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Started by Bleu11 on Nov 9, 2016 3:02:15 PM
The Trump Presidency

Moving on...

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Bleu11 - 09 Nov 2016 15:02:31 (#1 of 18933)

Christie to lead the transition team.

If Trump, a shady character, is expected to have a clean administration, this is not a good start.

widenation - 09 Nov 2016 15:06:23 (#2 of 18933)

Which World leaders have already offended Trump then?

Bleu11 - 09 Nov 2016 15:09:46 (#3 of 18933)

I'd imagine there would be a lot of positioning going on in the Repub circles since a number of people would think that Don is only a single-term Prez.

So, it is tricky. A repub can take a position and say "I am serving your country" but what if the association makes one stinky?

Anyway, Trump's first message to TP was letting a RINO to lead the transition team. I wonder how this is going down in Freeperland.

Bleu11 - 09 Nov 2016 15:42:45 (#4 of 18933)

He has won a truly astonishing victory, and won it in spite of polls and experts and all the data nerds and get-out-the-vote consultants who labored tirelessly for Hillary Clinton … in spite of the opposition of the Republican Party’s past presidents and presidential nominees and most of conservatism’s intelligentsia … in spite of the media that had gleefully lifted him up in the G.O.P. primary and then believed (reasonably, but wrongly) that it had torn him down … and finally, in spite of his own acts of self-sabotage, which seemed egregious but turned out to be insufficient to keep him from his destiny.

So here he is, soon to be the most powerful man on the face of the earth, with no popular mandate but a Republican majority nonetheless awaiting his direction, a court of hacks and flatterers around him, a bureaucracy and deep state unsure how to respond to him, an unstable world regarding his ascent with apprehension (or, in Moscow and Beijing, satisfaction), and none of the preparation that even the most inexperienced of modern American presidents have brought to their lofty office.

l era, a post-neoliberal, post-end-of-history politics, than any other imaginable president.

I retract none of the warnings that I issued about the likelihood of catastrophe and crisis on his watch. I fear the risks of a Trump presidency as I have feared nothing in our politics before. But he will be the president, thanks to a crude genius that identified all the weak spots in our parties and our political system and that spoke to a host of voters for whom that system promised at best a sustainable stagnation under the tutelage of a distant and self-satisfied elite. So we must hope that he has the wit to be more than a wrecker, more than a demagogue, and that his crude genius can actually be turned, somehow, to the common good.

And if that hope is dashed, we must find ways to resist him — all of us, right and left, in the new chapter of American history that has opened very unexpectedly tonight.

From NYT's conservative commentator. I disagree about the 'unexpectedly' part.

AmericanWoman - 09 Nov 2016 16:16:32 (#5 of 18933)

So cabinet?

I'd like Bolton as SoS, Rudy as AG, Ray Kelly as DHS, Walker as Department of Labor, Ted Nugent as EPA Head. ok, that last one was a joke.

FluffyKitten - 09 Nov 2016 16:20:50 (#6 of 18933)

What a roster of mediocrities.

XanthanScum - 09 Nov 2016 16:40:46 (#7 of 18933)

I'm sure Trumpers is on the phone to AW's basement for advice even now.

FluffyKitten - 09 Nov 2016 16:42:12 (#8 of 18933)

Remember, they don't want any "elites," (spit).

AmericanWoman - 09 Nov 2016 16:44:07 (#9 of 18933)

I'm sure Trumpers is on the phone to AW's basement for advice even now.

I told him I'd have to get back to him. I'm busy posting on JTT right now.

Pentecost - 09 Nov 2016 16:44:22 (#10 of 18933)

What about Nigel Farage? He's gagging for a position under Trump.

RosyLovelady - 09 Nov 2016 16:46:36 (#11 of 18933)

Steady on.

foxybrown - 09 Nov 2016 16:47:24 (#12 of 18933)

Is Sarah Palin due something?

Heckler - 09 Nov 2016 16:47:34 (#13 of 18933)

I imagine the Trump cabinet, if he gets his way, will resemble the video for 'Addicted to Love'

browserbutton - 09 Nov 2016 16:48:18 (#14 of 18933)

"He grabbed America by the pussy and made her grate again!"

FluffyKitten - 09 Nov 2016 16:50:03 (#15 of 18933)

<kisses EU passport reverently>

OldLefty - 09 Nov 2016 16:53:56 (#16 of 18933)

What about Nigel Farage? He's gagging for a position under Trump.

He could be waiting quite a while. I don't think Trump does gratitude for useful idiots after they stop being useful.

Irgalmatlan - 09 Nov 2016 16:55:36 (#17 of 18933)

Last night on the Beeb Farage agreed he would enjoy being made US Ambassador to the EU.

Pentecost - 09 Nov 2016 17:36:07 (#18 of 18933)

I would like that as well. I accept I can change none of this madness, so the best I can hope for is to be entertained by it.

Gotout - 09 Nov 2016 17:52:46 (#19 of 18933)

Is Sarah Palin due something?

Something in foreign policy perhaps?

AdrianNTierney - 09 Nov 2016 17:57:40 (#20 of 18933)

No, she be best at drug control policy. An area she knows so well from the 'inside'.

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