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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Pity the poor Never Trumpers

Given their inability to grasp the relationship between action and consequence, to say nothing of their inability to predict events, one could argue there is a case for the God-Emperor Ascendant to leave the Never Trumpers Never Employed even if he was inclined to let bygones be bygones.
They are some of the biggest names in the Republican national security firmament, veterans of past GOP administrations who say, if called upon by President-elect Donald Trump, they stand ready to serve their country again.

But their phones aren’t ringing. Their entreaties to Trump Tower in New York have mostly gone unanswered. In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG” — personae non gratae.

Their transgression was signing one or both of two public “Never Trump” letters during the campaign, declaring they would not vote for Trump and calling his candidacy a danger to the nation. One letter, with 122 names, was published by War on the Rocks, a website devoted to national security commentary, during the primary season in March. The other, with 50 names, including some repeat signatories, was published by the New York Times during the general-election campaign in August.

Now, just days before Trump is sworn in as the nation’s 45th president, the letter signers fear they have been added to another document, this one private — a purported blacklist compiled by Trump’s political advisers....

The conflict was exacerbated shortly after the election when Eliot Cohen, a State Department counselor during the Bush administration who had helped organize the War on the Rocks letter, aired new criticism of the Trump transition. In an opinion column for The Washington Post in November, Cohen said that a friend on the transition team had asked him to provide names of potential job candidates — with the stipulation that he include no one who signed either of the letters.

Cohen wrote that he became convinced there were “pent-up resentments” among members of the Trump team, and he warned young policy experts against working for the administration. Cohen has had no further communications with the transition team.

“Believe me — my phone is not ringing,” he said in a recent interview.
Forget not being hired. These jokers should be worried about being renditioned and droned. After all, they have called the President-Elect of the United States of America "a danger to the nation".

And what nation would that be, exactly?

The fact that they are so utterly clueless as to be surprised that they are not being offered employment by the very man they attacked so viciously and so publicly should alone be enough to prevent anyone from hiring them, not just the Trump administration.

In any event, once more the God-Emperor Ascendant is demonstrating his wisdom by refusing to place his trust in the bureaucratic elite that hates him and will fight him at every opportunity. I don't think Trump is going to disappoint his supporters, I think he is going to delight them by exceeding their expectations.

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151 Comments:

Blogger dc.sunsets January 17, 2017 8:06 AM  

The clowns who wrote this tripe cluelessly missed the significance of Trump's "consideration" of Romney.

I guess the college interns are now ghostwriting columns.

Blogger William Meisheid January 17, 2017 8:06 AM  

They can complain about their phone not ringing and expect sympathetic response from the MSM over their not being asked to work in the administration, but those who actually tried to "work" at the inauguration where threatened and blackballed for trying to apply their talents. Anyone see the obvious discontinuity there?

Blogger The Kurgan January 17, 2017 8:09 AM  

I'm really starting to like Trump. I hope my first ex-wife kept a lock of his hair somewhere (she was a hairdresser). That way we can have sanctified relics of the Emperor ascendant in London.

Blogger Elocutioner January 17, 2017 8:10 AM  

And then they talking to the Bezos Blog to air their grievances. These are precisely the weasels you don't want. People are policy. It's gonna be a long eight years for these people. Maybe they'll move on and become productive members of society or something.

Anonymous VFM #6306 January 17, 2017 8:10 AM  

Wait, so "Never" meant "Not until I'm hired?"

They could have at least mentioned that.

#NeverGoFullRubio

Anonymous Bobby Farr January 17, 2017 8:10 AM  

Bizarre. Why would they expect to be getting job offers? And why would they be so hypocritical and shameless as to be seeking jobs from a man they labelled dangerous?

Blogger dc.sunsets January 17, 2017 8:13 AM  

As VD noted, these are people whose professional careers disassociated actions with consequences.

One pervasive attribute among leftists (and all establishment GOPers are part of the theocratic cult) is a strange loss of connection to reality.

These people truly behave as though resources are unlimited and actions have no consequences. They existed in a vast Kabuki Theater where all the actors from "both sides" gathered at the same bar each evening when the show was over.

The only people who thought there was a Right and a Left were the morons who paid to see the show. The entire program was stage-managed from the ground up by the actors and their MSM stage crew.

The visibility of trend change (Trump's election) is so disorienting that these asshats haven't begun to realize something important has changed.

Blogger Nate January 17, 2017 8:15 AM  

The complete lack of accountability is one of the root problems our nation faces... both in its leaders and in its people.

Consequences?

Pshht.

That's not fair. Is current year.

Anonymous Iron Spartan January 17, 2017 8:16 AM  

Just how corrupt and stupid are these idiots.

"I publicly called the new boss names, tried to thwart him at every turn, but that's no reason for him to not give me a cushy job."

Anyone who hires, consults with, or even speaks kindly of these traitors should be blacklisted as well.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 17, 2017 8:18 AM  

The most interesting thing now is how the harder the Cult's Megaphone tries to shift the "conversation" back to the Old Narrative, the less anyone listens.

For the first time in a decade I'm turning on the Network news, but only to marvel at the "Lester Holt's" of that world and their willingness to appear more and more like raving lunatics who belong is straitjackets.

Across the entire spectrum of the Cult's media organs, their presentation looks like increasingly bizarre renditions of The Twilight Zone.

Anonymous Eric the Red January 17, 2017 8:19 AM  

These weasels are genuinely puzzled. They expected Trump to be just like them, i.e., just another of the back-scratching bunch of self-appointed overpaid cognoscenti with no principles.

And to that Trump says:

Ha !

Ha ha !!

Ha ha ha !!!

Blogger Joshua_D January 17, 2017 8:22 AM  

But guise, GUISE ... they were just playin the game dontchaknow. They didn't MEAN it ... unless Hillary won, in which case they meant it, but now that Trump won, they didn't REALLY mean it? They still want to serve themselve ... I mean, the NATION, guise. Syrsly.

Blogger Joshua_D January 17, 2017 8:23 AM  

STILL. BEST. ELECTION. EVER.

Blogger Shimshon January 17, 2017 8:24 AM  

My expectations have not stopped being exceeded since the election.

Anonymous Rien January 17, 2017 8:28 AM  

This is one way of draining the swamp.

Blogger Shimshon January 17, 2017 8:30 AM  

@6 "Bizarre. Why would they expect to be getting job offers? And why would they be so hypocritical and shameless as to be seeking jobs from a man they labelled dangerous?"

Because they are so clueless that they really believe it's just business, nothing personal. After all, that's what the Bifactional Ruling Coalition (and the Revolving Door) is all about. Go along to get along.

Anonymous PinochetsChopperPilot January 17, 2017 8:31 AM  

I was thinking about how clueless so much of our security and govt apparatus was (unless of course you think it was all [specifically] planned) from 911 to now, even in their predictions on who would be president, such as these guys.

Then I was thinking about Los Pepes and how there came some point on the Othello board, where it becomes obvious the current state apparatus cannot protect or defend the citizens, and has no plans to do so--I guess one could argue Germany is already there. But when I consider the substance of this matter (posted by VD), were not we already living it? barring the election of an actual Nationalist who cares about Americans first and foremost?

OpenID elijahrhodes January 17, 2017 8:33 AM  

(((Cohen)))

Every single time...

Blogger dc.sunsets January 17, 2017 8:34 AM  

@8 Nate, how could there be consequences when we live in Nirvana? If anything breaks, just get another one from the bottomless well.

The Beltway was (and remains) One Big Club. Fed-up voters picked someone who Club Members considered beneath them...and now he's burning their cushy furniture and pushing them into the sleet.

Oh, for video.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 17, 2017 8:36 AM  

These clowns thought pulling the pud of the guy on the left was what good Bonesmen always do.

Anonymous mark in orlando January 17, 2017 8:39 AM  

experts at playing the game that has put the USA in a most precarious position, the article is almost Onionesque in the sense that these people publicly attacked Trump quite viciously and then expect him to seek out their wisdom, it's not like these people have anything unique like the Soup Nazi, they have the same old bad advice that is available for free on Morning Joe for example

Blogger James Dixon January 17, 2017 8:39 AM  

> ...the letter signers fear they have been added to another document, this one private — a purported blacklist compiled by Trump’s political advisers.

You can almost hear the indignant shock in their voices, can't you?

> Maybe they'll move on and become productive members of society or something.

If they were capable of doing that they wouldn't be in this position.

Anonymous #8601 January 17, 2017 8:42 AM  

Underestimate Trump at your peril!

Blogger James Dixon January 17, 2017 8:43 AM  

After all, that's what the Bifactional Ruling Coalition (and the Revolving Door) is all about. Go along to get along.

And yet that's the rule they broke. It's OK to say you support a particular candidate and event to work for them. It's not OK to launch personal attacks on another candidate the way they did. Even they had to know that, but they did it anyway.

Blogger Sentient Spud January 17, 2017 8:44 AM  

This is off topic, but worth the laugh. Put your coffee down, folks.

Behold

Blogger Robert Divinity January 17, 2017 8:45 AM  

Delicious. The Bezos Blog is afraid its national security and military affairs leakers are about to be culled Friday. In other schadenfreude, Erick Erickson today is begging again for donors to keep his grotesque cuck site afloat. The traitors who had been inside the gate are being liquidated one by one, and Trump makes me happier every morning I wake.

The WaPo whine mentions these special people work for D.C. law firms and think tanks. I look forward to the federal money going to those concerns drying up and those who were on the take being hauled in front of the bar of justice.

Anonymous Basket of Deplorables January 17, 2017 8:45 AM  

How hypocritical to even want a job in an administration you consider 'a danger to the nation'

Who ever even asked Cohen about candidates should be discovered and routed out (unless it was a list for disqualification).

Anonymous RC January 17, 2017 8:46 AM  

Disemploying the #NeverTrump crowd is high entertainment and a good spanking at the hands of President Trump might provide the slightest of insights in helping them complete a connect the dots picture of life. If not, they can add Food Stamp recipient to their resume.

I must admit though, I am quite surprised to have God-Emperor Ascendant taking his oath on the Lincoln Bible. There were smarter, less divisive choices. Swearing in on the Koran would be one example.

Blogger Dexter January 17, 2017 8:48 AM  

It's not even a Secret Blacklist.

It is the public letter that you signed. You wanted it to be noticed. It was!

All Trump has to do is print it out, fuckheads.

What a shame if Trump didn't get the high-quality national security advice that supported the triumphantly successful national security policy of Dubya Bush!

Blogger James Dixon January 17, 2017 8:48 AM  

> I am quite surprised to have God-Emperor Ascendant taking his oath on the Lincoln Bible.

Why? It's not like we're not at a very similar point in the country's history.

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric January 17, 2017 8:51 AM  

Bobby Farr wrote:Bizarre. Why would they expect to be getting job offers? And why would they be so hypocritical and shameless as to be seeking jobs from a man they labelled dangerous?
r-strategists. Anonymous Conservative beats an oft-repetitive drumbeat, but it really does explain so much.

It doesn't occur to them that they wouldn't be hired, because they have the expectation of cushy jobs no matter what their performance is. THEY ARE the swamp.

Blogger Dexter January 17, 2017 8:59 AM  

Speaking of blacklists, bet you anything Cohen told everyone "if you don't sign this Never Trump letter, you'll never get a job in the Ryan administration in 2025!"

Blogger Cail Corishev January 17, 2017 9:08 AM  

Wait, people who opposed the president during the campaign aren't being invited to work for him? Wow, that's a puzzler. Next they'll complain that he's not hiring any BLM leaders either.

People might have short memories, but not that short. It's way too soon to pretend the NeverTrump campaign wasn't what it was. It wasn't a loyal opposition, or even a neutral third party. Once Trump had the nomination, it was an attempt by some Republicans and so-called conservatives to get Hillary Clinton elected, period.

That may not have been what they intended at the beginning. They may have gotten caught up in their emotions about Trump and distaste for certain of his supporters. But working for the Hillary campaign was where they ended up. That's not something they can shrug off as the intra-party squabbling that's normal in the primary season.

Fortunately, their attitude seems designed to ensure we don't forget. I was a bit worried that they would apologize, claim to have learned a lesson, and worm their way back into things. Their tone-deaf arrogance should preclude that.

Blogger stengle January 17, 2017 9:10 AM  

Shame. The Never Trump people probably have lots of experience which will be going to waste.

Experience like hating the ordinary man, years of putting vested interests (especially of foreign dictators) ahead of America's interest, sucking up to a mass media who openly sneer at normal families, that kind of thing.

What a pity to let this unique collection of individuals should not find a place. Still, I am sure there are jobs at the local garbage collection plant they can do.

Blogger Timmy3 January 17, 2017 9:11 AM  

Overdue to break the cycle of revolving door hires of Bush, Clinton, and Obama. Trump needs new hires.

Anonymous BBGKB January 17, 2017 9:12 AM  

(((Cohen))) Every single time Its unlikely all of the 172 last names are Cohen. I would say 30% at most.

And why would they be so hypocritical and shameless as to be seeking jobs from

Some people only get jobs from phone calls to relatives.


Oddly related https://www.lewrockwell.com/political-theatre/hire-stupid-instead-smart/

Even doctors should be chosen using social factors instead of their level of skill and knowledge, the MPs said in a report backing ‘contextual recruitment’.

Entitled The Class Ceiling, it saidthousands of talented young people will be shut out from obtaining jobs unless firms tilt the scales in their favour...Tory Andrea Jenkyns, for the committee, said: ‘Our professions should reflect our communities and our country.

Blogger Dexter January 17, 2017 9:14 AM  

(((Cohen))) Every single time Its unlikely all of the 172 last names are Cohen. I would say 30% at most.

Nice to see stereotypical chutzpah confirmed in actual practice.

The Cohen cries out in pain as he strikes you... the Cohen kills his parents and demands clemency as an orphan...

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer January 17, 2017 9:16 AM  

I caught a bit of Krauthammer last night, he was indignant about Trump's tweet to Congress Critter Lewis. Lewis, it seems, is a civil rights icon who marched in Selma and therefore, such things just weren't done. I thought to myself, yeah and that was the problem.

And all the MSM talking heads are assuming that the tweet is a scandal and is hurting Trump because they cannot imagine a world where that is not the case.

But of course they are wrong. Nobody who was offended by that tweet ever supported Trump, and Trump's supporters are either indifferent to it or agree. So the tweet did not lose him on scintilla of support and reinforces his reputation for straight, unfocus group tested talk.

Hell, I have even seen a couple of items this morning were young blacks are challenging black "leaders" like Lewis and Sharpton wanting to know what they have done for young blacks lately, or in Sharpton's case, ever.

The old order fadeth.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer January 17, 2017 9:20 AM  

Also, some of the people complaining that Trump doesn't want to hire them because of a "blacklist" (gasp OMG) are probably involved in the attempt to discredit him. So instead of blacklist perhaps it should be called, "list of people both stupid and malevolent who we should never hire in a million years because they are both stupid and malevolent."

Blogger Stilicho January 17, 2017 9:20 AM  

Beclowning: good to see this phenomenon is still going strong even with Ringling bros. going out of business.

Schadenfreude isn't a strong enough term for the enjoyment we are deriving from the idiocy of the Never Trump'ers. We need a new term: Trumpenfruede?

Blogger Wanda Sherratt January 17, 2017 9:22 AM  

Something that's becoming clearer and clearer every day is that Trump knows his own mind and is very purposeful in everything he does. The media and the establishment of both parties have never gotten that, and they STILL don't get it. They're obsessed with trivialities of style, and obsessively focus on THAT as the reality. All through the campaign, they insisted Trump didn't know what he was doing, his campaign was flailing, lurching from one crisis to another. The final push in Michigan? Going to Wisconsin? Crazy! He doesn't have a clue! The night of November 8 was like the final War of the Ring, when Sauron suddenly realized that there was a plan all along, and he'd stupidly fallen right into the trap.

Even that wasn't enough to wake them out of their stupor. It's still going on, with all the fluthering over Trump's 2:00 AM Tweets. They're still insisting he's making it all up as he goes along, when every day a story like this one comes out that shows us that Trump has very clear ideas of where he wants to go, and who can and can't help him get there.

Blogger seeingsights January 17, 2017 9:25 AM  

These pseudo intellectual hacks also fear a successful Trump presidency. For if after 4 years or perhaps 8 years the American people like Trump's foreign policy, then that would show that these establishment hacks are wrong headed and useless.

The formula for a successful Presidency is simple. Have a good economy and stay out of unnecessary wars. You have a good economy by keeping taxes and regulation down. You stay out of needless conflict by having a strong defense posture and only intervene militarily when attacked. Trump is on pace to do those two things.

Anonymous Teapartydoc January 17, 2017 9:29 AM  

Fucking hilarious.

Blogger pdwalker January 17, 2017 9:29 AM  

you mean actions have consequences? who could have imagined that!?

God-Emperor Trump, making personal responsibility great again!

OpenID basementhomebrewer January 17, 2017 9:39 AM  

Classic Union/Government worker attitude. Just because you were breathing while occupying an office it means you have "experience". It doesn't matter if you turned everything you touched to shit while you were there. You are still more "qualified" than someone who was busy being successful doing something else.

All this whining about experience and qualifications from the left/MSM/Cucks is a joke. These were all the same people who brushed off the assertions that being a "community organizer" does not qualify you to do anything but incite riots and shake down businesses.

Blogger B.J. January 17, 2017 9:40 AM  

Wow, who knew signing a disloyalty pledge would have negative repercussions? Back in the day, at least traitors had the good sense to exile themselves when their coups failed.

Blogger pyrrhus January 17, 2017 9:43 AM  

"These people truly behave as though resources are unlimited and actions have no consequences. They existed in a vast Kabuki Theater where all the actors from "both sides" gathered at the same bar each evening when the show was over."

Precisely. It's all a game to them.

Blogger Nick S January 17, 2017 9:47 AM  

Speaking of expectations, for the record:

I expect Trump actually will MAGA.

I expect Trump will never forget those who snub his inauguration.

I expect Trump, before he leaves office, to start a new political party called the Trump Party that will serve as the platform for Don Jr. and/or Ivanka (maybe together) to run as the Donald's first successor(s).

I expect Trump to sew the seeds of single payer health care.

I expect Trump to fully implement the Real ID act. A good idea in the short term, but another step toward globalism in the long term.

I expect Trump has more Christians praying for him than any person in history and I expect most of those prayers to be answered.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer January 17, 2017 9:52 AM  

Precisely. It's all a game to them.

Yeah, that's why Mary Matalin can marry James Carville. And supposedly "conservative" opinion leaders can declare that in person Hillary Clinton is a nice person with a warm personality.

No, those people want bad things to happen to me and mine.

Fraternization with the enemy is not acceptable.

This is no longer a genteel game played among those with the proper credentials. The left made this existential. It must be played that way.

Blogger Student in Blue January 17, 2017 9:53 AM  

Nice to see stereotypical chutzpah confirmed in actual practice.

The Cohen cries out in pain as he strikes you... the Cohen kills his parents and demands clemency as an orphan...


The joke, which you missed, is that literally having the name Cohen be 30% of a list is already absurdly high, and it leaves space on the list for all the Goldsteins, etc.

Anonymous veryfunnyminion January 17, 2017 9:54 AM  

I used to go nuts trying to figure out why politicians were doing what they did. Then I learned that I was looking at it the wrong way; they weren't doing things to help the country but only themselves. Then things made a lot of sense. Now that Trump is doing things for the country instead of himself, the politicos are as confused as I used to be. Sweet, sweet Trumpenfreude.

Blogger Lovekraft January 17, 2017 9:59 AM  

What's also glaring is the fact these socialists feel ENTITLED to be heard, despite promoting policies that disqualify them from a pro-American/Western regime.

But being socialists, they have no concept of merit, just an arbitrary Victim Hierarchy.

Trump has shifted the concept of merit to where those who cannot produce are exposed.

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Blogger B.J. January 17, 2017 10:01 AM  

Wow, who knew signing a disloyalty pledge would have negative repercussions? Back in the day, at least traitors had the good sense to exile themselves when their coups failed.

Blogger Joshua_D January 17, 2017 10:01 AM  

Ron Winkleheimer wrote:I caught a bit of Krauthammer last night, he was indignant about Trump's tweet to Congress Critter Lewis. Lewis, it seems, is a civil rights icon who marched in Selma and therefore, such things just weren't done. I thought to myself, yeah and that was the problem.

And all the MSM talking heads are assuming that the tweet is a scandal and is hurting Trump because they cannot imagine a world where that is not the case.

But of course they are wrong. Nobody who was offended by that tweet ever supported Trump, and Trump's supporters are either indifferent to it or agree. So the tweet did not lose him on scintilla of support and reinforces his reputation for straight, unfocus group tested talk.

Hell, I have even seen a couple of items this morning were young blacks are challenging black "leaders" like Lewis and Sharpton wanting to know what they have done for young blacks lately, or in Sharpton's case, ever.

The old order fadeth.



Amen. So what if you marched in Selma? That doesn't excuse all the terrible shit you've done since then! So what if you were a POW, McCain? That doesn't excuse all he terrible shit you've done since then. Your passes have expired. Make way for the new guard.

Blogger Cail Corishev January 17, 2017 10:03 AM  

The delicious irony is that these people claimed one of their reasons for opposing Trump was that they wanted this anti-establishment shake-up, but they saw through Trump's con job and knew he was an establishment shill. If we really hated the establishment, we needed to get behind the true outsider, Ted Cruz!

So they're getting what they claimed to want. What's the problem?

Blogger Deplorable Gaiseric January 17, 2017 10:04 AM  

pdwalker wrote:you mean actions have consequences? who could have imagined that!?

God-Emperor Trump, making personal responsibility great again!

This attitude is flagrantly anti-semitic.

Anonymous BBGKB January 17, 2017 10:11 AM  

The joke, which you missed, is that literally having the name Cohen be 30% of a list is already absurdly high

NACALT IKAGO Not All Cohens Are Like That I Know A G__ One.


OT:What is up with the "Hot Dogs" at Davos? Elon Musk looks like a pizza guy. https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/01/tyler-durden/davos-elite-flummoxed/

"Last night we reported that while snacking on $40 hotdogs, the global financial, political and entertainment elite will be “struggling for answers” and cowering in “silent fear” as the world’s most powerful people face a force they have never encountered before – the rising tide of populism"

Blogger praetorian January 17, 2017 10:13 AM  

Back in the day, at least traitors had the good sense to exile themselves when their coups failed.

These folks aren't used to losing, only temporary respites in (((well funded))) think tanks where they can write position papers about reshaping the globe, during which a lot of their ideas are being implemented anyway.

Exile during a nationalist administration (even a merely civic-nationalist one) is not something they are prepared for.

Blogger Benjamin Kraft January 17, 2017 10:16 AM  

The Trump administration took them equilaterally at their words when they signed the NeverTrump letters, something they lack the integrity to do themselves.

Honestly? I wouldn't hire anyone who behaves like they do with regard to their word to clean my toilets. If you can't trust someone's word (and even worse, they literally cannot understand why you would even want to) you can't trust anything about them.

Blogger Bill Halsey January 17, 2017 10:17 AM  

"Back in the day, at least traitors had the good sense to exile themselves when their coups failed."

Yes, well those that didn't have their heads affixed to pikes and put on public display.


Blogger Ingot9455 January 17, 2017 10:18 AM  

But, but muh 'Team Of Rivals!'

Blogger Silly But True January 17, 2017 10:21 AM  

Words have meaning and "never" has precise meaning.

So, do these retards:
1. Lack sufficient understanding of English language or education to suitably hold positiob in Trump cabinet; or
2. Lack the temperment for the job?; or
3. Lack barest minimun conviction of belief to operate effectively in political environment?

Here's the suitable response: "Fuck off 'NeverTrumpers.'"

These traitors didn't just say "I think my guy is better because X." They said "Never Trump because of a whole lot of bullshit and baseless liberal attacks, along with personal attacks to make sure the ashes of that burnt bridge got turned into the dirt."

You lost, you spineless bastards.

Have some shame and quit begging for a job. GTFO for the next 8 years, and hopefully never come back.

Anonymous Clueless Cuckservative January 17, 2017 10:24 AM  

But...but...but....but...muh partee unitee!

Muh PARTEE UNITEE

Whut about muh PARTEE UNITEE!?

Blogger Gordon January 17, 2017 10:26 AM  

I don't see why John Lewis should get a pass because civil rights. James Meredith risked his life before that, was shot while marching alone, and people don't talk about him in glowing terms because he's been a Republican all his life.

Of course, Lewis is a Dem, and he's going after Trump, so all will be forgiven. And Maverick Johnny gets a pass because he's willing to attack conservatives, and Trump.

The Bamster continues ripping up the rails and sowing salt as he slinks off the field: http://tinyurl.com/hyu53m9 He's appointing a lot of his now unemployable staffers to government sinecures. That costs him nothing but his signature, of course.

Anonymous NeverEverNeverTrumper foaming at the mouth January 17, 2017 10:26 AM  

Trump won't be President! He'll get on the podium and then he'll announce that he isn't going to be sworn in and then he'll step to one side and then, and then and then Hillary will take the oath of office because all Trump has ever been is a stalking horse for her!!

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents January 17, 2017 10:30 AM  

@40 Stilicho
Schadenfreude isn't a strong enough term for the enjoyment we are deriving from the idiocy of the Never Trump'ers. We need a new term: Trumpenfruede?



Indeed. Still the Best. Election. Evah!

Trump 2016 for the LOLZ!

Anonymous Clueless Cuckservative January 17, 2017 10:32 AM  

But...but...but....muh Party unity! Whut about that?
Whut about muh PARTY UNITY?

Blogger Cail Corishev January 17, 2017 10:33 AM  

These folks aren't used to losing, only temporary respites in (((well funded))) think tanks

Which is exactly why they opposed Trump so much. If any other Republican had won, they could expect to have influence in the administration. If Hillary won, they could expect to stay busy fruitlessly opposing her policies and appearing as token conservatives in the media. Only a Trump win truly scared them, because they feared exactly what's happening now.

Which some of us predicted, by the way, so they have no excuse for being surprised. We pointed out how important loyalty is to Trump, that he would easily shrug off attacks during the primaries as part of the game, but that he wouldn't forget those who tried to sabotage him from within the party after the nomination.

Blogger dc.sunsets January 17, 2017 10:37 AM  

This Titanic hit the iceberg 17 years ago. The appearance of continued normalcy bought with massive increases in debt caused the captains, crew and passengers from First Class (Davos Set) to Steerage (flyover country) to think that this Titanic really was unsinkable.

2016 was when water lapped the foredeck. 1/21/2017 is when orchestra members on Promenade Deck receive their Layoff Notice.

The next step will be First Class passengers pushing women and children out of the way, to clamor into lifeboats.

Let's not let them.

Blogger Conan the Cimmerian January 17, 2017 10:41 AM  

(((Cohen))) Every single time Its unlikely all of the 172 last names are Cohen. I would say 30% at most.

Nice to see stereotypical chutzpah confirmed in actual practice.

The Cohen cries out in pain as he strikes you... the Cohen kills his parents and demands clemency as an orphan...


Every F'ing Damn Time

Blogger Shimshon January 17, 2017 10:46 AM  

@68 Only a Trump win truly scared them, because they feared exactly what's happening now.

I remember when Clinton came in, he brought in all the Carter retreads. Likewise with Bush 43 with all the Reagan and Bush 41 retreads. Given Obama's eight years, that means that the usual Republican suspects will be in the wilderness for fully 16 years (we hope). They may as well be dead. This is probably the first new administration in decades with virtually none of that. A lot of new blood. Talented new blood too, from what I'm seeing.

Blogger slarrow January 17, 2017 10:48 AM  

As I said at the time: they thought they were executing a coup. Instead, they were signing up for a purge.

On another note, Trump's cabinet reminds me of that Tom Clancy book where Jack Ryan becomes the President. He, too, picks people from outside the Washington gravy train who are tops in their fields, and the elite types caterwauled about that in the story like mad. As in fiction, fact.

Blogger Matamoros January 17, 2017 10:50 AM  

A Belarusian talks about what nationality really is, and ultimately agrees with Vox that it is the people.

Belarusian National Identity about Far More than Just Language
http://windowoneurasia2.blogspot.com/2017/01/belarusian-national-identity-about-far.html

Anonymous To Mock a Killingbird January 17, 2017 10:54 AM  

#72

"As I said at the time: they thought they were executing a coup. Instead, they were signing up for a purge."

Or a suicide pact.

Blogger JDC January 17, 2017 10:57 AM  

The cuck's are going to go berserk with this news. They still see the pathway to victory as one that builds bridges with forces committed to our destruction.

Blogger Timmy3 January 17, 2017 10:58 AM  

"Cohen wrote that he became convinced there were “pent-up resentments” among members of the Trump team, and he warned young policy experts against working for the administration."

I wonder if this means that post-Trump, future Republican Presidents will refuse to hire former Trump employees because there will be payback. This could happen, but its a hypothetical. Assuming Pence is the successor to Trump, it will be a long wait to get that payback.

Anonymous Just another commenter January 17, 2017 11:02 AM  

They have publicly demonstrated poor judgment and a lack of wisdom, why should they be the least bit surprised they are not being offered jobs that are predicated on having good judgment and possessing wisdom?

Blogger Benjamin Kraft January 17, 2017 11:06 AM  

@76. They won't hire them, but it won't be because of anything as wholesome as payback/punishment.

It'll be because they aren't as corrupt and incestuous as they need to be.

Anonymous (((NeverTrumpForever))) January 17, 2017 11:07 AM  

We are not laughing with you, we NeverTrumpers are laughing at you:

White nationalists are in a frenzy after one of their own is accused of being married to a Jewish woman.
https://t.co/wr6smB2n5g

These are YOUR master race buddies, Alt-Righties. Own your associations.

PS: Vox, I'm laughing at the "superior intellect."

Blogger Cail Corishev January 17, 2017 11:07 AM  

As I said at the time: they thought they were executing a coup. Instead, they were signing up for a purge.

We continue to benefit from the fact that Trump's opponents just couldn't bring themselves to consider the possibility that he might win. They felt free to express themselves fully, with no thought of leaving themselves wiggle-room to back away if the unthinkable happened.

Anonymous DJF January 17, 2017 11:31 AM  

Another leftist whose campaign will be about her and not issues

She can at least use Hillary's leftover "I'm with her" campaign material

Anonymous genericviews January 17, 2017 11:32 AM  

You don't need to be on a black list to simply be recognized as having nothing to contribute.

Blogger Mountain Man January 17, 2017 11:45 AM  

Wow..my heart bleeds. There must be demand for sycophant behavior, ass kissing, lying, smugness, hubris and illogical thinking... somewhere. So Im sure they will have no trouble finding employment

Anonymous Gen. Kong January 17, 2017 11:47 AM  

Forget not being hired. These jokers should be worried about being renditioned and droned. After all, they have called the President-Elect of the United States of America "a danger to the nation".

And what nation would that be, exactly?


Perhaps a small nation with a nonexistent lobby which cannot be named? Same one that has a red-phone directly to the throne of the Judeo-Christ?

Blogger Doom January 17, 2017 11:48 AM  

I would recommend the Democrat party, where they belong but... Democrats hate them in more truth. Trump doesn't trust them is all. And the Democrat party power is dying faster than their power hold, as government operators.

Ignoring fake news, and watching who is being added, or fired, what is being said and done, even before he has taken office, I am beginning to think you are correct. I wasn't sure about Trump, I was only sure she was a mess, and worse. I'm a doubter, so sue me. If you are right, I can't be disappointed. Even if, to a degree, if he builds the wall and you end up elsewise wrong, I can't lose.

Anonymous CC January 17, 2017 11:49 AM  

I have to imagine that one of Trump's great pleasures at this point in his life is finally being able to piss on these politicians, bureaucrats and civil servants from a great height and then walk away with a smile and casual shrug of his shoulders.

"Please give me a list of recommendations..." Well played again sir!

Blogger The Rev January 17, 2017 11:53 AM  

What a gift for a President-Elect! It's not so often your enemies publicly line the streets with their necks offered up on blocks.

Blogger liberranter January 17, 2017 12:05 PM  

“Believe me — my phone is not ringing,” he said in a recent interview.

Payback hurts like hell, don't it?

Squeal like a pig, little bitch!

Blogger Dirk Manly January 17, 2017 12:05 PM  

It's the ONLY thing they have to offer as an inauguration gift.

Blogger SteveK January 17, 2017 12:16 PM  

You said 'never' and Trump is helping you maintain that pledge. Sounds like he's helping you. You should thank him.

Suppose you publicly pledged to never eat cake again because it was dangerous to your personal health. Should people be expected to offer you cake? No. Would you get upset if they didn't? Maybe, but you'd be an idiot.

Blogger Robert Divinity January 17, 2017 12:18 PM  

File under "You Can't Make This Shit up" (from the link):

"If I were asked to sign a letter like that again, I would be much more careful about the verbiage that related to the candidate himself,” she (Mary Beth Long, Bush the Dumber's Assistant Secretary of Defense) said.

These people should have been unemployable as fast food managers, and should fall on their knees and thank God they haven't been forced into the ovens yet. They need to be forcibly removed from D.C., though.

Blogger Robert Divinity January 17, 2017 12:20 PM  

79:

We are not laughing with you, we NeverTrumpers are laughing at you:

Given the group's median IQ, we didn't expect anything less.

Blogger GracieLou January 17, 2017 12:22 PM  

"add Food Stamp recipient to their resume." Penance is for the little people.

FLASHBACK!!! (Breitbart June 1, 2016): David French/ Kevin Williamson:
"The truth about these dysfunctional, downscale communities is that they deserve to die. Economically, they are negative assets. Morally, they are indefensible…They need real opportunity, which means that they need real change, which means that they need U-Haul."

French described Williamson’s piece as “excellent” and said that Williamson’s words were “fundamentally true and important to say.”
French went on to dismiss the struggles white working class Americans endure…instead, suggests that the decimation of these communities is due to the laziness of the American worker:

"Millions of Americans aren’t doing their best. Indeed, they’re barely trying. ..If they couldn’t find a job in a few days — or perhaps even as little as a few hours — they’d stop looking… And always — always — there was a sense of entitlement."

Mr. French’s blame-the-victim approach is notable for two reasons. First, it presents a novel view of human sociology in which people can lose their cultural pride, their means of economic survival, their sense of identity, their self-worth, and even suffer direct discrimination with no corresponding fallout. Second, it underscores one of the unique aspects of professional Republicanism. While professional Democrats advocate for the use of government power on behalf of their base, professional Republicans like Mr. French seem to argue that their own base deserves what’s coming and, as penance, should be left defenseless.

Anonymous JustAnotherPairOfEyes January 17, 2017 12:27 PM  

I burst into laughter on reading "Cohen wrote that he became convinced there were “pent-up resentments” among members of the Trump team ..."

Expecting to get a nice government job after you committed treason against your own party.

Blogger Cail Corishev January 17, 2017 12:39 PM  

They need to be forcibly removed from D.C., though.

Unrolling barbed wire for the top of the Wall sounds about right. It's really pleasant stuff to work with.

I burst into laughter on reading "Cohen wrote that he became convinced there were “pent-up resentments” among members of the Trump team ..."

He has no idea. Thing is, there's more coming, because many of his comrades are still writing about how Trump isn't going to do this or that. Even while begging a seat on the Train, they're still saying it's not going anywhere.

So as soon as Trump has any kind of setback, they're going to pop up like bad weeds, shouting the same, "See, we told you so!" stuff from the campaign, and end up getting served again. Pace yourselves, friends.

Blogger Rusty Fife January 17, 2017 12:40 PM  

We are not laughing with you, we NeverTrumpers are laughing at you:

White nationalists are in a frenzy after one of their own is accused of being married to a Jewish woman.
https://t.co/wr6smB2n5g

These are YOUR master race buddies, Alt-Righties. Own your associations.

PS: Vox, I'm laughing at the "superior intellect."


So you are saying that the neo-NAZIs are really a false flag Jewish front filled to the brim with agents provacatour? Quel surprise.

OpenID basementhomebrewer January 17, 2017 12:41 PM  

Now Putin is trolling the never trumpers and Media.

Top Kek


“Trump, when he came to Moscow a few years ago, was not a politician,” Putin said. “We did not even know about his political ambitions,” Putin said. “He was just a businessman, one of the richest men in America. Is someone really thinking that our intelligence agencies are chasing every American billionaire, or what? Of course not. It’s just a complete nonsense.”

Putin added: "I find it hard to believe that he rushed to some hotel to meet girls of loose morals, although ours are undoubtedly the best in the world.”

Blogger Bard January 17, 2017 12:42 PM  

Read "The Prince" by Machiavelli. It is Trump's playbook. He is Routing, crushing, and vanquishing his competition and enemies like a master

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer January 17, 2017 12:47 PM  

it underscores one of the unique aspects of professional Republicanism. While professional Democrats advocate for the use of government power on behalf of their base, professional Republicans like Mr. French seem to argue that their own base deserves what’s coming and, as penance, should be left defenseless.

Even before that article came out, I was arguing with a "lifelong Republican" that calling people losing losers and telling them to go over to that field and die so as to get out of the way of the winning winners wasn't really a viable political strategy. He, like French and Williamson, still isn't convinced.

Blogger VD January 17, 2017 12:51 PM  

These are YOUR master race buddies, Alt-Righties. Own your associations. PS: Vox, I'm laughing at the "superior intellect."

Not my race, not my buddies, and not my associations. My associations are MILO and Mike Cernovich. I'm less associated with TRS than with Fox News. What do they have to do with the Alt-Right? They're Nazis, by their own account. Mike Enoch always hated me and now we know why.

You quite clearly haven't thought through all the consequences of this. This doesn't hurt the Alt-Right in the slightest. Getting rid of the retards, LARPers, and frauds is hardly a negative. The Alt-Right is inevitable, because demographics.

Blogger Theproductofafineeduction January 17, 2017 12:59 PM  

"Cohen wrote that he became convinced there were “pent-up resentments” among members of the Trump team, and he warned young policy experts against working for the administration. Cohen has had no further communications with the transition team."

So your frustrated that Trump isn't reaching out to you because he thinks the Trump team is angry....and he reacts by doubling down on the very thing that made him persona non grata.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) January 17, 2017 1:07 PM  

Eliot ((( Cohen ))) ... who had helped organize the War on the Rocks letter


jesus fucking christ.

when you're too chickenhawk to take your War straight ( fight it yourself ) ... War on the Rocks ( get the goy to fight it ) it is.

Blogger Jose January 17, 2017 1:08 PM  

Please! It's 2017. The president-elect is an entrepreneur and might want to consider the lessons of other entrepreneurs:

- I believe it was Ray Kroc (who turned MacDonald's into a food giant, for a generous definition of "food") who said "when one of my competitors is drowning, I jump into the water to save him, because we're in all of this together and together is how we'll survive." (My memory might be slightly off.)

- The great Andy Grove, who built Intel into a business powerhouse comparable to the economy of several small countries (and a few large ones), explained quite clearly in his book "only the trusting survive" that without blind trust in one's former opponents there's no way to build a society where we can all progress at the same rate, independently of capabilities and motivations. (The book is in storage, so I might be a bit confused.)

- And in every proxy battle in the 1980s-90s, after the winner took control of the board, they immediately made sure all the executives that had backed the losing team understood that there would be no retaliation whatsoever for their actions, that all that was water under the bridge, and all that counted now was the performance of the company. (I confess I'm a little fuzzy about the 80s and 90s.)

So, the president elect, having been a part of this great tradition of understanding, trust, and cooperation, will certainly welcome into his inner sanctum these people whose entire life for the last 6-12 months was dedicated to his defeat.

I'm pretty sure that's what they taught at Wharton in the 1960s, too.

OpenID basementhomebrewer January 17, 2017 1:17 PM  

Jose wrote:Please! It's 2017. The president-elect is an entrepreneur and might want to consider the lessons of other entrepreneurs:

- I believe it was Ray Kroc (who turned MacDonald's into a food giant, for a generous definition of "food") who said "when one of my competitors is drowning, I jump into the water to save him, because we're in all of this together and together is how we'll survive." (My memory might be slightly off.)

- The great Andy Grove, who built Intel into a business powerhouse comparable to the economy of several small countries (and a few large ones), explained quite clearly in his book "only the trusting survive" that without blind trust in one's former opponents there's no way to build a society where we can all progress at the same rate, independently of capabilities and motivations. (The book is in storage, so I might be a bit confused.)

- And in every proxy battle in the 1980s-90s, after the winner took control of the board, they immediately made sure all the executives that had backed the losing team understood that there would be no retaliation whatsoever for their actions, that all that was water under the bridge, and all that counted now was the performance of the company. (I confess I'm a little fuzzy about the 80s and 90s.)

So, the president elect, having been a part of this great tradition of understanding, trust, and cooperation, will certainly welcome into his inner sanctum these people whose entire life for the last 6-12 months was dedicated to his defeat.

I'm pretty sure that's what they taught at Wharton in the 1960s, too.


There is a difference between friendly competition and a winner take all no holds barred contest where back stabbing is your opponents favored tactic.

In one you can afford to expose your back to your former opponent, in the other you are an idiot to do so.

Blogger Robert Divinity January 17, 2017 1:22 PM  

103:

So, the president elect, having been a part of this great tradition of understanding, trust, and cooperation, will certainly welcome into his inner sanctum these people whose entire life for the last 6-12 months was dedicated to his defeat.

Obviously you are wrong. "Exhibit A" is Mitt Romney. Trump dangled the prospect of SoS in front of him and then denied him the position, exposing Romney as the worthless STD-riddled whore he is. Romney is functionally dead and a national joke now. Well-played, Mr. Trump.

The NeverTrumpers have nothing of value to offer the God-Emperor. They will serve as Emmanuel Goldsteins throughout his Administration, though, and will be humiliated, degraded and blamed any time toast burns. I suspect we will begin to see some of them overdosing on pills within the next year or so but most are too clueless to realize their use as punching bags.

Anonymous Sharrukin January 17, 2017 1:27 PM  

104. 105.

Does nobody get sarcasm anymore?

Blogger Michael Neal January 17, 2017 1:33 PM  

I wonder if any of them would be offering Trump a position in the cabinet if another candidate had taken the nomination...

Blogger Cail Corishev January 17, 2017 1:35 PM  

@103, nicely done, sir. People need to read more closely.

Blogger BassmanCO January 17, 2017 1:36 PM  

@106 Sharrukin, my thoughts exactly. Did 104 and 105 actually read what was written? Obviously very tongue-in-cheek.

Blogger Dexter January 17, 2017 1:41 PM  

“Believe me — my phone is not ringing,” he said in a recent interview.

Payback hurts like hell, don't it?

Squeal like a pig, little bitch!


Cohen doesn't give a shit. He has tenure at Hopkins / SAIS and gets extra dough "consulting" for DOD.

What he will do is spend four years, like Evan McMullin, selling himself to the media as a Principled Conservative Opponent of Irresponsible Trump Extremism.

Anonymous Sharrukin January 17, 2017 1:41 PM  

Did 104 and 105 actually read what was written? Obviously very tongue-in-cheek.

Well in their defense given what you read in CNN headlines and elsewhere and the sheer insanity of the SJW crowd, it's harder to spot these days.

OpenID basementhomebrewer January 17, 2017 1:43 PM  

Sharrukin wrote:Did 104 and 105 actually read what was written? Obviously very tongue-in-cheek.

Well in their defense given what you read in CNN headlines and elsewhere and the sheer insanity of the SJW crowd, it's harder to spot these days.


I will admit I read and thought this sounds insane, it has to be sarcasm. Then I recalled all the other insane things I have read vis-a-vis Trump and thought he was serious.

Blogger Jose January 17, 2017 1:48 PM  

basementhomebrewer wrote:There is a difference between friendly competition and a winner take all no holds barred contest where back stabbing is your opponents favored tactic.


Friendly competition? What is this, stickball? Ask AMD and Motorola how friendly their competition with Grove and Intel was. Andy Grove's uber-bestselling business book is titled "Only the paranoid survive" for good reason.


Robert Divinity wrote:Obviously you are wrong. "Exhibit A" is Mitt Romney. Trump dangled the prospect of SoS in front of him and then denied him the position, exposing Romney as the worthless STD-riddled whore he is. Romney is functionally dead and a national joke now. Well-played, Mr. Trump.

In other words, just like any executive unlucky enough to be on the losing side of a proxy war in the 80s/90s (a time that was know as the "slaughterhouse of middle management" for good reason), except that Romney still has a fortune to fall back on.


Sharrukin wrote:Does nobody get sarcasm anymore?

Satire, not sarcasm. Sarcasm is enemy action (contempt through ironic support); satire is an amicus brief (support via entertainment and ammo against enemies).

Satire is easier to identify than sarcasm, like when someone takes Ray Kroc's best-known quote "If one of my competitors is drowning, I stick a firehose in his mouth and open the water," and retcon it into Kumbaya-speak.

(See also: Godfrey Elfwick.)

Blogger Robert Divinity January 17, 2017 1:58 PM  

Well in their defense given what you read in CNN headlines and elsewhere and the sheer insanity of the SJW crowd, it's harder to spot these days.

No defense on my part, really.

Blogger bob kek mando ( Death To The Boor-geois, Keks To The Lol-etariat ) January 17, 2017 2:02 PM  

77. Just another commenter January 17, 2017 11:02 AM
why should they be the least bit surprised they are not being offered jobs that are predicated on having good judgment and possessing wisdom?



errrr, because they have shit judgment and possess no wisdom?

is this a trick question?



79. (((NeverTrumpForever))) January 17, 2017 11:07 AM
These are YOUR master race buddies, Alt-Righties. Own your associations.



citation needed that Peinovich wasn't a government paid stalking horse. fully 25% of the Malheur people were on the government payroll.

heck, given that the surname seems to have been created out of thin air but is vaguely Eastern European, there's a good chance Peinovich himself is Jewish. that would make his choice of bride somewhat less than accidental.

http://www.ancientfaces.com/surname/peinovich-family-history/1169584



93. GracieLou January 17, 2017 12:22 PM
Republicans like Mr. French seem to argue that their own base deserves what’s coming and, as penance, should be left defenseless.



i had never noticed this before ( because i can't stand reading someone as stupid as French and Williamson ), but they actually ran the Sam Kinison comedy routine AGAINST THEIR OWN BASE.

send U-Haul? fuck you, French.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0q4o58pKwA

Blogger James Dixon January 17, 2017 2:11 PM  

> We are not laughing with you, we NeverTrumpers are laughing at you:

Good. As Reader's Digest used to say, laughter is the best medicine. Especially for what ails the NeverTrump'ers. However, when it wears off, there's always this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EqWN4fT79s

> Does nobody get sarcasm anymore?

You have to be a bit more direct or your examples more well known. I'll admit the proxy battle paragraph should have given it away, but...

Blogger Feather Blade January 17, 2017 2:15 PM  

"Eeeww, Donny's so creepy, I'd never date him, even if he were the last guy on Earth! I know, I'll sign a public declaration that I'll never date him because he's so creepy!"

....

"Why won't Donny ~call me~?" *Sob*

Blogger James Dixon January 17, 2017 2:31 PM  

> (((Cohen)))... Every single time...

I hate to agree with that sentiment, but then we have Richard Cohen saying "Trump’s presidency is doomed" at https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trumps-presidency-is-doomed/2017/01/16/961763fc-dc1e-11e6-ad42-f3375f271c9c_story.html

So yes, it does seem that way.

Blogger SteelPalm January 17, 2017 2:33 PM  

I have always been gobsmacked by this attitude of "Yeah, I know I tried to destroy you and publicly denounced you, but why aren't you doing a nice, helpful thing for me now, anyways?!"

And not just by the NeverTrump scoundrels and traitors, or only with regards to the God Emperor.

This seems to be a surprisingly pervasive attitude in general in the US.

Blogger SteelPalm January 17, 2017 2:35 PM  

@118 James Dixon

On the flip side, we have Trump's close friend and lawyer Michael Cohen.

"Cohen" is almost like the Jewish version of "Smith".

Blogger kh123 January 17, 2017 2:42 PM  

@27 "Who ever even asked Cohen about candidates should be discovered and routed out (unless it was a list for disqualification)."

Would figure it was meant to broadcast that loud and clear. "Eli! How are you. Great, great... Listen. Big things ahead. New lands to spread democracy in, old friends to defend. I need you to reference some folks. Yeah, anyone you know. Anyone besides, you know, that f*cking list of neocon idiots you published awhile back. Yeah, that one."

Blogger Rusty Fife January 17, 2017 2:49 PM  

kh123 wrote:@27 "Who ever even asked Cohen about candidates should be discovered and routed out (unless it was a list for disqualification)."

Would figure it was meant to broadcast that loud and clear. "Eli! How are you. Great, great... Listen. Big things ahead. New lands to spread democracy in, old friends to defend. I need you to reference some folks. Yeah, anyone you know. Anyone besides, you know, that f*cking list of neocon idiots you published awhile back. Yeah, that one."


...or the recomendations he provided were used as an addendum to rhat list of neocon idiots.

Blogger James Dixon January 17, 2017 2:50 PM  

> On the flip side, we have Trump's close friend and lawyer Michael Cohen.

Well, as BGKB points out, NACALT. :)

Blogger Bard January 17, 2017 2:51 PM  

Read "The Prince" by Machiavelli. It is Trump's playbook. He is Routing, crushing, and vanquishing his competition and enemies like a master

Anonymous 5343 Kinds of Deplorable January 17, 2017 2:57 PM  

Well, as BGKB points out, NACALT. :)

Dang. May have just wet myself.

Blogger liberranter January 17, 2017 3:13 PM  

@119 SteelPalm:

It's a perfect illustration of the irreversible and terminal hubris affecting the Beltway crowd. They cannot comprehend, after years of living inside the alternate universe bubble that is Rome-on-the-Potomac, insulated from the real world, that what they want isn't theirs just for the asking, no matter how undeserving they are.

Anonymous BBGKB January 17, 2017 3:38 PM  

future Republican Presidents will refuse to hire former Trump employees because there will be payback.

Do you really think Jeb! would hire any of TRUMP's picks? Its a choice between Bohemian Grove Colon Powell and Gen Mattis.

Blogger Doc Rampage January 17, 2017 3:41 PM  

Cohen said that a friend on the transition team had asked him to provide names of potential job candidates — with the stipulation that he include no one who signed either of the letters.

Let me translate that for you, Mr. Cohen:

Trumpian: "Could you recommend some people to hire? But no one who signed those letters that you signed."

English: "Please help us get the following message to the people who signed those letters: 'Just in case you are in any doubt: it's not some oversight; it really is in retaliation for signing those letters. Oh, and suck it up, bitches.'"

Cohen faithfully did as he was asked by publicly complaining, but don't be fooled into thinking that he is really surprised by this; Cohen is complaining to get victim cred. Victimhood is hard currency in the MSM, and being a victim of Trump is pure gold.

Cohen is planning to live high of of this victimization for a long time, but I don't think it's going to work because Trump has devalued victimhood currency. There are so many Democrats and other, more sympathetic people claiming victimhood from Trump that no one in the Leftist media is going to care about a Republican insider getting stepped on.

Blogger Ron Winkleheimer January 17, 2017 3:54 PM  

Read "The Prince" by Machiavelli. It is Trump's playbook.

"Upon this a question arises: whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with. Because this is to be asserted in general of men, that they are ungrateful, fickle, false, cowardly, covetous, and as long as you succeed they are yours entirely; they will offer you their blood, property, life and children, as is said above, when the need is far distant; but when it approaches they turn against you. And that prince who, relying entirely on their promises, has neglected other precautions, is ruined; because friendships that are obtained by payments, and not by greatness or nobility of mind, may indeed be earned, but they are not secured, and in time of need cannot be relied upon; and men have less scruple in offending one who is beloved than one who is feared, for love is preserved by the link of obligation which, owing to the baseness of men, is broken at every opportunity for their advantage; but fear preserves you by a dread of punishment which never fails."

http://www.constitution.org/mac/prince17.htm

Anonymous My Take January 17, 2017 4:55 PM  

These people depict the height of conceit. How could any sane moral conscience; after accusing the President-Elect of such nefarious aims, expect any consideration at all for employment? I would not hire these hypocrites to gather the dog poop from my yard.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents January 17, 2017 5:09 PM  

Cuckservative Doc on Rampage:

Your boy GW Bush had the White House, the Senate, the House and the Supreme Court. What did he do with it? What did he conserve?

Blogger Doc Rampage January 17, 2017 5:49 PM  

A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:Cuckservative Doc on Rampage:

Your boy GW Bush had the White House, the Senate, the House and the Supreme Court. What did he do with it? What did he conserve?


I left the Republican Party in protest for the nomination of Bush, you dipshit. He wasn't "my boy". He coined the term "compassionate conservative" which was betrayal of the conservatives in the party because at the time, the biggest talking point of the Democrats against conservatives was that they were not "compassionate" and he was siding with them against members of his own party, giving credibility to the talking point. I despised him.

Anonymous RedJack January 17, 2017 5:49 PM  

I have shirt tail relations that live in NVA. One retired from the government (in her early 50's) and is very upset that many of her former co workers are "going to have to find other jobs". Her boyfriend, who is a private contractor and a black man, loves Trump. He is happy that some of the.. well I can't say what he called them are actually, maybe, going to have to find work.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents January 17, 2017 6:02 PM  

I left the Republican Party in protest for the nomination of Bush, you dipshit.

So what? All you got is name calling and your game of No True Conservative that nobody else wants to play. Weak sauce, dude.

Maybe you should be Facebooking with Jonah, or building bridges with ¡Jeb! or some other task. Because all you're doing here is being stupid in public.

Blogger Geir Balderson January 17, 2017 6:20 PM  

These people are totally, royally and positively screwed!! Ringling Brothers' Circus is closing forever!! What will all of these clowns do for a living??

Anonymous BBGKB January 17, 2017 6:37 PM  

Part 2 leftist plans for the inauguration. Part 1 had video from Comet Pizza
https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/01/17/undercover-video-shows-plans-to-disrupt-trump-inauguration-using-chains-on-metro-railways/

Anonymous BBGKB January 17, 2017 6:48 PM  

Darn it TINY TIM is on that video talking about throat punching

Blogger Scott January 17, 2017 7:33 PM  

The NeverTrump signers wanting a job reminded me of a scene from Running Man (Richard Dawson playing a great villain) when Damon is looking for new contestants:

Asst: What about those bank robbers? The ones that made that suicide pact.
Damon: Did they commit suicide?
Asst: Obviously not, Damon.
Damon: Then they're unreliable.

The fact that the signers would even WANT a job makes them unreliable.

Blogger Cataline Sergius January 17, 2017 8:49 PM  

In Trump world, these establishment all-stars say they are “PNG”

Whoa! Red light!. Seriously, anybody who uses that term needs to be on the Black List because they are bone deep Beltway Commandos.

Their first and only loyalty is to Washington.

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Blogger Basil Makedon January 17, 2017 10:51 PM  

What kind of reprobate tries to get a job from Trump after publicly clowning themselves as a NeverTrumper? At least have some f'ing pride.

No one should ever wonder why the GOPe lost so consistently and failed to conserve anything.

Anonymous Discard January 17, 2017 11:55 PM  

130. My Take: I would gladly hire these people to pick up the dog poop in my yard. With their lips. For $2.00 a pound.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 18, 2017 12:06 AM  

I told my wife about this and her response:
"Are they still throwing that tantrum? Even a 3-year-old" gets tired of it eventually."

Blogger Doc Rampage January 18, 2017 12:20 AM  

A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents wrote:So what? All you got is name calling and your game of No True Conservative that nobody else wants to play. Weak sauce, dude.

If you can't take a little name-calling, don't start any.

And I'll give up pointing out that people aren't conservative when you and VD stop pretending that all Republicans who ever held office were conservatives. Conservatives are and always were a minority in the Republican Party. We've only had one conservative president in history and never had more than a quarter of the House or Senate. Most Republican politicians suck up to conservatives at election time, and stab them in the back when they get into office. It has always been that way. Even Reagan did it a couple of times.

Anonymous instasetting January 18, 2017 1:52 AM  

Doc Rampage, I've wondered why Libertarians keep on this obviously false word game about calling Jeb a conservative, and the like.

For some, it seems they hate God more than they love liberty. If given a choice between a godly man who was almost completely libertarian, and a full bore statist liberal, they'd find some excuse to vote for the liberal.

And for some Libertarians, its a desire by the white nerd boy computer geek to despoil the respectable man of his virtuous daughter, and the only way he can imagine a high status 'good girl' with a fresh face of doing the nasty with the Libertarian is in a Libertarian utopia where such girls are prostitutes.

For others. its mere tactics. Given that the Most Powerful Political Force in the world is American Conservatives, then if one can manage to manipulate them into serving one's own goals by relentless, irrational bashing, then you do it.

It is tiresome, but they've been doing it for decades, and I don't know that they are going to stop anytime soon. Not sure they can.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash January 18, 2017 2:34 AM  

Doc Rampage wrote:We've only had one conservative president in history and never had more than a quarter of the House or Senate. Most Republican politicians suck up to conservatives at election time, and stab them in the back when they get into office.
Then Conservatives are, by your own admission, politically irrelevant. You have no ability to elect even TruConservative Congressmen, let alone legislative majorities or presidents. I do wonder which president you count as TruConservative, given that you say:
" It has always been that way. Even Reagan did it a couple of times."
And the alt-right did not start the personal attacks, the Conservatives, particularly the Cruzlims, did.

Anonymous buybuydandavis January 18, 2017 5:11 AM  

What part of "Never" didn't they understand?

They should thank Trump for helping them stay faithful to "muh principles".

Blogger Doc Rampage January 18, 2017 12:20 PM  

Snidely Whiplash wrote:Then Conservatives are, by your own admission, politically irrelevant. You have no ability to elect even TruConservative Congressmen, let alone legislative majorities or presidents.
Having a quarter of congress is not "irrelevant". It's a lot stronger than the libertarians, who themselves are not irrelevant. However it is weak compared to the Left and the GOP-E.

I do wonder which president you count as TruConservative, given that you say:

"It has always been that way. Even Reagan did it a couple of times."

Reagan was a movement conservative. In fact he was one of the founders of the movement. But he did betray conservative principles a few times for political expediency. So you can throw out Reagan's signing of the first immigration amnesty as a failure of conservatism (it was) because Reagan was a conservative and conservatives supported him. But Bush was not a conservative. Any failures of his must be laid at the feet of the GOP-E; he was their boy.


And the alt-right did not start the personal attacks, the Conservatives, particularly the Cruzlims, did.

Hm. Well, er, that's actually a good point. Conservatives were appalled that someone like Donald Trump would be seriously considered for president. I know I was. And I wasn't shy about saying so. So, I can't believe I'm agreeing that "he started it" is a legitimate argument, but anyone who started out by calling Trump an obnoxious, ignorant clown (like I did) and couldn't get past the hostility that came back at him, was a pussy and deserves no consideration. There were some innocents caught in the crossfire, but those are the fortunes of war.

So, I hereby withdraw my general accusation that some Trump supporters were as bad as the never-Trumpers.

You, sir, have achieved something of remarkable rarity and puissance: you have won an argument on the internet. My most sincere congratulations.

Blogger M.F. Malone January 18, 2017 6:29 PM  

I'm sure they only went as far as they did b/c they were *certain* HRC was going to win....

In which case their ability to prognosticate is faulty and they would be useless at their jobs....

If they thought DJT would forgive such baseless personal attacks, their ability to judge people is broken so they'd be unable to perform in their positions....

And so on. ;)

Blogger DonReynolds January 19, 2017 5:42 PM  

Maybe someone else here knows....why there is a near complete blackout on the fact that the new RNC Chair is Mitt Romney's niece. Yes, the biggest of the NeverTrumpers now has his niece as RNC Chair.
When is the Trump team going to quit trying to kiss and make up with people who have opposed them every step of the way in 2015-16?
Surely, in the entire United States of America, there were many other people who could do as good or better a job as RNC Chair than Mitt Romney's niece.

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