Special to the Mirror by Paul Plante
As we in America recently learned from an article in the venerable Cape Charles Mirror, Bob Woodward, born March 26, 1943, a journalist long associated with the Washington Post, where he is an associate editor who gets to determine what is news in America and what shall not be news, has released a book on the Trump administration which is said to have created an avalanche of backlash and an earthquake whiplash with both the media and the public.
According to the CCM article, the picture painted by American investigative journalist Robert Upshur Woodward, who while at Yale joined the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity and was a member of the prestigious secret society Book and Snake, of our present Commander-In-Chief is one of a paranoid, unprepared president who is out of touch with the reality of today’s America, someone who tape-loops over and over those political points that keep winning him favor with his base; in short, a master at deception only because it is what he knows and has used for his entire life to manipulate the situation for the betterment of his personal gain and position.
All in all, when one not in thrall to either the Democrat party or the Republican party, and thus, not being indoctrinated, is able to think clearly and engage in critical thinking based on analysis of facts, actually takes a moment to ponder that description of Trump as a master at deception only because it is what he knows and has used for his entire life to manipulate the situation for the betterment of his personal gain and position, one can readily see that in that regard, Trump is no different than his predecessor, Barack Hussein Obama, a master at the art of getting over on people from the time he was young and smoking dope and snorting cocaine as a supposed student at the elite and exclusive Punahou School in Hawaii, from which he graduated in 1979, which makes Obama more or less a contemporary of Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose nomination seems to me to be hard on the rocks right now with gale force winds blowing.
And it is that thought that brings me, an older American who is a contemporary of Washington Post editor Bob Woodward, back to this characterization of Trump, another contemporary of Bob Woodward, as a paranoid, unprepared president who is out of touch with the reality of today’s America.
As a contemporary of Bob Woodward, one who has been following presidential politics in this country since the 1950s, and one who has lived through the VEET NAM times, with all the famous lies Democrat Lyndon Baines Johnson told us during that fiasco, followed by Watergate, which made Bob Woodward famous, I quite frankly am curious as to what “the reality of today’s America” really is.
If we go by the dictionary definition of “reality,” we are told that it is a noun that means “the world or the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them,” as in “Trump apparently refuses to face reality,” with synonyms to include “the real world,” “real life,” and “actuality,” as in “distinguishing fantasy from reality,” or the “state or quality of having existence or substance.”
So with respect to “the reality of today’s America” that Trump is supposedly out of touch with, especially with his nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the same Supreme Court Obama and the Democrats put Sonia Sotomayor on, what is it?
If Bob Woodward can say with any degree of truth, candor and veracity that Trump is “out of touch” with the “reality of today’s America,” especially as a famous author and editor of the Washington Post (“Democracy dies in darkness”), does that mean that Bob Woodward down there in the fetid swamp of Washington, D.C. has a handle on what the reality of “today’s America” really is?
Is Bob Woodward, a contemporary of mine, the ultimate arbiter of what the “reality” of today’s America really is?
Is he the fount of knowledge we all must turn to if we really want to know about reality in America today?
Should we accept his judgment without question as to what reality in America today is, while rejecting our own, because he is a newspaper editor and famous author who went to Yale, while we are not?
Personally, being a contemporary of Bob Woodward who was taught when young to think for myself and to always be skeptical of what is in the newspapers edited by people like Bob Woodward, I don’t think or believe or accept that his judgment about anything is either accurate or superior to mine, especially with respect to reality, which brings me to a NBC News article entitled “Accuser’s schoolmate says she recalls hearing of alleged Kavanaugh incident” by Ken Dilanian and Brandy Zadrozny and Ben Popken on 19 September 2018, where we are given this dose of reality in modern Americas, to wit:
WASHINGTON — A former schoolmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser wrote a Facebook post saying she recalls hearing about the alleged assault incident involving the future Supreme Court nominee, though she says she has no first-hand information to corroborate the accuser’s claims.
“Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me,” wrote the woman, Cristina Miranda King, who now works as a performing arts curator in Mexico City.
“I did not know her personally but I remember her.”
“This incident did happen.”
WOW is my reaction to that – “I heard about something, ergo, it happened!” which point is made in the next sentence of that NBC News article as follows:
She added, “Many of us heard a buzz about it indirectly with few specific details.”
“However Christine’s vivid recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true.”
That’s it, people – in the reality of today’s America, that is all that is needed to convict someone of something – hearing a “buzz” about it.
So what was the “buzz” all about?
Let’s see what the NBC News article had to say about that, which is as follows:
Blasey Ford, a research psychologist in Northern California, has accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than 30 years ago at a drunken high school party.
A drunken high school party from more than 30 years ago?
That is what the Democrats want the FBI to investigate – what went on at a drunken high school party more than 30 years ago?
How, pray tell, is the FBI going to accomplish that?
Getting back to reality as the NBC News article portrays it, we have:
The assertion that other people heard about and discussed an incident between Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh at the time it is alleged to have happened could loom as an important factor in any investigation of the claim.
Democrats are calling for the FBI to investigate, but the bureau cannot do so unless the White House asks it to.
There is no allegation of a federal crime, so the bureau’s role would be to examine the matter as part of its background check into the fitness and character of a Supreme Court nominee.
Are you kidding me?
Are these Democrats expecting us to take this seriously – that the FBI can hunt down a bunch of drunken, underage high school students who were at a drunken high school party more than 30 years ago, so they can ferret out the truth?
Getting back to this latest “witness” being brought forth to bury Kavanaugh by NBC News, this is what she had to say about what she recalls from that drunken high school party more than 30 years ago, to wit:
“To clarify my post: I do not have first hand knowledge of the incident that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford mentions, and I stand by my support for Christine.”
“I don’t have more to say on the subject.”
“Please don’t contact me further.”
“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I now rest my case, and based upon that evidence, which is really no evidence at all, but let’s disregard that, you must do your duty and convict the defendant!”
In the meantime, according to reality as it is put forth by NBC News, Blasey Ford’s lawyer has said she wants the FBI to conduct an inquiry before she testifies in a public hearing.
Okay, how about starting with whose house the drunken high school party was held at where underage drinking was taking place, and who supplied the alcohol?
Getting back to reality as presented by NBC News, we have:
In her original post, King said she knew Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, the man Blasey Ford says was present during the alleged assault.
Judge has said through his attorney he remembers no such incident.
King graduated in 1983 from Holton-Arms, the elite all-female private school that Blasey Ford also attended, according to an open letter King and many other alumnae signed in support of Ford.
King’s post described a culture of heavy drinking among the students of the elite male and female private schools of Washington, D.C., including her own Holton-Arms and also Georgetown Preparatory School, which Judge and Kavanaugh attended.
WHOA, people, there is some real red meat for the FBI to investigate, and investigate they should, along with who was supplying Obama with all his dope and coke when he was a teenager – this culture of heavy drinking among the students of the elite male and female private schools of Washington, D.C., including Holton-Arms and also Georgetown Preparatory School.
According to NBC News, Judge, the friend of Kavanaugh, has written not one, but two memoirs acknowledging his heavy drinking during that period, with NBC News telling us that his 1997 memoir was entitled “Wasted,” which actually sounds like it could have been written about the teen-aged Obama, who epitomizes “reality” in America today.
So where is this saga headed?
Will the FBI step up to the plate here and do its job in a non-partisan fashion so the truth will out?
Will the Democrats accept that truth, assuming the FBI can find someone from that drunken high school party who was actually sober enough to remember with clarity what actually happened between a bunch of drunken, underage high students more than 30 years ago?
All I can say is what I always end up saying each time we try to determine what reality in America today actually is – stay tuned because more than likely, especially with this story, there is much more yet to come from the Democrats, so don’t touch that dial, while we pause to take a break for station identification.