How the GOP
Is Playing Trump Until They Can Dump Him
By Robert Reich
- I had breakfast recently with a friend who's
a former Republican member of Congress. Here's what
is no Republican. He’s just a big fat ego.
why didn’t you speak out against him during the
kidding? I was surrounded by Trump voters. I’d have
Me: So what
now? What are your former Republican colleagues
going to do?
(smirking): They’ll play along for a while.
They’ll get as much as they want – tax cuts galore,
deregulation, military buildup, slash all those
poverty programs, and then get to work on Social
Security and Medicare – and blame him. And he’s such
a fool he’ll want to take credit for everything.
(laughing): They like Pence.
Me: What do
is their guy. They all think Trump is out of his
Him: So the
moment Trump does something really dumb – steps over
the line – violates the law in a big stupid clumsy
way … and you know he will ...
bet. They pull the trigger.
Bernard Reich is an American political commentator,
professor, and author. He served in the administrations
of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter and was
Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton from
1993 to 1997
The Conspiracy to Impeach Trump Already
By Thomas Lifson
It should be crystal clear to all
Americans that his political enemies are searching for
any pretext to launch an impeachment effort to unseat
President Trump, once they think it would have a chance
of success. Given the level of animosity toward Trump
in his own party, and the possibility of midterm
election losses for the president’s party (the normal
pattern in American politics), these efforts can’t be
dismissed as impossible.
We know about this secret conspiracy
because of a leak to the
Washington Free Beacon. Joe Schoffstall reports:
A confidential David Brock
memo obtained by the Washington Free
Beacon lays out the ways the Democratic
operative plans to use his numerous
organizations to take down President Donald
Trump through impeachment.
Brock is currently at the
Turnberry Isle Resort in Aventura, Fla. for
a weekend conference with more than 100
major liberal donors. Attendees are mapping
out a course to combat the newly sworn-in
According to the private and
confidential memo, Brock plans to defeat
Trump “through impeachment,” using American
Bridge, his liberal super PAC, as the main
vehicle to do so.
“No other progressive
organization has the resources and assets
that American Bridge has amassed over the
past several election cycles to hold Trump,
his administration, and the politicians
accountable,” the 44-page confidential memo
“Only Bridge stands ready
with staff already hired, Trump’s web of
business ties mapped out, and a massive
video archive at our fingertips.”
“The right will bolster Trump
aggressively and deceptively. The campaign
to stop him must be nonstop. At American
Bridge, it has already begun.”
If this sounds like a sales pitch, that’s
because it is. Brock functions only with the funding of
rich leftists like George Soros and his allies, and his
humiliating failure to deliver for them in the 2016
election leaves him no option but to escalate, in hopes
suckers donors will throw good money after
The sales pitch presents a well-oiled
machine already operating:
Within weeks of the election, Bridge
launched a “Trump War Room,” which has already
scrutinized Trump’s transition team and will
continue to watch the personnel, policies, and
practices of the administration.
The “state-of-the-art Trump War Room”
will strive to “uncover details of Trump’s affection
for Russia and Putin.” They are tracking Trump’s
foreign and domestic business partners, construction
projects in foreign countries, and negotiations on
potential future projects that he “could use to put
personal profit ahead of our national security.”
“With so many opportunities for
foreign governments and corporations to gain
influence over Trump, American Bridge will use every
means at its disposal to hold Trump and his
administration accountable—including FOIA requests,
lawsuits, and regulatory complaints. As the
progressive movement’s political research
clearinghouse, we will arm our allies to join us in
taking on the administration through paid
advertising, earned media, grassroots efforts, and
The group laid out its strategic plan
for the next four years. The top outcome is to
defeat Trump “through impeachment.”
“The number of stories and the value
of TV time for anti-Trump media coverage we generate
will break all internal records,” the memo states.
“Multiple Trump nominations will become a drag on
his administration due to the research we unearth.
Trump’s approval rating will remain historically
I have little doubt that the megaphone of
the White House will be employed to publicize this memo.
What are the odds that Brock will blame the Russians?
But the Vast Leftwing Conspiracy has been exposed laying
out its plans in serch of a pretext for all to see.
The left is counting on media support to
make its case for impeachment work. But that is a
diminishing asset for them, and the Trump administration
has signaled that it is ready to help dispatch the
ailing members as they collapse. I think it is time to
ask prominent Congressional Dems if they are willing to
condemn the effort to impeach before a pretext is even
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