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President Trumpís Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible
Find Climate Answers ^ | May 16, 2018 | Heather Digby Parton

Posted on 05/18/2018 11:31:53 AM PDT by ethom

Trump is draining the swamp —Rebuilding government may be impossible

In the 2013 novel “A Delicate Truth,” John le Carré presents the “deep state” as a moneyed, cultured élite — the “non-governmental insiders from banking, industry, and commerce” whose access to information allows them to rule in secret. Trump’s conception is quite different. A real-estate baron, Trump is at war with the clerks — the apparatchiks who, he claims, are seeking to nullify the election by denying the prerogatives of his Administration.

This attack on “bureaucracy” is really an attack on the State Department, the intelligence community and ordinary bureaucrats who enforce regulations and monitor compliance with the law. Even the usual suspects at the conservative think tanks who usually have the inside track on jobs in a new Republican administration have been shut out.

Many people claim that underneath the bluster, Donald Trump is just another Republican who likes to use Twitter. But while he was made possible by the modern conservative movement and a political system that enabled such a man to become president, he is nonetheless unique. This evisceration of federal government institutions is nothing we’ve ever seen before.

The story about the elimination of experts and the deliberate erasure of institutional memory in department after department is chilling. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace these people even after Trump is gone. His lasting legacy may be the destruction of the federal government as we know it.

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hat tip to Rush who mentioned it on his program..
1 posted on 05/18/2018 11:31:53 AM PDT by ethom
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We should be so lucky.


2 posted on 05/18/2018 11:33:54 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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His lasting legacy may be the destruction of the federal government as we know it.

We can only hope...

3 posted on 05/18/2018 11:34:37 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: ethom

She talks about this like its a bad thing.


4 posted on 05/18/2018 11:34:58 AM PDT by CaptainMorgantown
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To: ethom; BroJoeK; x; Bull Snipe; jeffersondem
In the 2013 novel “A Delicate Truth,” John le Carré presents the “deep state” as a moneyed, cultured élite — the “non-governmental insiders from banking, industry, and commerce” whose access to information allows them to rule in secret.

Wow. Seems like i've heard that theory somewhere or other. Good thing it's just a novel. :)

5 posted on 05/18/2018 11:35:02 AM PDT by DiogenesLamp ("of parents owing allegiance to no other sovereignty.")
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To: ethom

The author presents this as if it were a bad thing.


6 posted on 05/18/2018 11:35:15 AM PDT by taxcontrol (Stupid should hurt)
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>>President Trump’s Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible

That is the reason why we elected him. I love the smell of napalm in DC in the morning. Burn it down! We can build a new government in Kansas, far away from the coasts.


7 posted on 05/18/2018 11:35:46 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Asking a pro athlete for political advice is like asking a cavalry horse for tactical advice.)
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--The story Osnos tells about the elimination of experts and the deliberate erasure of institutional memory in department after department is chilling. It will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace these people even after Trump is gone. His lasting legacy may be the destruction of the federal government as we know it.--

--sure hope so---

8 posted on 05/18/2018 11:35:48 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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More Winning!


9 posted on 05/18/2018 11:36:43 AM PDT by yuleeyahoo (Those are my principles, and if you do not like them...well I have others. - Groucho Marx)
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"President Trump’s Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible"

Best election, best POTUS, evah! Drain the swamp and MAGA!!

10 posted on 05/18/2018 11:36:57 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!)
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What an absurd rationalization for the Left's betrayal of Constitutional Government!!

Misdirection: Familiar Leftist Tactic.

11 posted on 05/18/2018 11:38:02 AM PDT by Ohioan
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It will be difficult, if not impossible, to replace these people even after Trump is gone. His lasting legacy may be the destruction of the federal government as we know it.

After 100 years of the "Progressive" movement's infiltration, invasion and ultimate takeover of the federal government, the governmen as we know it needs to be destroyed. And by destroyed, I mean returned to its Constitutional pre-Woodrow Wilson form

12 posted on 05/18/2018 11:38:46 AM PDT by Maceman (We need a temporary ban on Muslims just until churches and synagogues can be built in Mecca.)
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We’re not even on the far horizon of destroying the Federal government.


13 posted on 05/18/2018 11:38:46 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: ethom
President Trump’s Destroying the Federal Government As We Know It: Rebuilding May be Impossible


14 posted on 05/18/2018 11:39:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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His lasting legacy may be the destruction of the federal government as we know it.

Heather, you say that like it was a bad thing.
The federal government as we know it today is
rotten and infested with socialists, it should
be fumigated and exposed to the light!


15 posted on 05/18/2018 11:39:50 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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We hope so...


16 posted on 05/18/2018 11:40:20 AM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing Obamacare is worse than Obamacare itself.)
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17 posted on 05/18/2018 11:40:58 AM PDT by ethom
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Woo hoo! What a great start to the weekend!! Trump is destroying the gummit!!


18 posted on 05/18/2018 11:41:15 AM PDT by albie
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Trump needs to in order for America to survive. We need mass firings and mass arrests...The swamp is still filled to the brim.


19 posted on 05/18/2018 11:41:16 AM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Jeff Sessions IS the insurance policy)
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A Jeb Bush presidency would not have touched government workers.


20 posted on 05/18/2018 11:42:18 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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