the swamp

The Reason it’s So Hard for Trump to Drain THe Swamp

The swamp does not wish to be drained. It actively resists being drained. It will not go down without a fight–an ugly, drawn-out fight.

Remember last week when Trump issued an executive order to end the use of “critical race theory” in government employee training programs? Well, the CDC saw that executive order and said, “Nah, we’re good. #OrangeManBad.”

This is from Christopher Rufo, the guy who (most likely) brought the issue of critical race theory to Trump’s attention when he went on Tucker Carlson’s show:

People who are upset by Trump not living up to all of his promises from the 2016 campaign: are you at least willing to admit it might not be as simple as “Trump betrayed us”?

The man is facing widespread and blatant insubordination and disobedience in the ranks. He has been for the past four years. He’s going against most of Congress, as well as most of the executive branch–in addition to the media and the entertainment industry.

He issued his critical race theory executive order, and an agency in the executive branch basically said, “Nah, screw that. We’re gonna still teach our employees to hate white people.”

Anyone who thought the war was won on November 8, 2016 was delusional. Trump winning the election was the start of the war against the Beltway Swamp. It remains ongoing and will continue for a long, long time.

The corruption runs deep in Washington. Very deep.

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Now, luckily Rufo stayed vigilant and brought this to the attention of OMB Director Russ Vought who promptly shut down all the CDC’s skullduggery:

But don’t think this will make the Swamp give up. They will never stop trying to undermine, backstab and destroy this President. They believe with all their hearts that they are and should rightfully be completely and totally unaccountable to the will of the voters. They think they’re smarter, better and entitled to rule over us with unfettered and unchecked power. And nothing will change their minds. They have to be rooted out and sent packing–every last one of them.

CNN Flat-Out Admits Biden Will Be a Transitional President

Can’t really make it more clear than this:

“If and when Biden decides to step aside.”

But I don’t get it: the same people who are denying there’s anything wrong with Biden’s health are also already talking about him “stepping aside” if he becomes president.

If Joe Biden is perfectly healthy, why are they talking about him like this? It doesn’t add up.

Obama-Appointed Judge, Who Also Donated $20,000 to Obama, Halts Construction of Border Wall

The worst thing about the Trump-era legal standard of Partisan Judges Are Our Supreme  Rulers is the propaganda “media” smugly pretending every anti-Trump ruling is not blatant partisanship at work, and acting as if obviously partisan judges are totally beyond reproach, so long as they rule against Trump.

According to the “mainstream media,” you’re not allowed to take issue with this because Judges Reign Supreme:

“An Obama judge in San Francisco issued a nonsensical, lawless order May 24 temporarily stopping President Trump from accessing reallocated military funding to pay for the construction of a desperately needed wall on the nation’s leaky southern border. The case will almost certainly end up before the Supreme Court in the future.”

The nation WILL be flooded with poor third-worlders and there’s nothing the Orange Man can do to stop it!

“U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr., appointed by then-President Barack Hussein Obama in 2014, enjoined the Trump administration “from taking any action to construct a border barrier” with reassigned U.S. Department of Defense funds in parts of Arizona and Texas known as Yuma Sector Project 1 and El Paso Sector Project 1.

During the confirmation process before the U.S. Senate, Gilliam insisted that judges should be impartial.

“I believe that the most important attribute of a judge is the commitment to faithfully and impartially apply the law in every case, without regard to the type of matter or the identity of the parties,” he said.”

Spoiler alert: he was lying his ass off.

“The leftist judge reportedly made large donations to Democrats from 2007 to the end of 2014 when he was sworn in as a judge.

Gilliam gave $6,900 to the presidential campaign of the man who appointed him, divided between $4,600 to Obama for America and $2,300 to the Obama Victory Fund. The judge also donated a separate $13,500 to Obama for America and Obama Victory Fund 2012, along with $4,500 to the Democratic National Committee.”

Just terrific.

Not a hint of partisanship. Not a hint of corruption. How DARE you even suggest that a Federal Judge be anything less than completely unbiased, perfectly rational Vulcan-esque superior lifeform.

“The Law Has Spoken! Trump’s border wall is UNCONSTITUTIONAL!”

Under the “ORANGE MAN BAD” legal doctrine, the Wall is illegal.

You are not allowed to question this judge’s reasons or legitimacy. Show some respect!

If you want to read up on the nonsensical reasoning this “judge” used to arrive at the conclusion of “NO MORE WALL!” then by all means visit the link at the top.

But personally, I can’t stomach reading about yet more blatant, in-your-face corruption. I just don’t want to. This judge is openly and ostentatiously corrupt and doesn’t care who knows it, so sure is he of his own untouchability.

His ruling may as well have read: “Yeah, I’m partisan as all hell. Yeah, I donated thousands of dollars to Obama, who later returned the favor by nominating me to be a federal judge. Yeah, I pretended to be non-partisan so I would be confirmed by the Senate. Yeah, I just issued a bullshit ruling with no legal legitimacy whatsoever purely to stop the border wall being built by any means necessary. And yeah, I’m gonna get away with all of it, because I’m part of the Uniparty and I have the media, the Democrats, Hollywood, Big Business, Academia and Silicon Valley backing me up.”

I don’t care to read about the “Judge’s” contrived ruling because there is no way a border wall is unconstitutional. The Secure Fence Act was signed into law in 2007 with Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry and many other prominent Democrats voting in favor of it.

Now all the sudden these same Democrats and their cronies would swear on a stack of Bibles that the Constitution explicitly states a border wall is not permitted.

They are coming up with every possible bullshit excuse to stop this wall from going up despite the fact that it’s what the American people voted for.

I’ll just say this: the Swamp will be drained one way or another. The American people are not going to tolerate this forever.

We can do this the easy way or the hard way. The “easy” way is that the Uniparty simply respects the result of the 2016 election and allows Trump to clean house in Washington and build his big beautiful wall.

But of course we know the Uniparty will never do this, so it has to be the hard way.

What’s “the hard way”? The Uniparty ain’t gonna like “the hard way”. It looks a lot like what’s going on in France.

Trim the Fat: How the Government Shutdown is Draining the Swamp

The Daily Caller ran an interesting op-ed piece yesterday. It was submitted and published anonymously, and the author is a “senior Trump official” who wanted to speak candidly but knew doing so would put his (or her, but it’s probably not a her) career in jeopardy. Once you read a bit of it you’ll see why.

“As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the doors, sell the furniture, and cut them down.

Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one of them. But for the sake of our nation, I hope it lasts a very long time, till the government is changed and can never return to its previous form.

The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.”

You may have heard terms like “essential” and “non-essential” government employees being thrown around. That’s what this piece is discussing.

“On an average day, roughly 15 percent of the employees around me are exceptional patriots serving their country. I wish I could give competitive salaries to them and no one else. But 80 percent feel no pressure to produce results. If they don’t feel like doing what they are told, they don’t.

Why would they? We can’t fire them. They avoid attention, plan their weekend, schedule vacation, their second job, their next position — some do this in the same position for more than a decade.”

This senior Trump official says well over 80% of government employees are unnecessary. He doesn’t mean that the “essential” personnel are managing to scrape by in their absence–he means that not only could the government get along fine without them ever coming back, it would actually function significantly better.

Another underrated benefit of the shutdown: fewer saboteurs working against the president’s policies from within.

“Then there are the 5 percent with moxie (career managers). At any given time they can change, clarify or add to the process — even to distort or block policy counsel for the president.

Saboteurs peddling opinion as research, tasking their staff on pet projects or pitching wasteful grants to their friends. Most of my career colleagues actively work against the president’s agenda. This means I typically spend about 15 percent of my time on the president’s agenda and 85 percent of my time trying to stop sabotage, and we have no power to get rid of them. Until the shutdown.”

See how hard it is to actually drain the swamp?

“Due to the lack of funding, many federal agencies are now operating more effectively from the top down on a fraction of their workforce, with only select essential personnel serving national security tasks.”

And that’s the way it should be. But it’s not:

“Many federal employees truly believe that doing tasks more efficiently and cutting out waste, by closing troubled programs instead of expanding them, “is morally wrong,” as one cried to me.”

So all the government paper shufflers and paycheck-collectors are, unsurprisingly, fighting to maintain a wasteful, bloated system. No surprise there. They’re not working for the country, they’re working for themselves.

I know you have to make a living, but that’s not what government is for. Government doesn’t exist to give a bunch of libs paychecks for doing nothing.

Go make a living in a real job.

“President Trump can end this abuse. Senior officials can reprioritize during an extended shutdown, focus on valuable results and weed out the saboteurs. We do not want most employees to return, because we are working better without them. Sure, we empathize with families making tough financial decisions, like mine, and just like private citizens who have to find other work and bring competitive value every day, while paying more than a third of their salary in federal taxes.

President Trump has created more jobs in the private sector than the furloughed federal workforce. Now that we are shut down, not only are we identifying and eliminating much of the sabotage and waste, but we are finally working on the president’s agenda.”

As if we needed any more reason to support the shutdown continuing indefinitely.

Trim the fat, baby.

And when you’re done, trim some more.

“President Trump does not need Congress to address the border emergency, and yes, it is an emergency. Billions upon billions of hard-earned tax dollars are still being dumped into foreign aid programs every year that do nothing for America’s interest or national security.”

Glad he weighed in on this part. Build the wall by any means necessary.

“The president does not need congressional funding to deconstruct abusive agencies who work against his agenda. This is a chance to effect real change, and his leverage grows stronger every day the shutdown lasts.”

His leverage grows because it is predominantly Democrats who are most hurt by a government shutdown that goes longer and longer.

A word of caution: To be a victory, this shutdown must be different than those of the past and should achieve lasting disruption with two major changes, or it will hurt the president.

The first thing we need out of this is better security, particularly at the southern border. Our founders envisioned a free market night watchman state, not the bungled bloated bureaucracy our government has become. But we have to keep the uniformed officers paid, which is an emergency. Ideally, continue a resolution to pay the essential employees only, if they are truly working on national security. Furloughed employees should find other work, never return and not be paid.

The very fact that there are such things as “non-essential employees” is an indictment of the whole system.

Return to the night watchman state.

“Secondly, we need savings for taxpayers. If this fight is merely rhetorical bickering with Nancy Pelosi, we all lose, especially the president. But if it proves that government is better when smaller, focusing only on essential functions that serve Americans, then President Trump will achieve something great that Reagan was only bold enough to dream.

The president’s instincts are right. Most Americans will not miss non-essential government functions. A referendum to end government plunder must happen. Wasteful government agencies are fighting for relevance but they will lose. Now is the time to deliver historic change by cutting them down forever.”

The main point is that the longer the shutdown goes, the more it highlights the truth that we could do without a significant portion of the government–permanently.

Has your life changed in any meaningful way since the shutdown began? Mine hasn’t. I’m sure most Americans would say the same.

The longer the shutdown goes, the more Americans will start to think, “Just why, exactly, does the federal government need to spend $4.5 trillion a year?”

If we get a wall and a significantly reduced federal workforce out of this, that would be the ideal outcome.