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Trump World Plan To Gut The Federal Bureaucracy Of Leftists, Revealed In Axios Report

Trump World Plan To Gut The Federal Bureaucracy Of Leftists, Revealed In Axios Report

“They intend to stack thousands of mid-level staff jobs. Well-funded groups are already developing lists of candidates selected often for their animus against the system — in line with Trump’s long-running obsession with draining “the swamp.” This includes building extensive databases of people vetted as being committed to Trump and his agenda.”

Too good to check.

Writes Kaylee McGhee White:

“I’m….very on board with this”

The “this” is an article by Jonathan Swain at Axios detailing expansive preparations for Trump World to ideologically gut the federal bureaucracy if Republicans regain control of the House and Senate, and most importantly, the presidency.

While the Axios article, and a piece based on it by The Daily Mail, presume Trump would be that president, the plan as laid out is not dependent on Trump the individual. It’s a Trump World plan that would start in January 2023 in the Congressional bureaucracy, and could be implemented in the executive branch starting in January 2025 by any willing Republican president.

Read the whole article, it’s quite detailed and expansive in its coverage, A radical plan for Trump’s second term:

Former President Trump’s top allies are preparing to radically reshape the federal government if he is re-elected, purging potentially thousands of civil servants and filling career posts with loyalists to him and his “America First” ideology, people involved in the discussions tell Axios.

The impact could go well beyond typical conservative targets such as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Internal Revenue Service. Trump allies are working on plans that would potentially strip layers at the Justice Department — including the FBI, and reaching into national security, intelligence, the State Department and the Pentagon, sources close to the former president say….

The heart of the plan is derived from an executive order known as “Schedule F,” developed and refined in secret over most of the second half of Trump’s term and launched 13 days before the 2020 election….

As Trump publicly flirts with a 2024 comeback campaign, this planning is quietly flourishing from Mar-a-Lago to Washington — with his blessing but without the knowledge of some people in his orbit.

Trump remains distracted by his obsession with contesting the 2020 election results. But he has endorsed the work of several groups to prime an administration-in-waiting. Personnel and action plans would be executed in the first 100 days of a second term starting on Jan. 20, 2025.

Their work could accelerate controversial policy and enforcement changes, but also enable revenge tours against real or perceived enemies, and potentially insulate the president and allies from investigation or prosecution.

They intend to stack thousands of mid-level staff jobs. Well-funded groups are already developing lists of candidates selected often for their animus against the system — in line with Trump’s long-running obsession with draining “the swamp.” This includes building extensive databases of people vetted as being committed to Trump and his agenda.

50,000. That number in the Axios article is getting a lot of attention.

An initial estimate by the Trump official who came up with Schedule F found it could apply to as many as 50,000 federal workers — a fraction of a workforce of more than 2 million, but a segment with a profound role in shaping American life.

Trump, in theory, could fire tens of thousands of career government officials with no recourse for appeals. He could replace them with people he believes are more loyal to him and to his “America First” agenda.

Much of the rest of the article deals with (former) palace intrigue, who’s in and who’s out with Trump, and Trump’s focus on 2020.

But one thing of interest is what happens before 2024, focusing on staffing (CPI is the Conservative Partnership Institute, founded by Jim DeMint and involving Mark Meadows):

CPI’s immediate priority is preparing to put its vetted people in new GOP congressional offices at the start of 2023. Over the past five years since CPI’s founding, the group has been adding personnel to a database that now contains thousands of names.

The CPI team is reckoning on Republicans likely winning back the House and possibly the Senate in the November midterms. That would deliver a tremendous staffing opportunity. These anticipated victories could open hundreds of new staff jobs on Capitol Hill next year — from congressional offices to key committees.

CPI’s goal is to have at least 300 fully vetted “America First” staffers to supply GOP congressional offices after the midterms. These new staffers would theoretically gain valuable experience to use on Capitol Hill but also incubate for a Trump administration in 2025.

The article goes into several other groups working on different aspects of identifying personnel before an election win, whether congressional or presidential. In other words, what Democrats do so well. They have lists of staffers ready to go, and adminisrators ready to be put in the bureaucracy as soon as a Democrat wins the presidency. That’s what Trump did not have in 2016.

The article ends with a result that — to me — is not reliant on Trump, but is reliant on Trumpism/America Firstism:

One uniting theme connects all of these disparate groups: fealty, to Trump himself or his “America First” ideology.

Now, they are functioning as a series of task forces for a possible Trump administration. They are rookeries for former Trump staff. They are breeding grounds for a new wave of right-wing personnel to run the U.S. government.

Part 2 of Swan’s investigation was just released, Trump’s revenge, which goes into more detail on Schedule F firings, but is less interesting.

The reaction has been, well, predictable, Building An Organization For A Fascist Takeover– Right Under The Nose Of Biden’s Pathetic DOJ and Donald Trump’s new plan to completely destroy America.

In reality, Trump World is simply doing what Democrats always do – preparing to gut the bureaucracy and install your own people. The horrors!

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Comments

healthguyfsu | July 23, 2022 at 9:36 pm

I don’t think he can win, BUT if he did this would be an excellent reversal of what Obama did over 8 years of the exact same thing in reverse. The only difference is that it wasn’t reported on as they ran cover for the minority wonder boy who was above criticism because racist.

    gonzotx in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 23, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    He can’t lose, it can only be stolen from him and us once again

    Or they kill
    Him

      InEssence in reply to gonzotx. | July 24, 2022 at 1:22 am

      They still have the same problem, dirty voter rolls, that guarantee he won’t win. And DJT does nothing about it. Those voter rolls have to be cleaned, now, if the Rs get the WH back.

      Besides that, DJT was hampered by covid, because the election rules were changed, and he still seems to be clueless on this issue.

        Here we go again. Trying is the first step to failure, even when the path to success has been painted for you. I can’t wait to see people like you bragging that you were behind Trump from square one once he again delivers and proves all of you wrong. Especially about your biggest blind spot of all: THE 2020 ELECTIONS WERE STOLEN! That hasn’t even started yet.

        If you were DeSantis right now, wouldn’t you be thrilled? He gets to play a key role as he prepares to inherit the White House as a champion! Hell, Ted Cruz came out yesterday and praised Trump while stating that he easily clear the field of challengers for the 2024 nomination as soon as he declares.

        The Trump machine is gearing up and will s00n be rolling. I am expecting a lot of people here will be surprised at who he has lined up in his campaign. I can’t wait.

        Maybe Tim Pool can explain it to you.
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWVWWQCP0k0

          healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 11:18 pm

          Here we go again is absolutely correct.

          Don’t project your own failings of fanboyness onto me.

          I don’t care to cheerlead anyone because this is adult world where we don’t play politics like a sporting match. Think about that next time you get up in your feels over Trump or how your precious California is unjustly vilified.

          If Trump is the best nominee, I will support him for the nomination. If he is the running in an election against something that calls itself Jesus Christ (D-Jerusalem) I will still support him because nothing that comes out of that party is worth even being a citizen in this country much less its POTUS.

          In other words, calm your hissy fit down. My objective take is that he can’t win because he polls just poorly enough in the battleground states to lose. He barely beat Hillary, who is awful in those states. He didn’t beat a walking dead guy who everyone knew was a lethargic mush brain. Yes, there was cheating but he still didn’t poll very well. The agit prop worked in reelection season, unfortunately (they particularly duped a lot on how he could have somehow prevented COVID deaths). I don’t like it, but it’s the world we live in. We can change it but slowly.

          The big X factor is the Black vote, though, which isn’t very predictable when it comes to Trump. If Clyburn says jump will they again respond with how high? or will enough have the courage to defect? and of course I mean the Black men because the Black women tend to be either the Queens of Cowardice or the Sisters of Stupid….take your pick. Latino vote is looking great too of course. I’d love to see more definitive things though like voting out useless Latino Dem hacks in TX (I won’t call them Latinx because although they would certainly back that BS if they could pull it off…they know it’s suicide to try that crap in TX).

        taurus the judge in reply to InEssence. | July 24, 2022 at 6:46 am

        Since ‘voter rolls’ are at the STATE level ( as well as dealing with those “election rules”)- what exactly and specifically could trump ( or any President) do exactly?

        Having or not having the “WH” has no bearing, force or effect on the individual state and their voting practices.

        Barry in reply to InEssence. | July 24, 2022 at 3:16 pm

        “And DJT does nothing about it.”

        That’s YOUR job you freaking idiot.

      Fatkins in reply to gonzotx. | July 24, 2022 at 8:49 am

      Do you seriously still think the election was stolen? Jesus christ, not even Trumps own team thought the election was stolen. Still waiting for the kraken

        guyjones in reply to Fatkins. | July 24, 2022 at 9:09 am

        I’m curious how you account for the fact that dotard-marionette, Biden’s, alleged vote total greatly surpassed that of Obama in his first presidential campaign. We’re to simply accept as incontrovertible fact that the dotard — a cadaverous, uncharismatic, and ornery candidate campaigning from his basement — won tens of millions more votes than the Dumb-o-crats’ most popular politician in the last fifty years?

        And, this isn’t even to ponder the obvious and well-documented vote-tallying shenanigans that took place in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

          Milhouse in reply to guyjones. | July 24, 2022 at 10:45 am

          Sorry, that’s not a valid argument. The increase in the D vote is easily explained by the massive increase in postal voting. That opened the door wide for fraudulent votes, but it also led to an increase in valid votes, as people who never bother going to vote in person took advantage of the ease of voting from home. Also, the number of eligible voters increased in those four years. And there were undoubtedly many people who had voted for Trump the first time, or at least had not voted at all, but who were turned against him by the four-year-long non-stop smear campaign, and in particular blamed him for the impact of the Wuhan disease.

          So the mere increase is not in itself proof of fraud. That doesn’t mean the fraud didn’t happen, just that that isn’t proof of it.

          I also am not aware of any “well-documented vote-tallying shenanigans” in PA or WI. There may well have been such but as far as I know they have not yet been documented. The well-documented shenanigans in those two states did not take place at the vote-tallying stage, but in the rigging of the rules before the election (which was illegal), and in the Zuckbucks selective voter recruitment in WI (which was legal).

          Barry in reply to guyjones. | July 24, 2022 at 3:22 pm

          Your opinions is completely unprovable and 100% wrong.

          Cheating occurred in a massive way, and even that wasn’t enough so at midnight or thereabouts 6 states stopped the count while they brought in another massive set of phony ballots to count, and count they did with no observers but the cheaters.

          How hard is this to figure out? A ten year old can do it.

          No, the fing dope biden didn’t get an increase in the vote.

        Milhouse in reply to Fatkins. | July 24, 2022 at 10:35 am

        Yes, the election was clearly stolen, on many levels, including but not limited to actual election fraud. One has to be an idiot not to understand that. And yes, Trump’s team, including Bill Barr, understood this. The “kraken” thing was a stupid distraction, a giant red herring that was never going to pan out, but its failure does not detract from all the evidence that actual fraud — both electoral and non-electoral — did take place on a massive scale, and that it took all of that to push Biden over the line.

        None of this means the result could have been overturned in court; still less does it mean that it could have been overturned in Congress. The difficulties there were almost insurmountable and the chances of success minimal. Trump doesn’t seem to understand that. In some ways he’s not a very bright person, and often doesn’t understand the details of how something works. He sees correctly that he was wronged, and is therefore convinced that there must have been a remedy, and that the only explanation for it not having been taken is treachery. That’s just not how the law works.

          The slam dunk argument for believing the election was stolen is that the surest way to prove otherwise would have been to allow an independent audit. But BOTH Uniparty factions fought this which further incriminates the Republicans and the my long-standing claim that BOTH “parties” steal elections. I believe a Georgia audit would prove that McConnell threw the senate elections for the Democrats rather than allowing Trump candidates to win. Same with why the GOPe continues to defend Kemp. Same in AZ where it was the Republicans who blocked all attempts for audits.

          Why even have rules if they cannot be audited? Specially now when most American voters have lost confidence that elections are fair and honest. The only way to regain public trust in elections is to start auditing the results routinely. Make it a permanent part of the process to confirm the results.

          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | July 24, 2022 at 11:40 am

          Phil,

          The GA Senate run off in January saw 200K less r voters turn up than in November.

          Ossoff defeated Purdue by 55K votes.
          Warnock defeated Loeffler by 95K votes.

          The foolish folks who bought into Lin Woods idea to stay home because the election was rigged gave the d/prog two Senate seats and thus control of the Senate to the d/prog and Schumer.

          Refusing to vote simply grants victory to our political opponents by forfeit. That in no way diminishes the impact and influence the establishment of both parties have over elections or their joint desire to continue with business as usual v true change.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | July 24, 2022 at 3:19 pm

          Nobody paid any attention to Lin Wood. That has nothing to do with the loss, just a scapegoat.

          The democrat party ALWAYS cheats
          The republican party never does anything about the cheating.

          CommoChief in reply to Milhouse. | July 24, 2022 at 4:19 pm

          Barry,

          Two hundred thousand less Republicans voting in January than in November handed the two GA Senate seats to the d/prog. When Republicans refuse to show up and vote the d/prog don’t have to cheat, they win by default. That’s the sad fact of the matter in the GA Senate run off.

          Not that those facts would dissuade the d/prog from attempting to cheat, they will continue to do so, it is part of the DNA of the d/prog to do so. They will continue until we force very severe consequences or we make it too difficult or both.

          taurus the judge in reply to Milhouse. | July 24, 2022 at 4:34 pm

          @ Barry

          I’m not going to say anything was directly because of what Lin Wood said (I certainly hope not) but i manage 3 large projects in Ga (1 north, 1 south and 1 west) so I get to hear a good deal of “regional talk” there.

          Based on the comments and countenance I personally witnessed in Ga., I really believe those numbers are a result literally of disillusioned voters staying home.

          I heard many say “there’s no use’ and i vaguely remember people not taking off to vote.

          Granted thats an insignificant sample and means nothing but if I were to bet- i would bet that is the biggest reason for the loss. “Indirectly’ tied to the Presidential election. I’m also pretty sure there was some cheating too.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | July 24, 2022 at 10:52 pm

          “”Two hundred thousand less Republicans voting…

          No argument about that Chief. I’m just saying Lin Wood had so little to do with it that it’s immaterial. Your circle might have been influenced, but the average R voter in Georgia? No.

          Milhouse in reply to Milhouse. | July 25, 2022 at 1:06 am

          Nobody paid attention to Lin Wood?! Trump paid attention to him. Far too much attention. Trump believed this Kraken nonsense, and it hurt him. He was told and believed that there were all those tens of thousands of obviously invalid votes in Georgia, and that’s why he called Raffensperger, baffled by how hard it could be to find just 12,000 of them. He tried to explain, I don’t need you to find all of them, just 12,000, and couldn’t understand why Raffensperger couldn’t do that, because he listened to Wood and Powell and the other charlatans. The truth is the invalid votes probably were there, but they were not obviously invalid, and identifying them with the precision necessary to throw them out, in the time available, was impossible.

          The_Mew_Cat in reply to Milhouse. | July 25, 2022 at 9:36 am

          I think Trump understood just fine that the election wasn’t going to be overturned. I certainly understood that, which is why I never succumbed to any of the happy talk and never gave him any contributions after the election was held. His shtick is merely setting the stage for his return and providing the means to raise money.

          Barry in reply to Milhouse. | July 25, 2022 at 11:07 am

          Milhouse, your pure and absolute hatred of Trump makes it impossible for you to even seek the truth about anything.

          1) Cheating was massive in Georgia
          2) The cheated knew it and decided to stay home, advisable or not
          3) The cheated didn’t need Wood to tell them, it’s OBVIOUS

          Obvious to anyone but fools.

    People like you will never ever get it. What you just said is so tone deaf. Absolutely no one could have accomplished what Trump did with the entire Washington, MSM, Hollywood and his own party completely committed to destroying him. Now we head into Trump II without him having to worry about getting impeached or re-elected and with HIS team in place? If you can’t see that you need to take some time off. I can’t believe anyone giving thumbs up to this.

      healthguyfsu in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 26, 2022 at 1:23 pm

      Trump hasn’t even been nominated nor has the legislature been retaken.

      Keep your head out of the clouds and focused on the goal. Your fanboy projection method is sick…seriously get a clue and some perspective on what has and hasn’t happened yet. Your projection braggadocio style comes from an egocentric desire to control what you can’t.

      In the meantime, I will still be here reading the data as it comes out and trying to put the horse first rather than the cart.

    taurus the judge in reply to healthguyfsu. | July 24, 2022 at 6:51 am

    As they used to tell us in the Army……

    If you want to know how the war is really going- look at the enemy and what he is doing.

    You are certainly entitled to your opinion but i challenge you with this observation.

    For somebody who “cant win”- both the left and the RINO are investing tons of money,effort and resources to stop him- their actions ( not anything trump says or does) leads me to not only believe trump CAN win but the enemies EXPECT him to which is why they are throwing everything they have to stop him.

It’s nothing more than what Democrats did, only not over 40 years and without fanfare.

The key point is the execution of this idea is dependent upon the political will to do so. Right now the list of politicians who have stones for it comes down to DJT, DeSantis and Scott Walker. None of those three shy away from toeing the line after choosing to start a fight.

Finally it seems the r decided to get organized and prepared to do more than raise money, run for office and figure out the rest if they win. Imagine what an incoming r admin that had truly prepared to hit the ground running on day one might accomplish.

If the schedule F designation doesn’t work just transfer these folks to a newly created ‘interagency task force’ located in Nome Alaska. Accept the transfer or resign.

    txvet2 in reply to CommoChief. | July 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    I’d add Cruz to that list. Walker is dead meat since he imploded in 2020.

      gonzotx in reply to txvet2. | July 23, 2022 at 11:41 pm

      Cruz is basically a RINO

      Barry in reply to txvet2. | July 24, 2022 at 12:07 am

      Cruz is a worthless backstabbing marxist enabler.

        txvet2 in reply to Barry. | July 24, 2022 at 1:26 am

        So are you.

          Barry in reply to txvet2. | July 24, 2022 at 3:25 pm

          Crux is known to Texans such that he can barely beat beto, the fake hispanic.
          And you know it and don’t care. Because you are on the same side as beto.

        He’s already on Trump’s team. It looks like the only ones left thinking about running against him in the primary are Pence and Kinzinger. I really doubt they are going to pick up any endorsements from those who clear out once Trump announces. Together, they will be lucky to garner 5% in a poll with a margin of error of 6%.

          taurus the judge in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 7:04 am

          Just FYI but “words” going around in some political circles is…

          Kinzinger and Hogan and those are basically “persona non grata” and ignored mainly by the decision makers in both parties so whatever they do will fizzle out quickly.

          Haley is going to be a surprise but more on that later. (if the stories are true, not a bad surprise- maybe not perfect but not bad)

          Pence is being groomed and is the current RINO favorite ( like Biden in 2020- at the moment he is the only one the RINO GOPe think they can pass off to the voters but they are open to anyone else because he is considered “radioactive” to most of the conservatives)

          Ron is the pinch hitter should anything happen to Trump but wont directly challenge.

          So the story goes, the next steps depend on the state and federal results of November.

          @Taurus: re: Haley, she is the epitome of a polymorph. Blind ambition. I don’t trust her at all. I don’t get a sense that she believes anything she says. Pure sociopath.

          CommoChief in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 9:02 am

          Phil,

          I don’t trust Haley, I would rate her as slightly better than L Graham. Would I rather have her than a generic d/prog or Newsom? Sure but I would much prefer we got beyond the lesser of two evils choices. We finally developing a bench of populist right candidates.

          Milhouse in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 11:22 am

          Pence would be a far better president than Trump. And Trump’s current crazy campaign against him highlights all of the worst flaws in Trump’s character. In particular he seems simply not to understand that just because he got certain legal advice does not mean that everyone had to accept it.

          I am in a small minority in thinking that Eastman’s legal opinion was not obviously wrong. I think Trump had every right to accept and rely on it. It’s a plausible interpretation of the law, based on reasonable arguments. It has flaws, but so does every other interpretation available; the ultimate flaw is in the drafting of the 12th amendment. However Pence had an obligation to obtain his own legal advice, which he did, and he was then 100% right to follow it rather than Trump’s. The advice Pence got is the opinion of the large majority of experts who’ve commented on the matter; but far more importantly it’s the advice he got, and it’s completely unreasonable to expect him to have ignored it in favor of an opinion that someone else offered him.

          taurus the judge in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 11:33 am

          Gonna direct this to you Phil and Chief to save space

          I cannot go into detail or specifics obviously but this comes from first, second and third hand experience going back to the 80’s with both Haley through a fellow “Dragon Soldier” USACMLS type (long before she went off to cow college intending to be the family CPA) and Linda when he was but a lowly JAG SCANG type out of McEntire. (Long out of actual direct touch with both now but still has people who are)

          I certainly understand where both of you come from and not only is it with merit- I am there myself with both of them. That said, in this case I am deferring to my hunch based on actual knowledge over time.

          Graham is the textbook RINO and although a “closet conservative” he will sell out for survival or political expediency. He was always like a pro wrestling “jobber” who was reasonably dependable but little beyond that when he was “chosen” to follow Strom.

          Trump is forcing Graham to make a choice and stick with it and that’s making him nervous but if what I hear is correct- he is getting the 3rd degree and a promise of having to “defend’ his seat if he doesn’t get with the people and he is being roasted for his red flag vote. (I suspect this is why he is mostly quiet these days). I personally have little use for him but I have a strong expectation he is going to get with the program probably right after the midterm.

          Nikki was a political accident but she became Governor. Contrary to media hype and misrepresentation, she actually is a Pro USA conservative with strong values. (I will cautiously say now even a Christian conservative based on hearsay)

          The problem was, she because the “understudy” of the Graham and Jeb types in SC so in her political resume, – she was “taught wrong” from the beginning in terms of how things were. Was not a big issue in SC with that conservative base because SC really didn’t have issues that put a spotlight in the issue.

          That’s how a lot of RINO’s survived because in those days the left was not openly trying to destroy us so the RINO could exist by always “promising” yet deferring actual solutions.

          Basically she came out of the SC gate onto the national stage backing the wrong horse.

          She is a strong minded woman and maybe slow to decide (seeks lots of opinions) but when she makes the decision, she rides it out. Based on what the “word’ is, she has been thoroughly “reproved” and is being placed on another org chart.

          Not attempting to sway or convince anyone’s opinions and I can’t read minds either nor am I her fan boy or apologist ( she has pissed me off royally too with some of what she has said and done) but if she still is what she once was, she has a real shot at being the MAGA “XENA”.

          If she does the Rocky and gets in the barn and goes back to her roots and catches that chicken, you may see her as VP and eventually POTUS and be glad of it.

          Nikki Haley is a nonstarter. She is weak, progressive, and stupid. She first lost me with her myopic decisions regarding Civil War statues and the Confederate flag. Everyone from Trump down to the lowlilest bloggers said that it wouldn’t stop there, that they’d be coming for Lincoln and the Founders next, but no, Haley thought appeasement would be the best way to handle the madding crowd. She was wrong. Of course. Because appeasement never works and is the tool of tools.

          Next, she somehow got the very insane Liz-Cheneyesque idea that she, Nikki Haley, would be the exact type of Republican to save us from President Trump and his influence. She publicly stated that she was “disgusted” by him and that he had “fallen too far,” and oh, look, Haley is right there to step into his shoes leading the party. She actually thought she had that kind of power and sway with the GOP base. Talk about politically inept and delusional.

          Only she’s weak sauce and a political hack whose finger-to-the-political-winds hackery is bested only by Smarmy McMittens RomneyCare. In fact, she’s such weak sauce that only a week later she was begging for a meeting with Trump to grovel at his feet, and was denied that audience. As she should have been.

          I cannot abide her.

          taurus the judge in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 11:46 am

          @ Milhouse

          You need to get with the program and start thinking like a marketer and businessman rather than getting into the legalistic “Matter of fact” V. “Matter of law’ argument. “The sheeple’ don’t care about that even if they understand it. Based on your words, I don’t question your ability as an attorney but you have a lot to learn on the other tenets of business and marketing. The average voter is not even aware of the academics of the situation nor do they care.

          Trump was read the riot act in December 2020 and it was made clear then that the clock would run out before the election fraud could be gone through after the SCOTUS refused Original Jurisdiction to hear the case.

          Trump had his lamentations, licked his wounds and is now back in the Octagon playing to win.

          Trump’s ‘crazy campaign” is nothing near crazy. (Any more than Muhammad Ali’s “craziness” got to Liston and others). Trump is playing on the emotions of the crowd because at the end of the day- thats what motivates people to act.

          The left knows this, Trump knows this, Big tech knows this and now its time for you to know it too.

          Trump has now weaponized the election theft and is using it as a melee weapon as required and its picking up steam as the left goes on down their path.

          @ Taurus re: Haley. You may be right but at this point, she will have to prove it in a clutch situation. She is rapidly running out of time.

          One good thing about Trump is that he is inspiring more and more good young candidates to run, new candidates who are already in the fight for real without having to explain their mistakes. They remain to be proven too but Haley will have to elbow her way past them and prove herself.

          Lots of these promising conservative women have proven to be disappointing which is too bad as we approach “go” time. I love Keri Lake as a great example. We need to make room for authentic candidates like Keri who are in the fight right now and deserve room to grow and prove themselves.

          DeSantis is just the tip of the iceberg. He is in the catbird seat and stands to inherit the Trump legacy and new Republican party so long as he doesn’t let his ego get in the way. Just thinking of twelve years of Trump and DeSantis makes me drool.

          I am also very interested to see how Tim Scott progresses. I listened to him on radio addressing a crowd a couple of weeks ago thinking it was Dave Chappelle. He is a very good speaker and I have high hopes that he is the real deal. That would be awesome if he is.

          So I am leery about any tarnished “conservatives” who got off to a bad start coming out from under the skirts of RINOs like L. Graham and hoping to convince us that they have been reformed. I can’t think of a single instance when it turned out to be the case. We have better options these days building a brand new party around MAGA.

          taurus the judge in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 5:11 pm

          @ Phil

          From you

          >>>re: Haley. You may be right but at this point, she will have to prove it in a clutch situation. She is rapidly running out of time.

          I agree totally and am simply relating what I have been told and my own experience. Contrary to what Fuzzy may think, Nikki completely INFURIATED me with some of her comments and actions to the point I damn near wrote her off too. I just sent out feelers and asked. She must now PROVE where she is at and time is very short.

          >>>One good thing about Trump is that he is inspiring more and more good young candidates to run,….

          Trump did one thing above all else- he unmasked the deep state, the left and the RINO and then showed they could be fought and beaten. That does create a rallying point.

          Trump has set a few standards which allow us to “separate” the MAGA from the RINO and one is the election theft as has been discussed before in this thread and others.

          Biden got 81 million ballots validated into votes and legitimately won the election…OR… it was STOLEN from Trump. There is NO OPTION 3. (Notice nobody ever says who all those “late and mail ballots” were for?)

          No sane, rational, intelligent, critically thinking human can look at all the combined efforts of the left and the RINO pre/during/post-election and the sheer volume of laws not followed, suspicious activities, laws not being followed and deliberate obstruction of LEGITIMATE attempts to validate the ‘official results” and not see more than enough legitimate probable cause that the election was tampered with at numerous levels over the entire nation.

          The best thing is Trump didn’t do ANY OF THAT.

          Trump knows (and knew then) there is no legal vehicle that would undo the election- that’s media hype. Trump is keeping on pressing it to make sure they DON’T DO IT AGAIN because that’s EXACTLY what they ARE GOING TO DO. That’s why they want to “move along’ so the sheeple will forget and fall victim to the next theft.

          >>>I am also very interested to see how Tim Scott progresses.

          He’s my rep and I’ve talked to him at a few events when I’m there. He appears legit and recently had some harsh words against the red flag vote. I’m supporting him unless and until he gives me reason not to.

          >>>So I am leery about any tarnished “conservatives” who got off to a bad start coming out from under the skirts of RINOs like L. Graham and hoping to convince us that they have been reformed. I can’t think of a single instance when it turned out to be the case. We have better options these days building a brand new party around MAGA.

          I am leery also but Trump himself is an example. A lot of them are RINO’s or actual leftist Manchurian types but I think many of them just went with the flow.

          I agree we need to put every one of them to the acid test and cull the herd.

          Milhouse in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 25, 2022 at 12:48 am

          Taurus, I was referring specifically to Trump’s crazy campaign against Pence. How can you justify that? It’s wrong. It’s crazy and it’s simply wrong. You say that’s what motivates people to act?! If that’s what it takes then they shouldn’t act. If that’s what it takes to win then he shouldn’t win. There is nothing that can justify it; it hurts people. But I think the reason he’s reacting like that is because he seriously can’t understand why Pence acted as he did, and that’s because he doesn’t understand that there is more than one way of looking at things, and that you can’t choose how to see things based on what suits your own interest. You can’t base your opinion on whose ox is gored. (There are a lot of commenters here who don’t understand that either; they choose their principles based on their own advantage and think everyone else does that too.)

          taurus the judge in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 25, 2022 at 11:05 am

          @Milhouse

          I can easily see and justify what Trump is doing ( and why)

          The answer floats a bit depending on what specific point of the “campaign” you are specifically referring to.

          For example

          In the beginning, Pence could have sent the results back to the states ( which is what was desired)- Given the language and lack of case law/precedent, that was going to create a set of problems that scholars are divided about.

          Pence should have done that and force the issue to be addressed and settled. Win or lose it would have shown his street cred as a fighter and tag partner.

          Pence however took the typical RINO (Romney) way out with this “high ground” excuse which directly allowed the disasters e now face ( and more coming)

          Point is, Pence could have done “something’ and fail or do “nothing” and hand a ton of excuses- that’s what he chose to do.

          Now to Pence the person- he is another worthless, cardboard spicy, snooty RINO “holier than thou” type like Mittens, Kasich who talks much but says and does little.

          Trump is attacking him on his merits because he actually is a worthless impotent globalist RINO POS and its obvious.

          From my perspective, Pence is worthy of every bit of it and the sooner he is taken out and his political career ended- the better off the rest of the world will be.

          See, we are in a WAR now. The days of “gentlemanly” agreements are DONE and OVER. The “left” is a MONSTER seeking to DESTROY- they must be treated as such.

          That requires someone who can get in the pit and take them out.

          This is not the fancy “romantic” looking Beefeater with a bearskin ceremonial guard change anymore- this is tiger stripe, face painted, coming up from the water neck slitting fight now.

          That’s what the people want and that’s what it will take to defeat the left and Pence couldn’t make the best man at an all girl’s swimming meet.

          Whatever “administrative” ability and “good looking leadership and management” skills Pence may possess will go as far against the left as trying to talk a ravenous starving wolf from eating the bloody fresh kill because “its not nice but messy”.

        Barry in reply to Barry. | July 24, 2022 at 3:26 pm

        The truth hurts.
        Republican convention. Trump was magnanimous in allowing Cruz to speak and what did Cruz do?

        He buried the knife as deep as he could. That it wasn’t enough is the power of Trump, not less perfidy on the part of backstabbing teddy cruz.

      CommoChief in reply to txvet2. | July 24, 2022 at 8:56 am

      Walker fizzled out in his reelection bid in 2018 losing to Tony Evers who has run WI into a ditch. Given a cabinet position to oversee change/reform of bureaucracy he would perform very well.

      I mostly like Cruz but I would rather have someone with executive experience and the record that comes with it. Being a Senator is in many ways like being on the sideline v being on the field. It’s much easier to pontificate about policies than to implement, oversee, manage and when necessary make corrections to them in heat of political strife and media scrutiny.

        I think Cruz needs to be a big part of MAGA just to get some traction back into his career. I agree that his experience as senator is not going to get him anywhere. I would like to see him run for governor of Texas and show Texans what a real conservative governor can do. I can also see him in the Supreme Court. I just don’t see him as presidential material.

        But I do believe he is a brilliant conservative mind. Politics makes him compromise and he has not impressed me as having good political instincts. A SCOTUS appointment would be right up his alley. No need to compromise.

          Milhouse in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 11:15 am

          Texas governor is not a good example, since Texas has such a weak governorship. The way the Texas constitution works the lieutenant governor almost has more power than the governor. And the governor has less power than any of his 49 peers.

          I’ve never seen Cruz as presidential material, and always thought he’d be better on the supreme court. In 2016 my initial support was for Walker and I was disappointed at how poorly he did.

          CommoChief in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 11:47 am

          Milhouse,

          Agreed. I was a Walker guy as well. The establishment torpedoed him early because, IMO, they saw in him and his record, the dangerous possibility of a true reform candidate being elected.

          He, in essence, drew fire from the establishment while DJT was still regarded as an unserious candidate.

          Cruz on the CT is an ideal place for his talent.

        The_Mew_Cat in reply to CommoChief. | July 25, 2022 at 9:40 am

        Walker barely lost (by 1%) in a very Democratic year. I think he would make a good VP for Trump. Cruz is a blowhard grandstanding Senator.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to CommoChief. | July 25, 2022 at 9:39 am

    If one of those 3 comes into office on Jan 20 2025 with both Houses of Congress, they need to change the civil service acts to write schedule F into law.

About time. My father was a career DOJ attorney. I remember how miserable he was when a Carter appointed AAG ordered him to ignore the law and implement his agenda. This convinced me to study engineering and get out of DC. The leftist think they are entitled to run our institutions regardless of who wins elections. Unchecked, they will succeed in destroying America ad we knew it.

Anyway, anybody who still isn’t sure if he’s running in 2024 hasn’t been paying attention.

E Howard Hunt | July 23, 2022 at 11:32 pm

If he delivers on this like he did the wall, one right wing janitor and a part time security guard will be hired. I am with Ann Coulter. I voted for him twice and would again, but the guy is a flaming jerk.

    gonzotx in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 23, 2022 at 11:47 pm

    No one, an I mean no one EVER had so many knifes in his back from the day he road down the escalator.
    Even his VP was a plant

    I am daily amazed at the wonderful things he was able to accomplish. He had NO help, he had Paul Ryan traitor, McCarthy traitor in sheeps clothing, the turtle, traitor, Sessons, incompetent or traitor or both, Pense,OMG, half his Administration, military heads and all the 12 Security agencies lying to him, withholding information, ALL of them!

      It’s comment like this that underscore the problem with Republicans. I have found it impossible to get this crowd focused on the Uniparty problem rather than the Democrat problem to no avail. Even now as the fighters are coalescing behind Trump (most notably to me Ted Cruz), the RINO commenters are out to lunch. I just can’t wait for the day Trump is president again to see how many of them will still be here sniping at Trump.

      If anyone still can’t see why Republicans have been losers, it is here in its full glory today on this thread. Trump is going to steamroll his way back into the WH. Let’s enjoy the ride!

    gonzotx in reply to E Howard Hunt. | July 23, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    He could t get the freaken money, they blocked every freaken attempt

    Ann Coulter is a dumb witch. What are you?

      Barry in reply to Barry. | July 24, 2022 at 12:23 am

      Maybe the pair of you can run the fat blob from New Jersey. The witch just loves that fat blob. Some “conservative”.

I’m not sure what to make of these reports, valid or just BS.

Trump never intended to do anything but turn the country around and he was successful in spite of the R party. The virus was unleashed to stop Trump and it worked.

Perhaps President Trump recognizes now that there must be destruction in DC before lasting change can occur.

    Schedule F is real, it just came too late in his presidency. https://brownstone.org/articles/the-astonishing-implications-of-schedule-f/

      The revealing thing about Schedule F is that it was in place where Brandon could have used it to purge even more enemies but chose to reverse the EO instead. Tells me that the job of installing all of the communists is already mission accomplished.

      taurus the judge in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 24, 2022 at 1:58 pm

      @ Fuzzy

      I respect your opinion and I share parts of it but you are not entitled to rewrite actual history or make up facts to support it. Funny as it is, I’m pretty angry at her myself for some of what she has said and done and need to see a complete turnaround myself before I will support her again

      From you
      >>>Nikki Haley is a nonstarter. She is weak, progressive, and stupid.

      Nonstarter maybe as that’s your opinion and I respect it and will attest its grounds in a lot of truth but the rest is factually false and I would challenge you to show those characteristics in her actions in proper context.

      >>>she first lost me with her myopic decisions regarding Civil War statues and the Confederate flag. Everyone from Trump down appeasement never works and is the tool of tools.

      Nope, that’s factually inaccurate due to context and timing. (Yes, I was actually there on this one). She didn’t address statues other than in general terms. Let’s add some context to clear things up.

      It was 2015 on the heels on the heels of the Charleston shooting. “Jeb” was the RINO favorite. There was no such thing as MAGA or any “support” (not even officially a trump then). Zell Miller (Ga.) set the precedent with their state flag and the State house put a bill to her (at about 90> almost nothing) with whirlwind support.

      What other “decision’ could she have made in the heat of that situation?

      It’s easy to Monday quarterback from the couch but until one has been in the foxhole- they don’t need to comment on actions taken in combat. Under those exact conditions with your career on the line- what would you have done? I’m curious.

      >>>Next, she somehow got the very insane Liz-Cheneyesque idea that she, Nikki Haley, would be the exact type of Republican to save us from President Trump and his influence. Talk about politically inept and delusional.

      No, that’s a false interpretation and representation of what she has said. I will join you in that I was also furious at what she said and felt the urge to fan her @$$ over my knee for it.

      I also understand that she was “testing the water” because many a RINO has been courting her and YES she bought into it a good bit as to which way the power is going.
      I also know about the talks and meetings with Trump. (She was “denied” on HER terms but not his) I can’t go further on that subject.

      In summation, It’s not about scorn to her (yours, mine or anyone else’s) because her own actions have brought it upon her and she deserves the distrust and angst she has in fact earned. That’s fair game and right now I’m not that far from where you are sitting so we are not “at odds” on the gross overview.

      That said, there are other things in play and like Paul, she may see more clearly now. That said, she still has to get in the fire and prove it- she has lost the right to be believed on the strength of her words alone. All I’m saying is give that chance because there are things going on that have not hit the media.

      She may fail and go to the dark side. Deal with that then if it occurs.

      I’m just saying to be even in all things and take into account that sometimes people do “see the light’.

      Trump changed too, remember?

        Sorry, not buying it. She’s a sleazy political weather vane with horrendous political instincts. She can’t “change” that.

        Also, I find your new identity as a political insider super interesting. Given up on the life of a beat cop, special forces operative, expert engineer in multiple fields, transportation specialist, and sitting judge?

          taurus the judge in reply to Fuzzy Slippers. | July 24, 2022 at 4:11 pm

          That’s fine because I’m not selling anything- just relaying information. I don’t and never said your thoughts were not “right” or without merit.

          The bigger problem is your tendency to not do proper research and jump to whatever conclusion that fits your worldview with no evidentiary support or factual basis whatsoever. That’s why your arguments often get called on their merits because they are often skewed even after explaining numerous times and fall flat on their face.

          I have no “new” anything. Part of my family has been in “big” politics for decades and its easy to ask. (no, not me personally)

          I happen to know one family who’s daughter climbed a ladder simply because her brother and I were both USACMLS and thats a small world for homeboys back then at McClellan. (same with Graham as he was a JAG and I taught NBC Defense at McEntire as USAR for the region 8)

          Also, “The judge” is a PISTOL- not a judiciary position. (look it up)

          Never said a beat cop- you make that up out of whole cloth. That was an old MOS before a reclassification band ancient history. Made that clear numerous times.

          And yes, “transportation” is a HUGE part of “logistics’ and “supply chain” for MRO ( look that term up too) which is a routine subset of ENGINEERING on the process and industrial side- yes, thats called multiple fields as most Professionals who are project managers and consultants are.

          To use as a teaching moment..less sarcasm and more attention to detail would serve you much better and greatly enhance your credibility. Not that any of this means much on a board because they are what they are but we are here to post and enjoy.

          Have a good day

          But I do sarcasm so well! You’re not bad at it yourself.

      Yea, I know that F is real. It wasn’t what I meant.
      No report from Trump and that is what I would like to hear.

    taurus the judge in reply to Barry. | July 24, 2022 at 6:42 am

    Barry, they are valid and I hinted toward this in a few posts a few months ago.

    There is a limit to what I can say because this part is just getting started (more to come) and this is literally 2nd generation from the source. I am putting this out there for general information so accept or reject as the reader decides. I will tell you a “story”. (VERY high level and no specific details as that could reveal a source or future thing)

    Trump fully realized what he was really up against (perhaps not the full scope and depth but the reality that the RINO was the real enemy) approximately 2 years into his administration and the back breaker was the wall. He was being informed of many plots but realized that in addition to the RINO sabotage, there was little he could do to “go down the Org chart” as he wanted to do.

    Schedule F took a while on the front end to make sure it had horsepower and teeth but in fact was “enough” but too late for implementation to stop the steal. (Trump had information regarding many of these “plans’ going out to about a year prior but Covid and all the heat was overwhelming the attempts to preemptively stop the steal).

    Once this was realized- this is what motivated the RINO to stop Trump.(They could deal with 4 more years of him- they couldn’t deal with him disassembling the very network they used to maintain power and money)

    Now we go from election to last day. A true reality check, as to who the traitors really were and so the story goes, much closer than initially realized. After a brief mourning period- the plan was hatched to do what you are seeing now.

    The primary strategy is and always has been for phase 1 to get in a MAGA base at the state and local level because it was a combination of that “lack of support’ and additional the DELIBERATE obfuscation that allowed the steal and obfuscation of trump’s plan all along. It’s not just a numbers game but the distribution of those numbers.

    In the coming months, you will see this and more detail become somewhat of a “yardstick” to gauge RINO’s and to intimidate them into pseudo-support. (Trump’s marketing plan was to take this revelation “to the people’ and let them band and start exerting pressure on the RINO because now that the RINO has been largely unmasked- there needs to be a culling and that’s one of the main points of doing this now)

    As Chief noted, this requires political will for execution and success. That’s the strategy at the moment- a 3 pronged pincher attack. The new MAGA candidates are 1 side of the attack. The combined reduction in numbers, donations and “intimidation” against the remainder is the other side. The “sheeple’ and their Motivation” based on current events, the injustice of the left and all those things is the “pressure” from the front.

    Many on the left and RINO see this coming (It’s not a secret in the traditional sense) and this is what is at the root of their terror. They see it working.

    Believe and comment as you wish but you will see this come to pass as outlined above- how it ends is yet to be determined.

      See my comment above. My earlier comment was imprecise in the way it came out.

      All the talk is from everyone but Trump and it is Trump I want to hear it from.

        taurus the judge in reply to Barry. | July 24, 2022 at 4:14 pm

        I agree. I want to hear it and see it too.

        That said, given the sheer number of attacks and levels of infiltration the left and the RINO’s are using to attack and destroy him, I can see the necessity for keeping a lot of things secret until the time presents itself. That’s also a good and proper tactical strategy even without all the rest too.

          Yep. Agreed.

          I was one of the first on this blog to support Trump. I was certainly the first to guarantee a win of both the R nomination and the election – one year out. I liked what I discovered about Trump then and I see nothing that has changed. I still support him because there is not and will not be anyone like him again and that includes DeSantis – who has to grovel for $$$ to run.

          My comment was not meant to imply dissatisfaction with Trump or the “plan”. But I didn’t say it properly as I’m often a bit short.

The funny thing is that this is intended as a horror story, but I’m with the twitter lady. It sounds like good news to me.

Put Christian Anderson in charge of the Voting Rights Division with a brief to identify every staffer who was hired on an ideological basis, and fire them.

Halcyon Daze | July 24, 2022 at 6:12 am

Federal, state, and local government is a jobs program for loyal democrats.
Democrats seek out careers among other democrats with their phony baloney jobs, cover each other while no one does anything productive. This is the “democracy” they love.

    The_Mew_Cat in reply to Halcyon Daze. | July 25, 2022 at 9:43 am

    Yes, and local school systems are patronage jobs for Blacks in Democrat run cities. Why else do you think Black women support the Democrats o much? It isn’t just abortion, AFDC and food stamps.

The list would be handy for Democrats to acquire, for their extremist terrorist hunt.

Trump now has a very clear idea of who his loyalists are and who aren’t, If you eliminate all of the sycophantic polymorphs like Lindsay Graham and take a look at the people who have been doing the work at staying vocal in support, he has the nucleus of a very good team. The people constructing Truth Social is a great example. Ric Grenell (future Secretary of State?), Kash Patell as AG? Peter Navarro? Pretty good start.

    Fatkins in reply to Pasadena Phil. | July 24, 2022 at 8:51 am

    This is your problem you think that loyalty to Trump is what makes people good. They are all sycophantism grifters. Far from draining the deep state Trump is making it ocean deep.

      drednicolson in reply to Fatkins. | July 24, 2022 at 10:21 am

      Typical counterfactual contrarian projection from Far Left nutcase Fatkins.

      Duck season!

      Milhouse in reply to Fatkins. | July 24, 2022 at 11:36 am

      You’re half right. Loyalty to Trump is not what makes people good. But loyalty to conservative ideals is what makes people good, in this context. And in general such loyalty would lead people also to have been loyal to Trump.

      By “in general” I am specifically excluding the reaction to the election result, where his demands of others in his party were objectively unreasonable, for reasons that are obvious to everyone except him. Trump is right to feel that he was wronged, but he has been seriously misled into believing that the evidence for this was so obvious and clear that it could have been acted on to reverse the result, and that just isn’t the case.

      His call to Raffensperger is a very good example; he couldn’t get it through his head that even though the state probably was stolen the evidence for this was not simply lying around waiting to be found as soon as anyone looked for it. He was right in thinking that there were surely many times 12,000 fraudulent votes in the pool; he was wrong in thinking that therefore it would be a simple matter to find just 12,000 of them.

I can only say one thing.
FU.
We are fed up and will take action.
The rest of you?
Cower.

Why only 50,000? The number seems awfully low.

    CommoChief in reply to irv. | July 24, 2022 at 9:18 am

    That’s the number who have a hand in policy. Either through rule making authority at agencies or those SR enough to have discretion as to how those rules are implemented or which things are prioritized.

    Congress is to blame for this. Their goal is to win re-election. They pass a statute that’s popular with everyday people then grant the agencies responsible the ability to to wiggle around the teeth of actually implementing it. That pleases the voters who demanded a ‘law’ and the donor class/establishment who oppose the law behind the scenes.

    The remainder of the Federal workforce are drones and time servers there to earn a pension and not make waves.

    It’s a good start. Replace the people at the top and at the nodes with loyalists and allow them to decide about the lower levels. If nothing else, this would chase out a lot of careerists.

    This is just just Schedule F reductions. I hope he is planning to eliminate entire departments too. He’s already talking about gutting the FBI. We can all name several departments that could be entirely eliminated with nothing but upside. DOE for starters.

    Gosport in reply to irv. | July 24, 2022 at 11:27 am

    The 50,000 are likely the majority of the hire/fire decision makers as well as policy makers and executers at the various fiefdoms I’d think.

    Now, if the plan also involves taking a machete to a bunch of those out of control fiefdoms I’ll be even more supportive of it. Prune them massively or eliminate them entirely. The CDC for example is so compromised that it is dangerous and has been from the first time they claimed ‘gun violence’ and ‘racism’ were national health threats.

    Others that come to mind – EPA, Education, Health and Human Services, IRS, OPM, State, FEMA, DOJ, DHS, USDA, any or all of the 17 different “intelligence agencies”, and the DOD could definitely use good pruning of their mind-boggling bureaucracy. Any agency that duplicates or overrides issues properly belonging to the states, but I guess I repeat myself.

    Here’s a bunch of them few people realize still exist but suck up vast amounts of taxpayer dollars and “employ” 100,000+ ‘crats in high paying non-jobs.

      The_Mew_Cat in reply to Gosport. | July 25, 2022 at 9:47 am

      It is probably even less than 50ooo. There are only 8000 SES employees, and I know in my agency (a civilian DOD lab), the SES are the ones with all the power, and answer to the military officers. They are the paypool managers in each division. Nobody at GS level can do much of anything.

50,000 sounds like a good start, but way too limited.

As a federal employee, I’m very onboard with this, but extremely skeptical of being able to pull it off. At a minimum, the lawsuits would go on for years and many would either out last the administration if not outright win in court.

Again, to many should go, but there’s a reason worthless employees stick around in the federal government. It’s not because we like having them as co-workers or supervisors. It’s that dropping them is hard if you don’t have cause.

    CommoChief in reply to aivanther. | July 24, 2022 at 12:05 pm

    Lawsuits? Ok. In the meantime those people filing suit can still be relieved, transferred to another position and kept on the payroll.

    Convert several warehouse buildings, install desks and type writers and put them to make work tasks. As long as they show up and do whatever tasks are assigned they stay on the payroll until the cases are decided.

    Alternatively, transfer them to an interagency taskforce in Alaska at their current salary/grade. They can accept and remove themselves or decline and be fired. This gets these folks out of the way and clears the deck for incoming personnel.

    Bottom line is the lawsuits are pure BS and a stalling tactic at best. Much of the current civil service protection is derived from an EO in the Kennedy administration allowing federal employee unions and can be changed with a little bit of effort and planning to forestall the eventual whining.

    Gosport in reply to aivanther. | July 24, 2022 at 12:33 pm

    Getting rid of federal employees can be very easy. Simply eliminate their job. Any of us who have been in the military during a force reduction know how brutally effective the govt can be at cutting excess staff when they want to.

    The govt is under no obligation to ‘create’ another job just to maintain their income stream but they are welcome to compete for those jobs still available. Otherwise give them a severance package and put them back into the economy.

    Barry in reply to aivanther. | July 24, 2022 at 3:32 pm

    Lawsuits are just fine. Let the left spend all their money and time trying to defend them.

I’ll vote for Trump if he is the Republican nominee. I would prefer that DeSantis is the nominee.

Why didn’t Trump do this when he actually was in office? His “reform” was so gentle, it was easy to wash away. He never closed any agencies or really pushed for it. He hired swamp, the very muck that his administration sank in.

What good is “Schedule F”? If it’s an EO, the current president can easily issue an EO revoking it.

Don’t give me any more 47 dimensional chess stories. He had some good successes, but a lot of what Trump did failed to rise to the level of checkers. I wouldn’t expect more in a second Trump presidency, because I have to assume he “failed” intentionally in some ways. He really does have a 150+ IQ, he’s never been clueless.

    Okay, since you didn’t read the post or the thread, try to work your head around DeSantis challenging Trump in the primary. Cruz tried that when he was at his peak in the conservative world and as soon as Trump announced, reality set in and he was in CA being introduced around the dirty West Coast money at the California Club in LA by Hugh Hewitt.

    DeSantis doesn’t have the money nor the organization to challenge Trump. And so far, he is getting a free ride on Trump’s coattails where Trump is taking 99% of the flak. Trump wins anyway. So DeSantis doesn’t inherit Trump’s organization nor future endorsements in 2028 or whenever. He wounded the king.

    Yeah, Trump is an idiot. Really. There is a reason why Mark “Slash” Levin calls him “the most effective conservative president ever and probably the most consequential”. It isn’t luck. Think you work you head around that? Take your time.

      “There is a reason why Mark “Slash” Levin calls him “the most effective conservative president ever and probably the most consequential”. ”

      Good time for a reminder – It was I, right here on this board, a year before Trump was elected, that said he would be exactly that, the most effective conservative president ever. And of that result there can be no doubt.

    taurus the judge in reply to artichoke. | July 24, 2022 at 4:26 pm

    I’m gonna dovetail off of Phil.

    I recommend you get some actual context and learn to evaluate things with all appropriate considerations.

    Trump was targeted for destruction by the left before he was even sworn in. That’s bad enough but the RINO’s quickly attacked him as well.

    I’m not going to give a 47 dimension chess story. That’s media created hogwash. Trump is a normal human with a good business sense- nothing more.

    Trump was sabotaged actively and frequently, attacked with numerous falsehoods 24/7 and DELIBERATELY GIVEN FALSE/INCOMPLETE/MISLEADING information on which to make decisions. (probably more in volume than any head-of-state in the history of man).

    This is not counting any “ultimatums’ he may have been given by the turtle to hire or do certain things or he would be impeached as the rumor mill says.

    So, to be fair- lets judge these ‘alleged failures” properly measured against ALL THE FORCES working against each one of them and see how much was a “failure” and how much was sabotage by others.

    It was the GOP who stopped the wall. It was the GOP who refused to send the bill to repeal Ocare. Honestly, the GOP caused more problems than the left did.

    And against all that- he STILL got things done.

    I’m taking nothing from Ron at all but he has yet to walk through that level of fire or show he has the resources and toughness that Trump has proven and still is.

      “It was the GOP who stopped the wall. It was the GOP who refused to send the bill to repeal Ocare. Honestly, the GOP caused more problems than the left did.

      My bold, yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

      I keep telling people, over and over, it is the R party that is our problem. Were they actually interested in doing what is good for the country instead of lining their pockets, the country would be on a far different and better path.

Geez Lemmings! Trump promised this in 2016. “Drain the Swamp…” ring any bells? Now the Swamp has total control and lurks openly. Trump was controlled opposition! Open your g_dd_mned eyes!

    taurus the judge in reply to SteChatte. | July 24, 2022 at 8:21 pm

    Awww, a troll.

    Sure we remember. he not only said it- he tried to do it ( and made some gains)

    The swamp was bigger and more organized than originally anticipated or understood and much more dangerous. Pearl Harbor is done- Midway is on deck.

    So, what did you do to help?

    The “controlled opposition” argument fails on the merits the day Brandon was sworn in yet the persecution continues.

    So, how long have you been a leftist idiot?

    What do they pay you to post?

    Do you hang with JD, Crank and Fats?

The_Mew_Cat | July 25, 2022 at 9:55 am

To drain the swamp, Trump still has to win first. If the Democrats get their well deserved pasting this November (which may or many not actually happen), I expect Hillary Clinton to run in 2024 with Liz Cheney as VP. It will be a “bipartisan” and very swampy ticket – and possibly the most competitive ticket they could possibly offer, since I don’t think Manchin has the fire in the belly to run.