Letter: Political left abandons patriotic spirit

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 2, 2020

President Donald Trump hit the nail on the head when he said “this is a war.”

Even though our country has been in numerous wars throughout our history, this war smacks of a sinister difference. It’s impossible to comprehend the determination, concern and stress the president and his team of warriors are dealing with constantly. You can clearly see in the eyes of these soldiers, their understanding of what’s at stake for this nation and the magnitude of what failure would mean.

If you tune into the Sunday morning network news shows, the sinister difference in this war becomes very apparent.

A perfect example was a recent show on ABC called “This Week,” hosted by Martha Raddatz. While interviewing FEMA Administrator Pete Gaynor, her true motive quickly became obvious.  She repeatedly bashed him with “gotcha questions” rather than listening to his common sense, rational explanations of why and what is actually happening in this war against the coronavirus.

Raddatz’s relentless badgering was, of course, a perverted effort to stoke ABC’s quiver with arrows for use against Trump in this fall’s election rather than attempting to acquire critical, useful information for America’s citizens. While a good example, it’s just more everyday, corrupt hypocrisy from the national news media.

This is our first war where a U.S. President and his “generals” are having to fight not only an outside enemy, but an enemy of internal traitors sowing hateful discourse and needless, deadly seeds of panic.

American patriots, remember how the country came together after Sept. 11, 2001.  Sadly and possibly catastrophic in reality, the political left, obviously including most of the “news” media, have abandoned that patriotic spirit.

Much prayer is in order.

Randy Biggerstaff