As much as the mainstream media criticize President Trump for lacking “precision” in his language, they take the cake for being deliberately vague and imprecise in theirs. They’ve always been guilty of this, but their shameful exercise has gotten so out of control that it’s time to hold them to account and say, “Enough!”
Liberals love vague terminology because it gives them wiggle room. In other words, vague words are easy to twist around and inject with useful meanings that may or may not be accurate, making it much easier to maintain their all-important narrative. At present, their story (and they’re sticking to it) is that the election of Donald Trump was illegitimate and, therefore, that he must be removed by any means necessary, truth and the law be damned.
In service to this end, the catchier the phrase the better, as shorty, snappy ones can most easily become ingrained in one’s consciousness, like classic commercial jingles or those ear-worms that haunt the brain forever (or what seems like forever). One enduring phrase that’s embedded in liberal brains but that has overstayed its welcome is that Russia “hacked the election.” What does that mean, exactly?
Did the Russians literally hack into our computerized election systems and change the result? Many who hear that our election was “hacked” wrongly assume that's true. What we know is that Russians pushed the envelope, testing for vulnerabilities to see what they might be able to do later. There’s evidence they hacked into some local voter rolls, for example, to have a look around. It’s critical that we stay on top of all this, to secure the results of future elections. At the same time, we have no evidence that the Russians “hacked” the Trump/Clinton contest and changed the outcome in the slightest.
Another vague term: “meddle,” as in, “The Russians ‘meddled’ in our elections.” “Meddle” can mean just about anything and is subject to interpretation; using it is the same as handing every member of one’s audience an inkblot. A rational person knows that every major world power, in myriad ways and to varying degrees of success, “meddles” in the affairs (including elections) of other nations. For example, we know members of the Obama administration worked behind the scenes in an attempt to unseat Netanyahu. How’s that for meddling? Interestingly, one participant appears to have been Ben Rhodes, who was and probably still is instrumental in creating the anti-Trump narrative here at home.
So when the heads of our intelligence agencies address a public hearing on a multitude of grave national security threats from around the world, as they did Tuesday, the focus by Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) is simply that Russia “meddled,” to give themselves a clear path to run with that word, as CNN did after the hearing when they teased (I’m closely paraphrasing): “Russia meddled in our election –- so why hasn’t President Trump DONE anything about it?” This is vagueness on top of vagueness, to imply, with no evidence, that Trump has been and still is colluding. Incidentally, here’s what our Director of National Intelligence cites specifically as the most serious threat to our national security. Hint: It isn’t Russia, and Democrats (plus some Republicans) don’t want to hear about it.
If you’re reading this, and I’m pretty sure you are, that means you’re interested in the whole array of what’s been done to create chaos in America, and that includes threats from within that undermine Trump’s presidency. You want it in all its disturbing detail. You and I can see right through the finger-pointing and vagaries such as “meddled” and “hacked the election,” but the vast majority of the Democratic base aren’t informed on this or interested in becoming so. They won’t realize the emperor has no clothes until someone they trust points it out. (And even then, some will never believe it.) With President Nixon, almost all Republicans were able eventually to admit and condemn what had happened. Now, when the shoe is on the other foot, who among leading Democrats will depart from their narrative and be willing to point to the obvious lawbreaking and CYAs, especially when some within their ranks colluded in that effort? Anyone?
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