This week extremist, left-wing MSNBC cable network commentator Ali Velshi had former Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks on with him to discuss President Donald Trump’s press conference with Russian strongman Vladimir Putin and her entirely off-the-rails comments ended up being the perfect example of how liberals have truly lost all sense of reality because of their Trump derangement syndrome.
Jill Wine-Banks is definitely a relic from the distant past. She was a lawyer back in the 60s and was tapped to serve as one of the prosecutors trying to get President Richard Nixon and his cohorts for Watergate. Hired by President Jimmy Carter, she later served as the first woman to hold the position of US General Counsel of the Army (1977-80). Later in life she became an executive in the Motorola corporation until the year 2000 and after that she went into the field of education. So, she has quite a resume.
With all those accomplishments, you’d think she would be a serious person. But once you hear her childish, ill-convinced, a-historical hysteria which constitute her “thoughts” on Trump, you’ll be quickly disabused of the notion that she should be taken seriously.
MSNBC host Velshi started the hilarity saying that Trump was “more excited to sit down with the Russian president than he had been to visit with NATO allies.” Velshi went on in an absurd effort to equate Trump’s meeting with Putin to Richard Nixon’s Watergate scandal.
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“At some point this has a complexity that is even richer than the one you were involved in with the Watergate investigation,” Velshi bloviated, “in that nobody thought that Richard Nixon was working on behalf of an enemy of the United States. How do you even make sense of this.”
What twaddle. First off, Russia is an adversary, but this isn’t the Cold War, so Russia is not strictly “an enemy.” Secondly, here we go again with MSNBC lying to its low-information viewers with the automatic assumption that Donald Trump is actually “working for” an enemy. Again, there have been countless investigations all across Washington D.C. and after two years of indictments, questions, testimony, and hearings not a single piece of evidence has turned up to prove that Trump was “working with” the Russians or any other foreign entity for that matter.
So, Velshi may feeeel like Trump is working with the enemy, but his statement as if it is fact is simply a lie and it irresponsible for him to say so.
But, Velshi’s spittle-specked preface was nothing compared to what this silly woman, Jill Wine-Banks, had to say in reply.
This risible Wine-Banks woman jumped right in with the Watergate nonsense. After all, that’s all she has, a 50-year-old scandal that she once had some small hand in, oh, so long ago. It’s worse than a washed up actress who hasn’t had a hit movie or TV show since the 1970s but is still trying to make bank on the one thing that made her something.
You can`t make sense of it. It`s very hard to possibly analyze. And you’re quite correct, the burglars were Americans. They worked for the White House. They worked for the committee to re-elect the president. They weren’t foreign agents. And yet we were burglarized this time by foreign agents. And it’s just as serious to me as the Cuban missile crisis in terms of an attack, or the 9/11 attack.
Granted she is reaching with all her might for a metaphor with this “burglars” business, but in truth there is no comparison between the Watergate scandal and the small efforts that the Russians undertook to interfere in the 2016 election.
They truth is, Watergate was an actual scandal. A sitting president hired a group of undercover operatives to steal information from his election opponents. That was a real mess. A true crisis of trust in government. But in 2016 all we had were some Russian agents who spent a few thousand bucks to buy some Facebook posts that hardly anyone saw in a vain attempt to influence a few American votes. That was it. There were no votes changed, no collusion with any politicians, nothing of the kind. The Russians had almost no effect whatever on our votes, our system, or the outcome of the election.
So, no, Watergate and this fake claim of Russian “interference” with our election are not one and the same.
Oh, but she had more to say, and her rubbish got worse:
The president is taking the side of the people who attacked us instead of trying to prevent a future attack.
“Attacked” is an overwrought word to use for the tiny, meaningless efforts perpetrated by the Russians in 2016.
He has done nothing to make sure that the elections four months away are going to be safe.
Um, it isn’t a president’s job to do anything at all about the integrity of our elections. That is up to the states and Congress, not any president. Constitutionally, a president has no role in running or truing elections.
And I would say that his performance today will live in infamy as much as the Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht.
Oh, my gawd. What is this cackling, nutcase rambling about?
So, Russians spending a few grand on Facebook ads and Donald Trump saying kind things about Vladimir Putin rises to the “infamy” of Pearl Harbor attack or Kristallnacht?
Pearl Harbor where half our Pacific fleet was destroyed and 2,043 U.S. sailors and soldiers lost their lives is somehow “just like” the situation today? You mean, Mz. Wine-Banks, for us to seriously believe you when you say that the Nazis’ Kristallnacht which killed over 100 Jews and became the first major step toward the genocide of the Jewish people is as “infamous” as a few Russians buying some Facebook ads?
Not only that, but this whole mess will be forgotten in a few moths or a year. Pearl Harbor and Kristallnacht will be remembered — and rightly so — for generations to come. Today is in no way “just” as “infamous” as those two historic outrages.
You are a despicable fool, Mz. Wine-Banks.
But wait, there’s more:
And it’s really a serious issue that we need to deal with. There’s no explanation for what could be motivating him. No matter what Russia has on him, if that’s the explanation, it can’t be as bad as his behavior is today.
After the tripe you said about Pearl Harbor and Kristallnacht, you’ll excuse me if your “opinion” has lost its standing with any thinking person.
Wine-Banks finished with this:
And I think as General McLaughlin mentioned, I’d like to see where are the Republican patriots, the men who were like Senators Goldwater and Scott and Rhodes, who came to the White House and said to the president we know the facts and you are done, and he resigned. He resigned, announced it the next day, and was out there the day after that. That`s what we need.
I’d suggest that what Mz. Wine-Banks needed was someone to pull her back from the edge of the insane ramblings she just inflicted on the dolts who watch MSNBC.
Sadly, this is where the left has ended up. This is the foolish, anti-historical, truth free garbage they are now presenting as serious commentary.
Liberals used to have giants such as Daniel Patrick Moynihan and deep thinkers such as William Jennings Bryan. But today we have silly, hysterical little women like Jill Wine-Banks. Oh, how far you’ve fallen, Democrat Party. Oh, how far.