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Saturday, May 13, 2017

AP has good news about President Trump

Readers occasionally worry about President Trump selling out.

Jonathan Lemire of the Associated Press just reassured us he isn't.

Lemire wrote an "AP Analysis," under the reassuring headline, "Defiant Trump again bucks Washington norms."

Now let us consider what those Washington norms have done.

Those Washington norms have given us a $20 trillion national debt.

Those Washington norms have given us less than 2% annual growth for 10 years now.

Those Washington norms have given us Obamacare.

Those Washington norms have given us an FBI that helped Hillary destroy evidence.

Those Washington norms have given us a Congress where public servants become millionaires.

Those Washington norms have given us an edict that makes carbon dioxide a pollutant.

From the AP Analysis:
Trump's dismissal of Comey, who led the FBI's investigation into possible ties between Russian officials and the president's associates, has rendered the White House under siege, drawing rebukes from lawmakers from both political parties and sparking comparisons to Richard Nixon's efforts to quash an investigation of his presidency in the 1970s. But for Trump, the celebrity outsider whose insurgent campaign relished flouting the norms of American politics, the firing almost felt like business as usual.
He had urged the Senate to use the "nuclear option" to blow up parliamentary rules to win approval for his Supreme Court nominee. He has relied on executive orders to push through his agenda and has taken the extraordinary step of criticizing the judiciary for blocking his plans. He has ordered his White House to place political operatives inside federal agencies and moved to control their messaging, even on matters as trivial as the size of the inauguration crowd. And he has weaponized his Twitter account to make unprecedented personal attacks.
His handling of Comey's dismissal vividly illustrated the mercurial, scorched-earth style that Trump forged in the business world and last year's campaign, but has been met with fierce resistance in Washington.
FBI directors, with rare exceptions, serve 10-year terms, meaning they carry over to at least two presidencies, no matter if there's a change in parties. That is born of effort to keep the position independent of politics, a barrier Trump seemed to shatter by firing Comey amid the hyperpartisan Russia investigation.
Enough. Time out. Bill Clinton fired an FBI director just as he was looking into Whitewater.

The hyperpartisanship is in the press corps.

As long as they trash The Donald, I am sure he is toeing the line.

On November 8, 2016, the American people said, "Trump the Establishment!"

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11 comments:

  1. If the media is against him, Trump is on OUR side. 'Cause the media isn't.

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    1. The enemy of our friend is our enemy. -- BJ54

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  2. Obama trashed the Supreme court to their face on National TV and never passed a budget, preferring the Mugabe style Dictatorship he and his fellow Democrats and some R preferred. This writer is pretty uninformative and even ignorant, really, even for the AP. He has forgotten how messy actual constitutional government can be , if he ever knew it.

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    1. Republicans had a hand with the not passing a budget.

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    2. The Democrats sabotaged the committee system to enact a budget so CRs became the norm. Not sure what the GOP could have done under the rules in both houses to stop what was being done; not unless they changed the rules when they had the power to do so as they recently did with the nuclear option in the senate.

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    3. The Democrats sabotaged the committee system to enact a budget so CRs became the norm. Not sure what the GOP could have done under the rules in both houses to stop what was being done; not unless they changed the rules when they had the power to do so as they recently did with the nuclear option in the senate.

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  3. This is what drives me nuts about the #NeverTrump crowd. Rather than trying to persuade the President to be more conservative, they seem intent on either driving him left or out of office.

    Say...do you think those many of those "NeverTrumpers" might not really be conservatives at all?

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    1. The #NeverTrumpster elites could not care less about conservatism. They're afraid of being Cantored by Trump's supporters:

      Break the man and you break the movement.

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  4. Some of those horses just can't be broken.

    Some of those horses end up as glue.

    #NeverStopThePressBriefings

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