How to un-rig the game.
Now for the sake of argument, let’s say every last political appointee with authority to implement the president’s vision is simpatico with him and, moreover, is a political rockstar. That is not only not true but impossible to imagine, especially with the Trump White House. When you have a deeply moderate establishment Republican like Johnny DeStefano running the Office of Presidential Personnel for more than two years inside the Trump White House, perhaps you’re hoping that some America First types get appointments to places of authority, but you cannot expect that such people would fill the majority of the positions.
And, of course, they have not.
In his second term, Trump needs to be far more serious about personnel and make sure PPO is staffed with America First types who then fill his executive branch and administration with people who are working on his behalf every day. He should clean house at the Republican National Committee while he’s at it and truly make the party into his own.
But before any of that can matter he needs to work on shutting down a department or two—the Department of Energy would be a good place to start—and then devise a plan on how to migrate the 800,000 nonessential federal employees out of government and back into the private sector. Working with and championing a plan by Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to send several departments out of D.C. and into the various states, Trump could drain the swamp by breaking apart the administrative state.
Fact is, there really is no way you can win such a rigged game if you continue to play it by the rules laid out by the Left, which is precisely what conservatives have been doing for decades—really since the beginning of the 20th century. Some have done that willingly because they believe in big government so long as they’re the ones controlling the levers of power.
We’re never going to win if we continue down this path. We need to make new rules for the game, and change the dynamic.
Lots of us have been puzzled, to say the least, about Trump’s damaging hiring choices to date. These ideas, unlikely as we are to see them implemented, would be a great start at reversing that disastrous trend. Then, too, there’s the importance of narrative control.
“The art of communication is the language of leadership.”
James C. Humes made that keen observation reflecting upon his decades of speechwriting for Republican presidents from Dwight Eisenhower to Ronald Reagan. In politics, being merely right on the merits isn’t enough. The messaging must also hit the mark. As someone who has made the case for President Trump and the American nationalist agenda for the past three years, often in incredibly hostile settings, I see three themes to message through — and beyond — impeachment.
His first two are fine and dandy, but it’s the last that matters most.
Unmask the Media
As I have catalogued extensively, a crisis of journalism afflicts our Fourth Estate. Far too many media operators assume the role of hardened partisan activists posing as reporters. Most legacy media platforms now function as wholesale public relations arms of the Democratic Party. Consider, for example, that per a Media Research Center study of network newscasts in recent weeks, fully 96% of impeachment-related coverage was hostile to the president. During this same period, despite a literal torrent of incredible economic news in America, those same CBS, NBC, and ABC broadcasts dedicated less than 1% of total news coverage to the booming economy.
Regarding ABC, that network has still not sufficiently addressed the scandalous suppression of a damning Jeffrey Epstein story that was revealed by Project Veritas’s tape of “Good Morning America” broadcaster Amy Robach. I formerly recoiled at Trump’s use of the phrase “enemy of the people” to describe the mainstream media. With this ABC revelation, showing a network apparently covering up for a powerful and prolific pedophile, seemingly to protect powerful interests including the Clintons, our press deserves that harsh appellation. We MAGA media figures must unmask the press for its connivance with the impeachment instigators.
If we correctly master the art of communication – the language of leadership – we can transform this unfortunate diversion into a propellant. With the right messaging, Donald J. Trump will not just persist through impeachment, but prevail over it, and vault the America First movement to another victory next November.
Trump has already made great strides with the media unmasking, right enough, with Enemedia themselves inadvertently providing a huge assist. But as long as there’s even one naive soul out there in Real America still fool enough to believe a word out of their lying yaps, the job can’t truly be called done.