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Mick Mulvaney Takes Aim At Obamacare. Media Takes Aim At Mick Mulvaney.

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Chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is determined to knock out Obamacare once and for all — which would allow President Trump to finally realize at least one of the ambitions of the original Tea Party movement.

No wonder, then, that he is the subject of multiple hit pieces within hours of each other Wednesday morning in different left-wing outlets. One Mulvaney hit talks about how he’s allegedly splitting the Trump administration on his anti-Obamacare push. The other hit is just headlined “Is Mick Mulvaney terrible at his job?”

Fortunately, President Trump seems to be in step:

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Here’s Talking Points Memo explaining the machinations behind Wednesday’s Politico hit on Mulvaney:

“President Donald Trump’s Cabinet is not united behind the decision to go after Obamacare, with HHS Secretary Alex Azar and Attorney General William Barr — who now has to lead the charge — staunchly against the abrupt policy move.

According to a Tuesday Politico report, acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney is one of the primary driving forces behind the push to repeal it.

Azar reportedly thinks that the lack of Republican replacement plan makes the move fruitless, while Mulvaney thinks it will goad Congress into action.

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Now here’s “The Week” ranting about Mulvaney being “terrible at his job”:

Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney may still be “acting” for a good reason.

Mulvaney started his possibly temporary job on a low note, persuading President Trump to hold out on ending what turned out to be the longest government shutdown of all time. Now, he’s apparently leading Trump’s out-of-the-blue push to repeal ObamaCare — a move that doesn’t look too promising either, Politicoreports.

Mulvaney took over for Chief of Staff John Kelly in mid-December, and just a week later, the government was already in crisis mode. From his first days in office, Mulvaney had reportedly pushed Trump to refuse any budget deal that didn’t include border funding. Yet the subsequent shutdown dragged on, and when Mulvaney finally tried to convince Trump to make amends, Trump reportedly snapped, saying “You just f–ked it all up, Mick.”

Now, it seems Mulvaney is putting himself in another tricky spot. Channeling one of his biggest goals from his days as a South Carolina GOP congressmember, Mulvaney is reportedly behind Trump’s renewed effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Attorney General William Barr and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar are against the idea, three sources tell Politico.

Republicans in Congress, meanwhile, are just confused. They couldn’t repeal the law with a unified Congress in 2017, and now, with a Democratic-held House, it looks even less likely. Still, Mulvaney is reportedly convinced that a “bold stance would force Congress” to take action, Politico says. Read more about Mulvaney’s likely blunder at Politico. Kathryn Krawczyk

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The American Right Should Beware of Campaign Consultant Grifters

Some people want to make a quick buck with zero results to show for it.

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Heading into 2022 and 2024, America First operatives should be careful dealing with campaigns run by grifters. 

Patrick Clerbune of VDARE put out an informative post that serves as a warning to all about the rampant corruption within Republican political consultant outfits. 

He highlighted a Washington Post piece detailing how donors gave more than $8 million to Kim Klacik, a black woman running as a Republican candidate in Maryland’s 7th district. In reality, the money donated to Klacik’s campaign went straight to the fat pockets of political consultants who knew full well that she couldn’t win.

The Post went into further detail about this naked grifting opportunity:

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Her campaign is an example of how some consulting firms are profiting handsomely from Republican candidates who have robust appeal in today’s politically charged environment…

By the end of Klacik’s campaign, she would raise a staggering $8.3 million and pay nearly $3.7 million of it to Olympic Media, according to campaign finance filings.

For political veterans, this is nothing new under the sun. Political consultant parasites such as Karl Rove are notorious for enriching themselves by running failed campaigns and diverting resources from actual winnable races. Rove was also involved in the Georgia Senate dumpster fire, where the GOP dropped a whopping $1 billion and still ended up losing both seats. 

Pointing out how the managerial state is detrimental to all Americans, especially minorities, is one thing. But using failed ethnic pandering and running campaigns in districts that can never be won by Republicans is another. 

In the aforementioned case, Maryland’s 7th district has never gone Republican in its history and was the long-time home of Elijah Cummings from 1996 until his death in 2019. Democrat challenger Kweisi Mfume completely obliterated Klacik 74 to 25 in the 2020 general election. 

Intelligent nationalists would be wise to recognize that certain races are lost causes, which drain resources that could otherwise be allocated towards winnable campaigns. A large degree of skepticism should always be directed towards the political consultant class. Their money-making model does not always translate into electoral success.

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