From GotNews: White House Deputy Chief of Staff and #NeverTrump Republican Katie Walsh has been identified as the source behind a bunch of leaks from the Trump administration to The New York Times and other media outlets, according to multiple sources in the White House, media, donor community, and pro-Trump 501(c)4 political group. “Everyone knows not to talk to her in the White House unless you want to see it in the press,” says a source close to the president. “The only question is whether or not she’s doing it at the behest of [White House Chief of Staff] Reince Priebus or if she’s doing it to advance herself in DC media circles.” One source in particular stands out: Walsh is close to Maggie Habberman, a New York Times reporter who wrote fawning pro-Republican National Committee stories during the presidential election. Walsh has also planted stories in The Washington Post and Politico. Walsh is referred to as “Madame President” in the White House, says a senior aide. “It isn’t a compliment.” Walsh would have significant access as she controls the president’s schedule. There’s also reportedly a trove of e-mails where Katie Walsh and Reince Priebus discuss how to rid themselves of Trump, according to a former #NeverTrump consultant. “The president and his allies have been deliberately feeding her fake information in order to find her network,” says a source close to the president’s family. “It’s been going well.” Walsh was a #NeverTrump Republican during the campaign. Neither Walsh nor her family were supporters during the campaign, says a source from Walsh’s hometown of St. Louis. A White House investigation is planned into Walsh, who couldn’t be reached for comment.
If Hillary won the election in November and was happily whoring out her Presidency as we speak, do you think the MSM would devote even one paragraph to her campaign staff’s “private” interactions with a Chinese ambassador in January, 2016?
“I hate the press,” McCain told NBC’s Meet the Press in an interview, taped at a security conference with European leaders in Munich.. “But the fact is we need you. We need a free press. We must have it.”
“I’m very serious now, if you want to preserve democracy as we know it, you have to have a free and many times adversarial press,” he continued. “Without it, I am afraid that we would lose so much of our individual liberties over time. That’s how dictators get started.”
I have some news for this bland GOP middle-of-the-road Establishmenturdian.
Suppressing the Trump train is how dicks get chopped off.
Keep it up. You’re from Arizona…why don’t you simply retire and leave the country’s fate to those who care about it.
The article begins and ends by noting the shocking, unbelievable disparity between the perceptions of those living on “blue” coasts (aka, “bicoastal bastions”) and those living in the red, “real America,” as harbingers of the new Trump revolution which the mainstream news absolutely fails to comprehend.
And the mainstream news, by extension, the mouthpiece of elitist blue America, fails to to recognize the explosive bubble right before its eyes.
The myopic bubble of the privileged.
It’s not Donald Trump, per se; Donald Trump recognizes the bubble, and recognition is the first step in shedding the self-focused ignorance that separates the elites from those who aren’t complacently enamored of their own private slice of prosperity that owes no allegiance to our suffering American landscape.
On the morning of November 9, 2016, America’s elite—its talking and deciding classes—woke up to a country they did not know. To most privileged and well-educated Americans, especially those living in its bicoastal bastions, the election of Donald Trump had been a thing almost impossible even to imagine. What sort of country would go and elect someone like Trump as president? Certainly not one they were familiar with, or understood anything about.
Whatever else it may or may not have accomplished, the 2016 election was a sort of shock therapy for Americans living within what Charles Murray famously termed “the bubble” (the protective barrier of prosperity and self-selected associations that increasingly shield our best and brightest from contact with the rest of their society). The very fact of Trump’s election served as a truth broadcast about a reality that could no longer be denied: Things out there in America are a whole lot different from what you thought.
Yes, things are very different indeed these days in the “real America” outside the bubble. In fact, things have been going badly wrong in America since the beginning of the 21st century.
I read this dire, thought-provoking piece over at ZeroHedge.
While subject to lazy dismissal by those who relegate all propositions that don’t conform to the mainstream narrative to the hidden shadows of unread and unexamined miscellany (the same folks who will discount such as conspiracy), the article, “A Civil War For Control Of The US Government Has Erupted Between ‘The Deep State’ And Donald Trump” is hardly so outlandish or unprecedented as to warrant automatic disregard.
I will not quote passages from this article; read it at the source. It is a spectacular encapsulation of the chaos that permeates America’s (and the globe’s) political climate.
The “deep state” that has burrowed deeply into the mechanics of America’s political system is real and frightfully mundane. It is self-protective and fueled by incontrovertible agendas, many which are in direct conflict with the vision of America that President Trump has brought with him to the Oval Office and which have delighted millions of Americans who support him. Essentially, deep state is at war with the wishes and desires with the people who voted Donald Trump into office. Deep state is the collective establishment legacy which threads nefariously through successive generations of American political life and which owes no allegiance to any presidential administration as much as it does to an oblique philosophy of American obsequiousness to globalist interests.
Perhaps there will be the day when Donald Trump’s reign will be known as the “accidental Presidency” since it appears likely he was not supposed to win in November. Hillary’s failsafe electoral theft collapsed (a subject for an entirely different chain of conjecture); Donald Trump and his renegade troops marched into the national Capitol and the institutional deep state was jarred from its foundational complacency. The President was not an establishment figurehead and the evolutionary “survival of the fittest” tenets of Trump’s business philosophy which he brought to the White House threatened the existence of the deep state.
The deep state thrives on ignorance and consumerism and the perpetuation of American moral and intellectual sluggishness. America thrives on subsuming fear and worry to consumerism and vapid distraction. Very little analytical thought goes on here. Three-hundred and twenty million zombies are triggered daily by advertising and Facebook and the NFL and they do not question anything. This is the ignorant fuel which sustains deep state’s embers.
A culture of platitudes gathers and numbly recites chants like “with her” and gleefully elects cynical self-interested “representatives” who proliferate the motivations of deep state and indulge in glorified tidbits of numbing antics designed to bring the American sheep into the fold where the illusion of action and public service disguises the vile, elitist agenda that is designed to rape the self-respect of an unsuspecting American public.
As long as establishment presidents are occupying the White House, the illusion of American institutional stability is enabled and the curtain is drawn to hide the truth from all except those who are bold enough to peer for a clearer look.
America is a tenuous house of cards whose survival depends on this very illusion being allowed to continue and fester. Donald Trump’s accidental Presidency has illuminated and exposed the illusion, and the ensuing exposure threatens to raze the facade. Deep state, fearing for its future, has shifted into an unfamiliar battle – sparring with a domestic leadership elected by the people. Deep state is desperate and this is evidenced by the repeated attacks and subversions levied against President Trump; a ceaseless parade of character assaults on him, his family and members of his administration. The shameless procession reeks of Third World gimmickry we have condescendingly witnessed around the world for decades, but never here; a certain sense of incompletion and rot which have always seemed foreign and laughable to us in our “civilized” space.
But we are now the third world. Ex-leaders, careerist political fixtures, are now superseding the will of the citizens in order to selfishly cling to their corrupted power. The will of the free citizens is in danger of open subversion.
The elites find themselves unable to disguise their nefarious motivations with Trump at the helm, and the result is structural and societal decay unleashed by the gates of repression being flung open at last.
Who’d have thought civil war would be so pristine?