Skip to comments.The War for the Soul of America
Posted on 11/09/2018 10:59:57 AM PST by Kaslin
The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends. Everyone seems to sense that now.
This is a fight to the finish.
A postelection truce that began with Trump congratulating House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- "I give her a great deal of credit for what she's done and what she's accomplished" -- was ancient history by nightfall.
With the forced resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his replacement by his chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker, the long-anticipated confrontation with Robert Mueller appears at hand.
Sessions had recused himself from the oversight role of the special counsel's investigation into Russiagate. Whitaker has definitely not.
Before joining Justice, he said that the Mueller probe was overreaching, going places it had no authority to go, and that it could be leashed by a new attorney general and starved of funds until it passes away.
Whitaker was not chosen to be merely a place holder until a new AG is confirmed. He was picked so he can get the job done.
And about time.
For two years, Trump has been under a cloud of unproven allegations and suspicion that he and top campaign officials colluded with Vladimir Putin's Russia to thieve and publish the emails of the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
It is past time for Mueller to prove these charges or concede he has a busted flush, wrap up his investigation and go home.
And now, in T.S. Eliot's words, Trump appears to have found "the strength to force the moment to its crisis."
His attitude toward Mueller's probe is taking on the aspect of Andrew Jackson's attitude toward Nicholas Biddle's Second Bank of the United States: It's "trying to kill me, but I will kill it."
Trump has been warned by congressional Democrats that if he in any way impedes the work of Mueller's office, he risks impeachment.
Well, let's find out.
If the House Judiciary Committee of incoming chairman Jerrold Nadler wishes to impeach Trump for forcing Mueller to fish or cut bait, Trump's allies should broaden the debate to the real motivation here of the defeated establishment: It detests the man the American people chose to lead their country and thus wants to use its political and cultural power to effect his removal.
Even before news of Sessions' departure hit Wednesday, Trump was subjected to an Antifa-style hassling by the White House press corps.
One reporter berated the president and refused to surrender the microphone. Others shouted support for his antics. A third demanded to know whether Trump's admission that he's a "nationalist" would give aid and comfort to "white nationalists."
By picking up the credentials of CNN's Jim Acosta and booting him out of the White House, Trump has set a good precedent.
Freedom of the press does not mean guaranteed immunity of the press from the same kind of abuse the press directs at the president.
John F. Kennedy was beloved by the media elite. Yet JFK canceled all White House subscriptions to the New York Herald Tribune and called the publisher of The New York Times to get him to pull reporter David Halberstam out of Vietnam for undermining U.S. morale in a war in which Green Berets were dying.
Some journalists have become Trump haters with press passes. And Trump is right to speak truth to mainstream media power and to accord to the chronically hostile press the same access to the White House to which Robert De Niro is entitled. Since the days of John Adams, the White House has been the president's house, not the press's house.
Pelosi appears the favorite to return as speaker of the House. But she may find her coming days in the post she loves to be less-than-happy times.
Some of her incoming committee chairs -- namely, Adam Schiff, Maxine Waters and Elijah Cummings -- seem less interested in legislative compromises than in rummaging through White House files for documents to damage the president, starting with his tax returns.
To a world watching with fascination this death struggle convulsing our capital, one wonders how attractive American democracy appears.
And just how much division can this democracy stand?
We know what the left thinks of Trump's "base."
Hillary Clinton told us. Half his supporters, she said, are a "basket of deplorables" who are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic -- you name it." Lately, America's populist right has been called fascist and neo-Nazi.
How can the left "unite" with people like that? Why should the left not try to drive such "racists" out of power by any means necessary?
This is the thinking that bred Antifa.
As for those on the right -- as they watch the left disparage the old heroes, tear down their monuments, purge Christianity from their public schools -- they have come to conclude that their enemies are at root anti-Christian and anti-American.
How do we unify a nation where the opposing camps believe this?
What the Trump-establishment war is about is the soul of America, a war in which a compromise on principle can be seen as a betrayal.
The war in Washington will not end until one side is absolutely destroyed and abandons all hope of ever prevailing.
Pretty good article by Pat Buchanan. Thanks for posting it.
Kaslin, thank you for posting this perceptive and challenging analysis of our situation.
You are very welcome.
“Freedom of the press does not mean guaranteed immunity of the press from the same kind of abuse the press directs at the president.”
There is a world of difference between liberty and license... and though is not the most sophisticated and refined kind of difference, the Liberals are routinely incapable of recognizing it - or even recognizing that a difference exists.
Explaining this to Liberals is like trying to explain something to a child, a drunk or a mental defective.
The war for America’s soul was lost with the election of Bill Clinton. Get over it. All you can do now is work to save your own soul.
Must disagree; Clinton had the luxury of beating a split ticket (may Ross Perot rot in...never mind) in 1992 and a namby Republican in 1996.
IMO America recovered some of its soul in 2016 and good & evil now contend at least on an even footing, kind of like a person with an angel on one shoulder and a devil on the other.
It’s not over yet.
The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends.
The war will not end for the democratic socialists until the revolution is complete and the constitution is destroyed. They don’t hate PDJT, they hate us. The demonize DJT just like they did Bush, and Reagan. Pure marxist Sol Alinsky. The harder we push back the harder they will push until we stop resisting their MOB
They know if they destroy Trump and those who openly support him they will scare off and silenced the rest of the opposition.
As I have said before, the only solution is to kick the large metro areas out and make them become independent city-states. See how long their socialist utopias last. The rest of the country would have to nail down our rights and not let refugees from the cities bring in their toxic notions.
“The war in Washington will not end until the presidency of Donald Trump ends”
A weak statement from Buchanan. When Trump’s gone does that mean we’ll have a weak or leftist president? I doubt it. I think we’ll have a president modeled after Trump because he’s an admirable leader.
What is Pat thinking when he conceives of the end of the “war”?
I have always liked Pat.
The longer I live, the more I like him.
Too bad most RINOpublican Neocon Trotskyists are not patriots like him.
TRUMP CAN DO THIS-——designate AntiFa and similar groups as “domestic terrorists.”
The designation should include loss of multiple sets of rights.
Save for later
The War for the Soul of America started long before I was born (1941), and will continue until the LIEberal Left is destroyed!
Democrats are bloviating. They can certainly bring articles of impeachment against Trump, but to impeach----they need a supermajority vote.
Its a process-----following impeachment, the trial to try and remove him is conducted by the Republican-controlled Senate.
Simple majority in House to impeach, two-thirds vote in Senate to remove.
The War for the Soul of America
America was born with a Jewish soul. She'll never die.
Birthday: July 4th, 1776 (17th of Tammuz 5536)
Year 5536 (ה'תקל"ו) = 5 + 536 = 541
1776 ft = 541 m
Gen 1.4. And God saw the light, that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness:
וירא אלהים את־האור כי־טוב ויבדל אלהים בין האור ובין החשך׃
"The 4th of July":
The sum is 67. Elul. The letters of the 4th of July rearrange to"a Jewish heart":
16. And God made two great lights; the large light to rule the day, and the small light to rule the night; and he made the stars:
17. And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth:
18. And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness; and God saw that it was good:
19. And there was evening and there was morning, the fourth day:
My country, ' tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty, of thee I sing;
Land where my fathers died,
Land of the pilgrims' pride,
From every mountainside let freedom ring!
Free men dream of liberty, not license.
The bones - framework, substance, essence, Constitution.. named "Old Ironsides" because the cannonballs bounced right off. Nobody escapes bondage without the bones of Joseph.
His dreams. Dreams are not of this world.
"We shall see what will become of his dreams."
It's even a national ethos. It's the place where Jacob and Esav have the same identity: American.
America was born in the city of brotherly love.
"And God sent me before you to preserve you a posterity in the earth, and to save your lives by a great deliverance."
~ Joseph HaTzaddik
Let's forget that we've been angry
loversbrothers like before
And swear not to be like strangers, anymore.
Rebecca made the first Purim costume when she dressed up Jacob in Esav's Sunday best. All a big mix-up.
All Israel in the beginning.
(Well I never know who might be interested. It all goes into the giant search engine pool somewhere.)
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