Uncommon Sense

January 31, 2017

Trump’s Advisors Strategies

Why all of the furor? Why all of the teeth gnashing? Most of President Trump’s executive orders are toothless, but the immigration ban is not only equipped with teeth, but it is patently illegal, violating not only our own laws but international agreements that are very fundamental to who we are as a people (Geneva Conventions, etc.). So, is the new administration that incompetent or is there another game being played?

Ah, this makes sense. If you combine the slowness with which the new administration is placing people into positions in the government, they are now, by their immigration actions, smoking out those who will act to oppose their will later, so they can be culled. Keeping many agencies short on manpower and/or short on leadership will weaken those agencies, a longstanding goal of the GOP being to create “smaller government.” Finding out the identity of potential opponents in government positions for culling … priceless!

Oh, why do I imply that this strategy is of Mr. Trump’s advisors? Simple. Mr. Trump is not bright enough to have pulled this off himself.


  1. And they’re also finding out what exactly happens if they ignore court orders.


    Comment by List of X — January 31, 2017 @ 12:41 pm | Reply

    • To them personally, they do not care, as nothing really happens. They achieve their aims and their agenda in the aftermath, and so what if they were “a little disorganized” at the moment. Also, they are paying off on election promises that will be reversed by the courts so the fact that the changes aren’t permanent is not their fault.

      On Tue, Jan 31, 2017 at 12:41 PM, Class Warfare Blog wrote:



      Comment by Steve Ruis — January 31, 2017 @ 12:47 pm | Reply

      • What I mean is that they feel like the courts aren’t as strong as we think they are, they’re just going to lay down the policy without even a pretense of regard to Congress or the Constitution.


        Comment by List of X — January 31, 2017 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

      • To give an example, issue an executive order that abortion is now illegal, or an order that the US-born children of illegal immigrants can be stripped of their citizenship or will not be given it in the future.


        Comment by List of X — January 31, 2017 @ 7:35 pm | Reply

  2. Your thinking is along the same lines as I’ve been thinking. I think this whole immigration EO is a big diversion. Well, maybe not diversion. More like a test. At any rate here’s an article you might be interested in:

    View at Medium.com

    and also this one:



    Comment by Ruth — January 31, 2017 @ 1:50 pm | Reply

  3. The incompetence is breathtaking.


    Comment by john zande — January 31, 2017 @ 2:54 pm | Reply

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