On Tuesday, September 5, 2018, The New York Times published an article in its “opinion” section titled “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration.”
The Times opens by saying, “The Times today is taking the rare step of publishing an anonymous Op-Ed essay. We have done so at the request of the author, a senior official in the Trump administration whose identity is known to us and whose job would be jeopardized by its disclosure. We believe publishing this essay anonymously is the only way to deliver an important perspective to our readers. We invite you to submit a question about the essay or our vetting process here.”
“The essay” begins by saying, “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
After having read the op-ed, here is my take on it: I don’t believe it was written by a “senior official in the Trump administration.” I believe that this is a contrived and phony, fake news, piece of garbage that some or someone over at (the failing) New York Times is going to hang over.
Either The New York Times was duped into publishing this fake essay, or worse, they are responsible for propagating this fake essay.
IF, by some chance, this essay was actually written by a “senior official in the Trump administration,” then this individual and their “like-minded colleagues” are acting treasonously, in my opinion, if they have “vowed to thwart parts of his (President Trump’s) agenda and his worst inclinations (in their opinion),” as they say they have.
On Wednesday night, the following night, President Trump tweeted a demand that if “the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders also called on the “coward” who wrote the piece to “do the right thing and resign.”
The President has every right be upset and concerned about this article, and I agree with him that The New York Times needs to reveal their source (the author of this essay) for National Security reasons.
President Trump then tweeted Thursday morning that, “The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do.”
I agree Mr. President. “The Swamp” is desperate, and they are desperately trying to undermine you anyway possible.
Our “swampy” friend, Former CIA Director John Brennan, called the op-ed “active insubordination … born out of loyalty to the country.”
It is “insubordination” at best, and more likely treason in reality. I just have a problem with who or what Brennan and the rest of “loyalists” recognize as “the country.” Is “the country” represented by the person who was overwhelmingly elected to be The President and all of his appointees and supporters, or is “the country” represented by these members of “the swamp,” most of whom were not elected by anybody, but who feel they know better than the rest of us?
The anonymous author, claiming to be part of the “resistance” to President Trump, goes on to say, “Working diligently from within his administration, many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”
What exactly are these “democratic institutions” they are trying to preserve? What “democratic institution” is President Trump trying to do away with exactly?
The “institutions” of self-serving politicians and self-serving government employees?
The “institutions” of DOJ and FBI officials that feel they should be allowed operate above the law?
The “institutions” of corrupt and inept VA and IRS officials?
Are these the “democratic institutions” they are trying to preserve?
The anonymous author, and potential traitor, goes on to say, “It may be cold comfort in this chaotic era, but Americans should know that there are adults in the room. We fully recognize what is happening. And we are trying to do what’s right even when Donald Trump won’t.”
What?! What a bunch of arrogant and self-aggrandizing traitors, if they actually exist. They are going to take it upon themselves to do us the favor of “trying to do what’s right,” in their opinion, by undermining the person who was actually elected to lead our country. Amazing.
The author is obviously a “swampy” liberal when they say:
“In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the ‘enemy of the people,’ President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.”
Who would debate that a “press” that lies to the people and propagandizes to the people is not an enemy of the real American people? Who defends the “biased mainstream press” besides the “biased mainstream press?”
Who believes that President Trump’s “impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic?” President Trump is not anti-trade, he’s anti-bad trade. President Trump offered to remove all tariffs to the European Union. They are the ones who declined to do so. I’m not even sure what they perceive “anti-democratic to mean.
The author sings the praises of the late Senator John McCain, the poster boy for term limits, as the model of honorable government service. Again, confirming the author is either a liberal, a closet liberal, or a republican in name only (RINO).
“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.”
If you have listened to President Trump at all over the last two and a half years, you would know that he is tightly “moored” to a handful of core principles. Principles like “putting the American people, and the forgotten people in America first again, making America wealthy again, making America strong again, making America respected again, making America safe again, and making America great again. I would say those are some pretty discernable principles that guide his decision making.
What were President Obama’s guiding principles by the way?
Making America confused about which bathroom to go into?
Bending over to any country that wants to challenge America?
Treating illegal immigrants better than American citizens?
Taking advantage of every racial incident in an effort to drive another wedge between blacks and whites?
Are these the types of principles our author yearns for?
Our author recognizes that Trump’s administration has been able to accomplish effective deregulation, historic tax reform and historic military support, but our author also feels that, “These successes have come despite of, not because of, the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.”
The author’s level of confusion here is quite impressive!
Yes, President Trump’s administration has been able to accomplish these things, and much more. Somehow I don’t think any of these positive economic and foreign policy outcomes would be happening at all without President Trump as the driving force behind them.
Our author whines about The President changing his mind, as if it wasn’t his right to do so, and also writes, “In public and in private, President Trump shows a preference for autocrats and dictators, such as President Vladimir Putin of Russia and North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and displays little genuine appreciation for the ties that bind us to allied, like-minded nations.”
“Shows a preference for autocrats and dictators” how? If I’m not mistaken, President Trump has met with Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un a grand total of one time each. He talks nicely of them because he wants to promote a more positive relationship in the future. Is our author to ignorant to understand this?
President Trump is also more critical of our allies because he expects more out of them, and because they have been taking advantage of us for quite a few years. “Genuine appreciation” is a two-way street, and we have been the only ones worthy of any appreciation for quite some time.
“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
No, it’s actually the work of a bunch of inept and/or corrupt traitors, if this is actually the case.
Our author closes by saying, “The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.”
Uh, hello? Excuse me. Who is “stripping the civility” of who?
Our duly elected president, his wife, his family and his administration have been under constant attack by the biased mainstream media since day one.
President Trump was right on when he said, “The Deep State and the Left, and their vehicle, the Fake News Media, are going Crazy – & they don’t know what to do.”
“The swamp” doesn’t know what to do next. This is merely their latest attempt at throwing more manure at the wall to see if it will stick.
In my opinion, The New York Times is stuck between a rock and a hard place. I don’t believe they have an actual source, so it would be hard to name them. And I also believe it is hard to argue that this person and their friends are not national security risks and need to be identified. It should be a fun couple of months until the midterm elections.
Hang in there Mr. President. A lot of people out here have your back, and we’re not falling for the biased mainstream media’s crap anymore.
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