch hunt” investigation of Trump-Russian “collusion.” CNN reported that three senators, Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and, Patrick Leahy (D-VT), wrote a letter to the Ukrainian prosecutor general, Yuriy Lutsenko, expressing their displeasure with the closing of four investigations which they felt were critical to the findings of the Mueller investigation.
But then came the “hammer.” Implying that their support for U.S. aid to Ukraine was at stake, the senators wrote, “We have supported (the) capacity-building process and are disappointed that some in Kyiv appear to have cast aside (democratic) principles to avoid the ire of President Trump. They then proceeded to demand that prosecutor general Lutsenko “reverse course” so as not to impede cooperation with Robert Mueller’s “Russian collusion” investigation.
Sobieski concludes by saying, “Democratic senators took campaign cash from Ukrainian interests while begging for help in removing a duly elected President from office. And these are the people who would participate in a Senate impeachment trial. The inmates are indeed running the asylum.”
When Donald Trump wins a second term in 2020 and Republicans win even larger governing majorities in both houses of Congress, the schadenfreude will last for at least five years and I will vow to live until age ninety-one just to enjoy their misery. | October 18, 2019
Paul R. Hollrah is a retired government relations executive and a two-time member of the U.S. Electoral College. He currently lives and writes among the hills and lakes of northeast Oklahoma’s Green Country.