Newt says Trunip never really wanted to drain the swamp

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Newt says Trunip never really wanted to drain the swamp

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Well it is really what we expected. Trunip never wanted to drain the swamp. There are to many reptiles that are his friends. He has also appointed some of the worse reptiles in the swamp to positions in his administration.
After campaigning on a promise to clean up Washington and rid it of special interests, Donald Trump has stacked his team with the likes of former Goldman Sachs banker Steven Mnuchin and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson.

Now, just weeks before taking office, Trump has decided to sideline his pledge to “drain the swamp,” his ally Newt Gingrich said Wednesday.

“I’m told he now just disclaims that,” Gingrich (R-Ga.) the former House speaker, told NPR’s “Morning Edition.” “He now says it was cute, but he doesn’t want to use it anymore.”

Gingrich posted to Twitter this week what he described to NPR as “a very cute tweet” about the alligators in Washington. But someone ― Gingrich didn’t disclose who ― sent him a note saying they were tired of hearing such talk.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/don ... a59456be74

I wonder what his followers will be thinking since he's not locking up Hillary and now not draining the Swamp. Wait, that's right his followers don't think so all is good.
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out with the old crooks, in with the new.

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That's exactly what I expected him to do.

I can't wait to see all the turnip seeds try to explain this. They will be so pissed when they finally realized they've been grifted. "At least they're our oligarchs" will work only for so long.

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CDFingers wrote:"At least they're our oligarchs"
who owes favors to russian oligarchs. but donald likes to not pay his bills. so not a problem. until the russian mafia comes to collect.

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No explanation needed because his supporters don't care.
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gator68 wrote:No explanation needed because his supporters don't care.
Yup, so long as that wall gets built and that Muslim registry keeps out them A-rabs 'tsall good!
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Monbiot:
It is hard for people to attach themselves to a homogenised franchise owned by a hedge fund whose corporate identity consists of a filing cabinet in Panama City. So the machine needs a mask.
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It--the mask--began with Reagan, the actor, right after our first globalist president, Carter, member of the Tri Lateral Commission:
The mass media had little to say about this matter during the Presidential campaign — in fact, the connection of the Carter group to the Commission was recently selected as “the best censored news story of 1976” — and it has not received the attention that it might have since the Administration took office.
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Nixon 2.0?
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rltriumph wrote:Nixon 2.0?
Nixon got caught. The GOP and their backers have learned how not to get caught so easy. Don't need to break into offices just have your foreign interest hack into their computers. The trail leads to them and not you.
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Nixon was a petty thief by comparison and he tried to conceal his actions.

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Trunip is adding more big reptiles to the swamp.
Donald Trump added another billionaire to his presidential transition team on Wednesday: Carl Icahn, the 80-year-old activist shareholder and long-time friend who once helped Trump keep control of his troubled New Jersey casinos.

Icahn will be a special adviser to the president-elect overseeing regulation, according to the transition team.

According to Forbes, Icahn has a net worth of $16.5bn adding his wealth to a team that already looks set to be the wealthiest White House team in history. Trump had considered him for the post of Treasury secretary but Icahn rejected the suggestions saying: “I’m not ever going to be secretary of anything in Washington.”

This appointment is not an official government position and Icahn will therefore not have to divest of his vast business holdings in order to comply with government-mandated conflict of interest rules.

The hedge fund manager has been one of Trump’s closest advisers and officially endorsed the president-elect in the summer of 2015. “Carl was with me from the beginning and with his being one of the world’s great businessmen, that was something I truly appreciated,” said Trump. Trump said Ichan’s “help on the strangling regulations that our country is faced with will be invaluable”.

Icahn has been a persistent critic of government regulation, most recently “crazy regulations” at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He is a major investor in CVR Energy, an oil refiner, whose business he claims has been harmed by EPA regulations.

Trump consulted with Icahn before appointing Scott Pruitt, Oklahoma’s attorney general and another EPA critic, to head the agency.
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... regulation

The oligarchs are raiding the government and the people. This administration is going to make the Grant and Harding administration look like pre-schoolerss when it comes to shady deals and corruption.
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wifesbane wrote:Nixon was a petty thief by comparison and he tried to conceal his actions.
Nixon was an insecure paranoid with daddy issues; Drumpf is a delusional, narcissistic, sociopathic trustafarian who sincerely believes in his exceptionalism
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Carl Icahn is the worst yet. Icahn is the world's most prolific corporate raider. There is literally not a single company he has touched that he hasn't attempted to completely destroy. He succeeds in doing so more often than not. Recently he destroyed eBay. Until he meddled, eBay was on track to skyrocket. It's tech stack was gaining ground on the likes of Amazon and Google, and it was attracting top talent. Ebay used the large margins from Paypal to invest in it's engineering and technology.

Then Carl came in. He took a loan and bought 3% of the stock so he could speak at shareholder meetings. He said "split the company up". They did. 1000s lost their jobs and now eBay is circling the toilet. Paypal is fairing ok, but it isn't advancing its tech and will soon be surpassed in the payment space that is becoming increasingly crowded. It too will go away. All because of Carl Icahn. But, hey, he made out like a bandit when the split shares sold for like 50% more than the EBAY shares did prior to the split. For like a month.


Carl Icahn is the epitome of all that is wrong with capital markets.
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Turnip couldn't drain the swamp, he'd be going down the drain too. Tricky Dick will turn out to be a small time crook compared to the Turnip and his billionaire cronies.
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Newt Gingrich reportedly tells conservatives that Trump administration will be “the third great effort to break out of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt (New Deal) model”.

https://www.salon.com/2016/12/26/rendez ... nal-stage/
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I think newts still hoping for a high paying position in the Turnip admin, and as usual he is pulling unicorns from his ass to please the New King

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Alec Baldwin offers to perform “Highway to Hell” at the Trump inauguration.

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