The swamp drains the Trump presidency

lawrence sellin

Thirty states elected Donald Trump President, voters from a district in Maine to Arizona, from Florida to Idaho, representing a broad swath of America.

Yet, when it came to populating his administration, the President “rounded up the usual suspects,” choosing people mainly from New York City or those who live within twenty miles of the Beltway, areas that voted for Hillary Clinton – not to mention the scores of Obama appointees who remain embedded in high level positions.

With the forced departure of Stephen K. Bannon from the Trump Administration, it is clear that a Presidential election can be reversed by the left-wing media collaborating with a hopelessly corrupt political establishment, better known collectively as the Deep State.

The Deep State quickly recognized that the 2016 election was not simply a contest between the Democrat and Republican ideologies, but a battle between the entrenched power of a political ruling class and the desire of the American people for genuine representative government.

When they could not stop the election of Donald Trump, the Deep State planned to thwart the implementation of an America First agenda by dismantling it issue by issue and replacing Trump supporters with Deep State operatives.

The character assassination of opponents conducted by the Deep State through its media mouth-pieces follows a familiar pattern. Denounce that individual either directly or by innuendo of being one or more of the following popular epithets; a Nazi, a racist, an Islamophobe, a Russian stooge, professionally incompetent or being some type of political extremist. After labelling, the media then repeatedly claim that the targeted individual is “isolated” and that his or her position in the administration is “uncertain.”

Sebastian Gorka is next on their list. You only need to read the media headlines, which began immediately after Bannon’s departure, for example, “Seb Gorka’s Fate ‘Extremely Uncertain’ as His Boss Bannon Is Ousted,” an article which noted Gorka’s “involvement with a far-right Hungarian group notorious for its collaboration with the Nazi regime during World War II.”

The Deep State knows full well that it is an effective tactic in Washington, D.C., where politicians maintain a continuous search for scapegoats when their policies, as they often do, fail.

Bannon is correct in noting:

“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over. We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’ll be good days and bad days, but that presidency is over.”

That “something else” is business as usual, political expediency and crony capitalism.

Sadly, Trump supporters may have to start looking elsewhere than the Trump Administration for people to champion their views because those administration champions are rapidly diminishing in number. I can’t say where that elsewhere is, but I know where it isn’t.

The Democrat Party and its propaganda machine, the mainstream media, have adopted an Islamo-Marxist agenda to undermine the United States as a Judeo-Christian-based democracy, to erase our history, our Constitution, our culture, our traditions, all of what “America” has come to mean.

The Republican Party is dominated by globalists, obsessed with the acquisition of personal power and profit, uninterested and unwilling to defend the rights, liberties and security of American citizens. The GOP leadership has solidified its choice to no longer represent what had been its constituency, but to adopt the identity of junior partners in the ruling class, subservient to lobbyists and their international financial overlords.

The challenge that gave rise to the Trump candidacy remains.

We are no longer citizens of a republic, but subjects of an elected aristocracy, composed of a self-absorbed permanent political class, which serves the interests of international financiers at the expense of the American people. They maintain their authority by an ever-expanding and increasingly intrusive government and use a compliant media to manipulate public opinion in order to maintain the illusion of democracy, while controlling elections or their outcomes.

There is indeed still a winning coalition in America; one which, it was hoped, Trump represented; one inclusive of all Americans; one for all those who believe in a simple proposition – honest, representative and effective government.

Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D. is a retired colonel with 29 years of service in the US Army Reserve and a veteran of Afghanistan and Iraq. Colonel Sellin is the author of “Restoring the Republic: Arguments for a Second American Revolution “. He receives email at [email protected].