[American Greatness] Everyone who knows American history understands that what we are experiencing today was almost inevitable. The Russia-collusion hoax, Ukraine-gate, Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation circus, all of the non-stop, relentless attacks on Donald Trump and his administration from the day he was sworn in were bound to happen.
The political moment we are living through is not the usual one. This is more than the corporate leftist media and Democratic attacks to which we’ve become accustomed against any Republican, including the usual tripe about how Bush or (pick a name) is a Nazi and the election of said Republican signals the end of days. This with Trump is about so much more.
James Piereson described it best this week at a conference co-sponsored by American Greatness and The New Criterion: we’re used to domestic politics, where the discussions are over the size of tax cuts, etc. What we are seeing today is vicious regime politics and a struggle over who is really in charge of this country’s governmental agencies. The duly elected president of the United States? Or players inside of that administrative state, along with their mouthpieces in the media?
None of these absurd fairytales of collusion were ever really about actual suspicions that Trump was somehow tied to Putin. (Though certainly many Americans bought the story.) The breathless nonstop reporting by the corporate leftist media can be explained by one of two possible causes either they are too stupid to understand what is actually taking place (a perfectly reasonable argument) or they are part and parcel of the attempted regime change from the start.
This is all about who truly decides.
The only surprise is that we didn’t reach this moment sooner as a country. It took an outsider‐someone not from Washington, D.C. and not from the ruling class‐to be elected president.
Trump was never "read into" how it’s "all supposed to work," how "things are done in D.C." No, he had the temerity to show up and think that maybe, just maybe, we are still a democratic, constitutional republic in which power still flows from "We the People" to our president and other elected officials. In response to this sensible and very American view of things, the ruling class and administrative state emphatically said, "We don’t think so."
The "administrative state" is under the executive branch of government. They answer to Trump. Seems like Trump ought to fire at will and clean out these sedition-minded intransigent DeepStaters who still answer to Hillary and Obama.
Can't fire them. Federal employees. Job security.
Posted by: Herb McCoy ||
10/19/2019 11:31 Comments ||
"7 ways from Sunday," etc
All you can do, really, is expose the Shitshow and hope that the People shut it down.
The Shitshow's playbill includes far more than the administrative state, whose role in the show resembles that of roadies and stagehands. The show's main actors are the pols, the directors are their wealthy donors, and the script comes from their media mouthpieces. All are members of the Global Grifter uniparty.
This is a question I don't know the answer to; but couldn't Trump just cut their budgets (with approval from Congress, I know); and then these departments have to fire people that they don't have money to pay?
[Canada Free Press] Fox News viewers should file the network’s increasingly absurd polls on President Donald Trump in the same category as the polls on their ’contributor’ Donna Brazile’s home page as: So Much Bunk.
According to the once ’Fair and Balanced’ Fox News, 51% of Americans‐rather than just the Democrat Party and the media‐want Trump impeached.
Anyone who believes the outcome of that self-serving poll is legit, would believe that Hillary Clinton is ’fair and honest’.
Interesting that Brazile, a two-time chairman of the DNC is conducting polls of her own on her Twitter home page.
[Canada Free Press] The Democrat Party has made a fateful decision. They’ve decided to safeguard all that is left of their power and the progressive movement they have worshiped at the cost of the existence of the nation they have sworn an oath to preserve.
The Democrats, after 160 years, have once again resolved that they will not accept the election of a president decided by a legal and Constitutional process. Their crusade to oust our president started in 2016 and will probably climax in 2020. This time they will not accept separation, only control...a true civil war!
Sixties flower children finally took over the Democrat Party, they sought not to create a more perfect union, but to destroy it.
Many any of us saw that it would eventually come to this. And it is now here. The party of love and peace is now the party of war, hate, conformity and subservience. If you wear a MAGA hat, they no longer accord you a flower, but deliver spittle. If Trump removes troops from zones of endless warfare between followers of the ’religion of peace’, they no longer applaud, but show contempt. Endless wars serve their purpose. MAGA hats do not. If you speak out against their narrative, they attempt to shut you down. To them, the Constitution is a constant irritant.
A rock musician of the sixties put it well. "In the sixties, we thought we could change the world. In the seventies, we found we couldn’t even change ourselves, so we went for the money."
The money has now found a voracious partner...power.
When the sixties flower children finally took over the Democrat Party, the intention, as it turned out, was never to offer a solution to our social and domestic problems, but to destroy everything in their path to show and ’prove’ to the world that our system does not work. They sought not to create a more perfect union, but to destroy it. In other words, establish change by creating chaos, blame others, and then demand a solution that they will dictate.
When no one fights, it's called a rout. And when the police, feebs and all agencies capitulate it's more of a coup. We know the judiciary is already renegade, the feebs are already captive, all alphabeteers serving their own interests, the fourth estate is more of a fifth column.
It's up to the citizens to find a way to assist the President Without his will. He can't assist in return . against the entrenched 'civil servants'. Will the law have to be broken ? Yes. Will careers, lives have to be sacrificed ? Maybe. Will the leftists be handed final proof of nationalist thugs trying to wrench the 'freedom to self-destruct a country' away from them ? Most certainly.
Who will be up for such a civil war ? It's just something we tell ourselves, while we polish our stocks and oil the bolt rail. Almost everybody will rest easy in a resigned assumption that 'someone better than me will surely be doing something'. I think 2020 will bring a fiercer conflict with it and people will have to be prepared to meet it with resolve.
I think there was a pretty big difference back in the '60's between the Flower Children on one hand and the Students for a Democratic Society, the Weathermen and the Black Panthers on the other. The Flower Children wanted to tune in, turn on and drop out. SDS, Weathermen and Black Panthers were the ones who wanted power and weren't too particular how they went about getting it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
10/19/2019 19:37 Comments ||
Dron66046, you sure do blather on a lot about what needs to happen in the US, especially not being an American. You should focus your attention and keen intellect on how to fix your filthy shithole of a country.
You could start by culling your excess population of sub 70 IQ morons. I’ve been here (this trip) for three weeks and it’s the overcrowded filthy and corrupt cesspit it’s always been. Beggars, filthy snot nosed urchins, people eating out of garbage cans. Clean up your own backyard before you lecture us about our house, and take back all of your H1B incompetent IT workers.
[Babylon Bee] According to sources at a DC-area Costco, failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was asked to leave Costco again after repeatedly accusing a lady handing out food samples of being a Russian asset.
It wasn't clear how Clinton had ended up in the Costco, as she usually has her servants' servants go to the market for her. Some suggested she wanted to disguise herself and go be among her subjects to see how the other 99% lives.
Whatever the case, the sample lady had apparently offered the failed presidential candidate a small paper cup of orange juice and told her the packs were on sale for $9.49 when the incident occurred.
"Orange... orange like Trump!" Clinton screamed suddenly, frightening the poor food demonstration worker. "You're in league with him, aren't you!?" The failed presidential candidate lunged across the cart and attempted to pull off her face mask, certain the lady was actually Vladimir Putin in a skin suit.
When that failed and the woman shooed her off with a plastic glove, Clinton turned for help and began screaming, "Security! Margaret in the frozen foods aisle is a Russian asset! Help, help, our elections are being meddled with!"
Guards arrived but relaxed when they saw it was just Hillary Clinton. "OK, lady, let's go," they said, grabbing her by each arm.
[WND] From the riffs of outrage coming from the Democrats and their demos over "our democracy" betrayed, infiltrated even destroyed ‐ you'd never know that a rich vein of thinking in opposition to democracy runs through Western intellectual thought, and that those familiar with it would be tempted to say "good riddance."
Voicing opposition to democracy is just not done in politically polite circles, conservative and liberal alike.
For this reason, the Mises Institute's Circle in Seattle, an annual gathering, represented a break from the pack.
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the rule of the wisest and the best, who would have to be discovered and enabled.
Ah, yes. But who is to do the discovering and enabling?
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
10/19/2019 11:42 Comments ||
By the 22nd century, only police states like China shall have survived. Humanist navel gazers and representative debaters will have given way to federated anarchies. Most western nations will have shariah integrated like in the UK, internecine racial and religious conflicts. All due to what passes for democracy. Separation of powers, paranoiac systems of checks and balances, and the pressure valve called elections to let the people know their suffrage means something.
The United States has never been a democracy, it's a republic.
That is exactly what the democrats are trying to change. The founders had the right idea, but are now being vilified and their legacies trivialized only to bring about the idiot mobs into power. After that, it's just the House, and the President a figurehead. When they see a single democrat cannot muster the 'charisma' to con all 330 million people, they'll go for true democracy.
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