All of Them are Coming for All of Us

 

Have you paid close attention to the damage Trump has promised to inflict on the federal government? Unlike the Left’s accusations, Trump doesn’t plan to “destroy democracy”; instead he wants to stop the attacks on our republic before the damage gets worse. When I began to think over the situation, I realized that every federal employee, whether on the Left or Right, must be trembling in his or her boots at the prospect of Trump becoming president. This time around, Trump is much better prepared to go after the bureaucracy, has hopefully learned from his mistakes, and is loaded for bear.

My own guess is that no agency will be left untouched. Even a cursory review of this list shows his intentions. For example, Mayorkas and his minions at the Department of Homeland Security will be fired early on, and the policies that Trump had enacted earlier will be reset. He will also fight the Soros prosecutors who have abused the law, and rid the government of corrupt players  through executive orders:

‘We will clean out all of the corrupt actors in our National Security and Intelligence apparatus, and there are plenty of them,’ Trump said. ‘The departments and agencies that have been weaponized will be completely overhauled so that faceless bureaucrats will never again be able to target and persecute conservatives, Christians, or the left’s political enemies.’

He plans to prohibit gender-affirming care, roll back electric vehicle rules, reduce tax rates, increase natural gas imports, dismantle the Department of Education, and protect the firearms industry. I especially appreciate his targeting of all federal agencies that have been called to focus on equity:

‘I will create a special team to rapidly review every action taken by federal agencies under Biden’s ‘equity’ agenda that will need to be reversed. We will reverse almost all of them,’ Trump said in a campaign video.

Trump added in multiple campaign videos that he would revoke Biden’s equity executive order that required federal agencies to deliver equitable outcomes in policy and conduct equity training. If elected, Trump said he would also fire staffers hired to implement Biden’s policy, and then reinstate his 2020 executive order banning racial and sexual stereotyping in the federal government.

Is it any surprise that government at all levels is quaking in its boots and that they see Trump as a significant threat?

Making all these changes will be extremely difficult for Trump. The agencies and their directors will fight him tooth and nail. Those prosecutors at the state level will cry out that he doesn’t have the authority to take action against them. Everyone will try to tie up these changes in the courts for years.

I must admit that I am uncomfortable with weaponizing the Executive Branch, rather than being able to trust our legislators (who have mostly been feckless) to correct our course.

But for once, the Republicans and Trump, who recognize the mountain he will have to climb to be successful, are prepared to take on the Left. And the government minions fear all of us because we can empower Trump to do it.

This isn’t about getting revenge.

It’s about saving our country.

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  1. Percival Thatcher
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    Susan Quinn: When I began to think over the situation, I realized that every federal employee, whether on the Left or Right, must be trembling in his or her boots at the prospect of Trump becoming President. This time around, Trump is much better prepared to go after the bureaucracy, has hopefully learned from his mistakes, and is loaded for bear.

    Trump is coming for them. He is being sent by We the People.

    To the Deep State:

    The jig is up, sports fans. The con is blown. The grift didn’t hold. The wind down will be epic. Ragnarök rather than Armageddon.  Future employment will depend on the Doomsday file that any bureaucrat worth his or her paycheck has been compiling on his or her superiors all these years.

    You have been keeping the receipts, right?

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  2. Rodin Member
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    Much as I agree with the plan and much as I want Trump et al. to carry it out, we should nor kid ourselves as to its complete success. There needs to a very strong federalism component because like weeds the ideology is deeply embedded and will spring forth again when conditions are favorable. When that happens only a weakened central government will preserve us. 

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  3. Susan Quinn Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Much as I agree with the plan and much as I want Trump et al. to carry it out, we should nor kid ourselves as to its complete success. There needs to a very strong federalism component because like weeds the ideology is deeply embedded and will spring forth again when conditions are favorable. When that happens only a weakened central government will preserve us.

    I would love to have the states involved. That’s the way the system should have worked. My hope is that Trump would turn many decisions, like education, back to the states. We need that ultimately to regain our strength.

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  4. WillowSpring Member
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    Don’t forget the media and the way they will frame the story. Anything that Trump does which has an echo of Obama/Biden will be viewed as ‘the end of democracy’

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  5. DrewInNewMexico Member
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    Rodin (View Comment):

    Much as I agree with the plan and much as I want Trump et al. to carry it out, we should nor kid ourselves as to its complete success. There needs to a very strong federalism component because like weeds the ideology is deeply embedded and will spring forth again when conditions are favorable. When that happens only a weakened central government will preserve us.

    For some good information on this topic, check out a recent Radio Free Hillsdale Hour podcast episode. “Host Scot Bertram talks with Mark Moyar, the William P. Harris Chair of Military History at Hillsdale College, who provides an insider’s view of the federal bureaucracy’s corruption and its failures to protect employees from retaliation, as detailed in his new book, Masters of Corruption: How the Federal Bureaucracy Sabotaged the Trump Presidency.” The interview was good and I’m sure the book will be a good read as well.

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  6. Django Member
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    @Django

    WillowSpring (View Comment):

    Don’t forget the media and the way they will frame the story. Anything that Trump does which has an echo of Obama/Biden will be viewed as ‘the end of democracy’

    There will be screams, tears, and hair-pulling — and LIES — over Trump “slashing the budget” when all that occurs will be a slowing of the rate of growth in spending, if we are lucky. 

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  7. Susan Quinn Member
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    WillowSpring (View Comment):

    Don’t forget the media and the way they will frame the story. Anything that Trump does which has an echo of Obama/Biden will be viewed as ‘the end of democracy’

    And he’s going to have to keep moving forward, regardless. The more frightened they become of his actions, the louder they will shout. Watch for it.

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  8. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    @BryanGStephens

    But I want revenge

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  9. Susan Quinn Member
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    DrewInNewMexico (View Comment):

    Rodin (View Comment):

    Much as I agree with the plan and much as I want Trump et al. to carry it out, we should nor kid ourselves as to its complete success. There needs to a very strong federalism component because like weeds the ideology is deeply embedded and will spring forth again when conditions are favorable. When that happens only a weakened central government will preserve us.

    For some good information on this topic, check out a recent Radio Free Hillsdale Hour podcast episode. “Host Scot Bertram talks with Mark Moyar, the William P. Harris Chair of Military History at Hillsdale College, who provides an insider’s view of the federal bureaucracy’s corruption and its failures to protect employees from retaliation, as detailed in his new book, Masters of Corruption: How the Federal Bureaucracy Sabotaged the Trump Presidency.” The interview was good and I’m sure the book will be a good read as well.

    That sounds like a great tip, Drew. 

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  10. The Scarecrow Thatcher
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    I’m all for it, but I kinda wish he would tone down the rhetoric a bit.  Just smile a lot, get elected, and then unleash hell.

    Advertising all this is going to shake up a lot of government-program-status-quo parasites. And there are a lot of grassy knolls out there.

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  11. Susan Quinn Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    I would like to think that Trump’s successes as I describe them will be our revenge. He says so himself!

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  12. Jim McConnell Member
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    WillowSpring (View Comment):

    Don’t forget the media and the way they will frame the story. Anything that Trump does which has an echo of Obama/Biden will be viewed as ‘the end of democracy’

    And he’s going to have to keep moving forward, regardless. The more frightened they become of his actions, the louder they will shout. Watch for it.

    I expect to see the usual suspects clamoring for impeachments #3 and #4, and more. The leftist establishment strikes out when it feels threatened, as they did in the first Trump presidency.

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  13. The Reticulator Member
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    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it.  Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him.  No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction.  Then you’ll see revenge.  

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  14. Annefy Coolidge
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    To all the federal employees shaking in their boots about possibly becoming unemployed: welcome to the real world 

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  15. Susan Quinn Member
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    Annefy (View Comment):

    To all the federal employees shaking in their boots about possibly becoming unemployed: welcome to the real world

    No kidding…. those were never meant to be lifetime jobs.

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  16. Django Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

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  17. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

    I’d love to see it happen.

     

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  18. Barfly Member
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    Again, science fiction answers the question. G’Kar and the Narn were not suitable vehicles for the dark forces, because all they wanted was revenge. I’ll throw in my lot with the Centauri, who lusted for a return to what they were. Londo Mollari wanted it all back, and so was the best and sharpest tool for the purposes of the Shadows.

    @kedavis, clips please.

    I want it all back.

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  19. The Reticulator Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

    Remind me again of what the point would be in voting for Trump if all he’s going to do is give us more Biden.  

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  20. kedavis Coolidge
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    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

     

    Simple image form, for easy sharing without going to Xitter:

     

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  21. Django Member
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

    Remind me again of what the point would be in voting for Trump if all he’s going to do is give us more Biden.

    I’m tired of your nonsense. I have a proposal. You ignore my comments and I’ll ignore yours. Deal? 

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  22. kedavis Coolidge
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    @kedavis

    Barfly (View Comment):

    Again, science fiction answers the question. G’Kar and the Narn were not suitable vehicles for the dark forces, because all they wanted was revenge. I’ll throw in my lot with the Centauri, who lusted for a return to what they were. Londo Mollari wanted it all back, and so was the best and sharpest tool for the purposes of the Shadows.

    @ kedavis, clips please.

    I want it all back.

    But of course!

     

     

     

     

     

    And don’t forget…

     

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  23. kedavis Coolidge
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    Then later:

     

    And:

     

    And then one of the best scenes ever:

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  24. Red Herring Coolidge
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

    Remind me again of what the point would be in voting for Trump if all he’s going to do is give us more Biden.

    That is like saying the parent who spanked the kid is as guilty as the kid. 

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  25. Chris O Coolidge
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    WillowSpring (View Comment):

    Don’t forget the media and the way they will frame the story. Anything that Trump does which has an echo of Obama/Biden will be viewed as ‘the end of democracy’

    I don’t think it matters how the media shapes the story, not anymore. The only people who will believe them will never believe us, so let them be as they will.

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  26. Django Member
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    Red Herring (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

    Remind me again of what the point would be in voting for Trump if all he’s going to do is give us more Biden.

    That is like saying the parent who spanked the kid is as guilty as the kid.

    There is no turning back: https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2024/06/america_has_crossed_the_rubicon.html

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  27. The Reticulator Member
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    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Django (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    If you want revenge you will get it. Even if the Trump presidency is the greatest ever, there will be a Democrat administration to follow him. No administration can live up to all its promises, and that means there will be a reaction. Then you’ll see revenge.

    Remind me again of what the point would be in voting for Trump if all he’s going to do is give us more Biden.

    I’m tired of your nonsense. I have a proposal. You ignore my comments and I’ll ignore yours. Deal?

    No deal.  I’m not tired.  If you don’t have a substantive response to one of the most important questions about the presidential choice it means that I’m winning.  I like winning.  

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  28. GlennAmurgis Coolidge
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    I don’t want revenge; I want to eliminate the power of the permanent bureaucracy.

     

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  29. Stad Coolidge
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    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    I would like to think that Trump’s successes as I describe them will be our revenge. He says so himself!

    Revenge is sweet, but I worry about starting an endless cycle.  I look at Trump as chemotherapy for the nation . . .

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  30. Bryan G. Stephens Thatcher
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    Stad (View Comment):

    Susan Quinn (View Comment):

    Bryan G. Stephens (View Comment):

    But I want revenge

    I would like to think that Trump’s successes as I describe them will be our revenge. He says so himself!

    Revenge is sweet, but I worry about starting an endless cycle. I look at Trump as chemotherapy for the nation . . .

    I am pretty sure the Republic is a dead as it was when Sulla took over. 

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