Daniel Bongino via Facebook:
I have been torn over this but I feel, given the current circumstances, the need to speak out. Although I will never share privileged information or violate the oath I took to serve as a Secret Service agent, I must describe to you the inner workings of the DC “Bubble” to demonstrate how you are being manipulated.
This administration is sadly using the tragic events in Florida in a coordinated effort to ensure continued division, rather than the desperately needed sense of unity. The 2014 election cycle headwinds are blowing strongly against the administration’s policies on the economic, healthcare & education fronts, & they are eager to change the conversation. Although every administration plays politics, this one has taken politics, & the building of “Division-Capital”, to the extreme in the absence of any political capital, which has been squandered on the failure of Obamacare & the continued economic malaise. The recent statement by HHS Secretary Sebelius, comparing the growing opposition to Obamacare to the fight against “lynching”, is despicable, deserves bi-partisan condemnation & is further evidence of this disturbing strategy.
I had a front-row seat to this “Bubble” & extend these words to you because the sowing of division capital is very real & it is extremely damaging. Insiders consistently reach out & say to me that they feel as if they no longer work for the government but for the administration’s political efforts.
This shell game being played by the administration is profoundly shameful because it makes no effort to diagnose the problem but attempts to misdirect your attention from it. Racism is a very real problem, that much is undeniable, but real efforts to bridge the divide between communities are ignored because they may not result in the administration’s desired political outcomes. Every calculated sound bite & inflammatory statement is designed to ensure Americans identify with being part of a group, which they define for you, rather than being part of OUR America. The reason is simple. When you identify with a group first, they will inevitably define for you the ways in which that group is under attack, which forces you into a psychological silo of defensiveness. They have used this method of attack to consistently divide a nation desperate to be unified.
We can starve racism to a painful death by employing common-sense solutions that defy the administration’s misleading narrative. We can make illegal employment discrimination economically debilitating to the fools who engage in it by enabling parent-choice in education & ensuring that the next generation of doctors, lawyers, scientists & engineers are densely populated with minority representation. We can propose healthcare reforms which empower individuals & not bureaucrats, intent on condemning our lower income minority communities to sub-standard government clinics, & we can move to repeal economic policies which have destroyed opportunities for our minority entrepreneurs such as the Davis-Bacon Act.
I am sorry to have to write this but I cannot stand idle while the sowing of conflict & division overtakes a very necessary national conversation about the immoral disparities in America that need not be. We are one America, not a series of individual Americas. Our strength is in what we share in common, not what divides us. The only path forward is unity & the courage to stand against & expose the politics of division.