Friday, March 23, 2018

Will the Deep State Break Trump?

Will the Deep State Break Trump?: By Patrick J. Buchanan

"It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969.

"The likelihood is great that they will succeed again."

A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of Nixon.

His prediction, however, proved wrong. Nixon, with his "Silent Majority" address rallied the nation and rocked the establishment. He went on to win a 49-state victory in 1972, after which his stumbles opened the door to the establishment's revenge.Read more on Buchanan.Org...


This lengthy quote does not quote the proper point.  The proper point, if Buchanan is right, is that Trump is acting like he recognizes that they are out to get him.

But if that is true, then why sign the omnibus bill?

My guess is that he really wanted to fund the military.  But why?  Are the external threats really greater than the internal threats?

Another guess is that politically, he is playing the game just like an Establishment Republican would.  The conservatives get to pretend to oppose the libs and the RINOS, while the Dems get to oppose any Republicans --- all of it business as usual.  This was a scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours deal.

On the other hand, if Trump had vetoed the bill, he needed only the conservatives to hold firm against it in order to prevent an override.  That should have been easy. 

So why not veto?  Only way to argue against veto is if he wanted to fund the military right now.  A veto means no more money for the military.  He got the money for the military because he deemed that to be the most important thing right now.   Trump would still be fighting, but the external enemy comes first.

Otherwise, it is a total cave in.  Trump is either a beaten man---- or he doesn't recognize that they are out to get him and he's still fighting.  Buchanan must think that he is still fighting.  Not sure if Buchanan thinks he is already beaten.

A lot of the commentary in other places is wrong, or something is missing here.

Back to praying.


4:54: pm:

The politics of this looks pretty bad.  But remember that Trump got the funding he wanted for the military ( unless I am mistaken ).

We don't know what it all means yet.  Lots of people seem ready to abandon ship.

I don't see that yet.  Maybe I'm dumb, who knows?

This doesn't mean I support Trump in everything.   If he continues this course, I am done with him.  We have till November to see how everything plays out.  These people act like the election is tomorrow.

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