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« Reply #61 on: Feb 13th, 2017, 11:40am »

"But let me not be to hard on the Tweeter-in-chief: disdain for expertise is general in his party. For example, the most influential Republican economists aren't serious academics with a conservative bent, of whom there are many; they're known hacks who literally can't get a number right."

"But now things have gotten real, and all indications are that the people in charge have no idea what they're doing, on any front."

"In some ways this this cluelessness may be a good thing: malevolence may indeed be tempered by incompetence. It's not just the court defeat over immigration; Republican ignorance has turned what was supposed to be a blitzkrieg against Obamacare into a quagmire, to the great benefit of millions. And Mr. Trump's imploding job approval might help slow the march towards autocracy.

But meanwhile, who's in charge? Crises happen, and we have an intellectual vacuum at the top. Be afraid, be very afraid."

Selected quotes: Paul Krugman --- NYT's OP-ED Monday, February 13, 2017 --- "Ignorance Is Strength" --- "What they don't know can hurt them, but also us"
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"WASHINGTON --- These are chaotic and anxious days inside the National Security Council, the traditional center of management for a president's dealings with an uncertain world.

Three weeks into the Trump administration, council staff members get up in the morning, read Trump's Twitter posts and struggle to make policy to fit them. Most are kept in the dark about what Mr. Trump tells foreign leaders in his phone calls.

Some staff members have turned to encrypted communications to talk with their colleagues, after hearing that Mr. Trump's top advisers are considering an 'inside threat' program that could result in monitoring cellphones and emails for leaks.

The national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, has hunkered down since investigators began looking into what, exactly, he told the Russian ambassador to the United States about the lifting of sanctions imposed in the last days of the Obama administration, and those conversations. His survival in the job may hang in the balance."

quote: David E. Sanger, Eric Schmitt and Peter Baker --- NYT's Todays Front Page --- "Tensions and Chaos Rattle National Security Council --- Foreign Policy Made via Twitter Tests Staff as Advisor Faces Inquiry on Russia"
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« Reply #67 on: Feb 13th, 2017, 5:00pm »

For 8 years, the mainstream "Medea" ejaculated all over themselves concerning a socialist administration. Now, they are screaming in agony and hatred over electile disfunction caused by the new POTUS.

Face it, folks; karma is a beeyatch!



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« Reply #68 on: Feb 13th, 2017, 8:35pm »

Here's a teeny bit of PERSPECTIVE:


The President-elect won the election with less than 40% of the popular vote but had the majority of electoral votes. The Republican Party had put forth a candidate to win several crucial states that could swing the electoral college. The election was a bitter one with the Democratic Party fractured between two candidates.


The incoming President received so many death threats that he chose to arrive in Washington in secrecy. The security for the inauguration was the tightest ever with troops stationed on buildings throughout the day. This was an unprecedented amount of protection for any President-elect. Many members of Congress chose not to attend the ceremony.



Despite all this Abraham Lincoln was sworn in as our 16th president on March 4, 1861.

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"What did the president know, and when did he know it?"

"Fourth, Flynn, before taking office, discussed Obama administration sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador. Flynn has now resigned, but he was steeped in the principle of a chain of command; I doubt he made these calls completely on his own.

Daniel Benjamin, a former counterterrorism coordinator at the State Department who has known Flynn for years, says it would have been out of character for Flynn to do so. So who told Flynn to make these calls? Steve Bannon? Trump himself?
We urgently need a bipartisan investigation."

quote: Nicholas Kristof --- NYT's OP-ED Thursday, February 16, 2017
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« Reply #71 on: Feb 17th, 2017, 10:17am »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/589a8e68e4b061551b3e057d

There is a reason for this anti-intellectualism: people that read and think do not vote against their own self-interests!

That is why conservatives decry the dominance of liberalism in higher education. People that read and think about big pictures recognize that social movements that are, in fact anti-social, are not a good way to create a just and equitable social system.

The Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch have created Trump. Their faux news demagoguery has encouraged black and white thinkers to eschew common sense and become disruptive enemies of the people and the very world they live in. Trump is little more than a convenient tool bent on giving them everything they want. They have gotten what they paid all of those huge piles of corporate dollars for: to create a political environment that makes it safe for corporations to do whatever they please: rape and pillage the environment and indenture the rest of us to a Kafkaesque neo-feudalism where the cruel feudal lords of old have been replaced by soul-less corporations that answer to no morality at all - except that of personal greed.

The party of "let them eat cake" has won, despite the fact that their boy actually did not win the popular vote. If anybody can point out one of his precious policies that serves the middle class, I would like to see it. But the koolaid has gone to their heads. They no longer have eyes to see or ears to hear the existential mayhem that is being implemented in their names.

Perhaps a year or two of this madness will open their eyes. But I am not holding my breath. The madness is not just in the white house, it is deeply embedded in the angry white-guy gestalt that has turned the country against itself. It would be comical if it wasn't so damned scary..... tongue
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on Feb 17th, 2017, 10:17am, bonehead wrote:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/589a8e68e4b061551b3e057d

There is a reason for this anti-intellectualism: people that read and think do not vote against their own self-interests!

That is why conservatives decry the dominance of liberalism in higher education. People that read and think about big pictures recognize that social movements that are, in fact anti-social, are not a good way to create a just and equitable social system.

The Koch brothers and Rupert Murdoch have created Trump. Their faux news demagoguery has encouraged black and white thinkers to eschew common sense and become disruptive enemies of the people and the very world they live in. Trump is little more than a convenient tool bent on giving them everything they want. They have gotten what they paid all of those huge piles of corporate dollars for: to create a political environment that makes it safe for corporations to do whatever they please: rape and pillage the environment and indenture the rest of us to a Kafkaesque neo-feudalism where the cruel feudal lords of old have been replaced by soul-less corporations that answer to no morality at all - except that of personal greed.

The party of "let them eat cake" has won, despite the fact that their boy actually did not win the popular vote. If anybody can point out one of his precious policies that serves the middle class, I would like to see it. But the koolaid has gone to their heads. They no longer have eyes to see or ears to hear the existential mayhem that is being implemented in their names.

Perhaps a year or two of this madness will open their eyes. But I am not holding my breath. The madness is not just in the white house, it is deeply embedded in the angry white-guy gestalt that has turned the country against itself. It would be comical if it wasn't so damned scary..... tongue



You may not like Trump, his personality, his braggadocio, his insulting manner and his 8th grade bully mentality etc. Even some conservatives would agree.

Nonetheless and however, he is the only Republican candidate who has the temperament, stamina and persuasiveness to clean the Washington swamp and clean out some of the Obama/Clinton/Kerry residue which even now sticks like a putrescent molasses in the various federal agencies and departments.
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« Reply #73 on: Feb 17th, 2017, 12:16pm »

Gort,

I agree the system is broken. But proposing to "fix" it with an entitled narcissistic idiot that is cut from the very same cloth as those he decries isn't just questionable, it is dangerously ignorant. You do not "drain the swamp" by infesting it with the very worst kind of swamp monsters!

I blame ignorance for people not being able to see the devils for what they are. Thus I stand by my rant.

And that is all I will say about that.

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"How can a leader under such a cloud send American solders to die? How can he be granted the right to shape the Supreme Court for a generation?

Again, a thorough, nonpartisan, unrestricted investigation could conceivably clear the air. But Republicans in Congress, who have the power to make such an investigation happen, are dead set against it.

The thing is, this nightmare could be ended by a handful of Republican legislators willing to make common cause with Democrats to demand the truth. And maybe there are enough people of conscience left in the G.O.P.

But there probably aren't. And that's even scarier than the Trump-Putin axis."

quote: Paul Krugman - "The Silence of the Hacks - Is subversion in the defense of tax cuts no vice? NYT's OP-ED, Friday, February 17, 2017
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