Coup D’Etat

Did Trump do anything wrong?  We don’t know – that’s what trials (and the whole “innocent until proven guilty”) thing is all about.

But the firestorm of agitation that Big Left and the Media are whipping up, in the absence of any hard evidence, has nothing to do with right, wrong or justice, says Kurt Schlichter:

The blizzard of lies and distraction blowing through Washington is not just any routine stuffstorm, but a calculated attempt to bring down a president – our president, not the establishment’s president. And more than that, it’s an attempt to ensure that we never again have the ability to disrupt the bipartisan D.C. cabal’s permanent supremacy by inserting a chief executive who refuses to kiss their collective Reid.

This is a coup against us. It’s a coordinated campaign by liberals and their allies in the bureaucracy and media to once and for all ensure their perpetual rule over us. We need to fight it, here and now, so we don’t have to fight it down at the bottom of this slippery slope.

There are times I wonder if this nation shouldn’t just call it quits and split into 2-5 other nations, and let the coasts rot in their own splendid filth.

121 thoughts on “Coup D’Etat

  1. I don’t blame Trump. During the entire campaign he did everything possible to show that he is totally unfit to be president.

  2. These people are right about one thing: Trump is supremely unfit for his White House job. But that isn’t the central crisis; it is merely a symptom of it, though it seems increasingly to be reaching crisis proportions of its own.

    When a man as uncouth and reckless as Trump becomes president by running against the nation’s elites, it’s a strong signal that the elites are the problem. We’re talking here about the elites of both parties.

    And yet the elites never considered the importance to the country’s civic health of questions related to assimilation—what’s an appropriate inflow for smooth absorption. Some even equated those who raised such questions to racists and xenophobes. Meanwhile, we have “sanctuary cities” throughout Blue State America that are refusing to cooperate with federal officials seeking to enforce the immigration laws—the closest we have come as a nation to “nullification” since the actual nullification crisis of the 1830s, when South Carolina declared its right to ignore federal legislation it didn’t like. (Andrew Jackson scotched the movement by threatening to hang from the nearest tree anyone involved in violence stemming from the crisis.)

    Then there is the spectacle of the country’s financial elites goosing liquidity massively after the Great Recession to benefit themselves while slamming ordinary Americans with a resulting decline in Main Street capitalism. The unprecedented low interest rates over many years, accompanied by massive bond buying called “quantitative easing,” proved a boon for Wall Street banks and corporate America while working families lost income from their money market funds and savings accounts. The result, says economic consultant David M. Smick, author of The Great Equalizer, was “the greatest transfer of middle-class and elderly wealth to elite financial interests in the history of mankind.” Notice that these post-recession transactions were mostly financial transactions, divorced from the traditional American passion for building things, innovating, and taking risks—the kinds of activities that spur entrepreneurial zest, generate new enterprises, and create jobs. Thus did this economic turn of events reflect the financialization of the U.S. economy—more and more rewards for moving money around and taking a cut and fewer and fewer rewards for building a business and creating jobs.

  3. I saw a nice picture of Trump bowing to receive a little trinket from the Saudis.

  4. ADD_Boy on May 19, 2017 at 5:35 pm said:
    No, Mitch, we know beyond ANY doubt Trump did something wrong.

    //No, you igorant twaat, you dont know shit. You are about to regurgitate a bunch of leftist propaganda, which I shall destroy in order.

    First, he disclosed secrets to the Russians, our adversary, which compromised a Mossad agent. Had Hilary done something similar, the Big Right would have died in apoplexy.

    //According to people in the room, he didnt divulge anything that wasn’t already public knowledge. The traiters at the WaPo divulged how we got it.

    Israel has said it’s no big deal.

    //Second, he fired Jim Comey, per his own words, to take pressure off an investigation into whether his campaign coordinated messages with a foreign power, maybe even conspiring (after the fact) with that power to release the results from an illegal break-in.

    No dolt. That is the words of an anonymous, leftist traitor. Maybe the same one that spilled the beans on the Jews, but we wont know until the FBI uncovers them, takes them into custody and interrogates them.

    Isn’t your neighbor a high ranking officer in the FBI? Ask him.

    //Third, we know he lied about not knowing about Flynn being under investigation over contacts with the Turks and the Russians.

    Again, you dont know shit. Mother Jones says they know, and you swallowed their load.

    Do yourself a favor, idiot; don’t drag your bags full of your bullshit in here. We see it for what it is, and not even a 1000 word count will disguise it. You will be summarily destroyed and vigirously for the ignorant buffoon you are.

    Stick to trading inane comments with Dog_girl on your penisblog.

  5. “I’m being treated so unfairly,” whines the guy who spent a couple of years pretending his predecessor was born in Kenya.


    MITCH ADDS: Apropos not much, this is the 127,000th approved comment in the history of this blog.

    Carry on

  6. In the International Community, word has gone out about Trump:

    1. Fawn on and flatter him. Tell him how great he is and congratulate him on his huuuge victory.

    2. Keep policy discussions short. Really short. Four minutes, tops. Pictures help.

    3. Don’t assume he knows anything at all about your language, culture, history or current issues.

    4. Flatter him some more and give him an award.

    This looks like an Onion article, but it is sadly quite real.

  7. Penigma is apparently unaware of the difference in how authoritative unnamed sources are, versus the authority of statute law and publicly printed emails from Hilliary Rodman Clinton. Apparently he thinks unnamed sources are more authoritative than the law, which states clearly that intent is not necessary to prove Mrs. Clinton’s crime.

    Pen, ya got it backwards, buddy.

  8. Woolly: Do you think Trump realizes the West Bank is not a financial institution?

  9. TFS: There are parts of his message that are perfectly reasonable (and others that are completely offensive and unacceptable). The bigger problem is the messenger, not the message.

  10. Emery,
    You definitely should keep pushing the “Trump is dumb” canard – its been working excellently well for you progressives for the past16 months that there’s no justifiable reason to stop now.
    Hell it worked perfectly on G W Bush so its obviously got to work on Trump.

  11. We have a corrupt, centralized system based on graft, rent seeking and dependency.

    The GDP is stuck on ***2%***. Human needs can not be met at this level. 60% of USA citizens are not liquid for $2,000 within a month. We have 40 to 70 trillion in unfunded liabilities–WHY? Why did this happen, Emery? The economy is dependent on ***DEBT GROWTH REGARDLESS OF THE UTILITY OR PRODUCTIVITY OF THIS DEBT*** Student debt, credit card debt, real estate equity debt second mortgages for God Knows What, and…wait for it… since the GDP is 33% lower than normal…GROWTH IN GOVERNMENT DEBT for very productive things no doubt. #not

    What is going on here?

    It is a Ponzi scheme. Since…1971?….1997? Look at the debt to GDP.

    President Trump is fixing the courts and doing other things to SLOW DOWN THE MADNESS.*** Who else could have got elected?***

    P.S. We are sick of identity politics.

  12. TFS

    he may have been a crazy fascist but Ezra Pound nailed it:

    Canto Xlv – Poem by Ezra Pound

    With Usura

    With usura hath no man a house of good stone
    each block cut smooth and well fitting
    that design might cover their face,
    with usura
    hath no man a painted paradise on his church wall
    harpes et luz
    or where virgin receiveth message
    and halo projects from incision,
    with usura
    seeth no man Gonzaga his heirs and his concubines
    no picture is made to endure nor to live with
    but it is made to sell and sell quickly
    with usura, sin against nature,
    is thy bread ever more of stale rags
    is thy bread dry as paper,
    with no mountain wheat, no strong flour
    with usura the line grows thick
    with usura is no clear demarcation
    and no man can find site for his dwelling.
    Stonecutter is kept from his tone
    weaver is kept from his loom

    wool comes not to market
    sheep bringeth no gain with usura
    Usura is a murrain, usura
    blunteth the needle in the maid’s hand
    and stoppeth the spinner’s cunning. Pietro Lombardo
    came not by usura
    Duccio came not by usura
    nor Pier della Francesca; Zuan Bellin’ not by usura
    nor was ‘La Calunnia’ painted.
    Came not by usura Angelico; came not Ambrogio Praedis,
    Came no church of cut stone signed: Adamo me fecit.
    Not by usura St. Trophime
    Not by usura Saint Hilaire,
    Usura rusteth the chisel
    It rusteth the craft and the craftsman
    It gnaweth the thread in the loom
    None learneth to weave gold in her pattern;
    Azure hath a canker by usura; cramoisi is unbroidered
    Emerald findeth no Memling
    Usura slayeth the child in the womb
    It stayeth the young man’s courting
    It hath brought palsey to bed, lyeth
    between the young bride and her bridegroom

    They have brought whores for Eleusis
    Corpses are set to banquet
    at behest of usura.

    N.B. Usury: A charge for the use of purchasing power, levied without regard to production; often without regard to the possibilities of production. (Hence the failure of the Medici bank.)

  13. ***Wrong***.

    We need much, much higher interest rates and lower ***everything else*** including, assets, the cost of living and government.

    The cost of globalized labor is simply way to low for this nonsense. Then throw in the robots.

    This will happen the hard way. We will get a Ron Paul world the hard way. it is inevitable. What will make it fun is the debt and excess government. Medicare underfunded liabilities. Social Security underfunded liabilities. State pension under funded liabilities. Federal pension underfunded liabilities. 20 trillion in government debt.

    …and our system is predicated on credit growth. Which is a fancy way of saying debt growth no matter what.

    If the globe and robots are forcing us to live under “better living through prices going down” instead of TAXING INFLATING…wait for it..EVERYTHING…what is going to happen?

    Many of the global central banks are buying stocks. As in stock market stocks. Including ours. With printed money.

    The USSR tried this crap already.

  14. Emery, I try to opine about things I know. That’s why I don’t speculate about Trump’s (or Obama’s, or Hillary’s) inner life.
    You have consistently underestimated Trump because you project your own perception of Trump on reality.

  15. There are robots in Vietnam.

    The central banks will keep trying to generate inflation until something breaks. They have no alternative because…can you explain it?

    Should we ride welfare moms and millennials to work harder? Under permanent ***2%***GDP and asset bubbles in…EVERYTHING…including…shelter.

    The fact is…government and the Fed did this to them.

    Riding them to work harder to effectively be a surf.

    Murray Rothbard is way more right than wrong.

  16. Listen to David Stockman on the Tom Woods show and ContraKrugman. Then listen to the crap that Ben Sasse is spewing about his new book. Who is right?


  17. This country is socialistic as hell. You just can’t tell because we have reserve currency status. For now.

    The petrodollar.

    As in be nice to Wahabi Sunni muslims. Or else.

  18. One thing that strikes me here is that we have what is clearly known–that many people in government have violated their terms of employment and need to be fired–and what is suspected–that there are some things that Trump has said and done that are not particularly nice. In my line of work, what I’ve generally found is that when you act on the things that you know for sure, then you can start to see clearly to figure out what’s up with the obscure.

    Of course, the Democrats, along with Emery and Penigma, get this exactly backwards. One of the big reasons this country is so screwed up.

  19. Dunning_Kruger is having an autistic spaz attack. I fully endorse and encourage more of it.

  20. First, he disclosed secrets to the Russians, our adversary, which compromised a Mossad agent. Had Hilary done something similar, the Big Right would have died in apoplexy.
    I heard it was Saudi intelligence re: the laptop bombs. Trump made a call to the Saudi’s later that day. Not to the Israelis (as far as we know).
    The Russians are in sorry shape. The are a country with less than half the population of the US and 1/6 the GDP of the US. The Russian birth rate may soon reach the point of no return. A century from now Eastern Russia may be the homeland of the Chinese. The Russian economy has been in free fall since oil prices collapsed. The Russian economy is 4.5% smaller than it was in 2014, with no light at the end of the tunnel.
    I’m not certain how much longer they can maintain a credible nuclear threat. Nuclear weapons and delivery systems aren’t cheap to maintain.

    Don’t jump to conclusions, Pen.

  21. It’s too bad the West would rather stick with Wahhabis over working with Persians in the Middle East. The Iranian government, is actually much closer to anything “democratic” that the Middle East knows, and certainly moreso than the House of Saud. I understand arms sales and petroleum are big business, but where is the long view. The Iranians will still be around long after the House of Said falls from grace.

  22. Every and Penigma should ask their Special Ed teachers to get on the internet and go to YouTube and find the recent comments of Professor Alan Dershowitz regarding the alleged crimes of President Trump. Then they should double the dose of Abilify and make appointments with their psychiatrists.

  23. The Iranian government, is actually much closer to anything “democratic” that the Middle East knows, and certainly moreso than the House of Saud.
    Are you joking, Emery? Israel is a democracy. How many Nobels have the Iranians won in the last half century? How many have the Israelis won in the last half century? Which is the better side to be on?
    We had an alliance with the Iranians. The Iranians kicked out the Shah, took over our embassy, and and to this day chant “death to America!” on cue.
    Iran is not a Republic. It is ruled by a Supreme Leader who could declare its government and constitution null and void tomorrow, if he wished, and he has the armed forces to make it stick.
    If a meteor struck Iran and killed every one, Americans would be saddened at the disaster and loss of human life. If a meteor hit the United States and killed everyone here, they would be dancing in the street in the Iran. They would be ringing church bells in celebration, except churches are banned in Iran.

  24. It is rare that I agree with Greenwald:

    The principal problem for Democrats is that so many media figures and online charlatans are personally benefiting from feeding the base increasingly unhinged, fact-free conspiracies — just as right-wing media polemicists did after both Bill Clinton and Obama were elected — that there are now millions of partisan soldiers absolutely convinced of a Trump/Russia conspiracy for which, at least as of now, there is no evidence. And they are all waiting for the day, which they regard as inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven and Trump will be removed.

    I wasn’t kidding, Emery, when I said that you were acting like a Freeper with a home made Obama Kenyan birth certificate.
    If you can believe that there are women with penises and men who can give birth, you don’t need evidence to form your beliefs.

  25. Emery is right. The petrodollar funds our socialism. If we aren’t nice to the Saudis the Russians and Chinese will be. FDR started it.

  26. Woolly: Please don’t forget your history. 911 was due to Saudis, Islamic extremism is Saudi inspired and don’t forget how Christians are treated in Saudi Arabia.

    I expect Israel to continue down the path to an apartheid police state (settlers get to play the part of the Afrikaaners). Based on the history of South Africa, it could take decades of Israel gradually becoming more and more isolated to convince Israelis to change. I think we’re looking at the status quo for a long time to come.

  27. MP
    And they are all waiting for the day, which they regard as inevitable and imminent, when this theory will be proven and Trump will be removed.

    the astrologers on FB are predicting that the 8.21.2017 solar eclipse “will reveal what is hidden” and that Trump will be out of office by the end of September if not immediately. Of course these are the same astrologers who smugly predicted Hillary’s ascension to the throne last November. On the bright side for astrologers, since Trump’s election business is booming – people want answers!

  28. Emery: Did you vote for Obama both times? Are you registered Democrat?

  29. Kel: I suspect Trump had no direct knowledge of the dubious legal actions of his senior campaign or administration members, now or the past. At a minimum, that will be his defense.

    TFS: Yes and no.

  30. Emery: Thanks.

    I have no idea why people think Democrat / RINO policies or progressive taxation makes the world a more fair and prosperous place. (To be fair, this garbage is really driven by central bank discretionary policy, ultimately.)

  31. TFS: We just sold the Saudi’s $100 billion in military hardware and we couldn’t even get them to go along with banning a terrorist group (ISIS) in their country? I thought Trump was the great negotiator. What happened? If Trump wants meaningful change, he should reign in Saudi Arabia, not pander to them and ritualistically obey them like all previous presidents have done. Pandering to the anti-Iranian hysteria is nothing short of giving in to weak Neocon/Evangelical lies and insecurities. Iran is a very good bulwark against Saudi Wahhabist terrorism,

  32. Emery: You know more about this than me. I just know we are really, really screwed if we lose the petrodollar hegemony. There are a bunch of countries plotting this, too.
    The way Iran controls Hezbola et. al. and the Palestine / Syrian government etc. plus their nuke desires…they seem pretty bad to me.

  33. Emery on May 21, 2017 at 8:04 am said:
    Woolly: Please don’t forget your history. 911 was due to Saudis, Islamic extremism is Saudi inspired and don’t forget how Christians are treated in Saudi Arabia.

    I said nice things about Israel, not Saudi Arabia.

  34. Christians aren’t treated especially well in Israel (I believe proselytizing will get you kicked out ASAP).
    I support the State of Israel for humanitarian reasons because an independent Jewish nation, secure within its borders, is the only way to stop attempts to eradicate Jews from the face of the earth.
    I support Israel as an American Ally because nations that make enemies of the Jews don’t do well, for some reason. Call it Providence.

  35. Woolly wrote: “Israel is a democracy”
    After 50 years the idea that Israel is just visiting the West Bank has worn a little thin. Israel is a democracy, except for the 40% of the population who are the Arab residents of the West Bank (the Jewish West Bank residents do get to participate). It is not a 21st century liberal democracy, because liberal democracies do not allow a politically powerful religious minority dictate laws and customs; they instead prize individual rights. That is a difference in degree but not in kind from the neighbors who would dictate how a woman is to be dressed in public. The direction of Israeli politics is headed towards similar restrictions, not away from them.

    All the huffing and puffing from the Israelis about Hezbollah/Iran being “terrorists” whilst they cozy up to Daesh and other throat-cutters in Syria kinda rings hollow. Hezbollah are in Syria for a good reason — to prevent the country from collapsing and falling prey to violent Wahhabis.

  36. . . . except for the 40% of the population who are the Arab residents of the West Bank (the Jewish West Bank residents do get to participate).
    Don’t you mean that only citizens get to vote in Israeli elections? Muslims and Jews alike?

  37. O.K. this is idiotic —> “Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology”

    I’m watching this on TV and it is just embarrassing. Why are they making a big public deal about this with a bunch of oil whores? Why not be low key about it? Make a big deal out of it after it works.

  38. The Great Satan Anglos and the Oil Dictators vs. The True Islam

    It looks like the MPR studio, only huge. LOL

    ISIS et. al. has to be laughing their heads off.

  39. Fed, SFB eTASS wants Israel to stop existing. Plain and simple. Being an anti-semite he is, the only solution for him is the final solution.

  40. You see, SFB eTASS refuses to recognize that Israel is a Jewish state. It is OK for him that Iran is an Islamic state, but Israel cannot be Jewish. Because he is a virulent antisemite. Know who you are dealing with.

  41. justplainangry: Honestly, I couldn’t follow what he was saying. I have never heard any of that stuff before. I even googled it a little.

    As far as his second paragraph goes, it’s a complicated and tough neighborhood.

    Jewish culture and self governance > Arab culture and self governance. JMO.

  42. First of all have you ever learned about how the concept of the “Palestinian people” came around? They are f’ing Jordanians and Jordan doesn’t want them.

    Second, Fatah is corrupt as hell and no one in Hamas wants to open a burger franchise or otherwise be productive. The amount of money that Arafat died with is mind boggling. His widow lives in Paris now. Stolen money.

  43. JPA is right, Emery likes to put his antisemitism on display 3 or 4 times a year, in fact he makes nearly identical posts.
    as far as the nonsense about Israel’s cozy relationship with ISIS/Daesh, its just that, nonsense from some mainstream left-wing fever swamp like cnn or msnbc.

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