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    The Traitors Among Us

    The Traitors Among Us

    by Rick Wilson

    America once used the words “treason” and “traitors” only in cases of actual betrayal of our nation’s most vital secrets or interests. They were profound words, deep with meaning, grim in import, carrying with them the knowledge that the penalty for treason was death.

    Be honest: The words “traitor” and “treason” don’t have the sting they once had; they’ve been devalued from mis- and over-use by this president. For Donald Trump, any opposition, either personal, ideological, or political is treason. Anyone who stands in his path betrays the Great Leader. Anyone who fails to take the knee is a traitor.

    Like hearing an insult too many times drains it of its potency, Trump has diluted the power of that approbation. He has labeled loyal, dedicated Americans who served this country in the military and law enforcement as traitors, so much so that we could almost give in to the temptation to excuse it as “Trump being Trump” and let it slide like any of the other insults he vomits forth on the daily.

    Trump -- And Those in His Orbit -- Are the Traitors: Rick Wilson Writes - Rolling Stone
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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    Couldn't agree more!
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    True and very disturbing to say the least.
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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    The Traitors Among Us

    by Rick Wilson

    America once used the words “treason” and “traitors” only in cases of actual betrayal of our nation’s most vital secrets or interests. They were profound words, deep with meaning, grim in import, carrying with them the knowledge that the penalty for treason was death.

    Be honest: The words “traitor” and “treason” don’t have the sting they once had; they’ve been devalued from mis- and over-use by this president. For Donald Trump, any opposition, either personal, ideological, or political is treason. Anyone who stands in his path betrays the Great Leader. Anyone who fails to take the knee is a traitor.

    Like hearing an insult too many times drains it of its potency, Trump has diluted the power of that approbation. He has labeled loyal, dedicated Americans who served this country in the military and law enforcement as traitors, so much so that we could almost give in to the temptation to excuse it as “Trump being Trump” and let it slide like any of the other insults he vomits forth on the daily.

    Which is a shame, because America is in the midst of a treason boom right now, and more than a few people in Trump’s immediate orbit — and Trump himself — richly and actually deserve the title of traitor, and the treason inherent in their acts and words is apparent.

    Traitors from Benedict Arnold to Klaus Fuchs to Aldrich Ames to Robert Hanssen sold out this country for a host of reasons, all explicable and unforgivable. The intelligence community even has a handy acronym for the motivations of traitors, and one that applies readily to known cases. The acronym is MICE: Money, Ideology, Compromise, and Ego. Pick a traitor and one of those reasons will underpin their betrayal.
    Add a new one to the acronym. Call it, MICE-T, with the “T” naturally standing for Trump.

    Their treason isn’t executed in the old ways of secret meetings, furtive brush passes, or encrypted messages. No, the traitors of today show us their cards on cable TV, laughing and giggling over their betrayal of the oath they swore, and the security of this country, all for the political service of Donald Trump.

    As the impeachment hearings have worn on and as evidence of the complete moral collapse of the Republican Party has become more and more evident, it has become quite obvious there really are traitors among us. There are elected officials who have made the decision to protect a corrupt president by embracing conspiracy theories, refusing to acknowledge sworn testimony of career foreign-service officials, and piling on to Trump’s attack of democratic institutions.

    The traitors deliberately ignore the reporting, counsel, and warnings of the intelligence community when it comes to Russia’s attacks and Vladimir Putin’s vast, continuing intelligence and propaganda warfare against the United States.

    Trump -- And Those in His Orbit -- Are the Traitors: Rick Wilson Writes - Rolling Stone
    Rick Wilson was appointed by Dick Cheney to serve in the Department of Defense during the biggest betrayal of the American people during my lifetime, the Iraq War. Wilson is one of the last of the old stale GOP'ers left who long for the days of invading the Middle East for fun & profit. I literally could not care less about what Cheney's stooge thinks of Donald Trump.

    Rick Wilson (political consultant) - Wikipedia

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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    The traitors among us are the idiot leftists that began ****ting themselves over a duly elected president and have been lying and weeping and wailing and venting hatred for 3 years non stop trying to fabricate something to overthrow a US presidential election. We have LOTS of piece of **** traitors in this country.

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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    Quote Originally Posted by HumblePi View Post
    The Traitors Among Us

    by Rick Wilson

    America once used the words “treason” and “traitors” only in cases of actual betrayal of our nation’s most vital secrets or interests. They were profound words, deep with meaning, grim in import, carrying with them the knowledge that the penalty for treason was death.

    Be honest: The words “traitor” and “treason” don’t have the sting they once had; they’ve been devalued from mis- and over-use by this president. For Donald Trump, any opposition, either personal, ideological, or political is treason. Anyone who stands in his path betrays the Great Leader. Anyone who fails to take the knee is a traitor.

    Like hearing an insult too many times drains it of its potency, Trump has diluted the power of that approbation. He has labeled loyal, dedicated Americans who served this country in the military and law enforcement as traitors, so much so that we could almost give in to the temptation to excuse it as “Trump being Trump” and let it slide like any of the other insults he vomits forth on the daily.

    Which is a shame, because America is in the midst of a treason boom right now, and more than a few people in Trump’s immediate orbit — and Trump himself — richly and actually deserve the title of traitor, and the treason inherent in their acts and words is apparent.

    Traitors from Benedict Arnold to Klaus Fuchs to Aldrich Ames to Robert Hanssen sold out this country for a host of reasons, all explicable and unforgivable. The intelligence community even has a handy acronym for the motivations of traitors, and one that applies readily to known cases. The acronym is MICE: Money, Ideology, Compromise, and Ego. Pick a traitor and one of those reasons will underpin their betrayal.
    Add a new one to the acronym. Call it, MICE-T, with the “T” naturally standing for Trump.

    Their treason isn’t executed in the old ways of secret meetings, furtive brush passes, or encrypted messages. No, the traitors of today show us their cards on cable TV, laughing and giggling over their betrayal of the oath they swore, and the security of this country, all for the political service of Donald Trump.

    As the impeachment hearings have worn on and as evidence of the complete moral collapse of the Republican Party has become more and more evident, it has become quite obvious there really are traitors among us. There are elected officials who have made the decision to protect a corrupt president by embracing conspiracy theories, refusing to acknowledge sworn testimony of career foreign-service officials, and piling on to Trump’s attack of democratic institutions.

    The traitors deliberately ignore the reporting, counsel, and warnings of the intelligence community when it comes to Russia’s attacks and Vladimir Putin’s vast, continuing intelligence and propaganda warfare against the United States.

    Trump -- And Those in His Orbit -- Are the Traitors: Rick Wilson Writes - Rolling Stone
    Willingly looking the other way from all of the democrats who've used that exact same set of words to describe Trump, or his supporters. his is probably one of the many things that you have in common with many of the other ideologues who throw this same idiocy around.
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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    Quote Originally Posted by truthatallcost View Post
    Rick Wilson was appointed by Dick Cheney to serve in the Department of Defense during the biggest betrayal of the American people during my lifetime, the Iraq War. Wilson is one of the last of the old stale GOP'ers left who long for the days of invading the Middle East for fun & profit. I literally could not care less about what Cheney's stooge thinks of Donald Trump.
    Rudy Giuliani was nicknamed 'America's Mayor' and was named Time Magazine Person of the Year in 2001. Giuliani is a Roman Catholic who is pro-choice, supports same-sex civil unions, and embryonic stem cell research. The attacks on September 11, 2001, thrust Rudy Giuliani onto the national stage. For a city in crisis, Giuliani, the mayor of New York, was seen as a steady leader. He helped rally those in grief and is often remembered for his fortitude during those times. He presented himself as a tough-on-crime mayor who was going to clean up the city.

    By the time he ran for president in 2007, his disclosure forms showed that he'd gone from having less than $5 million in assets when he left City Hall to about somewhere between $20 million and $50 million in assets, and much of that had come through these foreign business relationships. A lot of that work remains mysterious. For example, his work in Turkey and with an Iranian dissident group may have broken the law.

    Giuliani was once a crusader against organized crime and – as mayor of New York – for zero tolerance against the pettier ones. His career is now a byword for the moral descent that characterizes public life.

    As you can see, people change, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. Rick Wilson didn't leave the Republican party but believes the party doesn’t care about any of the issues that used to drive the party. Now they care about Trump. At least Rick Wilson knows right from wrong and good from evil and opposes Trump because he represents wrong and evil. Rudy Giuliani on the other end of the spectrum used to fight against wrong and evil and now he's the epitome of all those things he once fought against.










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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    The traitors among us are the idiot leftists that began ****ting themselves over a duly elected president and have been lying and weeping and wailing and venting hatred for 3 years non stop trying to fabricate something to overthrow a US presidential election. We have LOTS of piece of **** traitors in this country.
    You are in the 'truth as I see it' category.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old 'N Chill View Post
    You are in the 'truth as I see it' category.



    Bull****. I'm in the straight up calling it what it is category. Idiot leftist twats in this country vowed on 9 Nov 2016 to impeach Trump and have spent the last three years fabricating bull**** to try to bring it about. The idiot left is a collective of traitorous twats...the entire ****ing lot of them. They would rather sell out the entire country in the name of their **** party than act like adults that lost an election because they put forward a piece of **** candidate.

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    Re: The Traitors Among Us

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post


    Bull****. I'm in the straight up calling it what it is category. Idiot leftist twats in this country vowed on 9 Nov 2016 to impeach Trump and have spent the last three years fabricating bull**** to try to bring it about. The idiot left is a collective of traitorous twats...the entire ****ing lot of them. They would rather sell out the entire country in the name of their **** party than act like adults that lost an election because they put forward a piece of **** candidate.


    Your post confirms you're in the "The Truth as I See it" category.

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