“Are We Nearing Civil War?” That’s what Pat Buchanan (author of Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World) asks as he explains that the current administration is filled with anti-Trump forces working with the opposition to take down the president. Pat fingers the “deep state and…its media collaborators” as the real powers challenging Trump. Fights between pro and anti-Trump forces in the streets are getting increasingly violent. And police are having a tougher time keeping them apart.
I warned of this discord months ago in Intelligence Report, writing (subscription required): “The ill-prepared Clinton campaign team, as well as both discredited major parties, will be out for blood against Trump. It is one thing to campaign on a radical change platform. It is quite another to actually present a reform package to Congress that goes strongly against the Washington tide. At the end of the day, politicians on both sides of the aisle are about their own hides, not about what may be the best program for America.” Now those politicians, in concert with the media have trained their guns on the Trump administration, which stands in the way of their agenda.
Trump’s enemies are putting the economy and both the bond and stock markets at grave risk. If Americans aren’t given the government they voted for, perhaps Pat Buchanan is right that we are nearing a civil war. Pat writes at The American Conservative:
President Trump may be chief of state, head of government and commander in chief, but his administration is shot through with disloyalists plotting to bring him down.
We are approaching something of a civil war where the capital city seeks the overthrow of the sovereign and its own restoration.
Thus far, it is a nonviolent struggle, though street clashes between pro- and anti-Trump forces are increasingly marked by fistfights and brawls. Police are having difficulty keeping people apart. A few have been arrested carrying concealed weapons.
That the objective of this city is to bring Trump down via a deep state-media coup is no secret. Few deny it.
As Newt Gingrich said Sunday: “Look at who Mueller’s starting to hire. … (T)hese are people that … look to me like they’re … setting up to go after Trump … including people, by the way, who have been reprimanded for hiding from the defense information into major cases. …
Trump has had many accomplishments since his election. Yet his enemies in the media and their deep state allies have often made a purgatory of his presidency.
What he and his White House need to understand is that this is not going to end, that this is a fight to the finish, that his enemies will not relent until they see him impeached or resigning in disgrace.
To prevail, Trump will have to campaign across this country and wage guerrilla war in this capital, using the legal and political weapons at his disposal to ferret out the enemies within his own government.
If the president cannot rewrite Obamacare or achieve tax reform, he should not go around the country in 2018 wailing about Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer. They are not the real adversaries. They are but interchangeable parts.
He should campaign against the real enemies of America First by promising to purge the deep state and flog its media collaborators.
Time to burn down the Bastille.
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