Liberal Media and Useful Pawns Unite To Remove Steve Bannon From White House…

The useful pawns continue their efforts to take out President Trump’s National Security Adviser HR McMaster.  But what they don’t realize, and the professional liberal activists do, is that ultimately the only person they are going to remove is strategist Steve Bannon.

The same Battered Conservatives that stood for an ovation to House Speaker Paul Ryan (CPAC 2015) two months after passing Omnibus; the same Battered Conservatives who failed to see the inherent risk created by General Mike Flynn in November 2016; are now rushing to create a binary choice between Steve Bannon and HR McMaster in the White House.

Specifically because of their chosen approach the efforts against McMaster will lead to President Trump having to decide between two senior administration officials, Bannon or Mcmaster; and in deciding which to keep, Bannon will be the biggest loser.

Predictably the professional political left know how to game out this dynamic.  The professionally democrat are much better political strategists; and they are more than happy to play along, knowing exactly what to do. Meanwhile, in their efforts to take down McMaster the useful idiots and battered conservatives in right-wing media are walking obliviously into a familiar trap.

The person the professional-political-left really want to target is Steve Bannon.  Bannon represents everything the left-wing activists hate.  They’ve already tried a few different approaches to take him down and isolate him from the presidency, with no measurable success.

Enter the McMaster haters, cruzbots, battered conservatives and useful idiots.

  • Origin of McMaster and the NSC Conflict – SEE HERE
  • False and Intentionally Misleading Propaganda Against McMaster – SEE HERE
  • Propaganda Team Tries to Push Conspiracy Theory into Mainstream – SEE HERE
  • President Trump Rises to Defend HR McMaster – SEE HERE
  • Victor Davis Hansen – McMaster is an asset – SEE HERE

It took about 24 hours for the professional left to identify the benefit, but as soon as they did they immediately took action to fuel the angst against McMaster.   They know just how to play it out.  Liberal activists are much more Machievellian-minded from years of tutelage at the knee of Alinsky’s ideologues.

They know e.x.a.c.t.l.y how to play this out, and create a Win/Win.

The real target is Bannon.

The professional-left know how to use the McMaster crisis as an opportunity to engage their real target.   If leftists can help create a division between Bannon and McMaster they are more than willing to do so.

Ultimately they know if they can force a binary-choice between McMaster and Bannon, President Trump will have to choose McMaster.

The removal of Bannon, they predict, will infuriate the Trump base of support and ultimately provide the fracture needed to weaken the president.

HR McMaster has the support of General John Kelly, President Trump’s new Chief-of-Staff.

McMaster also has the support and confidence from: Defense Secretary General Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Joint-Chiefs Chairman General Joseph Dunford, Admiral Mike Rogers (NSA), Mike Pompeo (CIA) and ODNI Dan Coats.

Do you really think in a binary-choice between political strategist Steve Bannon and Nat/Sec Advisor HR McMaster, Prsident Trump is going to rebuke the most senior intelligence and security officials in his administration?

Think about it.

No, really. Stop and think about it.

Follow the argument to its logical conclusion.

Do you really expect to see President Trump fire National Security Advisor HR McMaster?

The second National Security Advisor released in 200 days?

It’s not going to happen.

If the antagonism continues the only loser will be Steve Bannon.   The left-wing media and all of President Trump’s oppositional entities know this reality is at the end of the current path.

They couldn’t be happier.

 

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721 Responses to Liberal Media and Useful Pawns Unite To Remove Steve Bannon From White House…

  1. My issue is Drudge, every day he seems to be running with some negative Bannon story

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    • red says:

      Drudge runs negative PDJT headlines every day from left leaning media. I go to them less and less. Sometimes just to see what the fake news de jour is.

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      • HMelville says:

        red
        I got tired of being linked by Sludge to the NYT’s, WaPo HuffPo and so on.

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        • rf121 says:

          He has only being doing it for 21 years. Why would he change now?

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          • HMelville says:

            Almost everything gets old and tiresome eventually. Being linked to lefty media is one of those things. Whether Drudge’s ratings drop or surge upward, the site has lost its appeal except for a look at his headline which is still usually well chosen. The rest is a waste of time IMO.

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            • rf121 says:

              It is more that the media as a whole is hostile to Trump so the links are more likely to be negative. Drudge just continues to do what he has always done. I don’t see him changing the formula although like Fox, he may lose regular customers. Many of us are changing our old habits. This is one of the unforeseen consequences of this election.

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              • Moultrie Flag says:

                Drudge somehow morphed from being a link to sites supporting his views, into something different entirely…………. I guess there are so many non-supporters visiting now his attempts to link using untrue headlines has generated more clicks……….from both sides, for different reasons.

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                • Noah says:

                  Drudge has always linked to notable news stories, from various sources. It is not an opinion site, it’s a news aggregator site which gives you a wide spectrum of what is being discussed and what stories are breaking. You have to be able to assess stories, and either take a) what people you disagree with are focused on, or b) some factual information extracted from the wrong opinions of the site. I find it valuable to monitor what stations like NPR are talking about because then I know what angle these media operations are taking with their PR campaigns against Trump or on other topics. They’re rarely right, but they repeat talking points and you can glean what tactics are being used on their listeners, as I see it.

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  2. SD’s understanding of this strategy is actually a brilliant observation. You may recall how people (that should know better) were obsessing over pizza gate stuff and a child sacrificing hoax. And true to form that distracted away from possible transition team monitoring.

    If you want further proof of the playbook see here…
    https://mediaequalizer.com/jeff-reynolds/2017/08/silencing-all-opposition-voices-inside-the-media-matters-playbook

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    • LBB says:

      Read through a lot of manual earlier, if indeed a valid existing manual. It uses the usual partners of Brock and manual reads a lot like what we experienced throughout the elections. From link:

      “We now have the Media Matters Playbook.
      In a 49-page document marked PRIVATE & CONFIDENTIAL, the entire anti-Trump plan is laid out. Called “DEMOCRACY MATTERS, Strategic Plan For Action”, it lists four leftist partner organizations: Media Matters, American Bridge 21st Century, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), and Shareblue.”

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      • I owe my not getting caught up in this mess to Sundance and the God given ability to present a much more compelling argument SD has. But what shocks me to no end is that Breitbart is actually falling down this rabbit hole chasing after McMaster. And that Hannity is seemingly so smitten with Sara Carter without considering the logistics of her showing up with all kinds of inside info out of nowhere that he’s lost the ability to see his own ignorance. Maybe McMaster is a crude dude. But the POTUS picked “this” crude dude for a reason and he’s earned the right to my faith that he chose that for a reason. Chasing to destroy POTUS hand chosen picked people??? Really??? I’m appalled. I’m worried. Bc SD is absolutely right.

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        • paris23 says:

          What does it not bother anyone that McMaster has fired 18 Trump loyalists? I need an explanation for this from someone. How can that be irrelevant. Also, McMaster, by many accounts, is something of an Islamist and anti-Israel. Do these things not matter? He is the one who insisted that Trump not visit the Western Wall with any Israeli official when they were there. What a strange man he is. I do hope he is loyal to Trump, but I have serious misgivings about him…. particularly because of the firings.

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          • Don’t take this personally. But…You were not on the transition team for a very good reason.

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            • Sayit2016 says:

              Wait……. I think Paris is asking a legit question…..you blew over her genuine concerns….Why if it is true, are Trump “loyalists” being removed?

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              • I respect everyone here. My statements are of the belief that we can’t possibly “save Trump from an act of that level of accusation” without him already knowing it. He doesn’t owe us any explanation for “loyalist firings”. The reason he doesn’t is because there’s a super leak issue. And if a leak is a whisper to a wife or a call to a reporter is not my concern bc a leak is still a leak. And it’s plausible that McMaster is there for an angle you never considered. Especially in the NSA. Trump is pretty smart like that. Just saying.

                Flynn’s own son fell into this same thing with pizza gate. Where all of those missing children though? It’s a trap. That’s my point. I still love and respect those that disagree. I respectfully ask that they just reconsider.

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                • Sayit2016 says:

                  I think at the heart of the matter is that there is a hypersensitivity for those that support President, we see daggers flying in every direction…most aimed at him. It is a protective position not an adversarial or an ignorant one. I believe Trump needs every allied partner he can get… the swamp is deep and murky and sometimes it is hard to know who is loyal and who is not. We shall see where McMaster’s loyalty lies… I hope and pray he is a wise choice..and you are right this is so multi-dimensional there is no way any one person can see all of the angles or know what President Trump knows. My point was she asked a fair question… one that has crossed my own mind….and just thought a more respectful answer was deserved. We are in very strange territory these days….Thanks for your response. ; )

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                • Well said. I know the struggle.

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              • saintoil says:

                It can’t be answered, inexcusable. Real Trump supporters should be concerned because it hasn’t been resolved. Hasn’t been answered. Lots of reasoning here why he’s still here or in DJTs favor but no one mentions any rational or irrational reason a Trump cabinet appointee would FIRE Trump supporters and retain Obama holdovers.

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            • annilinn says:

              billary, that was just a wee bit snarky.

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          • When deceptive market manipulation was identified as the major contributing factor to the precursor of the Great Depression what was the mechanism put in place to fix it? A known crook Joe Kennedy was put in charge of the regulatory function. Reason? It takes a crook to find other crooks. The result? Genius and accurate from its origin.

            McMaster Click Porn- depends on you believing that you can find or may uncover something POTUS doesn’t know. Settle down. Have some faith. You are contributing to this dilemma and we are asking you to sit back be calm and have faith but keep an eye on it. No cause for accusations on your part.

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          • annilinn says:

            Paris23, I have the same questions.

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  3. Piper says:

    Finally found a legitimate leader to rally the Trump Patriots For Freedom Squads:

    Under threat, ALL patriots, whether civilian, law enforcement, government, or military, have the duty to defend our Constitution against such enemies. Some speculate on “civil war”. I readily recognize a much more sobering reality: Anti-American subversives involved in ANY WAY in an unconstitutional coup against our President will be run down and executed immediately by the world’s most supreme warriors. There will be nowhere to run to, nowhere to hide, no mercy, no sense of humor. Harsh examples will be made. My prediction is it will be a gruesome massacre. Why? Because one side in this conflict has 8 Trillion bullets & the other side doesn’t know which bathroom to use.

    http://allnewspipeline.com/US_Navy_SEAL_Warns_Of_Massacre_Ahead.php

    The liberal looney tunes need to think very, VERY carefully before trying to do ANYTHING to our President!

    There are millions of patriots who are ready to defend this President with their lives!

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    • chiefworm says:

      Not just to defend the President, but the U.S. Constitution, the Country and our Founding Father’s principals. The tinder box is piled high and all it takes will be one match to set it off. Then it is “Game On”. Hell hath no fury like a pissed-off patriot. Cold Anger will turn to a White Hot fury in the blink of an eye.

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  4. Bull Durham says:

    This was laid out last November.

    Fear and Loathing Inside the Deep State. Flynn first, then Bannon.

    http://thesaker.is/fear-and-loathing-inside-the-deep-state/

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  5. Kevin H says:

    I don’t see how attacking McMaster for removal is paramount to attacking Bannon for removal. I’ve seen through Cruz from the beginning, I lightly browse Breitbart but they tend to mostly reprint MSM drivel verbatim so not too much. I read every article here and would normally trust TCT.

    But I also trust Molyneux and Cernovich. mcmasterleaks.com makes certain accusations which, if true, are highly concerning — if you want everyone to simply not believe they’re a problem then perhaps post a point-by-point rebuttal why all those “McMaster facts” are meaningless would be helpful.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Do some research on Cernovich, pre-election. Then get back to us.

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      • CountryclassVulgarian says:

        Actually Cernovich was a huge Trump supporter pre-election. He was one of the biggest voices saying Trump was going to win. Stefan I’d also a huge Trump supporter and unlike Cernovich he does not usually peddle this sort of nonsense.

        I used to listen Cernovich a lot but there are a lot I don’t like about him – primarily his boasting – so I don’t listen anymore. I still listen to Stefan and still trust his opinions just not this time.

        The religion of hate and rape plays a large role here. McMaster appears to be soft there and that’s a problem.

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    • jeans2nd says:

      During the election, Cernovich started a story that the national GOP was ordering all GOP people to drop Trump and his people or some such nonsense. As our offices shared a wall with our local GOP, we knew this to be a lie. We worked in each other’s offices daily, stuffing door-knockers, babysitting phones, whatever.

      That is the truth, and you do not have to send me money, and I have no book to sell.
      Believe whom you like.

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      • Delilah says:

        I remember that. You’re right. There was a huge upset about it. Just like his 250,000 American troops that were supposed to invade Syria. I challenged him on it then, asking how it was even logistically possible to pull that off. He blocked me. Just another Cernovich lie.

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        • Summer says:

          Haha, he blocked me too. I just asked him how the invasion was going. Well, I might have added a hashtag… like, #fakebase.

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    • georgiafl says:

      I don’t trust either Molyneux or Cernovich.

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    • KittyKat says:

      One fact that was printed yesterday in these threads is that McMaster didn’t have the power to be able fire anyone.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      The author is quite persuasive but is again misleading the loyal readers who think they have found a gold mine. Left wing media outlets, left wing sites, RINOs, deep state members endorse McMaster and hat Bannon. Think about that and get back to us.

      This site favored the questionable attacks on Syria which McMaster pushed. This site is deep state.

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      • Jenny R. says:

        And maybe you are deep state too pilgrim.

        Want to know the nitty of the gritty of it?
        Trump isn’t going to jeapordize losing some trust from the military (or their support) because some dude who encourages other dudes to take steroids that shrink their testicles says so, and Bannon will likely not jeapordize his career in the WH because of said journalistic guy either.

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  6. Bubba says:

    Not sure if this was posted here yet?

    Per Gateway Pundit, Roger Stone states that Jared Kushner asked Drudge not to post negative news about McMaster.

    Don’t know if true or not? If it is, and if Sundance is correct about Bannon being the ultimate target, perhaps Trump instructed Kushner to make this request of Drudge in order to try to tamp down the noise about McMaster (and ultimately protect Bannon)?

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/08/rumblings-jared-kushner-asked-matt-drudge-not-report-anti-h-r-mcmaster-news/

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Now ask yourself how Roger Stone would know anything about Jared Kushner’s convos with anyone… or if President Trump asked him to “speak to Matt Drudge”.

      Your answer should be that he wouldn’t know diddly.

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      • Bubba says:

        I said that I didn’t know if it was true or not.

        How do you KNOW that the former Trump campaign member, Stone, wouldn’t know diddly?

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        • Sandra-VA says:

          He was fired from the campaign almost immediately after Trump announced…

          A discerning person might wonder why the President of the USA would call Roger Stone (confidant) and let him know about conversations he had with his son in law with regards to Drudge… and why said “confidant” would think this would be a good thing to talk about in public, thus proving he wasn’t much of a “confidant”.

          Perhaps it is because he needs to make a buck with “insider” news… ?

          But you believe what you want.

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          • Bubba says:

            I assume that you can read so you must have a comprehension problem. I never stated that I believed anything.

            Yeah, he was fired. Just like many others were “fired” from the campaign. Stone states that he quit. Maybe, his leaving was arranged? Maybe, they determined that Stone could be more effective on the outside? Then, they have his help and they wouldn’t have to defend his years of political baggage?

            I don’t know and neither do you.

            Stone stated that he continued to support Trump throughout the campaign. He states now that he still supports Trump. And, Stone states that he continued to have regular conversations with Trump throughout.

            I don’t know if any of that is completely true or not either. And, neither do you.

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            • Sharon says:

              You are right Bubba! Some people think they know it all! Just because Roger Stone was fired or left the trump campaign doesn’t mean he would not know anything about Kushner talking to drudge! Can we also say then how would Corey Lewdusky know what he knows about trump because he always was fired or left the campaign! Same thing!! Roger Stone has many connections and has worked for former presidents, written books about the Clintons and the Bushes! He knows more then a lot of people on this board because he has worked for the swamp!

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              • Bubba says:

                Sharon, thank you for clearly stating what I was alluding to about Stone.

                When I don’t KNOW the answer about something or have a STRONG belief about a subject, I construct my post in the form of a question(s). I purposely do that to try to advance the dialogue and to learn from others. My beliefs are irrelevant if if I’m just asking questions.

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          • CountryclassVulgarian says:

            Not picking at you but Stone was not fired. Again, I’m not a huge fan of Roger because of his alarmism but he and President a Trump has been friends for years. I don’t think he has any “insider” information but he does have a relationship with the President.

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          • The Raven says:

            You seem to have nothing positive to say and seem to be itching for a confrontation.

            You should really think about attitude…

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        • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

          Roger Stone dropped out as Campaign Manager right after the “McCain is not my kind of war hero” episode. His stepping down served well to take the heat off of Trump and move the campaign along full speed ahead. He’s been a friend of the Donald for decades so don’t bother demonizing him now cause that’s only fooling the gullible. The Left is indeed trying to stir the pot and at this point it looks like the problem is not Bannon, nor Drudge, nor Cernovich, nor Stone nor Hoft nor Alex Jones. Only one entity is capable of spying on anyone/everyone and leaking anonymously to the press; and that’s the spooks at the NRO/NSA.

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      • YvonneMarie says:

        Agreed.

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  7. Sevenwheel says:

    Let’s go back to February. Steve Bannon tried to throw his weight around and demanded that DHS Secretary Kelly rescind a travel ban waiver for green card holders. According to a Washington Post article which mirrored other reports:

    “Two administration officials gave the following account of their exchange: Respectfully but firmly, the retired general told Bannon that despite his high position in the White House and close relationship with President Trump, the former Breitbart chief was not in Kelly’s chain of command. If the president wanted Kelly to back off from issuing the waiver, Kelly would have to hear it from the president directly, he told Bannon.”

    Trump backed Kelly and the waiver stayed. Because of Trump’s handling of the situation there is no conflict. Steve Bannon is Donald Trump’s political consultant and advisor. Steve Bannon is not in the chain of command and has no direct authority. Trump need not choose between Bannon and McMaster. Bannon has Trump’s ear and McMaster has operational authority.

    Issue resolved. No conflict. Next fake story, please.

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    • xyzlatin says:

      Your comment about chain of command ties in with what I have been thinking. According to reports, the two/three who were fired were discussing stuff with Bannon.
      McMasters is trained armed forces fellow who would not tolerate people going up the chain and bypassing him, no matter how brilliant. It’s what Kelly is also enforcing, chain of command.
      Whereas Bannon, although having early military training and service, did not stay in the forces, and appears to be a rebel who would disregard the chain of command idea. In fact, Breitbart seems to be being used by him to score points off others in the administration (see all the hit articles gloating over Scaramucci, plus all the ones aimed at McMasters).
      Scaramucci also, was not prepared to be under the chain of command either (and Roger Stone also that type of person). They are two different styles of doing things. This is also where Ivanka and Jarred can cause trouble unknowingly, by not respecting the chain of command.
      Trump by appointing Kelly, is obviously leaning more to discipline. I think Bannon by his use of Breitbart, is showing a tin ear. (no I don’t have “proof” that Bannon is directing this rot at Breitbart, but it is stretching credulity to think he doesn’t have a hand in it).

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      • rf121 says:

        “no I don’t have “proof” that Bannon is directing this rot at Breitbart”.

        So lets just make shit up. !$%!@$. Time for another glass.

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  8. PDQ says:

    Understanding the McMaster NSC Purge
    http://canadafreepress.com/article/understanding-the-mcmaster-nsc-purge

    Can someone please tell me why this s being allowed in PDJT’s administration? Honestly, if someone can write about it with this detail, surely the President is aware and can use any of the details in this article as grounds for dismissal. I don’t understand…

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      Recall that a certain Cernovich person has been bragging about “sources”.

      Perhaps these people who were removed from the NSC might have been the “sources”? Or maybe it looked like they might have been, thanks to Cernovich?

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    • Sherlock says:

      Oh please, Greenfield again? You’re trying too hard.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      I agree that this is a straightforward situation which is being complicated as usual by this site in order to confuse the devoted readers. This is not about Cernovich. McMaster is an obvious deep state agent. Real insight would be an explanation of why he is there, not some sophist story about opposing him really means Bannon’s removal.

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  9. I think we need to take a step back and look at the big picture. The left is trying to sow discord at every opportunity while keeping the focus off anything bad that happens to the dhimmicrats. What could be bad that’s currently happening to the dems right now? Uh … maybe the Awan IT foreign spy conspiracy? You know, the one that only involves dhimmicrats? IMO this entire McMaster v. Bannon thing is a huge “look squirrel” designed to keep the dem treason off the front page. We need to ignore it and remember how the left works.

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  10. vanwinkle says:

    For some reason i do not think Trump will remove Bannon.

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  11. Larry Bucar says:

    Binary or not, Mcmaster is deep state period. Bannon with many others helped PDJT get elected.. Mc master was on the sidelines with Obama

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    • andrewalinxs says:

      Bannon at one time was also trying to keep President Trump from being elected back in the Primaries Bannon was backing and pushing Ted Cruz.

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      • jeans2nd says:

        Donald J. Trump won the election with the help of Donald J. Trump and Donald J. Trump’s family.
        If anyone outside the family helped, it would be Corey Lewandowski, Hope Hicks, Dan Scavino, and one other guy whose name escapes me at present.

        One wearies at hearing of all the johnny-come-latelys who brought the magic formula that elected Donald J. Trump. Dammit. The credit goes to DONALD J. TRUMP.

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      • sickconservative says:

        Sorry but don’t agree at all as I listened to Bannon every morning till he left for the Trump campaign.

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        • Oldschool says:

          Agree sick and there were many more in Trump’s corner. Not taking ANYTHING away from Trump, but I could tick off quite a list, beginning with KAC. Her expertise in polling/districts, developed his battle plan. KAC sent Trump to exactly the places where he could flip them and covered broadcast markets perfectly. No man is an island.

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        • frank field says:

          Dear sickconservative: I listened to him also. Bannon was and is wonderful.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      Thanks for stating the core fact here rather than the more common diversionary comments from the devoted readers.

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    • The White House needs to get a lot of things done, for this it needs a lot of hands.

      If we are going to get into this 100% purity test, DJT will end up having to do too much for himself. He needs a staff.

      It’s his call who to hire and when to fire.

      Some respect, people.

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  12. sejmon says:

    FRANK… Isaying this for long time-b/c of reluctance to jail someone from previous adm. it only empower those freaks….they look for enemies here not in NK,IRAN,RUSSIA ON FIRST PLACE

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Indeed, empowered and emboldened the lunatic Left.
      Trump offered Clinton an olive branch and she responded by launching yet another anti-Trump resistance PAC. The time to fight back through lawfare is near.

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  13. Summer says:

    Folks, watch this. Corker wants Trump to fire everyone.

    Wait… is it Lindsey getting ready to opine right after Corker? I wonder what sage advice he was about to bestow on his President. Too bad the video was cut short. Oh well.

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    • Moultrie Flag says:

      I’m in SC. Don’t give any weight whatsoever to anything Lindsey says/said/will say.

      He is a mere 3rd behind McCain/McConnell on anything trustworthy or of any relevance outside of who gets more screen time on MSNBC

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  14. M.A. says:

    I’m pretty tired of all the ‘palace’ intrigue.
    I’ll believe it when I hear the President say it or see him tweet it. The rest is just noise.

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  15. janc1955 says:

    This thread is exhausting.

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  16. Paul says:

    Idk , Bannon seems to be a more of a keen sense dealing with trump. Mc masters appears to be left overs . Same old -same old

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  17. snarkybeach says:

    BB is running yet another “let’s bash McMasters” story and all the trolls are linking back to this article. Never seen anything like it…

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    • mimbler says:

      Yes, I’m not his biggest fan, but they are trying to hang a conflict of interest on him due to a previous consulting gig, that they don’t know if or how much he was paid for it.

      Looks very similar to when the MSM tries to slime PDJT with something that is innocent or inconsequential at its core.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        That “consulting gig” attack worked as planned against General Flynn as the DeepState removed a militant anti-globalist Trump ally and had him replaced with HRM.

        Time to move on to more pressing matters like “LOCK HER UP.”

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      Stories and more stories.
      True or false?

      The truth is like a lion.
      It needs no defending.
      Set it loose and it will defend itself.

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  18. Sandra-VA says:

    Look at the replies to this tweet…..

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  19. jeans2nd says:

    Glancing through all the McMaster hysteria, one finds a good deal of it has been started by Cernovich, and amplified by the alt-left media, including Media Matters which is David Brock and George Soros. Why? To what purpose?

    There is a reason and explanation for each and every accusation leveled by the noise-makers. Here are a few:

    Part of this McMaster nonsense has to do with the recent re-certification of the Iran deal (JCPOA).

    The truth is, a team had been assigned to research the Iran deal – that included Treasury, State, Bannon, and others – to find a way out of it. The team has not yet reached a conclusion. Tillerson, Mattis, McMaster, and Dunford all argued for not breaking the deal until a solid conclusion had been reached on how to go forward.
    Hard to argue with that logic.

    21 Jul 2017
    Trump Assigns White House Team to Target Iran Nuclear Deal, Sidelining State Department
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/07/21/trump-assigns-white-house-team-to-target-iran-nuclear-deal-sidelining-state-department/

    16 Nov 2016
    President Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/11/16/president-trump-and-the-iran-nuclear-deal/

    The Rice Security clearance fake news is FAKE NEWS.

    From army.pentagon.mil
    “7. Will my security clearance expire when I leave Federal service?
    Generally, if there has not been a 24 month or more continuous break in Federal service (Military, Civilian, or Contractor employment) security clearances are reciprocally accepted throughout the Federal Government. If you have had a 24 month or more continuous break in Federal service, hiring activities will submit you for a new background investigation and security clearance.”

    “8. Will I still have access to classified information when I retire or separate from Federal service (Military, Civilian, or Contractor employment)?
    You will be debriefed from classified information upon your retirement or separation from Federal service. The Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS), the DoD system of record for security clearances, will be updated to remove your access to classified information. Your security clearance eligibility will not be affected and will remain documented in the JPAS. The JPAS is used by DoD security personnel and DoD contract company security personnel to validate an individual’s security clearance.”

    “9. How do I maintain my access to classified information after I retire or separate from Federal service?
    If you receive an offer of employment for a position that requires a security clearance, the hiring activity may request that your accesses be transferred to the hiring agency. Absent a request from the hiring activity to transfer your accesses, National and DoD policy prohibits the retention of accesses when an individual loses affiliation through separation or retirement from Federal service (Military, Civilian, or Contractor).”
    http://www.dami.army.pentagon.mil/site/PerSec/docs/Army%20Security%20Clearance%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf

    How do you think retired military obtain contractor positions so quickly after separation from service? Those background investigations are not cheap.
    All McMaster did was give Rice access to her own stuff, NOTHING ELSE.

    Now, instead of sitting here and running your mouths and fingers, go do some research and start supporting Our President and the Trump Administration.
    Every single member of the Trump Team is expendable except for Donald J. Trump. However, with each scalp the alt-left media and Fake News obtains, they weaken Our President.
    This mess needs to stop. I just answered two of the Fake Accusations.
    YOUR TURN. YOU go do something about it.

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  20. itswoot says:

    I fervently hope President Trump takes into account how hard Steve Bannon is working to help turn “turn the tide’ for America.

    I’m reminded of a conversation Abraham Lincoln had with Pennsylvania politician, Alexander McClure shortly after the battle of Shiloh in April, 1862. General U.S. Grant was in command of Union forces at the battle, which was nearly lost on the first day due to his mishandling of it. There was an outcry by many to have Grant removed from command.

    Said A. McClure of a private, late night meeting with Lincoln:

    “I appealed to Lincoln for his own sake to remove Grant at once, and, in giving my reasons for it, I simply voiced the admittedly overwhelming protest from the loyal people of the land against Grant’s continuance in command. I could form no judgment during the conversation as to what effect my arguments had upon him beyond the fact that he was greatly distressed at this new complication. When I had said everything that could be said from my standpoint, we lapsed into silence. Lincoln remained silent for what seemed a very long time. He then gathered himself up in his chair and said in a tone of earnestness that I shall never forget: ‘I can’t spare this man; he fights.’”

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  21. itswoot says:

    Grrr! My post has been sent to the spam bin again.

    It has been about a year since I’ve seen anything of mine come back out of there.

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    • xyzlatin says:

      Possibly check your words. I know I never spell out k*ll or m*rder or heaps of other words as the spam checkers knock out your posts. Have to watch it on Fb also (note I didn’t spell Fb out fully either lol). cheers. Hope this helps.

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  22. HMelville says:

    If Bannon wanted the pernicious Breitbart attacks on HR stopped, they would have already ended. I agree with sundance that Bannon will be the person to go next not HR. Kelly and the rest of the Cabinet would be understandably demoralized.

    Trump will lose BB support but they have decided to join those on the political fringe that put America second to their own agenda. Their articles have become daily obsessions and it’s too bad that most of the passionate dedicated articulate Trump supporters of the past seem to have left BB.

    Trump needs a period of stability with Kelly as Chief of Staff and not more endless turmoil and back stabbing. Setting the BB mob on HR now (or ever) makes no sense for Trump but it does feed BB’s etc. agenda and their hungry for a daily kill commentariat. Does BB and Bannon want Trump to appoint a NSA proponent of thermonuclear war to solve problems?

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    • KittyKat says:

      But also … if McMaster cared that his presence is harming the president politically, would he offer to fall on his sword for the sake of peace, and would the president accept?

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      • HMelville says:

        I wondered if that would happen eventually as well if BB etc. keep up their character assassination campaign but if HR is not the guy his detractors are accusing him of being it would be an injustice and a capitulation to those that seek to arrogantly pick Trump’s NSA and other picks for him instead of trusting him and letting him make those decisions.

        Some of HR’s past record is not in perfect lock step with Trump (or Bannon of course) but whose was before Trump rocked the nation and changed the way many of us think now that he is in the WH making changes that many wanted but never thought possible. It is a question of who is HR today. During Trump’s Euro tour, HR was often in the background and he looked to me that he was keenly focused on assisting Trump whenever he needed it and stepped up to chat or hastily give him a folder. It’s a very small window to go on of course but he consistently looked loyal and very supportive to Trump.

        Trump would certainly know better how much HR has been loyal and helpful to him compared to others in the WH or the Brietbart career assassins from their computer desks.

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  23. sickconservative says:

    If you are looking at the Swamp H.R. McMaster fits the bill, Bannon anything but.

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    • HMelville says:

      I hope you get well soon.
      Was there a thick boggy mist in the air that made it difficult see when you looked at the Swamp or was it a clear night? HR is out in the mainstream while Bannon is more of a cloaked stranger to most of us. I don’t know what’s really going on behind the scenes and behind his cloak but if Bannon wanted the HR attacks from BB to end they would so he is in theory in favor of them and HR is his colleague in the WH and Trump likes him. Bannon supports the chaos but does not personally stand before a camera and speak his mind, He lets his surrogates do it.

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      • V.Lombardi says:

        HR is mainstream – CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, Media Matters, Flake, Graham, McCain … all love him, just like the author of this site.

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      • saintoil says:

        When Bannon goes the swamp will rejoice. Bannon is the rock. Can any of you verify any Trumps supporters Bannon has had a hand in firing? I can understand wanting McMaster to be a loyal cabinet man that CTH wants him to be….BUT, Bannon is the spiritual center, holder of the Trumpian flame. Lovin on the questionable McMaster and attacking Bannon. BTW….no one goes to BB anymore.

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  24. Why would President Trump tumble to firing either Bannon or McM because of press articles? Whether the source is Breitbart or the NYTimes, no one knows better than Trump that these outlets run with their own agendas, to generate clicks and rev up advertising numbers.

    Firstly loyal to President Trump, I am next a Bannon fan, so vastly prefer Bannon over any of the matchups the media has generated… Bannon vs. Jared, vs. Kelly, vs. McM… I don’t see any reasonable scenario where the lyin’ media creates a faux choice that ‘forces’ Trump to select over Bannon!

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  25. Bull Durham says:

    America First: Bannon fits the Concept totally. It is his ideological fountainhead. National Sovereignty

    MAGA: Bannon fits the Mission totally. It is his raison d’être. National Populism.

    McMaster is not associated with either in any way, shape or form.

    You don’t have to look deep to see who does not belong in the WH.

    Bannon will help make America great and will help Trump make America great.

    McMaster will do neither. It appears he will do the reverse.

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    • rf121 says:

      A LT Gen is also a political animal that wants to get promoted to the next best thing. Assuming he is anti Trump, it would be career suicide for him to act that way and fight the President. Does he want this to be his last Army job or does he have a goal to move up the chain?

      I bet the later so he will do what he has to to make PT look good.

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    • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

      The real reason why Flynn was replaced by McMaster.

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    • Sherlock says:

      I agree with your assessment of Bannon, and franky don’t give a rip about McMaster, and he could go tomorrow as far as I’m concerned. I wouldn’t have picked the guy in the first place. What irks me, and what I hope people see, is who and what is behind most if not all of the McMaster hysteria. It is not some sort of grass-roots effort bubbling up from the ranks of the Trumpers, that is for damn sure. Lots of the people who want McMaster out would also be VERY happy if Trump were to be gone. Very little MAGA or America First in the crowd baying after McMaster.

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      • Chuck Finley says:

        Sherlock I value your input here, and at first I, like you didn’t give a rip about McMaster. But I think one of the reasons Trump’s presidency has not gotten off to a better start is the holdovers from Obama. McMasters has actively prevented their ouster and fired people that tried to identify them, when IMO he should have been seeking to purge obama holdovers. That to me is enough for him to be gone in addition to Bull Durham’s description of MAGA and America First not applicable to McMasters.
        PS: I would not be happy if Trump were gone.

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    • VickyD says:

      Absolutely agree with you Bull 👍

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    • Binkser1 says:

      Whether you like Wictor or not, this is a good thread to read. It shows the complete inconsistency of the MSM. They are just throwing stuff at the wall and hoping it sticks. Stay the course. MAGA

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  26. kaste668 says:

    I check out a couple other sites to see the lie of the day. Then I pray for God to protect Potus, keep him strong and safe (also for his family and team) from all the lies and evil that surrounds him, then I read SD articles to get the truth of what is going on. God makes and breaks nations. I pray that God will keep this nation strong.

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  27. Tejas Rob says:

    As I have said repeatedly, this reminds me of right after the missile strike on the Syrian airbase. Rats started screaming Trump had been duped by the deep state. Some jumped ship.

    I see you never-Trumpers. I know what you’re doing, or trying to do.

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  28. The best way to play this game is not to play it. That much is clear. I hope the President does a whole lot of nothing on the McMaster hysteria so it will go die a quiet death somewhere. Not happy with Cernovich for quarterbacking this, it has not been helpful to the America 1st agenda.

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    • M33 says:

      Yeah, I am about to unfollow Ben Garrison on Twitter because this stuff keeps being retweeted.
      I hate hysteria-BS.
      I had enough of it with the election cycle.

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      • Deplorable_Vespucciland says:

        Ben Garrison the cartoonist?
        That guy is a GREAT asset to our conservative cause.
        Just ignore him if you must ’til this all sorts out.

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Yeah, Garrison has really drunk the anti-McMasters koolaid.

          He did a cartoon that showed McMasters as a Soros-puppet.
          I fell for it at first too…until I started taking a step back and taking a look at all the frenzy.

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  29. M33 says:

    Forgive my ignorance here. Maybe I am missing it.
    I am not understanding the connection between people wanting McMaster fired and how that would force President Trump to fire Steven Bannon as a result.
    At what point do McMaster and Bannon converge on this as a decision-needs-to-be-made?

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    • wheatietoo says:

      It’s being done in a way that makes it look like Bannon is behind it.

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      • M33 says:

        Ahhhh, okay, that is what I was missing.
        Except that there is no “proof” of that, right?
        Bannon has said nothing, correct?
        This is all speculation? Or am I missing something again?
        (BTW, thanks, wheatietoo!)

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        • wheatietoo says:

          Right, no proof that it’s Bannon doing it…or that he’s even had a hand in it.

          But someone has been making it ‘look like’ Bannon is behind it.

          I can’t help but think about Rinse Priebus.
          He gets fired.
          Then all this crap starts happening…crap that is causing turmoil within Trump’s base & causing heartburn for Gen Kelly, Priebus’s replacement.

          Priebus would know how to push our buttons…how to make us get all ‘concerned’ about McMasters.
          He would have contacts who could get the leftists to ‘defend’ McMasters…which would increase our screams against McM.

          Priebus would also know that Bannon’s fans are political junkies…and would be the first to see the anti-McM stuff, so they would start leading the charge against McM.
          This would make it look like Bannon was involved in it.

          I dunno.
          The timeline of it could just be a ‘coincidence’.
          But I can’t help but wonder if Priebus’s firing kicked all this off.

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        • V.Lombardi says:

          This site proposes to fill in the blanks for us to obediently follow and accept, in order to protect the deep state agent McMaster.

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  30. Delilah says:

    It would be one thing if BB was trying to get McMaster fired for good reason, but they’re not. They’re manipulating us with lies, and that is unforgiveable. That’s why we hate the MSM, because they just think we’re tools that they move around on a chessboard. Well, and some of us are, but not all of us.

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    • Chuck Finley says:

      What lies?
      He has fired people, they were Trump loyalists and he has appointed Bushies and Obamaites like Dina Powell. He did give Rice access to Classified info and I read the letter and disagree with SD’s interpretation that it’s implied past info because it does not specify. So what lies are BB pushing?

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      • Delilah says:

        This is just one example of very many…..

        Continuing on with the McMaster saga, Breitbart writes another hit piece: http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/08/06/mcmaster-worked-think-tank-backed-soros-funded-group-helped-obama-sell-iran-nuclear-deal/
        FIRST CLAIM: McMaster, who did some work for IISS during the time that Obama was constructing the Iran nuclear deal, was bought and paid for because IISS received money from George Soros’ Ploughshares:
        “White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster served at a UK-based think tank financed by a controversial, George Soros-funded group identified by the Obama White House as central in helping to sell the Iran nuclear deal to the public and news media.”
        REBUTTAL NO. 1: If you can assume that McMaster was compromised because of Soros’ donations, then that means that Flynn is a Russian spy/puppet since he gave lectures for a Russian group.
        REBUTTAL NO. 2: If Flynn is a Russian spy/puppet, then it stands to reason that McMaster should purge the NSC from all of Flynn’s hires, which would mean that McMaster isn’t firing Trump loyalists but is, instead, firing Russian spies who were hired by Flynn.
        REBUTTAL NO. 3: How much money did McMaster actually receive from IISS? We know he did not get the entire $25,000 that Soros donated because IISS would have taken their cut, so what was McMaster’s cut? Let us be generous and say that IISS gave McMaster a quarter of that donation: $6,000. What you are implying is that McMaster can be bought for the low price of $6,000 paid years ago? And that pays for his undying loyalty for the rest of his life?
        REBUTTAL NO. 4: Additionally, why limit McMaster to just be the puppet of one donor? Why not all or many of the other donors, such as China, Japan, Sweden, America, etc., etc.? There were far bigger donors, such as Singapore. Wouldn’t it stand to reason that McMaster would be a puppet of the largest donor instead of just one of the smaller donors? http://www.iiss.org/en/about-s-us/our-funding
        REBUTTAL NO. 5: If McMaster played such a significant role in the Obama-Iran deal, then how come the Jewish press made no mention of McMaster at all during the time that the issue was playing out? In fact, the Jewish press didn’t even mention IISS as a major player in the whole ordeal. Even more, the Jewish press failed to list IISS as a major recipient of Ploughshare funds, despite the fact that the JP made a huge ordeal of Ploughshares’ funding recipients at the time . http://freebeacon.com/issues/public-radio-pay-to-play/
        REBUTTAL NO. 6: Even in Klein’s own article, he fails to mention what McMaster’s contribution to the Obama-Iran issue even was. He goes into great detail about the contributions of everybody BUT McMaster, who is the subject of the article. I suspect that the reason Klein fails to mention whatever work McMaster did is because it was so insignificant as to be benign, which is the reason why none of the press even mentioned McMaster or even IISS around that time. Plus, a pro-Iran position would be directly contrary to the body of work from McMaster’s past dating all the way back to 2007. It is highly unlikely that McMaster criticized Iran everywhere else but this one project that Klein speaks about, which would indicate another reason Klein fails to produce the body of work: https://twitter.com/mdubowitz/status/893678027917463552?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftheconservativetreehouse.com%2F2017%2F08%2F04%2Freports-hr-mcmaster-entirely-safe-as-national-security-adviser%2Fcomment-page-2%2F%23comments
        ————————
        SECOND CLAIM: Klein assigns nefarious motives behind the fact that Ploughshares was removed as a recipient to IISS during the time in question, giving the impression that this is directly related to McMaster in some way:
        “IISS’s website contains a list of groups, corporations and government entities that provide funding to the think tank, including during the period of McMaster’s work there. Curiously missing from the page of donors, however, is the controversial Ploughshares Fund, a grantmaking group identified last year by the Obama White House as central in helping to market the Iran nuclear deal to the news media.”
        REBUTTAL NO. 1: Klein knows, as does the rest of the world, that Ploughshares scrubbed its public information long ago, as indicated in this article written August 2016 (at the bottom). Trump hadn’t even been elected yet, so how could it possibly be related to McMaster: http://freebeacon.com/national-security/wh-partner-asked-soros-to-fund-echo-chamber/
        CONCLUSION: The article is simply a play on guilt-by-association, which is the same exact Alinsky maneuver the Liberals use.

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        • Chuck Finley says:

          I haven’t seen that about IISS or Ploughshares so I will concede it is guilt-by-association, but it’s not necessarily a lie, just possibly manipulated circumstantial stuff that is definitely trivial at best. But I honestly don’t care as much about things McMasters did prior to being in Trump admin, the things he did should have been made known to Trump and he still appointed him so that’s on him. But if he is removing loyalists and replacing them with Obama/Bush people once in the admin do you not think this is a problem? Especially given the extensive leaks the admin has already endured?

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          • Delilah says:

            The point is, guilt by association, that means Flynn is guilty, which would also mean Trump was either complicit in hiring a Russian spy or he was just that dumb. That also means that no GOP can ever work with any Democrat or they automatically become a spy. That list is endless…

            Only manipulators and uneducated people would even try to make that reach, and we know Klein isn’t uneducated. It’s manipulation, lies.

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            • Chuck Finley says:

              It’s definitely manipulation, but it isn’t lies, that was my point. My other point is that it’s trivial regardless.

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              • Delilah says:

                It’s so trivial that he followed it up with another article in the same day, beating the same exact drum.

                Then you must know what his agenda is, because manipulators manipulate something from you that they know you would not be willing to render if you knew the truth, which is why they manipulate you.

                So the only way you could know it’s trivial is to know what his ultimate goal is that he wants to achieve.

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                • Chuck Finley says:

                  No it’s trivial because I and most other average Americans couldn’t give a rat’s behind about it even if were true AND we were inclined to the outcome the author wants. 5 degrees of separation (or whatever it is) from Soros is pretty thin and probably applies to most everyone in DC.

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      • wheatietoo says:

        I keep seeing “they were Trump loyalists”….but were they really?

        One of those fired, Higgins, was a Cruz supporter.
        I honestly don’t know if the others were or not…we just keep hearing that they were ‘loyalists’.

        And it is policy to give past NSC Advisors access to their own work.
        That’s it. That’s all.
        Rice has not been given clearance for anything more than access to what she worked on.
        She is under investigation.
        She could get off on that technicality if she is not allowed to ‘review her work’.

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        • Delilah says:

          We don’t know what criteria they were fired for. Was it because they were all Flynn hires? Was it because they were leakers?

          One of them we know for a fact was a leaker…..

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          • wheatietoo says:

            A commenter here said that Higgins prepared a Memo and then passed it along as “policy”…going over McMasters head.

            If true, that could’ve been the ‘last straw’, I dunno.

            Leaking, being a drama queen, violating protocol…these are things that don’t have anything to so with being a “Trump loyalist”…and have more to do with personality flaws.

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            • Delilah says:

              Cohen-Watnick is the one who was responsible for leaking information to Nunes. That’s a known fact, him and one other person, and I haven’t done the research yet to find out who the other person was, whether it was one of those fired.

              And I believe that’s the reason why Trump saved him from getting fired the first time around, because he had been helpful to Trump even though he was a leaker; however, the second time his firing came up, Trump didn’t save him.

              Cernovich sure did have a lot of intimate information about the NSC. I wonder if Cohen-Watnick was also leaking to Cernovich, which is why Cernovich is so upset.

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              • wheatietoo says:

                Having WH ‘sources’ would be like money-in-the-bank for Cernovich.

                So yeah…makes you wonder if these guys who were fired, were Cerno’s ‘sources’.

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              • saintoil says:

                Now, this is the kind of info we need to hear. Why these people were fired. I can get behind McMaster if there is a rationale, even if they are Trump supporters. If, McMasters fires additional only Trump supporters it’s going to be quite difficult to defend him.

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            • Chuck Finley says:

              It could definitely be other reasons although the timing of all 3 seems strange and the fact that very few people identified as Obama holdovers have been fired for leaking, being drama queens (you know they all are), or violating protocol.

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              • wheatietoo says:

                Other than Dina Powell, I don’t know who the other “Obama holdovers” are…or what their background is.

                Like you, I hate the idea of having any Obama holdovers anywhere in the WH.

                I think perhaps, that Obliterating ISIS is a top priority right now.
                Once that is accomplished…then we can start sending muzz refugees back home.

                Taking down the Muslim Brotherhood could also be bumped up on the priority list at that point.

                I can’t help but think that there is a method to the ‘madness’ of what we’re observing from the outside looking in.

                Bottom line…I trust our President.

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                • LULU says:

                  Maybe I got lost in the fine print, but I couldn’t find any mention of Dina Powell’s being an “Obama holdover”. A lifelong Republican from a Republican family, she worked in the George Bush administration and left government in 2007.

                  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dina_Powell

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                • wheatietoo says:

                  Okay, thanks…I had seen people complaining about her being there, so I thought she was one of the ‘holdovers’.

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                • Chuck Finley says:

                  LULU I can’t reply to you directly, but Powell is super friends with Huma and close to Valerie Jarrett. Google search should give you several sources. She is also a member of Vital Voice which Hillary Clinton founded and still co-chairs and was part of her donation racket.

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        • Chuck Finley says:

          From what I’ve read they seem to be Trump loyalists to me. Do you have to be on board with Trump from Day 1 to be a loyalist? Does that mean KAC is not a loyalist? I don’t think anyone would make that claim.

          The letter does not say she only has clearance to what she worked on, that is SD’s interpretation upon reading it, but that is not what the letter says.

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          • wheatietoo says:

            If you were a Trump supporter from Day One…and went through all the vile things that Cruzbots did during the campaign…then it is understandable that you would have a few reservations about Cruz supporters.

            I still question KAC and Bannon’s judgement about being a part of his campaign.
            How could they not see what a crapweasel the guy is?

            I was a Bannon fan from way back, even before he worked on the Palin movie.
            And I had always liked Kellyanne and her polling results.

            So I was dismayed to see them supporting Cruz.

            I still like them both, and am glad they’ve become Trump supporters.
            But it will take time to forget that they also worked hard to defeat him.

            There are still some avid Cruz supporters who would like to see Cruz run again in 2020.
            These are people who would like to see Pres Trump fail.
            I just hope that there aren’t any in the WH.

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  31. recoverydotgod says:

    “Deconstruction of the administrative state” as policy is not the same as “chain of command” as process. It is a good that Trump is president. He can handle both policy and process. Sometimes others see themselves as more capable simply because of a peculiar strength. Sessions coming around to understand he served at the pleasure of the president was an important part in this journey. IMO, I hope Bannon can see his way there.

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  32. Chuck Finley says:

    I don’t doubt that the Left is in this to take out Bannon, nor do I doubt that this will begin to be a Bannon vs McMasters fight if this keeps getting pushed. However, I still don’t understand CTH’s insistence to defend McMasters.

    Any article that comes out against McMasters is pretty detailed about why he’s a Deep Stater/Black hat type and if that isn’t enough to convince you, his own appointments have been questionable at best and realistically could be called Obama-holdovers. Any article or response I’ve seen trying to defend McMasters talks in vague terms about how he’s a great soldier & general, and how he doesn’t want a war with Iran. If that’s all you’ve got it’s not much – and the deep state evidence is much more compelling.

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    • Delilah says:

      And all the articles I’ve read on the subject are yellow journalism, some of which are written by NeverTrumpers. They’re all high on making innuendos and offering little to nothing in the way of actual evidence.

      For instance, Cernovich claimed from the beginning that Trump didn’t know what was going on, that this was all being done behind his back.

      That’s another Cernovich lie that turned out to be totally false. Bannon, Kushner, and Trump were proven to be heavily involved in the issue, because they saved one of the guys from being fired. The second time he came before them to be fired, nobody saved him. Why did Trump lose faith in that “supporter”? Additionally, it’s been found out that McMaster doesn’t even have the ability to hire or fire. Only Trump can do that. So if all the evidence about these firings didn’t reach Trump’s desk, that is the fault of both Bannon AND Kushner, not McMaster.

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      • Chuck Finley says:

        I’m willing to be convinced on McMasters but NOBODY has said anything credible on his behalf yet other than: He’s a good soldier, he’s a good general, he would be able to help us in war time, he didn’t want a war with Iran, and he’s a Trump pick. Of course there surely are others that have these same very vague traits that are more along the populist/Trump line of thinking than McMasters. I realize the people that are out for McMasters have an agenda that most likely doesn’t align with mine, but they are much more detailed and substantial in what they are reporting and the things they report are things I do not like about McMasters.

        What I do know he fired KT McFarland, who I liked, and appointed Dina Powell. I’m ok with him firing Flynn’s pick and bringing his own people, but bring somebody with actual policy experience and also not an Obamaphile. So 2 big strikes from the get-go in 1 hire. Nothing else reported about the guy has made me like him any more from a policy standpoint, so why now should I defend him to the hilt? Because he’s Trump’s guy? I voted for and campaigned for Trump from Day 1, but Trump is not infallible and he has already made some questionable choices in personnel. Luckily he isn’t afraid to fire people that don’t work out and I hope he will continue to do so. And if the “yellow journalism” is even remotely accurate then McMasters needs to be one of them.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      Thank you. Most of the “deductive reasoning” here is a diversion from the real issue of McMaster’s background. The site author uses a technique to convince the reader that the reader is intelligent by reading. It’s a similar technique to that used verbally by Krauthammer. Vague terms are a critical part of the technique since the details do not serve the intention. Media Matters supports McMaster.

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  33. waicool says:

    I’m really trying to understand the usefulness of Mcmasters to Trump’s agenda. This writer helped as did the comments thread. Regarding Bannon’s role, it appears Pres Trump is ok witha dichotomy of ideolgies in his adminstration. It does not necessarily need to be a zero sum game for Bannon or Mm unless the egos or maybe Mercer’s money comes into play. Happy reading! MAGA! https://amgreatness.com/2017/08/05/mcmaster-mattis-rare-assets-not-deep-state-liabilities/

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    • Chuck Finley says:

      Waicool,
      I read that article and still didn’t understand any usefulness of McM beyond vague expressions that he’s a fantastic soldier and general. A dichotomy of ideas within the admin is OK as long as the stuff Trump campaigned on gets pushed through. People are upset because they aren’t seeing as much stuff get pushed through as Trump promised and as he should be able to do simply from the executive branch. Thus there’s a growing concern that people within the admin are subverting his agenda.

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      • Delilah says:

        Is it that he hasn’t been busy, or is it that people just need to be spoonfed the news, and if the news didn’t say it, it doesn’t exist?

        SOME REAL TRUMP NEWS Updated 07/03/17 – Unseen
        As you read this remember Pres Trump is donating his paycheck. He gets nothing from us for all of this work.
        ON TRADE
        1) KILLED TPP
        2) $350+ billion deal with Saudi Arabia ($110 billion in arms $250 billion in trade/investment) creating 100,000’s of jobs in both countries, historic.
        3) Pulled out of PARIS ACCORD
        4) Had a major victory on sugar exports from Mexico. Made Mexico drop the exports % and the amount of refined sugar. Will help our sugar industry and the US sugar mills that produce refined sugar from raw sugar.
        5) Notified Congress of NAFTA renegotiation on May 18th. Talks can start 90 days later on Aug 16th, 2017
        6) China Trade deal opening up beef and LNG gas as well as giving a way to get 1 billion Chinese credit scores so the USA can offer them credit. Trade deal was done in record time.
        7) Sec Ross has slapped more than $2 billion in fines on China and Canada for illegal trade practices.
        8) the U.S. Department of Agriculture has reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the U.S. to begin the beef exports to China (6/12/17). The first beef has been imported to China (06/30/17 and Sec Predue cut and ate a USDA prime rib in China)
        9) REOPENING KORUS trade deal per Sarah Sanders press briefing on 06/30/17)
        On Economy
        1) Unemployment rate 4.3% u-3 and 8.4% U6
        2) Proposed a $1 Trillion infrastructure project
        3) Stock Market at Historic Highs (as of 6/11/17 Dow up 16% NASDAQ up 19.5% since election day)
        4) US homes prices climb at fastest pace In 3 years per CNBC.
        5) Jobless claims hit 28 year low in Apr
        6) OPEC broken can no longer set prices due to USA energy production unleashed
        7) Secured $50 billion investment from Japan
        8) Secured $20 billion investment from Exxon in Gulf coast
        9) Gasoline at $1.95/gallon in Central NC (lowest price at this time of year since 2005 for entire US 06/30/17)
        10) Repealed 14 Obama regulations via CRA saving $ billions in costs to the economy
        11) Atlanta Fed sees 3.6% growth in 2nd qrt
        12) Federal debt is 130,455,438,424.64 billion LOWER since Dec 30th 2016 (as of 06/24/17) per treasurydirect.gov
        13) Federal surplus was $182 billion at end of Apr (unexpected)
        14) Consumer and business confidence at record highs
        15) North Dakota experiencing a boom since Dakota access pipeline finished (500,000 Barrels now flowing through pipeline per day)
        16) Keystone pipeline construction ongoing
        17) Mining, steel and oil/gas jobs booming
        18) Mines reopening
        19) 600,000+ JOBS created since Jan1st (per BLS) 800,000+ per ADP
        20) Directed Dep’t of Commerce to streamline Federal permitting processes for domestic manufacturing
        21) Launched United States-Canada Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau
        22) Cut 1.6 billion costs from Air Force one and F-35 airplanes.
        23) Regulatory freeze on all federal governmental agencies
        24) Making agencies cut 2 regulations for each new one.
        25) Saw the opening of the first NEW COAL MINE IN PA in YEARS creating 70 jobs at the mine and more than 400+ supporting jobs in the community. (06/10/17) Per foxnews.
        26) Coal for Central Appalachian coal has increased 8.95% this year. Increasing the economy for SE OH, SW PA, VA, MD and WVA
        27) Maine unemployment at 32 year low. The State dept of unemployment forced to layoff people because of lack of claims
        28) Food Stamp spending is down almost $1 billion per month and $12 billion per year per USAD
        29) Black unemployment at a 17 year low in May at 7.5% per Bureau of Labor Statistics. (06/24/17)
        30) Coal mining rose 19% in USA for first 5 months per US energy Department
        31) 1st qrt GDP revised up to 1.4%
        32) USA now pumping 500k more barrels of oil per day since Dec 31st. Now at 9.3 million bpd. 3rd in the world only 1.2 million bdp behind Russia and Saudi Arabia
        33) USA is the world leader in natural gas production
        34) Institute for Supply Management says its manufacturing index rose to 57.8 last month from 54.9 in May. Anything above 50 signals that factory activity is increasing (07/03/17)
        35) 15 of 18 manufacturing industries posted growth in JUNE per ISM (07/03/17)
        On Immigration
        1) Authorized DHS to hire 10,000 ICE officers & 5,000 border patrol agents
        2) Secured funding for more immigration judges for deportation cases in 2017 budget
        3) Ended “catch and release” policy
        4) ICE arrests up 40% as of May
        5) ICE arrests are 75% criminal illegals as of May
        6) Ice Arrests for non criminal illegals up 150% as of May due to sanctuary cities polices making Ice go to the home instead of the court houses
        7) 70%+ decrease in border crossings of illegal aliens in JAN,FEB,MAR,APR) 64% down in MAY
        8) No Cuban refugees seen by Coast Guard in Apr first time in 7 years
        9) Open bidding and plans submitted for the WALL. Finalists selected, prototypes to be unveiled this summer per CBP official/Breitbart news.
        10) 6ft chain linked fences being replaced by 20ft hardened steel fencing at border
        11) More than 1400 gang members have been arrested by ICE
        12) This year the U.S. has already deported 398 MS-13 gang members back to El Salvador – compared to only 534 for all of 2016
        13) Texas has passed a law outlawing sanctuary cities
        14) Foods stamp requests by ILLEGALS D O W N
        15) The Trump administration has moved to reopen the cases of hundreds of illegal immigrants who had been given a reprieve from deportation by Obama
        16) Per Sec Kelly Plans are to start building the WALL by end of summer.
        17) Travel ban EO cut refugees to 50,000. Has been blocked by courts so far.
        18) per Breitbart Sec Kelly has refused to expand H2-B visa program in FY 2017 Update 06/22/17 Sec Kelly will expand the H2-b visa program for a limited number of businesses that are in danger of failing and can’t find employment per breitbart.
        19) Pres Trump Sec of DHS ended DAPA (06/16/17)
        20) Refugees dropped by half entering the USA in first three months of Pres Trump’s admin over Obama’s admin. (6/24/17 per Washington Times)
        21) Per Pres Trump 6,000 MS-13 gang members arrested in first 5 months
        22) Per Sec Kelly 66,000 mostly criminal illegals arrested by ICE in first 5 months
        23) Kate’s Law passed the House 06/29/17)
        24) No Sanctuary Cities Law Passed the House (06/29/17)
        ON LAW and ORDER
        1) Authorities have arrested an unprecedented number of sexual predators involved in child sex trafficking rings in the United States and around the world
        2) DOJ issues new sentencing guideline to enforce tougher laws on drug dealers
        3) DOJ stops Obama’s slush funds
        4) Massive raids on gangs going on across the nation
        5) More arrests for voter fraud in 2017 then anytime in recent history.
        6) DOJ and DHS ordered to take on transnational criminal gangs
        7) No tolerance for violence against LEO with a signed EO
        8) Fired FBI director who is and was a nutjob.
        9) Nominated Wray for FBI director
        10) Nominated 21 conservative judges to the federal court
        11) AG Sessions dismantling the Obama legal doctrine brick by brick at the DOJ per Bloomberg (06/29/17)
        12) Operation Broken Heart lead by the DOJ arrested over 1,012 sexual child predators across the nation bringing 69,000 cases against them. (06/28/17)
        13) AG Sessions has asked for an extra $26 million to hire 300 prosecutors devoted to gang violence and deportation cases per Bloomberg (06/29/17)
        ON Congressional and Executive action
        1) Confirmed Gorsuch to SCOTUS
        2) Signed 39+ Laws so far
        3) Signed more than 30+ EO
        4) Reviewing the Obama land grabs
        5) Reviewing and repealing Obama’s regulations
        6) Obamacare repeal and replace passed House stuck in Senate
        7) Tax cuts and reform moving through Congress
        8) Submitted 2018 Budget that cuts spending and give a pathway to a balanced budget in 10 years.
        9) Returned power to make decisions on “transgender bathrooms” to states
        10) Instituted 5-year lobbying ban for all Executive branch appointees
        11) Instituted permanent lobbying ban for foreign governments for all Executive branch appointees
        12) Banned aid helping foreign countries provide abortions (Mexico City Policy)
        13) Formed Commission on voter fraud led by VP Pence
        14) Returned the mission of NASA to space exploration
        15) Installing aspects of extreme vetting at points of entry to the USA
        16) signed Two bills into Law on June 2nd that makes it easier for family members of slain LEO to get benefits and that helps hire Veterans as LEO
        17) Sec of VA is starting process to combine the DOD and VA medical records to improve Veteran’s health. Massive shift in government policy.
        18) Pushing a massive overhaul of our FAA Air Traffic control….
        19) House votes to roll back Dodd Frank goes to the Senate
        20) Senate votes for VA accountability act. Goes to House passed house 06/13/17 major victory for Trump agenda signed into law on 06/23/17
        21) Pushing an apprentice program to train skilled works to fill 6 million open positions.
        22) The U.S. Treasury Department unveiled a sweeping plan on Monday to upend the country’s financial regulatory framework, 80% of which will be done from the executive side and does not need Congress. MAGA!!!!!
        23) Signed EO to reshape the education system of the USA to include votech and apprenticeships
        24) Did away with rules requiring the Federal government to report on the Y2K bug 17 years after 2000.
        25) President Donald Trump signed an executive order creating an accountability and whistleblower protection office at the Department of Veterans Affairs.(04/ 27/2017)
        26) Sec Zinke moves to purge the Interior department of Obama holdovers (6/16/17 per Washington post)
        27) Energy Department eliminating the Office of International Climate and Technology
        28) 22 federal agency task force formed to help the rural America fight regulations and lack of prosperity led by Sec Perdue
        29) Environmental Protection Agency has ended a nearly $1 million program that provided gym memberships for employees
        30) 5-0 in special elections (GA6 primary, KS, MT, GA6 final election, SC)
        31) Sec Kelly dropped many “Pro-Obama Islamic groups from funding” Groups that pushed for sharia law and closed muslim communities within the USA. (06/23/17 per breitbart)
        32) TRAVEL BAN upheld by SCOTUS by 9-0 ruling. Extreme vetting will now become law of the land.
        33) ScottPruitt signed #WOTUS proposed rule, supporting @POTUS order to restore the rule of law.
        34) Travel BAN now in full effect across the world. (06/29/17)
        35) Signed agreement to construct oil pipeline into Mexico
        36) Opening up LNG centers to ship LNG across the world (06/29/17)
        37) Introduced 6 point plan to unleash American energy (off shore, Nuclear, coal, NG,Oil, renewable) (06/29/17)
        38) President Trump Signs EO Reviving The National Space Council (06/30/17)
        39) Pentagon halts Obama’s transgender plan (07/01/17 per Breitbart)
        40) Sec Devos has stopped two obama regulations from going into effect which would have harmed for profit colleges. The Gainful Employment rule and the Borrower Defense rule (06/30/17)
        41) On May 4th, 2017 Pres Trump signed the Religious Freedom EO ordering his admin among other things to not enforce the Johnson amendment.
        42) Reduced White House expenses by $22 million by reducing staffing levels form Obama levels. Doing more with less.
        On Foreign Policy
        1) Secured a 34,000 Arab force to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria
        2) Sent 3 carrier battle groups to NK to pressure them on nuclear program, installed THADD in SK and Japan
        3) Working with China on NK
        4) Sent Navy to south China Sea to secure sea lines
        5) Fired 60 Tomahawks after a gas attack
        6) Got the G7 countries to agree that a nation has a right to control migration and immigration
        7) Had G7 countries agree NK was a threat
        8) Had G7 nations agree that Trade should be FAIR as well as FREE and that nations can punish non fair trade
        9) Had NATO agree to pay more and got more countries to pay their fair share of defense pact
        10) Have met with more than 100 of the world leaders many at the white house
        11) Pulled out of Paris Accord and freed the USA from the economic Slavery Obama sold us into
        12) Have surrounded ISIS in Iraq and Syria strongholds
        13) Have killed the ISIS commander in Afghanistan and reduced their strength by 2/3rd in Afghanistan
        14) Dropped the MOAB on ISIS killing more than 90 ISIS fighters
        15) First sitting POTUS to pray at the Western Wall
        16) Restarted peace process between Israel and PLO
        17) Visited the land of the three major religions in the world
        18) Opening of center to defeat radical Islam in cyberspace during Saudi Arabia visit. One orb to find them in the darkness and bind them.
        19) Gave powerful speech in the heart of Islam about the need to reform Islam and drive out the radicals
        20) Had G7 countries agree that refugees should stay as close as possible to home country and be returned when the threat is gone
        21) Got the Arab nations to cut ties to Qatar for funding terrorists. Massive historic shift in diplomatic actions in the Muslim world.
        22) Started the assault on Raqqa in Syria to defeat ISIS on June 6th 2017.
        23) Got Romania to up it’s NATO funding to 2.1% of GDP
        24) Has the Special Forces helping relieve siege in Philippines.
        25) Will visit Poland and Central Europe during 1st week of July before G20 meeting
        26) Per Sec Tillerson. The PLO has stopped the payments to terrorists families. Major change in PLO policy.
        27) Pres Trump’s State department secured the release of American citizen Otto Warmbeir from NK without paying $400 million ransom
        28) Pres Trump admin secured the release of American citizen, Aya Hijazifor, from Egypt Jail without paying $400 million ransom.
        29) Obama appointed Ambassador to Qatar “quit” during the biggest Crisis in Qatar’s history. What was she hiding?
        30) Gave Sec Mattis authority to set troop numbers in Afghanistan to turn the tide of the war. 06/16/17 .
        31) Rolled back Obama’s Cuban policy. 06/16/17
        32) Canada promised to increase defense spending by 70% (06/16/17)
        33) Gulf Countries sent Qatar a list of demands to defund terrorism, reject the Muslim brother hood so Qatar can return to the fold, direct consequence of Pres Trump’s trip to the middle east. Qatar has since rejected these demands setting a possible military conflict (updated 06/30/17)
        34) NATO countries (excluding the US) increase defense spending by 4.3% from last year per daily mail and breitbart(06/30/17).
        35) Per Iraq military Mosul has fallen. ISIS no longer controls the city. Just a couple pockets of resistance left per independent (06/30/17)
        36) Imposed Sanctions on major China Bank for it’s funding of North Korea and has declared the admin will work to cut North Korea off from access to the US financial market. (06/29/17)
        37) approved a $1.42billion arms deal with Taiwan (07/02/17)
        38) Reached out by Twitter to offer help to save baby Charlie Gard (07/03/17)
        39) Billions of dollars in investments & thousands of new jobs in America! An initiative via Corning, Merck & Pfizer:
        40) U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) has almost doubled the amount of cocaine seized this fiscal year compared to the year before.
        41) For the first time ever, the United States will be able to export rice to China. China is the largest consumer, producer, and importer of rice, as the nation eats the equivalent of the entire U.S. rice crop in under two weeks.
        42) The Trump Administration has essentially “abolished” the practice of deferring deportations for illegal aliens in immigration court, a new report claims.
        43) “Six months in – it is the hope of GROWTH that is making America FOUR TRILLION DOLLARS RICHER.” -Stuart @VarneyCo
        44) Manufacturers’ record-high optimism reported in the 1st qtr has carried into the 2nd qtr of 2017 via @ShopFloorNAM:http://45.wh.gov/ZtRRMt
        45) U.S. immigration agents planning nationwide raids to arrest teenagers who are suspected gang members – Reuters
        46) Walmart Unveils Manufacturing Plan to Create 1.5 MILLION New AMERICAN Jobs
        47) Apple supplier Foxconn has agreed to a $10 billion plant in Wisconsin that will create 3,000 new jobs!
        48) President Trump Ends President Obama Transgender Military Policy…
        49) Reached a deal to have the 2028 Olympics held in Los Angeles
        50) US Employers Add 209,000 Jobs in July, Unemployment at 4.3%
        51) Apple iPhone supplier Foxconn has announced that it is planning a second manufacturing plant, this one in Michigan

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        • Chuck Finley says:

          I don’t dwell in the minutiae. Yes Trump has gotten some stuff done and it’s all well and good, but no I wasn’t going to necessarily give him props for doing the common sense things that needed to be done as far as law and order like letting border patrol do their job, but given past administrations I guess I probably shouldn’t take that for granted. What I care about and the stuff he campaigned hard on – The Wall – making progress but he did not have to wait for Congress on this. DACA/DAPA – DAPA gone but DACA is still in effect, Legal Immigration – increased H2b visas 45% more than Obama for 2nd half of the year.

          And we are renegotiating the Paris Accords per Trump. What was agreed to and negotiated by Gary Cohn were the same globalist claptrap that Trump campaigned against and we voted against. Why are we renegotiating a scam that Trump knows is a scam? Just get out of them completely and don’t look back.

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      • V.Lombardi says:

        You don’t understand it because the argument for McM is not legitimate. He is an obstacle to Trump’s agenda. McCain loves him though.

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  34. Silk says:

    Bannon is not a bad choice if it comes down to it.

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  35. Bazza McKenzie says:

    I believe you misjudge the position of General Kelly in this. He does not appear to be in the game of playing politics, unlike McMaster. Kelly is there to implement the President’s policies, as he was effectively doing at DHS – not impose his own policies like McMaster.

    He is not going to take a public position re McMaster based on likes or dislikes, but if he discovers McMaster is leaking or supporting people who are, as is likely, Kelly will give him no slack and that will get McMaster thrown out.

    Publicly and politically, it is far easier for President Trump to oppose policies coming from McMaster and then to fire McMaster when Kelly has his back. I don’t believe the President shifted Kelly from the important and effective job he was doing at DHS just to “straighten out” the WH. He wants a top military man there who is not into playing politics and who considers his job is to do what the President wants done.

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    • Delilah says:

      This is actually funny because the same exact “Get McMaster” crowd was calling Kelly a globalist shill not too long ago.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      If McM is involved in leaks then I hope to see him in handcuffs. He is in a key position to leak, which has occurred many times, and to catch leakers, which has not occurred. Some of Obama’s people are involved in the rebellion against Trump.

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  36. Troublemaker10 says:

    Several Directors at Conservative Heritage Foundation have written support for McMasters. Heritage Foundation was openly on board with working with Trump Adm as far back as May 2016 and we’re transition team advisors, and Trump defenders ever since.

    Bannon and McMasters offer different values. They should both stay. Bannon’s value is agenda setting and messaging. McMaster s’ value is winning wars and developing winning geo-political strategies.

    Trump benefits from both, is not manipulated by either.

    Don’t play the media game.
    ——

    5 Reasons H.R. McMaster Is the Right Leader for a Tough President
    https://www.google.com/amp/dailysignal.com/2017/08/03/5-reasons-h-r-mcmaster-right-leader-tough-president/amp/#ampshare=http://dailysignal.com/2017/08/03/5-reasons-h-r-mcmaster-right-leader-tough-president/

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    • KittyKat says:

      Heritage developed the president’s list of conservative candidates for the Supreme Court.

      If McMaster is the right person, I think he should at least offer to resign, not because he’s “guilty” but to give the president a way out of a thorny political problem.

      Maybe he’s already offered to resign, and the president refused. That’s fine. The president doesn’t have to accept, but McM does need to offer, as a token of his loyalty.

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      • Delilah says:

        Cernovich is a bully. This isn’t the Cernovich movement. This is the Trump movement. We don’t even know if Bannon is behind any of this, but we do know Cernovich is.

        The best way to kill the Trump movement is to turn it into the Cernovich movement. He’s a fraud.

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    • V.Lombardi says:

      Kindly list some wars McM has won and also his winning geopolitical strategies. I suppose no one else can match him. It’s a media game, that’s why the Left such as Media Matters, McCain, NBC, … support him. Let’s not give someone else a chance, let’s give a deep state agent with major baggage another chance.

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  37. graphiclucidity says:

    This has turned into quite the boom for Breitbart, hasn’t it?

    Let’s look a little closer here at some intriguing angles.

    For a solid year and a half the Alt-Right, ostensibly led by Breitbart.com & Bannon, along with various hangers on from Cernovich to The_Donald to 4chan and pol – basically all of that group and their millions of followers have been accused of being fascists, racists, bigots, White Supremacists, Neo-Nazi, Russia-loving, Ultra-Nationalist, Anti-Semites.

    That’s the progressive’s and GOPe/Neo-Con narrative and they’re sticking to it, through hell or high water.

    How better to deflect from those accusations than to suddenly go so Pro-Israel/Jews that you’re willing to take out the National Security Adviser who may (not is – but may) be a little softer on Iran and a little harder on Israel than other White House officials.

    It’d be a great little ploy, if it worked:
    Polish you Zionist, Pro-Israel, credentials with the Christian Conservatives and the Neo-Cons while shooting down all of those nasty Nazi insults from the left & right, strengthen the Anti-Iran crowd, all the while taking out an opponent of your “spiritual leader” who works in the White House.

    Is that what’s going on here?
    The Trump supporter in me says:
    “I hope not!” because it’s ultimately hurting everybody involved and only helping the left, as Sundance is saying here.

    The political cynic in me is saying:
    “Yup! This sh*t has been stinking since the leaks started on January 20th, and these idiots won’t end this internecine warfare until Trump fires all of their asses.”

    Firing Priebus and Mooch at the same time was a warning to all of them.
    But some people are just too thick and too stubborn to learn, apparently.

    It’s gotten OLD & TIRED quick. Get it together and get to work. Stop the personal sniping and the leaks!

    All this nonsense is doing is hurting Trump and the MAGA agenda while the left smells blood and licks their lips in anticipation.

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  38. Big Jake says:

    McMaster is reportedly hostile to Bannon, purging Trump loyalists, and openly protecting Obama-era swamp creatures. What’s not to like?

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  39. LULU says:

    Posted on today’s Presidential thread in error. Under the weather, I forgot about this earlier thread:

    http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/08/06/mcmaster-worked-think-tank-backed-soros-funded-group-helped-obama-sell-iran-nuclear-deal/

    Breitbart’s Jerusalem people pulling out all the stops.

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  40. jstanley01 says:

    I’m so thankful for CTH, a beacon of light through the baloney. Hanson’s linked article is great.

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  41. judy521 says:

    How do we let Trump know, Bannon was a BIG part in getting him election. Truth was got out.

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  42. InTime says:

    I do not want Bannon to go. And I have stopped and thought about it. I think McMasters is dirty and he can go.

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  43. miketrivi says:

    General Benedict Arnold (time passes) General H.R. McMaster.

    They both have one thing in common.

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  44. If you want to sell me on McMaster, you need to explain away Carolyn Glick’s take on him.
    http://carolineglick.com/mcmaster-purges-pro-israel-anti-iran-deal-trump-loyalists-from-the-nsc/

    She is no fool, and as much as I like you’re reporting in general, after following her for almost 2 decades, I’m pretty sure she’s got him pegged.

    You may be correct on what opposing him might come to, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a serious threat to the agenda we voted for..

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  45. Chuck Finley says:

    The initial post is looking worse and worse for defending McMasters as #NeverTrumpers, Neocons, the left, and media start to circle the wagons for him.

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  46. An enlightening article by Eric Holmes over at American Thinker: ‘The Other Side of the Bannon-McMaster Conflict’ http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/08/the_other_side_of_the_bannon__mcmaster_conflict.html

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