Politics

Amash Awash in Stockholm Syndromes

Over the weekend, GOP Rep. Justin Amash of Michigan became the first Republican congressman to back impeaching the president, accusing him of “impeachable conduct.”

The poor wee lad. He’s now basking in the glow of the lavish approbation of mental giants like Alyssa Milano and hearing the sweet honey of praise pour into his ear from Adam Schiff. But, glory is fleeting and soon those caressing murmurings will be forgotten as the news cycle moves on. Then his attempt at throwing the president to the wolves to save his own political hide will not seem as brilliant. Not to mention, Republicans will now line up to challenge him in the primary.

Amash’s attempt at siding with those who would do him harm because he is, ostensibly, a Republican will be seen for the desperate play it is. But, why so desperate Justin?

You know why.

Because your masters are peeved.

You see, Rep. Amash is a co-owner of a firm called Dynamic Source International. The company supplies products to another company, Michigan Industrial Tools. All well and good up to this point. One detail though: Dynamic Source is located in Hangzhou, China. Something tells me the real owners of Dynamic Source aren’t too happy with the president’s stance on trade as of late. So, the orders likely went out: activate Amash. Put him to work. Let’s get a little ROI for the PRC.

Amash may be so panicked that this gets wide play that he is willing to do most anything to do the bidding of Beijing, lest they drop him and he is left with politically nowhere to run. Perhaps down the road, literally left with nowhere to run. Yes, probably he knows he is on their leash. As it happens in this sort of thing, maybe he became compromised inadvertently. But, too late now. The hook is in. Hence, Stockholm Syndrome once again.

He also toys with Libertarian politics and some in that party think he is looking for publicity to help his run for president on that ticket. That’s possible. However, the Chinese angle and his attention whore traits are more probable scenarios.

So he will get his fifteen minutes of fame and the Dems will mark Amash for the weak sucker the Chicoms already know. A party switch may be in his future and subsequent press accolades. If not, and even if, he still takes his place as a miniscule footnote.

A proper status for a man such as this.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and the Editorial Director of This Week in the News with Drew Berquist. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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