Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Trump's Big CON: "We’ll Have So Much Winning, You’ll Get Bored With Winning”

UPDATE:  "President Trump has made the economy so much better that it has added 186,000 fewer jobs in his first seven months than it did in President Barack Obama’s last seven months. . .

It shouldn’t be surprising that the economy isn’t doing any better under Trump, since Trump really hasn’t done anything to make it better. . .

The economy, then, is still just chugging along as it has been for the last six years now. Nothing has changed. . .

But in any case, it is fitting that Trump has tried to take credit for the same economy he said was a disaster as recently as nine months ago. That’s just him running the government like a business — at least his own. After his casinos went bankrupt in the early 1990s, you see, Trump figured out that it was a lot easier to let other people put his name on things they’d built rather than do so himself. (Well, that and a lot of Wall Street banks wouldn’t lend to him anymore). This is no different. Trump is just putting his name on a recovery that Obama put in place with his stimulus and his Federal Reserve picks.

I guess making America great again means keeping things like they were under Obama."

Read the Washington Post, Trump’s economy is doing (slightly) worse than Obama’s.

From Axios, The incredible shrinking president:

"The 'most powerful man in the world' is suddenly looking mighty powerless:

Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are going their own way on tax reform. Hill sources believe his original targets, including a 15% corporate rate, are dead.

SecDef Mattis didn't immediately embrace his full ban on transgender troops.

His Justice Department won't drop the Russia probe.

Courts won't allow his full Muslim ban.

Mexico won't pay for his wall.

Congress won't pay for his wall.

The Senate won't pass his promised health-care reform.

Gary Cohn and Sec State Tillerson won't tolerate his Charlottesville response.

North Korea won't heed his warnings.

China doesn't fear his trade threats.

CEOs won't sit on his councils.

Mexico and Canada won't bend to his will on NAFTA. . .

[And] crises sprouting all around:

An epic flood that will cost taxpayers billions in damages and consume Congress when it returns.

North Korea crossing new lines, rattling markets.

Racial tensions boiling.

Rising fear of a government shutdown, at the end of September or December.

Increasing pessimism in a once-buoyant business community.

Daily clues emerging of an expansive, ominous Mueller investigation."

Trump's Big CON: 'I'll End DACA, Kick Out Undocumented Immigrants, and Build a Wall (And Make Mexico Pay For It)'

UPDATE III:  The cavalier way that The Donald has handled the issue of immigration reform shows what an evil person he is.

Read the Washington Post, Seven ways of looking at Trump’s DACA decision, which notes that:

It is beyond cruel that the government made a promise to 'dreamers,' who had to provide information in order to qualify, and now DHS will be able to use that information against them,

Ending DACA is deeply unpopular with the American people,

The business community was pretty firmly opposed to the announcement, with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce demanding a solution and tech companies threatening legal action,

Before the announcement Trump himself was not exactly sure what he is doing, and "realized that he had gotten himself into a politically untenable position",

Even some immigrant hardliners seem to be uncomfortable with this change in policy.

Then he flip-flopped, tweeting "Congress now has 6 months to legalize DACA (something the Obama Administration was unable to do). If they can't, I will revisit this issue!",

The "DACA repeal echoed Trump’s health-care fail".

"DACA, like Obamacare, has some issues. Trump’s attempted 'fix' of these problems, however, is catastrophic. Politically, Trump has managed to alienate the business community and the American people.

All in all, just another day in the beclowning of the executive branch of the federal government."
By now it should be clear, The Donald is just incapable of being a real leader.

UPDATE II:  I agree it's Congresses responsibility, which they abdicated to avoid blame.

But a real leader would have made the announcement and explained what s/he would do.

Not The Donald.

Read the Washington Post:

And Trump didn’t have the nerve to make the announcement himself, and

Trump just handed the fate of ‘dreamers’ over to an extraordinarily dysfunctional Congress.

UPDATE:  Read the Washington Post:

President Trump said he’d ‘deal with DACA with heart.’ It was a lie., and 

Don’t be fooled by the scam that Trump will pull today on DACA , which noted that "Trump tweeted this today . . .'Congress, get ready to do your job - DACA!'"

He might have a good idea.

Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

Read the Washington Post:

Paul Ryan, other GOP congressional leaders urge Trump not to terminate DACA, and

Trump pulls back threat to shut down government over border wall — for now.