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Cabinet of Deplorables
Author: BobR    Date: 11/30/2016 16:16:09

As the staffing positions for the looming tRump pResidency go from being penciled to inked, the Cabinet is increasingly being filled with a collection of some of the most ardent anti-progressives available (with rare exception). Here is the current list...

  • `Chief of Staff: Reince Preibus
    • Lawyer
    • Wisconsin political insider
    • Buddies with Paul Ryan

  • Chief Strategist: Steve Bannon
    • Breitbart exec
    • racist and anti-semitic
    • self-declared "Alt-Right"
    • stated: "Darkness is good: Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That's power..."

  • Senior Communications Advisor: Jason Miller
    • Doesn't think flag-burning is constitutionally-protected free speech

  • White House Council: Donald McGahn
    • As Chair of FEC under Dubya, hindered reform efforts (related to spending)
    • Very tight with Koch brothers

  • Attorney General: Jeff Sessions
    • 1986 Judgeship denied due to racist leanings
    • anti-immigration (even legal immigration)
    • pro-war, pro-torture
    • pro "forfeiture" laws
    • anti-gay

  • National Security Advisor: Mike Flynn

  • CIA Director: Mike Pompeo
    • Part of Benghazi witch hunt
    • Opposes abortion and the ACA
    • Lifetime NRA member
    • Wants to re-institute massive metadata mining programs
    • Leaked supposedly secret details of the Iran nuclear deal

  • Secretary of Transportation: Elaine Chao
    • Deputy Sec'y of Transportation under Papa Bush
    • Labor Secretary under Dubya - failed to investigate minimum wage complaints or enforce mine safety
    • Married to Mitch McConnell

  • Secretary of Commerce: Wilbur Ross
    • Billionaire Investor
    • Corporate raider / vampire capitalist
    • Is invested in coal

  • Secretary of Education: Betsy DeVos

  • Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin
    • Goldman-Sachs exec
    • As chair of OneWest bank, accused of redlining

  • Secretary of Defense: James Mattis
    • Actually - a pretty good choice

  • U.N. Ambassador: Nikki Haley
    • Current SC governor
    • Pluses: removed confederate flag, anti-HB2, pro-education
    • Minuses: pro-ID for voting, tax cuts, anti-abortion
    • None of her positions really have any bearing on the Ambassadorship

  • Health and Human Services: Tom Price
    • Orthopaedic Surgeon
    • Opposes the ACA
    • Wants to turn Medicare into a voucher system
    • Wants to turn Medicaid into a block-grant system
    • Wants to "overhaul" Social Security

  • Housing and Urban Development: Ben Carson
    • Neurosurgeon and presidential candidate
    • No experience at job
    • May not want it

These positions are not nailed down, but there are some definite short-listers:

  • Veterans Affairs: Scott Brown?
    • Former MA Senator

  • Homeland Security: Mike McCaul?
    • Currently Homeland Security Chair in the House

  • Secretary of the Interior:
    • Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin
    • Larry Nichols: Oil company exec
    • Palin??

  • Secretary of State: ?
    • Romney
    • Petraeus
    • Giuliani

The list for these are still pretty long...

  • Secretary of Agriculture: too soon to tell
  • Secretary of Labor: too soon to tell
  • Secretary of Energy: too soon to tell
  • EPA: too soon to tell
  • Office of Management and Budget: too soon to tell


Most of these positions need to be approved by Congress, so it's possible Dems could block the worst of them (i.e.: Sessions), but this Cabinet of Deplorables looks like something out of horror movie.

57 comments (Latest Comment: 11/30/2016 22:26:00 by Raine)
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Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 14:21:42
Mornin' all!

Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 14:39:54
Morning

Last call for Blogger Joe before I do the drawing of names

Comment by velveeta jones on 11/30/2016 14:47:22
Whoever I get for Blogger Joe is getting a Trump bobble-head and Mike Pence toilet paper!

Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 14:49:05
Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 14:51:54
Good morning.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 14:53:06
Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 15:21:33

OMG!

It's like we have gone full crcle to the B*sh years!

Comment by TriSec on 11/30/2016 15:42:08
I personally burned flags back on Veteran's Day. Veterans even helped!

Comment by TriSec on 11/30/2016 15:42:40
I personally burned flags back on Veteran's Day. Veterans even helped!

Comment by Will in Chicago on 11/30/2016 15:51:47
As we could use some good news, I will share some.

I have an interview today and was asked to go on another interview tomorrow morning.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 16:14:48
Quote by TriSec:
I personally burned flags back on Veteran's Day. Veterans even helped!


Why do you hate America, Tri?

Comment by BobR on 11/30/2016 16:16:34
BLOG IS FINALLY POSTED - deleting the stub...

Comment by BobR on 11/30/2016 16:18:05
Quote by velveeta jones:
Whoever I get for Blogger Joe is getting a Trump bobble-head and Mike Pence toilet paper!

The bobblehead should come with some firecrackers...

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 16:25:46
I am scared.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 16:30:06
Quote by Raine:
I am scared.


Me too

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 16:31:23
Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 16:39:30
Raine! That was just evil!

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 16:42:40
Quote by wickedpam:
Raine! That was just evil!

That was why Iposted a link -- I deleted the tweet, it was too creepy to leave here.

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 16:42:57
I am sorry.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 16:51:16
And Pelosi remains Minority Leader.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 16:58:36
Quote by Raine:
I am sorry.



Its ok - we needed a reminder how how evil he is.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 16:59:06
Quote by Raine:
WARNING......



My favorite, Trump as Ruprecht.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 16:59:24
Last call for Blogger Joe!!!

Comment by TriSec on 11/30/2016 17:02:14
Quote by wickedpam:
Last call for Blogger Joe!!!


I'm in, yes?

Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 17:03:12
Quote by TriSec:
Quote by wickedpam:
Last call for Blogger Joe!!!


I'm in, yes?


You are now

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 17:12:10
Quote by Scoopster:
And Pelosi remains Minority Leader.

Good.

I don;t want to lost Reid and her in one year.

Comment by wickedpam on 11/30/2016 17:14:42
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
And Pelosi remains Minority Leader.

Good.

I don;t want to lost Reid and her in one year.



Me too. I like her and it at the DNC level that I think they really need the change.

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 17:15:19
Office of Management and Budget: The president of GOLDMAN SACHS!

Comment by livingonli on 11/30/2016 17:18:16
The swamp has moved to Trump tower.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 17:21:22
Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 17:46:53
Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 17:56:52
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
And Pelosi remains Minority Leader.

Good.

I don;t want to lost Reid and her in one year.



Me too. I like her and it at the DNC level that I think they really need the change.
Yes.


Comment by livingonli on 11/30/2016 18:00:35
Gas prices will shoot up just in time for the Trump presidency. Although it might help the frackers go back in business.

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 18:00:41
And as for the DNC I REALLY think we need someone who understands state and local governments. We are losing everything starting there.

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 18:01:27
Quote by livingonli:
Gas prices will shoot up just in time for the Trump presidency. Although it might help the frackers go back in business.
Trump supporters don;t care about Frackers.

They do -- however -- care about prices going up.


Comment by BobR on 11/30/2016 18:18:39
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Raine! That was just evil!

That was why Iposted a link -- I deleted the tweet, it was too creepy to leave here.

I've seen one with 2 evil clowns behind tRump. Hilarious.

Comment by BobR on 11/30/2016 18:34:18
Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 18:50:47
Oh for fuck's sake...




Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 19:53:29
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...


FFS.


Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 19:53:59
Quote by Raine:
Quote by livingonli:
Gas prices will shoot up just in time for the Trump presidency. Although it might help the frackers go back in business.
Trump supporters don;t care about Frackers.

They do -- however -- care about prices going up.


Yeah that had more to do with OPEC meeting than anything else. They are going to cut out put. Between yesterday and today, the price of regular unleaded went up 10 cents.


Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 19:54:37
Benghazi with the good hair?




Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 19:54:59
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...




WTF? Oh, come on. Who's next Louie Ghomert?

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 19:56:51
Quote by Raine:
Benghazi with the good hair?


Look. Donald. I can’t even really be mad at you. You’re an empty shell of a human with a heart of gold-spray-painted coal. All you wanted was a bigger podium where you could talk about your penis.

I love this!

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 19:57:11
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...




WTF? Oh, come on. Who's next Louie Ghomert?
WE need someone at Agriculture.


Comment by livingonli on 11/30/2016 20:00:43
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...




WTF? Oh, come on. Who's next Louie Ghomert?
WE need someone at Agriculture.

If you suck at what you do, you have a future in the Trump administration.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 20:01:24
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...




WTF? Oh, come on. Who's next Louie Ghomert?
WE need someone at Agriculture.

Sounds like a great job for the CEO of Monsanto...

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 20:01:52
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...




WTF? Oh, come on. Who's next Louie Ghomert?
WE need someone at Agriculture.


Well, Louie is a turnip-brained twit.

Comment by Mondobubba on 11/30/2016 20:04:18
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Scoopster:
Oh for fuck's sake...




WTF? Oh, come on. Who's next Louie Ghomert?
WE need someone at Agriculture.

Sounds like a great job for the CEO of Monsanto...


Yeah, I think that he wants to be anywhere near that cluster fuck. He's too busy poisoning American with the GMOz!









On the poisoning America part. Don't even think of dropping some link about how awful Monsanto is Scoop. I will bury you under links to peer reviewed science on this topic.

Comment by Scoopster on 11/30/2016 20:37:54
Quote by Mondobubba:
On the poisoning America part. Don't even think of dropping some link about how awful Monsanto is Scoop. I will bury you under links to peer reviewed science on this topic.

Actually my beef with them is the production of carcinogenic pesticides, or the thing where they patent their seeds then turn around and sue farmers whose non-Monsanto crops were cross-pollinated from neighboring fields.

Comment by Raine on 11/30/2016 20:38:30