CEO of the United States

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Depending on who you listen to, Trump’s selection of a Cabinet is either a clusterfuck, a disaster, or it is going relatively smoothly. I’m guessing the latter is correct. But one thing is clear – Donald Trump is going to surprise a lot of people. The President is literally the chief executive officer of the United States government. And while Trump has never held political office before, he knows how to be a CEO.

In a parliamentary system you often end up with coalition government made up of multiple parties. In order to get parties to join yours, you have to promise them things. Those things may be policies, programs, or the control of certain departments. A hawkish party might want control of the defense and state departments but be willing to let a different party control domestic social welfare agencies. If these various parties can put together a workable majority they can govern.

Under our two-party system, the parties themselves are coalitions. The GOP primary was a fight for control of the party that pitted the GOP establishment against the GOP base. The base won. If Trump is going to govern effectively and successfully, he needs to bring the GOP together. That means bringing the GOPe into his government. That means working with the GOP Congress.

Trump knows how to make deals. He even wrote a book about it. Trump knows that if you want people to join and keep an agreement you have to make it worth their while. Contrary to the popular leftist narrative Trump is not a dictator. That might work with your underlings but it won’t work with partners and business associates. And you have to keep your word.

Trump is in negotiation with various factions within the GOP. That includes the GOPe, the religious right, neocons, the Chamber of Commerce, and the gun lobby. In order to get their support he needs to throw them all some bones. The people who helped Trump win deserve the biggest, juiciest, meatiest bones, but everybody will get something.

Trump has priorities. That means he will focus on a few key issues. In order to get what he wants on those issues he will have to compromise on other issues. That’s how politics works.

So if Mitt Romney ends up as Secretary of State, don’t be shocked. All that means is that was the price Trump agreed to pay for GOPe support on other stuff.


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161 Responses to CEO of the United States

    • Venus says:

      I’ve heard Monica Crowley is too.

      • I think Trump floats a lot of these rumors just to keep the press in a tizzy.

        • DeniseVB says:

          And it’s working !

          • foxyladi14 says:

            😆

          • Lulu says:

            Misinformation and rumor floating works! And I think Trump is enjoying making Mitt grovel for a job. Dance, monkey, dance! Then apologize for being an asshole to me, kiss the ring, and you can SOS for one year with an extension after the apprentice review. That Mittens is willing to do this in public says just how not principled, ambitious, and desperate he is.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Mittens’ biggest mistake, imho, not treating Obama’12 like he did Trump ’16, he may have Won? Sad Sack McCain also withheld his fire in 2008, we’d be probably celebrating Sarah Palin as the first Woman PEOTUS right now. Her success in politics (from running as a PTA President to Gov of Alaska) was never about running as a Woman. 🙂

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      Maybe those people dumping tickets on Craigs list were real and there were special snowflakes with access to parental credit cards willing to pay even insane prices to be able to say they helped support the one true cause of stupidity.

  1. Dora says:

    Wow! Terrible fires going on in Tennessee. My nephew lives in Nashville, but I have no idea how far that is from Gatlinberg. I’m not familiar with the area at all.

    They are evacuating people now and asking for help. I hope things settle down soon. It looks frightening.

    • Lulu says:

      Gatlinburg is in the Smokey Mountains (Appalachia) right on the NC border. It is maybe 150 miles as the crow flies from Nashville. It is so pretty there and the fires are horrible and in a national park and national forest area. It is awful. Mountainous and forested it is hard to fight fires in that very rough terrain.

  2. votermom says:

    Unconfirmed

    • DeniseVB says:

      Several announcements expected to be made today, I know, I believe nothing unless it comes from Team Trump. 🙂

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      They are melting over this in koolaid central. Evidently they thought all the fuss with their annointed zealot in chief stein would derail DJT from doing his job and make him more willing to cut deals to appease the Ds.

  3. DeniseVB says:

    Toure sighting. Dumbass as always 😀

    • Lulu says:

      Knee jerk proggy reactionary term “shooter” is easier to bleat than stabber/vehicular attempted murderer of Somali/Pakistani origin admitted to US to suck federal tax resources by Broncobama. Do not expect remotely correct legal descriptions from le Toure. Too hard. Sad!

      • DeniseVB says:

        What’s funny, “Active Shooter” had to be explained to some nitwits (including my Senator) is code to launch a general alert that some crazy person is hurting/killing people and to begin the emergency lockdown in place procedures. I guess “lunatic with a car and a knife” wasn’t immediately known either 🙂

  4. Dora says:

    From Crooked to Corrupt. She’s going places. 🙂

    ==

    Trump Ups the Ante Over Alleged Voter Fraud: Attacks CNN and Introduces New Hashtag #CorruptHillary

    From the layman, those still inside of the matrix — bluepilled — fat and stupid off government sponsored roasted beef, the recent comments by Trump might appear to be coarse, almost petty. But if you take these comments under the context that Trump is in fact a 4 dimensional chess player and is laying a trap for bird brained Hillary supporters — which will soon be executed — laying waste to a cadre of people too stupid to see it coming, they are in fact brilliant. This evening Trump went on a twitter rampage, fucking with Jeff Zeleny, shill reporter from CNN, about his special AC360 report depicting Trump as a sore winner — merely shitposting on Twitter to distract people from the true source of angst: TRUMP LOST THE MEANINGLESS POPULAR VOTE (gasp!).

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-11-28/trump-ups-ante-over-alleged-voter-fraud-attacks-cnn-and-introduces-new-hashtag-corru?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29

    • Venus says:

      Trump lost the meaningless *national* popular vote.
      He won the popular vote in 30 states (that’s 2 more than Obama in 2008, and 3 more than Obama in 2012).
      He also got 306 EVs — the best showing for a R candidate since GHWB’s 1st election in 1988 when he was riding the Reagan wave.
      Hillary, on the other hand, with 232 has the worst showing in EVs for a D candidate since Dukakis.

      ‘16 Trump 306
      ‘12 Romney 206
      ‘08 McCain 173
      ‘04 Bush 286
      ‘00 Bush 271
      ‘96 Dole 159
      ‘92 Bush 168

  5. Dora says:

    Beautiful Picture.

  6. Dora says:

    Must be a Hillary supporter! Yikes!

  7. votermom says:

    Just had a thought. I wonder if Petraeus was recommended to Trump by either Flynn or Mattis?

    Also, if Mitt is getting a second interview today and does get State (I hope Trump gets a heck of a deal from Mitt in return), then maybe Petraeus is for Homeland Security?

    • Anthony says:

      I’m uneasy with Mitt in that position. I’d be OK with Petraeus. I’m kinda guessing that Mitt is getting a “Dear John” dinner with Trump. From MSM, Trump knew about Kellyanne Conway’s public statements about Mitt, and approved before she went on the Sunday talk shows. The Court of Public Opinion seems to be against Romney by a small but significant margin (count me in, so I might be biased), and its a brilliant way to tell Mitt and the rest of the Never Trumpers to fuck off.

  8. Venus says:

    I think the dinner with Mitt tonight is the “break up” dinner.
    I have a theory that Trump met with Mitt for 2 reasons — first, yes to “be the bigger man” and try to bring the party together (and I give Mitt credit for showing up as well — that could not have been easy for him) and second to cause the exact DRAMA that is going on now. It keeps MSM on a meaningless narrative of who will Trump pick for SoS/can he really be considering Mitt plus the overwhelmingly negative reaction to Mitt from the base pays Mitt back for his actions during the primary and GE. To that end: anyone who thinks Kellyanne “went rogue” with her comments about how the base is reacting to the possibility of Mitt as SoS hasn’t been paying attention.

  9. Venus says:

    Libs are out in force on Twitter spewing that the VA Univ. article I posted suggesting that as many as 2.8 million illegals voted in 2008 election. They are all saying “debunked” based on “flawed methodology”
    Flawed methodology means that the conclusion/extrapolation that 2.8 million illegals voted may be off — it completely disregards the fact that non-citizens interviewed *admitted* to voting.
    Doesn’t matter — flawed methodology says a guy from Harvard, see?

    • lateblum says:

      It’s the same way they disregard and/or denounce information that they don’t like when they say “it was gathered using illegal or unethical methods.” Like the Planned Parenthood baby parts info.

  10. votermom says:

    I am glad Trump started this conversation about flag burning

  11. Dora says:

    I used to like this man. He was great in ‘Revolutionary Road’.

    He has turned out to be a real jerk.

    ===

    Actor Michael Shannon: Time for Trump voters to die
    http://conservativefiringline.com/actor-michael-shannon-time-trump-voters-die/

  12. Some people mistakenly believe it is always hot in the desert.

  13. the lurker says:

    Could trump trade soros for Snowden, with Russia?

    • DeniseVB says:

      I hope Trump does something with Soros since that man is pure evil. Handing him over to Putin would be yummy since there’s a warrant for his arrest in Russia.

  14. votermom says:

  15. DeniseVB says:

    Good one….

  16. votermom says:

    Watching videos like this still makes me grin

    I’m a terrible person

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/09/politics/hillary-clinton-shock-election-party/

    • Lulu says:

      If they weren’t such insufferable assholes, hectoring shits, and mean MF’ers if would NOT be so funny. I don’t get pleasure out of NORMAL people being unhappy. But this bunch and their snide hateful crap for the last 8 years, THIS over the top angst and mental fragility is very funny.

    • lateblum says:

      Thanks for posting this. I’d never seen it before today. I felt bad that those young people and the older women were disappointed (again). That is much like how I felt in 2008 after the DNC f**ked HRC and the electorate. But Lulu is right about the pre-election tone of those supporters. They were snotty, nasty, mean, name-calling ugly; like the obots were in 2008. So my empathy lasts only as long as I can spell e m p a t h y. There. That’s done.

  17. taw46 says:

  18. votermom says:

    JoeS cracks up after clip of Hillary during campaign saying Trump won’t accept election results

  19. foxyladi14 says:

    Boggles the mind!
    I went to a few Hillary sites, Just to see what they are saying.
    They are saying the recount could over turn the Election, And the Elector’s could vote for her too.
    So they are still hoping for a Clinton Presidency!! 😯

  20. taw46 says:

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  22. DeniseVB says:

    Testing to see if a gab link shows up like a twitter link, or just a link.

    https://gab.ai/a/posts/2142729

    • DeniseVB says:

      Aw, just a link. If you’re not on Gab, does it take you to the post? If not, here it is…..copy and pasted…… 😀

      Andrew Torba · @a
      3 hours
      Mother Jones: “I’d appreciate if you could grant me access to Gab so that I can observe and interact with the alt-right. I’d be interested in interviewing you about your motivations for creating Gab”

      Us: Wait your two weeks. We don’t interview with fake news sites.

  23. Dora says:

    Good Idea.

  24. votermom says:

    So this is a British vegan youtuber who supports Trump.
    She does a great summary of Pizza Gate. I like her presentation – very calm & NPR-like.

    • votermom says:

      Video mentioned the strange and unsettling “art” in Tony Podesta’s house is by Kim Noble, an artist with spit personality disorder.

      She was interviewed on Oprah.
      http://www.oprah.com/oprahshow/Kim-Noble-Multiple-Personality-Artist

      • mothy67 says:

        Every psychiatrist I know insists tgere isno such thing as split/ multiple personality disorder. Say its Hollywood fiction.

      • SHV says:

        Al, the wife, Is “involved” with a woman at work with dissociative identity disorder (Multiple Personalities). This person is an MD who gives no sign at work that she is bat shit crazy but outside of work is texting as multiple people with all kinds of crazy shit going on in “their” lives.

    • DeniseVB says:

      Creepy. Not a fan of Podesta’s taste in art, that’s one sick puppy. I always thought once gay marriage was legalized, could pedophilia be next ?

      • votermom says:

        Pedophilia seems like a thing with the rich & powerful, no doubt influenced by the the Left. Precisely because it is such a taboo, and how better to feel that you are special and above the law then by breaking the biggest taboos.
        And it is a world-wide thing. In 3rd world countries kids are pretty blatantly trafficked. It’s disgusting.
        It is creepy and unsettling but also very plausible that it is happening in first world countries right under our noses.
        I sincerely favor teh death penalty for pedophiles. There’s no redeeming anyone who preys on kids.

        • DeniseVB says:

          Put it all together, and it certainly explains why everybody seems to be behaving blackmailed in DC, or what Obama “had” on Clinton in 2008.

  25. ecoast says:

    Will Jill pay Wisconsin $3.5 m today or will she back off? Lot of money for a cause you don’t believe in.

    http://fox6now.com/2016/11/29/green-party-presidential-candidate-jill-stein-calls-wisconsin-recount-cost-exorbitant/

  26. DeniseVB says:

    Snowflakes on parade. Has anyone told them smashing capitalism would make us like Cuba where they’d be lucky to make $15 A MONTH !

  27. Dora says:

    • Mt.Laurel says:

      I think part of upset is because he can act immediately just by through enforcement of those pesky laws that already exist.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Enforce the laws already on the books ! Was that even tried under Obama? 😉

        • lateblum says:

          Rhetorical, yes?

        • Lulu says:

          Nope. And that is why they are so freaked out. They will try lawfare for the “rights” of the illegals (they don’t have any as this isn’t the EU for which they get confused and think they have refugee or prisoner of war rights but don’t) or appealing to the UN which has no domestic pull in the US. The people exporter nations who won’t take their citizens back in deportation are the ones who are going to get freaked out next. The laws allowing the State Dept, Treasury, INS, Customs, etc to retaliate are going to get schooled very quickly on just how unpleasant the US government can be. And Mexico is opening “extra” consulates to “help” their illegal citizens. Close those fuckers down. Who gave them permission to open consulates with even more diplomats in the US to undermine US law?

  28. votermom says:

  29. DeniseVB says:

    Lowly WaPo employees pimping subscriptions….they still don’t get it.

    • Lulu says:

      Sad. Next the jouno-listers will be trying to sell auto ads.

    • DandyTIger says:

      Best part is the technique: trying to shame people into subscribing.

      • DeniseVB says:

        Our local paper (Virginian-Pilot) added a Wapo section to the Sunday edition this past year. Hatey-hate Trump editions of course. Newsprint media killed the subscriptions, not the subscribers !

    • votermom says:

      The fire tablet comes pre installed with the WaPo app. I looked and it was all wall to wall.anti-Trump articles. So I deleted the app.

      • DeniseVB says:

        I’m so tech challenged, is a fire tablet like an iPad or something? My equally tech challenged dh wants an iPad for Christmas. What do you recommend? Linky to your Amazon page would be cool too 🙂

        • Ann says:

          Denise, I have an iPad with retina display. I LOVE it. And I use a PC not a Mac (too cheap to buy one, especially when the laptop is only 15″). I tried a Kindle and gave that away fast – too difficult to read.

          If you or your DH have issues with eye-strain (or other eye issues), I highly recommend choosing the iPad retina.

          • DeniseVB says:

            Thanks Ann. My other “thing” is a Nook, works for me when traveling 🙂 I hate the thumby keyboard, so I just use it to read on wifi friendly planes and trains.

        • votermom says:

          Yes, the Fire tablet is amazon’s android tablet. It comes in 3 sizes – 7 inch, 8 inch HD, and HDX 10 inch (price is approx $50, $90, $230 respectively). It used to be called the Kindle Fire but to prevent confusion they just call it the Fire now and the eReaders are called Kindles.
          My link:
          http://amzn.to/2gDAK2P

          I don’t think you can compare it to the iPad which has a lot more bells & whistles and is like 4x the price. But the Fire is nice for browsing the web, watching shows, reading ebooks, etc. It is very user-friendly* and great for tech-challenged ppl compared to regular android tablets. And it’ easy to get to customer support. If you go to a Best Buy or Staples you can try it out too.

          (*To be fair the iPad is also quite user-friendly)

  30. Dora says:

    So many people will be disappointed. I’m not one of them.

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  33. Dora says:

    Very Sad.

  34. blowme0bama says:

    Okay, I got to admit the responses under
    #TrumpTalkstoHeadsofState are funny.

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