Friday, May 19, 2017

David Horowitz rag slimes Justin Amash

by George J. Dance

"Today I was browsing the news, looking for a column, when this headline caught my eye:
"JUSTIN AMASH THREATENS TRUMP W/IMPEACHMENT" (caps and bold in original). The article, by Daniel Greenfield, appeared in Frontpage magazine, a publication of the "DAVID HOROWITZ FREEDOM SCHOOL FOR POLITICAL WARFARE" (caps in original).  Here's a bit from the article:

"Justin Amash, Al Qaeda's favorite Republican, is ... making his agenda painfully clear.
"Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) on Wednesday said if the reports about Trump's pressure on Comey are true, it would merit impeachment.
"The Hill is spinning this as some sort of major development. But it's just Amash pushing his very predictable agenda.... Amash is an amnesty support and anti-war politician who gets to pass as a conservative for entirely incomprehensible reasons. Now he is once again showing his true colors."
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There were links in the article, but none to the source. However, I was able to find the source article and read the alleged "threat":

"Amash spoke a day after The New York Times on Tuesday reported that Trump tried to pressure Comey to stop investigating Flynn ... According to a memo written by Comey....
"Asked by The Hill if the details in the memo would merit impeachment if they're true, Amash replied: 'Yes.'
"'But everybody gets a fair trial in this country,' Amash added as he left a House GOP conference meeting."
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It's "painfully clear" that Frontpage is doing even more "spin" than what they were complaining about, and also why they're doing it.

Amash has been primaried in the past, in a campaign that used the very same "Al Qaeda's favorite Republican" soundbite as Frontpage; but that didn't go very well. This year, though, Trump has already threatened once to support a primary challenger against Amash in 2018.

It looks "painfully clear" that Frontpage is running misleading stuff like this in the hope of getting Trump to follow through on his threat, which may be enough to entice another primary challenger to creep out of the woodwork.

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