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How President Trump is Draining the Swamp

I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office. – Andrew Jackson

At this point members of the DC establishment are the white walkers in Game of Thrones.  They kill anyone in their way, and once killed, their prey becomes a white walker.  Just look at Paul Ryan and John McCain; what else could explain their actions?  They’re establishment white walkers.

This makes Donald Trump Danearys Targaryan  with his army of political foreigners attempting to break the wheel of years of idiot nobles forcing the peasants to suffer for their senseless infighting.  Hillary Clinton is the ruthless Cersei Lannister, intent on gaining power for herself no matter the costs. In November, Donald Trump defeated Hillary only to realize that the real threat are the establishment white walkers.

Despite what the media says, Trump is draining the swamp.  But winning comes at a cost and it comes with casualties.

It’s another week and another disappointing resignation.  Sebastian Gorka has quit the Trump administration citing frustration with the “direction Trump’s foreign policy is going and the media’s attack take on him and his family.”

It’s time for Gorka join the strategic fight from the outside with Bannon and Breitbart.  Steve Bannon is ready. He’s at Breitbart and hitting harder than ever.  Last week we discussed Banning leaving, this week Bannon has set Breitbart on fire.

“Mitch McConnell, I’m going to light him up,” said Bannon said this week.  And in case anybody was celebrating his departure from the White House, he made it clear, “In the White House I had influence. At Breitbart, I had power.”

We should all take this attitude with the only President we have that stands any chance of challenging the bottomless pit of corruption that is Washing DC.  “We will never turn on him. But we are never going to let him take a decision that hurts him.”

It is easy to sit down and scream about the world while your heart turns bitter and opportunities for change pass you by while you’re crying.  It takes courage to believe in something and fight for it.  As long as Trump is for the people, it will be the people that hold him accountable.

Trump is killing the white walkers, but just like  Bannon warned us, it’s not that easy.  Here are three victories over the swamp this week.

  1. Exposing the fakes Ana Navarro and Bob Menedez

All Trump has to do is go for his agenda and let his enemies expose themselves in trying to stop him.  Unfortunately for them they seem incapable of keeping their mouth shut, their arrogance has only intensified after so many years of unchallenged power.  This arrogance is their downfall and our benefit.

If you were on Twitter this week you probably noticed #AnaGate where fake conservative Ana Navarro embrassed her self in front of the few people who still watch CNN.  Luckily in today’s world that moment was captured and blasted over Twitter for everyone else to see.

CNN Commentator and self-described “Republican strategist” Ana Navarro never opens her mouth unless it is to attack the President and all his supporters.  She doesn’t even do it well!  Instead of making Trump sound bad she makes herself look stupid.  No body believes this caricature of a RINO.

Ana “Republican strategist” Navarro has been exposed as a longtime ally and fundraiser for Democrat Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey.  Navarro is proud!  She is on record bragging about how her efforts to elect Menendez in 2006 cost the Republican Party its Senate majority.

Navarro organized three different Menendez for Senate fundraising events in Miami’s famous Biltmore Hotel on September 24th, 2006.  Her justification?

I want to keep a Republican majority, but not if it means losing Bob Menendez. He’s part of our extended family.

Apparently like all Democrats these days identity trump principle.  I could respect Navarro supporting any person she believes in, I cannot support someone who throws there weight behind the corrupt Senator Robert Menendez.

For those of you who are not aware Mr. Menendez was accused in April 2015 of accepting close to $1 million in campaign contributions and gifts from co-defendant Dr. Salomon Melgen in exchange for political favors. The largesse included trips to the Dominican Republic, a Paris vacation and golf rounds.

While Menendez maintains that this is a baseless attack and has plead “not guilty” in his corruption tries, it doesn’t speak well to his story that Dr. Melegen was convicted of multiple counts in a separate case tied to Medicare fraud

Prosecutors have said Mr. Menendez advocated on behalf of Melgen in a Medicare billing dispute totaling nearly $9 million, and that he also helped several of the doctor’s girlfriends get visas.

After the April 2015 indictment, Mr. Menendez gave up his position as the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to Mr. Cardin.

If he is convicted and steps down before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie leaves office in January, Mr. Christie, a Republican, would pick a successor to serve until the seat is up for re-election in November 2018. If he doesn’t step down, it would take two-thirds of the Senate to expel Mr. Menendez, meaning at least 15 Democrats would have to join Republicans to boot him out if the GOP vote is unanimous.

    1. Fighting the permanent bureaucrats and taking down Debbie Wasserman Shultz

President Obama’s greatest sin was how he weaponized the government against his political rivals.  There is something truly heinous about a person that would sacrifice the welfare of his country to protect his own power.

Back in 2013 there was public outcry when the IRS was accuse of targeting Tea Party and other conservative non-profits.  To which the friendly media and IRS claimed that is wasn’t only conservatives groups that were targeted.  Which explains why Democrats couldn’t produce any left-wing “victims” to testify at a hearing featuring those who had been abused by the IRS.

This year the IRS has located 6,924 documents potentially related to the targeting of Tea Party conservatives, two years after the group Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit for them.  But was the IRS ever punished for their malfeasance?  Bad bureaucrats never get punished at least not for long.

According to inspector general J. Russell George’s report the IRS rehired hundreds of employees who had prior records of bad performance at the agency, including 141 former workers who had botched their own tax returns and others who had used their positions to peek at private tax information.  Five IRS employees were rehired even though the agency knew they had intentionally failed to file their taxes within the last two years, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration said. Of the employees with prior problems, nearly 20 percent of them had more problems after they were rehired.

In another instance, an employee who has taken eight weeks of unauthorized vacation and whose previous manager had written a note explicitly stating “do not rehire,” was nonetheless rehired.

But it’s not all gravy for the swamp, for once a federal judge fell through in the clutch and ordered the Internal Revenue Service to release the names of specific employees involved in targeting Tea Party groups after years of litigation.

Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia also said the IRS must provide information about which groups were targeted and why, along with a strategy to make sure such targeting doesn’t happen again.

The perm-buraue-rats have been bad for too long! The more that get the hammer the better.  With one fist smash the permanent administrative class and with the other take out the the traitors in Congress.

The noose is tightening around Debbie Wasserman Schultz

If you’re playing catch-up to this long awaited karma, read Andy McCarthy’s summary, and the details of Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s bizarre behavior.  These are the behaviors of a dead woman walking (Disclaimer! Figuratively of course, I don’t mean to imply that Shultz is going to die).

Ms. Schultz has the perfect explanation for keeping why she kept the Awans on her payroll.  According to her it would be Islamaphobic to fire them,  never mind the the mounting evidence against them and the fellow Congressional Democrats who severed ties with the team once the federal probe came to light.

Sounds like a perfect explanation to me!  Just ignore the New York Post  sources that say investigators are now looking into whether the Awan cabal sold stolen data from Congressional offices to foreign intelligence services.

I’ll leave you with the latest filing from the Daily Caller’s Luke Rosiak, who has been all over this saga from the very beginning:

  1. Decreasing support for his RINO frenemies

Career politicians just don’t know how to tango with President Trump.  They speak in politics while Trump speaks in reality.  All they know how to do is speak in ways they think the public wants to hear.  President Trump speaks in ways that the public actually wants to hear.  And the permo-politicians are suffering for it.

Starting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  The man two people away from being President himself.  A massive 48 percent—nearly a majority—view Ryan in a negative light, while only 36 percent view him  positively in a Bloomberg poll (That’s what happens when you play for the other team).

For whatever reason Ryan decided to throw a town hall right after Trump’s announcement on Afghanistan.  This town hall was hosted by CNN and Jake Tapper of all people.  Might as well as had it at Obama’s house!  It wasn’t a successful operation.

The town hall was carefully choreographed, packed with about 300 well-behaved attendees, and interviews were with constituents who voted for Ryan, the crowed was frustrated by the GOP’s failure to deliver on key campaign promises.

“I had high hopes since you’re the speaker and my congressional representative. How have you not been successful up until this point as a leader to get this done like you promised?” asked Kevin Mathewson of Kenosha, pressing Ryan on why Republicans have done jack to repeal Obamacare.

Weasel Ryan tried to weasel one to many times for the crowd.  One questioner even point-blank said that he didn’t want to hear Ryan blame the Senate: “Don’t pass the buck onto the Senate and say, “We did our job.”

Ryan must not have liked the flavor of his scripted downhill.  He says he will no longer hold public town halls.  Aww poor Ryan, maybe he should shut the heck up and start doing instead of talking.

The beleaguered turtle is feeling it most of all

The only problem I have with Mitch McConnell is that, after hearing Repeal & Replace for 7 years, he failed!That should NEVER have happened!- Donald Trump

Trump always says what the people are thinking so nicely.  Why didn’t McConnell have a plan for repealing Obamacare even though Republicans have been threatening repeal since its inception?  His blunder looks bad for Republicans and reflects an extreme lack of character in our politicians.

McConnell says that the president’s expectations were unrealistic, meaning the people are wrong to expect anything out of Congress despite what members of Congress promise the people.

The approval rating of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has plummeted to just 18 percent, says a survey from Public Policy Polling.  It’s enough to almost feel bad for the guy, if the guy wasn’t the evil turtle betraying the American public and his constituents for years.

McConnell is the longest-serving U.S. Senator in Kentucky history, he’s represented the state since 1984.  It’s about time Kentucky is ready to throw him out.

The poll, which surveyed 645 Kentucky voters, found that just 18 percent of respondents approved of McConnell’s current performance, compared to 74 percent who disapproved.  He has three more years to pull that number up.

When asked if there were an election for the U.S. Senate today, whether they would vote for McConnell or his Democratic opponent, just 37 percent of respondents said they would support McConnell, compared to 44 percent who said they would vote Democrat.

This makes three gruesome polls for McConnell. A survey conducted by former Trump campaign pollster Tony Fabrizio released yesterday put him at 27/44 nationally, down 25 net points since June.  Sorry McConnell, that’s just the Trump effect.

What a bad time to be backed by McConnell.  Luther Strange has a steep path the Senate with friends like his.

Strange recently won second place in the first round of voting for Jeff Session’s replacement in Alabama.  He beat out Mo Brooks but was second behind Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore.  Strange was appointed interim senator—he was the state attorney general investigating then-Gov. Robert Bentley for a scandal that later forced the governor to resign after he pushed Strange into the U.S. Senate for the temporary slot—are also problematic for the establishment-backed senator.

McConnell has pumped more than $4 million in cash while Trump for some insane reason offered his endorsement via Twitter.  Brooks argues that those dollars  will make Strange beholden to McConnell.

“Well, it’s quite clear that Luther Strange, if he wins, will be because of loyalties to Mitch McConnell,” Brooks said in an interview with Breitbart News after a candidate forum hosted by the Shelby County, AL Republican Party. “Kentucky already has two senators. They don’t need a third.”  That’s a great point.

In the letter to McConnell and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Strange and his colleagues plead for them to keep the filibuster rule that requires 60 votes instead of 51 votes to pass legislation through the Senate.

We are writing to urge you to support our efforts to preserve existing rules, practices, and traditions as they pertain to the right of Members to engage in extended debate on legislation before the United States Senate…Regardless of our past disagreements on that issue, we are united in our determination to preserve the ability of Members to engage in extended debate when bills are on the Senate floor.

No wonder Trump has cooled his already tepid endorsement of Mr. Strange.  Sarah Palin recently endorsed Roy Moore in Alabama’s U.S. Senate race.  At least Moore is educated when it comes to the roll of the filibuster.

I couldn’t agree more, Mr. President. Mitch McConnell should stop hiding behind the filibuster rule and DRAIN THE SWAMP! — Judge Roy Moore (@MooreSenate) August 23, 2017

I think the people should understand that this is a rule—it’s not a Constitutional rule, it’s a Senate rule…The Founding Fathers described when they preferred super majorities on things like vetoes of presidents, overriding a veto, or expelling a member from one of the two houses of Congress or passing a Constitutional amendment. They have a super majority rule which is simply a rule of anything over a majority which is one over half. It’s not in the Constitution. Quite frankly, it’s unconstitutional. And it’s preventing many bills from going through the Senate. They can’t even get to the floor because of the filibuster rule. A filibuster is different. That’s when you protest bills and speak against them. They can have ways to get that restricted but they can’t put a 60-vote rule and cling to that and say that’s what the Constitution says—it isn’t.

The establishment is mad that they can’t pull the same tricks that they used.  Their word means next to nothing and the people are becoming immune to the money they pump into artificial canidates.

  1. Start patching together the whole that years of bad governance put in

If people had any fear that he would start bowing down to the pressure of the uniparty and start parroting party lines, they were sadly mistaken when Trump announced on Twitter that he granted a full pardon to Sherriff Arpaio.

Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the former chief law enforcement officer of Maricopa County, Arizona, was predictably found guilty of criminal contempt for allegedly profiling illegal immigrant Latinos at day workers sites  in violation of a prior court order obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, before a politicized judge G. Murray Snow.

Arpaio gained notoriety for detaining hundreds of undocumented immigrants in a Tent City jail and forcing them to wear pink underwear. The sheriff courted controversy and media attention – calling his own jail a “concentration camp”, serving inmates just two meals a day and selling replica pink underwear to the public.

Both senators from Arizona – both Republicans – criticized the pardon. Senator John McCain said in a statement that Trump’s action “undermines his claim for the respect of rule of law”.  And senator Jeff Flake said on Twitter: “I would have preferred that the president honor the judicial process and let it take its course.”

The problem with the conviction is the backwards court shenanigans used to convict Arpaio.  The federal judge in this case, Snow, was required to recuse himself under federal law. Federal law at 28 U.S.C. § 455(b)(5)(ii) commands a judge to remove himself from a case if an immediate family member “is acting as a lawyer in the proceeding.” Snow’s brother-in-law is a partner at Covington & Burling, which was representing the other side of the lawsuit. Yet not only did Snow refuse to recuse himself, but he also did not even disclose his family’s involvement in the case to the other parties in the lawsuit.

Federal law also specifies that a judge must recuse himself “in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.”   According to court documents, Snow’s wife told a friend that the judge “hates” Arpaio and “will do anything to get [Arpaio] out of office.” This statement was overheard both by the friend’s husband and also by their son.

Arpaio survived the primary election but, with timing that looks too good to be a coincidence, the DOJ publicly announced on October 11, 2016 — the day before early voting began in Arizona — that the Obama administration would prosecute Arpaio on criminal charges (Arpaio was running against Soros money).

Sheriff Arpasio has a number of people that support him.  A petition went around him demanding that the charges be dropped against him.  “After devoting 56-years of his life to upholding and defending the Constitution, Sheriff Arpaio deserves our nation’s eternal gratitude — not jail time,” the petitions read. “The case against him is nothing more than a political witch-hunt.”  40,000 signed petitions calling for an end to the prosecution.

It wasn’t a politically correct move, it was a move he could have made quietly but it shows his supporters that he hears them and it shows the establishment that they can’t control him.

The most efficient way to take down a white walker is to destroy is to destroy the original, the one at the top creating the rest of the white walkers.  That is why it is so important that the Justice Department brings charges against Hillary Clinton.

Trump is winning, and it only a matter of time until all the pieces fall together and the establishment is shattered.