Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, January 10, 2018

David Remnick, The New Yorker: There is no loyalty or deliberation in the White House, only a savage Lord of the Flies sort of chaos. Each day is at once preposterous, poisonous, and dangerous. And so the West Wing in the era of Trump has come to resemble the dankest realms of Twitter itself: a set of small rooms and cramped hallways in which everyone is racked with paranoia and everyone despises everyone else. ... In the meantime, there is little doubt about who Donald Trump is, the harm he has done already, and the greater harm he threatens. He is unfit to hold any public office, much less the highest in the land. This is not merely an orthodoxy of the opposition; his panicked courtiers have been leaking word of it from his first weeks in office. The President of the United States has become a leading security threat to the United States.

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The entire White House staff could say it on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in one unified voice and Conservatives would still refuse to believe it.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-01-10 03:56 PM | Reply

SYCOPHANT

Admitting it would mean doing something about it. Denial is the easiest way to avoid taking action. We don't have statesmen any more. We have congress critters, all snuggled in their comfortable nests scared to death that one day Trump's aggression is going to be aimed at them.

All except Diane Feinstein.

#2 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-10 04:39 PM | Reply

Admitting it would mean doing something about it. Denial is the easiest way to avoid taking action. We don't have statesmen any more. We have congress critters, all snuggled in their comfortable nests scared to death that one day Trump's aggression is going to be aimed at them.
All except Diane Feinstein.

#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC

...and Mitch McConnell.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-01-10 04:45 PM | Reply

We all know that the dankest memes win over all else.

#4 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-01-10 05:50 PM | Reply

All except Diane Feinstein.
#2 | POSTED BY TWINPAC
...and Mitch McConnell.
#3 | Posted by JeffJ

YEAH! Wait... What?

#5 | Posted by truthhurts at 2018-01-10 05:51 PM | Reply

BEWARE THE EYE OF TRUMPERON!

via GIPHY

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-01-10 06:32 PM | Reply

Trump is the type of leader that sees a parade, jumps in front of it and proclaims himself it's leader. As evidenced by his televised "performance" recently, and numerous media accounts, he holds no firm policy positions.

Trump is completely out of his league. He knows nothing about the vast majority of issues that, as president, he must deal with every day. And, instead of spending the intellectual capital to get up to speed on those issues and forming his own opinions, he relies on others to propose ideas/solutions which he can shoot down or endorse at his whim. And, irrespective of the soundness/appropriateness of the solution, he feels like he can sell it to the American people. After all, he is the PRESIDENT.

This management style does have its advantages: it allows all ideas to surface. The problem though is that it ensures chaos if not done in a controlled manner. In Trump's white house, it doesn't appear to be done in a controlled manner.

Trump's authoritarian style should have been predicted. As the CEO of a successful, private, family run business that he built, he's accustomed to a "my way or the highway" management style. If ever the US decides to nominate another CEO, let's hope that (s)he is from a Fortune 50, consumer products company that had to answer to a large and independent board of directors.

#7 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2018-01-11 06:41 AM | Reply

All thanks to the media and Hillary's grand plan of rigging the democrat primaries in her favor then immediately proceeding to push for Trump as the opposing candidate.

Finally, thanks to Democrats who couldn't find anyone better than a geriatric old white lady who lost to a rapidly wrinkling orange nonperson.

#8 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 06:59 AM | Reply

#8

At this point, I would have preferred the geriatric pantsuit to a 'stable genius' who relies on 140 characters or less to deliver his message...

/just sayin'
//only admission I 'might' have made a mistake you people will get from me...

#9 | Posted by Jimbob43 at 2018-01-11 08:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

JIMBO

Welcome to the majority.

#10 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-11 08:12 AM | Reply

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JIMBO

"140 characters or less to deliver his message...

I don't trust a president who sits around in his pajamas till 11:00 a.m. doing that.

#11 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-11 08:17 AM | Reply

#9 Again, Hillary's fault. It makes it hard to see her as better when all of Trump is her doing and thus all his issues get added to hers.

Terrible political season, but why we have term limits for president. If only we could put it together for Congress and Senate.

#12 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 08:17 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

House and Senate*

#13 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 08:18 AM | Reply

Trump is not entirely her doing. She was a factor, but one of many.

Otherwise he would have won by more than 22K votes.

#14 | Posted by jpw at 2018-01-11 01:33 PM | Reply

#14 It was her doing. If she wasn't pushing to make sure he was the candidate, he wouldn't have gotten the good cop/bad cop treatment from the media that let him be hoisted up to everyone's attention and then have a high enough ground to call out the media for their double standard of support then attack all of a sudden when Hillary was the nominee and he was the nominee.

Then she went and let all the info about her rigging up the Dem primaries go public and really messed up her chances.

#15 | Posted by HeuristicGratis at 2018-01-11 02:05 PM | Reply

HEURISTIC

I think you got it backwards. I think she paid all those delegates to vote for Trump so he could get in there and make a fool of himself. (Mission accomplished) Then she paid all those Republicans in congress a million dollars each to turn tail and run. Then the Democrats could take control of the House and she could become President by referendum because she won the popular vote. Then she could appoint Bill as her Vice President and the Clinton coup would be complete.

#16 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-11 03:01 PM | Reply

OK, Chelsea can be Vice President and Bill can be Secretary of State. Now are you happy?

Geesh!

#17 | Posted by Twinpac at 2018-01-11 06:03 PM | Reply

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