There are two kinds of people who will respond to this…

There are two kinds of people who will respond to this… July 16, 2018

There has been no shortage of historic summits in American history – but nothing like what is happening today.

No American president has ever appeared as a supplicant to a foreign power who attacked us – an attack that the intelligence community says is ongoing.

No American president has been so eager to placate a hostile foreign power. And no American president has been under a credible shadow of allegedly conspiring with a hostile foreign power.

No American president has so attacked our allies and heaped scorn on his fellow citizens while heaping praise on a hostile foreign power.

No American president has been so ill-prepared for diplomacy and statecraft and then insisted on handling negotiations with a hostile foreign power alone.

We do not know what was discussed. We will not be able to trust what President Trump or Putin say was discussed. Their words fail even the most minimum standards of political truth telling.

This is a historic summit indeed, but historic in terms of the damage it can do (and likely already has done) to our nation and a democratic world order. – Dan Rather

Sane people, who will acknowledge the truth of the words.

Dolts, who will say, “Haw, haw!  Dan Rather is a liberal snowflake and Trump made him cry!”

"What do you have against your bishop? Or... what bishop are you talking about? General ..."

A reader puzzles over criticism of ..."
"Of course obedience is conditional. I can’t be forced to violate an informed conscience, a ..."

A reader puzzles over criticism of ..."
"I think we need to stop saying supporters and start calling Trump's base his enablers, ..."

“Many will come in my Name ..."
"Shouldn't it be the other way around, the Protestants reuniting with the RCC??Anyway, back to ..."

Pope Francis Gives Some of Peter’s ..."

Browse Our Archives

Follow Us!


TRENDING AT PATHEOS Catholic
What Are Your Thoughts?leave a comment