Capital to Burn

22 03 2017

Washington, D.C.

It’s time for OCGE to quit letting someone who was one of his avowed political enemies as late as November 7, that being Paul Ryan, to guide him down a path where OCGE is needlessly burning through political capital.

Remember my previous piece of advice on health care reform:  Just use the pen and phone to suspend the enforcement of ObamaDontCare’s unpopular provisions, and then do the “where do we go from here” thing slowly and rationally.  This issue is not the sort which will cause the world to end if not dealt with immediately.

Same goes for tax reform.  We can afford to slow down, take a deep breath, and think things through.

OCGE should be spending most of his public energy on his politically popular agenda items and existentially important agenda items.

Remember, the 2012 Presidential ticket with Paul Ryan on it not only did not carry Wisconsin, it didn’t even carry Paul Ryan’s own Congressional district.  Trump carried both.  So it’s not as if Paul Ryan is some great political genius.

Well Duh

2 03 2017

Washington, D.C.

I’m shocked to learn that the U.S. Attorney General had a lot of contact with foreign diplomats when he was a prominent member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

In related news, I consumed dead animal material two days ago.

Take Your Time, Old Man

1 03 2017

Washington, D.C.

Chill out on all the panic about why tax reform and the ObamaDontCare repeal and replacement are taking so long.

Those are two issues where we can take our time, slow down, chill pill, think, reason and get it right.

That Tie, Though

28 02 2017

Washington, D.C.

Boilerplate Trump, usual OCGE.

That tie, though.  I want one.  It’s the most powerful blue tie I’ve ever seen.  I never knew any blue tie could scream power.

His shout-out to Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin during the ObamaDontCare missive, was a preemptive strike against Bevin’s predecessor in that office, Steve Beshear, who gave the Democrat response.


Four Nays

15 02 2017

Washington, D.C.

Four solid Republican nays on Puzder.

Four is more than three, and three is all that’s necessary to make Puzder’s nomination toast, browner than a Hardees breakfast.

I’ve been saying that Betsy Wetsy is the Trump cabinet pick I dislike the most.  And I’m still holding to that.  But the more I see of Puzder, the less I like, and if you want to argue for Puzder being the worst, I won’t retort.  Plain words, four Republican Senators are saving Trump from a decidedly less than stellar pick.


15 02 2017

Your Blogmeister’s Desk

A massive political Woodstock with OCGE as the keynote speaker, attended by as many people as possible that both support him to some extent (or people that are neutral about him yet dislike the deep state’s machinations), and are part of the country’s formal and informal, official and unofficial, armed forces, everyone from the highest ranking military generals down to your grandpa with his thirty-aught-six.  They all could be armed, or most of them could be real-looking fake arms.

Trump could just babble on in his usual stream-of-consciousness that he perfected on the campaign trail, and he could really talk about nothing.  It really doesn’t matter — The critical element here isn’t what Trump would say, it’s who he would be saying it to.  The purpose is to send a message to the deep state that they’re out of line and to cut the crap, or else.

Unless they want November 3, 2020 to be just another day.

Twenty-Four Days

14 02 2017

Washington, D.C.

My whitey sense tells me that the real reason Trump gave Michael Flynn the heave-ho is because of some blatant lie.

To think, Flynn was on Trump’s VP short list.