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Trump and (Elections Have) Consequences

from Rogue Money:

Cohen in The American Interest on November 10 2016 (immediately after Trump won):

Trump may be better than we think. He does not have strong principles about much, which means he can shift. He is clearly willing to delegate legislation to Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell. And even abroad, his instincts incline him to increase U.S. strength—and to push back even against Russia if, as will surely happen, Putin double-crosses him. My guess is that sequester gets rolled back, as do lots of stupid regulations, and experiments in nudging and nagging Americans to behave the way progressives think they should.
Cohen on Twitter November 15 2016

Eliot A Cohen @EliotACohen
After exchange w Trump transition team, changed my recommendation: stay away. They’re angry, arrogant, screaming “you LOST!” Will be ugly.

Retweets 3,719 Likes 3,204
5:07 AM – 15 Nov 2016

I find the above very funny. How could that turncoat think he would be greeted by the Trump organization with anything but derision? Cohen believed he and his ilk would be welcome with candies and roses after insulting Trump in all major media? Who is the arrogant one in the above?

Oh, by the way. Here is a headline from October 2013: President Obama to Republicans: I won. Deal with it. I do not remember Cohen, or anyone else, calling that “arrogant”.

While the papers are full of (badly) informed rumors about who will get this or that position in a Trump administration let’s keep in mind that 90% of such rumors are just self promotions by people like Cohen who shill for the rumored job. That is why I will not write about John Bolton or Rudy Giuliani as coming Secretary of State. Both are possible (unqualified) candidates. But others are just as likely to get that position. We will only know who it is after the official release.

Dear Dying Legacy Media and Fake Conservatives: Your Talking Points Aren’t Working

First, there are basically two talking points being repeated by the George Soros/#NeverTrump coalition, the two ‘left’ and ‘right’ sides of which have become virtually indistinguishable except for the former pushing Soros-funded and bussed-around-rent-a-mob ‘colored revolution’ wannabe protests, while the latter pretend to counsel patience. In practice, as many Trump voters realized, there isn’t a dime’s worth of difference save for some smarmy preacher or Mormon rhetoric between the likes of Glenn Beck and Don Lemon, or Louise Mensch of the failed Rupert Murdoch media start up Heat Street and Newsweek’s half-mad and creepy Kurt Eichenwald. They are merely two sides of the same coin, flapping wings of the same raggedy bird of prey.

As the Russians say, he who laughs last laughs the best. And believe me, they’re laughing at you not with you #NeverTrump ers.

All of these supposedly independent voices who couldn’t possibly be reading off the same script coming out of meetings at places like Washington’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel are saying this week:

1) Trump is an erratic, racist wild man whose appointment of Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon to be his chief ideologist in the White House proves his racism, anti-Semitism, Islamophobia (insert whatever basket of deplorables ism allegations which worked so well for Hillary).

2) No one competent or qualified would dare risk their reputations to work for a Trump Administration (as opposed to the spectacular foreign policy successes the Clinton, Bush 43, and Obama Administrations represented, from failing to prevent 9/11 to invading Iraq to destabilizing the entire Mideast and even Europe through the ‘Arab Spring’ and NATO-backed jihad that destroyed Libya)

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