Friday, July 28, 2017

The Beltway Culture Created Scaramucci, and Deserves Him

Reminiscent of an Old Wild West Saloon Gunslinger Showdown About to Go Down....

If you didn’t cringe a little reading about Anthony Scaramucci’s phone call to Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker, I don’t know about you. But the Beltway culture created Anthony Scaramucci, and deserves him.

Ryan Lizza is a left-wing writer for a left-wing publication, which cares about nothing more than destroying the Trump presidency. He would sooner cut off his own right arm than lift a finger to stop White House leaks. White House leaks are his lifeblood. I’ve been on my own share of calls from foul-mouthed people who thought they could intimidate me into doing something I had no intention of doing. You just shake your head and think to yourself, “Does this guy really think what he’s doing is going to work?” And yet, as absurd as this whole spectacle is, the Beltway crowd is 100 percent responsible for the fact that it’s happening. 

If Scaramucci runs roughshod over the entire city, firing people left and right, and scaring the bejeezus out of everyone, it will be precisely because of the way Washington has operated for far too long. It was inevitable that we would one day elect a president who wasn’t going to put up with it, and if his team wouldn’t respect that, would turn loose a bull in a china shop like Anthony Scaramucci to deal with it. And the polished, refined, oh-so-proper veterans of the Beltway scene are resisting what’s right with everything they’ve got.

The Washington leak culture is every bit the abomination Trump believes it to be. He has a hard time being taken seriously in the press because they’re the ones who benefit from the leaks, but he’s absolutely correct. What Donald Trump has found himself with is a staff that can’t be trusted to do what they’re supposed to do. They’re not supposed to leak? They don’t care. They leak anyway. “Don’t use my name because I’m not supposed to be talking to you.” No. You’re not. And you assured your boss that he could trust you and that you would not engage in such talking. But you lied. 

The media, which is obviously delighted by the prevalence of such behavior, is protecting dishonest people while attaching heroic-sounding descriptions like “whistleblower,” when in fact these people are simply traitors – not in the sense of legal treason, but in the sense that you’re going behind the back of the person you’re supposed to work for and knifing him, all the while collecting your paycheck and putting on a show of being loyal.

So into this rat’s nest comes Anthony Scaramucci, who brings neither couth nor decorum. He is going to cause a massive upheaval of the White House staff and of the Beltway culture, all because the people Trump asked to solve this problem instead decided to continue being a part of the problem.

Scaramucci strikes me as the sort of person you would never want to deal with if you could help it. And I couldn’t be happier that Donald Trump has unleashed him on Washington D.C.  They deserve it!

* Excerpted with permission from Dan Calabrese's Article @ Best of Cain