Random Thoughts After the Election, Part 5:

– One (very tiny) encouraging thing: the media had earlier reported that Trump was thinking of making Steve Bannon of Breitbart his White House Chief of Staff. Now they are saying this is unlikely, and that the current favorite is Reince Priebus. I’m not a Priebus fan, but putting an alt-right nutcase like Bannon in would be much worse.
– Paul Ryan announced this morning that he wants to focus on privatizing Medicare. This would be a disaster, and it’s also a good test for Trump: if he goes along with it (if it’s passed), it will demonstrate that he wasn’t serious about protecting Social Security and Medicare, as he said he wanted to do during the campaign.
– It’s fascinating to watch the right condemning the protests now occurring, when these same asshats threatened VIOLENT action if Trump was defeated. Apparently sauce for the goose is not sauce for the gander in this case.

2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts After the Election, Part 5:

  1. So by now you know that Bannon is going to stay on as DT’s senior advisor an strategist. I read a good article on the Daily Beast that suggests that Bannon is really looking for ways to get Breitbart.com into other countries. It’s definitely his reward for helping get DT elected.


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