Lion of the Blogosphere

Trump updates

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1. There are some very good articles in the NY Times worth reading.

The In-Law in the Trump Inner Circle: Jared Kushner’s Steadying Hand The more I find out about Jared Kushner, the more I think it’s absolutely necessary that he participate in the administration. He’s needed to keep Trump in line. The “ethics” of the situation are far less important than the fact that the nation needs him working for his father-in-law.

High in Tower, Trump Reads, Tweets and Plans Good reporting, not biased like most of the other stuff in the NY Times.

2. The NY Post has an exclusive report that Melania and Barron are not going to be moving to the White House, at least not until the end of the school year. I guess this sucks for residents of Trump Tower as well as anyone driving down Fifth Avenue; with Melania and Barron living there, Trump Tower will have to remain under heavy Secret Service and NYPD security.

3. Romney speculation

As much as Romney deserves absolutely nothing from Trump after intentionally trying to sabotage his campaign, I have to admit that Romney would be an excellent Secretary of State as long as he knows who’s boss. Romney has succeeded at every job he’s ever done.

4. Pence being booed by theatre-goers and then talked down to by cast members of Hamilton.

This is disgusting behavior and demonstrates again that the liberals continue to be more vengeful against Trump than conservatives ever were against Obama.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

November 20, 2016 at 11:03 am

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  1. Romney is a competent guy. But like Pompeo, you don’t want that many people with knives behind their backs in your ear.

    Look at how Hilary caused meltdowns in Libya and Iraq for Obama.

    Romney is a neocon as well. Dan Penor gamma neocon munchkin released the Hollywood Access tape and is close to Romney.

    It would be suicide for Trump having Penor floating in the white house taping everything.

    The Philosopher

    November 20, 2016 at 11:07 am

    • Trumps calculation is hardest situation I’ve ever seen. He must keep the cuckold wing on board, as he did with the convention, and at the same time distance and eventually liquidate the wing by turning everyone against their treasonous ways. Its a very delicate thing. They will try to blackmail and covertly undermine him every single step to align with their Master’s goals….who is Master?…..haha you know Lion!

      The Philosopher

      November 20, 2016 at 11:10 am

      • Jesus? The Koch brothers?

        Will

        November 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

      • “Zionist bankers” ? Lizard people?

        Two in the Bush

        November 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm

      • After we no longer need the cucks, we must ruthlessly exterminate them.

        Otis the Sweaty

        November 21, 2016 at 3:53 am

    • Making Romney secretary of Veterans’ Affairs makes a lot of sense for all parties. The place needs a turnaround artist, it ought to appeal to Mitt’s sense of duty and would rehabilitate his image with the base, it smooths the waters with NeverTrumpists, and if Romney decides to act up he couldn’t do much damage to Trump from there.

      But Romney in charge of State is nuts and sends all the wrong messages. If Trump had to pick a Mormon who didn’t endorse him he’d be better off with Jon Huntsman.

      Richard

      November 20, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      • Romney at VA does actually make some sense, given his supposed management skills. I had thought of his father’s old job at HUD, but this is one area of the federal government where Trump has some expertise and will have his own ideas.

        I agree with the Huntsman suggestion, and really Trump should be looking at people such as Huntsman and Webb for national security related positions (and as a former Ambassador to China and a former Secretary of the Navy, confirmation should not be difficult for those too), instead of the sleazy collection of Christian Zionists, neo-cons, and Giuliani now angling for them.

        Ed

        November 20, 2016 at 4:15 pm

    • Somewhere I expressed favorable attitudes towards Romney. I hereby take that back. What was I thinking?

      Romney said that Trump was unfit for office. I can’t find the exact quote but I remember that “dangerous” was in there.

      Nor does Romney share Trump’s non-interventionist FP goals. One’s cabinet members should be people who at least share one’s basic attitudes. Romney doesn’t.

      I understand that the US is a big power and needs an adroit diplomat, but is that Romney? His claim to fame is as Richard says, a turnaround artist. I suppose to someone like Romney the VA might seem unglamorous, but if he’s a patriot he should want to roll up his sleeves and do some good.

      Lion, I like Romney’s gentlemanly demeanor as you do. It’s something that’s sorely needed in today’s vulgar world, but this is a bridge too far!

      gothamette

      November 20, 2016 at 6:42 pm

      • Oops, I said it right here.

        gothamette

        November 20, 2016 at 6:53 pm

      • “Romney said that Trump was unfit for office. I can’t find the exact quote but I remember that “dangerous” was in there.”

        Well the cable shows have been playing Romney’s anti Trump statements all weekend, over and over.

        Mike Street Station

        November 20, 2016 at 8:44 pm

      • I don’t have cable. I tried looking it up online but the way news changes nowadays if something is more than 7 days old you have to search. Google is not Nexis.

        gothamette

        November 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

  2. “And Mr. Trump has happily resumed control of his Twitter feed, using it to bash targets in the news media and criticize the cast of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” for imploring Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who was in the audience Friday night, to govern on behalf of all Americans.”

    Unbiased? LOL.

    Ramakandra_matrix

    November 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

    • Yes, that’s a little bit biased. The cast of Hamilton is described in the most favorable light possible.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2016 at 11:37 am

      • Agreed. It was very biased. It was basically a smug lecture to the VP-elect and it was an effort to shame him. That’s why I can stand the Left. In a normal country, this wouldn’t be happening.

        Also, I think Trump will also give up Twitter at some point. I agree that Kushner is probably giving him good advice and will tell him to shut it down.

        JerseyGuy

        November 20, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      • Au contrire, I hope TRUMP keeps tweeting from the Oval Office. Can you imagine?

        @realdonaldtrump Weak China mil has no chance against US. Very few ships!

        @realdonaldtrump Very inferior Chinese mil think they can keep toying with US? Building useless islands in s. china sea. WRONG!

        Two in the Bush

        November 20, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      • @realdonaldtrump Asked my incredible AG Jeff Sessions to deport Mexican owner of #FailingNYT today.

        @realdonaldtrump So much winning I am getting SICK and need to lie down.

        @realdonaldtrump Paul Ryan-a good man-asked me to spend time with his wife. Sorry! Anything but #FLOTUS Melania is downgrade. No deal!

        @realdonaldtrump Can’t get @realprinceAlsaud to leave oval office. Not even for bathroom! Incredible stamina!

        @realdonaldtrump Phony judges in Great Britain lack good judgement. @realberniesanders was right.

        @realdonaldtrump @realhilaryclinton photos in @breitbartmedia showing Hilary engaged in highly sexual acts with @realhuma. Take back #nostamina but stand by #badjudgement call.

        The Philosopher

        November 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    • I was about to single out that very passage. I don’t know about the co-author, but Maggie Haberman hates Trump and can’t write about him without spite. I implore Maggie Haberman to not beat her children and ensure that they’re protected from sexual abuse by herself and their father.

      Richard

      November 20, 2016 at 12:12 pm

  3. Agree w/you about Pence but shouldn’t Trump leave this alone? A PEOTUS tweeting about this trash?

    Agree w/you about Romney, in fact, I think it would be wonderful. He would be eating all the insults he directed towards Trump every day – but I doubt it will happen. I think this is just Trump’s revenge. But what do I know?

    gothamette

    November 20, 2016 at 11:24 am

  4. Romney has succeeded riding the tide of the times but as far as being a creative force, I’m unaware of anything he’s done. Did he create more American jobs than foreign during his time with Bain? I honestly don’t know but I’m sure he regrets that if true.
    Regardless, Romney is a globalist, war loving, Russia hating oligarch, it’s an unforced error on Trumps part to meet with him at all after Romneys classless behavior during the campaign, and make no mistake, the Romneys are thoroughly devoid of class. Romney and his kind are done, after all the misery they’ve created for Americans, and the rest of the world, it’s time to stop playing nice and finish them off.

    I would bet if Biden showed up at a tractor pull, people would be civil. It’s funny how repugnant the majority of New York city types seem to be, I always thought they were so much more educated and refined.

    Is Hamilton just a modern minstrel show?

    2 Minute Alpha

    November 20, 2016 at 11:51 am

  5. This is just my speculation, but I can’t see how Romney would be a success. He’ll constantly cause disharmony within Trump’s inner circle and at some point would resign on a matter of principle, and in a way that causes as much damage as possible to the President. No doubt he still has ambitions of his own. We saw this in the UK during Thatcher’s time in office. Ideological outsiders need to be kept on the outside. Trump’s intuition to achieve as much as possible quickly, through Executive Order if necessary, is the way to go. Romney would just slow things down.

    The lioncub

    November 20, 2016 at 11:58 am

    • I would’ve been thrilled with Romney if he had stayed quiet during the primaries. Instead, he seemed to be angling himself in, doing as much damage as he could to Trump without really bolstering any one candidate.

      He gave a speech where he called Trump all sorts of nasty things. He lost all credibility in my mind, because four year earlier he had praised Trump effusively for endorsing him.

      He endorsed Cruz in Utah just to keep Trump from 1237. He never seemed to make up his mind between Cruz or Kasich. Frankly, it looked like he wanted to keep Trump from getting the delegates he needed, so that he could’ve been sworn in at a brokered convention.

      He quietly endorsed Gary Johnson in the general. He never really did much of anything for Evan McMullin in public, according to the egghead’s guys. I suppose he stayed quiet in the general to ingratiate himself to Trump. Pretty slimy.

      It was rich hearing Romney blather on about “muh principles and conservative values.” In 2012, he was the RINO candidate because of Romneycare.

      In 2012, I supported Romney but was turned off by how none of his peers seemed to like him. Now I can see why: he’s such a shameless careerist and is so selfish about it that he turns his colleagues off.

      I’m sorry, but Romney really isn’t a team player. He would be an effective manager at State if he would follow Trump’s greater vision, but it’s doubtful he would. We saw how bad Hillary screwed off Obama’s presidency when she was at State, so Trump should be extremely careful about being magnanimous in this position.

      Sid

      November 20, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    • We saw this in the UK during Thatcher’s time in office. Ideological outsiders need to be kept on the outside. Trump’s intuition to achieve as much as possible quickly, through Executive Order if necessary, is the way to go. Romney would just slow things down.

      Disloyal cabinet members occur in America as well. It can be problematic, but is usually not fatal.

      But either way, Trump’s victory has also made it more likely Italy will elect an anti-euro government, Petry will act as a spoiler in Germany’s federal elections, and Britain’s establishment will not be able to resist the popular will to trigger Article 50 (France I’m not sure about):

      https://pragmaticallydistributed.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/european-nationalism-in-the-wake-of-trump/

      Britain – Concern in Britain had been growing over whether PM May would encounter strong resistance to her triggering article 50 next Spring to begin formal exit negotiations with the European Union. Britain’s exit now becomes more certain after Trump’s win demonstrated ignoring public opinion is more politically untenable than ever.

      The Undiscovered Jew

      November 21, 2016 at 6:49 pm

  6. Trump updates…How about Trumpdates?

    Vincent

    November 20, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    • Trumpenupdates.

      Glengarry

      November 20, 2016 at 1:19 pm

  7. I wonder why Pence even went to Hamilton? Only a liberal or cuckservative would waste 3 hours of his life sitting through such dreck. Conservatives should not be acquiescing to the blackwashing of American history.

    The only Broadway musical I’ve ever actually seen on Broadway was Les Miserables. Now that was a musical. And the cast was entirely white.

    Hermes

    November 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    • Pence and his midwest family just wanted to play tourist I suspect, that’s it.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2016 at 1:30 pm

      • But why Hamilton, which is known for being created intentionally to subvert American history? Just based on Broadway.com, there are a bunch of other musicals currently playing. Granted, some, like Chicago and The Book of Mormon, are known for being culturally subversive as well. But he also could have seen Phantom of the Opera, Fiddler on the Roof, or Jersey Boys. Why not one of those instead?

        Hermes

        November 20, 2016 at 2:09 pm

      • What do you mean intentionally subvert US history? You didn’t know that Thomas Jefferson was actually a negro?

        Two in the Bush

        November 20, 2016 at 2:38 pm

      • Only weirdos like us think that way. Mike Pence is too normal to know he’s supposed to hate “Hamilton”.

        Richard

        November 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm

      • Good explanation. And remember that Pence is a “cuckservative” and not alt-right.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 20, 2016 at 2:48 pm

      • For Pence to show up at a Hamilton performance — that’s rattling a hornet’s nest.

        JS

        November 20, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      • Hamilton is perhaps the only thing that was created by a non-white that draws a White majority audience.

        You might hate the show. I don’t care for it either. But Lin Miranda’s self actualization has taken NAM culture into high culture.

        JS

        November 20, 2016 at 7:53 pm

      • I have listened to quite a few selections from Hamilton on YouTube and Hamilton sucks. Just boring rap, agitprop, recitative. So daring, didn’t Orson Welles already do something like this in the 1930s with Othello? Furthermore, nobody can name or recognize a single tune from the damn “musical”. Just another case of the soft bigotry of low expectations. “Gee, look, a Puerto Rican made a hit Broadway musical.”

        Daniel

        November 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    • Maybe his wife wanted to see the new musical.

      Rosenmops

      November 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm

  8. You are essentially relying on Romney being an obedient mercenary/consultant as SoS, just implementing them policies, which, granted, he might be. However, I think I’d prefer someone more obviously thinking like Trump in the first place.

    Glengarry

    November 20, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    • “You are essentially relying on Romney being an obedient mercenary/consultant as SoS,”

      I believe that Romney could do that.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm

      • It would make for a ready made administration if Trump keeled over from minoxidil poisoning. Then Pence, Romney would be in agreement.

        Romney has the opposite foreign policy from Trump so this is a bit nutty. Is Trump just counting on Romney being a stand up guy and bailing him out?

        Lion of the Turambar

        November 20, 2016 at 4:57 pm

      • lol, lion of the tumbarar is still at it. a lot of us were sceptical that trump was going to win but few were as rancorous and vociferous about it not being a possibility as you.. then he pulls it off, you disappear for a week out of shame, then show up again to coat your usual bile over this blog. mate, your credibility is through.

        james n.s.w

        November 20, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      • lol, lion of the tumbarar is still at it. a lot of us were sceptical that trump was going to win but few were as rancorous and vociferous about it not being a possibility as you.. then he pulls it off, you disappear for a week out of shame, then show up again to coat your usual bile over this blog. mate, your credibility is through.

        Turambar is still waiting for Trump to drop out of the race and let Mike Pence step in as the head of the ticket.

        The Undiscovered Jew

        November 20, 2016 at 7:28 pm

      • I was traveling that week but did in fact post multiple times.

        I dont see the point of having having a SoS who isnt inherently a diplomat and who’s worldview you campaigned against.

        From Romney’s standpoint the guy is already a multimillionaire who gives away a big chunk of his income and who’s kids are already grown and established. Why does he need this gig? He doesnt need to be a former SoS to give well paid speeches (like maybe a others) and he isnt going for higher office at his age. Maybe is willing to take it on because of public spiritedness. And maybe Trump wants him to project stability to the Euro’s.

        Lion of the Turambar

        November 21, 2016 at 7:57 am

  9. I really don’t see what is wrong with what the cast of Hamilton did. They very respectfully let Pence know that they were afraid and that they hoped the Trump administration would protect the rights of all Americans. Nothing wrong with that.

    The audience booing Pence, on the other hand, that was low. Would I have boo’ed Obama? Def not after his election in 2008, probably not at anytime after that as I really don’t have anything against the guy on a personal level. I hate his supporters but I don’t really hate the man himself.

    Otis the Sweaty

    November 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm

    • You don’t go to a musical to get a lecture from the cast. Imagine if a white cast lectured Obama. Everyone would be shouting “racism!”

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

      • why was pence even going to this dumb musical anyway, lol. it almost seems like he knew he’d get a reaction and make some headlines, maybe trump deliberately sent him so it’d get the trump university ruling out of the papers.

        james n.s.w

        November 20, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    • You don’t insult your guests just because they conflict with your personal politics. Had this been Tim Kaine, the media would be screaming about “disrespect.”

      Brendan

      November 20, 2016 at 4:00 pm

    • Get used to it. David Letterman (who expected sex from most of his female staffers) has called Trump “a person to be shunned.” You can look up the NY Times article, which was a masterpiece of Timesspeak.

      gothamette

      November 20, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      • Letterman was relevant for about 5 years in the 80s. The rest of his career was just a boring retread. One bright spot in our dark nights is that he no longer has a show.

        Daniel

        November 21, 2016 at 1:16 am

      • When I was in high school, yes.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 21, 2016 at 9:12 am

      • David Letterman (who expected sex from most of his female staffers) has called Trump “a person to be shunned.”

        Meanwhile Letterman is a people hating grouch who shunned almost everybody unless they were being poorly interviewed by him on his old TV show.

        Letterman now looks like an old vagrant.

        Rifleman

        November 21, 2016 at 3:21 am

      • Yeah, but Trump will be shunned. I keep tabs on the NYC cultural community & they are livid. The Hamilton dissing was nothing compared to what I’ve read & heard.

        gothamette

        November 21, 2016 at 1:59 pm

  10. The more I find out about Jared Kushner, the more I think it’s absolutely necessary that he participate in the administration. He’s needed to keep Trump in line. The “ethics” of the situation are far less important than the fact that the nation needs him working for his father-in-law.

    Well that makes Trump look terrible….

    Magnavox

    November 20, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    • Lion is reading this wrong. Trump doesn’t rely on or need Kushner. Trump accommodates Kushner because he’s intelligent and most especially because he’s married to Ivanka. Ivanka is Trump’s weak spot. Everyone has a weak spot and Ivanka is Trump’s.

      Bannon is the one who will be helping Trump steer the ship and building the 50-year plus governing coalition.

      Andrew E.

      November 20, 2016 at 4:02 pm

  11. Found in comments at Sailer’s, the follow-up to Pence’s day out.

    “So now Steve Bannon is in the audience for Hamilton? They are officially trolling us. Pay no attention to the elephants in the room.”

    Marvellous if it is so. Masterful.

    Glengarry

    November 20, 2016 at 4:03 pm

    • Particularly funny since Takei’s twitter feed before that is a lot of Hamilton-related triumphant flouncing.

      Glengarry

      November 20, 2016 at 5:06 pm

  12. Hey Lion,

    If someone tell me today that he’s 100% sure that the Patriots will win the Superbowl, I will tell him: “If you are so sure about the future, you should be able to take advantage of this and profit from it. Right? If after the Patriots won the Superbowl and you came back telling me that you won nothing then I would say that you aren’t really sure about the future and you’re just guessing. You should put your money where your mouth is.”

    Same thing about people who claimed to predict the collapse of the housing bubble. Well, did they do a “Big Short”?
    Likewise, if you predicted a Trump presidency, … well, I know for sure Trump won, but did you win anything? Did you make a bet of any kind to take advantage of this prediction?

    It’s not good enough to predict the future, you should be able to position yourself to take advantage of it. Right?

    So, what are some of the predictions for the coming administration and what can you do to profit from it? And how sure are you of it? Are you willing to put your money where your mouth is?

    BTW, if you have any stock market prediction, maybe we all can play a game and create a fake portfolio and publicly track how good it is. See if your predictions make you money or lose you money.

    Wouldn’t you say that it is time to short Tesla and buy defense companies? Boeing did win a contract to build the fence previously so maybe now it’s Raytheon or maybe Lockheed? That could be billions of dollars in contract to secure the border.

    Neal

    November 20, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    • OK, I have put a substantial sum on a 50/50 USA/Russia index portfolio, which is a general bet on the benign golden glow that slowly envelops us all, also based to some extent on charts. I will sell the parts that go south quickly and let any winners run (not sure if any loser money will go into money market or fill the winner). It happens fairly often that I guess wrong and terminate these things after going red for a couple of days, particularly important for volatile markets like Russia. There’s also the upcoming question of whether the Fed will raise rates in Q4.(*)

      I made the order on Nov 18, haven’t checked if it’s been executed yet. These things can take a few days. Here are the proxy numbers of Nov 18, taken from Google Finance:

      DJIA (INDEXDJX:.DJI): 18868
      FTSE Russia Index (INDEXFTSE:WIRUS): 234
      (not quite sure if that’s the right index to follow, I don’t have the details at hand)

      So I will monitor and act while this is ongoing. I will also interim evaluate the outcome around Christmas or so, basically see if I still feel good about it or if it’s just treading water. Note that I’m investing in a non-$ currency so my actual actions will depend on the softness of the local currency as well as fund performance. Also, I don’t sit around checking my stocks all day, so my actions will probably be slower than optimal. Both funds I bought are furthermore, as is the custom, historically worse performers than the corresponding actual index.

      (*) I call my secret investment approach ‘Dumb Momentum Money’. It is a form of strategy that Yakov, a former Wall Street Jew as I recall, explicitly does not recommend, since it is abject market timing. But it makes me sleep better at night than riding out the dips.

      Glengarry

      November 20, 2016 at 6:15 pm

      • I guess I don’t understand your reasoning.
        Isn’t Russia mostly oil-related?
        Are you expecting oil price to increase dramatically with Trump being President?
        If that’s the case why not just buy XOM?
        Or are you expecting sanctions to disappear? And Russia will miraculously transform their heavily oil-dependent economy to a world beater. Even if Trump removes existing US sanctions, he has no control over European sanctions.

        I wouldn’t bet on Russia unless I believe that oil price will rise substantially.

        Neal

        November 21, 2016 at 2:25 am

      • The wind cares not from where it blows, as momentum investors might occasionally say after a glass of brandy. While I would expect sanctions of Russia to disappear, it’s really more a sentiment issue. Let’s see how it goes.

        Glengarry

        November 21, 2016 at 9:51 am

      • At the time of writing, 1 day into the golden glow:

        DJIA 18904 (+0.2%)
        WIRUS 240 (+2.75%)

        I’m afraid my own trade hasn’t been executed yet however, so, uh, yeah. Oh well, I still like the direction this is going.

        (XOM: +1.49%)

        Glengarry

        November 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

  13. On an unrelated note, WHEN will the NFL in their quest for an ever kinder, more just world, introduce plus size cheerleaders??

    Glengarry

    November 20, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    • That day will arrive soon, It’s already happened on the college level, especially the small colleges. Prior to the triumph of feminism, women who were cheerleaders or stewardesses were required to be attractive. Not any more.

      Lewis Medlock

      November 21, 2016 at 2:06 pm

  14. hard to see Romney, who warned us about Russia four years ago, working with a guy whose idea of peace is letting Putin do whatever he wants. we all want peace, but not at any price.

    Brendan

    November 20, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    • Russia isn’t a threat to the US. Don’t be so stupid.

      Vincent

      November 20, 2016 at 5:43 pm

      • Neither is China. They’re isolationists without any chutzpah!

        JS

        November 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm

  15. Why in in the hell would Pence go to “Hamilton”? That’s something Jeb would do.

    I’m getting the sense that he is a very daft GOP companyman who is fortunate to have an affable countenance.

    fakeemail

    November 20, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    • Pence is a middle-of-the-road mainstream evangelical conservative Republican. Trump chose Pence to be his running mate to get the mainstream Republican vote.

      Bobo

      November 20, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    • I believe in the theory of “Daddy, we’re in New York, we have to see Hamilton! Daddyyyy!”

      Glengarry

      November 21, 2016 at 9:53 am

    • My working theory is Trump (via Pence) was trolling the Left again for some reason (perhaps just his own amusement).

      Tarl

      November 22, 2016 at 10:49 am

  16. You should be paying more attention to Steve Bannon, Lion. And Miller. Those two are Trump’s ideas men/id/soul.

    gothamette

    November 20, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    • Miller is an intersting behind the scenes guy.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 20, 2016 at 8:16 pm

      • Miller and Bannon are really the brains behind Trump. Bannon is the big picture guy and Miller and the details guy. Both a staunchly anti-globalist. That’s why I don’t think Trump will “sell out”, although he will have to compromise on certain issues. Trump knows that Bannon and Miller’s strategy to govern for the next 50 years is a winning strategy. And I expect that alot of other Republicans, behind closed doors, know that its a winning strategy as well.

        Here is an interesting article on the debate between the populists and the supply-siders on Trump’s economic team: http://www.wsj.com/articles/inside-donald-trumps-economic-team-two-very-different-views-1479643204

        This is the most encouraging paragraph from the article: “In the final weeks of the campaign, Mr. Trump’s speeches reflected the view of advisers who share a deep skepticism of trade deals, including economist Peter Navarro, financier Wilbur Ross and steel executive Dan DiMicco, all of whom are being considered for top posts in the new administration.”

        JerseyGuy

        November 20, 2016 at 9:07 pm

      • Hillary is apparently up by 1.5 million in the “popular” vote.

        map

        November 21, 2016 at 1:46 am

      • Right, the non-white voters of California are pumping up her vote total.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        November 21, 2016 at 9:15 am

      • It looks like MI still hasn’t declared for Trump, even though the vote count is at 100%. What gives? (Excepting the terrifying humiliation of 306 Trumpenelectors.)

        Glengarry

        November 21, 2016 at 10:48 am

  17. We live in a small world — Lion must have heard of the creepy death of a guido from Stamford CT, who stabbed to death, by a gay guy at a midtown luxury apartment on the Upper East Side, last weekend coming from a night club, where he then drove his dead corpse in the wee hours of the night to be buried at a shallow grave on the Joisey Shore. The killer was a lover boy of a wealthy jeweler who happened to designed the diamond ring for Trump’s wedding with Melanie. The killer was also a neighbor of Donald Trump Jr.

    JS

    November 20, 2016 at 7:41 pm

  18. Romney essentially called us deplorables before Hillary did. Trump loses my respect if he picks Romney for anything.

    Dave

    November 20, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    • Yes, and he needs to boot Christie for good. I also don’t want to see Giuliani in his team. Guidos are too forceful, hotheaded and relenting. Subtle qualities are needed to make WN a feasible movement. Trump needs to retain Session and Bannon.

      JS

      November 20, 2016 at 10:24 pm

      • * guidos are unrelenting.

        JS

        November 20, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      • I don’t want WN. I just want an immigration timeout.

        Dave

        November 21, 2016 at 8:24 pm

  19. Right guy, wrong job. Romney would be much better at Treasury.

    sestamibi

    November 20, 2016 at 10:07 pm

  20. I don’t like Romney, but I think bringing him into the fold must hold a strategic advantage for Trump. My fantasy is that this is a purely Machiavellian move that will result in a) the fulfilment of a particular goal for Trump and b) end in humiliation for Romney. It will almost certainly secure the Mormons into Trump’s camp for next election.

    Roli

    November 20, 2016 at 10:43 pm

  21. I seem to remember Michelle Obama being boo’ed pretty heartily at NASCAR, which I suppose is like the white prole version of “Hamilton.”

    Joey Junger

    November 21, 2016 at 1:35 am

    • I don’t remember it… but Googling it, yes, it happened. The mainstream media decided it wasn’t in the liberal interest to cover it, for some reason.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      November 21, 2016 at 9:14 am

  22. For SecState, why not Huntsman? He’s Mormon, it would be a great show of reaching out and he’s shown that he has a spine of cotton wool, so he could be trusted to do as he’s told, with some careful management. (Romney has a spine, which would be admirable if he wasn’t wrong about everything.)

    Jesse

    November 21, 2016 at 5:41 am

  23. Romney has succeeded at every job he’s ever done.

    Except the job of “2012 Presidential Candidate”, unfortunately.

    Tarl

    November 22, 2016 at 10:47 am


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