Friday, July 28, 2017


     The news was reported today that Reince Priebus is out as White House Chief-of-Staff. The recent personnel changes have the Corporate Media carrying on like a bunch of cannibals dancing around a stewpot. They are wringing their hands, cheerfully predicting the imminent downfall of the Trump Administration.

      Conservatives, though, should not become discouraged over this media hysteria. This is the same Corporate Media which was seeking impeachment grounds against Trump before he was even inaugurated; and has since even encouraged overthrowing the Government.  That must be kept in perspective: we are not dealing with honest and objective reporting.

      The second thing to bear in mind is that these kinds of shake-ups were actually fairly predictable. Trump ran as an outsider---without backing from the Deep State. When Obama was elected, Hilary Clinton simply got him a list of appointees already prepared by the DNC. Bush did much the same from the RNC; but Trump has had to choose people from outside the Political-Insider System. In other words, Trump lacks a Deep State from which to draw help.

       That's why---despite the Media innuendoes---it's hardly scandalous that Trump's family and close friends are in advisory positions. That there would be many personnel replacements during Trump's first year is inevitable, given the circumstances. Trump is establishing a new model of government operation where leadership is based on merit and the kind of political intriguing that we're accustomed to seeing is eliminated in favor of efficiency. In other words, he's using the CEO model of administration instead of the more recent Boss-of-the-Political-Machine model.

        There's nothing wrong with Trump's approach: in fact other US Presidents did much the same thing. In a free-market, Representative Republic, there isn't that much essentially different from running a government than there is in running a corporation.

         Flynn, Spicer, Priebus, and the different appointees who've withdrawn their nominations: absolutely none of this is worth losing any sleep over. Let's focus instead on the positive achievements of this Administration---of which there have been plenty.

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