Arkansas GOP senator Tom Cotton, who fiercely condemned the riots ensuing after George Floyd’s death and also has harshly criticized the Democrats for their support of the Iran nuclear deal, condemned the Democratic Party and the American Left for their repeated attempts to sabotage American power in a multitude of ways.
Cotton appeared on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty and Levin” to discuss his new book, “Only The Strong; Reversing the Left’s Plot to Sabotage American Power.”
“I started to conceive ‘Only the Strong’ last summer after the fiasco in Afghanistan,” Cotton stated. “I had so many Americans asking me, ‘How did we let this happen? How did we lose to a band of medieval savages?’”
“I got that question in other forms too,” he recalled. “How did we let left-wing radicals rampage in our streets in the summer of 2020 tearing down statues of our heroes like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and U.S. Grant? How we got to the point where we’re allowing schools to indoctrinate our kids with critical race theory or transgender ideology, where we’re subjecting troops in our military to similar kind of ‘Maoist struggle’ sessions?’”
Then Cotton launched his attack on the Left: “What I want to tell the readers of ‘Only the Strong’ is that this is not an accident. This is intentional. The decline that they sense in America is decline by design.”
“The Democratic Party has long been at best ambivalent about America and openly hostile to American power, whether the military, our sovereignty, about safety on the streets or having a strong prosperous economy,” he charged.
“It goes back to the roots of the modern progressive movement with Woodrow Wilson, the first president to openly repudiate the founding principles of our country,” he pointed out. “To criticize the Declaration and Constitution after you repudiate the founding principles of our country, it‘s a very short step to repudiating America itself, which is what the new Left did in the 1960’s and 1970’s during Vietnam.”
He turned to the fulfillment of the Left’s desire in the presidency of Barack Obama: “And then you have the culmination of these trends in the presidency of Barack Obama, the most ideological president since Woodrow Wilson and now his understudy, Joe Biden.”
Cotton pointed out that Obama was more guarded than Wilson in his statements, but “sometimes let the mask slip, as when he said he didn’t believe in American exceptionalism any more than say, Greeks believed in Greek exceptionalism, which is really to say American exceptionalism is just kind of an outmoded, obsolete, chauvinism for one’s own. Or when he said he wanted to fundamentally transform America.”
Asked about President Biden, Cotton concluded, “Now that he’s surrounded himself with the ideologues from the Obama team, you really see the third term of the Obama presidency when it comes to sabotaging the sources of American power.”