Change is coming

The God-Emperor Ascendant’s Fist prepares the legislative troops for the long march:

Vice President-elect Mike Pence told House Republicans in a closed-door meeting Thursday to be ready to move a lot of legislation next year.

“We’re going to move an agenda” focused on rebuilding the military and improving the economy, Pence told reporters after the meeting.

In his remarks to House Republicans, Pence talked about how he and the new administration wanted members to “buckle up,” and get ready for a speedy start on policy. He also solicited suggestions for candidates to fill administration posts.

“Donald Trump is a man of action and we’re counting on you,” Pence said, according to Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady. The Texas Republican said that Pence mentioned a tax overhaul and Obamacare, but didn’t get into specifics.

Pence, a former House member himself, returned to the U.S. Capitol Thursday to visit with House Republicans. He also met with top Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. Pence’s closed-door meeting with Speaker Paul Ryan and other House Republicans reflected his vital role helping President-elect Trump forge a relationship with Congress. His visit was squeezed in even as Pence is overseeing the building of a Trump administration, a transition effort seen as marked by infighting.

Pence didn’t mention Trump’s campaign promise to build a wall on the Mexican border, according to Representative Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania. But Pence said the transition is “going fantastic” and that Trump is methodically selecting his Cabinet positions, Barletta said.

Representative Chris Collins of New York, who was appointed by the transition team as its congressional liaison, said Pence also told lawmakers one of Trump’s top priorities was taking a deep dive through President Barack Obama’s executive orders. “We applaud that,” he said. “He will be reversing many of them.”

The Democrats are, without question, going to squeal like pigs being butchered and plead everything from “time-honored tradition” to racism, including appeals to the very customs they have blithely ignored in the very recent past. It is now readily apparent that this is not going to do them any good whatsoever, as the God-Emperor Ascendant has made it abundantly clear that he does not care in the slightest what the media or the SJW Left might have to say about him. Of course, I doubt he cares very much what we have to say either, except in that we are a more accurate guide to the current conceptual trends.

As I mentioned to Brian Greenberg on his show last night, Trump simply isn’t going to be impressed when they accuse his lieutenants and appointees of racism, hate crimes, crimethink, and small furry animal-molesting, because they have accused him of all the same things. My prediction: the conservative media will be licking his boots and hailing him as the next Reagan by October. The mainstream media will fall in line within a year after that, simply to avoid looking entirely out of touch.

Furthermore, everyone needs to relax about his appointees. This is not a traditional administration. It doesn’t necessarily matter what Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani or John Bolton think, because if they don’t do what Trump wants them to do, he’ll replace them without a moment’s hesitation and they all know it now. Look how swiftly Paul Ryan, the Speaker of the House, slapped down the idiot Republicans who wanted to bring back earmarks.

If Donald Trump was not the President-Elect, there is no way he would have done that, or succeeded so easily. I suspect that the neocons and everyone else who think they can use Trump the way they used the Bushes, the Clintons, and Obama, are about to discover that he is more capable of using them than they are of using him.

The Trump administration is looking more glorious by the day and the God-Emperor hasn’t even Ascended yet. Both Trump and Pence are showing themselves to be serious men of grim purpose and action, and while it is too soon to hail them on any accomplishments as yet, things are looking better than I had ever imagined.

UPDATE: The God-Emperor has chosen Jeff Sessions for Attorney-General. Great choice. Now set him loose to DRAIN THE SWAMP.

UPDATE: The Sessions (AG), Flynn (National Security Adviser) and Pompeo (CIA) announcements are to be formally announced later today. First Bannon, now this? The legions are practically shaking with anticipation.