Our readers know we were strongly and openly opposed to Hillary Clinton. We believe Donald Trump, even with his flaws (let he without sin cast the first stone), spoke of draining the swamp, killing off the establishment’s grip on Washington and going rogue against a power global elitist machine that controls so many aspects of our daily lives.
That said, we aren’t zombies. We aren’t like Obama’s supporters. People who believe free gas will show up in their gas tanks, find out it wasn’t true then carry on with support no matter how much their candidate ended up hurting them. Obama’s supporters found out their guy was in the bag for globalists, created one of the most corrupt and anti-American administrations the world has ever known, a compulsive liar and a divisive thug. Yet they continued following him off the cliff no matter how bad things got.
We aren’t those people.
In fact, here in our offices we all share a core belief. Be skeptical of everything. And everyone. Trust but verify. And without verification there is no trust.
It’s how we approach everything when it comes to people in power. If we put blinders on and follow without question we are no better than the Obama zombies we exposed for so many years.
Which is why we’re now wondering… at what point do we admit concern over Trump’s cabinet picks?
Truth is Trump isn’t even sworn in yet. With that being the case we’ve provided for benefit of the doubt. Is it possible Trump has some grand scheme to utilize the swamp to drain the swamp? Sure it is. It’s a scheme we don’t see or understand, if it exists, but Trump has shown himself to be a master at such efforts and it’s entirely possible he surprises us all yet again.
And yes, we get that Trump is also a master at manipulating media to get them running in circles while he works his magic behind the scenes. We’re not ignoring that reality.
But there is a reality setting in here that stinks.
Trump is setting up his campaign to drain the swamp with a plan that involves refilling the swamp with dirty swamp water.
To date the only pick we’re completely comfortable with is Jeff Sessions for Attorney General. Sessions is a pit bull who has strongly opposed criminal immigration, corrupt global trade deals like Paul Ryan and Obama’s favorite… TPP, and he has for decades railed on the corrupt nature of the way Washington runs.
Outside of Sessions there is a lot to be worried about. Yes, Trump dictates what his cabinet agenda should be. But the power these individuals will have over our lives is enormous. They will have massive room to push their own agendas while also working for Trumps. Anyone who claims otherwise is either ignorant or telling lies.
Now where we get a little bent out of shape.
Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation – Chao is Republican establishment elitist Mitch McConnell’s wife and a Bush hack who served all 8 years of Bush rule in his administration.
She has extremely deep seeded ties to the Bloomberg Foundation, a powerful anti-coal entity that holds a gender nearly completely opposed to that of Trump. She also has very big conflicting family business ties to communist China, business ties that she surely wouldn’t jeopardize with an aggressive move to help put China in the back seat to an America First agenda.
How deep are those ties? Click here for the full dirty details.
Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury – Mnuchin is arguably the most disconcerting pick to date. The following from WND summarizes it quite nicely.
Trump has chosen Steven Mnuchin – a 17-year Goldman Sachs executive – for treasury secretary. Mnuchin also worked with investment groups associated with leftist billionaire George Soros, according to Fortune Magazine. Mnuchin founded the hedge fund Dune Capital Management and has investments in Hollywood. He has contributed at least $8,000 to Hillary Clinton since 2000, according to Federal Election Commission records.
Mnuchin also worked at OneWest Bank, a California institution that was called a “foreclosure machine.”
“During the depths of the financial crisis, Mnuchin was looking to make profits from the ruins of the housing bust,” NPR reported. “In 2009, he put together a group of billionaire investors and bought a failed California-based bank, IndyMac. It had been taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. after its sketchy mortgage loans went bad.
“Mnuchin and his partners bought IndyMac on the condition that the FDIC agree to pay future losses above a certain threshold. They renamed the bank OneWest Bank and, after running it for six years, they sold it last year for a profit, estimated at close to $1.5 billion.”
OneWest reportedly foreclosed on 36,000 homeowners while the FDIC made more than $1 billion in payments to the bank.
Does this build confidence that the swamp is about to be drained?
And do we even need to go in to detail about RNC establishment guru Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff? Priebus was a key player in protecting big government Republican Paul Ryan’s seat and has, for years now, defended every Republican aspect of the very swamp Trump promises to drain.
Yeah, we get the unity play and all. But that argument is nonsense. Trump doesn’t need RNC party thugs to make a government work. Especially when it was those same thugs who corrupted the system to begin with.
Is it time to be concerned? Perhaps a little concerned. But not quite time for alarm bells. Again, we’re giving Trump the benefit of the doubt here.
But I can tell you this. If Trump puts Mitt Romney in charge of the State Department it will be a five alarm fire. Romney will put a plug in the swamp drain. And that filthy water will never leave the pit.