Secretary Rex Tillerson Begins Deconstructing 7th Floor “Shadow Government” at Dept of State…

The term “shadow government” is not a construct of critics; it’s actually the term the professional bureaucrats within the 7th floor of the Washington DC based Department of State gave to themselves.

The career political operatives who reign within the State Department openly view themselves as a distinctly separate state governing authority, with no attachment to the policies or objectives of the United States presidency or any mere elected official therein.

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For years this group has considered themselves “the untouchables”.

They live a life of high financed indulgence including: massive expense accounts, chartered airline travel, swanky cocktail parties, expense chauffeurs to take their kids to private school, seasonally designed home decor – appointed by only the very best interior designers, personal security to keep the commoners away, tickets to the best venues and reserved seating at elite DC restaurants.

With first rights to the budget expenditures, the 7th floor group finds no indulgence too extravagant for their intellectual elitism.  They demand nothing but the finest because they are the most worthy of the DC professionally privileged – who are more equal than others; and after all, their jobs require them to host and visit like-minded diplomats, and celebrities with exclusive tastes from around the world.

Today, this elite crew collectively choked on their crust-less triangle sandwiches:

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WASHINGTON DC – […]  Much of seventh-floor staff, who work for the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources and the Counselor offices, were told today that their services were no longer needed.

[…]  Two sources also told CBS News that Ambassador Kristie Kenney, the Counselor of the State Department and one of the last remaining senior officials, was informed that she will be let go. She is a career foreign service officer who had served as an ambassador under Presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton. Her staff was told that Secretary Tillerson does not intend to fill the counselor’s position anytime soon.

[…]  “It is irresponsible to let qualified, nonpartisan, experienced people go before you have any idea of their replacement. You can’t do foreign policy by sitting in the White House, just out of your back pocket,” explains Tom Countryman, Former Assistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation who was let go earlier this month.

Countryman worries that the White House is displaying an intent not rely on the State Department for foreign policy in that no one will be in place to challenge the edicts drawn up in the Oval Office.  (read more)

Ah yes, who will remain to “challenge the edicts of the Oval Office“?   Yes, that’s what they see as ‘THEIR JOB’.    Those,.. those… White House vulgarians are merely peon elected officials who represent the far inferior riff-raff types with lesser intellect and class.

Oh, the horror of it all…

These entities see themselves as a complete and separate structure of government. They also function as a complete and separate ideological structure of government:

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Deconstruction and realignment while simultaneously managing/controlling the amount of damage these internal agents will do toward the larger Trump administration objectives is a tenuous undertaking.

Secretary Rex Tillerson is tasked with taking the corrupt and rotting vehicle down to the frame and cutting out the cancerous rust.  This is yet another epic battle with ZERO Washington DC supporters as Trump and T-Rex endeavor through the restoration phase.

We shall now see if the UniParty (Democrat and Republican) will try to impede such an effort:

“There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new order of things. … Whenever his enemies have occasion to attack the innovator they do so with the passion of partisans, while the others defend him sluggishly so that the innovator and his party alike are vulnerable.”

~ Niccolo Machiavelli

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524 Responses to Secretary Rex Tillerson Begins Deconstructing 7th Floor “Shadow Government” at Dept of State…

  1. Shiggz says:

    Romney would be kissing these peoples asses all while they backstabbed him.

    Bush where were you? This crap got worse on your watch.

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    • Don’t you get the feeling that Bush Jr was just a placeholder? Like he had no clue what was going on in our own government. Perhaps even a willing dupe.

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      • tempo150101 says:

        I honestly don’t have a big problem with “most” of what Bush did; Bush would have gone down as a decent President but for Iraq. The neo-Cohens and the neocons really screwed up his legacy. But, as the saying goes, “the buck stops here.” He made the final decision to go.

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      • tempo150101 says:

        Bush would have gone down as a decent President but for Iraq.

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        • bertdilbert says:

          But he ran as the “War President” Blew the crap out of that theory. Other than that what did he do? The Federal Reserve crashed interest rates to create an economy that was based on housing that blew up and created a financial disaster.

          Bush did nothing remarkable.

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          • jogreggre says:

            Actually GW Bush spoke repeatedly about the overheated housing market, and was ignored by Barney Frank and Chris Dodd. And it was the strengthening of the Community Service Act advocated by Janet Reno and (reluctantly) endorsed by Bill Clinton, that ultimately led to the housing market collapse. Also, don’t forget that in 2007 the Dems took over Congress and systematically oversaw the destruction of the rest of the American economy. Pres. Bush’s major failing, is that he signed the legislation that was written by Democrats and passed with Dem. votes.

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            • bertdilbert says:

              So basically, Bush did such a good job as president that the Democrats took over. So by your own admission, Bush was not that great.

              Supposing we eliminate the housing bubble, what exactly would he be remembered for? Nothing remarkable comes to mind.

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          • aguila2011 says:

            Good god people, keep in mind who our choices were … Gore and Kerry. I’d say Bush was the pick of the litter. Maybe a scrawny one but better than the other idiots and criminals for sure. Give it a break already!

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            • Marti says:

              aguila: They are the same purposely scrawny ones that are preselected for us by the Globalist controllers, as they inch forward putting their plans in place for their beloved global government. Until this cycle we have really had no choice. I love this delicious story from SD…..I can just envision T-Rex in their informing these spoiled brats, “you are no longer needed”. Ha – what a hornets nest that has just been knocked over !

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              • cybergal55 says:

                The Deep State: The Unelected Shadow Government Is Here to Stay

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                By John W. Whitehead
                November 10, 2015

                “Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government, owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.” ― Theodore Roosevelt

                America’s next president will inherit more than a bitterly divided nation teetering on the brink of financial catastrophe when he or she assumes office. He will also inherit a shadow government, one that is fully operational and staffed by unelected officials who are, in essence, running the country.

                To be precise, however, the future president will actually inherit not one but two shadow governments.

                The first shadow government, referred to as COG or continuity of government, is made up of unelected individuals who have been appointed to run the government in the event of a “catastrophe.”

                The second shadow government, referred to as the Deep State, is comprised of unelected government bureaucrats, corporations, contractors, paper-pushers, and button-pushers who are actually calling the shots behind the scenes right now.

                The first shadow government, COG, is a phantom menace waiting for the right circumstances—a terrorist attack, a natural disaster, an economic meltdown—to bring it out of the shadows, where it operates even now. When and if COG takes over, the police state will transition to martial law.

                Yet as I point out in my book Battlefield America: The War on the American People, it is the second shadow government, the Deep State, which poses the greater threat to our freedoms. This permanent, corporatized, militarized, entrenched bureaucracy is unaffected by elections, unaltered by populist movements, and beyond the reach of the law.

                This is the hidden face of the police state.

                These two shadow governments, which make a mockery of representative government and the “reassurance ritual” of voting, have been a long time in the making. Yet they have been so shrouded in secrecy, well hidden from the eyes and ears of the American people, that they exist and function in contravention to the principles of democratic government.

                As the following makes clear, these shadow governments, which operate beyond the reach of the Constitution and with no real accountability to the citizenry, are the reason why “we the people” have no control over our government.

                The COG shadow government plan was devised during the Cold War as a means of ensuring that a nuclear strike didn’t paralyze the federal government.

                COG initially called for three teams consisting of a cabinet member, an executive chief of staff and military and intelligence officials to practice evacuating and directing a counter nuclear strike against the Soviet Union from a variety of high-tech, mobile command vehicles. If the president and vice president were both killed, one of these teams would take control, with the ranking cabinet official serving as president.

                This all changed after the attacks of September 11, 2001, when it became clear that there would be no warning against a terrorist attack. Instead of waiting until an attack occurred to mobilize part-time bureaucrats and activate evacuation schemes, George W. Bush opted to change COG and establish a full-time, permanent shadow government, stationed outside the capital, run by permanently appointed (not elected) executive officials.

                COG has since taken on a power—and a budget—of its own.

                Incredibly, under the Obama administration, the plans for the shadow government have expanded and grown far more elaborate and costly than many realize. It is what investigative journalist William M. Arkin refers to as “the latest manifestation of an obsession with government survival.”

                In much the same way that the nation was taken hostage after 9/11 by color-coded terror alerts and “See Something, Say Something” campaigns that transformed us into a fearful, watchful nation of suspects, the government’s efforts to prepare us for a so-called national disaster have, in turn, left us a constant state of near-emergency and acclimated us to the sight of militarized police, military drills on American soil, privatized prisons, the specter of internment camps, and the erosion of constitutional rights, especially as they pertain to so-called “extremists,” domestic or otherwise.

                Study the COG plans carefully, however, and you’ll find that the concern isn’t so much about protecting our government as it is about protecting the nation’s governmental elite.

                As Arkin reports: “Countless billions have been spent on this endeavor over the years, a secret orgy of preparedness going on behind the scenes, one that ensures Washington can defend itself, take care of its own, and survive no matter what.”

                To this end, the government has invested heavily in the “architecture of fear”: massive underground bunkers—the size of small cities—which are sprinkled throughout the country for the government elite to escape to “in case of an imminent nuclear strike so that they can set up a kind of Administration-in-exile, directing every order of business from retaliation to recovery.”

                These bunkers, strategically located around the nation’s capital and in key states, represent a who’s who on the shadow government’s payroll, with every department and agency represented, from the Department of Education and the Trademark Office to the Small Business Administration and the National Archives.

                No sector has been overlooked: military, surveillance, counterintelligence, scientific, political, judicial, corporate contractors, as well as computer programmers, engineers, fire fighters, craftsmen, security guards, branch chiefs, financial managers, supply officers, secretaries and stenographers, all of whom have been entrusted with special ID cards allowing them clearance into the doomsday survival sites. They’ve even included individuals tasked with patent and trademark processing. They even have contingency plans to save priceless works of art.

                The Federal Relocation Arc near Washington DC will reportedly serve as the emergency bunker for “every Cabinet department (and every government organization deemed essential).” Site R, a 700,000-foot facility inside Raven Rock Mountain near Camp David, will serve as a backup Pentagon. Peters Mountain near Charlottesville, Va., is the likely site for the nation’s domestic spies to hide out. Congress will retire to a subterranean facility near the posh Greenbrier resort in West Virginia, which served as an internment facility for Japanese, Italian and German diplomats during World War II. And a 600,000-square-foot complex inside Virginia’s Mount Weather is expected to be the primary relocation site for the White House, the Supreme Court and much of the executive branch.

                Built into the side of a mountain, Mount Weather, near Bluemont, Va., is staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This self-contained facility contains, among other things, a hospital, crematorium, dining and recreation areas, sleeping quarters, reservoirs of drinking and cooling water, an emergency power plant, a radio/television studio and a full-time police and fire department.

                There is also an Office of the Presidency at Mount Weather, which regularly receives top-secret national security information from all the federal departments and agencies. This facility was largely unknown to everyone, including Congress, until it came to light in the mid-1970s. Military personnel connected to the bunker have refused to reveal any information about it, even before congressional committees. In fact, Congress has no oversight, budgetary or otherwise, on Mount Weather, and the specifics of the facility remain top-secret.

                These facilities reinforce a troubling government mindset that treats the American people as relatively insignificant and expendable. Because you know who’s not on the list of key-individuals-to-be-saved-in-the-eventuality-of-a-disaster? You and me and every other American citizen who is viewed as a mere economic unit to be tallied, bought and sold by those in power.

                Not to worry, however. The government hasn’t completely forgotten about us.

                In the event of a “national emergency”—loosely defined as “any incident, regardless of location, that results in extraordinary levels of mass casualties, damage, or disruption severely affecting the U.S. population, infrastructure, environment, economy, or government functions”—the executive branch and its unelected appointees will be given unchecked executive, legislative and judicial power.

                In such an event, the Constitution will effectively be suspended, thereby ushering in martial law.

                However, writing for Radar magazine, Christopher Ketcham suggests that the government won’t have completely forgotten about the rest of us. In fact, Ketcham believes that the government also has plans to imprison hundreds of thousands of “potentially suspect” Americans in detention camps.

                Ketcham describes a program created by the Department of Homeland Security that relies on a database of Americans who might be considered potential threats in the event of a national emergency. Referred to by the code name Main Core, this database reportedly contains the names of millions of Americans who, “often for the slightest and most trivial reason, are considered unfriendly, and who, in a time of panic, might be incarcerated. The database can identify and locate perceived ‘enemies of the state’ almost instantaneously.”

                Sounds unnervingly like the objectives of the government’s new Domestic Terrorism Czar and the Strong Cities network, which will be working to identify and target potential extremists, doesn’t it?

                Under Ketcham’s scenario, if a terrorist attack occurs, the president will declare a national emergency, activating COG procedures and throwing the country into martial law with the shadow government at the helm. The administration will then round up the “dangerous” Americans listed in Main Core and place them in one of the many internment camps or private prisons built for just such an eventuality.

                For all intents and purposes, the nation is one national “emergency” away from having a full-fledged, unelected, authoritarian state emerge from the shadows. All it will take is the right event—another terrorist attack, perhaps, or a natural disaster—for such a regime to emerge from the shadows.

                As unnerving as that prospect may be, however, it is the second shadow government, what former congressional staffer Mike Lofgren refers to as “the Deep State, which operates according to its own compass heading regardless of who is formally in power,” that poses the greater threat right now.

                Consider this: how is it that partisan gridlock has seemingly jammed up the gears (and funding sources) in Washington, yet the government has been unhindered in its ability to wage endless wars abroad, in the process turning America into a battlefield and its citizens into enemy combatants?

                The credit for such relentless, entrenched, profit-driven governance, according to Lofgren, goes to “another government concealed behind the one that is visible at either end of Pennsylvania Avenue, a hybrid entity of public and private institutions ruling the country according to consistent patterns in season and out, connected to, but only intermittently controlled by, the visible state whose leaders we choose.”

                This “state within a state” hides “mostly in plain sight, and its operators mainly act in the light of day,” says Lofgren, and yet the “Deep State does not consist of the entire government.”

                Rather, Lofgren continues:

                It is a hybrid of national security and law enforcement agencies: the Department of Defense, the Department of State, the Department of Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency and the Justice Department. I also include the Department of the Treasury because of its jurisdiction over financial flows, its enforcement of international sanctions and its organic symbiosis with Wall Street.

                All these agencies are coordinated by the Executive Office of the President via the National Security Council. Certain key areas of the judiciary belong to the Deep State, such as the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, whose actions are mysterious even to most members of Congress. Also included are a handful of vital federal trial courts, such as the Eastern District of Virginia and the Southern District of Manhattan, where sensitive proceedings in national security cases are conducted.

                The final government component (and possibly last in precedence among the formal branches of government established by the Constitution) is a kind of rump Congress consisting of the congressional leadership and some (but not all) of the members of the defense and intelligence committees. The rest of Congress, normally so fractious and partisan, is mostly only intermittently aware of the Deep State and when required usually submits to a few well-chosen words from the State’s emissaries.

                In an expose titled “Top Secret America,” The Washington Post revealed the private side of this shadow government, made up of 854,000 contract personnel with top-secret clearances, “a number greater than that of top-secret-cleared civilian employees of the government.”

                Reporting on the Post’s findings, Lofgren points out:

                These contractors now set the political and social tone of Washington, just as they are increasingly setting the direction of the country, but they are doing it quietly, their doings unrecorded in the Congressional Record or the Federal Register, and are rarely subject to congressional hearings…

                The Deep State not only holds the nation’s capital in thrall, but it also controls Wall Street (“which supplies the cash that keeps the political machine quiescent and operating as a diversionary marionette theater”) and Silicon Valley.

                As Lofgren concludes:

                [T]he Deep State is so heavily entrenched, so well protected by surveillance, firepower, money and its ability to co-opt resistance that it is almost impervious to change… If there is anything the Deep State requires it is silent, uninterrupted cash flow and the confidence that things will go on as they have in the past. It is even willing to tolerate a degree of gridlock: Partisan mud wrestling over cultural issues may be a useful distraction from its agenda.

                Remember this the next time you find yourselves mesmerized by the antics of the 2016 presidential candidates or drawn into a politicized debate over the machinations of Congress, the president or the judiciary: it’s all intended to distract you from the fact that you have no authority and no rights in the face of the shadow governments.

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                ABOUT JOHN W. WHITEHEAD

                Constitutional attorney and author John W. Whitehead is founder and president of The Rutherford Institute. His new book Battlefield America: The War on the American People (SelectBooks, 2015) is available online at http://www.amazon.com. Whitehead can be contacted at johnw@rutherford.org.
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          • TheOldBear says:

            GWB=Dud

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        • emmajohnson says:

          Well he might have, until Trump came along and got people researching him more and his family. Since pappy bush was CIA, I believe Bush did the shadow government’s bidding.

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        • He told the base of his party they were bigots when we stopped his blanket amnesty for illegal aliens. Indecent President, IMO.

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      • We MUST Win says:

        When they slander President Trump as being an amateur who’s in over his head it’s total ignorance or good old-fashioned lies. That was actually GWB. Remember the upside down children’s book on 9/11?

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    • HonorDefendBuckeye says:

      Both Daddy Bushie and Shrub Bushie aided and abetted all this. Daddy was one who gave all out support to the new world order and the greatness of government. Shrub grandfathered all the Clinton appointees under the guise of bi-partisan cooperation and creating a new tone. By the end of his terms, he was issuing press releases celebrating his huge increases in government hiring as helping to solve “unemployment.” (Not to mention the TSA which — well I won’t get started on that.)

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    • tellthetruth2016 says:

      T – Rex , His wife Brenda said ” You didn’t know it But you’ve been in a 41 year training period all these years, you were supposed to do this “..
      Anyone who watched his comments to the State Department after the prayer breakfast cannot say it wasn’t one of great speeches ever… it just made me have that much more respect for him than I already had… He will be as great as TRUMP, a man who works just to serve his country because he Loves America and for no other reason ..

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    • Peter says:

      Read Rumsfelds take on it – while Don was cleaning and upgrading Defense, Colin Powell made few changes after 9/11. Business as usual, no realignment. Powell was a puppet of the left, loved big govt, still does.

      Bush had no choice, really. Trump would be I. The same boat if he had 2001 senate – they were a corrupt cast of characters. Bush didn’t have any fight in him, suppose that was his biggest weakness – just go with the flow, annoying.

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      • Tee says:

        Rummy was either a useful idiot puppet or one of the larger cohorts of the CARTELS neo-con movement of spreading gas fires throughout the mideast. You’ed like to think Rumsfeld wasn’t THAT stupid which means he knew what he was doing and is part and parcel of the BushClinton crime family of corrupt world global monopoly. If Rumsfeld ever “came clean” it would sure make for an interesting story.

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  2. rsanchez1990 says:

    No one has been in place to challenge the edicts of the oval office. Otherwise, we wouldn’t have the mess in Ukraine and we wouldn’t have ISIS.

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  3. Miss America says:

    I can hardly believe what I’m reading.

    How many were fired, do you suppose?

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  4. sagatel says:

    ”That question was insulting. Sit down”.
    Love it.

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  5. LKA in LA says:

    Lol. The “White House Crashers” are in above painting!
    Thank you Sundance for the knowledge and laughs.

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  6. Disgusted says:

    I sure don’t want these nothings who’ve accomplished nothing for their country to waltz off with outrageous PENSIONS their unions set in place, but that is what I expect will be the case for them!

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    • jogreggre says:

      These people were directing policy which was costing us many many billions of dollars and much of that policy was not in America’s best interest. The pensions are small potatoes, but after all, they are parasites, it’s what they do.

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  7. Mickey Wasp says:

    What impeccable timing … Just after Tillerson arrives back from overseas after meeting with European allies and Russian FM Lavrov and … Pompeo made the diplomatic rounds in the Middle East and WikiLeaks drops the CIA interference in Europe’s elections and … Mattis told NATO that the US could “moderate” its commitment if members don’t meet spending targets ….

    Well, Sec of State Tillerson, I hope you went with a detail of Secret Service / US Marshall personnel and collected all the US Tax-Payer electronic devices … one knows they will disappear and / or get ‘bleached bit’ if left in the wrong hands.

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  8. toriangirl says:

    This is how I envision the 7th floor when they were escorted out of the building today.

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  9. tempo150101 says:

    Those people on the 7th Floor plot regime changes and war. Why the h*ll is the State Department plotting military actions? This is indeed a big part of the cancer and their actions since November haven’t helped their cause.

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  10. 2x4x8 says:

    Ring……….
    Hello?
    Kanye would you help me Make America Great Again?

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  11. deplorable says:

    Maybe if the USA would stop destabilizing other countries, sticking its nose in other countries business, and trying to be the world’s policeman we wouldn’t need such a large State Department.

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    • 2x4x8 says:

      the Cartel needs a large State Dept
      (its almost Caturday)

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    • Angus says:

      Deplorable says that my extensive foreign service experience based on eating at Olive Garden and watching the Game of Thrones qualifies me to bray as loudly as I can although I can’t name the countries that border the USA, nor explain what NATO is.

      But Deplorable has a participation award and graduated from Havard Law with Obama.

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    • Sam says:

      Bureaucracies metastasize regardless of mission. It’s the nature of the beast due largely to empire building, ambition and ego.

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  12. toriangirl says:

    This is how I envision the folks on the 7th Floor after they learned the news.

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  13. Shiggz says:

    Normally is say let’s reflect on how they will use this against us next time they are in power. But so often answer answer they already have been doing this for decades.

    The other times…well just ask pizza shop owners in indiana they are playing a zero sum game for keeps.

    The paralyzing fear thought that defending yourself will only make them more viscous is 100% abusive relationship talk.

    The truth in that fear though is now that we have stood up to our abusers we better defang and disable them before the cops leave or there will be hell to pay!

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  14. William Ford says:

    Why do presidents tolerate this treasonous behavior? Fire all of them and start over from scratch. I’m sure State could run well with 1/3 the staff. Those who can’t be fired due to union protection, transfer to an office in Alaska…they’ll resign. This time they picked a fight with the wrong guy.

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    • Athena the Warrior says:

      Presidents in the past were beholden to money people who were likely connected to the 7th floor. Only Potus Trump owes no one except us the American people.

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      • elize says:

        Indeed. Shadow dwellers when they heard Trump won the election….”Where’s that file of dirt I ordered on Trump?”

        Aides come in with boxes of decade old tabloids.

        Shadow dweller enraged: “This is it????? Everyone already knows all this shit about him.”

        Aide: /shrug I’m just a low paid dirt digger

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    • Reality Wins says:

      I think the State Department needs satellite offices on the south side of Chicago. Send the traitors there to broker a peace between Chicago gangs.

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  15. Joan says:

    Those 7th floor firings will probably end up on CNN but they won’t be able to continue their lavish lifestyles.

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  16. Athena the Warrior says:

    I don’t think Tommy Countryman is very happy right now:

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  17. Sandra says:

    Look at Kristie Kenney’s wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kristie_Kenney

    Tell me how someone goes from being a White House tour guide to being a career Ambassador to so many different countries. Oh, wait. Ambassador Kenney is married to Assistant Secretary of State William Brownfield, who is also a Career Ambassador.

    I hear the sound of something draining. 🙂

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  18. tempo150101 says:

    I would love to have been a fly on the wall while Trump was talking to Tillerson about taking the Secretary of State job. (Maybe I should have worked for the NSA.) I would love to hear the planning behind what Trump thought needed to be done and how it was going to be accomplished.

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  19. elize says:

    EPA next please!

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      I look forward to substantial changes in the BLM as well

      Liked by 12 people

      • Wavetheshales says:

        Yep.. We can get rid of BLM, and get rid of BLM, as well…..

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      • KH says:

        and frankly a few overdue pardons or at least commutations of sentences for a dozen people out west. Come on Trump get on that, it’s just a signature I bet the paper work has already been filed – then again the Obama hold overs have probably buried such.

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      • In AZ says:

        I know many want the Bureau of Land Management to be dismantled. Thst is not a good idea. No doubt the BLM needs to be restructured, new leadership, etc.

        The Federal Government acquired the majority of these lands because states could not afford to clean up polluted areas, other issues were in play, etc. So the states begged the Federal Government to take the lands.

        If all Federal Lands are returned to the states, many states have it in their laws that the land must be sold to fund schools and other things.

        The land is sold for pennies on the dollar and in huge acreage at a time, therefore only millionaires can buy the land.
        The Koch brothers are salivating over these lands. The Koch brothers will buy every piece of state land in every state. They have said so. This is not good as they will then control forests, minerals, water, etc.
        Also the majority of public lands will shrink and there would be limited areas for hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, etc. The Koch brothers will not keep the lands available to the public.

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    • Gil says:

      This one will be epic because these in the epa are low brow and fully nuttier than a squirrel

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  20. Mickey Wasp says:

    Deep State vs. Donald Trump ~ https://consortiumnews.com/2017/01/28/deep-state-vs-donald-trump/
    Political Tactics
    Artemis Capital presciently describes Trump’s likely political tactics: “Trump knows that if you can’t win [as matters stand], then you change the rules of the game – this is what he has already done with American politics – and what he is about to do to the entire Post-Bretton Woods World Order. If you really want to know a person, watch what they do, and not what they say … or what they tweet … the rants and twitter storms are part of a strategy of media control and distraction.
    Trump’s business career was largely comprised of three core strategies:
    1) Leverage
    2) Restructure
    3) Brand … in that order.

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    • jogreggre says:

      One of the (many) things that is driving the media crazy, is that Trump’s supporters know when to listen to what he says, and when to ignore it. That we don’t give a d about whether of not it was raining on inauguration day, or how many more Electoral College votes Trump received than previous R presidents (all we cared about was that he got to 270) is just beyond the understanding of the bean counters in the press.

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  21. Joan says:

    It has not even been a month since the inauguration of President Trump – and just look at all that he has done. Mind boggling.

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  22. Truth-hammer says:

    Tillerson is doing a concourse restoration the same as you do with a vintage automobile. Good for him and us.

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  23. David says:

    Just like Trump, Tillerson is not a politician and he probably can’t stand a half of those D.C. Swampers.

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  24. Alison says:

    At least half these career grifters will show up on MSM to enlighten us peasants as to the many ways Trump is failing. Too bad we no longer care, listen, believe.

    This is what winning looks like. Thank you T-Rex!

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  25. TwoLaine says:

    #NoMoreBondo
    #T-RexRules

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  26. matt says:

    “that some referred to as the Shadow Government” — that’s not them referring to themselves as that, but others.

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  27. angryduc says:

    McCain’s speech at the Munich Security Conference
    Referencing Ewald von Kleist …

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    • KBR says:

      My take on McCain’s speech:
      One must comprehend whom it is that McCain sees as
      1)”our adversaries”
      2)”our own morally superior values”
      3) “the West”
      4) “the New World Order”

      1) In order to do so, one must see what (and thus whom) McCain lists as adversaries
      A) “protectionism” described as “beggar thy neighbor protectionism vs.”open markets”
      B) “nationalist passions” as causing “World Order fracture”
      C) “nationalism” as the opposite of “Universal values”
      D) “sectarianism” (religion as an opposite of “Universal values”)
      E) “blood” (family members as an opposite of “Universal values”)
      F) “race” (ties to one’s historic ancestry as an opposite of “Universal values”)
      G) “hardening sentiment towards ‘refugees, immigrants, minorities, especially Muslims”

      2) Given the listed adversaries in part 1), the part

      2) “morally superior values” espoused by McCain are actually amoral or immoral

      A) protectionism,
      is a leftist construct of negativity whereby one should NOT protect one’s own:
      whether that means to NOT protect one’s own nation, people, state, tribe, county, neighborhood, extended family, family, spouse, child nor grandchild, nor indeed one’s self: but rather sacrifice all of the above willingly in the Communist/Globalistic Manifesto of the NWO to which McCain so clearly belongs.

      B) Nationalist Passions
      Our love for the USA is a Nationalist Passion. One which McCain apparently abhors.

      C) Nationalism
      Nationalism, as another leftist dirty word, came under a strong negative connotation as leftists deliberately equated nationalism and Nazi-ism following WWII, during Communist infiltration of the USA: however without the “Nationalist Passion of the USA” during WWII, *when our entire nation was strongly pro-USA*, WWII might have seen a different outcome.

      D) Sectarianism
      This is a word with utterly anti-religious tones. McCain uses “sectarianism” to hide the fact that his NWO does not tolerate Christianity through any of its sects/Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholicism, and so on. Also the word “sectarian” can include all other religions in the world: but for one. In the same paragraph, McCain singles out one “religion-totalarian” group as apparently included within in “his morally superior Universal/NWO:” Muslim. McCain and his ilk, see all religion (exception Muslim/totalitarian) as anti-Universal values. (So who is the moral god of the NWO: it could be none other than Evil/Satan.)

      E) Blood, as in blood ties
      This word, used in this way, clarifies that even one’s own blood, one’s own immediate and extended family should not be protected, cherished, loved with passion: all must be surrendered to the McCain-claimed “morally superior NWO’s universal values.”
      (Christians will recognize this as a counter-claim to the Christian’s devotion to Christ, and thus see it as completely immoral and Satanic.)

      F) Race
      We all have seen total divisiveness the NWO/left has caused using cries of “racism” even when race was not at issue at all. (Such as anti-Muslim being called racist, when in fact any race might be Muslim)
      Yet Race, in essence and in reality, is simply one’s genealogy which might or might not show up in the skin tone. As such, race-as-genealogy, (yours might surprise you!) is also connected to the larger family-group. We are not to love our own larger family-groups, nor are we to revere the ancestry which lives right now in our own DNA-makeup. Thus in hating our race-as-genealogy, we must then hate ourselves, our very biological make-up, and the children who come forth from it.

      G) McCain’s worry about a “Hardening sentiment towards refugees, immigrants, minorities and especially Muslims” that would upset the founder of the NWO…

      The leftist/Universal/NWO construct of “moral superiority” still relies heavily upon leftist politically-correct constructs, as an be clearly seen in this ridiculous statement.
      It amounts to NWO-slavery of citizens of the US and other nations, in that these citizens are required to pay for their own destruction by mass invasions, just because some “self-proclaimed moral-superiors” demand we call them “refugees, immigrant, minorities” instead of what they are: INVADERS!

      3) “the West” as McCain sees it
      McCain calls the Globalist desire to run the world, blending ME-Africa-Mexico-French-Anglo-(all others) into “that-which-can-be-more-easily-ruled”
      “The West”
      To McCain and his ilk, “the West” is, in reality, the target. Yet the NWO via McCain, lays claim to the name “the West.”

      We need to take the West and the name “the West” back from them!
      McCain’s claim that “the West” was so named “from the ashes of” WWII. That is a LIE.
      “The West” was utilized from the times of antiquity meaning “Europe.”
      When the continents now called North and South America were discovered (officially)
      “The West” took on a larger meaning.

      West is a direction. It does not belong to McCain to define.

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      • KBR says:

        I forgot to mention that McCain, following his propaganda, includes as his allies, who would be speaking the same garbage (whether they agreed or not!) Mattis, Pence, Kelly, and “Bipartisan Congressional Delegation.”

        He also mentioned many times “coming to Munich year in and year out.” (His opinion, obviously, is that, since he has attended many times, his voice is more worthy. Than any other, including POTUS, no doubt.

        For he maligns any who did not attend, in this:
        “American leaders” he says, **who cared enough** to travel to Munich this weekend…”

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      • angryduc says:

        Agree, the speech is antithetical to ideas of sovereignty and our Declaration of Independence. McCain has deep delusions of grandeur.

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  28. elize says:

    Before Trump it was boring to watch the news, now it’s entertainment 24/7 watching them hyperventilate.

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    • bobalexander1950 says:

      Boy, you got that shit right!!! Hey, I used to find WH press conferences extremely boring, now I record every one! Life is good…

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    • shallbe4 says:

      My favorite TV personality is Lou Dobbs — he’s on our side. I Try to watch Tucker as well. Listen to Rush in the morning. Staying away from the leftist haters is uppermost in my viewing and listening decisions. Why depress myself? Then of course I read The Conservative Treehouse because without fail its the most honest assessment of what’s going on from our point of view.

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  29. Mickey Wasp says:

    John Maudlin of Maudlin Economics provides this comment:

    “If you listen to the media you might have the impression that the Trump transition team is in complete disarray. Talking with leaders of the transition team certainly didn’t leave me with that impression. They have broken the transition process down into over 30 departments and have created a ‘landing document’ for each department. The analogy they are using is that this process is like planning an invasion, and they are going to hand the landing document off to the ‘beachhead teams’ who will then execute the plans.

    “I was briefly allowed to look at (without actually being able to read) the plan for one cabinet-level department. It appeared to be about 100 pages plus of serious detail as to exactly what executive orders would need to be removed and added, what personnel would have to be replaced (both appointees and regular staff), what policies would need to be changed, and so forth.

    “I was told that this level of planning was being done for every department. When I asked a key person how much of the overall plan would likely come to fruition, I got a rueful smile and a shrug. ‘If we even get half of this done in the first few years, that will be major reform’… “

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  30. According to Wikipedia, the duties and responsibilities of the U.S. Department of State include “… [advancing] U.S. objectives and interests in the world through its primary role in developing and implementing the President’s foreign policy.” (Notice the word “President”)

    According to the State Department’s website, “The Department’s mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.” (Notice the complete lack of the word “President”)

    Seems Wikipedia was wrong again… 😉

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  31. I’d be interested to know names and compensation…

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    • Here’s his pay…

      2014 Program Management EX-03 $178,690 $0 Washington, District of Columbia

      https://www.federalpay.org/employees/department-of-state/countryman-thomas-more

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      • Wavetheshales says:

        “So you’re (the) Countryman?”
        “Yes.”
        “Well then, get out of the country, man.”

        (Apologies to the Three Stooges and “Malice in the Palace”…..).

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      • jogreggre says:

        There must be all sorts of other benefits, beyond the base pay. As described by Sundance, these were mighty high flyers. Perhaps housing allowances, or actual homes? Cars, drivers, stipends for constant travel. Of course they were doubtless wined and dined endlessly by foreign dignitaries and perhaps lobbyists as well? Were they permitted to receive gifts? They probably never had to pick up a check and may have even been comped for any non-business related dining, because of the heavyweights that they could direct to those establishments? Also, the embassies in Washington have packed social calendars, as did the Obama White House. Just endless parties. If any of this were widely publicized, many Americans would be horrified, primarily because one way or the other, American taxpayers pay for every single cent of it, e.g. foreign aide, poor/costly government policy that benefits certain corporations and foreign governments, but is detrimental to United States citizens either indirectly or immediately via our Treasury.

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  32. alliwantissometruth says:

    Hey, excuse me…… yeah, you guys & gals, on the 7th floor, you in the UniParty, you in the Deep State, all of you, I’ve got a message for ya…

    Listen, we can do this the easy way, or the hard way. It’s up to you, but understand one thing, it’s over. The party’s f***ing over. Ya got it?

    You people have been using, stealing from & raping not only your own country for decades, but other countries around the world. You’ve been using & abusing the wealth & power we, the true owners of this land, have bestowed on you for the purpose of looking out for our interests

    And what have you done with that wealth & power? Were you grateful for the gifts & did you take care of the peoples business?

    No, you did not

    So what did you do?

    You filthy, morally bankrupt & corrupt scumbags decided you could get even more wealth & power by scheming & working with the soulless globalist entities who would scoop up the rest of the worlds wealth & resources & turn our planet into a soulless labor camp for their benefit

    You sh*t on your own country, your own people & yes, your own children’s futures for what? A few more dollars, a few more limo rides, a few more cocktail parties?

    Disgusting, despicable & grotesque don’t begin to describe your utter lack of humanity & your bankrupted souls

    So screw the lot of you. Get it through your heads, it’s over. The people are no longer asleep. Your media has been exposed. One of your own is no longer in the seat of power

    Yeah, you’ve still got a lot of money & some influence in certain area’s, but that won’t last. We the people had begun weeding you out 2 years ago & our President will now bring in the industrial mower

    So do yourselves a favor. Realize it’s over & get the hell out of the peoples way. We’re over 100 million strong & counting. We’re wide awake & stand firmly behind President Trump. Nothing you have in your arsenal can defeat us

    So lay down your weapons, your weapons of corruption, deceit, subversion & sedation against the American people, & walk away

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  33. Also, as I’m still perusing state.gov, there’s still not a single mention of “radical Islamic terrorism” or a mention of “Islam” period under “The Global Coalition to Counter ISIL” (https://www.state.gov/s/seci/index.htm).

    It would seem the web administrators need to do some fixin’, but as a web guy myself I would gladly donate my time to making the necessary changes… you know, to save taxpayer money! 😉

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  34. Marygrace Powers says:

    BEST HEADLINE TODAY/

    “IT’S A BLOODBATH AT THE STATE DEPARTMENT”

    By Daniel Halper
    February 17, 2017 | 9:16am/

    “Many of those let go were on the building’s seventh floor — top-floor bigs — a symbolically important sign to the rest of the diplomatic corps that their new boss has different priorities than the last one.”

    http://nypost.com/2017/02/17/rex-tillerson-fires-top-officials-at-state-department/

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  35. R. Collins says:

    Know what it takes to be a career ambassador at State. Knee pads.

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  36. drdeb says:

    Excellent report, Sundance. Multiple MSM sources are running an almost identical article-funny how that always goes- White House removes six staffers after failing FBI background checks. The only person they named was the daughter of Trump Florida. I wonder if these are the same people. No source listed their names.

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  37. Sam says:

    That sure looks like Blutarsky in the background. I can ID most of the participants in the bacchanalia depicted in the picture.

    I was wondering what T Rex has been doing at State. Now I know and I doubt he’s finished that particular task. The firings will most likely expose some of the shadow’s secondary collaborators who may be trying to stir up trouble once they get over the shock of losing their patrons.

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    • shallbe4 says:

      Tillerson can fire as many people as he thinks necessary but someone knows exactly who is responsible for this because only a few of the State Department employees are set up to hack Trump and his staff’s e-mail.

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  38. rumpole2 says:

    Tillerson..
    Does NOT look like a felt puppet, or a guy who enters bicycle races.
    Does not look stupid enough to install a private server in his toilet, or bash cell phones with a hammer.
    Trump’s SOS starts WAY ahead of Obama’s two picks.

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  39. LP says:

    Timing.
    Someone or several posted the wee attempt at humour by CNN showing President Trump at his press conference where the sound was replaced by music conducted by the maestro.

    A rare if inadvertent recognition of the truth.

    An orchestra only performs at top ability guided by the skilled and instinctual timing of the conductor bringing disparate sounds into a melodious whole.

    Symphony No. 7, was a tour de force.

    “Patience is power.
    Patience is not an absence of action;
    rather it is “timing”
    it waits on the right time to act,
    for the right principles
    and in the right way.”
    ― Fulton J. Sheen

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  40. jogreggre says:

    A mini-power couple (not nearly as important as the 7th Floorr Group at State) in DC got divorced a few years ago, and the wife’s cell calendar got introduced as evidence and was somehow released to the public. What was astonishing is that they attended parties at Washington’s finest restaurants and hotels multiple times a week, each and every week. The parties are hosted by lobbyists and for the State Dept Brass, toss in the endless Embassy parties. A single dinner at any of these parties costs the host more than the average American family spends per week for groceries. And remember, American taxpayers are paying for every cent of this. Lobbyists get policies passed into (sometimes bad) law. foreign government’s are jockeying for foreign aid and foreign policy beneficial to their countries.

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    • Your tour guide says:

      Worked at a hotel near an airport when in school. This was prior to tax law changes, so
      the deductible 3 martini lunch was still in place. The help received NO comps from the
      hotel. Full price meals, cokes. At airport prices.

      When high level executives came in ( Emory Worldwide was a big account), the top
      players got things comped right and left. Emory DID pick up the tab for $20,000
      worth of rack of lamb, pool parties, booze for entertaining 30 clients for a seminar for a
      week. To us worker bees it was more then depressing to watch corporate CEOs get
      the tab picked up for thousands of dollars worth of goodies. I think the average Joe
      that can’t afford to take the wife and kids out to dinner would be less then sympathetic
      if they saw how some persons ( supposedly in our employ) are routinely wined and dined.

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  41. LadyRavenSDC says:

    When Mr. Rutherford wrote this a year and a half ago – he probably never believed a “Donald Trump” was ever going to come along. https://www.rutherford.org/publications_resources/john_whiteheads_commentary/the_deep_state_the_unelected_shadow_government_is_here_to_stay

    Dear Lord – please, please watch over President Trump and may we each do our part to help him rid this country of EVIL! Amen

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  42. zephyrbreeze says:

    Shock and Awe 2.0

    While I was listening to Trump speak at the press conference, I thought, the press still has no idea what they’re up against. They still have their puny brains competing against Trump.

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  43. Marie English says:

    Pray for Pres Trump and his family and all the wonderful people who have put there plans on hold to get this beautiful, wonderful USA back on the straight and narrow!!!!!!!!!!

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    • jogreggre says:

      When it comes to foreign policy, I see Israel as a decided friend, primarily because they are a democracy (and America should defend liberty), and more importantly, the only democracy in the region. Also, they allow America to have a toehold (our military is allowed to use their airbases) in an otherwise hostile and dangerous region. Then there is the personal thought, that they’ve worked hard to build a thriving country in a region where much land lies fallow, and are surrounded by countries whose primary mission in life is to destroy Israel. And, the hugely disproportionate number of scientific and medical advances that have been contributed by Israeli scientists.

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  44. cybergal55 says:

    Oh my, THANK YOU PRESIDENT TRUMP! You are drawing the swamp! These pompous employees! Evil, blood sucking leeches feeding their greed off of tax payer money! Please hire good people! Patriots are needed! Secure IT! Our State Department needs to be flushed and new IT restrictions, debugging…..

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  45. SpanglishKC says:

    BOOM!
    I just looked at the “painting” Sundance included at top of article a little more closely. Holy smokes, that is brutal. This crop of cretans make Caligula seem down right saintly.

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    • helix35 says:

      Every time something great like this happens (and its been happening a lot lately) I think back to the campaign when the rap on Trump was that “he isn’t a ‘true’ conservative.” Can you imagine any of those “true conservative” sons of Soros running against him doing any thing remotely like this? Thank God for DT.

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      • Like the left, the right has become a dead weight, all talk, no action relecks.

        We are deplorable. Deal with it.

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        • E C says:

          When they said there’s not a damns worth of difference between both sides I was in denial for a long time. But there is no denying the obvious. They are two sides of the same coin.

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      • scottiegram says:

        Me, too! Can’t tell you how often I say the same thing!

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      • sessinpo says:

        While I applaud what he has done and is trying to do, there remains a huge problem that no one is addressing and I find it quite short sighted. What happens after Trump is gone. Will the next presidents then reverse what Trump is doing?

        My point being is that government never should have gotten this big, powerful and wasteful that it has to be cleaned up like it needs now. The concerns of the founding fathers have been laid aside along with The Constitution. Something needs to change so that doesn’t happen again.

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        • Travis McGee says:

          As in the past it will be up to the people. We complacently let the politicians screw things up to this point and we are now trying to do something about it. If Trump continues winning and bitch slapping the opposition then other pearl clutching spineless politicians might come on board and we might have a chance. In the meantime keep your powder dry.

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          • no-nonsense-nancy says:

            You’re right. We people need to make sure that after Trump’s terms are over that we never allow the kind of person to be elected that will bring back the agencies that swell the government. It is up to us.

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            • deplorabledaveinsocal says:

              Watch also what President Trump is doing – working to change the culture: one America, one people, etc. He is also modeling behavior in his actions – I doubt most of us could keep up with his schedule. Notice how he speaks. I love the image Sundance posted of the apple icon with the bite as President Trump and the caption think differently. I saved that image for myself. You hear people make the comment they are out of the box thinkers. When I hear that, I say they are box thinkers. I tell people there is no box, unless you build it and put yourself in it and then limit yourself. President Trump epitomizes that there is no box. His comment “we will start at the impossible…” demonstrates he is focused on what can be, instead of what it is. I could ramble on. The more I see of President Trump, the more I have come to realize how gifted a leader he is.

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              • Yvonne Russell says:

                Trump taught his apprentice candidates the same thing. ‘”If you run up against a wall, I expect you to go through it. Never, Never give up.'” He raised his own daughter, Ivanka with the same philosophy. So he is consistent – not made up for special effect. And I agree with Travis. It is up to the people to pay attention and vote in the decent people. However, the problem that remains has been stated in a quote from John Adams, one of founding fathers when he said. “Our Constitution is designed only for a moral and religious people.” Those that don’t follow the laws of God which are the laws of civilization, will not vote in the correct people. That’s the worry we have. We must keep him in our prayers.

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              • Robert Veklotz says:

                Well said. I agree completely.

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          • Cecero says:

            Hey Trav, still living on your house boat, down in FT. Lauderdale? I envy you man!

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        • chojun says:

          The answer is that it depends on how successful Mr. Trump is during his administration. If he’s highly successful, ‘Trump’ will become the next ‘Reagan’ standard that politicians will be held to. BTW I was predicting this would be the case before the election. I think Trump will be (or at least realistically has the potential to be) one of the most decisive, consequential presidents in 100 years.

          If he’s successful in draining the swamp then I think the swamp will stay drained for quite some time. However the critical thing is that once the swamp is drained Trump MUST… *MUST* return the power back to the people. For example, abolishing the dept. of Energy/EPA/Education, etc and passing congressional term limits, establishing a constitutionalist court and encourage a number of precedent-building SCOTUS cases that more firmly establish states’ rights.

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          • Trumpinalong says:

            @chojun…forced term limits is taking the power away from the people. I know most of the politicians don’t listen to us now, but how do you think it would be if they didn’t have to face re-election?
            Getting Brat in over Cantor saved our nation. How? The House was going to pass the Gang of 8 Amnesty bill later that week. After Cantor lost, they yanked it from the floor. Why. BECAUSE MANY OF THEM FACED AN ELECTION IN THE NEAR FUTURE. Do you think they would have yanked it if they didn’t face re-election?

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          • Why do people want term limits? Usually because politicians are profiting from their position of being able to create laws. If the laws had a term limit, a pull-by date, that would decrease their monetary value. Limit the physical length of laws, limit how long they can be in effect, and you limit the ability of politicians to get monetary compensation for those laws. If the law is really really good, then there are two paths: One is to make it a Constitutional Amendment, and the other is for the various States to make it into a State Law.

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          • RG says:

            Return power back to the states…well, I am all in for that but I do worry about Minnesota, California, Colorado, Oregon, Washington State and Illinois. Perhaps in 8 years they can produce some conservative leaders and change their way of thinking, but until that happens, I am happy to trust Trump & Company.

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            • Bruce says:

              When the people in those leftist states see everyone around them prospering, they will either change their states, or collaps along with them. I’m fine either way.

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            • soapweed says:

              RG: We’ll get back to normal as soon as you folks help keep the calif. types from invading our turf……. our backhoes have busy, can’t keep up. Soapweed in colo.

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          • woodscreeper says:

            Congressional term limits are in the original constitution: Article 1 Section 2 Clause 2 Read carefully (triple negatives), there is NO incumbency in the US House.

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            • Lew Patrick says:

              Woody….You are one of the few who has figured this out. As it says in Section II and III of Article 1, ” and who shall not when elected be an inhabitant of the state from which he was chosen.” Go to Black’s Law Dictionary and look up the meaning of inhabitant….”a legal resident”….plug that into the above quote. This is the reason Washington D.C. is not a state but a Federal Zone. The seat of government. The newly elected Congressman is required to move his legal residence to Wash DC. He is not a legal resident of the district/state where he was elected. Therefore, at the end of his term he is not eligible for re-election.

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        • BOB says:

          I am just thankful we are able to have elected someone who will bring change.
          If the American people follow through we will have the Whitehouse for the next 16 years at the least which is plenty of time to drain the swamp and possibly install term limits which would put a halt to carrier politicians and a big part of the “swamp”.

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        • I worry about that, too. One big piece is cleaning up the voter databases, get rid of vote by mail and computer voting, clean out the illegals and anti-American Muslim immigrants, outlaw Sharia law on our soil, and institute a strong national voter ID law like what Mexico has. Fingerprint (or retina scan), apply in person, pickup in person, nothing by mail. That way only real Americans get to vote.

          Many other issues, education being another biggie. So many young people are badly educated and brainwashed, including some of my own nieces and nephews, how do you change that in a short period of time? But if the economy does well and jobs come back, they may realize the benefits of real prosperity, which most of them have not experienced in their lifetimes.

          But honestly, we are also dealing with a spiritual issue here. Abortion and gay marriage remain the law of the land. It’s almost like we need a new constitution that protects our Christian cultural heritage and moral law. In that respect, Putin has the right idea in not allowing multiculturalism, but asserting the Russian Orthodox character of Russian culture, and requiring anyone who lives there to respect it, too. Or you don’t get to stay.

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          • Rev.Bro. Generik Broderick says:

            You persuade them. I highly recommend the blog of Scott Adams. He explains all in a very fun to read format.

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          • icdb65 says:

            since you can’t beat something with nothing we need a Christian constitutional convention to agree on going forward. Well defined goals of limited government under the Christians God.

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          • RG says:

            We must start with mini-classes that allow people to learn what they missed over the past 24-32 years while being educated by progressive liberals. Of course, they would be voluntary but so many feel so dumb and they don’t know what to think about life today. Volunteer to teach a basic class on the constitution or economics or perhaps even a civics class. We must re-educate as the democrats have done for a long, long time.

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        • Smif says:

          Term limits for ALL

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        • Paul Keller says:

          No this is why the mid-terms are now critical executive actions legal or not can be overturned with a pen stroke thanks to Harry Reid simple majority is all you need to pass these into law then when Trump- Pence are nearly done pass a law that you have to have sixty votes (original rule) and pass it into law, if it ever got to 60 Dem senators again to change it, it would probably mean the folks were done with the Republicans. that could happen in 20 years maybe 100 who knows bottom line Obama was a moron, Trump’s IQ is 152

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        • freepetta says:

          Right now basque in the glory…. Drain that Swamp!

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        • Trumpinalong says:

          @sessinpo it will require us taking back our schools and culture. Teaching about our Judeo -Christian roots and putting God back in school.
          It will require shutting down mass immigration permanently and outlawing islam.

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        • Virgo says:

          Not to wish away the present, but since you mention it, let me paint a nightmare scenario for Democrats: Eric or Donald junior (sequentially or at the same time), Ivanka or Jared, followed by any of their considerable issue. Not saying dynastic presidency is a great idea, but in these cases, the individuals already have visible political skills we haven’t seen since the Kennedys. Contrast this with the Clintons whose only common talents were in graft and corruption.

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        • yy4u says:

          sessinpo — The next presidents will not be able to repopulate the swamp immediately. It took Bush, Clinton and Bush 20 years to fill it up. Obama got greedy. He pushed the “new world order” (i.e. one world government and loss of national sovereignty) too hard and we the people woke up in time to elect DJT.

          IMHO it was almost over for us, almost done, and had Hillary been elected in 2008 instead of Obama, we’d probably be Merkel’s Germany by now. She would not have pushed so hard because she doesn’t hate America the way Obama obviously does. He imply moved too fast, did too many things that enraged enough Americans to carry DJT to victory (in the electoral college).

          Had Hillary been elected in 2008 we probably wouldn’t have had a President Trump but rather a President Jeb! or maybe this time a President Obama who then would have administered the coup d’grace.

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        • KitKat says:

          He said today at the rally that he was implementing “change for the ages” like never before … real peace and real prosperity …

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        • BA says:

          Time to drain the swamp-Washington DC. Now!

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        • Karen Kovaz says:

          Hopefully the next president (following 8 successful year of President Trump) will be Ted Cruz. If Ted Cruz is to follow Trump, we have a chance to restore our country to Constitutional Conservatism. There will continue to be hostile resistance from the left but if President Trump succeeds in implementing his agenda that will improve the lives of all Americans, conservativism will prevail in elections when the citizens experience freedom and prosperity as our great Founders intended for America.

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      • fakenoozisforfools says:

        Your use of quotes around true conservative are appropriate. I challenge anyone to name a true conservative who ran for POTUS in 2016 (or any other year for that matter).

        Whether or not it is even possible a true conservative could ever get elected is not the point right now. We didn’t need a conservative. We needed a guy and his team who could get things that needed doing done. Build the wall. Drain the swamp. Send the fakenooz media into a mad frenzy. The full Trump team isn’t even on the field yet and they’ve already gained yardage. For now, I see no reason to question my vote on 11/8/16.

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      • bobalexander1950 says:

        Trump has shown them the way to get over their fear, though!

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      • frankhblog says:

        “Can you imagine any of those “true conservative” … doing any thing remotely like this?”

        It’s like Christmas morning every day… The 7th Floor getting gutted, “this is better than imagined”, we are SO fortunate… And thanks Sundance for keeping us informed. Wow.

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    • RIP Dandy Don. He was great, as was Howard (always remember him from the fights – would be great to hear him announcing a blow-by-blow takedown of the press and the swamp…..).

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    • tome says:

      The results of the Washington DC. vote is because they don’t wanting anybody rocking their boat. They feel safe with a crooked government but somebody worth the job is going to dump the worthless bunch that is feeding out of the trough but not doing anything in return. 50% of the people in Washington Dc could be eliminated and same jobs would get done. Few years ago our County went broke. They only had the Court House open half the time! We had better service than before and after.

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