WSJ Attacks Trump – Here’s A Letter In Response To The WSJ Deputy Editor

The Wall Street Journal, for years an iconic bastion of political conservatism, is no longer that.  With the purchase of the institution by Rupert Murdoch, who recently handed off management of the parent company of all his enterprises, 21st Century Fox, to his left-tilted sons, things are changing.  The WSJ’s Deputy Editor, Daniel Henninger, recently took a shot at Donald Trump for disputing Jeb Bush’s recent claim that George W. Bush kept the nation “safe.”  You can read the first few sentences of Henninger’s piece by clicking here.

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Yesterday, a long-time friend of this blog, Jed West, wrote a letter to Mr. Henninger.  With Mr. West’s permission, I’m publishing that letter here:

Dear Mr. Henninger

What you members of the Republican party elite don’t understand about Trump’s appeal to people like me (a onetime mainstream Bush-supporting Republican),  is that he is an unvarnished truth teller.  No one else of prominence in our party (except Carson) will tell the truth when it violates PC dogma.

 You accuse him of reducing 9/11 to a “campaign prop.”  In fact, Jeb [Bush] introduced it to the debate so it’s fair game.  More importantly,  Trump is right.  Bush’s reaction to 9/11 was to go to endless war 10,000 miles away but not close the gate that let the Jihadists in.  Since 9/11, we have numerous terrorist attacks on our soil perpetrated by people who shouldn’t be here.  His policies did not make us safer and he never addressed the fact that the high jackers were here illegally after their visas had expired.
Trump (outside of Carson) is the only one of our candidates who wants to address this dangerous situation.


Trump values national sovereignty and the Republican hierarchy does not.  We value national sovereignty, especially as we gaze with horror at the Muslim invasion of Europe that The WSJ does not even cover.

Finally, you might check this illuminating video of Jeb Bush feigning ignorance about the redacted last 28 pages of the Congressional 9/11 report.  His assertion is preposterous, at best, since the person who was campaigned tirelessly to release those pages is Senator Bob Graham (who served while Jeb Bush was governor).


Jed West

Los Angeles

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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