Tag Archives: Trump Administration

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Bush: ‘Chaos Organizes the Presidency’

“When I ran for office, I said he is a chaos candidate and would be a chaos president. Unfortunately, so far chaos organizes the presidency right now.”

— Jeb Bush, in an interview with CNN.

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There’s No Other Word for Kushner Visa Sale

“This is corruption, pure and simple.”

— Former Bush White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter, quoted by NBC News, on Jared Kushner’s sister promising visas to Chinese investors.

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Trump at 100

“The hundred-day marker is never an entirely reliable indicator of a four-year term, but it’s worth remembering that Franklin Roosevelt and Barack Obama were among those who came to office at a moment of national crisis and had the discipline, the preparation, and the rigor to set an entirely new course. Impulsive, egocentric, and mendacious, Trump has, in the same span, set fire to the integrity of his office.”

David Remnick

Poetic Justice

Sean, Lamb of Trump

In another administration Sean Spicer would have been fired.
But he’s actually just what the Trump White House required.
He’s a stand-up white guy,
Who will stand there and lie and lie,
And for that trait — at least in Trumplandia — he’s admired.

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Why Trump Should Keep Bannon Close

“If Bannon is cut loose, the old Washington adage of ‘better to have your enemy inside the tent pissing out’ will come into play. The coverage of Trump in the Bannon/Mercer echo chamber will go from ‘gushing hagiography’ to ‘more in sorrow than in anger’ to ‘Trump is now a globalist cuck shill for the ZOG’ faster than Andrew Breitbart can rotate in his grave. … Another reason firing Bannon is fraught with risk: Bannon is running the Russia pushback operation from inside the White House. He’s up to his ample ass in the Nunes shenanigan with NSC staffer Ezra Cohen-Watnik and White House Counsel’s Office staffer Mike Ellis. Bannon doesn’t just want to protect Trump over the Russia allegations; he wants to protect Russia, a nation he sees as an essential ally in his new alliance of white Christian nations against the Muslim horde. Does Trump really want Bannon, angry and in the wind, declaring his own jihad?”

Rick Wilson

Poetic Justice

Mar-A-Lago Showdown

President Trump finally laid down the law:
Bannon and Kushner’s relations must thaw.
Bannon called Kush a “cuck,”
But he’s pressing his luck —
If forced to choose, Trump will back his son-in-law.

Enumerati

April 29 Is Judgement Day for Trump Administration

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President Trump “has far more than three years left in his first term. But inside his pressure-cooker of a White House, aides and advisers are sweating the next three weeks,” Politico reports. “The symbolic 100-day mark by which modern presidents are judged menaces for an image-obsessed chief executive whose opening sprint has been marred by legislative stumbles, legal setbacks, senior staff kneecapping one another, the resignation of his national security adviser and near-daily headlines and headaches about links to Russia. … The date, April 29, hangs over the West Wing like the sword of Damocles as the unofficial deadline to find their footing— or else.”

Poetic Justice

The Do-Nothing POTUS

So, Donald Trump has nominated Neil Gorsuch,
But as a president pareil he’s a nonesuch.
His travel bans are blocked,
His budget plan’s been knocked,
After two months in office, Trump hasn’t done much.

Poetic Justice

A Gorka, Uncorked

Sebastian Gorka is Trump’s counter-terrorism adviser,
And he’s got a secret about which he’d like us none the wiser.
He’s a sworn life member of Vitezi Rend,
But to what nefarious end?
It means he’s a Hungarian Nazi collaborator and sympathizer.

Enumerati

Trump Looking to Cut $6 Billion from HUD

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“The Trump administration has considered more than $6 billion in cuts at the Department of Housing and Urban Development,” according to preliminary budget documents obtained by the Washington Post. “The plan would squeeze public housing support and end most federally funded community development grants, which provide services such as meal assistance and cleaning up abandoned properties in low-income neighborhoods.”