Trump Proves All Politicians Have A Price

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Submitted by James E. Miller,

With precious few weeks before Donald Trump takes the oath of office and officially becomes President of the United States (and, if you listen to the fraidy-cat Left, ushers in the eschaton), the taste of victory keeps getting sweeter.

First, there was the Carrier deal which saved hundreds of U.S jobs from being outsourced to Mexico. Then there was Trump’s twitter-shaming of Boeing over the bloated cost of the new Air Force Once, after which the airline giant conceded to the Donald’s demands and cut costs. And, of course, there was the cultural triumph of everyday Americans being able to say “Merry Christmas!” once again with joyful abandon.

Trump was right: All this winning sure gets tiresome.

The victory campaign wages on, and the latest win is quickly becoming my personal favorite. “Trump posse browbeats Hill Republicans,” ran the headline in Politico. The inevitable feud between the most conservative members of the House of Republicans and the President-elect has already begun.

“We all agree that some of President Trump’s proposed policies are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies,” said Bill Flores, an unassuming representative from Texas’s 17th District, during a D.C. conference in early December. The Lonestar rep. isn’t wrong. During the Republican primary, Trump put GOP orthodoxy in a headlock. He pledged to cut back on free trade, punish companies that move overseas with tariffs, stop military adventurism and nation-building à la Iraq, and not cut a dime from entitlements. One of his first initiatives in office will be a trillion-dollar infrastructure plan aimed at alleviating unemployment and rebuilding the nation’s roads and ports.

For the party of cutting taxes and spending, unfettered global trade, and military might, this is apostasy of the first order. Trump is no Ayn Rand acolyte, as the New Yorker’s John Cassidy and James Hohmann of The Washington Post have suggested. He’s a visceral populist with nation-centric instincts. Think-tank darlings and Hayek-adorers despise his lowbrow instincts.

This puts ideological policy-makers in a tough spot. For questioning the President-elect’s agenda, Rep. Flores was the first to feel the Trumpian wrath. His twitter feed was attacked relentlessly by Trump’s supporters.

Other lawmakers are taking note. Republican House members are flummoxed about how to deal with Trump. Many reside in districts that went heavily for the populist billionaire (that oxymoron never ceases to amaze). They no longer occupy the snug position of defying Obama, much to their constituents’ delight.

It’s a “damned if you do, damned if you don't” situation, as one GOP aide put it.

When politicians are forced onto a tightrope, entertainment is guaranteed. And to my never-ending delight, the sellouts are coming, hard and fast.

A long profile piece by Tim Alberta was just published in National Review detailing the internecine squabbling between congressional Republicans. The House Freedom Caucus, comprised of the most hardcore conservatives, is split on how it will uphold its principles in the Era of Trump. GOP leadership is also not in a good place. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan disavowed the Donald during the campaign, called him a racist, refused to campaign with him, then sheepishly admitted he’d still vote Trump come Election Day.

Many House Republicans were furious with Ryan’s about-face, as it showed the character of a neebish rather than an upstanding leader. Given that Trump endorsed Ryan during his own campaign fight, and pushed for his return to the speakership, the Speaker will now owe the president his loyalty – a great power-move by Trump and co.

Speaking of power-moves, Trump’s tapping of Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to head the Office of Management and Budget will neuter the HFC by removing one of its key spokesmen. Mulvaney had promised to be a check on a President Trump. Now that he’s been appointed to a top post in the new administration? Nary a peep. In fact, Mulvaney enraged his fellow HFC members by joining the dark side and recently nominating Ryan for Speaker —a move likely at the behest of Trump after his OMB appointment—and suffered a verbal dressing down for his cravenness.

It all goes to show that even the most forthright of politicians will prove a dastardly dealmaker if you scratch the surface hard enough. Trump’s laying bare the idea that not all politicians have a price. Political science students should take note.

Don’t get me wrong: I also enjoy watching the Left lose its collective shit over Trump’s astounding election. The doubling-down on racial and sexual identity politics, the anti-white jeremiads, the hate crime hoaxes, the media shuffling its sockpuppet menagerie of “reporters” and calling it reform – liberal obstinacy will surely gift us with a Trump landslide reelection.

But I still feel a great deal of glee watching congressional Republicans fumble all over one another, trying to stay in the good graces of the new president and their constituents while keeping their inviolable principles.

Politics is hardly a game for the true-of-heart. That’s why someone like Donald Trump, an admitted dealmaker with practical aspirations, can run the show so easily, pushing both his support and opposition into the exact spot that serves his cause the most.

It’s all a delight to watch. It was high time someone like Trump came in and started tearing apart political orthodoxies like a kid unwrapping presents on Christmas Day. I hope, once in office, Trump will behave similarly to King Magnus in George Bernard Shaw’s The Apple Cart, gracious and constantly thwarting the plans of his supposed political allies who look to depose him for their own gain.

Here’s to a new, more interesting year!

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Silver Shield's picture

Another poor Merican caught in the left right Hegelian Dialectic.
There was NEVER a choice this election.
While guys like this got caught up in the politics of distraction, the debt and death machine kept on ticking.

Trump has not 1, not 2, not 3 but 4 guys from Goldman Sachs either in his cabinet or transition team.

This includes Steven Mnuchin Secretary of Treasury.

Current president of Goldman Gary Cohn will chair Trumps National Economic Council.

Other Goldman alums in Trump’s inner circle include Anthony Scaramucci, a former Goldman banker and a member of the Trump transition team’s executive committee, as well as Steve Bannon, Trump’s campaign manager.

The "Trump Stock Rally" is mostly driven by one stock, Goldman Sachs. It is a call on the amount of wealth Goldman is going to steal from Merica.

How? Through debt and death.

Trump is going to run up the national debt faster than Obama with deficit spending with $1 trillion in tax cuts, $1 trillion in new infrastructure spending.

Add in $2 Trillion in corporate tax repatriation and we have a potential for hyperinflation.

Now this will result in maybe a year or two of a heroin high of stimulus but it will mark the end of Merica.

And that is before the inevitable next planned financial crisis where Wall Street will claim they need a bail out becuse they are too big to fail. Trump will be more than happy to feed his Goldman buddies more tax payer money.

And that is before the next Zionist 9/11 false flag.

Remember Trump is the only candidate to publicly support Zionist Benjamin Netanyahu.

Trumps daughter Ivanka (now Yael) converted and married the son of a convicted felon Jewish Billionaire fortune of the Kushner.

Then throw in an Exxon Oil Barron Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State and a "Mad dog" Marine general and you got all the makings for more Christian soldiers being marched off for more debt and death in the Middle East for the Greater Israel Project.

Bruce Flea's picture

Yep. He has Goldmanites and Morganites smattered about his cabinet. The difference this time is, he's not indebted to them for putting him in office.

As a result, they can't exersize their own policy, they are there to expedite his.

Big difference.

Scrubbing Bubblez's picture
Scrubbing Bubblez (not verified) Bruce Flea Dec 27, 2016 6:01 AM

No, (((they))) are there to expedite ZOG's policy!

X_in_Sweden's picture
X_in_Sweden (not verified) Scrubbing Bubblez Dec 27, 2016 6:33 AM


Jewish Zionist banksters, the Schiffs, the Warburgs, the Rothschilds.....who own the FED(Feral Reserve)...

are ZOG !!!

I dare any ZH-reader to deny ((( they/Zio-Cabal ))) after viewing the following >>>

*The Ethnic Origin Of Communism, Bolshevism and the Russian Revolution (Documentary)*


It is...(((they))) :

"Published on Nov 11, 2015

Secret Behind Communism The Ethnic Origins of the Russian Revolution and the Greatest Holocaust in the History of Mankind

-You must understand. The leading Bolsheviks who took over Russia were not Russians. They hated Russians. They hated Christians. Driven by ethnic hatred they tortured and slaughtered millions of Russians without a shred of human remorse. The October Revolution was not what you call in America the "Russian Revolution." It was an invasion and conquest over the Russian people. More of my countrymen suffered horrific crimes at their bloodstained hands than any people or nation ever suffered in the entirety of human history. It cannot be understated. Bolshevism was the greatest human slaughter of all time. The fact that most of the world is ignorant of this reality is proof that the global media itself is in the hands of the perpetrators."
-Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008), Nobel-Prize-winning novelist and author of Gulag Archipelago, Two Hundred Years Together, One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich, Cancer Ward, August 1914, historian and critic of Communist totalitarianism
-The worst genocide in history wasn't the Holocaust ... in fact, it was perpetrated by members of the very same group of people who claim they were the victims of one. And it took the lives of 66 million (Solzhenitsyn's estimate of those who perished between 1918 and 1957), not 6 million.
-Few outside of Russia and the former USSR are aware of it, and that's the way the powers that be in Western countries want to keep it. You cannot get Solzhenitsyn's book "Two Hundred Years Together" in English, as it's blacklisted in English-speaking countries, and no major publisher will touch it. Just as concerning, no one's ever made it past translating more than 60% of the two-volume work online.
-One page commenter wrote "My grandmother used to tell me these same things from the old country ... the US culture is brainwashed about all happened over there."
-While it should go without saying that not all Jews are bad, among their numbers are also the worst murderers and criminals in the world and history. "Ignorant, anti-Semitic" people in older times were far more informed.
-After the banker-financed takeover in 1917, Russia became a vast, monolithic killing field on a level not seen in the world before or since. Unimaginable horrors on an unimaginable scale took place in the ensuing years and decades, as Christians, the middle and upper classes, and those who disagreed with the regime were wiped out. Joseph Stalin, the Georgian who was the de facto leader from the mid 1920s to his death in 1953, was - despite occasionally rocking the boat - subservient to the real power behind the Soviet Union.
-While most of the victims died due to the lethal conditions of gulags and engineered famines such as the Holodomor in the Ukraine (, hellish orgies of murder and torture were also unleashed. Russia's population today (143 million) is half or less of what it would have been had this Satanic catastrophe not befallen them.
-This was all bankrolled in large part by Kuhn, Loeb & Co., which later became Lehman Brothers....."

VinceFostersGhost's picture



but I still feel a great deal of glee watching congressional Republicans fumble all over one another


Worthless pieces of crap.......they will be judged harshly in the history books.


They could have stood up......they didn't.

Kina's picture

The GOP fucked up massively with Trump - if once he won the candidacy they all got behind him 100% he would have totally slaughtered Clinton, and the GOP numbers in congress would be even higher.


The fools missed a massive chance to totally crush the Clinton cabal.

drendebe10's picture

The establishment elected republicant turds are no better than the progressive liberal democraps


"Government is the problem."  R. Reagan

dizzyfingers's picture

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it.
There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone.
The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press?
We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes."
John Swinton, preeminent New York journalist, at a press banquet,1880
True then, true now, and probably true everywhere in the world. /diz

One World Mafia's picture

He's surrounded himself with people who won't tell on him.  

Sages wife's picture

The job, as it has been and will always be, is to sell the program to the people. His appointees are expert 'storytellers' and they enjoy direct access to EVERYONE. We will have completely lost touch with reality; we might never again be afforded the luxury of perspective.

TheABaum's picture

I think you've confused Trump with Obama.

amadeus39's picture

There are ways to deal with obstinate presidents who oppose the "deep state."


Bruce Flea's picture

Unfortunately very truthful. And frightening.

youarelost's picture

You will make any excuse for him. They own his debt. They own him

No difference.

beemasters's picture

Trump knows nobody can escape the deep state and will have no choice but to sell his soul. He loves his family too much. Remember, there're more than one way to skin a cat.

To Hell In A Handbasket's picture

"As a result, they can't exersize their own policy, they are there to expedite his.

Big difference."

Joke of the century. lol

Red Raspberry's picture

And Trump knows how to say Your Fired!!

Witchy-witch's picture

Yep, for most 99.9 % of these assholes, they sell their souls to satan.

Nary but very few ever get it back again. It is the end of the souls lifetime.


JRobby's picture

There is no "getting it back". Never was.

bh2's picture

With respect to generals appointed to the cabinet, we can at least hope they would agree:

“No dumb bastard ever won a war by going out and dying for his country. He won it by making some other dumb bastard die for his country.”--Patton

Silver Shield's picture

I spent 7 years in the Marine Infantry and would have loved Mad Dog Mattis.

Then I woke up to the 9/11 lie and read War is a Racket.

The only good Marine General is General Smedley Butler.

All others are tools of the debt and death paradigm.

nmewn's picture

Left-Right Hegelian Dialectic or have to admit he's schlonging the shit out of "the left", opening up a can of whipass on them across the political sphere from the local level to soon the federal, even if you are convinced there is no difference between the two at the highest levels.

Here we go...

"This victory was won by Ohio's 4 million gun owners against fierce opposition from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, Ohio Manufacturer's Association, Ohio Municipal League, Ohio Prosecuting Attorney's Association and Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, not to mention gun ban extremists funded by a certain out-of-state billionaire. During debate on the bill, the latter misleadingly referred to the legislation as the "guns everywhere" bill. After the signing, the group issued a statement claiming the bill is a threat to "public safety." When nothing adverse occurs, of course, they won't be held to account by the media for their claims, just as their predecessors haven't been properly held to account for their own wild claims, made after passage of previous improvements to Ohio's concealed carry laws."

...tired of winning so soon?

Furthermore, I would posit that "modern banking" as we know it is a socialistic endeavor these days (backed by the FDIC no across the spectrum, from the fractionally reserve impaired (hello Monte dei Paschi, Bear Stearns, Citi etc.) to the Community Reinvestment Act and it doesn't take a blind man holding an elephants tail to see its not a rope ;-) 

New_Meat's picture

"Honest Politisian" ::= A politician who "stays bought" (RAH, but I doubt original to him)

But after decades of being abused, perhaps Trump is not yet going to  run out of steam in the schlonging department.

- Ned

Duc888's picture




Gerald Celente interview, he has some good insights regarding Trumps GS picks.  Fast forward to the 37 minute mark.

sheikurbootie's picture

SS you write with 10% fact to make your 90% bullshit appear plausible.  You're fucking retarded, sftu.  You've lost your fucking mind.

Bingo Hammer's picture

Ok, fair enough if that's your take but you need to disprove it...

sarz's picture

Roger Stone, who knows Trump better than almost anyone, says simply of the Goldman Sachs appointees that Trump has got them because they are the smartest operators he knows. They are there to help him fulfil his goals, not those of Goldman Sachs. If they don't deliver, they go. 

As for "Mad Dog" Mattis, Trump has compared him to Patton. Look up who assassinated Patton, and why. This is Trump's way of telling the CIA that if he is killed the entire CIA will be liquidated. 

The Goldman Sachs guys could be named before the electoral college and the inauguration. Some interesting appointments will come after. Look for people like Ellen Brown to deal with finance. The entire infrastructure project can be financed without debt, through state-issued money; and the whole debt can be retired -- in the time frame of eight years that Trump mentioned. 

Trump's first wife mentioned that he kept a book of Hitler's speeches by his bedside. This is not the Hitler of the Holocaust, which never happened, but of the state-issued-money-based economic miracle, which did. The fable is partly to justify Israel's Nuremberg-enjoined supreme aggression, and partly to obscure the attractions of state-issued money. 

As for the 9/11 Zionist false flag, there is a video of Trump at the WTC two days after 9/11, saying he is with his chief engineer, who had worked on the towers, and they would not have come down the way they did without bombs. 9/11 is Trump's ace of trumps. He can play it any time simply by not denying responses to FOIA requests. It will bring down the whole establishment. 

GRDguy's picture

Yep, those GS people do lie, steal and murder better than anyone else; and not go to jail, too.

GRDguy's picture

Like the Godfather movie, the agents of The Great Red Dragon (Money Power) said;

"We'll make him an offer he can't refuse."

(If he refuses, we'll take down the whole family)

thetruthhurts's picture

Trump just needs to make sure the wall is up before SHTF.....He just needs to spend like he's got it...'While' he's got it....

drendebe10's picture

Fuk all the naysayers & their bullsht crystal ball speculation about what Chump is or will do.  Wait & see what happens a year from now then cast ur fukn stones. Establishment republicant elected turds are no different than all the idiot progressive liberal democrap turds.  If obamacare doesn't get repealed. I'll join u in throwing rocks @ Chump. The proof is always in the pudding.  Meanwhile, shuddyup already.

E.F. Mutton's picture

"(Trump's)...policies are not going to line up very well with our conservative policies" - Bill Flores

"You keep using that word.  I do not think it means what you think it means" - Inigo Montoya

ZippyBananaPants's picture

It is a treat to read about our new president every morning. Thank god we can do that. Can you imagine waking up to cankers voice or tweets. I'm starting to come out of my 8 year depression, completely off the Xanex and feeling like life is fun again!

drendebe10's picture

The lying cheating corrupt get outta jail free criminal cunton voice is like hearing finger nails dragged across a blackboard.

BritBob's picture

What will Donald do about the Spanish?


Spanish Guardia Civil vessel Rio Cedena twice tried to disrupt the visit by ballistic missile sub USS Florida as it was approaching the British Overseas Territory on the southern tip of Spain.

According to the 
Sun, the incident has caused outrage among senior officials in Gibraltar with one 'top source' saying: 'This is not only a very dangerous game for the Spanish to play but it is unbecoming of a NATO ally to treat the US Navy with such contempt.'

(Daily Mail 6 May 2016)


Looks like Spain will try and play the Gibraltar card  (A worthless sovereignty claim): Gibraltar - Some Relevant International Law:


Gibraltar is an important NATO base.

Scrubbing Bubblez's picture
Scrubbing Bubblez (not verified) BritBob Dec 27, 2016 5:58 AM

Remember the Maine!

fleur de lis's picture

The 1898 explosion of the USS Maine in Havana Harbor with many deaths aboard was the false flag to start the Spanish American War.

It was pinned on Spain immediately and the press dutifully followed.

As usual.

Our "leaders" even had the slogan ready -- "To hell with Spain remember the Maine!"

That gave DC the excuse to declare war on Spain and seize the Philippines.

That's how we got mixed up in Asia all this time.

Thank you DC!

To fund the war, our "leaders" came up with a clever scheme -- for the duration of the war they would tax the use of a new technology -- the telephone.

To support the war effort, doncha know.

Scammers that they are they knew that only the well-to-do had telephones, and would not dare balk about the tax or be tagged unpatriotic.


The upper classes really did not know about the warmongering scams at the very top anyway.

Then like now it was a tight circle of criminally insane degenerates with direct and indirect access to all levels of governance.

Then like now they abused our military with reckless abandon to get whatever they wanted.

And remember this was before the Fed/IRS scams were hatched in 1913 -- things only got worse for everyone at home and abroad after that.

The Spanish American War only lasted a year,  just as the planners calculated.

But the telephone tax remained in place until recent years.

With the tax in place, and telephones being more available to millions of Americans over time, and all that cash pouring into DC, our "leaders" conveniently forgot to repeal the tax.

The telephone tax was eventually repealed and under HR1898 taxpayers could ask for a tax refund under certain circumstances.

It may or may not be still in effect.

Gotta hand it to DC -- they are the best schemers evah.

Absolute grifters of the worst order.



Byte Me's picture

FFS Bob, there's more to the planet than 2549 sq yards of colony rock. It's not going anywhere. Not to Spain.

Talk about something relevant ffs.

Arnold's picture

Bob's Falkland posts are moving as well.

ScratInTheHat's picture

When we get to heads on spikes let me know because we should have been there long ago!

rickv404's picture

" It was high time someone like Trump came in and started tearing apart political orthodoxies like a kid unwrapping presents on Christmas Day."

You are a fool. Trump is a bully who will merely continue the destructive policies of Bush and Obama.

BitchezGonnaBitch's picture

Can we just fucking wait and see? Can't stand this constant crystal ball bullshit you keep indulging in. Stop the rumour mill and talk about what HAS happened, not what you hope / fear will happen. 

JRobby's picture

The Troll Army is unleashed. They specialize in "first posts" so the community is diminished. Dilution is the strategy so often.


LyLo's picture

I've seen a few waves, but this is easily the worst. 

It's gotten absolutely oppressive.  Hopefully they get bored quickly when they figure out we're about the worst community to try to troll.

BorisTheBlade's picture

In the best traditions of internet argument: No You! Said it once, ready to repeat it again: people who call Trump a bully never saw how a powerful bulldozer operates. You may scream and shout, but rest assured you don't stand on its way.

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mountain99889 (not verified) rickv404 Dec 27, 2016 7:53 AM

if that's true, then why are the smug Jews chimping out all of a sudden like Chicago niggers, like they are losing control

drendebe10's picture

Where is ur proof for that  speculative bullsht  at this time?

Witchy-witch's picture

"...the taste of victory keeps getting sweeter."

Hummm..yeah. Until some fat ass commie faggot like michael more shits green diarrhea and corn into your punch bowl.





Sanity Bear's picture

I was skeptical at first, but the bold and caps lock sold the deal for me.