As A N Onymous might say – Time to haul out one of my favorite quotes of all time:
‘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.’ ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero, Circa 44 BC
STOP THE PRESSES! A N Onymous! Hah, guess they don’t do that anymore, so how about POUND THE POSTS! – yup, that’ll do just fine. As ‘sundance’ in Conservative Treehouse posted late yesterday:
Earlier this afternoon the New York Times presented an Op-ed claiming to be from an anonymous Senior Official within the Trump Administration [SEE HERE].
The op-ed is titled: “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” and carries a bi-line saying: “I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.”
The tone, flow, construct and syntax of the article points to a very familiar “establishment republican” perspective. The “resistance” criticism levied within the article is centered around the outlook of the professional political class, and their sense of importance. If NRO’s Jonah Goldberg worked for the administration, he would be suspect #1 – that’s the dripping sense of superiority and elitism expressed.
The opinions expressed within the “anonymous” op-ed reflect the typical worldview of elitist republicans. That is to say, a holier-than-thou neocon “establishment” GOPe type, who prefers crustless cucumber and mayonnaise sandwiches on white bread cut into little triangles. From this world-view President Trump is an outsider; a vulgarian, a deplorable who needs to be managed by those who are much more important.
From the construct of the trade positions espoused within the writing; in combination with the voluminous praise for Senator John McCain; we can see the epicenter of this “republican resistance” is based on Trump’s withdrawal from foreign interventionism and his economic/trade policies which contradict with the customary globalist views of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Wall Street and the pontificating financial class.
Link to complete ‘sundance’ article posted down below…
Exactly. And while I’m at it, be forewarned that A N Onymous might accidentally slide into the off-ramp of sarcastic serendipitous satirical musings, since moments like this only come along every once in a while. Or ‘Blue Moon’ as they used to say in days long gone by.
Needless to say with a piece like this, one can scope the comments thread and come up with a stellar performance of the comedic with memories of Bob Hope, Dean Martin, Bing Crosby, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar and Sammy Davis Jr., etal, all satirical masters of renown. So be forewarned.
Mmmmm … Christopher Steele’s been MIA for a while, what better place to hide than the NYT. Remember Walter Duranty the ‘Moscow Mule?’ Hid there for years. People definitely have short memories. Don’t be surprised, by the way, if the entire piece isn’t a shameless plug for Bob Woodward’s new book of fiction. God knows he’s no Deep Throat anymore, well, at least as long as his old dupy partner Carl Bernstein is still around. What a duo of demented ‘dare-to-dreamers.’ Watergate redux on steroids.
A N Onymous lives!
Joe Herring over at American Thinker took a stab at it a little while ago in his wrap up (link to full article below):
I am of the opinion that this is likely an Obama holdover (of which there are still more than a hundred in the employ of the White House alone) writing as if he were in fact a disaffected member of the Trump inner circle when he is in truth a bitter refusenik still stinging from the rejection of November last.
I think I know why the NYT kept it anonymous. “Disgruntled Obama holdover” doesn’t carry the same cachet as “anonymous senior member of the administration.”
So, in the final analysis, who is this mysterious, self-aggrandizing, honor-challenged “senior official”?
After reading his ramblings, I really don’t care, and I doubt that anyone who isn’t already ideologically enslaved to the icons of the NeverTrump right and the unhinged, establishment-royalty left will care, either. He’s just another flack.
The President had a few things to say about it … In case you missed it…
Needless to say the Deep State liberal-leftist Swamp dwellers are all lusting for blood. O what a tangled web we weave…
H/T ‘sundance’ at Conservative Treehouse: President Trump Responds to Anonymous Admin Official
And Joe Herring, American Thinker: A guess at identifying NYT’s Trump insider
Plus the leftist Axios: Trump’s Nightmare Snakes Everywhere