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JKR

Rev Pesky wrote:

Pepe Escobar, in an allied article, compared Steve Bannon to Lenin, and characterised Tump's victory as a 'revolution'.

Apparently Escobar arrived here on earth from some other planet a few days ago. There's just not much else one can say about someone who has so little grasp of earth history.

Unfortunately here on Babble we're being fed a steady diet of news articles written by people who seem to think Trump is trying to lead a socialist revolution!

JKR

josh wrote:

Trump disbands climate change panel.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/20/the...

Some people here will probably just absolve Trump for this and blame Hillary and the Democrats instead!

JKR

NDPP wrote:

The White House is Now Run Entirely By Hucksters, Democrats and Generals

https://theintercept.com/2017/08/18/bannon-fired-trump-isolated-from-con...

"There is no one left in the White House who has any idea what they're doing. At least nobody conservative..."

Looks like we need even more Republicans in charge!?! Damn those Democrats!! Hillary is the one really running things from her bunker at the centre of the earth!

voice of the damned

JKR wrote:

josh wrote:

Trump disbands climate change panel.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/08/20/the...

Some people here will probably just absolve Trump for this and blame Hillary and the Democrats instead!

From what I can glean from skimming the article, Escobar thinks that Trump is "Leninist" in the sense of waging class-warfare on behalf of blue-collar workers, against elites. 

Which is true, to some extent, but apart from his trade-protectionism, there is very little that is economic about Trump's class-warfare. It's basically the same anti-government, anti-bureaucrat schtick that Ronald Reagan was selling, with his "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help" jokes, to which Trump has added a more obvious infusion of racism.  

And when exactly did "idenity politics" come to mean simple opposition to racism and bigotry? Insofar as it was a pejorative, I always assumed the phrase was meant to describe a situation where someone brings their race, gender, place-of-origin etc into a discussion where it doesn't really belong, eg. "How can you, a white person, sit there calmly sipping your cup of coffee and tell me, an African-American, that segregation wasn't so bad?" (The problem with the argument being that segregation was bad no matter the race of the people having the debate at the coffee shop.)

But now, simply saying that you don't like to see klansmen parading around on the streets qualifies as identity-politics. 

voice of the damned

Sorry, the above post was in reply to # 202, not 203, which is the one I mistakenly quoted. 

NDPP

Trump Is Just Six Votes Away From Impeachment

https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/898668356466753537

"And Republicans are deserting him fast..."

NDPP

Trump Set To Announce Afghan Strategy 

https://on.rt.com/8kwg

"...['Mad Dog'] Mattis told reporters 'The president has made a decision. As he said, he wants to be the one to announce it to the American people.' According to reports, Mattis supports the plan of General John Nicholson, Commander of US Forces - Afghanistan, who said the US needs an additional 3,000-5,000 troops to be successful in the region."

Doug Woodard

Steve Bannon the leaker:

http://www.cbc.ca/1.4253381

 

Sean in Ottawa

NDPP wrote:

Trump Is Just Six Votes Away From Impeachment

https://twitter.com/Newsweek/status/898668356466753537

"And Republicans are deserting him fast..."

On the face of it this is good news. The question is what does it mean?

How hard is it to get six more (assuming that the others are really there)? If Trump could not drive them away by now what will it take?

Perhaps the answer will come from the FBI, and I suspect it would take a bombshell there but that might do it.

And then, still, what does this mean? Another far right Republican Teaparty president -- only a more polite and competent one able to do more damage?

NDPP

CrossTalk: Trump & His Generals (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/crosstalk/403140-trump-administration-on-religon/

"Today the president is surrounded by men in uniform. Some are calling this a soft coup..."

 

Who Rules America?  -  by James Petras

http://petras.lahaine.org/b2-img/PetrasWhoRulesAmerica.pdf

"We can identify some of the key competing and interlocking directorates of the power elite: 

1. Free marketers, with the ubiquitous presence of the 'Israel First' crowd.

2. National capitalists, linked to  rightwing ideologues.

3. Generals, linked to the national security and the Pentagon apparatus, as well as the defence industry.

4. Business elites, linked to global capital.

This essay attempts to define the power wielders and evaluate their range of power and its impact..."

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NDPP

Trump's Asia Visit: Growing US Economic Isolation To Fuel Military Push

http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2017/11/13/trum-n13.html

"Far-reaching changes in the structure of the world economy have undermined the once unchallengeable dominance of US imperialism..."

NorthReport

'Tobacco at a cancer summit': Trump coal push savaged at climate conference

The US administration’s attempt to portray fossil fuels as vital to reducing poverty and saving US jobs is ridiculed in Bonn

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/nov/13/bonn-climate-summit-...

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Rev Pesky

Michael Flynn's lawyers break with Trump's legal team

A lawyer for former national security adviser Michael Flynn has told U.S. President Donald Trump's legal team that they will no longer communicate with them about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference.

The decision could be a sign that Flynn is moving to co-operate with Mueller's investigation or negotiate a deal for himself.

The problem with being an asshole like Trump is that those around you are usually there for their own purposes, not loyalty to a respected boss. 

In any case, we shall see what we shall see.

 

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What a freak!

Who is worse - Trump or Pence?

God’s Plan for Mike Pence

Will the vice president—and the religious right—be rewarded for their embrace of Donald Trump?

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/01/gods-plan-for-mike-...

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In 72 hours, Donald Trump undermined everything the Republican Party once stood for

The Republican Party can no longer claim to be the party of fiscal responsibility, strong foreign policy, or family values

 

    http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/trump-roy-moore-rex-tillerson-senate...

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