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Republicans have no shame by Ann Telnaes

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Pence reverse positions on the Muslim ban, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fails to disavow President Trump’s action.

Tom Toles Nails Bannon, the power behind the throne

Trump has created an unparalleled shit show crisis based in bigotry and hate. But let's see how the

second week of his administration goes." - Frank Conniff


Let me be the first to say it: DEPORT TRUMP

Repeat as necessary.

"In a way, Trump and the GOP are refugees because they're always running away from the truth"

- Frank Conniff


"Trump is his administrations own worst enemy on foreign policy"

By David Ignatius of the Washington Post

President Trump’s slash-and-burn actions in his first week have been dramatic, but dangerously lacking in a consensus of support, even within his own administration. The risks were evident in the collapse of a planned meeting with Mexico’s president and in Trump’s embrace of torture tactics rejected by his secretary of defense and CIA director.

Trump’s “tweet from the hip” style produced its first real foreign rupture Thursday, when Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a planned visit to Washington. That followed Trump’s tweet that he should stay away if he wasn’t ready to pay for the often-proclaimed border wall.

The Twitter grenade blew up what had been an attempt to finesse the issue with a delayed Mexican financial contribution for the wall, an approach that Trump himself had only hours before supported in an interview with ABC’s David Muir. Now, Trump has an avoidable Mexico crisis to deal with.

The torture issue was another self-inflicted wound. The CIA doesn’t want to go back into the secret detention and waterboarding business. There’s a law banning torture, for the simple reason that it “shocks the conscience” of many Americans. And some foreign intelligence services would refuse to share information with a United States that used such techniques.

Rest of the article at: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/trump-is-his-administrations-own-worst-enemy-on-foreign-policy/2017/01/26/8247b93a-e40c-11e6-a547-5fb9411d332c_story.html?utm_term=.18d79ad08524

Conclusion: Not even a full week in office and Trumpy needs an intervention.

"Trumps government looks an awful lot like a badly run business, No wonder his companies kept going

bankrupt," by Catherine Rampell at the Washington Post

If this is what “running government like a business” looks like, it’s no wonder President Trump’s companies kept going bankrupt.

One week into the presidency, we’ve gotten a taste of Trump’s management style. And so far it’s been plagued by many of the bad habits common to poorly run businesses.

Take, for example, his administration’s clear indifference to — or outright rejection of — good measurement and analytics.

Rest of the article at:

Conclusion at best: Trumpy is inept. Great article, well worth the read.

Tom the Dancing Bug trolls Trumpy on Inauguration Day

The Nib got a lot of cartoonists to join in:

All those millions of people who cast illegitimate ballots against Trump may be imaginary, but they

sure are smart when it comes to voting." - Frank Conniff

"If Trump can prove he won the popular vote, it will lead to legislation that could reverse decades of his father never saying he loved him." - Frank Conniff

TV's Frank at https://twitter.com/FrankConniff

BOOM: The man who denied the letimacy of our last POTUS based on lies is mad at people denying the

legitimacy of his own presidency based on facts."


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