What the withdrawal of Mark Green for Secretary of the Army tells us

by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD May 7, 2017

Barack Obama did not fundamentally transform the United States of America, but he succeeded in moving Washington D.C. and the media another notch to the political left, enthusiastically followed by the ever-accommodating Republicans, adjusting their "principles" to suit the new status quo.

President Donald Trump nominated Mark Green for Secretary of the Army, a Tennessee state senator, West Point graduate and former special operations flight surgeon.

Because they were "offended" by some of his real or misquoted opinions, Green's nomination was vociferously opposed by Pro-Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) organizations, some of whom are funded by George Soros. They were joined by pro-Sharia groups such as Council for American Islamic Relations (CAIR), a spinoff of the Muslim Brotherhood and an unindicted co-conspirator in the prosecution of the Holy Land Foundation for providing support to the terrorist group Hamas.

The flocks of the perpetually-offended-for-political-purposes were inevitably merged with the usual gaggle of pro-LBGTQ, pro-Hillary, pro-Iran deal, anti-Trump retired generals and admirals, wheeled out to express their scripted outrage for all things not Obama.

As if on cue, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), leader of the Republicans' Mao-like "Long March" to the political left, jumped on the media bandwagon, finding Green's comments "very concerning."

You see, McCain is affectionately known among the left-wing media as a "maverick," which means his views are consistent with the Democrat Party.

The withdrawal of Mark Green for the position of Secretary of the Army means that the changes Obama introduced are permanent.

Welcome to the new LGBTQ military, which gives added meaning to the motto "Be All You Can Be."

And get ready for camouflaged hijabs and a Sharia-compliant Uniform Code of Military Justice.

The major political shift to the left in Washington D.C. is not limited to the military, nor is it the only example of the Republicans' cave-on-demand, knee-jerk reaction.

Columnist Charles Hurt notes that the Republican-controlled House of Representative just passed, compared to ObamaCare, the "second-worst socialized medicine bill in American history" because:

"Republicans have just finally conceded the entire argument against socialized medicine in America. They have officially retreated from the belief that liberty, self-governance and free markets are ultimately the best way to provide the most people with the best health care...By supporting government-run health care - even if it is a little less government-run than Obamacare - Republicans have, in fact, endorsed government-rationed health care."

And what about the federal budget just approved by the House and Senate and signed into law by President Trump? It was passed by Democrats. Count the votes.

Clearly, Republican control of the legislative and executive branches with an apparent majority in the Supreme Court still magically produces Democrat policies as well as Obama- and Hillary-compatible political appointees, all as if the 2016 election had not happened.

In a recent interview commenting on the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, longtime Democrat pollster and analyst Pat Caddell said:

"I think there's a lot he could have done and should be doing. There's a learning curve here. They haven't filled positions, and most of all, what I worry about in this administration: the failure so far of an overarching principle of what the president's governing philosophy is. There's a lot of ad hoc here."

That overarching principle should be based on a simple proposition "honest, effective and representative government" because "none of the problems can be solved without first recognizing a far greater danger to the survival of the country. The federal government and the media are, as institutions, hopelessly corrupt and, although we have elections, we no longer have representative government."

It was Washington D.C. and the media that rejected Mark Green, not the American people. 

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Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of "Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution ". He receives email at lawrence.sellin@gmail.com.

 


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