The Senior Executive Service IS “The Swamp”


I don’t like the idea of publishing a story that I can’t verify.  But recent political events in our capital and around the world have just been too strange.

Corrupt leftist politicians are caught red-handed in all kinds of illegal and immoral shenanigans, with absolutely no consequences.  Meanwhile, leftist government employees conduct expensive and fruitless witch hunts, trying to pin something – anything – on the current President.  And the leftist pursuers somehow actually work for the President they are trying to destroy!  They vilify and attack anyone who actually loves our country and wants to enjoy and preserve our success.  All the while the complicit leftist news media whip their vapid charges into a frenzy as the abused “conservatives” on the Hill barely complain, let alone take any defensive action.

Nope, it’s just too strange.  This kind of upside-down, illogical stuff just doesn’t happen.  It’s dogs loving cats.  Blizzards in July.  Rosie O’Donnell eating a salad.  Something is wrong here.

There has been a lot of talk about the “Deep State”, and at first I blew it off as conspiracy theory.  But the strangeness continued and accelerated.  Eventually I had to accept the fact that most government employees are leftists, voted for Obama, and violently hate Trump along with everybody who doesn’t hate Trump.

But that begs the question:  we have a majority of Republicans in both houses and a Republican president.  Why are these foaming-at-the-mouth leftists on the government payroll? What or who is the “Deep State?”  And why do they have so much power that they can turn reality on its head?

My bewilderment about this strange state of affairs led me on a mission to try to make some sense of it all, and on the journey I stumbled into something called the Senior Executive Service, or SES.  It seems that back in 1978 the government was so screwed up that President Carter decided to create a new tier of civil service employees who were a cut above the average government plodders.  They would be recruited from the private sector with higher pay, nice perks, and no oversight.  That’s right, no oversight.  They can’t be fired (in 2016 out of 8000 SES employees exactly two were discharged), and they can pretty much do whatever they want.  Every administration after Carter added SES employees, and as their numbers grew, so did their autonomy and power.

In December 2015 President Barack Obama issued an executive order to “strengthen” and further build the ranks of the SES, with huge pay raises and new employees grateful and beholden to Obama.  There are now over 8,000 SES employees, and over 7,000 were passed on from Obama to Trump.

Then in December 2016 (coincidentally the month after Trump was elected president) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs did a study of personnel policy and endorsed the following statement: “By law, the appointment or removal” of SES positions “shall not be subject, directly or indirectly to review or approval by an officer or entity within the Executive Office of the President.”  Read that last sentence again.  Senator Ron Johnson ostensibly headed the committee, but Senator John McCain was the cheese.  Other notables:  Jon Tester, Ben Sasse, Heidi Heitkamp, Corey Booker, Tammy Baldwin, Joni Ernst, Kelly Ayotte.


When you add it all up, it starts to smell swampy.  Reportedly the ranks of SES members include Horowitz, Rosenstein, Comey, Paige, Strzok, Podesta, Holder, Jarrett, Lynch, and many more of Obama’s “cadre”, as he referred to the SES.

How can the obvious corruption and animus against the “outsider” Trump be so pervasive throughout the federal agencies?  How can FBI, DOJ and other security agency employees be so feckless in the conduct of their jobs and fearless of any attempts at accountability?  Think about it: WACO, Ruby Ridge, the Hammonds, LaVoy Finnicum, the unexplained Las Vegas concert massacre, Fast and Furious, the IRS Tea Party scandal, the EPA land use outrages, the refusal to investigate Clinton scandals and the Foundation, the ongoing funding of Planned Parenthood, the refusal to enforce immigration laws, the unfounded attacks on Trump and his people, and so many more inexplicable events.

I can’t prove that the SES is organized enough to actually embody the creatures of “the Swamp”.  But when people act this strangely, you can’t help but wonder if the conspiracies are more than just theory.

Tom Balek – Rockin’ On the Right Side

People are strange when you’re a stranger
Faces look ugly when you’re alone
Women seem wicked when you’re unwanted
Streets are uneven when you’re down

People Are Strange – the Doors



2 thoughts on “The Senior Executive Service IS “The Swamp”

  1. I certainly enjoy your insights locally and nationally. I have reading your stuff for about a year now. I used to read The Western Word but gave up on it due to Mike’s bias that lives out in left field.I think you may be on to something here…looking forward to hearing more as the days pass. Thanks.

    I live outside Plains, MT and have a strong interest in the Hammonds and the outright murder of LeVoy Finnicum. I lived in No. Idaho at the time of Ruby Ridge…I see your point clearly!

    • Thanks for your kind words, Barry. I’m really concerned about the heavy proportion of leftists in the federal agencies, especially as they become more activist and even anti-American. Right now it seems to be Trump and the Freedom Caucus against the world.

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