I think some of you may have heard this age-old military maxim. The original quote is attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, a pretty good military strategist except for that whole Russian winter thing. It states, “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” I will seriously admit that someone should tweet that to President Trump.
Think about how last weekend went. An ICE facility in Colorado was assailed by these progressive socialist anti-ICE thugs, who tore down our American flag and raised a Mexican flag in its stead, and defaced a Blue Lives Matter flag. Then in Tacoma, Washington, an Antifa supporter attacked an ICE detention facility there armed with a semi-automatic rifle and Molotov cocktails . . . the weapon of choice for socialists. The stage was set for an easy lay-up to pit the Democrats (socialists) against each other. Instead, President Trump did not follow Napoleon’s sage advice.
Now, I know there are going to be folks who will denigrate me, but, alas, you know what I say is right. Yes, the leftist news media is firmly against President Trump, but never give your enemy a reason to rally against you, thereby putting you on defense.
Our present-day military version of Napoleon’s quote is “when your enemy is destroying themselves do not interrupt them.” The goal this week should have been the progressive socialist leftists — led by the Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse (my original moniker now used by others) — being tied to domestic terrorist activity which they should have been forced to address. The Trump administration DoJ, Attorney General, should have declared Antifa a domestic terrorist organization this week.
Kinda hard to avoid that from being covered, after a highly praised act of terrorism by an Antifa member.
Well, here in Texas we have our own fight going on against the progressive socialist left who has cursed us with the likes of Robert Francis O’Rourke and Julian Castro, among others. I remember those Blue Dog conservative Dems, like Silvestre Reyes of El Paso, with whom I served on the House Armed Services Committee. Well, one of the remaining Blue Dog conservative Democrats here in Texas is speaking up, and speaking out. And, yes, he is being targeted.
And, it’s not by Republicans.
As reported by Fox News:
“Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Texas, responded to the threat of a primary from the four female progressive House members known as “the squad” on Tuesday and accused them of being socialists in disguise. “I mean it’s this group called the Justice Democrats. I think they’re not Democrats quite honestly,” he said on “Your World with Neil Cavuto.”
“They’re socialists and they want to impose their vision to Texas and we certainly know that in Texas our vision is very different from … what I call these Justice Democrats, which are really socialists. They’re not really Democrats.”
Cuellar was referring to the four House members who took on President Trump in a Monday press conference, after engaging in a Twitter spat with the commander-in-chief. They are Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., Rashida Tlaib D-Mich., Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.
Cuellar said he isn’t the only Democrat to fall into the squad’s crosshairs and claimed some members are being targeted for their support of Israel. He also predicted most Americans wouldn’t side with the squad because their values don’t line up with most Americans. “I do know that they are going after different folks, for example, they’re going after Juan Vargas… and the reason they’re going after him is because he has a very strong pro-Israel voting record,” he said.”
I served with Rep. Cuellar in Congress and he is a decent enough fella. It is obvious that he has realized what is happening to political party once known as the Democratic Party.
It’s a funny thing: ya ever notice how the socialist/communist/Marxist countries always refer to themselves as “Democratic?” You know, the DDR (East Germany) which stood for the Deutschland Democrat Republic, or the DPRK (North Korea), the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, or CCCP (USSR) the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. None of them were hardly true doctrinal republics, where the rule of law and individual liberty reign supreme. But, I digress.
But what is starting to happen is a fracturing within the once Democrat, now Socialist Party. This is nothing like the Tea Party movement which was firmly rooted in the fundamental constitutional and conservative principles and values of our nation emanating from the Declaration of Independence and our Constitution.
The so-called “Justice Democrats” are a radical group of “resistance” minded individuals who seek the fundamental transformation of these United States of America as just an open piece of land where they can rule. In Texas, when they think of Democrats, they think of folks like Phil Gramm and Rick Perry, who were once Democrats, conservative Democrats. Now this leftist invasion — as attributed to the other dangerous “migration,” not of illegals but folks who are “stuck on stupid” from California — is resulting in an internecine struggle within the party of the jackass.
Here is what we should do here in Texas: do not interfere with this political opposition’s mistakes. What we should be doing is offering these disaffected, disenfranchised, Democrats and Independents a political and philosophical home.Do not interfere with this political opposition's mistakes. What we should be doing is offering these disaffected, disenfranchised, Democrats and Independents a political and philosophical home. Click To Tweet
We need to create a great delineation between the abhorrent, socialist nightmare of these Four Horsewomen of the Apocalypse who represent, jihad, poverty, tyranny, and subjugation for our nation. Ronald Reagan was once a Democrat who quipped, “I did not leave the Democrat Party, the Democrat Party left me.” He would go on to inspire a great awakening of constitutional conservatism in America, something which many Republicans are fearful to embrace, and, thus, offer a watered-down progressivism. Reagan created that incredible coalition that included the memorable, “Reagan Democrats” because they were drawn to his message of American exceptionalism, hope, optimism, and greatness.
So, let us not interfere with these delusional and deranged maniacs who are making grand mistakes. Let’s seek out the means by which we exploit their failures and failed philosophy as a means of restoring this incredible Republic. We have a gift that keeps on giving and we need not drop grenades on ourselves to draw attention. Just give them the grenade because they are too incompetent to know what to do once they pull the pin.
During his 22 year career in the United States Army, Lieutenant Colonel West served in several combat zones and received many honors including a Bronze Star, three Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, one with Valor device, and a Valorous Unit Award.
In November of 2010, Allen was elected to the United States Congress, representing Florida’s 22nd District.
West is a commissioned officer in the Texas State Guard. He’s Fox News Contributor, former Director of the Booker T. Washington Initiative at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, Senior Fellow at the Media Research Center, contributing columnist for Townhall.com, and author of Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin’s Journey to Family, Faith and Freedom, and, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death, and the forthcoming We Can Overcome.