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Williams column: The death of American values

A warning to the party of President John F. Kennedy

I’ve been a political junky since the early 1970s. That’s means I, along with millions of other Americans, typically witnessed two political parties who generally agreed on national objectives even if they didn’t agree on the tactics to reach those objectives.

Unfortunately, the last nine years have unleashed a deadly virus into America’s political bloodstream. In my opinion, the political contagion was injected by the Obama administration, with its virulent strain of identity politics.

President Barack Obama and company divided the populace into opposing camps ­— based on race, religion, social and economic background and sexual orientation, to name only a few.

Identity politics is a time-tested, Leftist strategy that positions each camp as a victim of society and, therefore, eligible for special accommodation.

That’s why the Black Lives Matter movement gained momentum in the Obama years.

That’s why transgender bathrooms became a national focus even though only .3 percent of the population self describes as transgender.

And that’s also why Obama unconstitutionally created a DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program for illegal immigrants brought to this country as young people — even after he admitted 22 times that he didn’t have the authority for executive action on immigration.

It was a surprise to me that Obama took the Democrat Party so far to the left during his two toxic terms in the White House.

It’s even more surprising to me that not one mainstream Democrat stood up in protest to protect the traditional values of the party.

The Russian investigation headed by Robert Mueller is an excellent example of how far the Democrat Party has fallen from its past.

This investigation has been searching for a crime for nearly a year, with very little to show for it.

Soviet-bloc spy chief Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa was the head of propaganda for Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceauscescu until Pacepa defected to the West in 1979. In a recent column describing the discredited dossier funded by the Clintons to fuel the Russian investigation, Pacepa says, “They say that history repeats itself. If you have lived two lives, as I have done, you have a good chance of seeing a re-enactment with your own eyes.”

Pacepa goes on to say that the Democrat Party’s efforts to distribute the bogus, anti-Trump “dossier,” filled with Russian propaganda, and use it to obtain a warrant to spy on the opposition campaign is reminiscent of disinformation operations he was asked to carry out for his boss, the dictator Ceaucescu.

I’m in the habit of watching NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday mornings even though the show should be titled “Greet the Depressed” since 99 percent of the coverage is anti-Trump.

This past Sunday not one word was mentioned on “Meet the Press” about the strengthening economy, improving employment statistics, the victories against ISIS in the Middle East or the highest level of optimism among small business owners in more than 12 years.

There’s a GOP TV ad that nicely sums up the Democrat Party. The ad — titled “What do the Democrats stand for?” — shows Dem leadership sitting on their hands while, in the State of the Union address, President Donald Trump announced the lowest African American unemployment rate in history, giving veterans a choice in their healthcare coverage, tax reforms that will benefit the middle class and a commitment to the national anthem and our foundation of “In God We Trust.”

It’s evident that the Democrats stand for only one thing: full-out resistance against a constitutionally elected president.

That’s a national shame and a death knell to John F. Kennedy’s party.

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