Again, I mean.
Biden Lays a Booby Trap for a Republican President
The Biden administration is setting a booby trap in case a Republican wins the presidency in 2024.
Oh, I don’t think anyone, D卐M☭CRATs in particular, needs to worry overmuch about that—any Repuke that TPTB allows to be “elected” will assuredly be of the Mitt Milquetoast variety, count on it. A bona fide reform-minded maverick need not apply…ever again, until sweeping systemic change is forced, from the grassroots-bottom up.
On Friday, the White House unveiled a proposed rule that would make it even harder than in the past for an incoming Republican president to wrestle control of the left-leaning federal bureaucracy and actually implement the conservative policies promised to voters.
Of the 2.2 million federal civil workers, only 4,000 are presidential appointees. The rest stay in their jobs, from one administration to the next, protected by rules that make it nearly impossible to discipline or replace them.
They overwhelmingly favor the Left. A staggering 95% of unionized federal employees who donate to political candidates give to Democrats, according to Open Secrets. Only a tiny 5% support Republicans.
Some federal workers in high positions slow-walk or even derail a Republican president’s agenda — and get away with it.
Why bother to vote if the left-leaning deep state stays in charge no matter who wins the presidency?
Why indeed. I still look forward to the day when turnout for a national “election” is no more than ten or fifteen percent. A purely symbolic gesture, perhaps, but it will put the entire country on notice that the jig is well and truly up, and that honest Americans simply aren’t going to dance to their tune anymore.
The article insists on referring to “Republicans,” but eventually even the author, probably the one and only conservative still extant in NY politics, gets around to tacitly admitting that the real target here remains America’s Last President, a/k/a one Donald John Trump.
After Trump won in 2016, they went to town neutralizing him on almost every policy front, explains James Sherk, special assistant to the White House Domestic Policy Council under Trump.
Career lawyers in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division flat out refused to challenge Yale University’s discrimination against Asian American applicants. Trump had to recruit lawyers from other divisions. After Joe Biden became president, the DOJ dropped the case. But the same career lawyers who refused to sue Yale made the losing argument in support of affirmative action before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Career health officials like Dr. Deborah Birx circumvented Trump’s instructions to moderate COVID lockdowns. Environmental Protection Agency lawyers pursued cases against fossil fuel producers and withheld the information from Trump appointees.
Trump mandated in a 2020 executive order that new federal buildings be designed to please the public, which prefers classical designs. Instead, General Services Administration architects chose modern designs they like. Trump mentioned as an example the San Francisco Federal Building, the ugliest edifice in the city.
In October 2020, Trump issued an executive order that federal workers who make policy should be reclassified as at-will employees who can be terminated.
But before it could be implemented, Biden became president. He canceled it immediately, knowing the bureaucrats were on his side.
The rule announced Friday would slow a president’s ability to reinstate Trump’s order. Democrats in Congress are going further, pushing to eliminate the president’s authority to reclassify jobs altogether.
It goes on, including weaponization of the FBI against the president himself.
What I can’t quite figure out is why on earth Trump imagines that they won’t do the exact same thing to him all over again should his fantasy of returning to the White House as POTUS in 2024 somehow become reality.
The takeaway I’ll leave you with comes by way of a penetrating quote from the enigmatic Vivek Ramaswamy.
The New York Times announced, “Biden Administration Aims to Trump-Proof the Federal Work Force.”
Ramaswamy vows to go further than Trump, eliminating half or more of civil service positions. “Speaking as a CEO, if somebody works for you and you can’t fire them, they don’t work for you,” he said in a speech on Sept. 12.
Heh. True dat, Viv, and well said. Sorta like what I’ve always said: any “right” whose lawful exercise requires a permit, a license, or an official certification of any kind from the government isn’t actually a right at all—it’s a privilege.