Tag Archives: Cabinet of Deplorables

Poetic Justice

Cabinet of Expendables

Donald Trump doesn’t really have advisers,
Deeming himself better, sharper and wiser.
Except for Jared and Ivanka,
Who meld into JAVANKA
Trump’s only trusted and true SUPER ADVISER.

Poetic Justice

It’s Medium Done

So no Trump admin folks will appear on CNN,
There’ll be no more Sean Spicer or Kellyanne.
They’re replacing Jake Tapper
With a conservative rapper,
And getting all their fake news from Mike Flynn.

Poetic Justice

Wannabe Secretary Takes a Memo

If you find yourself, for words, at a loss,
When applying to make Donald Trump your boss.
You’ve kind of heard them before,
But you can’t place just where,
It’s OK, you’ve just got that old deja Vos.

News & Comment

The People Who Visited Trump Tower Before the Inauguration

Here’s an oddly compelling look at the people brought to Trump Tower for sessions with the Donald during 10 weeks following the election. Our question: Why would so many people go to so much trouble to be ignored?

Verbatim

We’ll Get the ‘Worst of the Worst’ for Labor Secretary

It’s not like if you run a fast food company you’re hiring graduates of MIT or people that were gonna go work for Microsoft, you know. In the employment pool, you’re hiring the best of the worst. You know, it’s kind of the bottom of the pool. And at Hardee’s it was so bad, we were hiring the worst of the worst and hoping they would stay.

— Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder, quoted by CNN in 2011 speech.

Enumerati

‘Rollover’ Rubio Will Vote for Tillerson

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Number of votes Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) will cast for Rex Tillerson. Rubio announced that he would support President Trump’s pick to lead the State Department, removing the last significant stumbling block to his nomination, The Hill reports. “Rubio, who aggressively questioned Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson during his hearing earlier this month, had been the lone Republican holdout on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.”

Poetic Justice

Bye-Bye Blondie Bondi!

Pam Bondi’s leaving Florida — what a relief!
She’s going to Washington to join our Commander-in-Thief.
For now, though, she’s idle,
Just waiting on a title.
May we disrespectfully suggest: Bimbo-in-Chief.

Enumerati

Democrats to Focus Opposition on Eight Trump Cabinet Picks

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Number of Trump cabinet picks Democrats will oppose, reports the Washington Post: “Incoming Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that Democrats will home in especially on Rex Tillerson, Trump’s choice for secretary of state; Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), his pick for attorney general; Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), tapped to lead the Office of Management and Budget; and Betsy DeVos, selected to serve as education secretary. … There’s also Rep. Tom Price (R-GA), Trump’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services and oversee changes to Obamacare, who is expected to be attacked by Democrats for his support for privatizing Medicare. Andrew Puzder, a restaurant executive set to serve as labor secretary, will face scrutiny for past comments on the minimum wage, among other policies. Steve Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner set to serve as treasury secretary, and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Trump’s pick to lead the EPA, will also be the focus of Democratic attacks, aides said.”

Verbatim

Senate Democrats Preparing for Showdown Over Cabinet Picks

Senate Democrats are approaching the January confirmation battle over Donald Trump’s Cabinet as a chance to launch their political comeback and expose the president-elect as a fraud. … Lawmakers know they’re unlikely, at best, to stop any of Trump’s Cabinet picks from being installed. But they still see major opportunity in the confirmation hearings. The goal, according to lawmakers and aides: to depict Trump’s chosen inner circle of billionaires and conservative hard-liners as directly at odds with the working-class Americans he vowed to help.

Politico

Verbatim

Trump’s OMB Pick Gave a Speech to the John Birch Society in July

I regularly speak to groups across the political spectrum because my constituents deserve access to their congressman. I can’t remember ever turning down an opportunity to speak to a group based on the group’s political ideology.

— Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.), the ultra-conservative congressman tapped by Donald Trump to run the Office of Management and Budget, in response to South Carolina Democrats who criticized Mulvaney for appearing before the John Birch Society, reports Mother Jones.