I think it’s fine that many people want to give Donald Trump the benefit of the doubt, regardless of all his ignorant and obnoxious statements during the campaign and over the years. But such benefit of the doubt is extremely difficult with him. Already he has said maybe not repeal ObamaCare but just amend it. And since getting elected he has said about prosecuting Hillary Clinton, maybe not, because, “I don’t want to hurt them. They’re, they’re good people…” No, they are NOT good people!
Give this guy the benefit of the doubt? And already his nominations to be a part of the Trump administration are mostly awful.
Trump’s most recent flunky nomination, for instance, to head the Small Business Administration is a fellow entertainment industry mogul, Linda McMahon the former President and CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment.
I suppose Mrs. McMahon has good business skills in her abilities to run an extremely profitable entertainment empire. But for some reason, she lost both of her U.S. Senate campaigns, in 2010 and 2012, after spending $97 million of her own money on them. Good business skills, but political skills not so much.
But she did donate $7 million to one of Trump’s PACs. She really wants to get to Washington!
And like Donald Trump’s having donated to sleazy Democrats’ political campaigns, prior to McMahon’s first Senate run she donated to Rahm Emanuel, Mark Warner and Joe Lieberman. Jeepers, what a waste of money. Perhaps for the Small Business Administration Trump could have appointed someone who isn’t known for wasting good money like that, and someone who isn’t known for running a business that’s part of the not-particularly-noble branch of the entertainment industry, “World Wrestling.”
Now, regarding McMahon’s World Wrestling empire, I really am trying not to sound like a snob, because I know a lot of people like that stuff and pay a lot of money to go see it. But it’s not something I would go see, just like football. With football it’s a bunch of grown men running into each other and banging their heads together and getting concussions and suing the NFL. But the wrestling stuff seems to just consist of kooky, acted-out scenes of grown men pushing each other around and throwing each other down on the ground. Oooh, what fun.
Besides her being President and CEO, McMahon’s own disturbing participation in the high drama of “World Wrestling” included highlighting a typical dysfunctional family, as Margaret Carlson describes:
When the show demanded McMahon leave the corporate backroom to rumble on stage, she got into the ring to kick a man in the groin and get pummeled by her own daughter, Stephanie, who was greeted by fans with the chant “slut, slut, slut.” Feigning a coma, McMahon sat in a wheelchair after supposedly being drugged by her husband, who wanted to go off with one of his “divas” for undisturbed sex.
Some of the scenes also included a “simulated rape” and a wrestler “having sex with a corpse.”
How fitting for the Small Business Administration.
And we are hearing that another degenerate, Willard Milhaus Romney, is still at the top of the list being considered for Secretary of State. Well, why not? He’s so diplomatic, that guy. Here he is using his diplomacy skills as he gives his major speech on Donald Trump, calling him a fraud and a con man.
Romney clearly has learned a lot from Dale Carnegie, that’s for sure.
And here is Romney on his Presidential campaign trail, using his diplomatic skills as he snubs a disabled voter who says that he needs medical marijuana and asks if Romney will have him and his doctor arrested as part of Romney’s drug-warrior campaign.
Now, it has not yet been confirmed that Romney will be picked by Trump to be the next Secretary of State, but it wouldn’t surprise me. Maybe he won’t pick Romney, so we can say, “Whew, that was a close one.”
Speaking of drug warriors, there’s Sen. Jeff Sessions, Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general. Already the Department of “Justice” has persecuted innocent people in the feds’ vicious drug war, in the war on terrorism, and other bureaucratic police state nightmares. As attorney general Sessions will amplify the bureaucratic police state nightmares.
As Robert Wenzel pointed out, Sessions has voted to regulate tobacco as a drug, voted to extend Patriot Act wiretapping, voted No on requiring a warrant to tap phone calls, voted No on habeas corpus for Gitmo detainees, among other pro-police state votes.
On Sessions’s own drug war ignorance and viciousness, Politico notes,
As a U.S. Attorney in Alabama in the 1980s, Sessions said he thought the KKK “were OK until I found out they smoked pot.” In April, he said, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” and that it was a “very real danger” that is “not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized.” Sessions, who turns 70 on Christmas Eve, has called marijuana reform a “tragic mistake” and criticized FBI Director James Comey and Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch for not vigorously enforcing a the federal prohibition that President Obama has called “untenable over the long term.”
Another of Sessions’s love for police state criminality is his love for civil asset forfeiture. That’s when police steal money or property from innocent people without charges or even suspicion. According to Roll Call, Sessions said that it’s “unthinkable that we would make it harder for the government to take money from a drug dealer than it is for a businessperson to defend themselves in a lawsuit.”
Obviously, like most previous attorneys general, this next attorney general doesn’t understand the difference between “drug dealer” and “alleged drug dealer.”
So what about all those doctors out there giving drugs to people who don’t need them or shouldn’t be getting them? Steal their money, too?
And one big part of police departments’ “asset forfeiture” thefts is the drug war, which itself is a criminal enterprise. The whole thing is a racket, but ignoramus police statists like Jeff Sessions obviously don’t understand the principles of liberty that America was founded on.
And then there are all the military generals that Trump wants in his administration, for Secretary of Defense, national security advisor, and … Homeland Security? Should we worry about that? Will there be martial law, in which the feds would turn the national security apparatus against their own people (the textbook definition of treason)?
Whatever. So I don’t know which is worse, the degenerate neanderthal communists who have been in charge for the past 8 years, or the next group of degenerate neanderthals. But this is giving me a headache now. I must rest.