Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Draining the swamp?

The loyalists might be able to shrug it off, but there are genuine concerns as to how a Trump administration is supposed to "drain the swamp" when the very Establishment that the Republican electorate opposed by electing the outsider is then reinstalled by the president-elect...
CR: Tuesday night on the “Mark Levin Show,” Conservative Review’s Editor-in-Chief reiterated his mission to hold President-elect Trump’s feet to the fire to maintain conservative principles.

News came Tuesday that Elaine Chao, the wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, will be named Secretary of Transportation in the Trump administration. Additionally, McConnell is pushing for Sen. Bob Corker to be secretary of state.

“It’s quite obvious that Trump and the Republican Establishment are now partners,” Levin said. They are now “a complete unit.”

In addition to members of the Republican Establishment joining the Cabinet, liberal Democrats are being eyed for the Departments of Commerce and the Treasury.

“This is not Trump draining the swamp,” Levin said. “This is the swamp draining Trump.”

Conservatives need to be more vigilant than ever.
More from Levin on the re-instituted swamp...
On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, When it comes to Donald Trump’s cabinet, it’s make the Establishment and Goldman Sachs great again. With the nomination of Elaine Chao, the wife of Sen. Mitch McConnell, for Secretary of Transportation and Steven Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs employee, for Treasury Secretary, it’s quite obvious that President-elect Trump and the Republican Establishment are now partners. This is not Trump draining the swamp, this is the swamp draining Trump. Conservatives need to be more vigilant than ever. Has anyone seen any Sen Ted Cruz supporters nominated for cabinet positions? Trump hasn’t had a good appointment since Mike Flynn, Jeff Sessions, and Mike Pompeo. At the end of the day personnel is policy. Without principled and loyal cabinet secretaries the Trump administration is putting itself in a failing position.
Perhaps this is just more worrisome conservative banter. Maybe Mrs. McConnell and the like will be great, again. But [to borrow from Ericksonvisually, this sends a signal that Trump is not as willing to drain the swamp as advertised.

Related links: Mark Levin: It’s time for a heart to heart…
Trump picks George Soros lackey and Goldman Sachs banker to ‘drain the swamp’ at Treasury!!
Trump nominates Todd Ricketts as Deputy Secretary of Commerce

ADDENDUM: On Wednesday, Levin mentioned that there's nothing new about Trump’s plan to spend a trillion dollars on infrastructure (other than it's TRILLION dollar price tag!)...
FDR, LBJ, Woodrow Wilson, Ike Eisenhower and President Obama have all spent like crazy. The money won’t even go to repairing roads or bridges but to new projects that the government comes up with.
And with particular appointments, a clearer picture of how accomplishing that massive stimulus plan begins to reveal itself.

Related links: Spending A Trillion Dollars For “Infrastructure”: A Top Trump Priority
Conservatives vs. Trump’s infrastructure plan
Ridiculous red tape may kill Trump’s infrastructure plan.
Traders Bet on Big Stimulus Spending. Congress May Not Go Along.

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