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http://www.cnbc.com/2017/01/23/trump-tells-business-leaders-he-wants-to-cut-regulations-by-75-percent-or-maybe-more.html

President Donald Trump told business leaders on Monday he believes he can cut regulations by 75 percent or “maybe more.”

At the White House with 10 senior executives, he repeated his campaign pledges to roll back corporate rules, arguing that they have “gotten out of control.” A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a request to elaborate on which rules Trump will target or how the 75 percent was calculated.

“We’re going to be cutting regulation massively,” but the rules will be “just as protective of the people,” Trump told reporters at the meeting that included Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

As Ace might say, “my dick just bought a motorcycle and announced that it’s riding cross country flying a giant American flag.”

 

Eleanor Clift doesn’t get it.

Clinton is the good student who got all A’s and then climbed every rung on the career ladder only to discover, again and again, that it’s not enough.

For 20 years—and a lot more if you go back to her days as an anti-war activist at Wellesley College—she has been working toward the presidency.

Oh man, she just doesn’t get it. This is why Hillary lost. Her entire life has been focused on this one damn goal. She’s like the girl in HS who gets all As, manipulates her way into the Student Council presidency, and sucks up to all the teachers, but looks down on her classmates. No one likes her, or trusts her.

Trump is many things, but we can believe that his decision to run was truly motivated by a love of this country. He doesn’t need to be President to know that he’s a success. He has a billion dollar business and four successful children to prove that. Serving as President is for him a final note on a life well lived. For Hillary, the Presidency was the sum of a life’s ambition. It was everything. And that is terrifying.

I’m shocked, I tell ya

It turns out that when you publicly smear a presidential candidate and sign an open letter to the American public calling him a danger to this country, your services will probably not be required when he wins.

They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.

But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae.

Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation.

They stand ready to serve their own interests.  They want back onto the public gravy train and are shocked that Trump isn’t like every other GOP member who bows down before the permanent Washington political class.  Get ready to wait a long while, guys.

“It’s hostile,” said this person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of further retribution. “It’s not just that we’re frozen out. . . . I was told they said there was an enemies list.”

When you call a candidate a danger to national security and publicly denounce him… you make yourself an enemy.  Why would Trump want them?  Their vaunted expertise?  These assholes are the same ones who screwed up US foreign policy for eight years under Bush, and they’re friends with the ones who screwed it up for eight more under Obama.  Trump can do better.

 

Sunday Night Song

The Spirit of the Season

Remember, it’s about giving.

Hopefully everyone gets what they deserve.

Something for a quiet Sunday night…

Debate #2

Trump won, neutralized the attack against him based on the video, and landed some good blows.  All the right folks are of course horrified by his comments about a special prosecutor.  It’s not a decent into fascism to prosecute your opponent if they have actually committed crimes, which Hillary has.  Mishandling classified material, destroying evidence that had been subpoenaed, those are things that should be prosecuted.  If we want to talk about whether or not the US is a banana republic, let’s consider how the FBI whitewashed the whole investigation, and provided legal immunity to all of Clinton’s co-conspirators without getting anything in return.  Let’s discuss the use of the FBI and IRS to harass conservatives.  Using the organs of the state to attack your political opponents, and to protect your friends from facing justice… those are what corrupt our political system.

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