Former Secretary of State Extraordinaire (from back when Secretary of State actually required a statesman, not a politician) Henry Kissinger appeared on the left-leaning CNN program “Fareed Zakiria GPS” the other day. I’ll attach a link so you can watch the segment for yourself, however, I wanted to make you aware of it, since you won’t hear about it in the mainstream media. Why you ask? Because his views did NOT support the current media narrative, which is still decidedly anti-Trump. Just a quick snippet to give you the flavor of the exchange:
“This president-elect is the most unique that I have experienced in one respect,” he said: “No baggage. He has no obligation to any particular group because he has become a president on the basis of his own strategy and a program he put before the American public that his competitors did not present. So that is a unique situation…”
What is so profoundly amazing about that statement is that it is obvious to everyone EXCEPT the Left. He continued:”I’m not here as a spokesman of the president-elect,” Kissinger said. “I’m here to answer questions of my impressions of [him]. There is the impact of globalization, and I wrote minor things about that earlier. Not enough attention was paid to the fact that it was bound to have winners and losers, and that the losers were bound to try to express themselves in some kind of political reaction.”
“In my view in the present situation, one has to –one should not insist on nailing him into positions that he had taken in the campaign on which he doesn’t insist. If he insists on them, then of course this agreement will become expressed, but if he develops another program and leaves the question open of what he said in the campaign, one should not make that the desired development.”
“I think we should give him an opportunity to develop the positive objectives that he may have, and to discuss — and to discuss those. And we’ve gone through too many decades of tearing incumbent administrations apart, and it may happen again, but we shouldn’t begin that way. And we shouldn’t end up that way, either, but — so that would be my basic view,”
Again, the real take-away here is OBVIOUS to those on the Right. That we should all give the President-Elect a chance, then grade him on the outcomes of his actions. Seems logical, right? Of course, the Left will tell you that those on the Right never gave President Obama a chance. That they were “obstructionists” for the eight years of his administration. Really? I don’t recall all of the riots that we threw when President-Elect Obama was preparing for office. Don’t recall lecturing the Left Wing Liberals on values and Americanism. I can only speak for myself, and possibly for those on the Right that I know well. I can tell you that while we weren’t happy with the outcome of the 2008 election, no one wanted Obama to fail. It just happened that he did of his own volition by ramming through Progressive ideas roughshod over the Republican minority without their input or participation. Once it became clear that President Obama was not interested in such bi-partisanism, THEN the Republican minority (and eventually Majority) did their best to thwart his Progressive agenda.
Here is the link to the video: http://www.cnn.com/videos/tv/2016/11/19/exp-gps-kissinger-on-trump-foreign-policy.cnn