Swamp increasingly isolated by Trump

The actual headline at Drudge is WASH POST LEAD TUES: TRUMP INCREASINGLY ISOLATED IN SWAMP…. A very large part of the Republican Congressional party has about the same level of competence as Malcolm Turnbull and are about equally useless. That PDT finds himself driven to distraction by such imbeciles is easy for anyone to fathom except for the American political class, the public service, the media and Democrats in general. As for the rest of us, one can only live in hope.

Drudge matches this story with another from the NYT: Trump’s Fight with Corker Jeopardizes His Legislative Agenda. I read the story through very carefully and could not find a single issue mentioned, only this departing Republican Senator’s unspecified frustrations. No doubt the crony capitalists and other interests he served no longer find him worth the millions they have poured into his pocket over the years.

It’s a long, uphill fight. But even Malcolm has been forced by his own party room to cede some ground on global warming so there’s hope. But it is Donald Trump who has made all the difference. It’s still 50-50 at the moment, but I have not seen such determination in office since the days of Margaret Thatcher. May he prevail in our day as she did in hers.

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17 Responses to Swamp increasingly isolated by Trump

  1. stackja

    Voters wanted change. Congressional elections soon.

  2. stackja

    Richard Nixon also upset a lot of the swamp.

  3. Jo Smyth

    If Trump is successful in draining the Swamp and according to Steve Bannon today it’s a long job, then a large part will be due to the emergence of the internet and social media over the pas 10 years. At one time the media and the left could control the information the public got, now they can’t and they are trying their best to gain control once again. The facts are Obama gave away the rights to the internet and tried to influence all the CEOs of the social media networks and if Clinton had won the election it is frightening to think what the outcome would have been.

  4. Rafe Champion

    Trump has just kicked another goal with the EPA announcement of more rollback of Obama’s sabotage of the power industry.
    The leftwing fascists seem to be less active in the streets lately, I wonder if that is a straw in the wind.

  5. Art Vandelay

    Further to Rafe’s comment, here’s some more news on Trump’s deregulatory agenda:

    Red Tape Rollback: Trump Least-Regulatory President Since Reagan

    Having worked under the Howard government and personally witnessed the explosion of red tape under a supposedly market-friendly government, this appears to be pretty impressive.

  6. Rafe Champion

    Steve have you seen the latest Journal of Markets and Morals, a special edition on Keynes and moral issues?

  7. Rafe Champion

    Thanks Art, some time ago I asked one of my contacts at the CEI if he could point me to a running scorecard on the deregulation program but I have to reply, I will try again because this is a really important aspect of the administration. You would have seen some other list of 80 or so Trump achievements which someone put in comments and I put up in a post to highlight it.

  8. J.H.

    The Swamp that is Washington is also fed by a fetid stream called Hollywood….. and now that it has come out how the Hollywood crowd have been Weining and Deining on each other for decades…. That “Sucking” sound is not just Harvey Weinstein’s knob being polished by some aspiring young actor or actress, it’s the scummy waters of this pestilence gurgling down the sinkhole.

    … anyway, we can only hope. The 2018 elections will be an interesting benchmark.

  9. wal1957

    O/T…

    “Our ABC” news has just reported that Tony Abbott is the… “most destructive politician of his generation”

    WOW!

    Saying that would be okay, (even though I disagree with the statement), if it were said on an opinion program, BUT it was on “their ABC” bloody news! That is not news in any shape or form. That is an opinion of an obviously Green/Liebor journalist!

    Had to change channels, else the TV would have ended up in the backyard.

  10. Fat Tony

    wal1957
    #2519828, posted on October 10, 2017 at 8:23 pm
    Had to change channels, else the TV would have ended up in the backyard.

    I haven’t watched FTA TV for years – it shits me too much.
    Netflix and DVDs for entertainment.
    Internet for the news.

  11. RobK #2519808, posted on October 10, 2017 at 8:08 pm

    Looks like a big swamp in Europe needs draining too.

    And its business as usual in Brussels, anyway too late to give back the planes now.

  12. Eyrie

    “Our ABC” news has just reported that Tony Abbott is the… “most destructive politician of his generation”

    Good, we need a fair bit of destruction before we can start re-building.

  13. wal1957

    Eyrie wrote…
    “Good, we need a fair bit of destruction before we can start re-building.”

    Ain’t that the truth!

  14. Kneel

    Fat Tony says:

    I haven’t watched FTA TV for years – it shits me too much.
    Netflix and DVDs for entertainment.
    Internet for the news.

    try here for some balanced news:
    https://www.rt.com/news/
    Also available as video feed to stream over the internet.

  15. Mark M

    Would you rather Pres. Donald Trump send 100 billion to a nebulous climate fund or a few billion to rebuild Puerto Rico ?? nuff said:

    “U.N. chief hopes storms will sway climate skeptics like Trump”

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-un-usa-climatechange/u-n-chief-hopes-storms-will-sway-climate-skeptics-like-trump-idUSKBN1C92HO

  16. Fat Tony

    Kneel
    #2520301, posted on October 11, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    Added it – thanks

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