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Monday, November 14, 2016

Lies my Politico told me

After feeding the story line for the last two years that Trump was not a serious candidate, Politico is now pretending that he spent eighteen months of his life and $100 million to win an office he did not want.

From Glenn Thrush:
Donald Trump is compulsively improvisational, and ran the most successful back-of-the-napkin operation in American political history, but the challenge confronting him is, by his own admission, nothing like anything anybody has ever faced. Like practically everybody else in the country, Trump (despite his statements to the contrary) really didn’t think he’d be spending this weekend trying to staff the upper management of the world’s sole remaining superpower.
His transition process was practically non-existent — and was thrown into chaos by the ouster of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie by allies of Vice President-elect Mike Pence and Trump Tower staffers, including Steve Bannon, who feared that Christie's Bridgegate scandal would overshadow their efforts.
Yes, just like there was chaos that would cost Trump the nomination when Paul Manafort replaced Corey Lewandowski as campaign manager, and just how there was chaos that would cost Trump the general election when Kellyanne Conway replaced Manafort.

Thrush should give it a rest for a few weeks and rebuild his credibility. Outside of Washington, Politico is considered low-rent Pravda among the few of us who know its existence. But D.C. is where the power and the fools are, so Thrush continues to wage his battle against reality:
It’s been five days since the reality TV star became the reality president and judging from his public pronouncements and a slightly dizzy 60 Minutes appearance, he still seems to be grappling with the vast implications of his stunning and unexpected victory. But in the past few days — amid protests in several major cities and a massive case of the national frights about his fitness to govern — Trump has made a handful of moves that offer the first hints of what kind of president he will be.
So what do we know? He’s basically the same brash invader who sacked the establishment citadel on Election Day — but seems a lot more flexible than the sloganeering populist who vowed, in an oath of iron and blood, to build that wall, trash Obamacare and overcome the “rigged system.”
In the space of the last 48 hours, a mellower, more presidential Trump seems a bit more comfortable with the system he will soon lord over: His selection of Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has already sparked a mini-rebellion among some supporters who were hoping Trump would, for real, detonate the establishment.
"Priebus would not have been my choice," longtime Trump adviser Roger Stone told me. "It's going to upset people ... but one appointment does not an administration make."
Interesting that Thrush keeps calling Stone a longtime adviser when every story Thrush writes has Stone saying Trump did not take his advice.

Thrush thrashed about to find a way to trash Trump, which if Trump were half as bad as Washington claimed would be easy money. But Thrush struggles before lamely reporting:
One senior Trump aide likened Priebus to one of Trump’s property managers, “Trump's attitude is just get the job done, and do anything you need to do.”
Yep.

That's how a CEO gets things done. Hire good people, give them the opportunity to succeed, and if they fall short, part company with them.

Obama had Rahm Emanuel, and later Valerie Jarrett.

Thrush is a slower learner than Nate Pewter.

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21 comments:

  1. I pay no attention to and certainly spend no time reading this garbage. If the media would use their pieholes for eating pies and not for spouting off about things which they apparently know nothing about they would at least be helping out the pastry economy. - Elric

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  2. https://mobile.twitter.com/nick_ramsey/status/796908208241643520/video/1 "you don't get my name, you get a Fuck You"

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    1. I love how the New Yorkers just walk on by. It's like, sure, it's crazy but I got an appointment to make

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  3. I don't know how Kindle works, but it would be great if you could have links in the text.

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  4. I turned on the car radio this morning and heard Glenn Beck talking how Trump conspired with Obama & Hillary for Hillary to win. However, when O & H realized the economy will crash under the next president, they allowed Trump to win. Or something like that. It was as screwy as anything Beck has said. He never said why Trump agreed to spend $100 Million OF HIS OWN MONEY to lose, especially when the Left can't spend their own money to eat at McDonald's. I think Beck has been snorting Cheetos again.

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    1. Bless his heart, poor Glenn has never recovered from his shock treatment on the 8th of November. Pray for him. I have been praying that he will STFU.

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    2. I've given up on Glenn and now listen to Chris Plante on WMAL via IHeartRadio from 9-noon Eastern M-F. Very funny, sarcastic, witty, can really turn a phrase.

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  5. https://mobile.twitter.com/PizzaPartyBen/status/797899792982556672 one of my favorite moments from the campaign
    Pure.Genius.

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    1. Played them the whole way through. Playing them still.

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  6. "But D.C. is where the power and the fools are, so Thrush continues to wage his battle against reality:" The DC crowd WANTS and NEEDS to believe.

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  7. Nate Pewter! DANG you're good, Don.

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    1. Hahaha! Yeah, Big D is just a West Virginia hillbilly, not all that smart. Hahaha!

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    2. And you can go from N8Ag to Nate Pewter to Nate Pouter

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  8. The old Cruzzer propaganda line was he's not in it to win it; he'll throw it to Hillary during the debates./

    I guess that will be debate #4.

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  9. Why is everyone worried about his "fitness to govern"? No one worried about Obama's, and he had just slightly more experience than Trump has. Less, actually, when you consider Trump has a tremendous amount of executive experience, which involves getting the right people to work for you, then letting them do their jobs. He'll be fine.

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    1. Obama's previous "experience" was 1. "Community Organizer," i.e. shakedown artist/agitator, and 2. one term Senator (where he was mostly absent.)

      He didn't have enough real experience to run a hot dog stand. Your typical girl scout has more experience; at least she'll have sold some cookies and had to make change!

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  10. If the American people simply stopped paying any attention to all the people who got everything wrong, even until early evening on Nov. 8th, most of the mainstream media "journalists" and pundits, and most of the professional politicians, would be out of work already.

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  11. Why would anyone believe a single word the self-described hack writes?

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    1. He wears an "Ace Reporter" fedora, that's why!

      I think it keeps the truth from shining in his eyes.
      --Burnsie

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  12. The left/media drew a cartoon character named Trump. But the man Trump is nothing like the cartoon.

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