Webb: Drain the swamp

Webb: Drain the swamp
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Brought to you by the Democrats. It was successful campaign messaging for President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump nominates Jeffrey Rosen to replace Rosenstein at DOJ McCabe says ‘it’s possible’ Trump is a Russian asset McCabe: Trump ‘undermining the role of law enforcement’ MORE and the Republicans. It’s an ongoing effort by many, especially in the conservative wing of the Republican Party, where fiscal policy and regulatory reform combine to free America from the shackles of an overreaching federal government. Now Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerGOP Green New Deal stunt is a great deal for Democrats National emergency declaration — a legal fight Trump is likely to win House Judiciary Dems seek answers over Trump's national emergency declaration MORE (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Trump, Dems open drug price talks | FDA warns against infusing young people's blood | Facebook under scrutiny over health data | Harris says Medicare for all isn't socialism Dems think they're beating Trump in emergency declaration battle Steve King asks for Congressional Record correction over white supremacist quote MORE (D-Calif.), who have been in Washington for decades, have stated they want to drain the swamp. Bluntly, their history demonstrates that this is laughable at best.

There are other players in the swamp that don’t want it drained, and not all of them American. Other nations seek influence and there are a variety of methods to achieve that. 


China is a primary player and that is evident in their theft of intellectual property plus their quiet ownership of much in the technological sector. Russia is another big player and we see that with the under-reported story of the influence peddler former Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. He championed Russian efforts and worked on both sides of the political aisle. 

We should not ignore the European Union and attempts — especially by the French and German governments — to advance their European socialist democracy agenda, which cannot work with a strong American economy. As history demonstrates, America threatens socialism because of our ability to influence other nations and cultures with free market success.

The energy producers in the Middle East whether Shiite or Sunni have felt the pinch, and a significant one, with the Trump administration’s unleashing of American energy. The OPEC cartel is seeking to reassert themselves on the world’s energy market. The fact that the U.S. dollar is the reserve currency and the U.S. banking system the path to much of the world is more than a thorn in their side.

At first the Obama Democrats, the holdovers into the current administration and their resistance partners led by Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Roger Stone invokes gag order in new fundraiser MORE and the Clinton acolytes used the Russian collusion narrative. What they didn’t expect was a president who would fight back even when many Republicans failed to stand with him publicly. When the “pussy hat” march and the various gender-based attacks did not work, leftists went looking for any woman who could claim something against Trump in order to weaken him.

Quietly there is resistance, which does include some Republicans stonewalling the administration’s buildup of necessary personnel. In spite of this, the administration has been successful in areas like the federal courts at a pace that’s faster than former President Obama’s administration was. 

What has naturally occurred in our society due to cultural factors has become an opening for Democrats and the left to gain political power. This new thought process began in church on Mother’s Day and a conversation I have had with my mother for some time. 

Many smaller churches, no matter the denomination, have seen a drop in membership because of a natural intermingling of the last two generations. Jew marries gentile, Catholic marries Methodist and so on. This is not a negative but it demonstrates a natural social evolution that becomes a challenge for those who wish to divide America into ethnic boxes. 

Society, culture and politics often have parallels and intersections that are part of a larger picture and become more obvious when we climb to 30,000 feet and examine. Sometimes we are too close to the forest to see through the trees, or in this case, too close to the swamp.

The Democratic Party promotes that they are all for cultural equality. They really see the natural blending of cultures and ethnicities as a threat to their divide-and-conquer strategy. Fewer and fewer in the millennial generation are automatically accepting their place in the Democratic Party by default. That many have gone far to the left on the socialist front, as in Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders campaign reports raising M in less than a day The Memo: Bernie Sanders’s WH launch sharpens ‘socialist’ question Gillibrand uses Trump Jr. tweet to fundraise MORE (I-Vt.) supporters, or those who consider communism to be cool is not reflective of the rest of the country.

Step outside the dense urban and liberal quarters and there is an entire nation that has core American values and will not easily be diverted from them. An old adage speaks to the liberalism of youth and the conservatism of adulthood. This remains and may even be getting stronger in spite of the Democrats’ best efforts. 

If the cultural elements that fracture in one way but yet intermingle our communities is natural, it is a positive for America. We are stronger because we combine our unique features to overcome our differences and find more in common than not. This is a threat to globalist political thought and ethnic control. 

Drain the swamp of all the bad elements listed above and more. The global left fears individualism. The right should respect individualism and even when there is not agreement it is still far better than groupthink.

Webb is host of “The David Webb Show” on SiriusXM Patriot 125, a Fox News contributor and a frequent television commentator. His column appears twice a month in The Hill.