Friday, October 20, 2017

Democrats And News Media "Using" Gold Star Families For Political Gain

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The progressive Left has already shown their disrespect for life and its sanctity by their obsession to advance abortion on demand and physician-assisted suicide.

Still, many of us didn't see this coming.

Leaders in the Democrat Party and a complicit news media are actually approaching the families of dead soldiers---one by one---trying to get information that undermines President Trump.

"Disgusting" is an understatement.

Be informed.

In one sense, we should have seen it coming. Remember the 2016 Democratic National Convention last year?

Remember, also, Khizr and Ghazala Khan?

They are a "Gold Star Family"---a family that has lost a loved one in service to our country.

The Khan family lost their son, Capt. Humyan Khan, in 2004 during the Iraq War.

Last year they were invited by the Democratic Party to be a featured speaker at the DNC Convention.

The Khan's words, however, were clearly not directed at the memory and service of their son---rather toward slamming candidate Trump. And slam they did.

Most people felt a bit uncomfortable that the DNC would include that as part of their convention---including some on the Left.

Well, as progressives do---they have moved on.

Now they and the press are soliciting parents and widows who have lost loved ones in military service to speak out against the president.

In fact, Wednesday of this week, the Associated Press tweeted this message:

"Are you a member of a Gold Star family who's had contact with the White House? Confidentially share your story here..." The reader is then given a "confidential" link.

Other news organizations are doing various similar trolling for damaging information about the president.

The Washington Post got one. They found a father who claims President Trump didn't come through with a $25,000 promise.

Rep. Frederica Wilson, (D-Fla.) told the attentive media this week she's got one on Trump as well. She criticized President Trump for his inappropriate and dismissive comments recently said on a private call to the wife of a fallen soldier.

The president, not surprisingly, responded: "Totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!"

The press ran with Wilson's accusations---to the point that White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (Mike's capable daughter) addressed the issue during Wednesday's briefing.

She said, "I think it's appalling what that congresswoman has done and the way she's politicized this issue and the way she's trying to make this something that it isn't."

She also criticized the media and the way they are handling the matter. And that was before the Associated Press ran their solicitation later in the day.

Interestingly, Rep. Wilson, it turns out, is hardly a friend of veterans.

The Florida Democrat could face criticism herself.

It turns out she has repeatedly voted against measures intended to help veterans and their families.

In 2013, she voted against a bill that could have ensured death and burial benefits of 4 soldiers slain in Afghanistan. She has also voted against most bills ensuring continued funding for veteran benefits, payments to widows of fallen soldiers.

And she opposed measures designed to improve the Department of Veterans Affairs...And there is much, much more.

Not to miss the opportunity, the Khans have also called for the camera so they could give a sequel to their remarks at the DNC Convention last year.

Last year they stood before the Democrats and the world and said, "Donald Trump, you're asking Americans to trust you with our future. Let me ask you, have you even read the United States Constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy," while waving a copy of the Constitution.

The country ignored their attack on Trump and elected him president.

Now the Khans are back mocking the president: Trump's "selfish and divisive actions have undermined the dignity of the high office of the presidency."

I suspect they would tell you Bill Clinton preserved the dignity of the office.

And Obama served with dignity while he worked feverishly to "remake America" by ignoring the Constitution.

Yesterday, Fox News reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, himself a retired military officer, said Rep. Wilson's words were "stunning" and "inappropriate."

The Washington Post also ran their version of this story.

Kelly's son, Second Lt. Robert Kelly, was killed in battle in Afghanistan in 2010. Kelly said, "I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning and broken-hearted, at what I saw a member of Congress doing---a member of Congress who listened in on a phone call from the president to the widow."

"It stuns me that a member of Congress would have listened in on that conversation, absolutely stuns me," he said, "I thought at least that was sacred."

In fact, Kelly said he was so shocked, he went to Arlington National Cemetery and took a walk.

Brian Flood, writing for Fox News says, "The families of fallen soldiers now are used as political ammunition and, sadly, there seems to be no end in sight to the current media landscape."

In the world of the secular progressive, nothing much is sacred. Not life, family, marriage, or the institutions that support each. Nor is the memory of those who have given their lives to help preserve our freedom.

It's just politics, I guess.

Now even America's heritage is under seize.

This is another example of why there is so much confusion in our culture, and why it is vitally important that God's people be informed.

Be Informed. Be Vigilant. Be Discerning. Be Prayerful.


  1. Let's remember that Trump brought all this on when he bragged to the press that he handled these calls better than previous presidents.

    There's speculation that this was an intentional diversion because he would much prefer the nation be talking about this rather than his administration's blunders that led to the death of those four soldiers. This could be conspiracy theory or not. Time will tell.

  2. The saddest dimension of this ugly situation is to shine the light of truth on those who relentlessly strategize and willfully distort truth, lies, and even create falsehoods from thin air in order to effectively ridicule and hopefully destroy a person who is the "object of their hatred". This is sad because these lost souls have no idea how depraved they have become in their effort to "win" and any cost. They have embraced hatred, bigotry, malice, vindictive anger, and unbridled evil intent, and are completely blind to the spiritual impact they are incurring.

    These disgusting antics will simply further condemn Secular Progressives to those who are able and willing to see truth understanding that President Trump is sincerely trying his best to keep his promises to the American people while at the same time being relentlessly attacked by the three most powerful entities on Earth; the international political/financial globalist cabal, the western media who is has become a slave to the same, and a corrupt Political system. All three are focused on their own continued personal benefits and intended outcomes at any expense to America.

    The people who will embrace this new angle at slander of our President are beyond rational or intellectual honesty. Their evil desires control them completely. They have embraced a lie and have unknowingly wagered their very souls to "make it the truth" in the eyes of all others. Unfortunately this group believes they can create truth by simply making others believe the same lie they have embraced.

    They live in darkness by choice.

    We can only pray fervently for those depraved souls to be shown the "light" of truth, and for God's children to be emboldened to stand tall and speak truth in the face of our common enemy.

    Truth is a lonely warrior...


  3. Well, no gold star for Democrats or Media this time.

  4. Rather telling that Gary makes no mention of either Trump's dishonest attacks on previous Presidents about calling Gold Star families, nor Gold Star Mother Pat Smith's speech at the Republican convention (weeks before DNC), where her words " were clearly not directed at the memory and service of their son---rather toward slamming candidate .." Clinton. Once again Gary reveals his ONLY true religious faith is in GOP fascism.

  5. Dear JC

    You need to educate yourself before using big words like "Fascism" for childish name-calling attacks. "Fascism" was borne with Mussolini, a confirmed "Socialist" and partner to Hitler, this term can only legitimately be applied to Secular Progressives who want to enable the Government to use their power to rule the behavior and thoughts of the American people. The "Utopian" ideal of the Socialist world view is what history has proven to always mature into Totalitarian States.

    Name-calling is childish on it's face. Using trigger words like "Fascism" and "Nazi" to attack those who do not agree with your world view is embarrassingly lame, expecially when it reveals ignorance.

    Incidentally, "NAZI" is also a term borne out of a grandiose
    "Socialist" movement. (The National Socialist Party under Hitler)

    Certainly Republicans have their faults, as does every president including President Trump, but they are about as far away from being "Socialists' as they can get.

    No my friend, you are identifying Democrats, not Republicans.

    Learn once, think twice, then speak truth......only if you want to be taken seriously.

    Truth is a lonely warrior...


  6. JC - just 'cause you say it's so, doesn't make it so. Gary opines thoughtfully for years, and years, faithfully interpreting his faith in light of Scripture, and you come on here, and blithely condemn Gary behind the safety and security of your two letter anonymity. BTW, what Clinton did to abandon 4 Americans to death in Benghazi is all kinds of different from what happened in Niger. Period. Hard stop. Perhaps you're the died in the wool political hack.


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