Here’s Why Sebastian Gorka’s Statement Was Really, Really Bad

More than one person who would have direct knowledge has told me Anthony Kennedy really did intend to retire at the end of this past Court term, but President Trump’s behavior in the run up to summer recess and through it made Kennedy reconsider.

Now, in this term, Christians are asking Anthony Kennedy, because it will come down to him, to allow them to refrain from being forced to provide goods and services to religious ceremonies to which they object.

Today, in Washington, Sebastian Gorka took the stage at the Family Research Council’s Values Voters Summit and declared on stage that “the left has no idea how much more damage we can do to them as private citizens.”

The Family Research Council is one of the groups asking Anthony Kennedy to show tolerance to Christians who want to opt out of supporting gay marriage.

It is not helpful at all for Sebastian Gorka to stand on stage to the cheers of the supposedly Christian crowd saying they will show no tolerance to the left.

Let’s leave aside that this is a Christian conference and a man is on stage calling for damage and destruction instead of grace and forgiveness. This very organization is calling for tolerance of its own side while this guy is on stage undermining their very position.

I actually think highly of Gorka and very highly of both Tony Perkins and the FRC. I think Gorka was malaigned by a lot of people and pushed out of his job unfairly. But today he did damage to the arguments and credibility of a great organization and those on his own side by getting Christians to cheer on damage to the other when those same Christians want tolerance.

It was a deeply low moment that the left will use to define Christians as undeserving at a time His Majesty Anthony Kennedy is designing how much of his grace to extend to them.

Gorka Is Out At The White House, Leaving Trump’s MAGA Team in the Hands of LIberals

The Federalist is reporting that Sebastian Gorka, one of Steve Bannon’s acolytes, has resigned his position as Deputy Assistant to President Trump.

In a blunt resignation letter, the national security and counterterrorism expert expressed dissatisfaction with the current state of the Trump administration. “[G]iven recent events, it is clear to me that forces that do not support the MAGA promise are – for now – ascendant within the White House,” Gorka wrote. “As a result, the best and most effective way I can support you, Mr. President, is from outside the People’s House.”

Apparently, Trump’s Afghanistan speech was the last straw for Gorka.

“The fact that those who drafted and approved the speech removed any mention of Radical Islam or radical Islamic terrorism proves that a crucial element of your presidential campaign has been lost…

Gorka will live to fight for MAGA another day. But the MAGA he was fighting for is more than a slogan. To President Trump, it was just a slogan–one that Reagan used to win in 1980. In a turn of the Bannon knife, Gorka let Trump know who he thinks put him in office.

“Your presidency will prove to be one of the most significant events in modern American politics. November the 8th was the result of decades during which the political and media elites felt that they knew better than the people who elect them into office. They do not, and the MAGA platform allowed their voices to be heard,” he wrote, adding, “Millions of people believe in, and have chosen, you and your vision of Making America Great Again. They will help eventually rebalance this temporary reality.”

Yeah, Mr. Gorka. Keep believing that the “temporary reality” will be rebalanced. This isn’t The Force and Trump is not Anakin Skywalker.

The president is now surrounded by liberals (with Stephen Miller as the lone holdout). He unfailingly attacks Republicans for not doing his bidding, but generally leaves Democrats alone. Trump will hoist the debt ceiling, pump billions into his wall, sign any health care act that crosses his desk (I’d wager he’d sign single payer), and continue all the policies of his predecessor in relation to Iran and North Korea.

In the Middle East, Trump’s deal-making will likely end in failure. The cuts in the administrative state will only last as long as he’s in office, and whatever bench appointments he can get approved in four years will be far less than the last two presidents–unless he works with the Democrats.

The only rebalancing we’re likely to see is one to the left. But we’ve been wrong before, so we can hope.

Gorka Taunts CNN

The Daily Wire reports that during  an appearance on Tuesday edition CNN’s “New Day” Dr. Sebastian Gorka, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump, taunted CNN live on the air and correctly pointed out, “more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN.”

The fireworks began when anchor Alisyn Camerota, turned the interview to all things Russia. Camerota asked Gorka about Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the presidential campaign. Gorka replied by asking why CNN has yet to cover the Democratic National Committee’s meet-up with operatives at the Ukrainian Embassy with the same breathless zeal they’ve covered the nine-month witch-hunt into alleged Russia/Trump collusion.

Here is some of the exchange:

Gorka: Was it a good idea for the DNC to send its operatives to the Ukrainian Embassy? The amount of time you spend in desperation on a topic that has plummeted you to 13th place in viewership ranking across America, more people watch Nick at Nite cartoons than CNN today.

Camerota: “Our ratings are doing just fine. If you want to go there, our ratings are doing just fine.”

Gorka: Nick at Nite is [in 11th place]. More people are interested in cartoons! . . . CNN no longer puts out journalism, but, rather, ‘fake news.’ What about individuals who got half a million dollars to give speeches when their wife was running for president?

Camerota: Is it possible that your team is obsessed with the Clintons?
Gorka: No. We’d like you to actually do your job. You aren’t in the news business anymore. You used to be. You are in the attacking President Trump business. And it’s sad. It’s really sad.

Camerota: Look, I know you have to go, and I didn’t even want to go down this rabbit hole with you. When you take shots at us and at journalism, at CNN . . .

Gorka interrupting: Not journalism, CNN.

You can watch the heated exchange in this YouTube video. The fireworks start at about the 8:00 mark.

CNN is currently ranked 13th out of all the cable networks, behind Nick at Nite, which ranks 11th.

In addition to its plummeting ratings, CNN has other serious problems. CNN has been caught publishing fake news, some of it so bad that three reporters were forced to resign. It’s been busted by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, which infiltrated CNN and obtained video of a CNN producer admitting that the network’s Russia fixation is “mostly bullsh**t right now,” but they do it because it brings in the money. And to add insult to injury CNN had to give Veritas a retraction.

CNN is desperate to improve its image after weeks of bad and worse news.

What does CNN do to improve their image? They decide to delete their app in a failed attempt to lose the app’s terrible one star rating.