<span style="font-size: 8pt;">Hypaspist in light equipment (modern reconstruction) Source: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hypaspist.jpg">Johnny Shumate</a>-Wikimedia Commons</span>
Hypaspist in light equipment (modern reconstruction) Source: Johnny Shumate-Wikimedia Commons


Brilliant post and analogy from Citizen Tom.

Here of late President Donald Trump has been criticizing his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. At first the Democrat Liberal news media took Sessions side and defended him as one of nature’s noblemen. Then, when Conservatives laughed at that obvious hypocrisy, the Democrat Liberal news media modified the narrative a bit.

What is interesting, however, is the reaction from some in a dismally tiny branch of the news media, the Conservative news media.  Here is an editorial from The Washington Times.


Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the stand-up guy in the Trump administration. He lent legitimacy and seriousness to the Trump campaign when no other Republican in the Senate would get within 20 feet of the Donald. He has lent similar seriousness and magisterial grace to an administration that so far has had little of that.

He has begun reshaping the policies and priorities of his part of the government that Donald Trump has put in place with fits, starts and distracting tweets. He has rolled back Obama misadventures in the drug war, uncontrolled immigration and the imagined municipal sovereignty of sanctuary cities. Mr. Sessions is the cool, unflappable grown-up in an administration of bumbling amateurs struggling with on-the-job training.

The thanks he gets from a churlish boss is a hail of sticks and stones that would have driven a lesser man from office. The president is a man who knew how to get to the Oval Office, but seems to have scant understanding of what he can do with it..

…What has Trump done wrong? Trump says what he thinks. Given the editors of The Washington Times feel entitled to do the same…

So what about Trump’s complaints about Jeff Sessions? Have you considered Trump’s point-of-view? These days we don’t see the leaders of great nations leading their armies in the field. Instead, we expect our leaders to make policy decisions, pick the generals, and make certain the armies they lead have enough money[…]

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