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DESTROY THE PRESIDENT AT ALL COSTS!

Rush Limbaugh pointed out that the Establishment (aka the Swamp) cannot allow Trump to succeed. They must oppose him at every turn. If he succeeds, he will demonstrate that Establishment politicians were too stupid to solve the problems or didn't actually want to solve the problems facing America. For example, after nearly 80 years of conducting our so-called War on Poverty, how close are we to winning it?

Actually, we're going backwards. The programs implemented to solve problems created worse problems. For example, some of our biggest economic and social problems in America relate to single-parent families and children without dads. But welfare policies penalized impoverished women for having the father in the home, so in some inner cities now 80% of all children are born into single-parent homes. When the War on Poverty began, African-American families were among the strongest, but not anymore. Welfare reform passed by the Republican-controlled Congress was based on principles that could have fixed many of the welfare system's problems, but bureaucrats and liberal politicians clearly did not want them fixed.

In theory, welfare recipients were required, if they wanted welfare, to accept a low-paying job or internship or to seek training to prepare for a job. They were given 7 years to prepare to end their welfare dependence and were provided child care funding, tuition for training, and other support to achieve that. So, what occurred?

In the first few years welfare dropped in about half because many recipients apparently did not want to comply and voluntarily gave up their benefits, raising questions about whether they ever really qualified. Then the numbers started rising again, and rising and rising. Many of those who pretended to comply were practicing very effective passive resistance. They showed up for classes but refused to cooperate with the instructors. I was on the board of directors of one of the contractors assigned to provide training. Most of our employees were liberal Democrats, but our trainers reported to us that they were unable to even teach their trainees how to answer a business phone correctly in order to work as a receptionist. Obviously, the trainees could have learned that if they really wanted to, but they were just there attending class to keep their benefits going.

Meanwhile, 7 years, 8 years and 9 years passed. The state welfare bureaucracy in Democrat-controlled Washington State serves as an example of why reform didn't work. I interviewed a regional welfare director 10 years after reform was passed. During that time not ONE (1, uno, adeen) recipient in the state had yet been kicked off welfare, no matter the level of their non-compliance -- including those able-bodied individuals who were just sitting at home watching TV the entire time.

Meanwhile, welfare fraud is rampant, and the new programs such as child care for working moms have provided more opportunities to defraud the government. I know one mom who never qualified for child care but according to very reliable but second-hand (hearsay) evidence from her mother and sister, she defrauded the government to the tune of about $50,000 because no one bothers to check EVER if the children's father is in the home and providing additional money to support the family. The regional welfare director also informed me that they are forbidden from asking any applicants about their legal status.

Another reason such problems have never been fixed is that any effort to do so immediately encounters opposition and political attack not just from the Democratic Party but also from the liberal media. We have witnessed to what degree the media currently acts more like the propaganda department of the Democratic Party. The percentage of negative stories about Trump outnumber positive stories 9:1. Their sources are mostly anti-Trump sources, with a few supporters thrown in towards the bottom half of the story. The framing and tone of most stories are almost always negative. And some of the subjects getting major play are absurd and would NEVER have been employed against a Democratic president, such as, would Trump have REALLY gone into the school to try to stop the gunman? Would Obama? Would 90% of our politicians? But how do the media stop the Republicans from passing reform? Because they are also politicians and many Republican politicians are very stuck in the swamp along with the Democrats. They will not challenge the liberal media as has Trump. They enjoy excellent salaries (despite their declarations of poverty) and lush benefits too much.

The media have their own reasons why they MUST destroy Trump. 1) Most of the newspapers have lost 2/3 of their advertising because of the internet. The other traditional news media are also losing revenue, and I have published a couple of book chapters recently showing evidence that TV has now hit the economic "tipping point" that newspapers hit about 12 years ago. All of the traditional news media are struggling to prove their value to their remaining followers. But if they focus all their resources on Trump and fail to destroy him, their efforts will totally backfire. Their readers and viewers will eventually realize that the media were just blowing smoke and all of the smoke they are blowing is just a failed con.

2) WikiLeaks already demonstrated how pitiful the traditional media were in uncovering or reporting the facts. Four years after Obama, Hillary, Susan Rice and others openly lied about the circumstances surrounding Benghazi, only WikiLeaks finally forced them to very weakly admit it -- and still totally underplayed it. Obama may not have defeated Mitt Romney if the mainstream media had done their job. Their lies in 2012 were much more effective than any Russian effort in 2016. Conservative media that the Democrats and the liberal media like to link to "fake news" were reporting the Benghazi story quite accurately within a couple weeks after the event. It was the first time I had gone to some of those websites. I could see that some were not done very professionally and communicated with one that they needed to comply better with journalistic norms. I am pleased to see now that they have. But, regardless, they presented the basic facts of the story that the Democrats and liberal media denied for four more years.

About 6 months after the election, CBS TV investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson finally started reporting the truth about Benghazi. The Administration and the liberal media, including the New York Times, condemned her reporting. She sued the government for hacking her computer to undermine her efforts. But it was the opposition from her own network that finally caused her to quit her job and go independent. If you go back and review her reporting, it too was spot on, but the other media kept covering for the Obama administration. (See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharyl_Attkisson)

Last year I made the statement and still believe it to be true that during the 2016 election WikiLeaks became the most credible news source in the world. Notice to what degree the media and the Democrats are trying to destroy WikiLeaks at the same time they are trying to destroy Trump, doing their best to link them both to the Russians. After more than a year of frantic efforts, they have not proven their case against either one. However, regardless of how WikiLeaks secured the documents, the Democrats never denied any of the thousands of important revelations WikiLeaks exposed during the 2016 campaign. In fact, the liberal media and the Democrats did their best to simply ignore those revelations.

Probably most Democratic voters are hardly aware of all the emails and memos WikiLeaks exposed, showing deceitful efforts by Democrats regarding Benghazi, the Democratic Party's sabotage of Bernie Sanders' campaign, and many other important issues. With the media's ongoing and relentless attack on Trump, they are essentially doubling down. If their efforts fail this time, and considering their weakening economic status, many of them will soon be closing their doors. Very few of them have achieved any significant success in moving their advertising and subscription base online. If they fail to "expose" Trump as some kind of devil, they will fail to demonstrate any reason for their audience to follow them over the cliff.

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