Pat Buchanan Asks "Will The Deep State Break Trump?"

Authored by Patrick Buchanan via Buchanan.org,

“It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson’s authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon,” wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969.

“The likelihood is great that they will succeed again.”

A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of Nixon.

His prediction, however, proved wrong. Nixon, with his “Silent Majority” address rallied the nation and rocked the establishment. He went on to win a 49-state victory in 1972, after which his stumbles opened the door to the establishment’s revenge.

Yet, Broder’s analysis was spot on. And, today, another deep state conspiracy, to break another presidency, is underway.

Consider. To cut through the Russophobia rampant here, Trump decided to make a direct phone call to Vladimir Putin. And in that call, Trump, like Angela Merkel, congratulated Putin on his re-election victory.

Instantly, the briefing paper for the president’s call was leaked to the Post. In bold letters it read, “DO NOT CONGRATULATE.”

Whereupon, the Beltway went ballistic.

How could Trump congratulate Putin, whose election was a sham? Why did he not charge Putin with the Salisbury poisoning? Why did Trump not denounce Putin for interfering with “our democracy”?

Amazing. A disloyal White House staffer betrays his trust and leaks a confidential paper to sabotage the foreign policy of a duly elected president, and he is celebrated in this capital city.

If you wish to see the deep state at work, this is it:

anti-Trump journalists using First Amendment immunities to collude with and cover up the identities of bureaucratic snakes out to damage or destroy a president they despise. No wonder democracy is a declining stock worldwide.

And, yes, they give out Pulitzers for criminal collusion like this.

The New York Times got a Pulitzer and the Post got a Hollywood movie starring Meryl Streep, for publishing stolen secret papers from the Pentagon of JFK and LBJ - to sabotage the Vietnam War policy of Richard Nixon.

Why? Because the hated Nixon was succeeding in extricating us with honor from a war that the presidents for whom the Times and Post hauled water could not win or end.

Not only have journalists given up any pretense of neutrality in this campaign to bring down the president, ex-national security officers of the highest rank are starting to sound like resisters.

Ex-CIA Director John Brennan openly speculated Tuesday that the president may have been compromised by Moscow and become an asset of the Kremlin.

“I think he’s afraid of the president of Russia,” Brennan said of Trump and Putin. “The Russians, I think, have had long experience with Mr. Trump and may have things they could expose.”

If Brennan has evidence Trump is compromised, he should relay it to Robert Mueller. If he does not, this is speculation of an especially ugly variety for someone once entrusted with America’s highest secrets.

What is going on in this city is an American version of the “color revolutions” we have employed to dump over governments in places like Georgia and Ukraine.

Goal:

Break Trump’s presidency, remove him, discredit his election as contaminated by Kremlin collusion, upend the democratic verdict of 2016, and ash-can Trump’s agenda of populist conservatism.

Then, return America to the open borders, free trade, democracy-crusading Bushite globalism beloved by our Beltway elites.

Trump, in a way, is the indispensable man of the populist right.

In the 2016 primaries, no other Republican candidate shared his determination to secure the border, bring back manufacturing or end the endless wars in the Middle East that have so bled and bankrupted our nation.

Whether the Assads rule in Damascus, the Chinese fortify Scarborough Shoal, or the Taliban return to Kabul are not existential threats.

But if the borders of our country are not secured, as Reagan warned, in a generation, America will not even be a country.

Trump seems now to recognize that the special counsel’s office of Robert Mueller, which this city sees as the instrument of its deliverance, is a mortal threat to his presidency.

Mueller’s team wishes to do to Trump what Archibald Cox’s team sought to do to Nixon: Drive him out of office or set him up for the kill by a Democratic Congress in 2019.

Trump appears to recognize that the struggle with Mueller is now a political struggle - to the death.

Hence Trump’s hiring of Joe diGenova and the departure of John Dowd from his legal team. In the elegant phrase of Michael Corleone, diGenova is a wartime consigliere.

He believes that Trump is the target of a conspiracy, where Jim Comey’s FBI put in the fix to prevent Hillary’s prosecution, and then fabricated a crime of collusion with Russia to take down the new president the American people had elected.

The Trump White House is behaving as if it were the prospective target of a coup d’etat. And it is not wrong to think so.

Comments

HockeyFool Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:07 Permalink

Trump is still our last best hope.

He needs to pull out all the stops and go for the throat of the elitist swamp assholes.

Because they will never let up on him. Bastards.

Leakanthrophy FreeShitter Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:08 Permalink

We need better than Trump.

As much as I like seeing leftist snowflakes getting triggered and suicidal, can't help thinking we're left holding the bag here.

Trump seem interested only in impressing (((democRATS))), (((RINOs))) and (((MSM)))

He left his balls with the ex-Playboy model he used to grab by the pussy.

https://celebrity-leaks.net/donald-trump-ex-lover-karen-mcdougal-nude-p…

 

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house biscuit pier Fri, 03/23/2018 - 18:09 Permalink

Sure DJT's Deep State; dig into the history of Resorts International if you don't take my word for it

But as usual most of you nutclappers miss the point

TPTB are not a monolithic entity with an illuminati eye on top chanting to satan....well, at least not most of them

The cabal has its own divisions; Trump represents a faction

And quite possibly a faction that is less intent on purposefully destroying this country

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vato poco Buckaroo Banzai Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:18 Permalink

OK, real quick. 

yet again: 1) it's a war, not a battle

2) Trump and the good guys aren't gonna win every single battle

3) expecting them to is ... well, let's face it: childish. infantile. feminine

4) what's happening right at this second is NOT necessarily how it will all play out in the end

5) a flawed Trump who only wins 85% of the time is still light-years better than the alternatives

6) whiny defeatist pussies make for shitty allies. you boys sure you're not actually Deep State bots??

 

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vato poco coaltar Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:13 Permalink

well, first of all, you're wrong, but never mind that. 

thought experiment:

a) we have obama, who tells us all "Ah sho' do lubs Murrica!". he's *lying*, of course, and he marches the country 80 miles to the LEFT, closer to the abyss.

b) we have Trump, who tells us all "MAGA!". now the pseudointellectual defeatist pussies who infest this site are positive "he's *lying*, of course". so let's put that aside for now. And focus on this: meanwhile, Trump's marching the country in the OTHER direction, AWAY from the abyss. 

any discussion of the underlying motivations and/or mendacity of the 2 presidents is entirely irrelevant. which direction is better for the USA? also, have you noticed how the defeatist pussies see every Trump triumph as basically meaningless, "bound to be undone by the deep state!" .... while every Trump setback/fuckup is seen as God's own proof that we're all doomed & fighting back is hopeless. "game over, mannnn, game OVER!!"

I find that to be illustrative

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vato poco jimmy c korn Sat, 03/24/2018 - 05:11 Permalink

.... and that's why the USA, with their spirit utterly broken by the shocking, crushing, humiliating defeats at Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, surrendered to the Axis powers on 12 Dec 1941.  

They *had* been planning on fighting back, mounting some sort of token resistance, if for no other reason than to save face, but once Germany declared war on USA, they knew it was hopeless. It would all be just too darn hard! As FDR said in his last broadcast before he was imprisoned (and later hanged) by his new masters, "game OVER, maaan! game OVER!!!"

because that's what America is all about, right? giving up like pussies because fighting is just too much trouble

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amadeus39 BennyBoy Fri, 03/23/2018 - 21:04 Permalink

You are so obtuse. Is understanding his brilliant strategy so difficult? Talk thunderously and wave the big stick. Now go to negotiation table. That nut case in North Korea uses the same tactics, but unlike the Donald he doesn't really have a big stick. What sense does it make to be the most powerful force in the world in almost every arena and not show or use that power? Obama had no leadership skills except at the neighborhood activist level.

 

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Falcon49 BennyBoy Sat, 03/24/2018 - 06:39 Permalink

Trump was never broken…he was damaged goods from the start.  He was selected to be president for the exact purpose we are seeing today…to further the goals of the Deep State.  All you have to do is take a look at the timeline of events leading up to his election.  Notice how HRC was able to manipulate the DNC and steal the nomination…while at the very same time the FBI exonerates her e-mail file criminality (keeping her as a viable candidate) …. A set up lose to DT.  DT wins and comes under constant attack…. people circle the wagons and the stage is set for the Deep State to advance their programs…. cognitive dissonance is used to gain acceptance for what would normally be unacceptable.  Excuses are made and 4D chess is used as a pacifier (or, you are to stupid to understand DT's strategy).  As more and more become disillusioned with DT…we could go through another attack/circle the wagons cycle…rinse and repeat.  Or, things could go off the deep end….and the deplorables would be blame.  Thus, ending the populists revolt for generations to come and the Deep State achieves its totalitarian objectives and goals.    

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Dan'l Falcon49 Sat, 03/24/2018 - 21:05 Permalink

Trump signed a bill that gave $1.7 billion for maintenance on empty buildings and $1.6 billion for fence patch-ups, no wall allowed specifically stated in the bill. The first thing Trump started blubbering about that was wrong with the bill was that it didn't give an amnesty to 1 million illegals. I don't remember voting for no stinking amnesty, which Trump promised to end on day 1 and deport all those fat, hariy Squatamallans. He's toast and it's all self-inflicted. 

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lew1024 house biscuit Fri, 03/23/2018 - 19:08 Permalink

A long line of emotional anti-trump, no-fact comments, each congratulating some of the others and implying evidence which they do not cite.

 

What am I to make of this? That ZHers have lost their collective minds? Or that trollbots are getting better?

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greven40 house biscuit Sat, 03/24/2018 - 09:33 Permalink

The loyalty that is ignored is the zionist one.  R versus D, lib versus con, shallow state versus deep state, religious denominations, whatever, is to keep people chasing their tails, meanwhile those supposed divisions disappear when it comes to following after the zios.

We've been seeing it for years in the "churches", where normally you'd see the people split off into a hundred denominations until it came time to support what they have been told is "Israel".  Now they even have rabbis, the enemies of the gospel, invited into some of these "churches" to teach the congregations because hey, they're all the same as far as zionism goes.

D and R enemies?  Apparently not when it comes time to give money to the "jewish state", to fight illegal wars for the "jewish state", etc.
Trump is a zionist who is glad his daughter joined the cult of antichrist and his kids are being raised to deny Jesus Christ, that's all I need to know about his motives.  He's on their side.

Something happens to Trump, Pence takes over, guess what, ultra zionist.

His challengers, zionists.  Even Rand Paul made the requisite trip to the "wailing wall" to participate in a ritual to antichrist.  Trump appointees, zionists, some extreme.

 

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greven40 telemann Sat, 03/24/2018 - 09:41 Permalink

They're not.  That's a psyop you're being programmed with, parents do it with their children when the jig is up, and it lasts for a while unless the child is intelligent and realizes they're being played.(most Americans seem to be more ignorant than ever)  Word versus actions.  Media created fiction versus reality.  Actions speak louder than words, and his actions are loyal to the zio "deep state", while the words keep claiming they're at odds.

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Endgame Napoleon pier Fri, 03/23/2018 - 20:32 Permalink

At one point, Bannon said Trump was instinctively Trumpian in his views, but his actions are a different matter, especially on the border.

It might just be cutthroat Uniparty Swampers, putting pressure on Trump, acting like they will not back him in the probe issue if he goes against their cheap-labor-lobbyist agenda.

Those lobbyist-written bills are not written by people with the interests of US citizens in mind, nor do the bills’ writers seem to know what is going on in America.

They do not care; lobbyists are paid to represent the interests of corporations. That is their job. Swampians at $175k are supposed to represent US citizens.

Trump, a born-and-bred billionaire, did seem to know what was going on with Americans during the campaign. Back in his day, Nixon had some spot-on themes, written by someone, maybe even Pat, who understood what was going on with working people.

He appealed to the economic underdogs of his day, the Deplorables of the 1970s who wanted their country rescued from the cultural excesses of the Sixties, like burning cities, rioting, radical-leftist terrorism and the complete dismantlement of social mores. 

Seventies Deplorables could feel the drop in real wages, too, that started ripping the middle class apart in the early seventies, as women entered the workforce en mass, driving down wages as an oversupply of labor does, especially when some job seekers can afford to work for less due to unearned income streams.

After the offshoring of over 2 million jobs to Asia, and after 4 decades of displacement by millions of welfare-supported legal /illegal immigrants, it is a lot worse for the Deplorables of 2018.

It is worse culturally as well, not because Americans hate immigrants. We don’t. We do want reasonable numbers of new immigrants, not an invasion, and we want the welfare-buttressed,  illegal immigration to end. 

I agree with Pat that Trump seemed like the “indispensable man,” just in bringing up topics that few cowering politicians would touch.

But he is either caving on some of it due to the MSM who are trying to convince us their boss is Ben Bradley, not a big corporation, telling them to focus on whatever advances the bottom line, like yellow journalism style National Enquirer-grade sex-gossip stories, or he has changed his mind on some key policy issues.

The media has a right to say whatever it wants under the First Amendment, but buyer beware. 

Trump also might have pitched issues in triangulated ways during the campaign, and now, we are seeing more of the real Trump. 

Hard to say.

If he had retained more people who represented the Deplorable agenda, it might have helped. He churned a lot of them. 

His tarriffs are good, although 50 million out-of-the-workforce citizens and half of employed-in-name-only Americans, making $13,000 per year on average, cannot afford much in terms of higher prices.

What we really need is a return of the breadwinner jobs from industries that American citizens invented and/or pioneered that were shipped to Asia, leaving us not as a First World country, known for exporting our advanced technological creations, but as a Third Worldish country that can only punish trading partners via withholding exports of live hogs.

Great graphics! 

 

 

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