President’s “Suckers” & “Losers” Comments are an Old Dem Trick
By: M. Dowling
The report out yesterday that the President insulted our troops, even our war dead, was suspicious for many reasons. The timing – 60 days before the election – is suspect. However, beyond that, the facts of the case cannot be confirmed. Most people present, including John Bolton, say it did not happen, while anonymous people claim it did.
All we have is unsubstantiated gossip and opinion. This next thread presents a very interesting example of a similar and hackneyed political dirty trick.
Best-selling author Richard Poe says it’s an old Democrat trick and cites an example from October 1862. Poe said a false story was leaked accusing Abraham Lincoln of disrespecting the Union dead in 1864. The accuser was Democrat General McClellan.
“A newspaper claimed that, while Lincoln was inspecting the corpse-strewn Antietam battlefield, he suddenly slapped a companion on the knee and asked him to sing a cheerful song. “Not now, if you please,” McClellan supposedly said, with a shudder.”
The public never knew the truth until 1895.
The true story is that Lincoln visited Antietam weeks after the battle and there were no bodies strewn on the field. He was accompanied by his friend Ward Lamon. He asked him to sing a melancholy song, which he did. To cheer the President up, he sang a few happier songs. Records were left by Ward Lamon and President Lincoln. Read the pages clipped from the historical biography below. It’s very interesting.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC STORY
If you haven’t heard about the Atlantic story, you can read more on this link. It is another anonymously-sourced story of gossip and opinion with no facts. Disgracefully, Jennifer Griffin of Fox News joined the assault which involved accusing the President of calling troops “suckers” and “losers.”
Many have come on the record to fully deny the report and the President has vehemently denied it. Indeed, there is no evidence he disrespects the troops. He has had problems with individuals who served, including George Bush and John McCain.
Some believe a disgruntled, fired employee like John Kelly, a general, is involved.
Wisely, the people trust the President more than the far-left Atlantic:
The above article (President’s “suckers” & “losers” comments are an old Dem trick) was originally created and published by Independent Sentinel and is republished here under “Fair Use” (see disclaimer below) with attribution to the author M. Dowling, as well as independentsentinel.com.
TLB recommends you visit Independent Sentinel for more great articles and information.
Stay tuned to …
The Liberty Beacon Project is now expanding at a near exponential rate, and for this we are grateful and excited! But we must also be practical. For 7 years we have not asked for any donations, and have built this project with our own funds as we grew. We are now experiencing ever increasing growing pains due to the large number of websites and projects we represent. So we have just installed donation buttons on our websites and ask that you consider this when you visit them. Nothing is too small. We thank you for all your support and your considerations … (TLB)
Comment Policy: As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. This also applies to trolling, the use of more than one alias, or just intentional mischief. Enforcement of this policy is at the discretion of this websites administrators. Repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without prior warning.
Disclaimer: TLB websites contain copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available to our readers under the provisions of “fair use” in an effort to advance a better understanding of political, health, economic and social issues. The material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving it for research and educational purposes. If you wish to use copyrighted material for purposes other than “fair use” you must request permission from the copyright owner.
Disclaimer: The information and opinions shared are for informational purposes only including, but not limited to, text, graphics, images and other material are not intended as medical advice or instruction. Nothing mentioned is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.