They said it was time to make the White House white again and they aren't wasting any time. Trump is filling out the cabinet selections and they are a beaut, a murderer's row of racists, climate deniers and lobbyists, sprinkled with a few garden variety lunatics.
Honest to god, John Bolton looks like the sane one in this crowd.
Loved how the woman mayor who called Michelle Obama an ape in heels says that she isn't a racist. Nobody is ever racist.
Interesting interview with Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority leader, yesterday House GOP Leader Unfazed By Trump’s White Nationalist Adviser.
Todd Zwilich of The Takeaway, from WNYC: Trump appointed Reince Priebus chief of staff yesterday. At the same time, he appointed what he described as a co-equal adviser, Steve Bannon, as his senior adviser and strategist. Steve Bannon, when he was in charge of Breitbart News, that organization ran headlines that include “Bill Kristol Is A Renegade Jew.” Gabby Giffords, your former colleague ― “The Gun Control Movement’s Human Shield.” They had a headline that said “Birth Control Makes Women Unattractive And Crazy.” And “The Solution To Online ‘Harassment’ Is Simple: Women Should Just Log Off.”The question was about the propriety of hiring a man with a known dislike for a certain religious group and the answer was, aren't other people important, too?
He had a radio show on Sirius XM where he regularly entertained guests like Frank Gaffney and Pamela Geller, where they regularly trafficked in Islamophobic conspiracy theories, including one that said Huma Abedin was a Saudi agent. And his wife testified under oath in 2007 that Steve Bannon did not want his daughter going to a particular school because they were “too many Jews there.” How can this appointment possibly be appropriate for American people watching this White House, and how can it be appropriate for you?
Rep. Kevin McCarthy: Well, the president-elect always gets to pick his team going forward. Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus worked very closely together in this campaign. One thing, when you go through a campaign, especially the campaign we saw on both sides, it’s a difficult campaign, but you forge strong relationships. The president has a right to select who he thinks is best to be able to move through. I don’t know Steve. I did talk to Steve yesterday. I talked to the president-elect again yesterday, I talked to Reince... The president-elect has to be able to select his best team. There will be a lot of different appointments to go through. What do they say, how many slots does a president have to fill? Is it more than 4,000? There’s a lot of people to go through. So...
TZ: Hang on, I’m sorry. This is important. Jewish groups ―
KM: Are you saying that other people aren’t important?
Call me old fashioned but this seems like the wrong answer from the Republican from Bakersfield. Guess a disavowal would have been too much to ask. So what happened to all for one and one for all and all that American stuff we learned? But it does give us a taste of what they've got in store for the country. Or perhaps McCarthy has his own issues?
The Republican Jewish Congress wants the yids to lay off the new administration. Jewish Republicans are like Gay Republicans, you have to wonder how you choose a party where a large number of members hate you and everything you stand for. Sort of remind me of the German jews before World War II that thought they had an in and would never be touched. Guess again.
Make about as much sense as Republican deadheads. I know one of them who spent several decades tripping on acid and then turned his own son in to the cops and sent him to jail for smoking a joint. Be careful of people like that.