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Postby Kane » Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:20 pm

Sooo...

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/trumps ... 1788949997

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/donald ... 1788932041

http://gizmodo.com/10-headlines-from-th ... 1788935071

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/us/po ... dency.html

John Weaver of Governor's Kasich campaign tweeted this:

John Weaver wrote:The racist, fascist extreme right is represented footsteps from the Oval Office. Be very vigilant America.


The economic transition team reads like a nightmare too:

http://qz.com/834333/donald-trumps-tran ... t-voltron/

Sad!

What do you guys make of how the transition is going? What our future prospects are?

I think we're looking at some short to medium term growth based on tax breaks and infrastructure spending (if they can get it) and probably stagflation later. If he imposes widespread tariffs on China...endgame.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby Spider » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:12 am

Swampy as hell.

If people were holding their noses and voting Trump as an "anti-establishment hand grenade" as Moore put it, well, they got played, and but good.

As for Steve Bannon...Jesus f**k Christ. :|
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby Spider » Tue Nov 15, 2016 12:30 am

Also, we have to remember that Trump isn't the kind of guy who, ya know, reads....and we have to assume that he in fact may not know how the WTO came into being, and how badly it could go for everyone if this stuff is effectively scrapped and we backslide into some sort of Harding-esque tariff war nonsense. We've watched our economy literally crash and burn from this before. We've nominally learned from past failures, at least in policy terms. But I don't think Trump actually knows anything about any of this.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby Kane » Tue Nov 15, 2016 1:24 am

Yeah, my first link really spells it out for everybody who's even pondering if this is all still a just an elaborate ruse, that he's actually smart and knows what he's doing:

A Really Sad Story wrote:According to a source closely connected to the Trump transition team, though, the reality of the situation is worse than we might have feared. Apparently—as the Wall Street Journal has reported—Trump and his team really are just now learning what a president is even technically allowed to do.

Immediately after Tuesday’s election, members of Trump’s team were given the task of readying the president-elect for his transition to the White House. But in the hours-long meetings that followed, outside advisors tasked with helping the team were horrified to learn just how little the people getting ready to run the federal government actually knew.

“They are blatantly unprepared and don’t really have any sort of plan at all so far,” our source told us. “The best illustration is there were no prepared policy statements or papers. Whereas in 2012 Romney’s team had hundreds of pages worth of federal policy transitions planned and written out, Trump’s team had (as of Wednesday) literally no pages.

“Also his team’s grasp of federal powers is fairly paltry. They had hours long meetings with outside advisors to figure out what could and couldn’t be delegated to Pence, what the president could do unilaterally, etc. One of Trump’s advisors said as recently as last weekend that they were planning on what to do after the election with the assumption that Trump would lose, and had no real plan for a victory.”

Upon realizing just how little Trump and his team grasped about the presidency, the advisors assigned to help the transition effort were allegedly devastated: “A few of them can barely say Trump’s name without their voice cracking.”


And while many have wondered at Chris Christie’s sudden demotion from heading up the transition effort, that, too, was apparently just another symptom of the Trump team’s unpreparedness.

According to our source, Trump had just picked Christie as transition chair nominally, as everyone had assumed the New Jersey governor would never actually have to do any work. When Trump ended up winning, though, Trump and his team suddenly realized that, in fact, transition chair was a position that required a considerable amount of responsibility. And since the team is also allegedly looking at Christie as a potential attorney general—something at least some reports have called into serious question—Trump decided to stick Pence in the role instead.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby lnrw » Tue Nov 15, 2016 5:55 am

The sky is falling! The sky is falling!

The ship they're helming, has it's rudder so deep and it's so big, they won't be able to change it's course very much.

Sit down and catch your breath. If they have already hired one of Goldman Sachs cronies, they've pretty much embraced the same old tired shit with one of the same old assholes.

Not much is new here. Even obama was going on about protectionism in his early days.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby dontworrybehappy » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:15 am

I don't remember republicans bitching about Obama's picks before he even got into office.

Lets analyze.

Lowest labor participation rate since the 70's.

8 million more on food stamps.

6 Million more in poverty.

Doubling the national debt in 8 years.

I'm pretty much thinking it can't get any worse, we have nowhere to go but up.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby Philly » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:53 am

It's horrible. That said, any of the shitlibs on this site who were writing fanfics about Trump losing and then hanging himself deserve all this horribleness. The rest of us do not. Guess you guys didn't learn your lesson from Game of Thrones.

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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby lnrw » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:03 am

Well said Philly.

IMHO, it's all a matter of perception. Unless martial law is declared or some strengthening of the patriot act, the yelling, screaming, whining and wailing, is very shrill and it's all BAU.

If the left MSM stays on the left, we may hear more about the wars and possibly the Drug war in Mexico, which they were mostly silent about during the obama years.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby NAB » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:05 am

Somebody is frustrated he's not getting to pull his Nelson "ha ha" card as much as he'd like.
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Re: We're so f*cked

Postby IndependentProfessor » Tue Nov 15, 2016 10:47 am

This recalls one of my favorite arguments against people who wanted Trump because "we need someone who is not from Washington in the White House".

Really? So, you inherited a crappy house from your parents. And, you want to fix it up. But, you see the condition that it's in and say, "You know what? An architect designed this thing. A general contractor managed the building of it. And carpenters, plumbers, and other construction professionals built it. I don't want the house to be crappy. So, I'm going to hire an accountant to design it, a fry cook to oversee construction, and the whole Geek Squad team from my local Best Buy to build it."

So stupid.
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