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Conrad Teves
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Posted: 11 December 2016 at 5:20pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Sweet jeebus:

The Orange one says he doesn't need intel briefings because he's a "smart person."


Isn't deliberately failing to be informed is arguing the opposite?
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Posted: 11 December 2016 at 6:19pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Who needs intelligence briefings when you have Alex Jones and Breitbart? 
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Posted: 11 December 2016 at 6:33pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

And he bitches about how it's the same old shit every damn day.  THAT'S WHAT YOU WANT.  AND THAT'S WHY YOU DO IT EVERY DAY.  You can't put a pin in a new crisis because well shit it's Monday afternoon.
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Posted: 11 December 2016 at 9:09pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

I am truly hoping something, anything, is fast tracked to prevent him from taking office until we know for a fact what Russia did.
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Posted: 11 December 2016 at 9:36pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Isn't deliberately failing to be informed is arguing the opposite?

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Maybe he just doesn't understand what they mean when they say they want to give him "some intelligence".

   -  "No thanks. I'm plenty smart."
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Posted: 11 December 2016 at 10:07pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

The ghostwriter of his autobiography "Art of the Deal" warned that Trump has a microsecond attention span. A daily briefing would be torturous for him. 
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Posted: 12 December 2016 at 9:20am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

I still cannot believe he will be our next President, but trying to give him a chance.  But I am worried he will get us all killed!:(  He has already pissed of China and who knows what the heck will happen with Putin & Russia.
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Posted: 12 December 2016 at 9:47am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Giving him a chance is like giving the wolf a chance to guard the hen house for you....
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Posted: 12 December 2016 at 10:28am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

It's like asking Lex Luthor to keep an eye on your collection of Kryptonite rings while you're on vacation, except Lex Luthor has suffered a massive head injury.
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Posted: 12 December 2016 at 10:49am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Trump is using the GOP's playbook--fill government positions with people who hate government, and then when things go wrong, turn around and declare that government doesn't work*.

*Except for our bloated military industrial complex, a branch of government conservatives wholly endorse and embrace. For some reason that particular monstrosity is beyond reproach.


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Posted: 12 December 2016 at 1:04pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Trump woke up this morning and decided to fire off a tweet about Lockheed-Martin.

He wrote:

The F-35 program and cost is out of control. Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.

Lockheed Martin is now down 2.8% today, having been down more than 4% in the direct aftermath of the tweet. The market cap has dropped by more than $2 billion dollars.

These fluctuations may prove to be temporary, or Trump may indeed go on to curtail costs at this contractor. However, stirring up stock market volatility and taking off-the-cuff public potshots at US companies seems rather unstatesmanlike.
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Posted: 14 December 2016 at 8:39am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

These cabinet choices are like an atheist being elected Pope.
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Derek Rogers
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Posted: 14 December 2016 at 12:09pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

The "best" part about all this is that years down the line, kids can read in their history books all about when the 45th President body slammed and then shaved the head of the husband of his pick for the leader of the Small Business Administration at Wrestlemania XXIII.

History was never more fun.

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Posted: 14 December 2016 at 1:45pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Brian Miller, this is what I think about when I hear the words "Trump's Cabinet".

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Brian Miller
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That's about right.

Heh. Skeletor's in there.

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Posted: 14 December 2016 at 4:34pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Wow, can't believe Donald Trump just appointed Yoko Ono as the Secretary Of Keeping The Beatles Together

Max Dylan Ash (@mynameisntdave) December 14, 2016
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Posted: 14 December 2016 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

That cabinet of super villains could at least get things done.  
And there are at least a half dozen pure geniuses in that bunch.  
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Posted: 14 December 2016 at 11:22pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

This will make for an interesting Special Inauguration issue of AMAZING SPIDER-MAN.
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Posted: 15 December 2016 at 10:23am | IP Logged | 19 post reply

I was reading online that even if enough electoral college voters change their votes away from Trump on Dec. 19th that it would not matter because then the final decision goes to Congress & the Republicans are the majority there...any guess what their decision would be?

We are stuck with Trump! :(
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Posted: 15 December 2016 at 10:52am | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Jeff, not ALL Republicans are for Trump.  While odds are they'll back him, it's not a guarantee.
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Posted: 15 December 2016 at 11:00am | IP Logged | 21 post reply

fingers crossed
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Posted: 16 December 2016 at 12:08am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

If the House got their way, there'd be a split between TEA partiers going all-in for Trump and the sane, principled Republicans going to the Democrats to bail them out.  And that's how we'd get President Mitt Romney.
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Posted: 16 December 2016 at 5:51am | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Kevin Hagerman, I would sell my sister for cash, right now, to have President Romney instead of President Trump.

Keith Olbermann, past of ESPN and MSNBC, has a regular feature on GQ's site, and in his most recent, he discusses the possibilities of being "saved" by the Electoral College. I enjoy these quite a bit:

http://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-al exander-hamilton-s-plan-to-keep-trump-from-the-white-house?c =series

Fair warning - he feels VERY strongly about this, so some of his commentaries are pretty strongly worded. NSFW if language is an issue, sometimes.
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Posted: 16 December 2016 at 8:44am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Well, I wouldn't expect a "revolt" from the electors.  There might be a few, but no way will 38 not go for Trump.  In many cases, state law will prevent them from doing so.

"Best case scenario" is we get a President Paul Ryan.  And that's only IF there's insurmountable proof that Russia had a hand in the election and Trump's campaign not only knew, but actively encouraged it.  If that is the case, they'll be on trial for treason and unable to assume the office.  It then falls to the Speaker of the House.  However, the only way the occurs is once the electoral votes are official.  Which is Monday.
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Posted: 16 December 2016 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

As much as I wish it weren't the case, this hope on the left of flipping enough electors doesn't even rise to the category of Hail Mary pass.  It's just depressing.

I don't know where other progressive moderates (such as myself) are on the issue, but I may actually be okay with an internal GOP coup removing Trump and installing Pence.  Beyond all of his racist, misogynist bullshit, Trump's actions in the days following the election - from his cabinet posts to his breaking of all protocol (which has already created an international incident), to the victory tour - have tainted the office to such a degree that having a creep like Pence in there would be a relief, because he'd at least BE there and take the fucking job seriously.  

I know Pence would be pushing the same agenda as Trump, but we're now at the point where style counts, and a bloated, tactless, and gilded clod like Trump is the antithesis of the style the office calls for.
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