the swamp

This Is The Most Deep-State Thing Ever

Sometimes you just have to laugh:

So in the one election since 1960 with genuine concerns over “election crimes”–the ONE MOMENT in this guy’s life when he might actually be forced to do his job–he resigns in protest.

By the way: why does the DoJ even have a department of election crimes? I thought voter fraud was a myth. The media assured me it doesn’t exist…

Still: this is one of the most Deep State things I’ve ever seen. The guy in charge of “election crimes” is so determined not to find any of them in the most suspect election in modern history that he resigned his position.

The guy in charge of investigating election crimes doesn’t want to find any election crimes.

The US government is hilariously, overwhelmingly and spectacularly corrupt. It’s honestly kind of incredible to see how few f*cks the Uniparty gives about wearing their corruption on their sleeves.

This guy Pilger’s job exists for one reason (at least in theory): to prosecute election crimes and root out vote fraud. This could be Pilger’s shining moment if he were to simply do his job. He could be a national hero, the man to uncover massive election fraud and restore the integrity of our elections for future generations.

But no: he would rather resign than do his job.

There is perhaps no greater metaphor for the US government than a fox guarding the hen house.

I get that there are people who think this election was 100% legit. But I can’t handle them not even wanting to find out if the allegations of voter fraud are true. They have no interest in looking into the matter.

They don’t want to know if the 2020 Presidential Election was stolen. They are desperate not to know the truth.

That should tell you everything you need to know.

For this guy to be so vociferously opposed to even trying to get to the bottom of things, to the point of resigning rather than investigating it. I just–I really just have to laugh. It’s a cartoonish level of corruption.

The man whose job it is to prosecute election crimes resigns in protest after being asked to investigate the most credible accusations of election fraud in 60 years–big-time Third World vibes.

What has this “election crimes investigator” guy been doing all these years? I’m sure he’s been spending every waking moment investigating possible TRUMP-RUSSIA COLLUSION.

Because to the Swamp, the only election crime that has happened in their eyes was Trump winning in 2016.

Trump’s Waterloo

I want to preface this post by saying that yes, this is certainly a pro-Trump blog, and that purely based on the alternatives, there’s just about nothing Trump could do that would turn me against him.

But this budget bill he’s about to sign into law is cancerous. It’s a monstrosity. It represents everything he claims to be against and perhaps the single-greatest betrayal of his supporters he could ever commit.

In all likelihood, it is Trump’s “Read my lips: No new taxes” moment–an instance where a President reneges on his central campaign promise, thereby demoralizing and alienating his base, probably for good.

But unlike taxes, which can be raised and lowered at any time, amnesty is forever. And that’s exactly what this budget bill is: amnesty.

A major the criticism of the bill is that “no one has read it,” and you often hear this phrase thrown around a lot. But it’s not accurate to say “no one has read it”–not with this bill, not with prior bills, not with Obamacare, etc.

Someone has read it. Hell, someone even wrote it. Probably quite a few people.

What “no one has read it” actually means is that a select few Uniparty Establishment Members of Congress wrote the bill and are hoping to hurry it through Congress and get it signed into law before its full, ugly details become widely known.

While we don’t know all of those details, what we do know so far is that this budget bill is the last thing this country needs right now.

In fact, it’s the complete opposite of what Trump’s supporters voted for, and which Trump has been fighting for these past few months.

Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) says the bill would actually weaken ICE and make the border less safe:

Here are some more specifics about the bill:

This is from Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL):

And it contains an amnesty provision that would cover over 1 million illegals:

It expands the chain migration program that has allowed millions to come into this country for no good reason:

The bill has far more money for “global health programs” than border security:

It’s a complete disaster.

Daniel Horowitz summarizes the five worst provisions of this horrendous bill:

“1) Less of a wall than even what Democrats already agreed to: Trump originally demanded $25 billion for the wall. Then he negotiated himself down to $5.6 billion. Democrats balked and only agreed to $1.6 billion. This bill calls it a day at $1.375 billion, enough to construct 55 miles. But it’s worse than that. This bill limits the president’s ability to construct “barriers” to just the Rio Grande Valley sector and only bollard fencing, not concrete walls of any kind. There’s no ability to adapt. Furthermore, section 231 prohibits construction even within the RGV in five locations that are either federal or state lands. Remember, the challenge with building a wall in Texas is that, unlike in other states, the feds need to navigate issues with private lands. The first place you’d construct fencing is on public lands, which are now prohibited. The national parks along the border have gotten so bad that park rangers are scared to travel alone in them.

2) Liberal local officials have veto power over wall: Actually, on second thought, it’s likely that not a single mile of fence will be built. Section 232(a) of this bill states that “prior to use of any funds made available by this Act for the construction of physical barriers” the Department of Homeland Security “shall confer and seek to reach mutual agreement regarding the design and alignment of physical barriers within that city.” With whom must the feds consult? “The local elected officials.” Now you can understand the brilliance of limiting the wall to the Rio Grande Valley. These are the most liberal counties on the border (thanks to demographics of open borders itself!), and there is practically no local official who supports the wall in these counties.

What are the consequences? This bill stipulates that “Such consultations shall continue until September 30, 2019 (or until agreement is reached, if earlier) and may be extended beyond that date by agreement of the parties, and no funds made available in this Act shall be used for such construction while consultations are continuing.” Thus, all the Beto O’Rourke type of politicians in that region have de facto veto power. There’s a reason why they didn’t authorize fencing in conservative counties like Cochise and Yuma in Arizona.

There will be no border wall.

“3) This bill contains a blatant amnesty for the worst cartel smugglers: Section 224(a) prohibits the deportation of anyone who is sponsoring an “unaccompanied” minor illegal alien – or who says they might sponsor a UAC, or lives in a household with a UAC, or a household that potentially might sponsor a UAC. It’s truly difficult to understate the betrayal behind this provision. One of the driving factors of the invasion is the misinterpretation of the UAC law. Under current law, Central American teenagers are only treated as refugees if they are A) a victim of “A severe form of trafficking” and B) have no relatives in the country. Yet almost all of them are self-trafficked by these very illegal relatives who are indeed present in the country. Rather than clamping down on this fleecing of the American people, the bill gives amnesty to the very people paying the cartels to invade us!”

You’re starting to notice a pattern here, right? Not only does this bill give us none of what we want, it gives us more of what we don’t want.

“We can call this the MS-13 Household Protection Act of 2019,” said Jessica Vaughan of the Center for Immigration Studies. “We know that 80 percent of the UAC sponsors are in the country illegally. The number of people this would protect would reach into the hundreds of thousands, if all of the household or potential household members are counted. ICE has estimated that 30-40 percent of the MS-13 members it has arrested in the last two years arrived as UACs. There is no reason to shield any of these individuals from deportation. After all, if the minor is living with family, they should no longer be considered unaccompanied anyway. If there are illegal aliens here who do not yet have a child here to serve as a deportation shield, this certainly is an incentive for them to make the arrangements to bring one.”

4) More funding to manage and induce the invasion rather than to deter it: While offering no new funding for ICE deportation agents or immigration judges to speed up asylum claims, as the president requested, this bill adds another $40 million for the Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, which moves asylum seekers to facilities in the interior of the country, where they are usually released. Vaughan, who has studied interior immigration enforcement for decades, warned that “this bill will further expand and institutionalize the catch-and-release policies for those arriving illegally at the border from all over the world.”

This bill makes everything worse, flat-out.

What are the effects of the ATD program? “Most of these people have no intention of asking for asylum and know they don’t qualify for it, but are simply joining the illegal population, knowing it’s unlikely that they will be deported. The bill funds ‘case management’ staff to keep tabs on those who don’t abscond immediately, but no money for ICE officers to find and remove them. This is going to saddle the communities that have been forced to absorb these new arrivals with billions of dollars of future costs for schooling, health care, and other welfare services.”

At the same time, this bill reduces border detention beds from 49,060 to 40,520 rather than expanding them as Trump demanded. It contains no funding for more border agents. It offers $3.4 billion for refugee resettlement, more than last year’s record levels. Remember, much of the refugee program has been used not just for bringing in traditional refugees from overseas but to resettle the aforementioned Central American teenagers being self-trafficked through the border, empowering cartels, and taking advantage of us.

5) Doubling low-skilled workers: This bill (p. 1,161) doubles the number of H-2B non-agricultural, unskilled seasonal workers who will continue to be a public charge on America. This gives you a glimpse of what is driving this amnesty bill on the Republican side.

This is just a cursory glance through the bill. Taken together, these provisions will aggravate the criminal conspiracy of the cartels and continue the invasion. Just this week, 1,800 family units came in during one 24-hour period, a new record. The message of this bill is to come here and seek bogus asylum or to grab a kid and you and others will get amnesty. Plus, there are no wall or policy changes to mitigate these effects.

Moreover, this bill will likely override Trump’s executive powers because of the sneaky limitations on wall construction. This is the sort of omnibus bill that ensnared Reagan in Iran-Contra. Signing this bill will undermine his case for an emergency at the border both legally and politically.”

The one ostensible saving grace is said to be that Trump will declare a national emergency and start building the wall on his own after signing this bill, but get this: the budget bill actually contains language that would specifically restrict Trump from declaring a national emergency to build the wall:

“According to one of the country’s leading experts on national emergencies, it appears that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) can trigger a process that could require the GOP-controlled Senate to hold a vote on such a declaration by Trump — which would put Senate Republicans in a horrible political position.”

Do you have any faith whatsoever that the Senate GOP will vote to uphold Trump’s national emergency? The GOP-controlled Senate just passed this radioactive spending bill–it will not rubber-stamp Trump’s national emergency. Zero chance.

Ace of Spades further explains why this bill will prevent Trump from declaring a state of emergency:

“Furthermore, this scotches Trump’s (claimed) plan to do this by Emergency order, because legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by the President would supersede the vague general powers the President would claim under the various statutes concerning national emergencies.

The specific trumps the general. The general powers conferred by statute for emergency authorization would be limited by the quite-specific limitations in the very spending bill Trump is signing.

Trump would sign a piece of paper forbidding him to do that which he claims he will next do on his own authority.”

There will be no wall built under a state of emergency.

After he signed the last horrendous omnibus bill several months back, he promised he would never do it again.

And yet here he is preparing to do the same thing again.

I’m starting to wonder if maybe Trump should have left the immigration subject alone.

Not only does this budget bill not fund his wall, it actually contains a massive amnesty provision that will further screw Americans out of jobs, suppress wages, and continue the demographic transformation of this country that exclusively benefits Democrats.

In other words, Trump went into this budget battle demanding full funding for the wall, and he’s going to come out of the battle with no money for the wall and having signed a massive amnesty into law.

That’s how the Uniparty Establishment rolls: not only will they deny Trump what he wants, they will totally humiliate Trump and make him their bitch by also having him give them what they want against the wishes of Trump’s voters. The Uniparty’s message is this, “Your offer was border security and no amnesty. We’re going to give you amnesty and no border security, and there’s nothing you can do about it, you little bitch.”

It’s a complete humiliation. It seems personal. It seems like the Uniparty specifically tried to make this budget bill as bad as possible for Trump purely out of spite. They wanted to make an example out of him: this is what happens when you dare challenge Uniparty Consensus on immigration.

Consider the sheer audacity of the Uniparty in saying they’re not only going to deny Trump the wall and maintain the status quo on immigration, but they’re going to actually take this opportunity to push for amnesty and accelerate the demographic transformation of this country. It’s mind-boggling.

Not only is this a no-win for Trump and his supporters on immigration, it’s a major setback. This bill has us end up in a far worse place than we were before this shutdown battle even began.

Which is why I say I wonder if Trump would have been better off not even mentioning immigration at all: by making immigration his hill to die on with the shutdown, as well as the main issue during the campaign, Trump actually revealed immigration to be his biggest weakness. The Uniparty knows immigration is the one issue that will completely demoralize Trump’s supporters if Trump doesn’t deliver on it.

Simply agreeing to leave the immigration status quo alone might have given the Uniparty less incentive to seek out Trump’s total humiliation here. Because I feel like a major reason the Uniparty sought the ICE-weakening and amnesty provisions was purely to demoralize Trump’s supporters.

Just look at the despair among Trump supporters on social media: many feel like this is a complete betrayal by Trump, and they’re right. They’re ready to abandon ship, at least that’s what they’re saying.

The Uniparty not only wants to defeat Trump on immigration, it wants to force him to betray his supporters on immigration. “You’re not only going to fail to deliver on your promise to build the wall, you’re going to sign a massive amnesty into law.”

Maybe we should have never spoken up about immigration. The moment we dared say we wanted less immigration, our Uniparty Rulers responded, “You know what? Just because you said you want less immigration, we’re actually going to give you more. Because fuck you, that’s why.”

I’m starting to think the previous status quo would have been better. Why did we have to go and open our big mouths?

These are truly evil people we’re dealing with here.

It’s now becoming apparent that turning America into a third-world nation is the most sacred dogma of all for the Uniparty Establishment.

This spending bill is so bad it’s hard to process it all. I’m still trying to figure out how we got here. It all just happened so fast.

One minute we thought we might be getting the wall, now we learn Congress has put together a bill that basically codifies OPEN BORDERS FOREVER into law and Trump is going to sign it.

President Trump, veto this monstrosity of a bill and at least go on record as having done all you could to oppose it. Even if your veto gets overridden (which it will), at least you tried. I guess we can take solace in that.

They say Congress can’t agree on anything and that bipartisanship is dead, but it sure seems like Congress can agree on one thing: flooding America with third-worlders.

As I said above, there’s just about nothing Trump could do to make me abandon him. Where am I going to turn? What’s the alternative? John Kasich?

The Democrats?

There is no alternative to Trump. He’s still far and away the best we have.

That said, two years in, it’s become abundantly clear: the Swamp will never be drained. It cannot be drained. Trump is one measly President against all of Washington.

He has no allies in Congress. His White House is filled with Establishment careerists who constantly steer him toward their ends and away from those of his base.

Look at this: “Trump’s aides fret he won’t sign the bill”

Trump is surrounded by people who are actively trying to undermine his agenda. That headline tells you everything you need to know about Trump’s “aides.”

Election Night 2016 was the high point. It proved one thing: an outsider can win the presidency. The people can still vote.

But since election night 2016, only one thing has been proven: even if you elect an outsider, the Swamp is just too powerful. Voting doesn’t mean shit. The only thing Trump’s presidency has proven is how small and powerless a President can be in the face of the full might of the Uniparty.

This is Trump’s Waterloo moment. In getting him to agree to not only no border wall but to actually accelerate the demographic transformation of this country, the Uniparty Swamp has in all likelihood just dealt Trump a mortal blow.

Failure, his supporters can understand and forgive. But not betrayal.

Last month’s shutdown was for Trump analogous to Napoleon escaping exile on Elba and returning to France. Just when you thought Napoleon was gone and finished, he returns,  rallies an army and retakes power. Just when you thought Trump was finished, he shuts down the government for over a month and says he won’t budge until he gets a wall.

For a moment it almost seemed like we were going to win. It almost seemed like Trump was actually going to get the wall.

But of course, in the back of our minds, we all knew this was coming.

Just as Napoleon’s return to power was short-lived, so too was Trump’s defiance of the Swamp with the shutdown.

Because the iron law of American politics is this: the Swamp Always Wins.

Why Trump Can’t Drain the Swamp

A largely unspoken reason why it’s so hard for Trump to drain the swamp: true “MAGA”/America First Trumpists cannot actually get confirmed by the Senate for cabinet-level posts.

To illustrate what I’m talking about, let’s consider James Mattis, the Secretary of Defense who is retiring in the near future due to his disagreement with President Trump over withdrawing US Troops from Syria.


As much as we all like Mattis the man, he’s a neocon at heart. Always has been.

This is why he’s leaving the administration. Because, like every other neocon, he disagrees with the President’s decision to withdraw from Syria and eventually Afghanistan.

First, however, I just want to say, it is very admirable of Mattis to simply resign due to his irreconcilable policy differences with the President. Most Uniparty/Establishment careerists would stay on and try to undermine and sabotage Trump from the inside, but Mattis is a man of character and integrity, so he is simply resigning. He’s not going to leak to the press to undermine Trump’s agenda, he won’t be insubordinate, he’s not going to write a tell-all book (at least I don’t think he will). And for that Mattis deserves a lot of credit, because subversion and sabotage seems to be the way many others in the administration operate. Mattis may disagree with Trump, but he’s not going to try to sabotage Trump’s agenda because of the disagreement the way so many delusional, power-loving Deep Staters would. Mattis doesn’t believe all dissent from neoconservatism is evil and unacceptable, and for that we should be thankful. He doesn’t see it as his patriotic duty to undermine Trump.

But going back to the original point: we all fell in love with the “Mad Dog” warrior monk persona of James Mattis when he was first nominated back in late 2016. It was awesome to have a badass Marine Corps General taking over the Pentagon.

We all just assumed Mattis was just like Trump: a based MAGA nationalist who wasn’t about any of that PC bullshit. And it was all because of the nickname “Mad Dog.”

However, what generally went unsaid was that Mattis was a neocon through and through for his whole career. And he still is today. Separate the man from his policies: he is not a Trumpist. He is a neocon who would have been more comfortable working under George W. Bush or even Obama (which he did).

Ask yourself this: why did Mattis sail through his Senate confirmation vote by a tally of 99-1? At the time we told ourselves it was because Mattis was Totally Awesome and Badass and Fuck Yeah, Bro. But the reality is that anyone, or anything, that passes the US Senate 99-1 should raise major red flags for us.

Again, I know we all love Mad Dog Mattis the man. But the dead giveaway of his true colors should have been the 99-1 Senate vote. That was a loud and clear message that Mattis was a friend of the Uniparty Establishment, we just didn’t want to hear it.

Mattis supported (and probably still supports) the Obama Iran Deal. Mattis is PC: he tried to “walk back” Trump’s decision to ban transgenders from the military, and his position on women in combat roles was basically a bunch of anxious public squirming, refusing to take a decisive position and ultimately just hoping to avoid the question.

(By the way: can we please quit believing this myth that all our military generals are cigar-chomping, hardass alpha males who espouse traditional values straight out of the 1950s? They’re not. Most of them are PC AF. The days of Douglas MacArthur and George Patton, and even Stormin’ Norman Schwarzkopf, are long gone. The Pentagon itself is very PC/“Diversity Is Our Strength”.)

Mattis is an Establishment Neocon. That’s why he passed the Senate 99-1. That vote was the Uniparty Establishment’s seal of approval above all else.

Why do you think Mattis has largely flown under the radar these past two years? Why do you think the media never attacks him and has never tried to get him fired? Because they’re fine with him. I’d wager they probably even see him as largely one of their own, however not to the extent of guys like Comey and Brennan and Admiral Bill McRaven, the last being so PC/Uniparty Establishment he recently said Trump “threatens the Constitution” by criticizing the media.

If our military generals truly were these macho 1950s badasses, they’d never say anything as pussy as that. A liberal cuck like McRaven could only rise to the top of a military that is fully part of the liberal PC Uniparty Establishment.

And that’s part of the larger point here: the talent pool of “qualified” candidates available to Trump to staff his administration with is full of people who not only don’t share his views but hate him so much that they see it as their patriotic duty to sabotage and destroy his administration from the inside.

It’s not as easy as Trump simply being able to pick anyone he wants. The problem is they have to be confirmed by the Senate, and the Senate is overwhelmingly controlled by the Uniparty Establishment.

It was easy for Obama: Obama was a PC neocon globalist member of the Uniparty Establishment, and so were all of his nominees and appointees—as well as most of the Senators voting to confirm them, and the “media” carefully controlling the public’s perception of them. (“Media” is in quotes because our media is not a media at all, it is the Uniparty’s propaganda organ.)

But with Trump, it’s totally different. He can’t pick someone who sees the world the way he does, because A. virtually all the qualified potential nominees in the talent pool came up under Bush and Obama and are thus not even close to being ideological allies of Trump, and B. even if Trump found a legitimate Trumpist to appoint, he could never get him confirmed by the Senate.

What would happen to a true Trumpist if he were nominated for a cabinet post?

Well, just look at what happened to Mike Flynn when he was named National Security Adviser. He was destroyed by the Deep State and “media” within weeks.

A guy like Mike Flynn would have never made it through Senate confirmation, which is why he had to go to NatSec, a post that does not require Senate confirmation.

This is a largely unspoken but major hurdle for Trump in draining the Swamp: it’s virtually impossible for him to fill his Cabinet and administration with true MAGA Trumpists.

And again, the overall available talent pool does not include many—if any—true Trumpists. This is what I was getting at a while back when I wrote that the real problem right now is that there’s only one Donald Trump. Running the government and draining the swamp requires a lot of people on board; the President cannot do it alone. In fact, he can be isolated and held in check by institutional Washington and the Permanent State, as we’re seeing now.

The President does not hold absolute power, and so in order to truly consolidate power and make a meaningful impact, he needs to appoint loyalists and true Trumpists to every cabinet post.

The problem is there’s very few true Trumpists who could actually be appointed.

To rise through the ranks in Washington, you need to be a member of the Uniparty Establishment. You need to be a globalist, politically correct, pro-Open borders, pro women and trannies in the military and a World Policeman Neocon. This is how it’s been for a long time, too, meaning virtually all the “qualified” (meaning: people who could pass Senate confirmation) potential nominees are nowhere near Trump ideologically. As I said earlier, virtually all of them came up under Bush and Obama. But they’re the only people with the credentials and experience to be considered serious candidates for these major posts.

Trumpists are not able to rise through the ranks in Washington. You have to have the “right politics” to move up in that town, and everything Trump stands for in anathema to Official Washington. It’s a self-reinforcing feedback loop. This is why the available talent pool for high-level government posts is full of globalists: they’re the only ones who rise through the ranks in Washington.

One genuine MAGA Trumpist who actually made it into Trump’s cabinet was Jeff Sessions, but Sessions was basically neutralized within the first month when for no legitimate reason other than that he was under heavy “media”/Deep State/Dem pressure, he recused himself from the “Russia investigation” and thus allowed the Mueller Witch Hunt to take off and eventually get completely out of control.

See what I mean? Sessions was as big an immigration hawk as you were going to find in Washington. He was one of Trump’s earliest and most public supporters back when it was considered career suicide to be seen even remotely receptive to Trump. Sessions was legit, and that was why the Deep State made it such a priority to go after him.

The only reason Sessions made it through Senate confirmation was because he was a Senator himself and knew all the people who would be voting on his confirmation. And even then, he still barely squeaked through: the vote was 52-47.

Wherever and whenever the Uniparty Establishment has a say, it will not let a genuine Trump-style MAGA Nationalist anywhere near a position of meaningful power. And in the event a Trumpist does somehow beat the odds and obtain power, the Uniparty will work relentlessly and maliciously to destroy him.

Think of it another way: Trump himself could not have been confirmed by the Senate for a Cabinet post. He’s just too populist and too much of an outsider. His views on immigration, trade and almost everything else are unacceptable to the Uniparty establishment, and if it were entirely up to them, they wouldn’t let Trump anywhere near a position of power.

Fortunately the Presidency is the one office that’s not under their control. They certainly tried to stop him, and they’re still trying today, but they ultimately couldn’t.

Are there any legitimate based nationalists/Trumpists who could possibly be tapped for a cabinet post or high-level White House job?

Ted Cruz comes to mind. Cruz definitely “gets it” and is one of the most uncucked guys in Washington. But I don’t think he’d be able to get 50 votes in the Senate. It would be very close, to the point where you wouldn’t even want to risk it. But the fact that Official Washington hates him tells you all you need to know about him: he’s not one of them. He’s one of us.

Another Senator: Tom Cotton. More than just being a genuine badass military vet and bona fide genius, Cotton is a real immigration hawk who doesn’t just want a border wall, he wants to cut legal immigration levels in half. Tom Cotton is MAGA as hell. Perhaps he could replace Mattis at the Pentagon.

On the House side, you’ve got guys like Mark Meadows, Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert and Steve King. But none of those guys could ever get confirmed by the Senate. And that’s the problem.

Trump’s own son Don Jr. is based AF and totally gets it. Don Jr. would be awesome in a cabinet post or White House job, but unfortunately we have Ivanka (who is beautiful, smart, charming and a great representative for America on the world stage, but ultimately a bleeding heart when it comes to policy) and her globalist husband Jared. And Don Jr. would never be confirmed by the Senate.

Do you see what I’m talking about? It’s virtually impossible for Trump to stock his cabinet with people who truly believe in his vision.

True Trumpists, outside of Trump himself, are few and far between in Washington. And even if Trump does manage to find one, getting him confirmed by the Senate is so much of a long shot it’s not even worth the time and effort.

All the true MAGA Trumpists are not among the realistic talent pool for high level government posts. People like Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Mark Levin, Tucker Carlson: they could never get confirmed by the Senate, obviously. Yet I believe if Trump had it his way, he’d be surrounded by people like them, not Official Washington.

But it’s really not up to him. His hands are largely tied when it comes to cabinet posts and major positions. So trump has had to settle on so, so many nominees.

In theory, he’s the President and he can pick anyone he wants.

In practice, he’s severely limited both by the Senate having confirmation power, and by the available talent pool being heavily skewed towards people whose politics are antithetical to his own.

Unfortunately, There’s Only One Donald Trump

Want to know why we’ll never be able to drain the Swamp? Because no matter how many Establishment bureaucrats and Obama loyalists Trump fires, he can’t replace them all with himself.

Which is why a Trump-appointed judge ruled in CNN’s favor in its lawsuit to get Jim Acosta’s apparently Constitutionally Guaranteed White House Press Pass back:

“The judge said the government could not say who initially decided to revoke Acosta’s hard pass. The White House had spelled out its reasons for revoking his credentials in a tweet from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and in a statement after CNN filed its lawsuit. But the judge said those “belated efforts were hardly sufficient to satisfy due process.”

Now Jim Acosta’s right to a press pass is not only covered under the First Amendment but also the Fifth Amendment: you can’t take his press pass away without “due process,” meaning he basically has to commit an actual crime and be convicted by a court of law in order to lose his press pass.

The judge also found that Acosta suffered “irreparable harm,” dismissing the government’s argument that CNN could simply send other reporters to cover the White House in Acosta’s place.

I wish Trump-appointed judges felt as strongly about conservatives who also suffer “irreparable harm” when they are de-platformed by Facebook, Twitter and Youtube and censored all over social media as they do about protecting and boosting Jim Acosta’s career. I guess Liberal Journo Careers Matter, and Conservative Journo Careers don’t.

The suit by CNN alleges that Acosta’s First and Fifth Amendment rights were violated by suspending his hard pass. While the judge didn’t rule on the underlying case, he signaled they were likely to prevail in their claims.”

Nobody has a right to a White House press pass, not even the great Jim Acosta. This is utter nonsense. There is nothing in the Constitution about it.

Where’s my Constitutional right to a White House Press Pass, then? Where’s yours?

How the hell can there be “Constitutional rights” which only apply to “reporters” from liberal news outlets, and not everyone else? Why does Jim Acosta have a Constitutional right to a press pass and someone like, say, Alex Jones doesn’t?

The whole entire point of the Bill of Rights is that they all apply equally to every American. The Bill of Rights is not career-specific. Why do corporate media “reporters” get their own (invented) section of the First Amendment?

I don’t know what’s the worst part of this: that a judge was pressured into issuing a Constitutionally laughable ruling out of pure social pressure from the left, or that Jim Acosta now gets to be the center of attention and claim he was vindicated and some sort of First Amendment Martyr.

The conclusion is this: we will never drain the swamp. Trump cannot win. His advisers and “allies” in Congress give him names to appoint to the courts, and when those people are on the courts, they rule in favor of the swamp and the Establishment that has run this country into the goddamn ground for the past three decades.

I’m not saying Trump is completely surrounded and enveloped by the Swamp, but they are certainly a major presence in his administration and have significant control over his decision-making. The Swamp is simply too vast and its roots too deep to actually be drained.

There is only one Donald Trump.

There are too many posts and vacancies to fill. Maybe there are enough genuine nationalists out there to replace the Clintonites, Bushites, Obamaites and swamp creatures, but the problem is Trump is not being made aware of them, and therefore he cannot appoint them.

The 2016 election was the prologue to the war against the swamp. Once Trump actually got into the White House, that was when the real war began.

And it’s a war our side appears to be losing, too.

What have we gotten so far?

Tax cuts? Sure, they’ve been good for regular Americans, but they were mostly to the benefit of big companies and the rich. I’m not saying that because they were better for the rich and the big businesses that they weren’t good for us, because that’s a leftist way of thinking (i.e. envy). But a tax cut was not what the country needed most after eight years of Obama and nearly a quarter century of Globalist Establishment rule.

  • We still have Obamacare mostly in place, although the individual mandate is gone.
  • We do not have a border wall.
  • Bloomberg says that thanks to sanctuary cities, and sanctuary states, deportations under Trump are slower than they were under Obama.
  • Trump just announced a that crack dealers and other criminals will be let out of prisons and back onto the streets in a futile effort to win over black voters.
  • Trump-appointed judges are inventing Constitutional “rights” that apply only to CNN’s Jim Acosta, while online conservative media is under full-scale assault and censorship by left-wing tech monopolies.
  • And I know Britain is obviously not America, but in 2016 the British people voted for Brexit, yet their leaders have not only not delivered it, but have actively worked to overrule the vote.

It’s not just a matter of having Trump in the White House. The past two years have made it clear just how massive and powerful the swamp truly is. It’s the media, it’s the entertainment industry, it’s academia, it’s the federal judiciary, it’s the bureaucracy, it’s every corporate HR department pushing militant feminism and “multiculturalism.”

Look at the corrupt Democrats who are trying to steal elections we rightfully won in Florida and Georgia. The swamp is massive.

There’s only one Donald Trump. The Presidency is powerful, but it cannot overcome the combined cultural and political might of the swamp.