Election 2016

Fill The Swamp

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Despot-elect Donald Trump has selected yet another Goldman Sachs alumni to fill his cabinet: CEO Gary Cohn.

Trump's pick of Cohn, 56, the firm's president and chief operating officer, to head his White House National Economic Council marks the third time he has tapped an alum of the major investment bank for a senior role in his administration. [...]

The choice would rob Goldman of the man widely seen as heir apparent to Chief Executive Officer Lloyd Blankfein and may give rise to a new group of leaders at the bank, most of whom have spent more than 20 years there.

I'm not even mad about this. It goes without saying that I'm concerned about the collateral damage the Trump regime will inflict on every single American, but part of me is also delighted to see Trump's own voters get shit on.

Trump's closing argument in the 2016 election was that he would rein in the Jew bankers. He lied to his supporters' faces on a daily basis and they rewarded him for it. They can all get fucked.

Pardon my French.

  • muselet

    I’ll go ‘way out on this (very sturdy) limb and predict Gary Cohn’s formula for managing the economy will be something along the lines of: tax cuts for the rich, benefits cuts for the poor.

    –alopecia

  • Badgerite

    What is utterly amazing to me is that only a small portion of those who voted for trump seem to be aware that the GOP is planning to turn Medicare into a voucher ( see coupons) program to buy health insurance on the open market. I think the percentage is about 15%. In terms of actually keeping the public, left and right and all points in between, informed, the media is pretty worthless these days.

    • gescove

      The same idiot tea party types that railed against the evil government takeover Obamacare while carrying signs reading “Hands Off My Medicare”! Grabby McPumpkinhead played them for chumps. They are well and truly screwed while screwing everyone else thanks to their blissful ignorance.

  • Aynwrong

    I’m assuming there’s video of the lunkhead who gave Ted Cruz a hard time about his wife having worked for Goldman easily findable on YouTube. I’m not going to post it because it’s infuriatingly stupid but it’s the perfect example of the mentality that elected Trump. That particular jackass should be tracked down and asked what he thinks of the impending Goldman’s cabinet.

    I’m not sure what I hope for the Trump voters.

  • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

    rein in the Jew bankers

    Speaking as a Jew and a liberal, I see nothing particularly antisemitic in that ad.

    • JMAshby

      The Anti-Defamation League disagrees

      • Dread_Pirate_Mathius

        I appreciate the excellent work that the ADL does. But sometimes – sometimes – they see things that just aren’t there.*

        *in my humble opinion.

  • Badgerite

    Grabby McPunpkinhead has never had a head for actual business. Just grift. So, of course, he needs Wall Street to help him out. This was so predictable it was ridiculous. All the GOP has cared about is that the guy can sign his name. The emptier the suit the better.

  • gescove

    JM, we all must ration our “fuck yous” lest we run out of them before this shit storm is over. It is hard to have any sympathy for the know-nothings who elected Grabby McPumpkinhead. Unfortunately, none of us will emerge unscathed from the havoc being wreaked.

    • Scopedog

      I think I’ll send a few “fuck yous” to those on the far Left who kept insisting that Hillary was worse than Trump because she gave speeches for Goldman Sachs, because that was proof that she was too close to Wall Street. They wanted to see those transcripts so fucking bad…..

    • ninjaf

      No danger of that happening from me, I don’t think. At least not yet. I am full up of “Fuck yous” to hand out. I have been biting my tongue but there is not much left to bite, so they are just leaking out whether I want them to or not.