So only a week after being hired as White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has been fired, apparently by the new White House chief of staff John Kelly who replaced Reince Priebus who Scaramucci accused as a WH leaker, which I also believed was the case. And Sean Spicer has been shown the door as WH spokesman.
Rancid Reince Priebus, I also believe that Mike Pence is another WH leaker. Priebus and Pence are Establishment hacks and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if I heard that they as well as other WH staff members were leaking stuff against Trump. What a bunch of clowns.
And now Trump has appointed former DHS paranoid police statist Gen. John Kelly to be chief of staff. You see, former Marine Kelly is going to run a tight ship and any WH staff members who get out of line will be given their pink slips. However, Ivanka Trump tweeted that she is “looking forward to serving alongside John Kelly…” My interpretation of that “alongside” is that the meddling Ivanka, who apparently has input in just about every policy discussion at the White House, may think that Gen. Kelly will welcome her input. I see possible conflict between Ivanka and Kelly, and guess who will survive that conflict? (Heh.)
Anyway, can someone please tell me why Donald Trump is surrounding himself with Establishment flunkies in his administration? He promised to be the bull in the china shop, he promised to rock the boat, and all that stuff. But he is just replicating all the bad parts of past administrations who continued the escalation of America’s decline and the growth of the police state in Amerika. Something must be really wrong with him, or perhaps the “Deep State” a.k.a. national security state have threatened him that he had better be an obedient puppet or else he’ll get the JFK treatment. Something “happened” between November 8th and January 20th, that’s for sure.
And by the way, was it really a good idea to appoint as chief of staff someone like Gen. Kelly who was very upset that Trump fired former FBI director James Comey? Not good. And then there’s Trump’s decision to hire former FBI director Robert Mueller as the special counsel to investigate made-up fake news about non-existent ethics violations or non-existent crimes associated with Russia. Didn’t Trump know that Mueller and Comey are close friends? (Biased much?) And all the staff and investigators that Mueller hired for his fishing expedition are either Democrats or donated money to Democrat candidates such as Hillary Clinton. Not good. (Is there a reason why Mueller and AG Sessions aren’t investigating Clinton and her corrupt Foundation?)
And also this past week, Trump announced that the military will ban transgenders from joining. Good. Then I want them to ban cisgenders from the military. I also hope they ban homosexuals, as well as heterosexuals and all points between. As Laurence Vance frequently asks, why would anyone join the military? After the wars Washington has started against other countries and for no good reason, murdering and injuring millions of innocents overseas and sacrificing young Americans. Don’t be another dupe. Don’t join.
And finally, speaking of someone who did so well in the military, Sen. John McCain returned to Washington to vote against repealing some of the really bad parts of ObamaCare that he promised he would vote yes to repealing. So another betrayal by McCain. And the repeal’s defeat really was all based on his vote. What a schmuck. The Establishment knows that crony corporatist ObamaCare was meant to fail and what they really want is “single payer” or nationalized health care, or “universal health care,” or a government-run medical and insurance system. Naturally, everything else the government runs it runs into the ground. So why would this be any better? Have the hacks in Washington ever actually read Hayek’s “Fatal Conceit“? The statists want the government to have access into the private medical matters of every American because for bureaucrats that means control.