Wednesday Open Thread | The Bromance of POTUS and Joey B

Our President and Vice President are more than coworkers – they are friends who respect one another and love one another.

It comes forth in their interactions.

 

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74 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | The Bromance of POTUS and Joey B

  1. eliihass says:

    Rather bizarre..

    Why do you reckon all these ‘billionaires’ – including the foreigners among them, are all talking up the buffoon..

    Could it be that these folks recognize the megalomaniac buffoon for what he is and know just how easy it is flatter and manipulate the egomaniacal dummy..?

    https://mobile.twitter.com/wef/status/822005946511749120/video/1

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  2. eliihass says:

    It is important to remind those who are now insisting that everyone rally around and effusively celebrate the ‘peaceful transfer of democratic power’ as is tradition – and as eagerly and excitedly done for the historic President and as excitedly as we celebrated in 2008 and 2012…

    It is important to remind them that the President we elected then did not as a candidate – or even as a president-elect – did not court racists and the vilest of bigots, crazies and white supremacists…nor did he actively and brazenly incite evil….and endlessly and viciously and maliciously attack and antagonize minorities, various races, religions, the downtrodden..

    The candidate who became the president-elect in 2008 and re-elected in 2012, was celebrated because he and his beautiful family modeled decency and dignity and honor and integrity and inclusivity all through the campaigns…

    The country and the world responded to that beautiful, unifying message and the palpable decency surrounding the candidacy..

    The world and the country embraced and celebrated this rare candidate who ran a different kind of campaign…a mostly positive and uplifting one…and the whole world responded in kind…

    The buffoon is still vindictively and maliciously tweeting insults 48 hours to ‘inauguration’ day…as are his supporters…the very same virulently racist, malicious and vicious right-wingers who whine and insist that we should all ‘unite’ behind the buffoon and his 3rd wife …even as they are in the same breath still obsessively trolling and attacking and denigrating the historic black First Lady with racist insults – calling her Moochelle…etc. even as they have the amusing nerve to demand that the buffoon and the buffoon’s 3rd wife and the oldest daughter be treated with ‘respect’ because he’s now the ‘president’ and she/they will now be the first lady.. LOL..

    To which we all say, NOPE..

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  3. rikyrah says:

    Snow angels. 2010.

    A post shared by Pete Souza (archived) (@petesouza44) on

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  5. rikyrah says:

    josie duffy rice ‏@jduffyrice 4h4 hours ago

    just heard that the senate is surprised they aren’t getting more calls about jeff sessions. NOT GOOD. CALL YOUR SENATORS.

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    • eliihass says:

      LOL..

      I only wish the protest marches against the buffoon were scheduled a few days *after* January 20th…just so it’s clear that the actual ‘inauguration’ crowd is decidedly smaller…and the protest crowds are distinguishably larger…and the buffoon and his scamming cronies don’t claim the larger crowds as all ‘supporters excitedly pouring in in the millions to celebrate him’…

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  8. eliihass says:

    Being your First Lady has been the honor of a lifetime. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. -mo

    A post shared by Michelle Obama (archived) (@michelleobama44) on

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  10. We tried, y’all. It didn’t happen. I’m so sad.

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    • eliihass says:

      It wasn’t going to happen as long as so-called law-enforcement still wields power over politicians …and especially as long as even the racist and corrupt ones in law-enforcement are wrapped up in that dubious cloak of faux-hero and faux-patriotism…shielded, elevated and touted as ‘patriotic heroes’…

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    • eliihass says:

      It is SG..

      But until we can muster the courage to follow our good conscience and do the right thing…even in the face of threats and backlash from raucous, faux-righteous and evil, racist kooks and fake-patriots…

      There will never be fairness, justice or deserved redemption for the desperate innocents who’ve been caught in the crosshairs of this country’s racist sins …

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    • eliihass says:

      It’s ok SG..

      Don’t be discouraged…

      It didn’t work out the way you’d hoped, but it’ll work out …in the way it’s destined to, somehow..

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    • eliihass says:

      In a world full of hardened, soulless and callous people, and in a time when even young people are so detached and worse, numb to the afflictions, hurts and struggles of others, it is so refreshing to know someone with a heart like yours…someone who cares about and is affected by the plight of others …including complete strangers … I think it’s so admirable and such a wonderful trait SG…

      Don’t give up..

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  11. eliihass says:

    My glorious FLOTUS…doing a last walk-through of the people’s house before Putin’s puppets take it over..

    https://mobile.twitter.com/FLOTUS/status/821770812231335936

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  12. eliihass says:

    Christie Michele who I frankly never heard of before FLOTUS invited her to sing at the White House, has secretly signed on to perform for the white supremacists…

    What is wrong with these people…Are they all so hard up they’d take blood money from those who hate them…

    I just can’t..

    Meanwhile Questlove is offering to pay her to not perform …to not shame herself and sellout black folks – and the Obamas who gave her a big break and the honor of performing at the White House…and who have been endlessly maligned by these people she’s going to be performing for…same folks who spent the past 8 years not only trying to delegitimize this historic presidency, but inciting hate and death threats on the Obamas..

    “…With Donald Trump’s inauguration less than 48 hours away, Trump’s team has been frantically trying to land an A-List artist (or any artist) to perform. West coast rapper YG was up to the task, and for $400,000 would perform “F*ck Donald Trump.” The G.O.P never got back to him.

    However, after weeks of rumors it appears as if singer-songwriter Chrisette Michele has agreed to sing at the inauguration, much to the disapproval of many and by many we mean Black Twitter. According to the New York Daily News Wednesday, (Jan. 18) the deal was finalized for a week but kept a secret from the public for fear of backlash. Michele’s team became especially worried after Jennifer Holliday, who originally agreed to perform, endured harsh criticism.

    When word got out, many online began to question why the 34-year-old would want to participate in any of the inauguration activities, including Questlove who was willing to come out of his own pocket to ensure Michele doesn’t actually go through with her decision…”

    http://www.vibe.com/2017/01/questlove-christte-michele-trump-inauguration/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=chrisettemichele

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  13. rikyrah says:

    For Federal Civil Servants: A Hostile Invasion
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    December 9, 2016 11:18 AM

    Marin Cogan has written a story I was hoping someone would cover about the dilemma faced by federal civil servants with the election of Donald Trump. Here is how Cogan introduces the subject:

    I came to Washington four months before the election of Barack Obama in 2008, and over the last eight years I’ve had a front-row view of the generation of civil servants who were drawn to Washington to work under his administration. By and large, they are smart, young, and idealistic about the role that government can play in the greater good. They are gay, racially and ethnically diverse, and socially progressive — even some of the more conservative among them. They were, apparently, the “Establishment” that Trump was promising to drain from the Washington swamp. Now, they’re watching as Trump appoints plutocrats with little or no relevant work experience to lead their agencies. It’s hard not to feel like Washington is about to be taken over by hostile invaders.

    It is important to keep in mind that there are two types of federal employees: political appointments and civil servants. Traditionally, the latter serve through changes that result from presidential elections.

    All federal employees have to prepare themselves psychologically to serve under an administration they disagree with, says Michael, who works at the Department of Justice. But the assumption most of them have always had is that their next president would respect most of the basic democratic norms. “Basically, when you are in the civil service you know that at some point you might end up serving under an administration that you didn’t vote for and don’t agree with,” he says.

    Cogan talked to civil servants about this transition and their concerns varied from the very personal to larger questions of morals and values. For example:

    Will I retain the protections provided by the Obama administration on things like same-sex benefits?
    If I leave, will I be replaced by someone who is worse?
    Trump and Republicans have promised to reduce the federal workforce by 10%, mostly through a hiring freeze. If I leave, will I be replaced at all?
    Considering Trump’s remarks and the widely held views of the Republican Party, I’m not sure if my work will be seen as valuable.
    I wonder if the incoming political appointees will have a harmful agenda and if they will lack the necessary background and knowledge of what we do.
    I can’t work in an administration that is contrary to my values and beliefs.

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  14. rikyrah says:

    FBI, 5 other agencies probe possible covert Kremlin aid to Trump
    BY PETER STONE AND GREG GORDON
    McClatchy Washington Bureau
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    The FBI and five other law enforcement and intelligence agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation into Russian attempts to influence the November election, including whether money from the Kremlin covertly aided President-elect Donald Trump, two people familiar with the matter said.

    The agencies involved in the inquiry are the FBI, the CIA, the National Security Agency, the Justice Department, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and representatives of the director of national intelligence, the sources said.

    Investigators are examining how money may have moved from the Kremlin to covertly help Trump win, the two sources said. One of the allegations involves whether a system for routinely paying thousands of Russian-American pensioners may have been used to pay some email hackers in the United States or to supply money to intermediaries who would then pay the hackers, the two sources said.

    Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article127231799.html#storylink=cpy

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  15. Oh noooo. Both hospitalized? May God have mercy.

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  16. rikyrah says:

    @Cacti:

    The all around grace, class, and dignity of the Obamas, despite everything the GOP could throw at them for 8-years…

    Just makes what’s about to replace them seem so very small, petty, and ugly.

    The GOP knows this, and it drives them nuts that not only do we know it, but we’re not ashamed to make the comparisons.

    They really are bothered that we just haven’t ‘fallen in line’, like we always do.

    They don’t get it, and I mean this.

    I mean this when the VOTE ITSELF, is a definer of your lack of character.

    This isn’t 2000, when those of us who believed that Shrub’s ‘ compassionate conservative’ schtick was nothing but bullshyt, but didn’t have all the proof.

    This isn’t even 2004, because even though Shrub had lied us into 2 wars by that time, he didn’t go around telling people that 1 billion Muslims are the enemy.

    This vote defines who they are.
    He didn’t use any Frank Luntz approved dogwhistles. I said this over and over again in the campaign.

    Because he didn’t, that means that those who voted for him can’t hide behind the excuse that he used dogwhistles, and they didn’t know what they meant.

    No. He was in your face racist. Sexist. anti-Muslim. Cruel to a person with disabilities. These are things that we saw. He peddled in hatred and vile his entire campaign.

    You don’t get to pretend that he didn’t.

    No. your vote for him DEFINES you – and your lack of character.

    Your vote for him DEFINED YOU – and what you will bring to this country – The Hunger Games.

    Add into it, that this is also a vote for someone, who is a foreign power, and you are siding with foreign power to undermine American sovereignty.

    I am a patriot of this country. My people have been here since before 1800. I’m not going anywhere. And, as a patriot, I can be pissed about this. Like I said yesterday, Hell muthaphuckin’ no to allowing any Republican utter patriotism from now on. Hell no.

    Uh uh

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  19. Ametia says:

    Liza, where are you? LOL

    Moving Vans Arrive at White House to Remove All Traces of Competence, Dignity

    Working around the clock, movers started clearing out the optimism and progress that had accumulated during the past eight years.

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/moving-vans-arrive-at-white-house-to-remove-all-traces-of-competence-dignity?mbid=nl_011817%20Borowitz%20Newsletter%20(1)&CNDID=24441272&spMailingID=10253716&spUserID=MTMzMTgyNDUyMzAyS0&spJobID=1081486665&spReportId=MTA4MTQ4NjY2NQS2

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  22. rikyrah says:

    Trump’s Attempt to Ally with Russia Against China is Equal Parts Racism and Stupidity
    by David Atkins
    January 15, 2017 8:00 AM

    Few people today think much about the George W. Bush Administration prior to 9/11. The collective memory of the early Bush presidency is mostly condensed to the Bush v. Gore Supreme Court decision, followed by not much of interest until the 9/11 attacks. But it’s important to recall that the Bush Administration floundered on foreign policy during its initial year, including an ill-advised staring contest with China after a Chinese pilot collided with an intrusive U.S. spy plane and died, leading to the detainment of 24 U.S. air crew until the Bush Administration finally apologized to China for the incident. Until terrorism rearranged American foreign policy, increased tensions with China were the lead storyline of Republican foreign policy.

    Donald Trump is still six days away from his inauguration and already he and the GOP are ramping up aggressive rhetoric against China. During the same Wall Street Journal interview in which he suggested he would be open to lifting sanctions on Russia, Trump also stated that he might revisit the “One-China” policy regarding Taiwan. This, of course, comes on the heels of Trump speaking directly with the President of Taiwan, which is unprecedented in U.S. foreign policy.

    Meanwhile, Exxon CEO and Trump’s pick for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said during his confirmation hearing that China should be barred from the islands it has created in the South China Sea.

    Needless to say, China is reacting angrily, warning Trump that the One-China policy is non-negotiable and that attempts to keep China away from its new South China Sea islands would cause a “devastating confrontation” and would lead to a “military clash.”

    All of this is sheer madness. The American relationship with China is complex and problematic for many reasons: China’s human rights record is abysmal and its willingness to steal intellectual property is a significant problem for economies banking on an information economy future. But China is also a crucial trading partner, and the American and Chinese economies depend on one another’s good health.

    The Trump team is taking a dogmatic oppositional approach based on very simplistic notions of trade and jobs. The number of jobs being “lost to China” is quite low compared to those being lost to automation, the best way to counter offshoring is to punish companies domestically rather than to threaten China, and the most effective avenue to protect intellectual property from Chinese theft is the very sort of trade deals Trump has consistently opposed. Adopting a hostile military and trade war footing with China threatens to plunge the world into an economic depression or even a brutal military and cyberwar conflict.

    Moreover, the Trump team and attempting to create an alliance with the mafia state of Russia to box in China, which is woefully stupid. Russia and China have established a close relationship over the last decade, one that Trump is not going to be able to break apart. Taking sides with Russia against China is a fool’s bargain given that Russia is a declining and unpredictable power, while China is a rising and increasingly well-established one. But Trump sees in Putin a leader in the white supremacist isolationist movement, while China represents the Great Other of the globalized economy.

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  26. rikyrah says:

    The Republicans Are Stuck on Health Care Reform
    by Martin Longman
    January 17, 2017 4:48 PM

    I think it’s reasonable to talk about what would have happen if Congress repeals the Affordable Care Act without replacing it because there is no assurance that anything will replace it. The Republicans can try to reassure people that all these horrible things won’t happen, but there’s no reason to believe they’ll be able to make good on that promise.

    For one thing, the reason that horrible things will happen is because they want to get rid of most of the things that make the health care scheme work. In order to make it possible to be profitable while insuring people with pre-existing conditions, you need lots and lots of healthy people paying premiums who don’t actually use much health care. That’s why there is an individual mandate. The subsidies in the individual market and the Medicaid spending are what makes it affordable for millions of people to get coverage, so if you eliminate or drastically reduce those subsidies, tens of millions will lose their health care access. The Republicans’ plan is not fully developed, but we know that they things they don’t like are the things that keep the insurance pool of young and healthy enough that premiums can be kept at an affordable level.

    What the GOP is going to attempt to do would be unpopular even if they had better intentions for many of the same reasons that Obamacare has struggled to maintain widespread support. People will be forced to change plans and doctors. Insurance companies will stop serving their market. They’ll get blamed for premium hikes even if, somehow, those hikes are lower than they have been in the past.

    To avoid some of this, they’ll need to avoid messing up the scheme, but they can’t do that if they break the scheme apart.

    Most importantly, they’ve arranged things so that they need only fifty votes in the Senate to mess things up but still need sixty (and a majority in the House) to fix them. Republicans won’t want to replace what they’ve just repealed, especially the things they hate. So, it looks like an impossible task to replace Obamacare with anything that would work.

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  27. rikyrah says:

    an updated CBO report on what happens if Republicans repeal Obamacare.

    CBO estimates that, compared to what’s already projected to happen under current law:

    * 18 million more people would become uninsured in the first full year after the bill’s enactment — rising to 32 million more people by 2026;
    * premiums in the individual insurance marketplaces would soar — they’d go up 20 to 25 percent above currently projected increases in the first full year after repeal, and “would about double by 2026”;
    * and access to coverage on the individual markets would plummet — about half of the US population would live in areas “that would have no insurer participating” in the individual market, CBO projects.

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  28. rikyrah says:

    Quick Takes: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s (Almost) Gone
    by Nancy LeTourneau
    January 17, 2017 5:30 PM

    * Robert Pear reports:

    President-elect Donald J. Trump and congressional Republicans appear to have accomplished a feat that President Obama, with all the power at his disposal, could not in the past seven years: They have galvanized outspoken support for the Affordable Care Act.

    People who benefit from the law are flooding Congress with testimonials. Angry consumers are confronting Republican lawmakers. And Democrats who saw the law as a political liability in recent elections have suddenly found their voice, proudly defending the law now that it is in trouble.

    Thousands of people across the country held rallies over the weekend to save the health care law, which Republicans moved last week to repeal with a first but crucial legislative step. A widely circulated video showed Representative Mike Coffman, Republican of Colorado, eluding constituents who had wanted to meet with him to express their concerns on Saturday at a community event in Aurora, Colo. Rallies on Sunday to save the health law drew robust crowds around the country.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    THANK YOU!!!

    Archie Bunker has gotten a bad rep this election.

    Archie Bunker actually voted for HILLARY.

    it was Archie’s boss and his White wife that voted for Cheeto Benito.

    But, that boss is more than willing to push Archie out in front as the face of this election, making him the scapegoat.

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    Trump and the Revolt of the White Middle Class
    No, the white working class didn’t propel Trump to the presidency.

    by Stephen Rose January 18, 2017

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    Exit poll data bears out the thesis that Trump’s “base” is the white middle class:

    Trump voters are better off than Clinton voters.

    First, note that voters as a group are better off than the entire adult population. While only 33 percent of adults had a four-year college degree, fully 50 percent of the electorate was college-educated. The median income for all voters was $66,000 (my calculation from CNN exit poll numbers), while Trump voters were slightly wealthier than Clinton voters (the median income of Trump voters was $69,000 versus $63,000 for Clinton supporters).

    Just 1 in 6 Trump voters was a non-college-educated white earning less than $50,000.

    Breaking down the Trump vote by income reveals that Trump got 31 percent of his votes from people in households with incomes under $50,000 (which I have called elsewhere the “poor,” “near poor,” and “lower middle class”), 34 percent from those with incomes between $50,000 to 100,000 (my definition of “middle class”), and 35 percent from those with incomes above $100,000 (my definition of “upper middle class” and “rich”).

    Some might think that most of the 31 percent who voted for Trump with incomes under $50,000 came from whites who lost their manufacturing jobs and had trouble finding comparable employment. But they would be wrong. Clinton bested Trump among voters in households with incomes below $50,000 by 12 percentage points

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  30. rikyrah says:

    Trump gets no respect. That’s because he hasn’t earned it.
    By Dana Milbank
    Opinion writer January 16

    Kellyanne Conway is walking a Dangerfield line.

    “We got no forbearance. We got nothing. We got no respect,” the Trump strategist told CNN’s Anderson Cooper last week, complaining about media coverage of her boss. “This man is president of the United States!”

    Conway raises a fair question: Why hasn’t the president-elect been given more respect?

    Here’s a fair answer: He hasn’t earned any.

    To Trump’s many self-assigned superlatives, he can now add another: the sorest winner. With charity for none and with malice toward all but his supporters, he has in the past two months set a new standard for gracelessness in victory.

    Instead of brushing off criticism, as a president-elect can afford to do, Trump in recent days marked Martin Luther King weekend by telling off civil rights icon John Lewis (a King acolyte) and his “falling apart” and “crime infested” congressional district. He bemoaned “Saturday Night Live” spoofs as a “hit job” and used the words “crap” and “sleazebag” in his public statements. He called the top Democrat in the land the “head clown” and accused the American intelligence community of acting like Nazis.

    ………………..

    The losers often have hard feelings after elections. But this much enmity from the winner is extraordinary. Trump, after his election-night promise to “bind the wounds of division” and be a “president for all Americans,” never attempted reconciliation. A day later, he falsely condemned “professional protesters, incited by the media,” and at year end he taunted opponents via Twitter: “Happy New Year to all, including to my many enemies and those who have fought me and lost so badly they just don’t know what to do. Love!”

    This explains Trump’s short honeymoon. His favorability rating jumped from 34 percent during the campaign to 44 percent in late November in a Quinnipiac University poll as Americans gave their new leader the benefit of the doubt. But that same poll showed his favorability back down to 37 percent. Views about his honesty, leadership and ability to unite the country dropped similarly

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  31. rikyrah says:

    Trump Off to Historically Bad Start
    by Martin Longman
    January 17, 2017 1:46 PM

    Dana Milbank collected a (still incomplete) list of all the people Trump has insulted and gloated over since we won his surprising election in early November. As I read it, I kept having the same experience: “Oh yeah, I forgot about that one.” It’s more evidence that the specifics of the insults don’t matter. What’s important is that he’s always on offense. He’s always giving his audience more.

    It’s true that this demonstrates continuity with this approach to the campaign, but it also makes him a sore winner. And very few people like sore winners. Milbank probably puts too much emphasis on this one point as he uses it to explain Trump’s astonishingly bad poll numbers, but it’s a factor.

    Looking back, it will also be hard to judge the way the Bush presidency handled winning the presidency despite losing the popular vote because the 9/11 attacks reshaped everything. But he was struggling by Labor Day of 2001. In late may, Senator Jim Jeffords of Vermont was already so incensed by the way Bush was handling the presidency that he defected from the Republican Party and handed control of the Senate over to the Democrats. By late-August, a rift had opened up between Colin Powell at the State Department and the Cheney/Rumsfeld axis. The overall perception was that Bush was acting as if he’d won some giant mandate that simply didn’t exist, and that he wasn’t doing enough to reach out to those who had opposed his presidency. It was beginning to cost him.

    ………………………………

    From WaPo:

    Compared with other presidents, Trump’s handling of the transition has been judged harshly by respondents. As with his favorable rating, 40 percent say they approve and 54 percent disapprove. In comparison, roughly 8 in 10 approved of the way Obama and former presidents Bill Clinton and George H.W. Bush handled their transitions. And about 7 in 10 approved of the way former president George W. Bush handled his, even though it came amid the rancorous 37-day recount of ballots in Florida and a controversial Supreme Court decision that helped put him in the Oval Office…

    …So far, Trump has generated little confidence about his ability to make sound decisions as president. When asked generally about their faith in his decision-making, just under 4 in 10 say they have either a “great deal” or a “good amount” of confidence in him, and about 6 in 10 say they have “just some” or “none at all.” That is the mirror opposite of attitudes eight years ago on the eve of Obama’s first inauguration.

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  32. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh
    Uh huh

    NOTORIOUS MERCENARY ERIK PRINCE IS ADVISING TRUMP FROM THE SHADOWS
    Jeremy Scahill
    January 17 2017, 2:42 p.m.

    Erik Prince, America’s most notorious mercenary, is lurking in the shadows of the incoming Trump administration. A former senior U.S. official who has advised the Trump transition told The Intercept that Prince has been advising the team on matters related to intelligence and defense, including weighing in on candidates for the defense and state departments. The official asked not to be identified because of a transition policy prohibiting discussion of confidential deliberations.

    On election night, Prince’s latest wife, Stacy DeLuke, posted pictures from inside Trump’s campaign headquarters as Donald Trump and Mike Pence watched the returns come in, including a close shot of Pence and Trump with their families. “We know some people who worked closely with [Trump] on his campaign,” DeLuke wrote. “Waiting for the numbers to come in last night. It was well worth the wait!!!! #PresidentTrump2016.” Prince’s sister, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is Trump’s nominee for education secretary and Prince (and his mother) gave large sums of money to a Trump Super PAC.

    In July, Prince told Trump’s senior advisor and white supremacist Steve Bannon, at the time head of Breitbart News, that the Trump administration should recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS. Such a program, Prince said, could kill or capture “the funders of Islamic terror and that would even be the wealthy radical Islamist billionaires funding it from the Middle East, and any of the other illicit activities they’re in.”

    Prince also said that Trump would be the best force to confront “Islamic fascism.” “As for the world looking to the United States for leadership, unfortunately, I think they’re going to have to wait till January and hope Mr. Trump is elected because, clearly, our generals don’t have a stomach for a fight,” Prince said. “Our President doesn’t have a stomach for a fight and the terrorists, the fascists, are winning.”

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  33. rikyrah says:

    Pete Souza’s Instagram:

    “People are always asking me to choose my favorite picture of the President. But I just can’t do it. So let me tell you about my favorite day. It was a Saturday in February 2010. Washington was under siege with snow. I slept in my office overnight, knowing I probably couldn’t drive to the White House the next day. And then I guessed…and yes, hoped…that the President of the United States would be a dad and play with his girls in the snow. And he did. Two more pictures will follow.”

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  34. rikyrah says:

    New Trump Adviser Being Sued for Hiring White Men to Attack African Americans
    Reed Cordish allegedly called African Americans ‘urbans’ and hired thugs to scare them away from his restaurants and clubs. Now he’s got a job in the White House.
    KELLY WEILL
    M.L. NESTEL
    01.17.17 9:40 PM ET

    President-elect Donald Trump’s newest White House adviser runs a real-estate company currently being sued by African-Americans who accuse it of racial discrimination and hiring white men to physically attack and eject them.

    On Wednesday, Trump tapped Reed Cordish as assistant to the president for Intergovernmental and Technology Initiatives. Cordish is an executive of the Cordish Companies, his family’s Baltimore, Maryland-based real-estate business, and the president of Entertainment Concepts Investors, a subsidiary that owns and manages bars, restaurants, and clubs throughout the country.

    ECI’s largest holdings are in Kansas City, Missouri, where Cordish partnered with Trump’s son-in-law and White House advisor Jared Kushner on a building in the city’s “Power and Light District.”

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  35. rikyrah says:

    Six in 10 Americans approve of the way Obama handled presidency, according to new CBS News poll https://t.co/odNuCfBJdV pic.twitter.com/Tb9nTVppSl

    — CBS News (@CBSNews) January 18, 2017

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  36. rikyrah says:

    So, Bitter Boyce had a review up about Hidden Figures.😕😕😕😕
    It was as if we had gone to see different movies.
    I should have known better since he and his Hotep channel had about a dozen videos promoting Birth of the Nation before it opened and yet nothing about Hidden Figures before it opened.😒😒😒😒

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  37. eliihass says:

    Sorry, BBC link below won’t work in the States..

    Here’s a link that works..

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  38. eliihass says:

    Must watch…this deserves a thread of its own..

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08bls3s

    Like

  39. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😐😐😐😐

    Like

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