Skip to comments.Steve Hilton: Mattis, Kelly marched to the establishment beat. Trump was right to fire them
Posted on 01/07/2019 6:26:35 PM PST by bitt
The new year began as the old year ended - with the establishment up in arms over generals leaving the Trump administration. How would the world survive the departures of John Kelly and James Mattis?
"Today has just been a cascade of what would be generally seen as absolutely apocalyptic news in any other presidency Let's start tonight with the resignation of the Secretary of Defense James Mattis," Rachel Maddow lamented.
"Apocalyptic." Forget about war or disease or poverty. The apocalypse is when America's elected president is no longer supervised by the unelected ruling establishment. They even gave it a name - the "Committee to Save America." It included not just the military's Mattis and Kelly, but Exxon's Rex Tillerson and Goldman Sachs' Gary Cohn.
The Committee to Save America. Have you ever heard anything more smug, more pompous but -- most importantly -- more anti-democratic? Because it turns out that the Committee to Save America was really the Committee to Save the American Establishment. Its aim was to stop the president from delivering populist election promises.
On trade, Trump promised to "renegotiate NAFTA or withdraw from the deal to get a much better one for our workers and our companies. He also said, "fixing our trade deals will be the foundation of our economic revival. This is what Americans voted for.
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This is going to bear a little looking into. Thanks for posting and a BTT.
The problem with draining the swamp is finding qualified candidates who are not part of the swamp.
Mattis talks a tough game. In the end, he loved his cross-dressers and homo’s way more than he loved America and Americans safety.
I think he just might have set them up for 2 years. Let them show the nation how the military industrial complex works firsthand. Now every general is asking themselves if they’re next-especially those appointed by Obama. Then it goes back to Bush in 2000. And what’s this oxymoron CRAP about being a warrior monk?
“...especially those appointed by Obama....”
Those should have been the FIRST to be removed, Week One.
Generals are not appointed by the President.
If he’d get rid of Bolton and Pompeo, I would shed no tears.
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