Lame duck Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is reminiscent of a spoiled brat, demanding attention and wiling to do and say anything to be noticed.
Appearing Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” he was back to throwing puerile tantrums, the more outrageous, the better — or so he thinks. During this interview with host George Stephanopoulos, Flake compared President Trump to murderous Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. This contemptible misinterpretation of history is Flake’s response to Trump fittingly calling out deceptive news outlets as dishonest and purveyors of “fake news.”
Taking his spew to left-wing outlets where he is sure to be given the attention he craves, Flake couldn’t have picked a more responsive program than one helmed by Bill Clinton’s former senior adviser and communications director. Ethically challenged Stephanopoulos neglected to disclose a $75,000 donation to Bill and Hill’s “pay to play” Clinton Foundation, even as he reported on both the former president and his Democrat presidential candidate wife, Hillary.
Flake, who is “retiring” due to his acknowledged inability to win reelection, shows himself to be an even bigger fool than his reputation implies.
“When you reflexively refer to the press as the enemy of the people or fake news, that has real damage. It has real damage to our standing in the world,” Flake said. “And I noted how bad it is for a president to take what was popularized by Joseph Stalin, the enemy of the people, to refer to the press.”
The preposterous comparison exemplifies Jeff Fake’s historical illiteracy. During a single month in the midst of World War II, ruthless tyrant Stalin, fearing some of his military officers might challenge his absolute authority, ordered the execution of 30,000 Russian military men, or half of his own army and navy staff. An estimated 5 million Russian peasants died of famine after being forced off their land.
Flake, who loudly proclaimed his refusal to vote for the Republican nominee who was victorious over 16 other GOP primary challengers, followed his mentor Arizona’s senior senator (ASS) John McCain, and ultimately supported scandal-plagued Hillary Clinton.
Flake’s latest anti-Republican gambit in denouncing President Trump is making the Stalin comparison for his “unrelenting daily assault on the constitutionally-protected free press.” The Washington Post’s Ed O’Keefe has excerpts of Flake’s rant which he has already released to some anti-Trump outlets, and is expected to deliver on Wednesday. Let‘s hope his theatrics are delivered to a senate chamber devoid of Republicans.
Fake Jeff Flake prefers the Communist dictators Raul and Fidel Castro to our duly elected American President Donald Trump. Flake even traveled to repressive Cuba with his buddy Barack Obama to reestablish ties with the corrupt regime.