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Article by Bryan Howard
September 5, 2018
In an Op-ed piece from the New York Times an anonymous source claiming to be a top aide in the Trump administration writes a piece saying he is part of “the resistance” trying to thwart the president’s Make America Great Again agenda.
The piece starts by the source claiming the existence of the “resistance.”
“The dilemma — which he does not fully grasp — is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
“I would know. I am one of them.”
“To be clear, ours is not the popular “resistance” of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous.”
“But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.”
“That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”
He goes on claiming that President Trump does not believe in Conservative values and is not a conservative.
“The root of the problem is the president’s amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.”
“Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright.”
“In addition to his mass-marketing of the notion that the press is the “enemy of the people,” President Trump’s impulses are generally anti-trade and anti-democratic.”
“Don’t get me wrong. There are bright spots that the near-ceaseless negative coverage of the administration fails to capture: effective deregulation, historic tax reform, a more robust military and more.”
He finishes his last point claiming they have thought about using the 25th amendment to remove President Trump.
“But these successes have come despite — not because of — the president’s leadership style, which is impetuous, adversarial, petty and ineffective.”
“This isn’t the work of the so-called deep state. It’s the work of the steady state.”
“Given the instability many witnessed, there were early whispers within the cabinet of invoking the 25th Amendment, which would start a complex process for removing the president. But no one wanted to precipitate a constitutional crisis. So we will do what we can to steer the administration in the right direction until — one way or another — it’s over.”
However, the final paragraph I found the most interesting where Trump is blamed for the the civil discourse,
“The bigger concern is not what Mr. Trump has done to the presidency but rather what we as a nation have allowed him to do to us. We have sunk low with him and allowed our discourse to be stripped of civility.”
The entire piece has a scent of B.S. around it. Either this is a fake posted by the New York Times, or it is a Rino Republican who is trying to destroy President Trump with a hit piece.
My reasoning for this claim is blaming Trump for the civil discourse in our country. Every Republican/Conservative knows the Civil Discourse has been at this level for a long time. Only difference now is Conservatives are finally punching back instead of only receiving the punch.