Donald Trump versus The Blob

 “I think you should send us the biggest transport plane you have, and take this thing to the Arctic or somewhere and drop it where it will never thaw.” – From the 1958 Hollywood movie, The Blob.

The United States of America, following the election of President Donald Trump, is effectively a superpower without a government. A civil war is being fought inside the Beltway between the established bureaucracy, some of them former President Barack Obama appointees, and the incoming cabinet and staffers who work for Trump.

Obama has the backing of the buttoned-down bureaucrats who rose through the ranks during the Cold War. They only see the world through a lens of East versus West and they are rebelling against the Trump presidency. Their hostility is encapsulated by four sentences the president used at a press conference last month:

By the way, it would be great if we could get along with Russia. Just so you understand that. Tomorrow, you will say, “Donald Trump wants to get along with Russia; this is terrible.” It is not terrible.

Trump is the foreign-policy elite’s worst nightmare. What he said is tantamount to a new rabbi asking his congregation, “Wouldn’t it be a good thing to celebrate the birth of Christ; the whole Christmas thing?”

A full explanation for the discord in Washington is explained in the March/April cover of POLITICO Magazine titled, Trump Takes on The Blob.

“The Blob” is a name coined by Ben Rhodes, an Obama loyalist who once was a wannabe novelist turned presidential speech writer and currently a foreign policy expert. According to POLITICO, Rhodes says The Blob is, “the bipartisan class of foreign policy elites — Washington swamp dwellers like Hillary Clinton, Bob Gates and their assorted Ivy League hangers-on.”

POLITICO goes on to say:

In just a few weeks as president, Trump managed — or threatened — to blow up many of The Blob’s most cherished beliefs about American power. In doing so, he finally united Democrats and many Republicans, hawks and doves, neocons and Obamians, in a frenzy of worry. Whether left or right, fierce advocates of “soft power” or proponents of the “bomb, bomb, bomb” school of international relations, most of the U.S. foreign policy establishment had spent the hours since noon on January 20 in alternating states of fear, rage, dismay, bewilderment and mental exhaustion. The old distinctions no longer seemed to matter as much; for the moment, at least, they were all The Blob now.

The Blob is many things. It includes the military-industrial complex. Their agent to bring down Donald Trump is former President Barack Obama who is reported to have enlisted the former First Family’s Rasputin, Valerie Jarrett, who moved into the Obama’s D.C. mansion.

Last Thursday Alex Jones’ Inforwars headline read, “Obama’s Goal to oust Trump From Presidency via Impeachment or Resignation.” I am hardly surprised. Two weeks ago under the headline, “Immigration is Obama’s first battleground” I wrote:

Former President Barack Obama is not finished with his deconstruction of the United States and the U.S. Constitution. Operating out of D.C., Obama has 30,000 minions who are spreading discontent throughout the country. He oversees his group, Organizing for Action, out of his mansion which is a stone’s throw from the corridors of Congress.

Is Trump walking on the Nixon path of destruction?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last week that the scandal swirling around Trump for his grand conspiracy with Vladimir Putin to win the presidency is a “witch hunt.”

Why did The Blob hunt down Nixon? It wasn’t because of his cover-up of a bungled burglary of the Democratic National Committee’s offices by the gang that couldn’t think straight.

The destruction of Nixon was apparent to me after Bill Clinton, facing open and shut perjury conviction, received nothing more than a cold shoulder from his already frigid wife. I started to think that too many presidents have gotten off scot-free for a few known and many never-reported offenses. I believe The Blob destroyed Nixon because of his 1972 rapprochement with Red China.

It is worth recalling that the U.S. did not have diplomatic relations with the Communists in Beijing because Washington only recognized the government of the Republic of China on the island of Taiwan where fervent anti-Communist and American-ally Chiang Kai-shek made his last stand against Mao Zedong’s Communists. Nixon’s meeting with Mao was especially shocking to the anti-Communist conservatives in the American government. Mao killed 45 million people during China’s Orwellian Great Leap Forward; and then there was the religious zeal of the Red Guards, a fanatic student mass paramilitary that existed from 1966 to 1976, a period which bracketed Nixon’s visit.

Did The Blob kill Kennedy?

I believe that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated because of his détente with the Soviet Union in the early 1960s, which included the first arms-control agreement of the Cold War and because 56-years ago Kennedy failed to provide heavy air cover and a wave of U.S. Marines behind the 1,000 Cuban exiles that landed on a strip of shoreline known as the Bay of Pigs. The CIA, who financed the landing and provided commanders, never forgave Kennedy for what they believed was a bloody betrayal.

Despite the massacre at the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy maintained a good relationship with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, while at the same time being despised by the CIA and the Joint Chiefs. More than half a century later, Trump openly talks about his hope of having good relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

I believe Trump faces these same powerful forces that destroyed Nixon and killed Kennedy. All three should have heeded President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who gave this warning on his last day in the Oval Office, January 17, 1961:

In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist.

I’ve never been a fan of Trump, mostly because he is too liberal and too big government. But I believe he is smart. There is at least one bit of evidence that Trump is becoming aware that he serves at the pleasure of The Blob. His enormous ego may have led him to think he could steer his destiny. But last week near the end of his first Joint Address to Congress, Trump extended an olive branch to America’s oligarchy in one sentence: “I am sending the Congress a budget that rebuilds the military, eliminates the Defense sequester and calls for one of the largest increases in national defense spending in American history.”

Is Trump’s fate sealed?

But the die may be cast. Obama’s participation in the political destruction of Trump is bad for the presidency and bad for the country. But Obama, who was a radically different president, is now a radically different former president. For 200 years former presidents have been loath to even criticize current presidents. Obama wants to overthrow one.

And while the script to The Donald’s demise reads more like William Shakespeare’s Richard III than the movie The Blob, it pleases Hollywood progressives to cast Trump as a monster.

And the loser is…

Hollywood’s hair-on-fire reaction to Trump’s victory has led to a more dreadful than usual Hollywood awards ceremonies where righteous indignation has spewed forth.

It’s difficult on a good night to watch limousine socialists in their diamonds and designer dresses. But this year has been the worst. All those beautiful people (on the outside) that read lines for a living but consider themselves “artists” are united in their loathing of Trump and, no doubt, the deplorables.

If they had the category for “Most Stupid” award, I would give it to the cast of “Stranger Things.” At the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January, they received the award for best ensemble in a drama series. David Harbour, who plays Chief Jim Hopper, was the spokesman for the other actors. According to the Los Angeles Times, Harbour gave an impassioned speech. I think it is more like an insane asylum speech but I will let you be the judge.

Alfred Hitchcock famously corrected an entertainment reporter: “I never said all actors are cattle,” said Hitchcock. “What I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”

The same can be said of the millions of Americans who are totally unaware of The Blob and will believe whatever charges are laid against Trump. I put the odds of Donald Trump being president in 18 months at no better than 50-50.

Yours in good times and bad,

— John Myers

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