Yesterday the New York Times published an explosive op-ed titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.” The article purports to be authored by a senior Trump staffer, who wants the President to succeed, but believes him to be erratic and, of course, includes talk of impeachment. “Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president,” the anonymous author claims.
Does the so-called “Senior Administration Official” really exist, or is it just the Failing New York Times with another phony source? If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 5, 2018
After my housemate and I read the op-ed, he joked to me that perhaps Mike Pence was behind the article, because he really wants to be President. While he was joking, as I turned to Twitter to see how the rest of the world was reacting, and Mike Pence was the top trending topic on Twitter.
Why? Because the speculation that he truly was behind the op-ed, and most people were dead serious. The entire case that Pence penned the op-ed is based on the fact that the op-ed writer used the phrase “lodestar” to describe the late John McCain, which is also a word that has appeared in Mike Pence’s vocabulary.
One liberal even found Pence using the word an entire eight times over the past seventeen years… some of which were likely due to his speechwriter.
— Tommy Christopher (@tommyxtopher) September 6, 2018
A sort of “forensic linguistics” may have identified the Unabomber, but that required much more than analysis of a single word that Pence uses roughly once every two years. It could’ve even been a Times editor who included the word “lodestar,” given the number of journalistic cliches that can be found in the op-ed that was likely added by an editor.
This NYT piece has every oped cliche possible. Makes me think the writer is an oped pro:
"Don't get me wrong."
"put it best"
"reaching across the aisle"https://t.co/WQoJcq0yAS
— Carlos Lozada (@CarlosLozadaWP) September 5, 2018
And while everyone in the Trump White House will deny being the author of the op-ed, Pence was among the first to dismiss the conspiracy theory that he’s the author, given that the most hysterical liberals see him as the most likely author.
According to Axios, Jarrod Agen, Pence’s communications director and deputy chief of staff said “The Vice President puts his name on his Op-Eds. The New York Times should be ashamed and so should the person who wrote the false, illogical, and gutless op-ed. Our office is above such amateur acts.”
Above all, the op-ed only proves that:
1) It concedes Trump’s accomplishments are big.
2) By comparison, its complaints are small. 100% of them are focused on Trump as a boss, not his policies.
3) It confirms that there is a government conspiracy to thwart the president.
Either that or this isn’t a legitimate op-ed at all, which would further prove that there’s a conspiracy to thwart the president – it just includes the media too (though I think we all already knew that).