There are at least a couple of interesting parallels between the current political dynamic in America and that which existed in Egypt in 2013 when, one year after that nation’s Obama administration-supported Muslim Brotherhood president Mohammed Morsi took power, an estimated 14 million Egyptians took to the streets of Cairo, calling for Morsi to resign.
We obviously do things a bit differently in America than in Egypt; Americans did not take steps to oust a sitting president, but rather expressed their distaste for an increasingly intrusive and corrupt system via their votes in the last general election, that which brought Donald Trump to the presidency.
Like Egypt in 2011, when mass demonstrations toppled the regime of Hosni Mubarak, Americans were pretty sick of the status quo in 2008, and they elected Barack Obama. Once in power however, both Obama and Morsi took their elections as a mandate to initiate the most severe of their ideological initiatives, which ultimately resulted in a popular backlash. The reaction was quite a bit more tempered in the case of Obama due to the differences in our political systems and Obama’s status as America’s celebrated First Black President, so voters’ ire was directed more at the system than at his administration. This posture was arguably more appropriate, since Obama was a symptom of the malady rather than the malady itself.
There is a more sinister parallel concerned the transfer of power in Egypt and America within the time periods of 2011 to 2013 and 2017, respectively. As one may recall, when it became apparent that the Morsi regime in Egypt was not going to survive (while 14 million spoke quite loudly, it still took the Egyptian military to extricate him from office), Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., jetted off to Egypt at Obama’s behest to place pressure on the new government of Gen. Abd El-Fattah El-Sisi to release Morsi and his accomplices from jail and re-install them. Who gave a rip if Morsi’s Muslim Brotherhood thugs were raping women and crucifying Christians and political opponents in the streets? Obama went through a great deal of trouble to bring about the Arab Spring, and Beltway heavies (like Bill and Hillary Clinton, who had a decades-long relationship with Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood) wanted Morsi back in power.
As we’ve seen, it is vermin like McCain and Graham who have been among the most vociferous among Republicans in opposing the agenda of President Trump, which ought to be no surprise given what’s been outlined above. The left’s attacks on Trump have been relentless, and the process has become increasingly surreal. At this juncture, the Deity Himself descending on Washington in clouds, lightning and booming voice to decisively exonerate Trump as regards the ongoing accusations of collusion with Russia to fix last November’s election would not satisfy progressive elites or their deluded followers. They would persist in their accusations, as well as reinforcing them with new ones, such as the recent allegation that Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution because certain foreigners are staying in his D.C. hotel.
There are probably very few Americans who voted for Trump who are aware of the strides our president is making toward actualizing his objectives and the potential they have for improving our collective lot in life due to the salacious distractions being advanced by the political left. Many of Trump’s accomplishments indeed have the potential to dramatically enhance the state of our economy and national security, but unfortunately, these are being overshadowed by the craven rhetoric and aforementioned distractions proffered by Beltway elites, whether the likes of John McCain, the inarticulate dullard Maxine Waters, D-Calif., the apoplectic Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., or our gutless House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Finally, the elites (Republican and Democrat) who are going after Trump with such vigor are the very same ones who spared no expense in political capital to shield our previous president and his minions from accountability attendant to their multitudinous crimes and serial treason over eight years. As these putrescent parasites pursue the desires of their diseased minds and position us to be dangerously vulnerable to psychotic, bearded foreign monkeys, tattooed gang-bangers from south of the border (knowing that their own families and communities will never be placed at similar risk) and other sundry hazards, in the short term they devote themselves to taking down a duly-elected president with utterly baseless charges when they ought to dedicate their efforts toward prosecuting the last one.
It is my sincere hope that the abysmal deportment of radical Democrats, progressive Republicans and assorted Deep Staters over the last six months will drive home once and for all the point that these are the clearest and most present dangers to our nation, and that Americans will continue to vote accordingly.
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