I cannot even count the amount of times during the primaries and then the general election that we heard that Donald Trump was going to "shake up" Washington, the political establishment, the so-called elites and the mainstream media, and President Trump's inaugural speech pretty much put everyone one of the aforementioned groups on notice, he intended to do exactly that.
After that speech, Frank Luntz, an American political consultant, pollster, and "public opinion guru," highlighted what he found to be the "most impactful moments" of Trump's inaugural speech, which was when Trump stated "Because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another. But we are transferring power from Washington, D.C., and giving it back to you, the people."
The second moment Luntz highlights is when Trump said "What truly matters is not which party controls our government but whether our government is controlled by the people."
Luntz called that "powerful" and "speech perfection."
THE 'SHAKE UP' HAS COMMENCED
In his 10 days of his presidency, as I explain in the video at the end of this article, Trump has accomplished the majority of his Contract with the American Voter, which was supposed to be a 100 day action plan, showing exactly how serious he was when he said "We are not playing games. The work begins," on inauguration night.
In fact, Trump has moved so fast and so furiously the mainstream media, Democrats, social media giants and liberal snowflakes, quite literally didn't know what to attack first, what to complain about the loudest.... until his temporary ban on admitting refugees from a number of countries with high levels of terrorist activity.
Finally, something for all the political hacks to converge on.
So while the MSM gleefully reported Yates would not enforce a lawful order, conservatives and Trump supporters across the board waited for the inevitable, infamous Trump line, made famous from his former television show The Apprentice....."You're Fired," which of course came by way of a hand-delivered note by the White House Office of Personnel, to Yates, relieving her of duty.
What was made very clear by President Trump's replacement as the acting Attorney General, Dana J. Boente, in his statement on the Department of Justice website, is that the Executive Order Trump issued was "both lawful on its face and properly drafted," by the Office of Legal Counsel’s analysis, showing that Yates' attempt to thwart the President of the United States was nothing more than political posturing because she disagreed with the order.
On January 30, 2017, Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates issued a memorandum barring Department of Justice Attorney’s from presenting arguments in defense of the President’s January 27, 2017, Executive Order entitled “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States.” At approximately 9:00 p.m., I was asked by the President to serve in the capacity of Acting Attorney General. After having dedicated the last thirty-three years of my life to this Department, I am humbled and incredibly honored to serve as Acting Attorney General. Based upon the Office of Legal Counsel’s analysis, which found the Executive Order both lawful on its face and properly drafted, I hereby rescind former Acting Attorney General Sally Q. Yates January 30, 2017, guidance and direct the men and women of the Department of Justice to do our sworn duty and to defend the lawful orders of our President.
"It is a very simple proposition. Our Constitution vests all executive power — not some of it, all of it — in the president of the United States. Executive-branch officials do not have their own power. They are delegated by the president to execute his power. If they object to the president’s policies, their choice is clear: salute and enforce the president’s directives, or honorably resign. There is no third way."
While the Yates termination has been the subject of headlines all over the mainstream media, President Trump also replaced another Obama holdover, Daniel Ragsdale, who was acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) director, replacing him with Thomas D. Homan, who is a "is a 33-year veteran of law enforcement and has nearly 30 years of immigration enforcement experience," according to a statement made by Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly.
White House Spokesman Sean Spicer made the Trump administration's feelings quite clear yesterday when he told the press that that any bureaucrats that have a problem with Trump's EO, can "get with the program, or go."
We fully expect that the White House Office of Personnel will be very busy in the coming weeks typing out, then delivering, letters of termination.
HOLD ON TO YOUR SEATS SNOWFLAKES, THE 'MONDAY NIGHT MASSACRE' WAS JUST THE BEGINNING
While Trump supporters during the campaign were anxious to see that as president, Trump would, in fact, keep his promises to the American people, made while he was campaigning, last night's example of Sally Yates, followed by the Ragsdale's replacement as acting ICE director, shows that Trump is very aware that there is something equally important as keeping his campaign promises..... cleaning house of Obama partisan hacks.
Obama had eight years to fill positions with people that would push his ideology, but as Yates showed us conclusively yesterday, some will attempt to hinder the transition of not just a new President, but of a change in parties in control of the Executive Office.
Trump has managed to slow down the "leaks" from Congress, where RINOs and Democrats, whisper in the MSM's ears "anonymously" in order to prevent Trump from fulfilling his campaign promises, by simply leaving them out of the loop on details, as he did with his EO on the temporary ban on entrance to the U.S. from countries that are hotbeds of terrorist activity, until it was signed and implementation had begun.
Trump is going to need to clean house from the top down, removing all Obama holdovers from any position of power, and Congressional Senate Democrats need to get over the fact that they lost the White House, and are minorities in the Senate and the House of Representatives, because their chosen candidate lost the presidential election, and start confirming Trump's nominees, so that his administration can focus on doing the job he was elected to do.
The 26-person committee, with 14 Republicans and 12 Democrats, needed at least one Democrat to be in attendance for a vote to proceed.
"I think some of this is because they just don't like the president," said the head of the committee, GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah. "They have a right not to like the president — I happen to like the president very very much — but they really shouldn't treat dignified people who are willing to sacrifice to serve in the government."
Hatch also called the boycott "one of the most alarming things I have seen in my whole 40 years in the Senate" and said Democrats should "stop posturing and acting like idiots."
I am just waiting for them to sit down on the floor of Congress as Democratic reps did back in June 2016, when they didn't get their gun control bills, acting like spoiled brats. Really, do we as Americans want to see either members of the Senate or the House, looking like the image below?
President Trump is off to an astounding start as I detail in the video below, checking off promise after promise from his Contract with the American Voter, but right now, he needs to immediately identify and terminate all Obama holdovers that will work against the Trump administration for no other reason than partisanship, especially when our national security is at risk.
When one has a job, they are expected to do that job, whether they personally agree with it or not, or quit..... or fully expect the words "You're Fired" to be in their immediate future.