Two Paths Diverge: Which One Will the President Take?
At the beginning of the year as the President was assuming office, I penned a piece that focused upon the need for the President to “clean house” regarding the Administration, and putting Congress in its place. I also stressed the need for him to run a “tight ship,” as the midterm elections of Congress in 2018 are going to determine the success of his term. As it stands, things do not look very promising. RINO (Republicans in Name Only) members of Congress have derailed his efforts on everything from Obamacare to Border Control. Every effort the President has initiated has met with dogged resistance.
Who are these resistors? To be sure, many of them can be found ensconced within levels of government or government-influenced positions where said position is not necessarily determined or changed by an incoming administration. An example of how this happens is Ben Bernanke, appointed to head the Federal Reserve under George W. Bush, and kept in place by Obama until 2014 when Yellen stepped into the spot.
The prime example of an infestation are the holdovers from the Obama administration in the State Department…the same department boasting such “winners” as Victoria Nuland and Hillary Clinton. The State Department that almost singlehandedly (with the help of Senators Lindsey Graham and John McCain) toppled the government of Ukraine via coup d’état, as well as enabling the “Arab Spring” to unfold.
The recent “malfeasance” by the State Department will be revelatory, and will tell where President Trump is heading. One possibility that has not been mentioned is with a “Merovingian” policy, one could feign the forces arrayed against him are too strong to defeat. In reality, the “Neo-Merovingian” would only be giving the appearance of disagreeing with the course of the stream. Time will tell, but in the meantime, look at this out of Breitbart – released on 11/22/17 with the title in the first line:
The U.S. State Department has courted controversy by announcing it will plough $700,000 into Hungarian media, angering the country’s anti-globalist, conservative government.
The funding was announced by U.S. Chargé d‘Affaires David Kostelancik, who has previously appeared to openly criticize the Trump administration by alluding to “apparent inconsistencies in [U.S.] foreign policy” and remarking that “not every criticism of the government is ‘fake news’.” Breitbart London spoke to a State Department official who confirmed it supports what it calls “democracy and human rights programming” in many countries, and that its intentions in Hungary — a NATO ally — are to “support media outlets operating outside the capital … to produce fact-based reporting and increase their audience and economic sustainability”.
The State Department also echoed Kostelancik’s claim that too many Hungarian news outlets are sympathetic to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s popular conservative government — which has earned powerful enemies by opposing the European Union on mass migration, building a highly effective border wall, and exposing the network of European politicians deemed “reliable allies” by billionaire open borders campaigner George Soros.
The obvious subtext to all of this is that the State Department funding effort is intended to bolster anti-government and opposition media. This suggests it is still pursuing Obama era, anti-conservative policy objectives internationally in defiance of President Trump, who has praised Prime Minister Orbán — the first European leader to back him — as “strong and brave.”
The last paragraph is the “kicker,” as this is the likely state of the State Department, and the department is a “representative slice” of the whole pizza…Congress and the Supreme Court included…showing the actions of Obama-era holdovers.
It is far more than just a slice: it is a test that will “prove” (and “proof,”) the President…to see who is really running the pizza shop.
As the President of the United States, the State Department is completely obligated to follow his directives. If this $700,000 is authorized by him? He will either allow it to go through without one word of complaint, agreeing with it or pretending it slipped by him, or he will “protest” and feign as if it is a done deal and his hands are tied.
Or he’ll disallow it immediately.
We’ll see if the President chooses the right path on this. It is a complete test that will show who…and how… he truly is.
…Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.