Spudnik wrote: Trump was a bad example, he should just go away. The only thing he has going for him is that he is not a career politician. That is all.
That and he will fire the shit out of all the incompetent hacks working in the executive branch and replace them with people who actually perform their jobs well and have no interest in being sycophantic, career bureaucrats.
The power of the president to affect sweeping change is wisely limited by our separations of power and checks and balances btw the branches. However, one thing the president can do is run the executive branch well. Actually cut costs, eliminate waste, fire incompetent hacks, negotiate effectively with other countries, etc.
If I could put a fine point on the trump candidacy is that he is going to fix the bloated and dysfunctional executive branch or run it into the ground trying to fix it...and then file for chapter 11 protection.
I am fine with either outcome.
Trump wouldnt be my first choice for this task either. There are better. But his candidacy is groundbreaking in the sense that other, less bombastic and divisive business leaders will hopefully follow suit now that they see a good chunk of the public is hungry for it, even if its trump.
Let's follow this logic for a minute:
In your words, "...negotiate effectively with other countries,etc" Oh, right....like the POS Sen. Cotton writing his 5th grade letter to Iran? Like when Nutandyahoo spoke propaganda at congress to usurp our own democratic protocol? Gotcha...
Why on earth, would anyone objectively EVER want to work for Donald fucking Trump? Seriously? You'll end w/ the worst of the worst; soulless greedy little pricks setting policy to protect their and daddies money....again, the middle class loses.
The smart folks in the know, including a billionaire who appears to have his own independent ability to form a thought/idea, Mike Bloomberg...want nothing to do with the scrutiny and extreme fundamentalism in congress. Who would? Yup....only more of the "scream the loudest and craziest"....cuz Trump needs dumb folks around him to look smart and leader like. It's what gets him ratings.
Less bombastic folks by their very nature don't want to play with extremists, simply put. Only extremists want to play with other extremists, thats why the R party looks like it does today.
According to the Trump/GOP platform currently, anyone with a pussy or a tan won't be able to apply for these cabinet positions...and no Fiorina doesn't count....she's a newly discovered species known as greedytwaticus fuckdamiddleclassum. That of course will go over like a lead balloon with minorities that will very soon be the majority.
If anything,sadly, the rise of folks who are batshit crazy will not bring sane people to the table to sum up your assertion; particularly if the party they are part of embraces and enables craziness. Shit, look how hard it is for a Bush....lol...he can't say crazy enough shit!
I am intrigued by your assertion of a "bloated" executive. Care to expand on the bloating concept there? To me, the powers as you pointed out are very limited. I mean shit, he can't get that gun control you want, he can't get the immigration reform the R party loves so dearly,etc. Yea, it took a few years to tell Keystone to fuck off, and he's dragging his feet on Pebble....would you prefer the alternative to the latter two? By my take, the executive spending would be my eye blinking once, whereas the power of the purse in congress is the other 23.9999 hours of my day.
Lol...I don't think you'd enjoy the US filing for Chapter 11, so to speak, and I'm pretty sure deep down you know that.
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