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Stephen Miller is reportedly the last staffer the president trusts in his own White House, as the Commander-in-Chief fears, accurately, there is a “coup” being launched against him. [Stephen Miller May Be the Only Staffer Trump Trusts Now, by Ed Kilgore, New York Magazine, September 13, 2018] The president trusts Miller because he shares Trump’s hostility towards the “administrative state” thwarting the president’s agenda and challenging his power. [Trump believes there’s a coup”: Freaked by the Times Op-Ed, the President Is Seeing Enemies Everywhere, by Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair, September 13, 2018] Miller is, of course, one of the few in the White House who supported President Trump throughout the campaign and who actually cares about America’s immigration disaster.

Yet Miller is an exception. The president is surrounded by the exact same kind of Republicans that opposed him and who have now driven him to the brink of political catastrophe [New polling shows disastrous warning signs for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, by Eliza Reiman, Business Insider, September 12, 2018]. The identity of these saboteurs is no secret—incredibly, President Trump either appointed them or allowed them to be appointed even when their hatred for him is long-established and well-known. And this even includes one of the men who is supposed to argue for the president’s agenda before the world, Deputy White House Press Secretary Raj Shah.

The senior communications official has a record of contempt for the President. A month before Trump was elected in 2016, Shah reveled in the release of the Access Hollywood tapes. “I’m kinda enjoying this, some justice. I honestly don’t think it’s the worst thing he’s done but he somehow got passes for the other acts,” Shah texted an RNC staffer at the time. “Trump is a deplorable.” [White House official called Trump a “Deplorable,” by Olivia Nuzzi, New York Magazine, February 5, 2018]. And well before those tapes leaked, Shah favored the utterly appalling Jeb Bush during the primaries and may have even helped craft an attack ad against Trump. [Report: White House Spokesman Called Trump a “Deplorable,” by Molly Olmstead, Slate, February 6, 2018]

This information has been public since for months. But it has had no negative career impact on Shah. Indeed, he might be looking at a promotion, as he’s a top contender to replace White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders if she departs. [Trump advisers quietly begin thinking about ‘life after Sarah,’ by Andrew Restuccia and Nancy Cook, Politico, July 23, 2018]

And Shah, unfortunately, is not the only high-profile Never-Trumper in power. One of the most powerful figures at the State Department is Brian Hook, a former Bush administration official and prominent Never Trumper during the 2016 campaign. [Exclusive: Trump Critic Lands Key State Department Role, by Alex Pfeiffer, Daily Caller, March 23, 2017]. Hook actually helped organize the John Hay Initiative, a pledge by GOP foreign policy experts to oppose Trump, refuse to work in his administration, and lobby for a more anti-Russian foreign policy [GOP experts choose exile over Trump, by Julian Hattem, The Hill, May 5, 2016].

Yet that record was no disqualifier. Instead, at the State Department, it is support for the president that is the disqualifier—Hook has managed to fill the bureaucracy with fellow Never Trumpers who exercise serious influence over policy decisions [How the State Department is Undermining Trump’s Agenda, American Greatness, October 21, 2017]

Arguably the worst example of a Never Trumper finding her way in the White House: Nikki Haley. The current UN Ambassador was a very vocal critic of Trump throughout the campaign and once implicitly suggested his rhetoric could inspire mass shootings like that of Dylann Roof [S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley warns that Trump’s rhetoric could lead to violent tragedy, by Jenna Johnson, Washington Post, June 3, 2016]. Haley still frequently airs her disagreements with the President, and often steers administration policy in whatever direction she pleases [Nikki Haley is acting independently of the White House, and Trump is apparently fine with it, by Russ Read, Daily Caller, May 1, 2017]. There are even rumors she may run against Trump in 2020 [The War Party is ready for Haley 2020, by Daniel McCarthy, The Spectator, April 20, 2018]

Yet all these Never Trumpers apparently have more job security than genuine Trump supporters. A loyal supporter of the president can lose his or her job from one hit piece—and the JournoFa know it. Thus, they dig up old tweets and statements and point-and-sputter until it becomes headline news [Top Trump-appointee at Veterans affairs spread conspiracy theories, made anti-Muslim comments, by Andrew Kaczynski, CNN, July 24, 2018] The White House usually caves, even though the “damning” evidence would hardly bother the average Trump supporter.

The worst example of this craven behavior: the case of former White House speechwriter Darren Beattie. Beattie was fired for the grievous crime of delivering an unexceptionable speech at a conservative academic conference also addressed (equally unexceptionably) by VDARE.com’s own Peter Brimelow.

Remember, Beattie sacrificed his promising academic career (tenure-track position at Duke) to support Trump in the 2016 election. But that obviously meant nothing to his superiors. He was let go by a communications shop that sorely lacks the speechwriter’s intellect and courage.

Another disheartening example is found in the termination of Taylor Weyeneth. This 24-year-old worked on the Trump campaign first as unpaid volunteer, then worked his way up. Weyeneth eventually rose in the White House to take a top job in its drug policy office. But then a Washington Post story came out on his alleged lack of credentials, and he was summarily fired. His loyalty and long-time support of the President made no difference in the face of bad press [Promoted six times and then fired: Inside a 24-year-old political appointee’s wild ride in Trump’s Washington, by Robert O’Harrow Jr., Washington Post, June 15, 2018].

In fact, the one Cabinet member who is a certified Trumpist is also getting the worst treatment from the president’s media surrogates—and from the Commander-in-Chief himself. While Nikki Haley was denouncing Trump to the adoration of reporters, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions took a huge risk in endorsing and campaigning for the future president. As Attorney General, Sessions has a proven track record of pushing the MAGA agenda.

Yet his record and early endorsement are overlooked by the president because of Sessions’ recusing himself from the Russia investigation—even though Trump brought the Mueller investigation on himself by firing James Comey when he did [Rudy Giuliani: Special counsel appointment was ‘really about the firing of Comey,’ by Kevin Breuninger, CNBC, May 18, 2018]. Had Trump fired James Comey on Day One, there would likely be no Special Counsel.

Still, it appears Sessions will almost certainly be fired after the midterm elections—while anti-Trumper Nikki Haley’s job is sacrosanct.

This terrible situation is a result of multiple factors. There are several different factions in the White House that protect and advance their members, according to a Watcher source. They include RNC types, Koch World, foreign policy hawks, and loyalists to various Establishment leaders. But there is no organized Trumpist faction and the few nationalists that exist are thus vulnerable.

Another factor: overseeing personnel is reported Trump critic and long-time Establishment hack John Destefano. Trump supporters like Mike Cernovich frequently single out Destefano’s role in ensuring no Trumpists got jobs in the administration. The low number of Trumpists and high number of Never Trumpers lends much credence to this accusation.

Indeed, it is rumored that no applicants who applied to GreatAgain.Gov, the website set up for Trump supporters to apply for administration jobs, were given a position [Trump Supporters Need Not Apply: GreatAgain.gov, by Dr. Jane Ruby, Medium, August 31, 2017]

Yet ultimately, the buck stops with President Trump. He has little awareness that personnel is policy and appears not to care much about staff decisions aside from a few top aides. He outsourced staffing decisions to the GOP Establishment, which promptly filled “his” administration with Trump’s enemies.

President Trump has advanced populist-nationalism through his public statements and executive orders. But he can only do so much when his staff just wants more tax cuts and the status quo.

If the White House had more Darren Beatties and fewer Raj Shahs, we would have the wall and no sanctuary cities. Instead, we’ve been delivered the GOP Establishment’s wish list of tax cuts, deregulation, and wildly unpopular healthcare initiatives.

Ed Kilgore fretted in his already-cited September 13 New York Magazine piece:

If Trump ignores all the advice he has been given by his fellow Republicans and lurches into a border wall or “criminal aliens” frenzy right before the midterms, we will know that it is finally and surely Miller Time in the Trump administration.

Yet “advice” by “fellow Republicans” has led President Trump to the brink of ruin. The Trump agenda is the only viable platform for Republicans going forward, as no one outside the Beltway wants to go back to the Bush years. But President Trump can’t do it alone. He needs people who believe in his platform, not hacks eager to join the #Resistance.

It’s not just “Miller Time,” it’s past time for POTUS to clean house. After the midterms, he won’t get another chance.

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  1. I applied through the GreatAgain website and never received the courtesy of a reply despite having conributed to the Trump campaign before Iowa, nine years working on Capitol Hill (for Republicans) and seven years in a regulatory commission (working for a Republicaén commissioner), a JD and an MBA. So I’m not surprised to hear that applications through the website were not even considered and jobs filled with Washington insiders. (The first inclination that I had that something was seriously wrong in the staffing area was when Calista Gingrich was named as ambassador to the Vatican.) Trump has the classic problem of the outsider: no institutional mechanism to staff an administration. (Jesse Ventura had a similar problem when he was elected as governor of Minnesota as an independent). He compounds that problem by making poor choices that involve his personal judgment and consideration (e.g., John Bolton and Nikki Haley?!).

    Increasingly, I see no electoral way to influence or remove the Deep State. I think we’re in for a rough ride and hope that things don’t get nuclear with Russia.

  2. anonymous[340] • Disclaimer says:

    None of this should have come as a surprise.

    “In 2008, Obama was touted as a political outsider who will hose away all of the rot and bloody criminality of the Bush years. He turned out to be a deft move by our ruling class. Though fools still refuse to see it, Obama is a perfect servant of our military banking complex. Now, Trump is being trumpeted as another political outsider.

    A Trump presidency will temporarily appease restless, lower class whites, while serving as a magnet for liberal anger. This will buy our ruling class time as they continue to wage war abroad while impoverishing Americans back home. Like Obama, Trump won’t fulfill any of his election promises, and this, too, will be blamed on bipartisan politics.”

    Linh Dinh, as published at The Unz Review, June 12, 2016

    The election’s only apparent benefit to the people of this country has been the exposure of corruption and sedition within the Establishment. But that, too, may be part of the show, another way to channel dissidence into another meaningless election. Even here at The Unz Review, some columnists and many commenters tell the readership that this November is critical to protecting President Trump and his agenda, blah, blah, blah.

    • Replies: @DanFromCT
  3. El Dato says:

    Probably the most important article on Unz today.

    • Replies: @Moi
  4. before June 2015,

    when he put on a populist mask to run for Prez

    and fool the White people in flyover country, Trump

    was a life-long (((NY))) lib democrat

    and (((Wall Street))) Zionist stooge.

    all the rest is dog-and-pony show.

    suckers

    • Replies: @anon
    , @Biff
  5. Anonymous[622] • Disclaimer says:

    Dear Donald….

    Mr. Bond – Dear Donald

  6. Thomm says:

    Instead, we’ve been delivered the GOP Establishment’s wish list of tax cuts, deregulation,

    What type of red-tape-loving leftist Commie thinks this is bad?

    Thanks for proving that White Trashionalism is a leftist socialist ideology.

  7. Anonymous[101] • Disclaimer says:

    I don’t know what is going on with Trump. Personally, I believe he is sincere. There is absolutely no reason in the world for him to run for President if he wasn’t looking to make some big changes. Why would he leave his good name in tatters to be a stooge for the establishment and a target of hatred for practically the entire world?

    I thought there would be some big-time swamp draining within the first few months of his administration, but it seems like he is just flitting about and doing virtually nothing about the big issues he was elected to address. He’s re-opened NAFTA, and seems to be getting a few trade concessions internationally, but it’s nowhere near the big reset his supporters had hoped for.

    My hope is the Meuller report will not only vindicate Trump, but also take down some of the swamp critters in the deep state and Democratic Party. I just wish the guy would hurry up and finish this thing…it’s been dragging on for far too long.

    Overall, it’s been a mystifying and frustrating experience watching this whole show. The reality is Trump may not have the power to do much. There is so much palace intrigue and behind the scenes chicanery, god only knows what to make of it all. If Trump can’t/won’t make any real reforms, I hate to say it, but I think it’s pretty much over for the USA. He’s a last ditch Hail Mary.

  8. peterAUS says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    Increasingly, I see no electoral way to influence or remove the Deep State. I think we’re in for a rough ride and hope that things don’t get nuclear with Russia.

    Pretty much.
    “Rough ride” in particular.

    • Replies: @Winston2
  9. Nearly every morning I watch CNN for a long time already, to see if the anti Trump hysteria continues.
    And yes, bingo, this morning a candidate for the High Court was accused of, when being in high school, having tried to tear clothes off a female student.
    Second bingo, picture of Trump with some babe, perhaps not unattractive to many men.
    There is much criticism on ‘news’ in countries as the Netherlands and Germany, but as stupid as CNN, or as low, not yet with us.

    • Replies: @Respect
  10. @Diversity Heretic

    The problem seems similar to how to get rid of the EU clique.
    But political systems in Europe make it possible for dissident parties to get seats.

  11. Not enough can be said about the ability to stand alone if need be. Somewhere in this process, whatever stamina the president exhibited during the campaign seems to have fled.

    The military is easy to shift compared to the number of his opponents he brought on board —

    What’s to say, save those were his choices.

  12. anon[317] • Disclaimer says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    Ironically, IMO, Trump’s survival depends on his willingness to make good on his campaign promises.
    A crazy idea follows:

    I believe millions of voters would quit their jobs (if necessary) to give unpaid support to a leader [Trump} willing to really clean the swamp. If Trump were to forget his Trojan intent, turn on the deep state and foreign influence with a vengeance, call on, and invite all Americans interested in helping to save America from a USA controlled by the deep state and foreign interests, to come to Washington, and to take active part in finding ways to develop, and to implement programs that can make the USA respond to and to serve the American people; I think even Trump would be surprised at the outcome and the commitment on the part of Americans. The USA is suppose to govern, not determine what is good for America, determining what is good for Americans is a job for Americans.

    Trump can start by re-listing his campaign promises, asking for the people of the nation to help, and inviting all who can, to come to Washington, and once there, to find, start or join a group working on a problem of interest to them and participate in or hold meetings in order to self organize into teams that can identify the needs, develop goals, and implement agenda directed at fixing the problems we Americans all know exist. 21% of the people in America are homeless, nearly a million people have unpaid student loads. Free Hospitals are need staffed with government employed physicians, (eliminates need for medial or dental insurance: that would save twice the annual budget), remove patents and copyrights that impose high prices and prevent competition in the Pharmaceutical industry, and let government produce the pharmaceuticals for the government hospitals and for American patients of those hospitals.
    After all the military has a very good medical are system already.

    Ignore volunteer qualification, don’t let the government agencies or employees try to organize the volunteers, just accommodate the volunteer meetings, show up at the volunteer meetings, given facts and figures where needed, listen to what the volunteers develop, give them support, but not guidance, and where necessary take the agenda and ideas developed to congress, and support those who came to Washington to find ways to make the members of congress listen to them. Yes such action will infuriate the deep state and agency government, it will circumvent the political party system, but the problems Americans need to solve are best solved by Americans. Who knows, maybe the need for a deep state controlled congress will disappear.. Triple the number of Universities and make them all free.

    In order to be believed by those who might volunteer, Trump will need to stand down from Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen and Africa right away. He will need to return to American soil all American military personnel stationed in Europe and Africa and the Pacif and he will need to set the returned Americans to the task of fixing the roods, bridges, Dams and the universities.

    Trump may be forced to join forces with the mass of Americans, because his only path to remain in the White House depends on them. If Trump turns domestic American, and ignores all global needs and concerns, and ask the people of America to help him accomplish what he campaigned to do he will probably be a very popular President. Only popular support can help Trump overcome the global Oligarch Powers that Trump has incited.

    • Replies: @Justsaying
    , @Greg Bacon
  13. Biff says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    and (((Wall Street))) Zionist stooge.

    If you go over to the comment section at USAToday, they call him an anti-Semite.

  14. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    There is an ongoing coup against not only Trump, but the entire nation, as this video by “Project Veritas” proves. This State Department subversive claims to be a Democratic Socialist, which are just Antifa terrorists in suits. Antifa was too radical for SANE Americans so they re-branded their putrid form of Communism to call it DSA. They’re traitors & saboteurs and should be treated as such.

    As for Nutty Nikki Haley, Israeli PM Netenyahu wanted Haley in that spot, both for her rabid pro-Israel stance and to give her the chance to ‘make her bones.’ To see if she has the right traitorous qualities Israel needs in the WH. Nutty has passed that test with honors, so look for Nutty to get promoted to POTUS, where she’ll be a loyal & faithful servant to our Colonial Overlord, Israel.

    Many Americans labor under the delusion that we’re an independent democratic republic, with a USG that honors the cherished Constitution and serves We the People. But that is a fiction, created by a motley assortment of gangsters, think tanks, the MSM and their mighty Wurlitzer organ, Hollywood.

    The USA is under Israeli occupation, with our American neoCON & Zionist Jew Overseers still cracking that whip on our backs, but a digital one, not leather. The NWO Plantation owner is Israel, aided and abetted by the money power of those Rothschild central banks, like the FED, which is the biggest counterfeiting outfit on the planet.

    The only way to fix this sordid mess would be a repeat of what happened back in 1776. Either that, or resign ourselves–and offspring–to a life of misery, poverty, endless wars and terror
    .

    • Agree: Agent76
  15. It is astonishing that after all the fraudsters and con masters masquerading as politicians there are huge numbers who claim to believe in the system where humans have voluntarily given away their freedoms.
    Hope and Change, replaced by MAGA.
    Do you honestly believe that your Founding Fathers would rebel against King’s Tyranny if it were possible to change it by peaceful means?

  16. DanFromCT says:
    @anonymous

    Voting in our national elections has become another example of evil paraded before us as a moral duty. It ironically results in disenfranchisement by perpetually legitimizing a federal government as much at war with its own citizens as with every other people who oppose the new American Proposition—the antithesis of a fulfilling human culture wherever it’s found, and which today amounts to claiming that freedom and democracy equate to owning stuff and vicariously participating in unbridled avarice, sexual depravity, war, torture, and mass murder. Either party and all that horror is a constant.

    So, instead of girding middle America mentally, spiritually, and physically to fight to the death for what’s worth living for, and while there’s still some chance to save ourselves and our nation, we get the Republican leadership, Fox News, and Conservatism Inc blowing smoke in our eyes, temporizing on behalf of the Deep State by pretending these veiled and overt calls for white genocide are just in bad taste or that curtesy and cowardice are an effective policy toward a wildly homicidal left.

  17. @anon

    In order to be believed by those who might volunteer, Trump will need to stand down from Afghanistan, Syria and Yemen and Africa right away.

    Sounds good on paper. But two obstacles stand in the way: first, the lack of cojones to stand up to the pro-Zionist lobbies re US ME foreign policy; this has been true of most post-WWII US presidents. Not a single president has shown the courage to chart out and follow an independent ME foreign policy agenda free from Zionist control. In fact, during election campaigns, presidential candidates try their best to outdo each other in cow towing to Zionist interests even if they run contrary to US ones. A popular ritual is for candidates to travel to Jerusalem, complete with a kippah to demonstrate loyalty to their Zionist masters. So in this regard, Trump’s “America First” slogan remains pretty hollow.

    Second, the MIC will simply not allow what you propose about standing down from the wars you mention. War making now seems to be firmly imprinted in the US government DNA. There is simply too much at stake in terms what the merchants of death stand to gain by selling their number one product: military hardware. As mobsters would quip: nothing personal, it’s all strictly business.

    • Replies: @Mr M.
  18. Bill says:
    @Diversity Heretic

    Trump has the classic problem of the outsider: no institutional mechanism to staff an administration. (Jesse Ventura had a similar problem when he was elected as governor of Minnesota as an independent). He compounds that problem by making poor choices that involve his personal judgment and consideration (e.g., John Bolton and Nikki Haley?!).

    This. Trump had a choice: staff his administration with inexperienced young people or staff his administration with enemies. This is not an easy choice. The inexperienced young people would have had trouble getting confirmed and then would have spent a couple of years making mistakes. These mistakes would have been relentlessly used against him.

    The obvious solution is for some billionaire(s) to set up a right-populist think tank in DC and spend the time and effort necessary to groom a cadre of right-populist bureaucrats-in-waiting. Someone like the Koch brothers except not evil. Of course, this requires that there be some billionaires who are both able to see what’s in front of them and who care more about America than they do about their good names.

  19. Bill says:
    @Thomm

    Thanks for proving that White Trashionalism is a leftist socialist ideology.

    Nope, that’s Libertardianism.

    • Replies: @Thomm
  20. TheOldOne says:

    Bill:

    You got that right.

  21. 1. Session will not be fired after the midterm election
    2. The midterm election will not a GOP disaster, but another DimoKKKRat disaster

    Paying attention to polls, and not paying attention to other things will simply make a fool of you.

  22. @Greg Bacon

    “Zionist Jew Overseers”? What are you talking about? Israel is totally dependent on USA money and weaponry.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @c matt
  23. Respect says:

    https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2018/01/health-care-america-jobs/550079/

    Maybe the real Deep State that devours not only the Government but the whole society is overmedicalization , overeducation , overadministration and overmilitarization ?

  24. Greg Bacon says: • Website
    @Thomm

    What type of red-tape-loving leftist Commie thinks this is bad?

    A Commie like Warren Buffet, in the Top 10 when it comes to the richest people on the planet.

    Mr. Buffet thinks that the tax laws–changed thru bribes called campaign contributions–are skewered to favor the very rich & ultra-rich, letting him pay less in income tax than his secretary.

    But if you like giving these kind of tax breaks to the world’s richest, like Amazon’s Bezos, who pays some of his slaves, sorry employees so poorly, they qualify for welfare which you and I help pay for, then so be it.

    Keep those tinkle-down tax laws in place, since they’ve been doing such a great job since the Reagan years, making the rich even richer, the poor more so, making the middle class disappear.
    When the middle class has finally been destroyed, then we’ll have some real fun.

    • Replies: @El Dato
    , @Thomm
  25. Thirdtwin says:

    Add Henry Kerner to the list. As McCain’s staff attorney, he enthusiastically supported the targeting of conservatives by the IRS. Yet now he sits as head of the Office of Special Counsel, which oversees all federal special investigations…including Mueller. And Trump appointed him to that job.

  26. El Dato says:
    @Dirk Andrews

    Which, quite conveniently, are practically physically impossible to stop.

    Fancy that.

    Israelis are dancing to this. (Then let go back to their homelands)

  27. Greg Bacon says: • Website
    @anon

    Ironically, IMO, Trump’s survival depends on his willingness to make good on his campaign promises.
    A crazy idea follows:

    Trump needs to announce he’s going to push thru Congress the Single-Payer/Universal health care act, which is basically an extension of Medicare.

    Then watch the Dems–especially the wacky Maxine Waters–and other enemies implode with rage and hate, since he has now shifted the dialogue to something every American can understand and get behind. Rachel Madcow will be PO, another bonus!
    Let his enemies defend not getting rid of the family budget wrecking LIE AKA Obamacare, which was forced down our throats by Nana Pelosi, Chucky Schumer and Obama with all sorts of nice-sounding promises that turned out to be a gigantic con job.

    Let his enemies fulminate when fighting against the average American family seeing their monthly health insurance payment(s) drop by at least $500–or more. Money that they get to keep, which is logical, since they earned it, not Big Pharma or the AMA.

    • Agree: renfro
  28. El Dato says:
    @Greg Bacon

    Somewhat true ….

    But OTOH, Warren Buffet PAYS HIS SECRETARY. And her taxes.

    Which of course still don’t suffice, so we got Value Added Taxes and rank money printing, which helps only people near the State.

  29. @Bill

    There’s a third option: Just leave the posts vacant. I thought that this was being done already at the State Department. After all, if one is just trying to stop the Swamp from doing things like letting in 3rd world immigrants, or provoking war in Syria for Israel’s sake, among others, just leave no one at the desk to return calls or sign off on orders.

    Not perfect by any means, but it can’t be worse than the current state of affairs.

  30. anon[178] • Disclaimer says:

    According to Gregg Jarrett’s book The Russia Hoax, Sessions did something
    reprehensible in recusing himself. He had planned to recuse himself after
    confirmation and on his first day at the DOJ he had their lawyers start
    the process but didn’t inform Trump for three weeks. Seems like he wanted
    the job to start an anti-weed inquisition.

  31. Agent76 says:

    June 04, 2017 The Coup, Then and Now The Enemies of Humanity Try to Give Trump the JFK Treatment

    The Anglo-American oligarchy began a coup against President Donald Trump after his surprise 2016 election. They were in a panic to block his announced aims of partnership with Russia, the end of permanent war, the overturn of predatory Free Trade, and the return of Glass Steagall to break Wall Street’s power.

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/47183.htm

  32. Agent76 says:

    If only more folk’s were really informed across America. Let’s take a look.

    Feb 5, 2017 Trump’s New World Order

    The new boss is starting to look a bit like the old bosses…

  33. Traddles says:
    @Anonymous

    Personally, I believe he is sincere. There is absolutely no reason in the world for him to run for President if he wasn’t looking to make some big changes. Why would he leave his good name in tatters to be a stooge for the establishment and a target of hatred for practically the entire world?

    Yes, I believe you’re right on target here. The people who claim that Trump is some sort of agent of the Deep State do not have any reasonable response to the fact that Trump has sacrificed a lot, and put himself through so much misery as candidate and president.

    I’m still very grateful to Trump for what he has accomplished, and at least tried to do, but I agree that he probably isn’t able to do a whole lot on our behalf. He at least got the ball rolling. And he still drives the Left completely bonkers. For that alone we can thank him. And I appreciate him especially for standing up against Political Correctness. No other major American politician was willing to do that before him, except for Pat Buchanan.

  34. cassandra says:
    @Bill

    Trump had a choice: staff his administration with inexperienced young people or staff his administration with enemies.

    This “choice” assumes that Trump has no allies with political experience, and makes the situation appear to be a Hobson’s choice. I find that hard to believe, and Trump’s choice of appointments odd, to say the least.

    Early on, his advisors who did have some experience were first marginalized and/or removed, under odd circumstances. Sessions recused himself; Tillerson diplomatic episodes makes one wonder what exactly was going on; and Kelly had to resign, presumably because his lying to Mike Pence might leave him open to blackmail by Russia (Huh?). Bannon and Gorka left under clouds without explanation.

    Replacements Pompeo and Bolton don’t have backgrounds that fit Trump’s campaign policies. But even more strangely, Trump’s choices of FBI officials have been downright stupid (as a quick check with Wikipedia made obvious to me when I checked their bios).

    In whom is Trump placing trust that leads him to such obviously self-destructive decisions? Is Kuchner’s influence on Trump be so Rasputin-like that it overrides self-preservation? Or is Trump really this destructively egotisitical?

    Then, that may be why he ran for President in the first place. Pity; he might have done some good.

  35. Anonymous[224] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    His intentions were relatively sincere (within reason, he’s no saint) back in the day. We can see it from the way the Deep State reacted.

    Unfortunately, he’s totally clueless about the depth, reach and nature of the global swamp. A more knowledgeable guy would have addressed the nation with some important red pills and then tried to take control of NSA, CIA, FBI and DOJ right at the beginning.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  36. Anonymous[224] • Disclaimer says:
    @Anonymous

    Here we go. I just saw this:

    FBI, DOJ To Defy Trump Order; Redactions Planned As Top ‘Deep State’ Dems Demand Insubordination

    Despite President Trump’s Monday order for the “immediate declassification” of sensitive materials related to the Russia investigation, “without redaction,” the agencies involved are planning to do so anyway, according to Bloomberg, citing three people familiar with the matter.

  37. Thomm says:
    @Greg Bacon

    You have just regurgitated boiler-plate Democrat talking points.

    First of all, if you really want to tax the ultrawealthy, you need to simplify the tax code. The ‘retail’ tax rate is not what they pay.

    Buffett is just virtue-signalling, since raising the retail tax rate won’t affect him since all of his money is in foundations and offshore structures.

    Get a clue.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  38. @Anonymous

    Few believed Trump could actually do much in the oval office besides start a war or two. He was elected to switch the Supreme Court away from legislating n back to interpreting the law, as the Constitution prescribes. If he gets 1 or 2 strict constructionists in, that would make his administration the most successful in 70 years.

    • Replies: @Thomm
  39. Thomm says:
    @Bill

    Lazy, untalented people tend to be socialists. White Trashionalists fit this bill.

    People who are productive and talented know they can prosper in a small government, free-market society. These are always the best people, and hence understand why free markets are important to civilization.

    A WN wigger like you has no clue.

    • Replies: @SunBakedSuburb
    , @Anonymous
  40. Respect says:
    @jilles dykstra

    You must be a masochist to watch CNN . All TV s are brain washing machines but CNN is american size .

    I don`t watch any TV . In fact I gave away my tv set about 10 years ago , I don`t miss it .

    • Replies: @jilles dykstra
  41. Thomm says:
    @Sin City Milla

    He was elected to switch the Supreme Court away from legislating n back to interpreting the law, as the Constitution prescribes. If he gets 1 or 2 strict constructionists in, that would make his administration the most successful in 70 years.

    I almost want Trump to hold back Kavanaugh as Ginsburg’s replacement, and nominate someone who is much more objectionable to the left (a clone of Thomas or Scalia) as Kennedy’s replacement.

    I hope he doesn’t cave the nominate a ‘moderate’ to replace Ginsberg once her Weekend at Bernie’s act can no longer pass muster. The Dems would nominate a leftist if Scalia had passed earlier than he did, so we should do the equivalent.

  42. @Respect

    Just curious to know what’s going on, what nonsense is told, not just CNN, but several other satellite tv stations, websites, website editions of Dutch newspapers.
    It does not take much time, mainly more of the same.
    Today for a few minutes our parliamentary debates about the 2019 budget.
    In essence, except hurricanes and earthquakes, hardly any news.
    Yet, I suppose I see the world change slowly.

  43. The alternative to Trump would be much worse for us . Trump did have good intentions but the powers lined up against him are simply too great. Every night the msm comedians make fun of him, Chuck Todd and the rest bash him every Sunday morning. Our local politicians claim they will stop Trump and even the Repub governor is against Trump. On and On and on it goes. The people who control this country are not about to let the peasants rule.

  44. padre says:
    @Anonymous

    People do things, I couldn’t believe for reasons I couldn’t comprehend!There are head choppers, liars, sadists, oportunists, rapists and so on, that for reasons unknown to me do things I could not imagine that people are capable of!Mind you, I am not saying that Trump is any of that, but he has proven, that he has no problem destroying human lives!

  45. Brabantian says: • Website

    The latest on Steve Bannon – An article in Politico reports on how Trump’s ‘election Svengali’ Steve Bannon, seeks to unite Europe’s right-wing and nationalist parties, in ‘The Movement’ under Israel-linked Jewish leadership.

    This new vehicle of Steve Bannon, ‘The Movement’, headquartered in Brussels, was actually founded in 2017 and remains headed by, a prominent Belgian Jewish politician and lawyer, Mischaël Modrikamen.

    Modrikamen is a central figure in Belgium’s Jewish community and in ties to Israel, and heads a small Belgian ‘People’s Party’ (‘Partipopulaire’) with one seat in Belgium’s national parliament, and which has ‘an implacable struggle against radical Islam’ as one of its key agenda items – video of Modrikamen below.

    Also listed amidst the direction of ‘The Movement’, is French politician Ms Laure Ferrari, who has been living in Nigel Farage’s posh Chelsea home, and can be seen dancing intimately with him at a party, in a video on the Sun website … tho Farage has said the Sun & Daily Mail suggestion she is his lover is “crackers”. Laure Ferrari had been a candidate for France’s right-wing ‘Arise France’ (Debout La France / Debout la République) party, and had been directing the IDDE euro-sceptic think tank.

    One quote amidst the articles on Nigel Farage and his ‘houseguest’ Laure Ferrari is a comment the Brexit leader made on Brussels philandering:

    “What happens in Brussels, stays in Brussels, and it needs to be that way.”
    - Nigel Farage

    Here is Steve Bannon’s organisational founder, Mischaël Modrikamen speaking at the 2016 Leaders’ Summit in Jerusalem (11m15s):

  46. renfro says:

    DEAR FELLOW AMERICANS

    Both parties are insanely corrupt beyond reform.

    Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius

  47. Moi says:
    @El Dato

    Possibly. But I’ve been saying for a long time that Trump is an idiot.

  48. The southeast Asian Indian ghetto liquor store owners and sleazy motel operators have spawned a generation of hate-whitey race warriors. Neera Tanden, Raj Shah, and Zionist agent Nikki Haley are the most notable examples of these “blacks with brains” that infest Silicon Valley and the DC pus-pit. It is the white liberal power structure that is allowing these vipers into positions of power. Ofcourse, it is white liberals who are gleefully, ignorantly, transforming this country into a shithole like India.

  49. @Thomm

    No such thing as a free-market society; never has been, never will. Markets are always subverted or dominated by big capital. Like communism, market fundamentalism will generate mass misery and poverty, with an elite class protected by a police state. But keep on dreaming about your libertarian fantasy land.

    • Replies: @Thomm
  50. @Thomm

    Sure tax cuts as a policy is fine —- but it makes no sense if you expand the role of government via foreign and domestic policy. if you have a way of paying for the expanding role of government besides taxes and service fees to offset spending — have at it. Otherwise, taxes remain in play. hardly the thinking of a communist — practical realities matter.

    Deregulation on organizations that leave the country to susceptible damaging policies, ie. the financial practices of WS, mortgage companies, realtors and other related agencies that have crashed the system —- real world experience suggest that one has to be very careful about deregulation.

    No conservative worth the term supports said realities to their philosophical principles.

    And I am a die hard advocate of capitalism. I just don’t by fantasy

    • Replies: @Thomm
  51. MarkinLA says:
    @Thomm

    Not true thanks to the GOPs extension of the “carried interest” tax policy which allow fund managers to pay the capital gains tax rate on the fees they charge their investors.

  52. Thomm says:
    @EliteCommInc.

    but it makes no sense if you expand the role of government via foreign and domestic policy.

    Yes, the role of government should shrink. Deregulation has to be paired with abolition of entire agencies.

  53. Thomm says:
    @SunBakedSuburb

    You have no idea what you are talking about. America got by just fine with no income tax before 1913. We still had roads, bridges, a judiciary, a military, etc.

    What we didn’t have then are a) entitlements, b) massive agencies, and c) a military over twice as large as it needs to be. All three of these things need to go.

    My comment #39 above explains why weak, lazy, untalented people tend to like big government socialism.

    • Replies: @MarkinLA
  54. Winston2 says:
    @peterAUS

    Its a feature not a bug of the system.
    Should have stuck with the Articles of Confederation.

  55. MarkinLA says:
    @Thomm

    We didn’t have a standing army and our navy would not have had the capabilities it did in WWII. As for roads we had a rudimentary system and nothing like the interstates we have now.

    Tariffs alone cannot pay for a modern infrastructure. Collecting tolls is also inefficient and subject to a lot of corruption and skimming.

  56. @Thomm

    It’s not “leftist” or “socialist” to think that the federal government should not favor artificial entities (corporations) over real human beings.

    I am glad that Trump was elected (having voted for him in the primary and the general election). And, on balance, I’m glad that his tax bill passed last year.

    But the bill enacted permanent tax cuts for corporations, contrasted with merely temporary tax cuts for individuals. That’s bad policy and deservedly bad politics.

    Perhaps more seriously, the tax bill utterly screwed millions of people, including many, many Trump supporters like my own mother, by slashing their federal deduction for state and local taxes paid with no time to adjust their lives. Those people’s homes are selling, and will sell, for noticeably less than they would have if the full deduction were still in place. It would have been better policy, and again better politics, to make the reduction in the state/local-tax deduction GRADUAL, not immediate.

    You either don’t know the details of the tax bill, or don’t care about the evident unfairness of some of its major components (and also don’t care that even very non-leftist, non-socialist people rightly get quite upset when they find out the provisions I mentioned, which hardly helps the Republican Party or the limited-government movement).

    As for the regulations, I generally favor substantial reductions in fed gov regulation of both businesses and our personal lives. But that doesn’t mean we are “leftist” or “socialist” for wanting to actually find out what the regulation in question is, before celebrating its repeal or weakening. Some minority of federal regulations actually tend to protect people against fraud and misleading or unfair practices by business, though the Tenth Amendment would seem to mean that the States should do such regulating and not the feds.

  57. Anonymous[255] • Disclaimer says:
    @Thomm

    “People who are productive and talented know they can prosper in a small government, free-market society”

    Not really. Lion of the Blogosphere has proven that there is very little in the way of correlation between intelligence and income among the college educated. The people who prosper most in a corporate-dominated world are those who are best at office politics, along with those who are born or marry into money.

    “Lazy, untalented people tend to be socialists. White Trashionalists fit this bill.”

    Is it really a good idea strategically to try to piss us off? You’ve already got the hostility of the browns and the thots, and no amount of pandering will change that.

  58. The Jeff Sessions feud is public theater. It’s not like Trump is hesitant to fire people.

    He’s goading our enemies into defending Sessions’ integrity. Then Sessions will roll them up.

    • Replies: @Voltara Smith
  59. @Thomm

    I don’t identify as WN but am a fellow traveler.

    I support the tax cuts and deregulation.

    Of course, I am successful.

    Even among dissidents class still matters.

  60. @Anonymous

    It was over well before Trump. He’s the proverbial fat lady. Personally, I am thankful it is about to end.

  61. Skeptikal says:
    @Bill

    ” and then would have spent a couple of years making mistakes. ”

    I have been told by a college classmate and local politician now in Maine that this was the problem that dogged the early years of the Clinton administration: inexperienced staff, and they *wouldn’t listen to anyone*. Some mistakes are unavoidable, but many are avoidable, if one seeks advice from the experienced.

  62. niceland says:

    Didn’t take the swamp long to drain Trump. Wasn’t much to drain to begin with.

    As for the comment’s here I am somewhat glad to read all the confusion. Even his supporters can’t figure out the Trump phenomena. Neither can I. I guess it takes someone with Ron Unz formidable IQ to explain it. Hopefully he will lay it all out in long and juicy American Pravda article – soon. If so, hopefully Trump will read it!

  63. nsa says:

    Trumpenstein has delivered magnificently for his actual constituency, the jooies. Cheap plentiful money for the jooie usurious bankers and wall street scammers to play with……check. Continuation of the destruction of the ME at the behest of the bloodthirsty izzies………check. Gin up a war with Iran to please the domestic jooies and izzies…….check. The author points to Stephie Miller as being a loyal supporter. ……surprise, surprise. (((Miller))) comes out of the same West LA shtetl as Andie (((Breitbart))). What exactly did Trumpenstein do for all you white trash deplorables again? Give you a discount on a blue tarp to patch over your trailer roof leak?

  64. Erebus says:

    Of course, this requires that there be some billionaires who are both able to see what’s in front of them and who care more about America than they do about their good names.

    Well, Trump was quite capable of pulling that together, and could probably have cajoled a few like-minded m/b-illionaires to join him. He probably would have had little trouble raising money from the public as well, and even less trouble attracting talent.

    In fact, I had naively assumed that Trump had done something like that during the course of his campaign. It appears instead that he entered office utterly unprepared, and utterly naive about the nature of the swamp and the forces that would array against him. Being POTUS, it turns out, is not the same as being CEO/Owner of an eponymous company.

    When Bannon was dismissed, such intellectual/ideological steerage way as Trump had was gone. The Ship of State has been a vessel “Not Under Command” (in Admiralty Law, adrift) ever since. A reluctant Imperialist that has to trade every domestic goal he’s promised for every international goal he wants to achieve is the last thing America needs, but that’s what it wound up getting.

    Anyway, the American people made a decision, and their elites vetoed it. How this political crisis unwinds itself over the next 2 years will define America’s 21st century. At this point, it doesn’t look very promising.

  65. Ma Laoshi says:

    When will the coin drop that this is all so because Trump himself has little committment to any supposed “Trump agenda”. What do those words even mean? Trump is for what gets the best TV ratings this week. “Conservative populism” always was an inconsistent hodge-podge only meant to contest an election–never to govern a superpower (and the odds are that Trump never expected he’d have to). If you want to disengage from endless Middle East wars, you have to end your Israel addiction, and let go of your Iran hate. If he wanted to fix America domestically, Donald “I’m a very militaristic guy” Trump wouldn’t have shoved all the money required out to the Armies of Mordor. And so on it goes: it’s just the latest rebranding like “compassionate conservatism” and “tea party” before it, the thing which the R’s always do (admittedly with some skill and success) after they screw up.

    Bottom line: if MAGA had been the real deal, hedge-fund billionaires wouldn’t have funded it.

  66. And he still drives the Left completely bonkers. For that alone we can thank him.

    Yeah, it’s fun watching their heads explode, but there are unintended consequences we’re not going to like. The Left is pissed, and energized like I’ve never seen before. I expect to see a record turnout among Democrats this year and in 2020 (if Trump’s still in office then). Every voter who didn’t bother in ’16 because she assumed Hilary had it in the bag will be at the polls. Every operative tasked with making sure dead people and illegal aliens vote early and often will be working double shifts.

    • Agree: Wizard of Oz
    • Replies: @Traddles
  67. Traddles says:
    @Rex Little

    The Left is pissed, and energized like I’ve never seen before.

    We’ve got to oppose them hard, whether they’re pissed off or tranquil. They’ve had their way most of the time ever since the 1960′s, and as a result, they’ve relentlessly ruined the country. Pissed off or not, their mode is destruction, and if they have any power they’ll destroy, whether they’re happy or not. I think deep down they’re always pissed off at the world, no matter what, so we might as well nudge them over the edge if we can.

    It would be great if our side could get as mobilized as you’ve described the Left becoming. But (sorry to mix metaphors), the Boiling Frog syndrome, or Bread and Circuses, or our natural politeness have prevented us from standing up and fighting back. What’s it going to take? The 60′s didn’t do it, the takedown of Nixon didn’t do it, the failures of Reagan didn’t do it. Clinton didn’t do it, Obama didn’t do it. The massive destruction of our schools and culture didn’t do it. Yeah, when we paid attention we all groaned and said, “This is awful,” and we voted for certain candidates, but how many of us really took a stand?

    Our politicians haven’t helped, with the GOP enjoying its Washington Generals role. Trump finally gave a voice to millions of us who were fed up with both political parties. Whether he’ll succeed much is another question, but at least he made a start, and got into the White House. Ron Paul and Pat Buchanan tried earlier, but couldn’t get as far as Trump did. I don’t know if either of them could have been more successful, considering the massive weight and power of the opposition, and the lack of initiative on our side.

  68. @Thorfinnsson

    If Trump sacked Sessions it would be spun as interference with the Mueller fraud. If republicans retain both houses in November Sessions’ head will roll

  69. @Greg Bacon

    Trump picked em, or (((Wall St))), Adelson and Netanyahu picked them for him, lay down with dogs, wake up with fleas.

    Trump made his own bed.Theres plenty of decent people he could have hired, I don’t think he had a choice in the matter, the system is 100% rotten and rigged by the capitalist parasites, fake Jews, and CIA war mongers. No saving it short of collapse or overthrow.

    Sad!

    • Agree: renfro
  70. Mr M. says:
    @Justsaying

    Trump will never stand up to the Zionist interests, not even if America was about to be nuked by Israel.

    The sad cold truth is that Trump is as much of Zionist collaborator as Hillary, Bush, Mccain and even Obama. Remember, he wouldn’t shut up about the need to punish Iran, that he would rebuild the military and win those pro Zionist wars where everyone else has failed.

    His put his traitorous true self on display for everyone whenever he could because he knew America and its people are nothing more than mindless Zionist-Christian sheep who don’t care that Israel rapes the west and destroys the white man so long as it means that their doomsday “end of times” bible fairy tail can come true.

    Step 1: Greater Israel will be made true with millions of dead western children.
    Step 2: All Jews will forced into Israel at gun point to bring about the end of times.
    Step 3: All Jews will magically convert to Christianity. (How this will happen is beyond me.)
    Step 4: Fly naked into heaven.

  71. c matt says:
    @Dirk Andrews

    Exactly. Just like plantation owners were entirely dependent upon their slaves to pick the crop. Why do they keep getting our money and weaponry, even after they use same against our own forces *USS Liberty*?

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