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Buster Gammons

Friday, November 18, 2016

Monsters Ball, Plus Keith Olbermann On Giving Trump A Chance

After choosing Steve Bannon as his chief "strategist," you still wanted to "give Trump a chance?"  Knowing Deplorable Donald for what he really, truly is, you thought maybe he just might somehow pick some reasonable, moderate, qualified people to actually run his administration for him?  Boy, are you a sucker!

Trump is surrounding himself with the daily guest list on Fox News -- dangerous screamers, bigots, and ideological regressives.  It's a Monsters Ball, and he's just getting started.

For Attorney General, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala).  That's Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, named for two Confederate "heroes."  A lifelong racist to such a degree he could not be confirmed as a federal judge.  An immigration hardliner, Sessions supports a ban on Muslims and opposes civil rights for all as "un-American."

For National Security Adviser, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.  Paranoid Islamophobic extremist.  Supports a Muslim ban, supports waterboarding and other torture tactics.  Has worked for Russian state TV.  Has been a paid consultant for both Russia and Turkey.  Was dismissed from President Obama's Defense Intelligence Agency for being an insubordinate crazoid.

For CIA Director, Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan).  Inexperienced Tea Bagger.  Major loudmouth blowhard on the Benghazi committee.  A terrorism fear monger, Islamophobe, and a big supporter of torture.  Opposed the Iran nuclear deal.

For EPA "transition" adviser, Myron Ebell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute.  Ebell is a professional climate-change denier.  He directs the right-wing think tank's environmental section, which insists that pesticides are good for you.

Under consideration for some sort of position:

Kris Kobach, Kansas AG, who helped draft unconstitutional anti-immigration laws in both Kanasas and Arizona.
John Bolton, former UN Ambassador under George W. Bush.  Ultra-conservative who opposes the existence of the UN and NATO, and recently called for a U.S. invasion of Iran for "regime change."
Rudy Giuliani, former NYC mayor and all-purpose conspiracy theory ghoul.

These short-sighted reactionaries will turn the clock back and destroy every bit of progress made in the last 60-70 years, if we let them.

The legendary Keith Olbermann has something to say about giving Trump and his sycophantic sidekicks "a chance":

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