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.