Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Resigns After Pressure from Nationalist Matteo Salvini…

Italy is one of the key economies within the EU. In the past several years, driven by both economic challenges and unfettered immigration challenges, the populist revolt has gained ground. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, a nationalist-minded politician, has won the hearts of Italian voters.  Matteo Salvini is a proud Italian populist.

Several months ago Matteo Salvini challenged current Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to hold a snap election; and followed-up with continued pressure on the Italian government by advancing populist positions of economic patriotism, sovereignty and tougher immigration rules.

Amid a revolt against globalism writ large, it was not accidental that Nancy Pelosi traveled to Italy recently with a coalition of U.S. leftist politicians to organize a strategy to fend-off Salvini and assist Prime Minister Conte. Pelosi is an opportunist. Part of the plan for Conte to hold power was a shift within his party (Five Star Movement or 5sM) to form an alliance with the Italian left-wing Democratic Party (Pelosi’s ideological allies).

To pull off their plan, Conte and the Democratic Party would align; Conte would then resign and hold the snap election where 5sM and the far-left Democratic party would re-elect him. This approach would strategically counter the 36 percent of support currently held by Matteo Salvini (the League). Today Giuseppe Conte resigned.

(Wall Street Journal) […] Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced his resignation in a speech to the Senate on Tuesday, blaming far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for causing a political crisis as Italy looks to draw up a challenging budget to keep its parlous finances on track.

[…] Leaders of 5 Star are exploring the only plausible alternative to snap elections the League would likely win: a new coalition government with their longstanding foes, the mainstream center-left Democratic Party. Talks in coming days could show whether such a coalition is possible or early elections are needed.

Italy’s power struggle is a symptom of Europe’s continuing political upheaval after a decade of crises including the economic depression in the periphery of the eurozone and the pressures of rising immigration from poor and war-torn parts of Africa and the Middle East.

[…] The political upheaval has gone further in Italy than in most other EU countries. In March 2018 elections, Italy’s mainstream parties suffered a heavy defeat. In a country tired of economic stagnation and ineffectual political incumbents, one in three Italians backed 5 Star, while the League won 17% of the vote. Since then, however, 5 Star has struggled in government and its support has halved, while Mr. Salvini’s tough stance on immigration has helped double support for the League.

If Italy holds early elections, Mr. Salvini could become the first leader of a major EU nation who comes from a self-described populist party to the right of Europe’s mainstream conservatives. Mr. Salvini, an avowed admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin, has challenged the EU’s rules on fiscal discipline, accusing Germany and France of hypocritically breaking the rules while imposing austerity on Italy. Some League officials have advocated Italy’s exit from the euro, although Mr. Salvini says it isn’t on his agenda. (read more)

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In the background of all of this we have: (1) Italy’s involvement in “spygate” and the U.S. intelligence operations in/around Joseph Mifsud (Malta).  (2) The pending Brexit at the end of October, a threat to Pelosi’s ideological group.  (3) The possible defeat of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, another threat to Pelosi’s ideological group; and (4) the economics of Trump’s trade strategy, more threats to Pelosi’s scheme team.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is traveling the world in an attempt to block rising nationalism, and the consequences of economic trade deals therein, wherever possible.  Her domestic political interests in the 2020 election are predicated on stopping the deglobalization process underway by President Trump.

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200 Responses to Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Resigns After Pressure from Nationalist Matteo Salvini…

  1. Darrell Michael Richardson says:

    Libs will fail. They always fail at everything they do. The gig is up and globalism is being rejected world wide. This is just the begining.

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    • Go Matteo Go !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      • John Obidienzo says:

        Salvini should have this kind of friend-
        The ultra conservative vainglorious Pope [Lenny Bellardo of Queens] lectures the Italian PM:

        Pope Lenny on Greenland:

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    • Daniel says:

      It’s not fair to say that’s true. They have had a LONG run of gradual success in many, many areas. It’s just that Trump and all he represents for the batter conservatives and others who have long since known something was wrong but were silenced with political correctness.

      No more.

      Liked by 7 people

      • chojun says:

        Long run, yes – the progressive movement has been in force ever since at least 1910 and was largely in power until (I would argue) it began to wane when the 1973-75 recession broke the new deal/great society economics. So until Conservatives really came to power in 1994, Liberals had almost 90 years of policy implementation in the United States. All of that is looking to come crashing down in less than 30.

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    • Mr. T. says:

      Hold on there just minute, Darrell Michael Richardson. While the libs are to blame for globalism and the damage it’s done to our nation, especially its working class, many RINOS are also to blame. Bush 41 helped to put together that horrible NAFTA agreement. Clinton may have signed it into law, but it was set into motion by many on the right as well as the left. We have many battles ahead of us to stop the globalization threat.

      As for the libs failing, they got Obama elected as POTUS….TWICE. Only a fool minimizes the threat by the left, while ignoring the threat from the RINOS as well. Walk softly, my friend, but carry a big stick because you just might need to use it.

      Liked by 17 people

    • Tom S says:

      WTF is Pelosi doing interfering in a foreign governments political business on the US Taxpayers dime this sounds like an impeachable offense.

      Liked by 13 people

      • Rileytrips says:

        Tom, I would also ask, why is Pelosi going around the globe, meeting with foreign leaders and working to undermine the foreign policies of her own President and his administration?

        Liked by 6 people

        • John Bosley says:

          Piglosi has been given her marching orders by her Masters of the Universe.
          She now has to earn her keep more vigorously than in the past.
          That edict is to keep the status quo in place ( globalism/tyranny ) and stymie any and all efforts by PDJT and his administration.

          She is a seditious traitor to America and the Founding Fathers ideals/Constitution.
          She needs to be brought to heel by any means nessasary.

          Liked by 7 people

          • Raptors2020 says:

            Pelosi has named FDR as her hero. She’s that old. Her quest is to save the post-second world war order planned and dreamed by Roosevelt. The status quo Trump explicitly wants to end and tear down. No wonder Nancy and Trump fight like Nancy and Sluggo (ancient reference).

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        • Sweet Old Bob says:

          Plastic face is desperate . Couldn’t pass up any chance to retain power ! 😉

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      • SwampRatTerrier says:

        Bet Pelosi is Colluding with the Russians AGAIN
        too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        Liked by 1 person

      • dallasdan says:

        Dems have no reason to fear legal consequences of their unlawful activities, be they perjury before Congress, leaks of classified documents, reckless negligence in protecting national security information, overthrow of a duly elected president, etc. The DOJ and FBI appear to be their allies.

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      • Susan Bolle says:

        OB made the rounds recently, as well. Cracks in the globalist agenda.

        Liked by 1 person

      • StanH says:

        I do believe that is the collusion thing that the swamp was caterwauling about.

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  2. Daniel says:

    Gotta hand it to them. The writing on the walls, which are crumbling, is clear but they do not give up.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. clulessgrandpa says:

    I didn’t know the Speaker of the House could conduct foreign policy against the people of the USA.

    Liked by 26 people

  4. Fred says:

    Piglosi should be brought up on charges of conspiracy to influence elections in Italy. She has no business in Italy. She should be impeached, but the House of Reprehensibles Democrat majority will not vote against their own.

    Liked by 15 people

  5. Sanj says:

    Who would have imagined that one person (POTUS Trump) could cause so much heartache and dislocation of an entire worldwide leftist, globalist movement.

    Liked by 4 people

  6. kevin king says:

    There will be an election soon, Salivini will get the 40 percent Lega needs and he will become PM. Italy is on the way back from the brink. I wish I could say the same for the UK.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Susan Bolle says:

      He should then revoke NPs Italian Passport for her interference into another country’s government.

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    • Peppurr says:

      I wish I could say the same for the UK too. It’s a crying shame, what has happened to your Country. My mother was an English war bride and as a result I have been to England many times and have seen for myself over the years. All due to the senseless immigration.

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  7. woohoowee says:

    Very nice 🙂 Go, Salvini! Viva l’Italia!

    Liked by 10 people

  8. Matt Musson says:

    Italy has a banking sector that is ready to collapse. The non-performing loan book is 80 time worse than that of US banks during the sub-prime meltdown. 80 times.

    No good future there.

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  9. Matt Musson says:

    Italy has a banking sector that is ready to collapse. The non-performing loan book is 80 time worse than that of US banks during the sub-prime meltdown. 80 times.

    No good future there.

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  10. zozz1 says:

    Watching the videos of the Phuket tsunami a few years ago, or of the tsunami in Japan, I realized that a tsunami isn’t just one big, crashing wave; it is a huge, powerful, inexorable flow of water that wells up, and that nothing in its path can resist. Trumpism reminds me of a global tsunami; slowly, inexorably spreading across the globe, pushing away before it all resistance…a power that cannot be stopped. The 2016 election was the actual tsunami “wave”, and now it spreads over all….

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  11. Vince says:

    On what authority is she doing this? She is the Speaker of the House, which has no authority to run its own foreign policy.

    Liked by 7 people

  12. Mike in a Truck says:

    Why is the Speaker of the House conducting foreign policy? When she lands on U.S. soil her and her entourage of leftist kooks should be met by the U.S. Marshall’s and arrested.

    Liked by 9 people

  13. Baycity Duckhunter says:

    Trump should go over and campaign for Salvini before the G7…..
    On his way back, refuel in Greenland…..
    And he is meeting with Boris Johnson prior to the the G7…..
    Winning is GREAT!!!

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  14. Bubby says:

    “Mr. Salvini, an avowed admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin,” why is that what’s the connection? I won’t pay to read the WSJ! I know for certain if he wins the msm will tie him to President Trump as another Putin lacky like President Trump!

    “Speaker Nancy Pelosi is traveling the world in an attempt to block rising nationalism, and the consequences of economic trade deals therein, wherever possible. Her domestic political interests in the 2020 election are predicated on stopping the deglobalization process underway by President Trump.” – Sundance I guess we’re paying for Pelosi’s world travels to stop President Trump why is that? Is there no limit to her travel expenses we must pay? She’s worth $200 million and we have to pay for her travels? She’s the Speaker of the House not the Country!

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    • SwampRatTerrier says:

      Note the Media’s BIG LIE again!

      Big lie, Big lie!

      The Left and their owned media have no new ideas. It’s always rinse and repeat cycle.

      “Mr. Salvini, an avowed admirer of Russian President Vladimir Putin”

      HA!

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    • rcogburn says:

      Is there no limit to her travel expenses we must pay? She’s worth $200 million and we have to pay for her travels?

      Yup, and it’s Italy, so she probably brought her whole family for another free trip. I bet we foot their hotel bills also.

      Get woke, go broke…unless you’re in Congress!

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  15. GB Bari says:

    This is an interesting development, since last year we were all under the impression that Conte was very much an aly of President Trump:
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2018/07/30/president-trump-welcomes-italian-prime-minister-giuseppe-conte-to-the-white-house/

    ….and again a positive view of Conte this year in May..
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2019/05/16/spygate-fallout-italian-prime-minister-giuseppe-conte-requests-resignation-of-intelligence-officials/

    Even “the failing NYT” (credit POTUS for that description) published this article trying to paint Conte as a “nativist” anti-immigrant, like they painted PDJT.

    So this is a new direction for those of us who have not been following Italian politics regularly.

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    • chojun says:

      Thanks for this. I remembered Conte coming to power in the snap election. I was also under the impression that Conte was an ideological ally with Trump. It sounds like he’s been largely a disappointment.

      Liked by 5 people

      • Matthew LeBlanc says:

        If we go all the way back to the formation of the current Italian government now resolving we find Conte was not on board with Salvini. My impression was Paul Ryan meets Donald J. Trump. Conte is a typical RINO type banker ally. Salvini appears to be the real deal and would gladly miss a meal to save his people. As we know here in US the RINO types won’t miss a meal to save their own family much less the American people. Same thing at work here it seems to me.

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      • mopar2016 says:

        From what I’ve read Salvini has been described as anti globalism and anti immigration.
        That’s probably why he’s popular. I guess we’ll have to wait and see about the rest.
        Italy hasn’t paid their fair share to NATO for quite some time, I think that we have about 13 thousand military personnel in Italy.
        https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/us-must-warn-italys-matteo-salvini-over-russia

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    • sundance says:

      Pelosi is an opportunist. Conte is equivalent to a moderate Republican (Lindsey Graham type).

      Pelosi sees an opportunity for the leftists to influence Conte with an alliance with the Democratic group. This pulls policy left.

      Whether Conte has acquiesced to the plan for his political self-interests is unknown. However, the timing and his statements upon resignation appear to follow the lefist agenda.

      Liked by 12 people

  16. desperatelyseekingmelania says:

    Italy’s political similarity to the USA is that it’s basically a center right country that periodically somehow gets co-opted by leftists and slimy globalists.

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  17. Elric VIII says:

    If the truth about all the Globalist scheming and shenanigans were to be understood by the general populations there would be nowhere they could hide.

    Liked by 5 people

  18. Dutchman says:

    Everything they do screams desperation; more specifically, a clear realisation that what PDJT is doing is a real, existential threat to the Globalist plans.
    After all, why not just ‘ride it out, for 4 or 8 years, and then get back to business as usual?
    Obviously our enemies don’t think thats possible; THEY think that if they are unable to thwart PDJT’s efforts, that the damage he does to their plans will be nearly irreversible.

    The degree to which they have rushed headlong over the cliff, abandoning slow frog boiling, almost eagerly sacrificing their credibility, exposing their true natures to me says how desperate they are.

    Put another way, if they thought that after 2024, they could recover their lost ground, they would NEED credibility for the MSM, and the Democrat and Republicon party, as tools for repairing the damage.

    So, THEY think its life or death; win now, or lose forever. I find that very reassuring….

    Liked by 11 people

    • Maquis says:

      It’s like possessed pigs hurling themselves off cliffs into the sea.

      Liked by 7 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Thats exactly what its like, and so appropriate for those of us who view this conflict as ultimately between the Father if lies, and God.
        The behaviors of those psychologists refer to as ‘insane’, exactly mirrors the behavior of those described in thr Bible as “possesed by demons”,…coincidence?

        The more Chritianity has been marginalised in our society, the more we have mainstreamed acceptance if deviant behavior, the more we have turned our collective face away from God, the worse ‘things’ get. Coincidence?
        I see miracles, all around me, every day. And some have actually asked “Is God dead?”

        None so blind as those who will not see.

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      • TarsTarkas says:

        They are Legion.

        Liked by 3 people

    • GB Bari says:

      That’s certainly quite possible.

      I have tended to believe that the Globalists have fought against PDJT & MAGA and will continue to fight against Trump/MAGA for *every* dollar (or euro or whatever) they feel they are losing regardless of whether they think they can recover their power and/or losses in 2025 or sooner.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Funny, I see it the opposite way; its not really about greed; its about POWER, and the $ is just a convenient, portable FORM of power.
        As an example, most view Hillary as “all about the Benjamins”, I think she is about the, POWER. For instance, Obama bankrupted the DNC, during his 8 years, while Hillary engaged in pay to play, raising vast amounts if $, so she could ‘bankroll’ DNC operations, enabling her to have unprecedented authority over DNC operations, which was POWER.
        Not disagreeing with you, just,a different perspective.

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          IMO it’s about money. Power is merely the method to gain money. Look how comfortably resigned Bernie was when he lost the 2016 nomination and got a new house as a consolation prize.

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          • Dutchman says:

            Ah, but he also gained, immeasurably in POWER. Notice how the Candiates are ALL campaigning in 2020, sounding like Bernie, in 2016?

            He MENTORED AOC, the ‘new face’ of the DNC.

            Look at pre 2016 Bernie; he was a nobody, in the Senate for 30 years, who nobody outside his,State had heard of. A crackpot “Socialist” who caucused with Dems.

            So yeah, he got his house. But what he gained, in POWER, was a lot greater than what he gained in $.
            Somebody said “the $ is just a way of ‘keeping score’,…its a measure of power, and a way to WIELD that power.
            Again, just a point of view. $ begats power, power begats $.

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            • SwampRatTerrier says:

              You are correct.

              Studies have shown that millionaires who could retire and never work another day, are motivated to “score” a higher score – reflected in money values.

              Think of it as a computer game addicted teen, who’s motivation in playing the game is just to beat their old score.

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              • sturmudgeon says:

                SwampRatTerrier: And then, there comes one who has $$$, uses it to ‘power’ himself into the highest office in the Land… and then uses THAT power to actually ‘SERVE’ the people of the U.S.A. Bless You, President Trump!

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              • Dutchman says:

                Brain chemicals, chiefly Dopamine. That feeling we get when we want to high five,…”YEEEESS!!” is at the heart of addiction, and its powerful.
                Its why sites like this include “likes”, but not “dislikes”;
                Posting a comment gives you a sense of accomplishment, bump of Dopamine.
                Then, someone “likes” your comment, another bump.

                And, THEY get a bump, from hitting “like”. So, one could say we are,all a bunch of Dopamine addicts, LOL!

                Actually, those with truly ‘good self esteem’, have a higher ‘baseline level’ of Dopamine, than those with low self esteem.
                To those with low,self esteem, they can crave Dopamine, like water for someone dieing of thirst.
                And as any addict can tell you, its NOT the substance or behavior. If you ‘stop’ the addictive behavior, you will substitute another.

                Its only when you address the low self esteem, and permanently raised your Dopamine levels, that you truly address your addictive nature.
                Otherwise, your just,swapping one poison, for a socially less unacceptable one.
                I say this as someone who has been there, done that.

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                • Dekester says:

                  Cheers Dutchman,

                  Well put stated!

                  May I add something I read recently, and pass on when deemed appropriate.

                  “ true humility arises from high self esteem”

                  Thanks and your posts are much appreciated.

                  God bless PDJT

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          • Your Tour Guide says:

            It is and isn’t about the money.

            Power is first and foremost. Destroying
            any pesky competitors follows behind.

            Their acquisition of money is totally different
            then anyone else’s. The money they acquire
            is from flim flamming the suckers. Skimming
            off the top of any and all social programs.

            Engineering the tax laws so that anything that
            reeks of feel goodism ( so that it can’t be criticized)
            is tax deductible.

            Saw it years ago, when the 3 martini lunch was
            still deductible. The big boys NEVER touch the
            check. Never have to scrounge for rolled change
            for a meal. Someone else picks up the tab for
            rack of lamb, then pockets what was paid for that
            at the end of the year for “entertainment expenses”.

            All this makes these utter assholes even worse.
            Never have to worry about paying for things, so
            when they make financial decisions, they can’t
            fathom the impact that it has on everyone else.

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        • Bubby says:

          Dutchman if greed is “a selfish and excessive desire for more of something” then I think one can have a greed for power, control, conquest, popularity, wealth or anything else that keeps us from being fully devoted to God. I believe we have to be guarded about all kinds of greed. IMHO

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          • Dutchman says:

            Agree with your definition, entirely. I THINK most think of greed as being about $, or the ‘things’ it can buy.
            Perhaps thats one of Satans deceptions, i.e. “its not GREED,if its not about $”.

            The Father of lies has a kajillion tricks, but the defence to ALL of them is the same; keep your eyes on Jesus.

        • underwhelmingposter says:

          It has been said that Pelosi’s grip on power comes from an ability to raise vast amounts of donations! Money talks.

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    • MightyMustardSeed says:

      Dutchman, that’s another articulately delightful post! CTH is enhanced by your facts, humor and insight. You’re an all star.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Dutchman says:

        Ah, shucks! (Looks down, kicks instep),…
        Seriously, thank you. I have learned much from SD, but have also learned a GREAT DEAL from the other commenters on this site.
        Its truly a joint effort, and we can ALL be proud that we have something truly special here.

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    • 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

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    • dallasdan says:

      “So, THEY think its life or death; win now, or lose forever. I find that very reassuring….”

      Knowing what they are willing and capable of doing to sustain and further their agenda, I find it frightening.

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      • Dutchman says:

        Point of view, “glsss 1/2 full or 1/2 empty, I look at the BRIGHT side. I got a GLASS, its got BEER in it, and hey, pass the pitcher!”
        Primarily, I find this ‘argument’ a good counter to those who say “But WHAT happens in 2024, when PDJT leaves office?”

        And again, the counter is that his enemies see him as doing irreperable damage, so THEY don’t think its a visble option, to just,’wait him out’.
        The second argument is how many of us will vote R, once DJT isn’t on the ballot?

        So, either we turn the RepubliCON party, bsck into the,RepubliCAN party, by 2024, or, en mass we LEAVE, starting a new America first party, and sending the RepubliCONS to join the,whigs, and by then thoroughly discredited Democrats.

        And, beyond that, THEY, by their actions, see this as an existential battle, WE MUST see it the same way. I have little use for those who think this is “just Politics as usual”; anyone still believing that is delusional.
        But make no mistake, I am very cognisant of what the enemy is capable of doing. They WILL destroy this country, quickly if they ever get their hands on the levers of power, again.
        Fear is just an emotion. We can be paralysed into inaction, or spurred into action, by fear.

        Feeling fear is natural and inevitable,..but its OUR CHOICE how,we respond.

        We must exhibit a matching detirmination, willingness and capability, to defeat them.

        I am not afraid, I am excited.

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        • Bubby says:

          “I am not afraid, I am excited.” Dutchman love that line! Watching how God works His will His Divine Providence for the greatest country on earth is exciting! Many have forgotten God’s Providence in the founding of this country and need to read George Washington’s numerous proclamations of it! In deed exciting days ahead! Godspeed President Trump!

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  19. alliwantissometruth says:

    Why do we allow American politicians on taxpayers time and expense to run around the world trying to interfere with foreign governments and cut deals with their “buddies”?

    That’s not in their job descriptions.They’re supposed to be working at home on the American peoples business, and foreign governments are the business of the people who live there

    Our politicians act like Kings and Queens, running around trying to shape the world into something they approve of. It’s absolute bulls***

    Unless a politician is on official government business and with the blessings of the President, they have no business holding meetings and trying to force a political outcome

    We have zero control over our politicians. They do whatever the hell they want, with no regard for their official roles or duties

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  20. rozelave says:

    where is the State Dept. in all of this?

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  21. justlizzyp says:

    I wonder if Italy is the lead domino of the foreign ‘assistance’ providers during the 2016 shenanigans?

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  22. mazziflol says:

    But wait.. “To pull off their plan, Conte and the Democratic Party would align; Conte would then resign and hold the snap election where 5sM and the far-left Democratic party would re-elect him. ”

    So if his resignation is just part of the plan to keep him in power, why are we cheering this?

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    • sundance says:

      Who is “cheering”?…

      Liked by 10 people

      • buanadha says:

        I’m not cheering it, but I do see it as a sign of how desperate they are getting

        Liked by 1 person

      • GB Bari says:

        Agree. I for one did not infer “cheering” in your article; hence my original post observing this as an “interesting” development. It was pretty clear to me that we do not yet know all of the “inside politics” affecting this development nor the full political motivations behind Salvini. Seems to be a fluid situation for the time being.

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        • GB Bari says:

          As to why I’m not yet “cheering”, Salvini is reportedly an “avowed admirer of …Vladimir Putin” and does not currently plan for Italy to “exit the Euro”. So, allowing for media bias and their tendency to distort the facts, these items *may* be of concern since they do not necessarily align with PDJT’s agenda.

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          • Maquis says:

            Myself, I admire Russia’s commitment to Nationalism and Christendom. I don’t trust the media to represent Salvini’s views truthfully in any case. His stance on the Euro could well be caution to avoid giving the EU ammo in an election.

            In any case, I will cheer his campaign even if the election is a Piglosi ploy, doesn’t mean she’ll win.

            We’ll see what happens.

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      • Merkin Muffley says:

        Then here is the next question: Can Salvini craft together a ruling coalition?

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        • TarsTarkas says:

          Italy is very good at cobbling together coalitions to prevent one party from taking power. They did it for decades to the Communists (for good reason) and to others.

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          • underwhelmingposter says:

            The reason they are very good at it is because they do it so often. It is not uncommon to have to form new governments in Italy several times a decade, sometimes it has been several times in one year!
            The Communists still have a large following in Italy.

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      • deepdivemaga says:

        A lot of people on the right, on Twitter, FB, Reddit, Telegram, etc. in many different conservative & Trump groups are reacting to this resignation as a big victory for nationalism and for Trump.

        On the surface, I saw it this way as well, but there are always bigger motives and power moves at play, as shown here by Sundance.

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    • rcogburn says:

      I don’t know much about Italian politicians, but I do know about Italians.

      If the Eurocrats need a US Congresswoman, Nancy Pelosi, to do the political triage on this failing government, that means the EU’s own leadership – Merkel, Juncker, Macron, et al – won’t dare show their faces in Italy.

      Geographically, Italy is like Texas, the southern border of Rome. The horde hits them first. Anti-EU sentiment must be very high.

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  23. The Devilbat says:

    The fact that Pelosi and her gand are travelling the world to stop nationalists from gaining control is an outright admission that the democratic party is a communist – globalist run party.

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  24. Bogeyfree says:

    So let’s see if PT tweets out a voice of support to Italy and the new MIGA Party, (Make Italy Great Again)

    In this tweet PT should indicate BOTH the U.K. and Italy could and should form a new trade deal with the US.

    The message is simple, align with PT and gain good win, win, fair trade deals and key support from the US and watch your economy and people prosper.

    Many people in these countries are starting to take notice.

    The great new Nationalist Alliance – US, UK, Italy, Poland, Japan, India, South Korea, Mexico, Brazil, Vietnam, Indonesia

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    • Bubby says:

      Bogey I like the looks of that alliance but too early for confirmation. Would be nice to move our military bases to Poland. Maybe in the future N. Korea can be added? Globalism is a pox on the world! Godspeed President Trump!

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  25. Dances with Wolverines says:

    Nancy Pelosi has one major obstacle. The PEOPLE

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  26. buanadha says:

    Amazing how many countries around the world are rejecting their globalist “betters” and moving to elect people who actually care about their own country instead.

    This manoeuvre may work in the short term, but I suspect that Italy is moving in Salvini’s direction. Eventually he will win out, but the timing remains to be seen.

    What’s funny to me is how the left here loves to talk about Trump’s negative poll ratings, but they are stellar compared to Macron, Merkel, etc.

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  27. Sentient says:

    Italians have probably grown weary of having unfettered immigration forced up on them. Cardinal Robert Sarah has opposed mass immigration and defended the people of the host nations:

    “I say again that we must work together to rebuild the nations that have fallen victim to war, corruption and injustice, but this does not mean encouraging the uprooting of peoples and the destruction of nations. Some people exploit the Word of God to justify the promotion of multiculturalism and gaily take advantage of the excuse of hospitality to justify the admission of immigrants.” https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/cardinal-sarah-some-people-exploit-the-word-of-god-to-promote-multicultural

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    • Joemama says:

      You know what – Americans, Germans, French, British, etc. have probably also grown weary of having unfettered immigration forced up on them.

      This is all part of the globalist’s plans: Destroy the culture of each nation through massive immigration of people that will not assimilate and will become a massive financial burden on the host. When anarchy reigns supreme in all countries, the world is “saved” by the one world communist government. They were very close to success and it isn’t over yet.

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    • dallasdan says:

      The Cardinal is correct, and expressing his views will very likely eliminate him from consideration in the next “Pope sweepstakes,” where pressure is reportedly building to elect someone from the third world, the African continent in particular.

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      • Maquis says:

        Sarah is African. Another African Cardinal recently spoke up on mass African immigration, not in the sense of concern for the destruction of Europe, but of Africa itself. Often the most common sense comes from these Third Worlders.

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  28. scrap1ron says:

    And Crumbs is meddling in foreign affairs, on our dime, to undermine President Trump and the American working class. Isn’t that above her pay grade and scope of her duties?

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  29. MicD says:

    After USMCA gets the nod, Italia may become Trading Hub Med.
    Soon after The Queen is delivered her England, that is.

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  30. Garavaglia says:

    They are only visible doing this now because, before Trump, everyone was essentially on the same page (Uniparty). Get it? Trump has forced them to expose themselves. Believe you me, although I don’t like it, their lawyers have done their research and they are safe and sound. Once again, this will all need to be corrected by we, the people, not Washington. They are the problem, not the solution.

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  31. Mikgen says:

    Very complicated. Everyone in the left and centre-left want to avoid snap elections because the League will win. However, it is far from clear that a coalition can be formed. Here the view from Corriere dela Sera (in English):

    https://www.corriere.it/english/19_agosto_12/renzi-considers-split-from-pd-bid-to-form-new-government-1d07db06-bd1f-11e9-9a7d-1da7a91a90cf.shtml

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  32. Kleen says:

    What if that pesky little thing called justice still exists and the Spygate blows wide open next month exposing the former Italian Gov’s involvement in overthrowing our POTUS????

    Can Conti still win anything ever again?

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    • Kleen says:

      Pelosi in Italia… just saying…
      That snake took time out of her vacation to save her own saggy ass.
      Spygate/Mifsud/Cover-up
      Maybe she was getting information ahead of what’s coming out soon. Damage control is most likely in progress.

      Coordinating the narrative so they can pass it on it to their disinformation propaganda dept or MSM.

      Soon it will be all be vomited thought CNN, MSNBS, NYT etc.

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    • Kleen says:

      *attempt* to overthrow POTUS

      Hahahahaha! Failed!

      Failed attempt to overthrow POTUS.

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  33. ”Pelosi is traveling the world in an attempt to block rising nationalism” scenario may well describe her intention .. but who in the world would hitch their political wagon to the flailing Democrat Party? To cooperate with a Pelosi scheme means 5sM believes she will remain in power. This is either wish casting on their part .. or maybe they’re being told there’s a viable plan to remove Trump?

    If this plan depends on his defeat in the 2020 election, it would have to be sold as something more definite than the sketchy early polling being offered up by the same losers who got in wrong in 2016. Maybe something that infers ‘the fix is in”?

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    • Kleen says:

      I think it was about Spygate. Cover-up

      It’s too obvious. Yeah maybe election is tied to that in the sense that they need to keep power to have a successful cover-up and keep ruling the world.

      Perhaps Italy is not happy with the swampees’ poor spying skills because now they are all being dragged into this and they could be demanding action from Pelosi.

      If one goes down, they all go down.

      Italy was involved but it wasn’t supposed to end this way, now Pelosi has to fix it.

      I don’t think Leftists in Italy would gladly take the fall for Hillary just because. Not without some major incentive like winning election and holding on to power.

      “What’s in it for me, Pelosi?”

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  34. Tim Holden says:

    Italian politics are typically volatile. In 75 years there have been over sixty governments.

    It certainly seems that Pelosi’s recent visit has something to do with today’s developments. With Germany on the verge of entering recession and Brexit ten weeks away, a lot is happening at the same time.

    The level of risk is high in this Italian move – it therefore appears desperate, which is uncharacteristic of Europe’s normally ponderous way of doing things . If Pelosi fails it will irreparably damage the feeble credibility of the American Left in Europe (think of recent years with Libya, Egypt, Syria all on the Mediterranean seaboard and the Obama performance in those countries). Should the October elections in Poland return the current Polish government to power – massively likely – and should Salvini be able to form a coalition where his increasingly popular party will probably need only a single minor party to form a coalition, westernmost mainland Liberal Democrat Europe will become much smaller just as Britain departs.

    This presents huge opportunities for Trump America’s diplomacy, and Britain and Central Europe will become strong American allies that replace the continual perfidy of Merkel and Macron. Let us hope this is the outcome.

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  35. ristvan says:

    if I recall correctly, Conte was a uni professor who was a compromise choice between 5sM and Liga. Salvini got the interior post because of immigration as part of that government forming compromise. I don’t think 5sM will be able to form a compromise government with the left; positions are too far apart. (Italian left resembles AOC.) if Sundance is correct, then Pelosi has again miscalculated like on DACA and on AOC+3.

    IMO will lead to two things. 1. Snap election with Salvini win, hardening the popular Salvini anti EU African immigration stance. 2. Inability to meet EU budget demands.
    Both then result in a powerful impetus for Italy to also Iexit, and go back to the lira to ‘save’ the banks. Italy would never accept an EU imposed budgetary Euro solution like Greece had to. Too big, too much own industry for Germany to lord it over them. UK will blaze a trail for them because in many respects similar drivers: immigration, EU regulations, EU mandates.

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  36. Kleen says:

    Obama was recently in italy as well.

    These Marxists are up no good. I think it’s Spygate cover-up and negotiations involving Italy’s role in the Spygate.

    Italy is most likely demanding a way out of it.

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  37. dufrst says:

    This populism is a relentless tide. It just keeps coming in! They are fighting against a force of nature that has plenty of energy within it. It’s only a matter of time, just as it was in the UK before the populist get their leader in Italy and dare I say in France and Germany too. Europe is in the grips of a recession and any leader who is for the status quo and for open borders is at risk of being toppled. The current ruling class will give way to the populist and it will follow the same pattern as 2016. First Brexit, then Trump 2020, and then the damn breaks! The Italians may stave off Salvini short-term, but in the end he will be the prime minister of Italy. MAGA worldwide!

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  38. ezgoer says:

    The fascist Democrats are ruthless and will tell any lie, commit any crime to win. Contrast that with the GOPe who undermines Trump, sells out it constituents to lobbyists that pay them, and are always looking to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Just look at idiot Marco Rubio — the poster boy for LOSER. What did he do this week? Support Reps Omar and Tlaib and denounce Israel.

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  39. Kleen says:

    If Barr, Horowitz and Durham are for real, that September Report release could change the result of many elections around the world.

    Globalists will get schlonged!!!

    I love that word, it drove American Pravda nuts when Trump used it against schlonged Hillary

    Lol! Love it!

    It’s funny how he triggers them daily.

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  40. A2 says:

    This may have something to do with it.

    ‘Italy lining up Chinese deals despite deputy premier’s national security warnings
    Agreements could be signed alongside memorandum of understanding on ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ when Xi Jinping visits Rome
    But Matteo Salvini warns against influence of foreign powers and Huawei taking a role in Italy’s 5G telecoms’

    https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3001815/italy-lining-chinese-deals-despite-deputy-premiers-national

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  41. Magabear says:

    Umm, isn’t this interfering in other nations elections? Impeach, Impeach!!!

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  42. john70 says:

    I think the plan is for M5S and the Democratic Party to form a coalition now. If it comes to elections, Salvini’s party, Liga, will win and form a government with Berlusconi’s party, Forza Italia, and with Fratelli d’Italia party.

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  43. ilcon says:

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  44. mtk says:

    I can only guess the Speaker of House Nancy Pelosi figures overt interference in another Nation’s election is OK.
    While the covert dirty trick stuff is not.

    But then again with the left’s propensity of having things both ways… the covert stuff, if directed to benefit left leaning political allies then that too is OK.

    Not sure how that translates into Italian, maybe…

    Fai come dico. O ti colpirà con il mio martelletto.

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  45. Petrel says:

    Matthew Salvini leads a small-business party called “The Northern League” long critical of Italy’s crony capitalist establishment, which moved Italian, blue collar jobs to Turkey, eastern-Europe and China. Luigi di Maio leads a fractious amalgam of “anti” groups, former communists / socialists and such, who lack a coherent agenda other than “bring the jobs back” and are known as “Five Stars.” In the elections of March 2018, Five Stars collected 28% of the vote and needed another party to form a Parliamentary government of 50% + 1. The Northern League had the missing numbers.

    The last 17 months have not been kind to di Maio and Five Stars — as the protest amalgam was unable to coalesce around an agenda. By contrast Salvini and his, renamed, The League have proposed Main-Street government reform to dismantle crony capitalism, cut red-tape and taxes. The Italians have noted Salvini’s proposals and now give The League 40% of the vote — compared to 17% for Five Stars.

    Rather than knock heads, di Maio now entertains a coalition with the discredited parties Five Stars revolted from. Italy’s establishment, in the person of President Sergio Mattarella, is likely to favor di Maio, but the Italian electorate may not appreciate his abandonment of The League’s Main-Street program.

    * * * * *
    Those of us who watched Donald Trump’s rallies may remember his calling out Matthew Salvini in a Pennsylvania rally.

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  46. Kleen says:

    George Papadopoulos
    2h2 hours ago
    More
    Great to see the power shift emerging in Italy. If Italy is smart, they can emerge as a top US ally at a time when the EU is collapsing and China is involved in hostile privatization efforts there. Give up Mifsud, he’s a burned asset, and have him flip on his handlers. 🇺🇸🇮🇹

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  47. youme says:

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  48. Allard Otten says:

    Looks to me like the queen is having to go herself to convince Conte that they are really taking Trump down this time. No one trusts the bag men anymore.

    My guess is they want to pull all their assets from the blast radius before spygate hits, blame it all on the Salvini faction, then portray themselves as the white knights coming in to clean it all up. What other move do they have?

    High risk move, though, IMO. Trap set? Cue up the Bannon with his binoculars saying, “Pelosi, you magnificent bastard”, scene.

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  49. Is nan still flying for free on military planes with huge bar tabs? Remember when she bought herself a G6 to fly all over during the (IIRC) Bush years?

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  50. sDee says:

    The Logan Act was intended to prohibit members of Congress from participating in or directly influencing foreign elections.

    At least Pelosi’s violation of the Logan Act will probably not result in Christians being burned alive in their church, which was part of the horror in Kenya after then Senator Obama bungled personal campaigning for isalmist Odinga.

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