Bob Bell: Is ‘get Trump’ the only goal for the swamp that runs government?



It is disheartening to watch the political spectacle of “Get Trump at any cost “going on in this country right now. His opponents, mostly Democrats, have weaponized the Department of Justice, pressured state governments to file charges, impeached him on frivolous issues, and attacked his businesses with boycotts by putting pressure on organizations to not use his facilities, such as golf courses.

Their goal is to destroy Donald Trump so he can’t win the presidency again. That is obvious, but is that all they hope to accomplish? 

There is a cabal of professional politicians, major donors, high-paid government employees, government contractors, mainstream media, and political families who all work toward the same goal, to gain power so they can enrich themselves and each other at government expense. 

When Donald Trump moved into the White House, he didn’t play along because he wasn’t part of the cabal and didn’t need their help or money. So, he took them on. Even Republicans like Sen. Mitch McConnell didn’t want him there because their sweetheart deal was at risk. The problem was, however, they were afraid to attack him due to his large and passionate base of average Americans.

If you look closely, you will see that many members of Congress, both Republican and Democrat, come into office with a moderate net worth, but soon become millionaires on a $174,000/year salary? Is there any other group of people with that kind of financial success?

Businesspeople, such as Trump, don’t govern like political people. They see a problem and find the best way to fix it. Political people see a problem and find ways to exploit it politically and to enrich themselves and their friends. You know: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”

A big issue Trump had in this regard was he took over a federal government with a bloated staff of long-term, overpaid employees. If he fired the entrenched bureaucrats, who would he hire to run all those government agencies? We are talking about hundreds of thousands of people we need for essential government services. It is tough to run an organization when the employees don’t want you there.

It seems the ultimate goal is to warn non-political class people against running for president. The message is, if you get elected, they will destroy you politically, personally, and financially, and they’ll do the same to your family and associates. How do we get good, honest people to run for president if they have to deal with these kinds of attacks on their reputation, finances, and family?

So, it appears the goal is not just to get Trump, but to protect the cabal, allowing them to continue to enrich themselves with our tax dollars. I am not sure how we fix this if we don’t get out and vote for the right people, and then back them up when they get elected.

I worry that our government and our way of life are at risk. The government agencies we relied on such as the FBI, the DOJ and public health departments seem to have been politically compromised by the cabal. It appears our politicians are becoming a ruling class rather than public servants. This puts us on the path to becoming a banana republic.

We need to reelect Donald Trump or somebody like him to restore our government to be “of the people and for the people.”

We do that by being politically active. To quote Plato, “One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors,” or in our case, ruled by the cabal.

Bob Bell is a civil engineer who ran for House in 2012 and is the author of Oh No! We’re Gonna Die Too: More Humorous Tales of Close Calls in Alaska’s Wilderness. His fourth book, “A Regular American Guy,” which is at the printer and will be available later this fall on Amazon and in bookstores.


    • Whatever you think Trump has done is nothing compared to what Biden, Pelosi, Shumer, Fauci and others are doing or have done as well. I would rather mean, aggressive Trump be in charge of this country than the elderly dementia zombie trapsing around the oval office sniffing the curtains and getting money from China and Ukraine. I’m sorry but this is a severe case of elder abuse and the media and left thinks its, ok?

        • Nope. I don’t.
          Oh, and when did your name become Michael Haase? I was not asking some leftist troll, I was asking Michael Haase.

          • As usual, your comments go over everyone’s head. Don’t mistake a lack of willingness to play, solely so you can play your fiddle with an empty argument. We’re on to you. So in fact, you DO know.

          • To be fair, the case against him in Miami for mishandling classified evidence is not good.

            It looks very much like he attempted to obstruct justice by denying a grand jury subpoena.

            A career Army officer I know said he would be looking at life in Leavenworth if convicted of what Trump is accused of. His opinion is the higher up one goes, the greater the level of responsibility, and the greater the punishment if convicted.

            Since I never served I’m taking his word for it. Others may see it differently.

            The important thing to remember, however, is it only goes downhill for prosecution after an indictment is issued.

            No defense is allowed, no representation for the projected defendant, no scrutiny of the evidence. It’s like you just washed your car. Pretty and shiny til it gets out on the road.

            Jack Smith has a track record of such. Hell of an impressive indictment. Torn to shreds in cross examination/appeals.

            Everything else he’s been hit with are basically ticky tac harassment jokes.

      • I agree, with regard to Biden we have not seen any evidence of an illegal act on his part. If I have overlooked this evidence please feel free to provide a link to it.

    • If we are on the path to a banana republic, we would have overlooked Trump’s many crimes because of who he was/is.

  1. The more entrenched politicians (like in the pic accompanying this column) scream and yell about how horrible Trump is, the more I like Trump.
    Seriously, take a look at the politicians that are most strident in their hatred of Trump. And then try to name a single thing they have actually accomplished, aside from lining their pockets. No cheating… (not that it would help with most of them).
    Pretty much across the board, the loudest anti-Trump politicians have done nothing. They co-sponsored a few bills, and sponsored even less. How many of the sponsored/co-sponsored bills even made it out of committee?
    Bet you will have a really hard time identifying any accomplishments from the overwhelming majority of the Trump haters without using doing a lot of research.
    I do not care whether you love or hate Donald Trump, but when the politicians that have done nothing of any significance over a multi-decade career are the ones shouting loudest, one has to wonder why?

    • The more they yell, the less I like them all. Trump included.

      Sadly, these are the choices we’re gonna have to pick from.

  2. Of course not. The Swamp wants to rule us all. And go get rid of as many of us as possible along the way.

    Getting rid of Trump is part of the process. He’s in their way like we are.

    • Are you referring to another of Trump’s failures in draining the swamp? By reference you must agree he failed.

      • You are kinda glad Trump wasn’t really a dictator like you were led to believe, aren’t you? If he were, he could have fired/harassed/indicted all those he didn’t think should be in the swamp…kind of like the swamp is now doing to him. But he wasn’t a dictator. Thus, some promises he could not keep under the Constitution.
        That’s like saying, “Mayor Bronson has done nothing about homelessness in Anchorage!!!” Considering practically ANYthing Bronson says is met with 180 degree opposition, you can now say Bronson has failed. It’s a short argument, Fannie. Many of us see through it.

  3. This started when Obama demanded a loyalty pledge, or you were out. Trumps wins this next time heads better roll. These swamp creatures have proven they aren’t again of the base.

    Republicans have become a do nothing group of don’t rock the boat. We need firebrands that will actively take on the bureaucrats entrenched in government agencies.

    • “This started when Obama demanded a loyalty pledge……..”
      This started that moment during the 2016 debate when Hillary said that she was thankful that Trump was not in charge of the law in this country, and Trump replied, “Because you’d be in jail.” It was immediately after that debate when Hillary came up with the Russiagate plan, pitting her most hated adversaries (Putin and Trump) against each other. She, and many others in the Swamp knew then, that not only was their control in jeopardy, they might even be prosecuted for their crimes. This included Republicans. They immediately went on offense, and they haven’t stopped. Their goal is to destroy him. In their zeal, they might end up destroying the world with nuclear war and economic collapse.

    • Considering that the above mentioned Democrats can’t even spell “Law & Order” much less actual have any interest in enforcing it, where does that leave you???
      As your claimed handle of true independence, it doesn’t appear to gall you that the likes of Joe & Hunter or Bob and that democrat fellow with the money in his freezer during Katrina, seem “the price to pay to doing business”, but your lax attitude doesn’t extend to ALL politicians and you cheer the twisting of facts to get the guy you simply do not like.
      Not sure who the real conmen are here……

  4. Bob Bell … Spot-On article here (Dad would be impressed too!). it’s a common topic today, I hear from many respectable Statesmen voicing their concerns, on a more and more frequent basis. The double-standard and weaponization is blatant and egregious! Surprisingly, we don’t seem to hear much from our elected leaders … I wonder why?
    Unfortunately, given today’s ever changing social construct, I can’t help but believe we are in a very dangerous – hostile – unforgiving situation that, will most likely, be egged-on by nefarious and unscrupulous Gov’t Agency Actors, seeking for a “kinetic” reaction from the passionate base.

  5. Reminds me of the following exchange from A Man for All Seasons:

    “William Roper: “So, now you give the Devil the benefit of law!”

    Sir Thomas More: “Yes! What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?”

    William Roper: “Yes, I’d cut down every law in England to do that!”

    Sir Thomas More: “Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country is planted thick with laws, from coast to coast, Man’s laws, not God’s! And if you cut them down, and you’re just the man to do it, do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake!”
    ― Robert Bolt, A Man for All Seasons: A Play in Two Acts

    The other way to say this is that democrats really aren’t gonna enjoy playing under their new rules. Cheers –

    • During the time when the Intellect really were Intelligent and they Read and read often. That’s too much critical thinking for me to not get lost. When one comes across a truly intelligent person today you admire them, rare. School the last 120 years didn’t teach the generations how to be intelligent. It came to a child through parents who often read aloud and were also God-fearing, and the parents had knowledge of the world and the Word.

  6. Supporting a guy who was determined to be a fraudster and rapist by a judge is beyond my comprehension. Not to mention his multitude of other crimes. I am sure its because of my small moderate republican brain. Years ago there was a significant effort to convict Al Capone at all costs, getting Trump is not any different. Surely there has to be a more honorable republican candidate.

    • Please link to where Trump was “ determined to be a rapist”. Amuse me.

      Stop trying to conflate history. You’re no good at it. Not your fault if you had a public school education.

      • Wouldn’t let me post link. Google following headline:

        Judge clarifies: Yes, Trump was found to have raped E. Jean Carroll

        • Read the article. She got five million because she said she was abused in a department store in 1995 or 1996 (she apparently could not remember how long ago), almost 30 years ago by Trump. Asked on its verdict sheet whether Carroll, 79, had proven “by a preponderance of the evidence” that “Mr. Trump raped Ms. Carroll,” the nine-person jury checked the box that said “no.”
          And there we have it. But it is easy, far too easy, to say, “He raped me/her.” That female privilege strikes again, huh! I don’t excuse Trump’s behavior, and I am sure Fannie has never done anything foul 30 years ago either, but racing to “rape” is SUCH a disservice to women who were actually raped. I hope you’ll agree….for the women in our lives.

  7. Electing someone like Donald Trump or someone like him is a short term goal. The real change to turn around America lies in every American’s heart including the unbelievers of God’s Word and mockers of His Grace not just how many believers repent to turn our own apostolic churches around. We are all in the redemption of America together.

  8. Charles Colson he say it better cause he smarter than me “Where is the hope? I meet millions who tell me that they feel demoralized by the decay around us. Where is the hope? The hope that each of us have is not in who governs us (like not in Donald Trump or Desantis), or what laws are passed, or what great things that we do as a nation. Our hope is in the power of God working through the hearts of people, and that’s where our hope is in this country; that’s where our hope is in life.” -Charles Colson.

    So we vote for the leaders who be most reflective on protecting the laws and institutions set up of America but also understand Trump and leaders such as those aren’t our savior to America future. Our leadership and todays public weren’t around when America was founded to watch the nation being founded by men of God and its laws and institutions built on God’s Word. Our continued future is determined if America do what the split Isreal kingdoms of Samaria and Judah needed to do repent, throw its idols and foreign gods away, and turn back to God. But we aren’t Isreal that was brought back, if America fall we fall like any other empire splintered and broken up into smaller new kingdoms that’s what I think since we are a Gentile nation. In Jeremiah 29 it says wherever we are and whatever happens from my own understanding of “Build houses and settle down; plant gardens and eat what they produce. Marry and have sons and daughters; find wives for your sons and give your daughters in marriage, so that they too may have sons and daughters. Increase in number there; do not decrease. Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I (the Lord says) have carried you into exile. Pray to the Lord for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper.” and “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. (With all our hearts). I will be found by you,” declares the Lord,”

  9. It no longer matters who is elected. The deep state is: non-elected federal, state and local public sector employees. The State of AK has 23% of employees in the state as public sector. That is the largest in the US. Every time we spend more money on something, form another committee, etc. these union grows.

    Doesn’t matter who is elected!!

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