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America’s heroes – right or wrong | Donald Trump

America’s heroes – right or wrong | Donald Trump

America has always needed heroes.

Rarely are the heroes real. Not to worry. America will imagine them. Instantly. For a lot of Americans, it’s reassuring, I suppose, to believe that it is still possible for heroes to be made in America.

But, these days, like everything else in America, few can agree on who is and is not a hero. One American’s hero is another American’s villain or, worse, traitor. These days, heroes can, as well, turn into scoundrels and vice versa just as quickly and easily.

Americans, particularly in the media, can be quite fickle about their heroes.

America’s mercurial relationship with true and manufactured heroes was on quixotic display earlier this week during a January 6 congressional committee hearing probing the thuggish modus vivendi of a Mafioso-type boss turned president who wanted to remain the boss despite having been told by millions of wise – not wise-guy – Americans on November 3, 2020, that he was no longer the boss.

Some of the witnesses – Republican politicians and electoral workers from Arizona and Georgia – said that Don Trump and his one-step-away-from-being-disbarred consigliere, Rudy Giuliani, leaned on them like heavies with mangled noses to break their oaths, if not the law, to ensure that Don Trump served another four-year sentence (sorry, term) in that other “big” house, the White House.

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One of the Republicans that Don Trump and consigliere Giuliani put the screws into was Rusty Bowers, an Arizona Republican who, reportedly, is as staunch a conservative as that make-believe American hero on a leather saddle, John Wayne.

Bowers told the committee that Don Trump lied when he claimed that the speaker of the state’s legislature had said the 2020 presidential election was “rigged” and that he, Don…

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