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Saturday, August 26, 2017

Sebastian Gorka resigns

Another MAGA figure leaves the Trump administration:
Sebastian Gorka, the brusque national security aide to President Donald Trump, reportedly resigned his post as deputy assistant to the president late Friday.

The Federalist reports Gorka wrote a scathing resignation letter that sharply criticized the president’s newly unveiled strategy for the war in Afghanistan, and savaging White House rivals who he claims oppose the Trump agenda.

“[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

“Regrettably, outside of yourself, the individuals who most embodied and represented the policies that will ‘Make America Great Again,’ have been internally countered, systematically removed, or undermined in recent months.”
It's disappointing to see Trump surrounded by the same sort of anti-American politicos that made up the bulk of the Bush-Clinton-Bush-Obama administrations. But - and I cannot stress this enough - do not make the mistake of counting the God-Emperor out. Things are not always as they seem, and like Chesty Puller, Trump is at his best when he is surrounded by his enemies.

They can't get away from him now.

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Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 8:06 AM  

Gorka is a good guy, but he was also Bannon's aid. With Bannon leaving, Gorka was going to be out as well. He also never had an actual job title, which is a little odd. But the really interesting stuff is currently happening outside of the WH. A lot of media figures are rearranging things. Clearly, we're entering Phase 2 of MAGA. I don't know what those battlelines will be, however.

It also needs to be noted that Trump has clearly taken a "kitchen cabinet" approach to the entire WH. His direct underlings have specific tasks and he keeps them so long as they perform them. He's specifically not trapped in the WH's information loop, as he has both outside contacts (apparently Trump Jr is a key information line) and his own media routine.

Though, as with some of the other "firings", at least we know this one exists. One of the NSC staffers that was supposedly fired doesn't seem to actually exist. That was wonky.

Blogger Cataline Sergius August 26, 2017 8:17 AM  

I knew Bannon would be out when he got into it with Jared and Ivanka.

In some peculiar ways the White House is kind of like a small business.

Years ago I learned that if you are part of small business and you get into it with the boss' son and if it's bad enough that it's going to be you or him... It's gonna be you.

The boss is never going to fire his own kid.

Anonymous johnc August 26, 2017 8:17 AM  

Trump is the type of guy who, when countered, just digs his heels in all the more. He doesn't concern me much. The worry is that the snivelling creeps that now surround him will all come together to plot his demise with some kind of elaborate lie that would be hard to disprove.

Think of a Pope Benedict type of situation.

Anonymous Johnny Mayonnaise August 26, 2017 8:21 AM  

The boss is never going to fire his own kid.

Which proves the point that "the kid" should never be there in the first place.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren August 26, 2017 8:28 AM  

"Years ago I learned that if you are part of small business and you get into it with the boss' son and if it's bad enough that it's going to be you or him... It's gonna be you."

Precisely.

And by all accounts, his (child) basically roots for the other side.

Blogger Bodo Staron August 26, 2017 8:37 AM  

Met someone here today that was totally bummed by the news. I can't see a strategy here: Trump should have cleaned house. Swiftly and with full force.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 26, 2017 8:38 AM  

Ivanka virtue signals because the Right wing in this country are basically LSMV spergs and her being a woman of some social stature has to signal to the strongest as women are wont to do, and the strongest today in the West hold the moral level of conflict.02

Anonymous trev006 August 26, 2017 8:40 AM  

Not a fan of the fact nationalist advisers are being increasingly sidelined. Does it matter when the boss has hypernationalist instincts and an eye for the political jugular? Trump didn't need Bannon or Gorka to tell him an Arpaio pardon was smart.

Blogger Mr.MantraMan August 26, 2017 8:43 AM  

Maybe now after C-ville and the Massacre in the Swamp the alt-right will focus on culture and not being political players (in reality playees).

Meme on beeches

Blogger Elocutioner August 26, 2017 8:51 AM  

Sundance made a very interesting point -

"beside candidate Donald Trump creating the visionary platform himself, do you know who was the biggest aide in turning Donald Trump’s ideas into a platform for that vision? That would be Jared Kushner in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Who is Bannon’s #1 target? Jared Kushner."

I never understood the slobbering over Bannon. He joined the campaign in August 2016. Breitbart was a pro-Cruz crapfest through the primaries. Wow, he helped sell the message that Trump and Jared crafted for two months. I voted for Trump, Bannon wasn't even an afterthought. I like Gorka but he's irrelevant. And his 'resignation' letter is theater. Of course the WH is filled with anti-Trumpers - those are the only people in DC. Reince & GOP was brought in to staff the WH because Trump needed a staff ASAP. It will take time to unwind that lesser of two evils choice (vs no staff).

Stop listening to people who are consistently wrong or selling you drama for clicks. The winning is only beginning -

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/08/25/president-trump-continues-strategic-trump-doctrine-economic-leverage-to-produce-national-security-objectives/

Tell me how some shit tier WH aides are going to derail THAT. They can't. Trump and his trusted Cabinet members are in charge. He's in the process of securing a super-majority. Because economics trumps all.

Blogger Tuatha August 26, 2017 8:51 AM  

"not make the mistake of counting the God-Emperor out"

Wow, if I didn't know any better I would have thought vox has quite the hard-on for the Donald ben shapiro.

Anonymous Casey August 26, 2017 8:52 AM  

The political establishment is going to lose its influence on the path America follows.

It's been coming for a long time and is beginning to play out now.

Blogger SirGroggy August 26, 2017 8:56 AM  

the president’s newly unveiled strategy for the war in Afghanistan

I think that's the critical part which we should pay the most attention to, apart from the "personalities" stuff and the who's who in the White House.

Blogger SirGroggy August 26, 2017 8:57 AM  

Wow, if I didn't know any better I would have thought vox has quite the hard-on for the Donald ben shapiro.

The grammar in that sentence is poor, can you please correct it so we can understand what you are trying to say?

Anonymous Ages August 26, 2017 9:08 AM  

Hopefully the theorists are right, that Trump always intended to get rid of his MAGA people so he could negotiate to the point he really wanted. Remember, Trump's bombast is a negotiating tactic: initially go way too far, then back up to what you actually want.

We'll see, I guess. The wall is still the great litmus test in my opinion.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren August 26, 2017 9:12 AM  

"We'll see, I guess. The wall is still the great litmus test in my opinion."

I rather felt a spot of mass deportation was going to be (the great litmus), but I guess that's just me.

Anonymous Ages August 26, 2017 9:16 AM  

I don't think Trump is going to do a mass deportation, but he continues to hold to MAGA for the most part. At least every time he seems to sidestep it (Afghanistan), he shortly thereafter does something solid (Arpaio). So, maybe.

I do hope that he follows through with shutting down the government if they don't fund the wall. I got a little nervous when he mentioned "repairing existing fences" where necessary... We'll see what happens.

Anonymous MIG August 26, 2017 9:17 AM  

@15 Ages

"Hopefully the theorists are right, that Trump always intended to get rid of his MAGA people so he could negotiate to the point he really wanted. Remember, Trump's bombast is a negotiating tactic: initially go way too far, then back up to what you actually want."

Either that or the globalists have something on Trump. Something big.

Anonymous MIG August 26, 2017 9:18 AM  

@18. Oops, or the 4D-chess option.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren August 26, 2017 9:22 AM  

"I got a little nervous when he mentioned "repairing existing fences" where necessary..."

All that 'reaching across the aisle' BS...I totally agree.

No one negotiates with (capitulates to) a vanquished foe who will crush and subjugate you the first chance they get.

Not. Ever.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren August 26, 2017 9:32 AM  

"repairing existing fences"

My mistake.

You meant the existing border wall (what there is of it), not political relationships.

(Apologies; it's pretty late here.)

Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 9:35 AM  

@17 Ages

One of the biggest problems Trump faces is that since Reagan left office & the Cold War ended, the NWO-types of Presidents were horrible to our "friendly" countries compared to "hostile" ones. State Department Globalists were in charge of FP and did way too much on whim. We've sold out most of the world in the last 25 years and it's a big hurdle for Trump to deal with.

Thus, there's no easy way to extract from Afghanistan. Especially not if you come out and say it. Open up the RoE, establish enough control in the central government, then make a deal with the Taliban. If they won't deal, kill them until they do. The only true "military" option is Genocide; that's not on the table. Trump tweeted out about "Black Jack" Pershing. It's a good idea to go read up on him. He got the Muslim insurgency under control by proper application of force.

As to the Wall & Deportation, Trump needs to get the Wall up. However, cutting off the benefits pipeline & putting the Wall up will do pretty much all of the work on its own. They're here for the money/free stuff. They'll leave pretty quickly when they can't get the benefits. However, that does only delay certain things.

My last point, given how much Trump is tweeting about Hurricane Harvey, is that President Trump clearly has had some deep study done/done himself over the failures of most Presidents. Clearly the Bush/Katrina Media Game is something Trump isn't going to allow.

Anonymous Crew August 26, 2017 9:44 AM  

I also think this is another example of President Trump giving the media something inconsequential to chatter about while he gets on with more important stuff outside their attention.

Anonymous AZFloyd August 26, 2017 9:45 AM  

OT:

The God-Emporer's oval office is adorned with the battle flags of the military branches. Pretty sure my brothers in arms will take note.

https://www.theatlantic.com/amp/article/538008/

Blogger Cail Corishev August 26, 2017 9:48 AM  

His direct underlings have specific tasks and he keeps them so long as they perform them.

Which is how he runs his businesses, so it's not a surprise. If he hires you as his Secretary of Transportation, for instance, that means he thinks you have the ability to carry out his transportation agenda. It doesn't necessarily mean he thinks you already agree with him in every way on transportation, because your agreement doesn't matter as much as your ability. He expects you to subordinate your interests on that issue to his, because that's your job.

The usual way of political staffing assumes that the leader is like a driverless cart, so it's critical to hitch him to horses that are already going the right way. Trump sees himself as the driver, so he wants to hitch up the best horses and then steer them where to go. He doesn't care where the horses would rather go. He expects to turn them to his will, rather than be turned to theirs.

That may not work in politics as well as it does in business, since there are different incentives and pressures. I don't know. But it's certainly different, which is why people misunderstand it and keep predicting disasters which don't come. If all the predictions of doom based on the globalists around him had come true, we'd already be fully engaged in Syria and Iran, at least. We're not. If they could steer him, he would have stopped pushing forward on deportations and Wall. He hasn't. He got the word out that DACA's time is up less than two days after anonymous sources said they intended to steer him into compromise on it. That looks like him saying, "Oh, really?"

Maybe they'll wear him down eventually, but maybe they won't. Maybe he will keep advancing on his agenda no matter who carries out the orders. We'll see.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 26, 2017 9:57 AM  

Met someone here today that was totally bummed by the news.

Let's see, in the last 24 hours or so (from memory so I could be missing something):

* Arpaio pardoned.
* Podesta subpoenaed.
* Admission from MSM that DACA is ending soon.
* A Bannon aide follows him out the door.
* Tranny ban made official by writing it on WH letterhead or whatever.
* Millions of people talk about whether Obama is married to a trap.

And many people fixate on one of those as overriding the others. There's an enormous amount of gaslighting going on to make that the case.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 26, 2017 9:58 AM  

Jared better learn to like the new normal because he's gonna like plan B a lot less.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 26, 2017 10:02 AM  

I'm hopeful. The God Emperor is on the Right Side of History and he's too addicted to winning to leave it. And I think he senses these things at some level.

Blogger SemiSpook37 August 26, 2017 10:03 AM  

Bummed about Gorka, but I get why he left. Was being treated like too much of a punching bag by the MSM. The "disagreement" on Afghanistan was decent cover, because while not ideal, it's a mess Trump has to deal with up front. Plus, much like Bannon, Gorka can operate better outside the confines of 1600 and the EOB.

Blogger James August 26, 2017 10:03 AM  

Sebastian Gorka, or as my sister affectionately calls him, "Count Gorkula," is, was, my favorite guy in the administration. But the old saying is true, "keep your friends close, but your enemies closer." Like Mr Day says, we have to see how things play out and not jump to conclusions.

Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 10:03 AM  

@25 Cail Corishev

To me, the absolutely most instructive moment from the campaign was the Al Smith dinner. Dubbed the "Red Dinner" by T_D because of the slaughterfest Trump unleashed, but there was a lot more behind that speech. Plus a clear message: he'd worked with these people for decades, but he never wanted to *be* those people. It was a gathering of most of the Fat Cats from Wall Street, yet Trump, the "New York Playboy Billionaire", was the outsider. Not by temperament but by choice.

Trump likes people, a lot, but he's got a clear view that the Elites are short-sighted and arrogant. Something he's actually counting on. Plus he's been laying out his strategy for decades, well-prepared for this.


@26 Cail Corishev

For the record, Traps are gay.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 26, 2017 10:08 AM  

Grab us by the pussy, O God Emperor, like when we younger and passionate with electoral fervor! Guide us with your strong hand to your bedchamber, which is a metaphor for freedom and prosperity!

Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 10:09 AM  

@28 Aeoli Pera

The thing that people probably will never get about Trump is his reason for doing this. He loves his country, but it is also the greatest opportunity of a life-time. His now records him at President Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. And he fully plans to be #1 by the time he's done. He's not an Obama that got there because his Ambition drove him there; Trump wants to be in the same sentences as Washington, Jefferson & Jackson. That doesn't happen unless he makes it happen.

"Make America Great Again". <- That's the means by which Trump gets remembered in the same history books as the Founders, da Vinci and Issac Newton.

I'm shooting for just calling him "The Golden", as in "Trump the Golden", but we'll work that out over time.

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 26, 2017 10:10 AM  

Ravish us with savage tweets, and it shall be covfefe!

Anonymous Fritz August 26, 2017 10:11 AM  

I see the adults are slowly reasserting themselves. It won't help much as long as a child is still in charge.

Anonymous BBGKB August 26, 2017 10:11 AM  

Trump tweeted out about "Black Jack" Pershing. It's a good idea to go read up on him. He got the Muslim insurgency under control by proper application of force

Oy Vey shitlibs say Pershing didn't actually do anything bad to moslems, look it up on googles

Let's see, in the last 24 hours or so (from memory so I could be missing something):

* Arpaio pardoned.
* Podesta subpoenaed.
* Admission from MSM that DACA is ending soon.
* A Bannon aide follows him out the door.
* Tranny ban made official by writing it on WH letterhead or whatever.
* Millions of people talk about whether Obama is married to a trap.


Trannies in the military never officially became a thing yet they are acting like big changes have to be made

Something funny in the last 24, funnier than Chicongo attacking Lincoln's statue Philly niglets took down Union generals statue IQ tests IQ tests
http://6abc.com/stolen-300-lb-statue-of-pa-war-hero-found-under-i-95/2341979/

Anonymous Aeoli Pera August 26, 2017 10:12 AM  

The thing that people probably will never get about Trump is his reason for doing this. He loves his country, but it is also the greatest opportunity of a life-time. His now records him at President Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. And he fully plans to be #1 by the time he's done.

100% A+

Blogger Elocutioner August 26, 2017 10:19 AM  

@Cail - So highly paid professionals should do the jobs they are paid to do regardless of their personal feelings on the matter? It's sad that this is a novel concept in DC.

Blogger Mark August 26, 2017 10:34 AM  

#33 The thing that people probably will never get about Trump is his reason for doing this. He loves his country, but it is also the greatest opportunity of a life-time. His now records him at President Donald J Trump, 45th President of the United States of America. And he fully plans to be #1 by the time he's done. He's not an Obama that got there because his Ambition drove him there; Trump wants to be in the same sentences as Washington, Jefferson & Jackson. That doesn't happen unless he makes it happen.

Agreed! Reading "Relentless" right now by Tim Grover. The God Emperor is the ultimate Cleaner as Mr. Grover describes the term. God has shed his special grace on The GE! He will not be denied and His will be done.

Blogger Koanic August 26, 2017 10:36 AM  

I endorse this degree of pro-Trump optimism.

Smart comments too.

Blogger Demonic Professor El August 26, 2017 10:43 AM  

Looking Glass wrote:Trump likes people, a lot, but he's got a clear view that the Elites are short-sighted and arrogant. Something he's actually counting on. Plus he's been laying out his strategy for decades, well-prepared for this.

I like that there are videos and interviews of Trump laying out his politics that go back to the 1980s. And yes, he's a grand strategist who understands logistics. The short-sighted arrogance of the Antagonists will deliver their failure each time.

Trump has that combination of knowing how to use dumb tactics to get his enemies to do what he wants while having objectives (rather than goals). Proper analogues would be Von Moltke the Elder (link below) -

https://infogalactic.com/info/Helmuth_von_Moltke_the_Elder#Moltke.27s_theory_of_war

But Napoleon, Winfield Scott, General US Grant and Caesar would all be good to look at too.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 26, 2017 10:46 AM  

Clearly the Bush/Katrina Media Game is something Trump isn't going to allow.

They were so determined to repeat that narrative that some of them have run with it anyway, ignoring all his tweets and involvement, and acting like signing one pardon has totally occupied him so he couldn't possibly be doing anything storm-related.

Blogger ZhukovG August 26, 2017 10:47 AM  

Our glorious Son of Jupiter must be aware of what happened to Nixon and worse, JFK. He would like to avoid a repeat of history. Accepting that the GE is a Civic Nationalist, here are the following possibilities as I see them.

1. He has surrendered completely to the establishment and any indications otherwise are just to keep the peasants from storming the Bastille.

2. He has realized that the White House is a toxic environment and he feigns surrender while setting up a Shadow Cabinet outside the DC establishment.

3. The current staff is not as inimical to his plans as they publicly present. Some men need only a strong leader to find their courage and for a supposedly isolated, cowed President the GE is getting a surprising amount done. Those that left (Bannon, etc.) truly are Hell Hounds sent forth to harry the GE's foes.

There are probably other possibilities but these are what immediately come to my mind.

Ad Victoriam! Ave Imperator Trump!

Blogger BassmanCO August 26, 2017 10:50 AM  

Fritz, are you stupid or merely retarded?

Blogger Demonic Professor El August 26, 2017 10:56 AM  

@43 ZhukovG

I see these possibilities being the more correct. #1 is probably more the Establishment's move, where 2 and 3 are much more GE-riffic.

As for Trump as Strategist - General Zhukov would be a good study too...

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable August 26, 2017 10:59 AM  

OT, but I don't care: Vox, Infogalactic News keeps getting better and better. Those subtitles are epic today. A round of applause for whoever wrote the "sowing, reaping" one. I'm still snorting.

Anyone here who's not checking IG News regularly ... really should be.

Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 11:06 AM  

If a really good reporter got a chance to ask Trump about how President Truman could have done better, I'm sure we'd find out Trump has detailed understandings of smart & bad decisions each President has made. It's probably important to remember that some of the Real Estate moves Trump made took a decade to play out. He's extremely experienced in seeing things to completion over the long haul.

https://twitter.com/thomasWictor/

Wictor is worth keeping an eye on. He's literally /pol/ in 40 years. (And I mean that in a good way.) He's sorted out a lot of how deep the Spook game that Trump is running. Trump clearly views the "media" as an enemy to be defeated, but it's not going to happen by conventional means. Wictor isn't a grand strategy guy, but he's got a good head for piecing through tactics. It's an interesting view of what's going on.

I, personally, call it the "Flynn Gambit", but I don't know what it all entails. I have a few ideas of what it entails, but we'll have to wait and see.

Blogger Quilp August 26, 2017 11:09 AM  

"Breitbart was a pro-Cruz crapfest through the primaries."
I don't remember it that way. Right Scoop was a Cruz "crapfest" perhaps, but Breitbart was pro Trump early on. That being said, I never understood the hoopla over Bannon either.

Anonymous Johnny Mayonnaise August 26, 2017 11:10 AM  

@35 Fritz: I see the adults are slowly reasserting themselves. It won't help much as long as a child is still in charge.

You're talking about the Fed, right?

Anonymous AZFloyd August 26, 2017 11:10 AM  

"Trump wants to be in the same sentences as Washington, Jefferson & Jackson. That doesn't happen unless he makes it happen."

I used to think that the meme about chiseling the god-Emporer into Mt. Rushmore was some hyperbole. Now, not so much.

Anonymous Looking Glass August 26, 2017 11:15 AM  

@50 AZFloyd

If the 8 years go well enough, you can best assume we're going to make it happen. There's plenty of space to the right of Lincoln for him.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren August 26, 2017 11:19 AM  

"44. BassmanCO August 26, 2017 10:50 AM

Fritz, are you stupid or merely retarded?"

It's really not my night, but I'm still voting 'all of the above'...

Anonymous Takin' a Look August 26, 2017 11:20 AM  

-OT

As usual, the Jew declares his undying, eternal hatred of the Christian, from now on, any patriot rallies hosted by American Christians will be lumped in with nazis/white supremacists.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/08/23/adopt-nazi-is-jewish-groups-answer-to-patriot-prayer-rally.html

Blogger Tuatha August 26, 2017 11:24 AM  

"The grammar in that sentence is poor, can you please correct it so we can understand what you are trying to say?"

If you can't understand basic english then do the world a favour and go kill yourself in the most absolutely horrific way a tiny, insignificant pissant retard like your own worth-less-than-a-cockroach self deserves. I need more to watch on liveleak.

Anonymous roadrage August 26, 2017 11:37 AM  

Shut up.

Blogger Elocutioner August 26, 2017 11:42 AM  

@Looking Glass - re: Wictor - I just found him recently as well and he has had some good threads. I'm hoping it's not just confirmation bias but they sound plausible.

I've also recently discovered @FrameGames. This thread was interesting regarding moving the Overton window/gatekeeping speech, and discrediting the media as a recognized authority to appeal to -

https://twitter.com/FrameGames/status/900867721474301955

@48 Quilp - that's my impression of it. I was on the Trump train within days of him announcing (I read his policy paper and it was like something I would have written myself) so to for the entire campaign Breitbart was basically useless clickbait Muh Conservatism! articles.

Blogger Chiva August 26, 2017 12:09 PM  

@Tuatha
Take your meds.

PS: He won't have sex you.

Blogger Jan Minář August 26, 2017 12:10 PM  

That letter doesn't actually exist in the public domain outside the article on TheFederalist, where it is only presented in quotes & unsourced. Fiction unless proven otherwise.

Anonymous BBGKB August 26, 2017 12:14 PM  

Jew declares his undying, eternal hatred of the Christian, from now on, any patriot rallies hosted by American Christians will be lumped in with nazis/white supremacists.

Stormfront was just shut down, the site had tons of black crimes against gays that gay news never covered. What will all those jews do when real Nazis go out into the streets especially right on time for the Women's Indivisible march in most states
https://gab.ai/RealDavidDuke/posts/11231445

Possible sign:

Feminists import 3rd world rape culture to attack pretty girls for them

Anonymous Fritz August 26, 2017 12:15 PM  

It's a positive sign that Trump may be seeing that people with no idea how to govern nor how politics work have hampered his administration and the country. He may be moving out of his adolescent stage.

Blogger Unknown August 26, 2017 12:16 PM  

"... forces...ascendant within the White House..."

And we know who they are, don't we: anti-Semitic Christians. Just ask Kushner or Cohn.

Blogger Timmy3 August 26, 2017 12:52 PM  

Who Trump leaves behind is just as important as his policies. He hasn't kept important appointees.

Blogger Duke Norfolk August 26, 2017 12:56 PM  

Looking Glass wrote:I'm shooting for just calling him "The Golden", as in "Trump the Golden", but we'll work that out over time.

Hear, hear!

Speaking of which, man am I glad he ditched the orange look.

Blogger Sojourner August 26, 2017 12:59 PM  

After watching Cerno cry for what is seemingly the 20th time since election day about how the Trump WH is over I came across @ThomasWictor and have certainly come to respect his opinion on how this is all playing out. Less doom and gloom (and less shilling himself) than a lot of the Alt Lite folks right now.

Blogger Nationalist Flicka August 26, 2017 1:07 PM  

@64

Twice the number of sychophants chasing after Wictor though for some reason.

I do read his stuff though.

Anonymous Leegin August 26, 2017 1:09 PM  

"Trump is at his best when he is surrounded by his enemies."

Vox, as a long-term follower of your blog I am really disappointed with your analysis on this. You are starting to sound like Baghdad Bob.

Any sane person would start to have some doubts about Trump by now. This is not looking good. The Trump administration has been taken over by the globalist. Its just a matter of time before either Trump is thrown out of the White House, or he fully capitulates. I think the former is more likely than the latter, as Trump is seen unfit to be in the office by those who surround him.

Blogger Josh (the sexiest thing here) August 26, 2017 1:11 PM  

Vox, as a long-term follower of your blog

Greetings fellow alt right...

Blogger wisdom wizard August 26, 2017 1:16 PM  

"They can't get away from him now."


The ultimate conclusion of "Keep Your Friends Close, and Your Enemies Even Closer".



Even Thomas Wictor hasn't made this point. But then, he thinks everyone the President has hired are allies.

Anonymous Johnny Mayonnaise August 26, 2017 1:18 PM  

@54 Tuotha to SirGroggy: If you can't understand basic english then do the world a favour and go kill yourself in the most absolutely horrific way a tiny, insignificant pissant retard like your own worth-less-than-a-cockroach self deserves. I need more to watch on liveleak.

Classy! Definitely a high-IQ response!

By the way, classic English requires that "english" be spelled with a capital "E.".

Anonymous Leegin August 26, 2017 1:32 PM  

I want to elaborate on what I said earlier so I don't get accused of being a troll.

I think as Trump's administration gets converged by the globalist, his options for getting himself out of this situation will slowly narrow to only two destructive options:

1) Join the globalists
At this point these people won't forgive him for destroying their 70 year carefully crafted narratives. For him to join them, he would have to do something dramatic like grant amnesty to millions of illegals and start a war with Russia.

2) Destroy the globalists outright
He would need to call out Americans to get out on the streets and defend him and the constitution with arms if necessary.

Option 1 would trigger WWIII and option 2 would trigger Civil war II.

I doubt Trump is the kind of person that wouldn't mind seeing himself as the last president of the republic. I think hist most likely action would be to resign and just move on with his life knowing that the average American would understand that he tried his best and the failure to reform the system wasn't his fault.

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable August 26, 2017 1:46 PM  

I want to elaborate on what I said earlier so I don't get accused of being a troll.

No chance of that around here.

Blogger RobertT August 26, 2017 2:01 PM  

Perhaps Trump has a multiple personality disorder. How else can you reconcile the Phoenix and Charlottesville speeches with the forced exits of Bannon and Gorka and others, or hundreds of other incidents that pained me. Or just perhaps, he thinks he's putting the deep state in his circle to keep an eye on them with complete confidence he can win in the final analysis. To be honest, if that's what he's doing, I can't argue with it. But I have yet to be convinced.

Blogger John Williams August 26, 2017 2:16 PM  

Trump should have cleaned house. Swiftly and with full force.
If one reads The Godfather, that's a lesson that's made clear.

Blogger Doc Rampage August 26, 2017 2:22 PM  

You are too generous. Trump should have fired the prosecutors who were persecuting him as well.

Blogger tuberman August 26, 2017 2:23 PM  

47. LG

Yep, Wictor is worth a good Look.

Also, the whole energy Economics is under the radar right now. By releasing coal and USA natural gas and using the sales around the world as an Economic Political Tool, other dimensions are forming.

Blogger tz August 26, 2017 2:35 PM  

Trump is trying to treate the political landscape as a business. Hire the right people and trust them. He is seeing it doesn't work. I think it will take a bit, but there will be a cleaning like Carter or Reagan did.

When the economic downturn comes, the same plutocronies will be coming hat in hand to Trump, but I think the door will be closed.

Charlottesville is an important turning point in that Trump is refusing to apologize, has pardoned Arpaio, and is likey to undo DACA. The debt ceiling will be interesting - basically he gets plenary power to defund almost everything that isn't funded.

Pray for Trump, the hand of providence is upon him.

OT, TH has an article that seems to have come from SJWs always lie

Let me also note that I am not against apologizing when you’re wrong. I do it. It’s the right thing to do….except when you’re dealing with liberals. Never apologize to liberals. But, what if you’re 100 percent wrong? Still, don’t apologize. Why? Because liberals don’t view apologies like normal human beings. They view even the most sincere apology from a non-liberal as a club they can use to beat you. If you get in the crosshairs of some mob of social justice warriors, you’re a fool if you think that they will let you be because you were big enough to admit you were wrong. To the contrary, they will demand that you be fired, that you be scorned, that no good person could ever have anything to do with you again and they will point to your own apology as absolute proof that they’re right.

Anonymous Rambam August 26, 2017 2:36 PM  

When do the NFL threads start? I think they should do away with National Anthem before games.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 26, 2017 2:46 PM  

Even Thomas Wictor hasn't made this point. But then, he thinks everyone the President has hired are allies.

No, he thinks everyone Trump has hired (and not fired yet) is there because Trump wants him there. Not the same thing.

Blogger tuberman August 26, 2017 3:01 PM  

If Bannon and Gorka follow up on what they have said, then the MSM will attack them as the true Alt-Right leaders. Wait...hasn't that already...?

Blogger Cail Corishev August 26, 2017 3:37 PM  

Perhaps Trump has a multiple personality disorder. How else can you reconcile

Reasonable explanations have been offered in this thread and others. But if you need to reach for something that silly to maintain a sense of defeat, have at it.

I think as Trump's administration gets converged by the globalist

Let's think about what that means: how do you converge one man? Because that's what the presidency is: one man and a bunch of people who serve at his pleasure. There's no board of shareholders, no sharing of power within the executive branch itself. Congress has power over the president through impeachment, but within the executive, the president is an absolute ruler. He can fire anyone he hired at any time, and none of them can force him to do anything. At any time, he can clean them all out and doesn't even have to show cause.

So if he's "converged," I can think of three possible ways:

1. Against his will.
2. Without his knowledge.
3. We're finally seeing the mask come off to reveal the globalist long-con NeverTrumpers warned about.

I won't bother with #3. On #2: I'm a pretty smart guy, but I'm not going to claim to know more about Kushner or McMaster or anyone else in the White House than Donald Trump knows about them. Whatever I know (or think I know) about them, he knows it and has a lot better idea whether it's true. He knows who the globalists are. He knows who's working against his goals. On #1, I suppose that would make logical sense, at least, but there's no evidence for it. And if it were true, if he were being bribed or threatened into compliance, why haven't they gotten him to back down on other things? That becomes a "just so" theory, where he's controlled when we don't like what he does, and uncontrolled when we do.

So I'm left with Occam's razor: the people in the White House are there because Trump wants them there. That doesn't tell me why he wants them there, just that he does. I could (and have) come up with theories why, but that's beside the point. The fact that I don't know doesn't mean there's a complicated conspiracy theory to explain it; it just means I don't know.

If you start from that simple point -- every hiring and firing has happened because the president wanted it -- it clears away a lot of fog. It lets you get past, "Why won't the president fire this person I think is dangerous?" and drill down to, "What is this person doing for him that most people are missing?"

(Hat tip to Thomas Wictor for some of these points in his Gorka tweet storm.)

Blogger lowercaseb August 26, 2017 3:42 PM  

No one said this was going to be quick or easy. The left is terrified and has embraced the VFM motto: "We Don't Care."

Trouble is, they have embraced that motto in regards to free speech. I just got back from cleaning out my locker at my old gym. Because of the Patriot Prayer in Chrissy Field maybe a hundred folks total, I received a panicked email from them earlier this week.

This is excerpts from the letter:


As I’m sure you are acutely aware, a rally is planned on Saturday, August 26 at Crissy Field in the Presidio by white nationalists.

We are increasing our security presence at the JCCSF through Sunday:

* The parking garage will be closed all day Saturday
* Bags will be checked by security upon entry
* Members, guests, and staff may be screened by metal-detector wands upon entry.


Trump's continual winning and the idea that there might be people that support him have this town in a lockdown. I'm off right now to see if I can get some pics of all the Feds and Antifa false-flagging down in the marina.

From your states, it may seem disheartening but from deep in the heart of Gamma World, our glorious GE is moving mountains. We are winning...it's slow but we are moving forward.

Anonymous Gen. Kong August 26, 2017 3:45 PM  

As VD has noted, don't count Trump out yet. That's fine - for now. That all being said, much of the conversation about 12-D chess and the like bring back the memories of how some were insisting Jorge W. Busheron was a triple-agent secret right-wing poker player who was going to give the evil Demoncrats the trashing they deserved any day now. We all know how that one turned out....

Blogger YIH August 26, 2017 3:49 PM  

@22 Looking Glass:
My last point, given how much Trump is tweeting about Hurricane Harvey, is that President Trump clearly has had some deep study done/done himself over the failures of most Presidents. Clearly the Bush/Katrina Media Game is something Trump isn't going to allow.
Katrina was a comedy of errors all the way down, and incompetent dindu (but I repeat myself) Mayor of NO, a confused and also incompetent female Gov. of LA, and, of course, (at best) barely competent Prez who's hands were mostly tied until the dindu and the woman could get their act together.
My guess is a week ago Trump was on the horn to Austin to get a worst-case disaster plan in place. It's still early (the storm is still a Cat 1, as I write this which can still do damage), but this certainly won't be another Katrina.

Blogger Matamoros August 26, 2017 4:08 PM  

One has to remember that these deep staters want to assassinate Trump, and if he gets to wild for them they will.

By having McMaster, et al. there, they think that Trump is being controlled, and will let him live.

So he plays the game with them saves his own life as well as America's.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar August 26, 2017 4:10 PM  

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_CONFEDERATE_MONUMENT_PROTEST_MARCH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-08-26-13-11-13

I was thinking that it might be a good idea to show up and show solidarity against Nazis, and also protest the elimination of historic monuments. Nazis are not Alt-Right. Save our history. Restore States Rights. Etc.

Blogger Cluebat Vanexodar August 26, 2017 4:30 PM  

What ever happened to Safe Streets?
I have never seen anything being done over there, Just a few news reports.
Shame. The tool should be used.

Blogger DonReynolds August 26, 2017 4:44 PM  

Writing a poison letter on the way out the door only convinces everyone that they made the right decision to get rid of you. Never a wise move.

Anonymous View August 26, 2017 5:23 PM  

Cant believe a forka was stuck in Gorka. I dont think hes done.

Anonymous AB.Prosper August 26, 2017 5:35 PM  

I don't see anything surprising about Trump firing strong nationalists. He is a middle of the road populist , basically an early 90's Conservative Democrat and has been consistently for decades

He's also hip deep with globalists , money men and J street among other groups and has been forever.

He's moral but still a part of the system. The only big mistake he made was assuming the old system of give and take was still there, its all take, all looting and President Trump's assumption he'd be treated well by his own party was a minor error

Still the President is nothing if not adaptable

In any case President Trump isn't going to do anything but buy us some time , I never expected anything else

We'll get a few deportations, less immigration, some good calls, a few bad calls and maybe if lucky a wall or probably a half measure fence.

Why anyone expected more is beyond me.

But since we do have time (3 to 7 years or so) we can prepare, lay the foundation for something better and learn to harden our hearts for the upcoming festivities

If we are very lucky, enough momentum can be aired for a peaceful fix. If not, well . So be it.

Blogger VD August 26, 2017 5:45 PM  

Vox, as a long-term follower of your blog I am really disappointed with your analysis on this. You are starting to sound like Baghdad Bob.

I don't care what you think.

Anonymous Tanjil Bren August 26, 2017 6:18 PM  

"I don't care what you think."

This has *got* to be your epitaph!

OpenID aew51183 August 26, 2017 6:28 PM  

Gorka and Bannon were late-comers to Trump's campaign and were staffers, not cabinet.

This idea Trump is some empty suit to be led around by the nose is ridiculous.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents August 26, 2017 6:32 PM  

Phoenix guy trolls the media. I think he is Gamergate.

https://twitter.com/contentmancy/status/900825897388957697

This is one way to do it. "Just a space marine", "concerned about obesity" and watch the half smirk when they ask him about the Charlottesville incident.

"You Are Here". They don't get it.

Blogger tuberman August 26, 2017 7:06 PM  

So should "The Nine Laws" be added to Sun Tzu, Lind, Clausewitz, Boyd, and Van Creveld, if one was going to mentor GenZ kids in "ruthless ambition, remorseless intention, and brutal capacity?" Or maybe just how to win, as there are those who do want to preserve some Christian Civilization.

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Blogger tuberman August 26, 2017 7:25 PM  

81. lowercaseb

Ya know, those prayers are powerful and dangerous, so they must need to beware.

This sort of silliness will even be noticed by some normies, a few here, and a few there...adds up.

Blogger Cail Corishev August 26, 2017 7:32 PM  

That all being said, much of the conversation about 12-D chess

For what it's worth, I've never claimed he's playing any more than regular chess (but his enemies are frequently playing checkers). And I'm not saying he can't make a mistake. When Mooch was hired and fired, for instance, some claimed that was all planned from the start. Maybe, but maybe Trump just badly misjudged the man. That's possible.

I'm just saying he's not a fool or a sucker, and he's doing the things he's doing for his own reasons. A mistake here and there, sure, but not suckered day after day on fundamental things. Yet that's the assumption behind the panicky "Trump must fire X before it's too late!" type of tweets and articles. They all assume that he's being suckered and undermined -- by people whom the panicky tweeters can spot plain as day. That's silly.

Anonymous Andrew Anglin August 26, 2017 7:41 PM  

thanks for the laugh, Vox. All those who "oppose Trump's agenda"...were appointed by Trump himself. Meanwhile,

no Wall.

"sanctuary cities" chugging away.

Black Muslim insourcing doubled.

deportation of Mexican illegals halved.

and the tweetstorms continue.

Anonymous James Parliament August 26, 2017 7:48 PM  

This is fantastic perspective.

Blogger tuberman August 26, 2017 8:06 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:That all being said, much of the conversation about 12-D chess

For what it's worth, I've never claimed he's playing any more than regular chess (but his enemies are frequently playing checkers). And I'm not saying he can't make a mistake. When Mooch was hired and fired, for instance, some claimed that was all planned from the start. Maybe, but maybe Trump just badly misjudged the man. That's possible.

I'm just saying he's not a fool or a sucker, and he's doing the things he's doing for his own reasons. A mistake here and there, sure, but not suckered day after day on fundamental things. Yet that's the assumption behind the panicky "Trump must fire X before it's too late!" type of tweets and articles. They all assume that he's being suckered and undermined -- by people whom the panicky tweeters can spot plain as day. That's silly.


Cail, There is a complex strategy being carried out, and it is economic. Sun Tzu suggests using direct force is only a last resort, but one does need to have it at one's disposal if necessary.

The war against the globalists, is an economic war, and changing the economic forces from parasite capitalism to helping typical people or Main Street Capitalism is the way to win. Cut of the parasite money (TPP, The Paris Accords, Venezuelan bonds, etc.), and move things toward an energy rich USA jobs economy is a positive move in that direction. There is much more to it then that, yet it would take pages of info to go into it. This war is way over 90% economic is the main point right now. The main promises will all be kept, including the border wall

OpenID aew51183 August 26, 2017 8:24 PM  

Time to debunk some FUD:

>no Wall.

Trump is threatening a government shutdown over the wall funding. He will get it.

>"sanctuary cities" chugging away.

Sanctuary city mayors folding like cards under pressure of withdrawn funds.

>deportation of Mexican illegals halved.

Importation of mexican illegals dropped by 70%



Blogger John August 26, 2017 8:53 PM  

89.

None of the other republicans would have hired them in the first place so yeah they wouldn't have fired them which is beside the point. What nationalists sentiments exist in the Republican party outside of trump besides perverted forms like neocons?

There were plenty of liberal republicans in the 90s and clinton won deep south states because there was no overtly right wing choice between bush and clinton. The dems still tolerated guys like byrd at that point so a 90s democrat could almost mean anything.

I don't think a middle of the road guy would take on antifa when the whole system is supporting them, or defend confed statues which "strong southern conservatives" disavow all the time, threaten to shut down gov if no wall. Jeb, Rubio would never do those things, Cruz wouldn't either I bet.

The problem is the GOPs shit congressmen. Hatch, Flake, Mccain , Murkowski,Collins, Graham, Tennessee's eternally awful senators, Rubio... with friends like these who needs democrats to get in the way.

Blogger James Dixon August 26, 2017 10:37 PM  

> no Wall.

Prototypes are being built.

> "sanctuary cities" chugging away.

What was it Chicago sued the administration over again?

> deportation of Mexican illegals halved.

It's hard to deport people who aren't coming.

Blogger Frank Brady August 27, 2017 12:09 AM  

Donald Trump is not a "God Emperor". He's a smart business man with good intentions who's been badly served by advisors who do not share his vision to MAGA and who is under attack by the evil enemies of God and Man. It's just that simple.

Blogger SirGroggy August 27, 2017 12:28 AM  

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Blogger SirGroggy August 27, 2017 12:29 AM  

Donald Trump is not a "God Emperor".

HERETIC!!!

Burn the heretic; purge the unclean.

Blogger Wynn Lloyd August 27, 2017 1:35 AM  

Very keen (and reassuring) analysis

Blogger Wynn Lloyd August 27, 2017 1:44 AM  

That speech and the meme of the guy realizing that he was talking about him (laughing at them rather than with them), was the most glorious part of the campaign, next to winning.
I wish I had a video of that guy's reaction to the election.

Anonymous View August 27, 2017 9:22 AM  

Was thinking its good for Trump to appeal more to the working class white and black.With Names like Sebastian and Reince although they may be decent guys they dont have the working class appeal which is Trumps base. The working class is his bread his core if you will. They are his meat and potatoes.

Blogger James August 27, 2017 9:55 AM  

"They are his meat and potatoes." It is my view, View, that Donald J. Trump is the epitome of a "silver spoon and paper plate" kind of guy.

Blogger Arthur Isaac August 27, 2017 12:24 PM  

The whole cult of personality thing is getting old. He's the POTUS and time is counting him out.

Anonymous Humor attempts August 27, 2017 12:26 PM  

There once was a man named Gorka.... He was a whale of an advisor a real Orca... They say he resigned cuz on Afghanistan he was of a different mind...If he is Jewish he probably avoids Porka

Anonymous Ages August 27, 2017 5:41 PM  

The Wall has been the law of the land since the Bush administration. I'm actually not sure why Trump even needs to go to Congress to fund it, surely the funds were appropriated when the law was passed?

Anonymous Richardthughes August 29, 2017 12:11 AM  

He got fired: http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2017/08/26/sebastian_gorka_tried_to_make_it_sound_like_his_firing_was_really_a_resignation.html

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