Washington D.C. – Survival of the fittest


 

Wolf Management 101 – Guest post by Mustang

 

Washington is a pack of wolves.  There are several species of wolf, of course … but for simplicity sake, let’s just pretend there are only a few.  Nevertheless, despite different species, all wolves behave in the same way.  They are hunters looking to bring down and consume the weakest of their prey.

How we perceive these wolves is interesting.  For example, if one happens to be a western rancher who suffers the loss of one of his cattle, it makes perfect sense that this westerner would form a low opinion of wolves —but no matter what the rancher thinks, the truth is that the wolf is pure of heart.  He is only doing what wolves do.  A wolf pack may have killed and eaten a cow, but it did not break into the rancher’s house and steal his stereo or his wife’s jewelry.

We may apply the same analogy to describe Washington’s beltway shenanigans, where there are several species of wolves (Democrats, Republicans, Independents, journalists, lobbyists, bureaucrats).  They too are pure of blackest heart —seeking out the weakest of their prey.  I can even hear howling in the background.

This leads me to wonder, if Donald Trump has a mission to drain the swamp, and if he understands that the swamp is populated with wolves, why isn’t he arming himself?

  • Even supposing that Jeff Sessions resigns as Attorney General, does Mr. Trump imagine there will be no consequences from Sessions’ friends, allies, or even those of another political species who hates Sessions guts but sees an advantage in attacking Trump?  Is Mr. Trump so starved for attention?
  • Even supposing it is true that CNN and MSNBC behave themselves as something less than journalists, does Trump enhance his position, or detract from it, by hounding these people as news fakers?  (For the record, I can’t think of anything lower on the food chain than a journalist).  Why not starve the news fakers to death rather than giving them something to feast on every single day?
  • One must also wonder how to deal with wolves most effectively.  Is it by behaving as they do, running around baying at the moon, or by using high caliber weapons to dispatch them into wolf Valhalla?

There is something of Mr. Trump that we just don’t need: a daily dose of school-yard immaturity.  But there is also much about Trump that this country desperately needs —and why he was elected to the nation’s highest office.  We need him to address the wolves because they have become far too over-populated, because that is what Mr. Trump promised to do, and why the people elected him.  If he has a problem with Jeff Sessions, address it privately, as a gentleman, and then get on with the business of state-craft.

I understand that we can’t allow Mr. Trump to actually shoot these wolves, but he can damn-well starve them to death.  I hope he’s reading Bunkerville and thus gaining such phenomenal free advice.

Note: Mustang has two blogs where he spins some exceptional tales. Wander over to: Thoughts From Afar  and  Fix Bayonets

 

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13 Responses to “Washington D.C. – Survival of the fittest”

  1. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing-29 July 2017 – Br Andrew's Muses Says:

    […] Washington D.C. – Survival of the fittest […]

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  2. The Weekly Headlines – My Daily Musing Says:

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  3. Ed Bonderenka Says:

    I haven’t talked to anyone who seems to understand the Trump / Sessions issue.
    People say bring in Guilianni.
    Guilianni says Sessions was right to recuse.
    Many want to think better of Trump and stretch to find reason behind his action.
    I do. But I think petulance is also a reason.
    Poor management.
    Does Andrew McCarthy have Russian connections?
    If not, bring him in.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I think at this point he is basically saying screw you – I think his frustration level is getting the better of him. I am as well, but it will get only worse if he thinks getting Session to resign will make things better. He needs to keep his fingers in his pocket.

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  4. the unit Says:

    Well, “if you don’t use it, you’ll lose it.” 🙂

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I suppose!

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  5. Hootin' Anni Says:

    From my point of view, here of late, is that Mr. Trump is running his office like his ‘reality TV show, the Apprentice’.. [and his unstable appointees]..You’re fired. So many lame-brain moves lately. I would like to see some semblance in his administration before I make any solid opinions of what or what is NOT. Y’know?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I share your analysis. Time will tell just how bad this will get. Why not more attention after all these months not on the Dems and all their nonsense?

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  6. Simply Linda Says:

    Politics is not for the faint of heart. Sessions deserves to be called out, just not so public, unfort. Obamas folks are still in and he really cant perform his duties. I bet he is overwhelmed, just ask for help already is what I scream. at the TV. Oh wait, I do believe Gingrich and Giulani are heading that way. The President and Sessions better make up and fast, fire Rosenstein and Mueller. It might look bad in the short term, but for pete’s sake, enough of this fake Russia crud..

    Politics is a nasty, nasty game. On the other hand, I am loving “Mooch” and taking no prisoners, about time. DRAIN.THE.SEWER. (LOL)

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Looks like Sessions is going to start some investigations of the other side. Yep, don’t know the purpose of Trump’s rant yesterday. I just wonder of “Mooch” didn’t rev Trump up. Better to sooth his nerves. I just don’t like Mooch’s politics… no conservative is he.

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      • Simply Linda Says:

        no, but he is a rapid bulldog, and I like that…take no prisoners concerning the press. I am glad Mooch is cleaning house though. I read that Trump had a short talk with Sessions, they just need to air it out and get on it. DRAINTHESEWER starting with Reince, and Jared who is a diehard democrat. I would even say Bannon. He has way to many Obama leftovers there too. I think he is finding out that draining whatever is proving hard to do.

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  7. Mustang Says:

    Thank you for your kind note, Bunks …

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thank you!

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