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Godspeed to Sarah Huckabee Sanders

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Boy, are we going to miss Sarah Huckabee Sanders. –  President Donald Trump (I never tire of typing those three glorious words) has had no better able nor more loyal advisor than White House Spokesperson Sarah Sanders. After the President’s initial choice of Sean Spicer for the job turned out to be a failed experiment, to put it nicely, Sanders stepping into the job felt like a breath of fresh air.

Looking back, it is difficult to think of anyone who could have done the intensely difficult job of dealing with an openly-hostile pack of rabid dogs in the White House “press corps” quite so well. She took every question, answered all the taunts and humiliated the little CNN pissant Jim Acosta repeatedly, which was a true service to the nation.

Ultimately, Sanders should be thanked for killing the stupid, counterproductive modern habit of holding a daily White House press briefing. The need to end that daily atrocity on our nation was something I began writing about way back in February of 2017, and had also written about it occasionally during the Bush and even Reagan Administrations (yeah, yeah, I know: I’m old). There is literally no reason at all for any Republican administration to hold these daily baby-sitting sessions for a pack of fake journalists who consider it their job to abuse whomever the spokesperson happens to be and lie about what they and the President have to say.

In reality, most of these fake journalists are true enemies of the people, potential threats to the President and his personnel, and should never have been granted a pass to the White House grounds to begin with. In this Administration, it’s gotten to the point where most of them have served as active participants in an effort to execute a coup d’etat on American soil. That kind of behavior should never be rewarded.

This is what and who Sarah Sanders has had to deal with on a daily basis for the past two and a half years. Thankfully, it has now been 95 days and counting since she last held a “daily” press briefing, and we should all hope there is never another one during this administration. President Trump holds at least one press “gaggle” at which he answers questions himself, as only he can, almost every day, and many days – like yesterday – holds two or three such impromptu availabilities. These gatherings and the President’s own Twitter feed are far and away the most effective communications tool for this particular presidency.

So, who will replace Sanders? Good question, and the Washington Examiner has a good piece this morning examining a dozen possibilities. Of these dozen, I can tell you two who won’t be getting the job: Laura Ingraham and Ainsley Airhart of Fox News. Ingraham would be terrific in the role, but why would she give up her lucrative gig on Fox to take on this daily grind for a fraction of the pay? Hard to imagine.

Airhart is fine as the host of a morning show, but she would be eaten alive by the frothing-at-the-mouth press corps. She wouldn’t last a month. No.

Hogan Gidley, who has served as Sanders’ Deputy throughout her tenure and frequently stepped into the role, is probably the favorite. He has done fine work himself and probably deserves the appointment.

You will note he is also one of just three men on the Examiner’s list. There is a good reason for this, which is that this is a President who really probably needs a woman in this role. He so alpha-male-ish, so blunt and blustery in his own demeanor, that he really needs a softer voice and presence who is also firm and tough as his spokesperson.

If it isn’t Gidley, my personal choice from that list would be Mercedes Schlapp, who currently serves as the White House Director of Strategic Communications. She has been a star in that role and would likely provide a very seamless transition from Sanders.

One name that is not on that list but should be is that of Mollie Hemingway, currently a Senior Editor at The Federalist. Hemingway is a frequent contributor on Fox News, appearing a couple of times every week on Bret Baier’s Fox Report panel where she regularly schools the various fake media hacks Baier likes to bring on for “balance.” No idea if Hemingway has any interest in the job, by my goodness, she would be a great choice.

Regardless of who her replacement happens to be, the nation owes a debt of gratitude to Sarah Sanders. She has been a true star, a shining light of stability in what has been a very chaotic White House on many days. Rumor is that she may be planning to run for Arkansas Governor in 2022, when current GOP incumbent Asa Hutchinson will be termed out. If she does, I’ll be an out-of-state contributor to her campaign.

Godspeed.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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We Are Just at the Tip of the Deep State Iceberg

Today’s Campaign Update

(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Tired of all this Winning yet? – The deep state Obama flunkies were in full-on panic on Monday, as the details of their conspiracy to fix the 2016 election and then bring down a duly-elected POTUS continue to come to light.  Obama CIA Director John Brennan, ex-Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates and ex-Attorney General Eric Holder all took to their Twitter accounts or favored media support outlets to threaten various Republicans and say stuff that just isn’t true.

Fresh off of probably perjuring himself again before another congressional committee on Friday, Brennan decided to go after Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

Ms. Yates, who famously went after then-National Security Advisor Mike Flynn under false pretenses under the never-used Logan Act, and refused to enforce lawful executive orders during her single week as acting AG, told the nitwits on MSNBC’s Morning Joe this:

“I think what we’re seeing here is the president has taken his all-out assault of the rule of law to a new level and this time he is ordering up an investigation of the investigators who are examining his own campaign. You know, that’s really shocking.”

In addition to the above, Ms. Yates, while serving as Deputy AG, was also responsible for preventing Inspector General Michael Horowitz from exercising proper oversight over the DOJ National Security Division, a fact about which Mr. Horowitz complained before multiple congressional committees.  She’s one to talk, huh?

Not to be outdone, Yates’s former Fast ‘n Furious boss Eric Holder – who was such a shameless toady for Obama that he referred to himself as “The President’s Wingman” – lied to his Twitter followers with this:

“No basis for an inquiry.”  The man is as incurious as a fake reporter for the New York Times.

What we see here is full-on panic from those who were intimately involved in a seditious plot to basically destroy America’s democratic process during a presidential campaign.  And trust me, we are far from knowing the full extent of this plot even with all the recent revelations.

The above tweet was not the only one Brennan sent out in recent days.  He preceded that one on Sunday with a message quoting the famous Roman Marcus Tullius Cicero:

Cicero, of course, ended up being assassinated, making this a classic dog-whistling tweet if there ever was one.

But on seeing Brennan’s tweet, I remembered that Cicero was also a loquacious guy who is credited for many famous quotes about civic life in a democracy.  It took me about 30 seconds of research to come across one that is especially applicable to Brennan, Yates, Holder, Comey, Strzok, Page, Baker, Ohr, McCabe and the others who were involved in this plot:

“A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

You want to do some more Cicero quoting, big boy, bring ’em on.

Hey, remember that Stefan Halper guy?  You know, the CIA asset who was hired by the FBI to spy on the Trump Campaign back in July 2016?  Yeah, that guy.

Turns out he got a big, fat check  – $282,295 – from the Obama Administration just a few weeks before Election Day 2016.  Gosh, wonder what that was for?  But that’s not all – turns out this guy was paid over a million dollars by the Obama Administration between 2012-2016.  My goodness, spying for the CIA is good work if you can get it.

And speaking of Halper and the deep state creeps who ran him against the Trump Campaign, if you’re wondering why the FBI and CIA were so anxious to “out” him with strategic leaks to the New York Times and Washington Post last week, well, it could all be a distraction tactic.  This may be a case of the deep state saying hey, look at this shiny object over here so that you don’t look at the big dung heap sitting over in the other corner of your living room.

Former Trump campaign advisor Michael Caputo thinks that’s the case.  He told Laura Ingraham on Fox News last night that Halper was just one of several spies targeted against the Trump Campaign by multiple agencies of the Obama government during the 2016 campaign.  He says he knows this because one of those other spies specifically targeted him.  Caputo claims he’s just awaiting clearance from his legal counsel before making this other spy’s name public.

Hey, somebody go make some more popcorn.

Just another day in some we’re only at the tip of the deep state iceberg America.

That is all.

Follow me on Twitter at @GDBlackmon

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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