What have we learned the past week or so? We learned that The Swamp does not intend to go quietly. We have learned that the Democrats would rather destroy this nation than give up power. And we learned that the Deep State really does exist. The so-called “whistleblower” (WB) described it in his nonsensical hearsay “complaint.”
The Intelligence Community (IC) is completely corrupted. So is the State Department. Trump has an Augean Stables-sized clean-up problem. He cannot trust IC or State Dept. employees (including managers and political appointees) to carry out his orders or follow his policies. He cannot trust them to keep classified information secret, nor can he trust them to tell him the full and complete truth.
I remember the stories I’ve heard about the old USSR. The KGB listened in the phone calls of virtually everybody, especially party leaders, Politburo members, military officers, and government officials. In those days the USSR maintained stability with their own version of the separation of powers. Power was divided between the Communist Party, the military, and the security apparatus.
Back then, leaking something to the Soviet media was a waste of time. So if you were in the Red Army and you wanted to sabotage something the Party was doing, you had to leak it to Western Intelligence. Here in America, you would just leak it to the news media. Leak Culture is so pervasive in Washington DC that there is such a thing as an “official leak.”
This past week we’ve seen leak culture taken to a whole new level, which is somehow Trump’s fault. (He made them do it.) Stuff that was kept on the most secure server the government has is getting leaked to the media. This kind of shit has got to stop. The IC is reporting everything Trump says and does to the Democrats, and leaking it to the news media.
Of course they only leak the stuff that makes Trump look bad.
The shrinking and shrieking NeverTrump contingent thinks they can make all this bad stuff go away by getting rid of Trump. But the Left does not just want to get rid of Trump, they want to discredit and punish the people who elected him. (That would be us.)
I don’t know about you but I don’t want to be discredited and punished. I don’t want to find out just how crazy the Democrats are these days. But the Democrats have made taking our guns away a top priority. If and when they succeed in disarming us, we’ll find out what they are really like. That a question I would prefer not finding out the answer to.
Trump needs to clean house. If I was Trump I would start by booting every IC and State Dept employee out of the White House. Don’t let any of them back in until they have been screened by someone Trump can trust. Trying to prosecute any of them is a waste of time – Trump can’t trust the DOJ to prosecute and even if they did some Obama judge would kick the case out.
The Democrats forget the lesson of the filibuster. Harry Reid effectively killed the filibuster for a short-term gain. Then the GOP took the Senate, the Cocaine Mitch made them pay, especially in the area of judicial confirmations.
Whatever the Democrats do now will come back to haunt them someday. Soon, every POTUS will get impeached. If you want to see some bipartisanship and some speedy and efficient government, be there in the US Capitol Bldg. when a congressional pay raise comes thru.