Parsing Reed’s writing

banner.jpgI support the President’s leadership in keeping our nation’s security his top priority rather than seeking an achievement for political reasons that results in a false diplomatic success. President Trump has always known when to walk away from the table, and the cancellation of the summit with North Korea is a perfect example of just that. It is now up to Kim Jong-un to demonstrate whether he is going to be committed to peace or war on the peninsula. It is my sincerest hope that all of our allies work together to push North Korea down the path of peace.–Rep Tom Reed, facebook 5-24-18

Let’s examine what Tom wrote:

  1. I support the President’s leadership in keeping our nation’s security his top priority, …
  2. rather than seeking an achievement for political reasons that results in a false diplomatic success.
  3. President Trump has always known when to walk away from the table
  4. … cancellation of the summit with North Korea is a perfect example of just that.
  5. It is now up to Kim Jong-un to demonstrate whether he is going to be committed to peace or war on the peninsula.
  6. It is my sincerest hope that all of our allies work together to push North Korea down the path of peace.

Is national security really President Trump’s top priority? His obsession with Mueller’s investigation makes that claim doubtful. Withdrawing from the Paris climate accord and repudiating the Iran nuclear agreement also conflict with Tom Reed’s claim that national security is Trump’s priority.

What else is Trump doing but “seeking an achievement for political reasons?” His suggestion that he should be rewarded with the Nobel Peace Prize was an attempt to make political hay.

Did he know when to walk away when his campaign was conspiring to break election laws?

Did he know it was right to cancel plans for the hastily planned Singapore summit? He changed his mind the next morning.

How is it now up to Kim Jong-un? What kind of leadership is that?  It does appear that Kim is leading Trump by the nose.

Does N. Korea really need to be “pushed down the path of peace?” Responsible negotiations with compromise on both sides are a more promising alternative.

 

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6 Responses to Parsing Reed’s writing

  1. Rynstone says:

    Does anybody remember the battle cry of the Democrats in 1980 when Governor Reagan was running against President Jimmy Carter. ” Better Red Than Dead”

    Does anyone remember Senator Ted Kennedy communicating back and forth with the Kremlin discussing President Reagan’s military policy. I believe that Ted Kennedy sent former Sen. John V. Tunney to meet with Kremlin leaders.

    Kennedy and the Progressive Liberal Democrats were trying to undermine the Reagan Administration with the former Soviet Union.

    As I watched the CBS news coverage of teh N. Koreans blowing up their nuclear site I was not convinced that the west in not being played for fools.

    President Trump has had the most success with dealing with N. Korea.
    The Clinton Administration never followed thru with nuclear power in N. Korea as they had promised.
    Many ask “Was Democrat Ted Kennedy using the Kremlin to influence the upcoming 1984 Presidential elections?”
    Google the subject and a lot pops up
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2006/oct/27/20061027-084248-4386r/

    My advise, if you want to defeat Congressman Reed you must stop beating him up on everything he says or does and start talking about your candidates and the Democrat Party stances and policies.

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  2. whungerford says:

    “President Trump has had the most success with dealing with N. Korea.” Really, what success is that?

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  3. whungerford says:

    How might Tom Reed’s campaign staff parse his writing. Here is what I imagine:

    1. I support the President’s leadership in keeping our nation’s security his top priority, …
    2. rather than seeking an achievement for political reasons that results in a false diplomatic success.
    3. President Trump has always known when to walk away from the table
    4. … cancellation of the summit with North Korea is a perfect example of just that.
    5. It is now up to Kim Jong-un to demonstrate whether he is going to be committed to peace or war on the peninsula.
    6. It is my sincerest hope that all of our allies work together to push North Korea down the path of peace.

    Tom wants us to know that he professes to support “national security.”

    Others may posture for political purposes, but not Tom.

    Tom is with Trump all the way.

    If Trump cancelled the Singapore meeting, he must have had good reason for doing it.

    Whatever happens, it’s Kim’s problem rather than Tom’s or Trump’s.

    Does N. Korea really need to be “pushed down the path of peace?” Of course; why would they seek peace unless forced to embrace it.

     

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  4. josephurban says:

    Golly gee , Ryn.. You take a story with no evidence and use that to demean Senator Kennedy? Well, Rush Limbaugh spread that story also. So, when you check a fact check site this is what you discover:

    “…In the context of a Republican letter to Iran, Limbaugh said that Kennedy sent a similar letter to Andropov in the 1980s that apologized for Reagan and begged the Soviets not to overreact. There is no evidence there ever was a letter from Kennedy. Limbaugh’s statement rests on a 1983 KGB memo that said there was a verbal overture from a friend of Kennedy’s to meet with Andropov. Whether the memo was accurate or a KGB invention is deeply contested. We have a firm denial from the man who allegedly made the overture, and a Soviet archive researcher told us that memos of this sort are not always reliable. So Limbaugh was wrong about the letter, and spoke with great certainty about an event when its authenticity is very much in question.

    Overall, we rate the claim False.”
    FALSE. FALSE . FAKE NEWS .

    http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/statements/2015/mar/13/rush-limbaugh/limbaugh-ted-kennedy-undercut-reagan-back-door-lin/

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  5. josephurban says:

    If Reed is so concerned about security, why doesn’t he condemn the ZTE deal with China? Instead of putting them out of business, Trump has saved the jobs of a Chinese company that is a threat to US security.

    “ZTE misled the Department of Commerce. Instead of reprimanding ZTE staff and senior management, ZTE rewarded them,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in statement at the time. “This egregious behavior cannot be ignored.”

    But ZTE has come back into the spotlight recently. Trump wrote on Twitter Monday morning that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping “are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast.”

    Senator John Thune, Republican said. “…This is a company that poses national security risks to the United States.”

    http://www.businessinsider.com/senate-republicans-warn-trump-against-zte-deal-2018-5

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  6. whungerford says:

    Anything Trump has done in the interest of national security is controversial at best. His top priorities are more likely:
    *Discrediting investigation of election law violations.
    *Inflating his own ego with raucous rallies.
    *Avoiding offending Vladimir Putin.
    *Low taxes for wealthy persons and businesses.
    *Rescinding regulations.
    *Golf.

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