"Keep looking for that drain plug Mr. President. The patriots and citizens are with you. Until we get this swampy place drained, all the reports in the world will do no good. Why? They won't go that final mile."
It happened again this week. With the IG report. Over 500 pages detailing how our number one law enforcement organization was biased in the 2016 election. And then one page of a "nothing burger" conclusion. For those who think we might have seen this movie before, we have. It was the James Comey report on the wrong doings of then candidate, (and SOS) Hillary Clinton. After describing every one of her legal missteps, Comey then gave her a pass by saying he did not believe she showed "intent".
What is the lesson to be learned from these two glaring examples? The swamp is a tough place to go that extra mile. How tough is it? The FBI, DOJ. IRS, NSA, you name it - they all roll up under the President. Yet, the President is powerless to clean house. These organizations have become like organic juggernauts. They are self sustaining, self perpetuating piles of protected cronyism. And this swamp is loaded to the gills with careerists and statists.
Meanwhile, as the swamp moves at a snail's pace to right many of the wrongs the Clintons have done, somehow it has moved into hyper-sonic speed in throwing poor old Paul Manifort in the clinker. What was he guilty of? Don't know. I guess I missed the trial. Or maybe there was not a trial at all. The judge decided he was a public threat because he did not register the right way to be an agent doing business with a foreign government. Of course, half of Washington probably did not do it the right way either. Better build lots more jails.
Why is it so hard to right the ship of state in Washington? I am sure that question goes through the mind of our President each and every day. I know he is as frustrated as the rest of us. BTW - did you know that one of the things which came out in the 500 page report had to do with Hillary's illegal server? That a bunch of classified memos were printed off from Tony the Weiner man's laptop? And they sat there for a month in a un-secured location? If I had done that while serving as a Naval Officer, I would have had my room and board paid for many years while living in a prison in Kansas.
The DOJ seems to operate the same year after year. It does not matter if Holder is the AG, Lynch, or now Sessions. Even though justice is suppose to be blind, it appears that some peeking has been going on, as well as laying a thumb on the scale of fairness. Honest, hard working citizens are getting sick and tired of seeing only the well healed and connected get a pass, where as the rest are held to the rules we willingly obey.
It is my hope that this President can stay strong. Each day, every day, the swamp dwellers hound him. He is a menace to their bog. The hardest thing about fighting the swamp? The dwellers who live there wear so many different hats. Democrats, establishment Republicans, the lap dog media, and so forth.
Keep looking for that drain plug Mr. President. The patriots and citizens are with you. Until we get this swampy place drained, all the reports in the world will do no good. Why? They won't go that final mile.