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K “Cunning and catchy phrase. Donaldo Trumpi fooled the populace into believing he would do something to change the epidemic and endemic corruption, cronyism and incompetence in Washington.”
J “But it is just another grand lie. Salt water crocodiles are supplanting fresh water alligators.”
K “What he meant is that he would drain the swamp in the financial sector in New York City and decant it into the D.C. swamp.”
J “O’Bama appointed Timothy Geithner and Eric Holder. Trumpi nominated Steve Mnuchin and Jeffrey Sessions. Same old, same old; same new, same new.”
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K “Remember when President Jerry Ford nominated Edward Levi who was a calm hand as Attorney General at Justice.”
J “Finding a lawyer with a tutored intellect, integrity, courage, judgment and wisdom in the United States is almost impossible today.”
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K “By the time he was inaugurated, O’Bama had surrounded himself with the ‘D’ apparatchiks of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’. By the time he is coronated, Trumpi will surround himself with the ‘R’ apparatchiks of the ‘War and Wall Street Party’.”
J “Same old, same old; same new, same new.”
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K “They say ‘in vino veritas’ or ‘in wine, truth.’ Trumpi does not drink, Twitter is his drink. Yet ‘in Twitter veritas’ is insightful. And imprudent.”
J “Communicating in 144 characters is gross. Yet the communications are refreshingly candid in a town that runs on deceit and dishonesty.”
K “They say the Presidency is the ultimate bully pulpit, and he is the ultimate bully assuming the pulpit.”
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K “He grew up or at least got older in opulence, yet so many of his antics are those of the parvenu. He was and is not accepted by the old money in New York City and was and is not trusted by the Deep State in D.C. He had the chance to end run all of them by appointing talented individuals who would assist him challenge the status quo and implement his more rational campaign pronouncements.”
J “If he had done it right, he would have had the satisfaction of knowing that the old guard and the old hands know he did it right even though they would never acknowledge his accomplishments or accept him as a person or the President.”
K “And the personal satisfaction of knowing that he did it right.”
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K “Sometimes, if you want to be a genius, you need to be a genius.”
J “Not. gonna. happen.”
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[See the e-commentary at “The ‘Ownership State’ and ‘Bush, Inc.’ (April 11, 2005)”, “Corporations United (February 15, 2010)”, “Commodities Futures / Future Commodities (March 8, 2010)”, “Schooling The Apparatchiks For the Kleptocrats (December 7, 2015)” and “On Merit and the Meritocracy (January 11, 2010).”]
Bumper stickers of the week:
Faking America Great Again
Keeping America American Again
Keeping America Hoodwinked Again
Draining the swamp into the swamp
Crocodiles replacing alligators
We did get fooled again.
There is a disturbance in the farce.
“You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose.” Mario Cuomo
You campaign in doggerel. You govern in derision. Donaldo Trumpi
“All you need in this life is a tremendous sex drive and a great ego. Brains don’t mean a shit.” Mayor Anthony “Captain Tony” Tarracino
Nero – Caligula In 2020 For a clear vision of the future