Excerpts from GOP Sen. Jeff Flake forthcoming speech to the senate

“When a figure in power reflexively calls any press that doesn’t suit him ‘fake news’ it is that person who should be the figure of suspicion, not the press…”
“Mr. President, it is a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoken by Josef Stalin to describe his enemies…”
“It bears noting that so fraught with malice was the phrase ‘enemy of the people,’ that even (later Soviet leader) Nikita Khrushchev forbade its use, telling the Soviet Communist Party that the phrase had been introduced by Stalin to for the purpose of ‘annihilating such individuals’ who disagreed with the supreme leader…:
“This alone should be a source of great shame for us in this body, especially those of us in the president’s party. For they are shameful and repulsive statements…”
“2017 was a year which saw the truth — objective, empirical, evidence-based truth — more battered and abused than any other time in the history of our country, at the hands of the most powerful figure in our government.”
Source: NBC News
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Posted on January 14, 2018, in Commentary, Merely an observation, Political. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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