Skip to comments.The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory
Posted on 09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT by bitt
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So, who do you suggest, Allendale??
I met a magical fairy yesterday who said she would
grant me one wish.
I wish to live forever, I said,
Sorry, said the fairy,
Im not allowed to grant that particular wish.
Fine, I said,
then I want to die the day after Congress is filled
with honest, hard-working, bipartisan men and
women who act only in the people’s best interests!
You crafty bastard, replied the fairy.
“It will take a leader far smarter and politically sophisticated than Trump to repair and revitalize the American nation.”
Sophistication and “book smartness” are social skills - great for manipulating and deceiving. They are not at all what we need in a leader right now.
If you mean “street smartness”, then I might agree that is part of what we need in a leader - and Trump has plenty. In fact, I don’t thing you could find a leader with more street smarts.
Even in book smarts, Trump is far beyond what he lets on - but he stops short at platitudes and philosophies that are inapplicable to real life solutions, or ideologies that coerce and manipulate.
Some of the “smartest” and most “educated” academics are Marxists and such, which doesn’t say much for being book smart.
“Sophistication” is even more dubious as a credential. I don’t think it’s unfair to say that sophistication is about appearances and acting. Wealthy aristocrats send their children to “finishing school” to become sophisticated. They are then armed with the proper manners, pronunciation and vocabulary to pass muster in high society.
I know people who are jealous of other countries - they wish we could have a president more like Justin Trudeau. They were pretty happy with Obama - and yes they are all lefties - which underscores the problem with “sophistication” - it is a thin disguise that is very effective at leading people who don’t think for themselves. Independant thinkers are usually drawn to straight-talkers and no-nonsense pragmatists with real world experience, and are not fooled by a fancy degree.
Is sophistication really what we need? I don’t think so. Trump is the best we could have hoped for - he is a straight shooter and a problem solver - he’s fearless, beholden to no one except the people, who he genuinely seems to love.
Whether it will be enough depends on the rest of us -are there enough people left to take advantage of Trump’s sacrifice? Are there enough lovers of Liberty?
I have my doubts - we may well fail to get back on the right track - but it won’t be for lack of a good leader. Trump is doing his part.
How would you “kill” Congress? The agencies originated from Congress and get their powers from Congress.
We vote their handlers out of office and the job is done... Remember to vote...
...or a Pinochet type caudillo who will be unafraid to take the draconian measures required to permanently turn things around.
Eight long years of the Kenyanesian Usurpation has corrupted our entire government.
True, zero made things much worse, but this has been going on for a very long time essentially since the New Deal or even further back with Wilson. The early progressives believed that government existed not to protect individual constitutional rights, but chiefly to do “good”. Of course, the progressives defined and continue to redefine what is good. This attitude is so pervasive that most Republican politicians and many Republican voters mostly hold this position.
This attitude is certainly prevailing at the agencies, bureaucracies of the State and Federal governments. They belong and believe in the administrative state not the Constitution.
How do you propose making that rearrangement?
Ok... So Okeefe effectively drops a MOAB on this federal employee who will surely lose his job... pretty much for FAILING to follow the directive issued by the DSA!
So what now??? He just clipped off a big toenail from the DSA which will grow back within a week.
The democrats and the bureaucracy will make a serious (but brief) example of this guy... fire him... and move on... denying that this behavior is typical in government agencies.
The only thing I found useful in this video which is action worthy was the correspondence from the DSA itself which demonstrates the organization’s illegal involvement in our government.
Also kind of hard for Trump to do anything about this when his own FBI is most likely littered with DSA operatives like this as well.
Seems to me like the only effective thing Trump can do is to just fire everybody, and start over. (if he can do that)
There is no doubt that Trump has done his best to alter the Clinton/Bush/Obama axis that has so harmed the American nation. He has done much despite a hostile propagandistic media, less than enthusiastic support within his own Party, ongoing illegal “resistance” within corrupted Federal institutions and of course the fanatic opposition of the globalists here and abroad. Yet his bragadaccio and past personal and business behavior has prevented him from becoming the person who will ultimately destroy, not just defeat, his enemies and restore American consensus, patriotism and sustained progress. Who will that person be? Don’t know. Hopefully there is an unknown David somewhere who like the biblical David will emerge and complete the job, that Trump to his eternal credit, despite his flaws, has begun.
Fully understand that this judgment of Trump offends many. Also understand that politics is the art of the possible formulated by imperfect mortals. Yet the times are extraordinary , much is at stake and even greater leadership is necessary.
The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory
More info bubbling up from the cesspool that is the District of Corruption.
This is probably only the very tip of the iceberg.
I like your analysis, but not sure about sophistication. You’re almost lumping it in with sophistry — the intent to deceive — or you’re making it strictly a product of class. I think sophistication can come naturally by having great experience in the subject. This usually comes about through years of education. As well, sophistication is also the quality of being complicated or made with great skill: e.g., The level of sophistication in the cameras has grown tremendously.
Another word for swamp...
It’s a biblical term. “The Beast”
We are effectively dealing with evil, manifesting itself so thoroughly that it’s literally taking a human form, a....BEAST.
“Another exclusive Foreign Policy piece on August 2 alleged that Stull had solicited suggestions but did not include all of them in a rebuttal to a UN report that alleged 40 million Americans are poor and more than five million live in Third World conditions.
It also alleged Stull had ridiculed the findings of the report, since she had joked in an email that her teenage sons were destitute and living off the welfare state of Mom. “
I’m liking this lady.
Yes, sophistication can have a positive or negative connotation.
But in the context of finding Trump wanting, I believe I was right to assume that the OP’s idea of a more “sophisticated” leader would likely not appeal to me.
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