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The Bob & Chez Show Presented By 1/31/17

Bob and Chez
Written by Bob and Chez

RELM_buttonMonday Night Massacre: There won't be an impeachment; Bob forecasts how Trump will resign; The Monday Night Massacre; Sally Yates fired for not following Trump's Muslim ban; Nixon and Trump; Muslim ban forces decline in stocks and dollar; Trump's voter fraud source in trouble; Trump might be afraid of stairs; and more. Brought to you by Bubble Genius, Harry's Razors, the Amazon Link and The Bowen Law Group.


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  • xServer

    Isn’t forming a coalition with anti-Trump Republicans (the moderates) what Clinton tried to do…and failed to do because the progressives and the Republicans both told her to go spit?

  • Zero Dark Thirsty ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    JFC this administration is a disgraceful farce beyond comprehension.. is this really.. REALLY happening?

    2 headlines I just read as I come online this morning:

    Trump Uses National Prayer Breakfast to ‘Pray for Arnold’ Over ‘Total Disaster’ Apprentice Ratings

    Trump Tweeted About Pulling Berkeley Funding Shortly After Fox & Friends Suggested Same

    Is this all really happening in the United States of America?

    Did this clown really get elected by a clearly dumbed down nation?

  • Badgerite

    Since Bannon seems to be the one who is actually in charge in this administration, it would behoove all to checkout his views. Buzzfeed has a talk he gave to the Human Dignity Institute ( don’t ask ) that sort of lays out his view of the world right now and the analogy is with the world just before WWI broke out. So….Look for world wars in our future. The talk is at Buzzfeed and is entitled: This is how Steve Bannon Sees the Entire World.

  • Badgerite

    Elliot Cohen tweet.
    “Russians in Ukraine, threats to invade Mexico, Aussie PM insulted; chaotic immigration ban; Iran “on notice”. The new foreign policy normal.”
    Pretty much sums it up.
    “Threats to invade Mexico”? Is this the latest in the his POTUS tantrum because they
    most certainly will not “pay for it”. Is there anyone in this administration that knows anything about international law or even US law? Or just simple common sense?

  • katanahamon

    “High crimes and misdemeanors..”. Look at what has already been ignored..Rump bought off public officials and finally the litigants in the fraudulent university scandal, the complete disregard of the election tampering, all of Rump’s bullshit, his horrific debate performances…. The American people have abdicated any standards whatsoever for the office of the presidency, probably as a result of letting our standards for congress slide as well. We will be lucky if we can avoid him launching nuclear weapons…the standard has been abandoned, we are in uncharted waters. This election should have been declared invalid.

  • Badgerite

    Putin is already testing the US resolve in Ukraine. A military offensive marked the inaugural swearing in of the Orange Crisis. I found it ironic that while markets accurately assessed this political stunt known as the Executive Order on Muslim Immigration. (BAN) your basic trump voter met it by saying, as one person asked put it, “I feel safer already”. Seriously? This was some old guy in the Great Plains states. Have they ever even had a terror attack there other than the one by Timothy McVeigh? Safer from what? Little old lady in wheelchair with a head scarf on who came to visit her grandson?
    This Oder had no actual security purpose or benefit. Worse, as the markets and just about any security expert consulted noted, it probably made America less safe. We have troops right now in Iraq advising and working with Iraqis. This is bound to strain relations…a lot.
    This was a political show. Nothing more.
    And David Duke and co, otherwise known as the Ku Klux Klan, are absolutely thrilled that on Holocaust Remembrance Day, this ‘administration’ seemed to forget that that day had anything to do with, you know, ….Jewish people. David Duke referred to this approvingly as the “dejudification” of the Holocaust. Uh huh. Nothing deplorable going on there. Why that is simply an……”alternative fact.”

  • muselet

    Some of what is coming from the Trump administration is a distraction from the rest of the horrors. As for the rest, WaPo’s Chris Cillizza had this to say yesterday:

    Sally Jenkins is a brilliant sports reporter and columnist. Turns out she knows a thing or two about politics as well. Witness this tweet about President Trump’s approach to his first week in office:

    An old sports strategy: foul so much in the 1st 5 min of the game that the refs can’t call them all. From then on, a more physical game.

    — Sally Jenkins (@sallyjenx) January 30, 2017

    That’s an absolutely fascinating way to view the flurry of activity — executive orders, tweets and the rest — that has defined Trump’s earliest days in office.

    [links omitted]

    The anti-Trump opposition has to be very careful not to overreact to every little thing that the administration does. The Right can get away with that, and did from 2009–16; the Center and the Left can’t.

    No, impeachment won’t happen. The Rs won’t lift a finger unless Donald Trump proposes raising income taxes on the top 0.1%, and the Ds don’t have the numbers. (Richard Nixon was well on the way to being impeached and—quite likely—convicted when he resigned, and it wasn’t all Ds who wanted him gone. This is one of the reasons I keep saying I miss sane Rs.)

    Trump will not resign. He doesn’t give a monkey’s about world opinion, he doesn’t gove a monkey’s about the opinions of congressional R leadership, he doesn’t give a monkey’s about the GOP, he doesn’t give a monkey’s about his poll numbers (which, he will insist, are Wrong!). As long as he can feel he’s dominating someone, anyone, he’ll stay right where he is. Besides, Steve Bannon will prop him up until Trump is no longer of any use to him. (Hey, I underestimated Trump’s stubbornness from the moment he announced his candidacy. I figured he was doing it as a lark or he wanted to play kingmaker. I’ve been wrong for a year and a bit, and I don’t want to be disastrously wrong again.)

    Bob, the Rs will never go after Trump the way you described. No way, no how, no sir. They don’t have the unity (members of the Freedumb Caucus won’t undercut a fellow imbecile-American, no matter how dangerous) or the cojones (Paul Ryan; need I say more?) even to try. Hate to say it, but we’re stuck with him until January 2020.

    Sally Yates did her job, as she had always done under both R and D administrations (Wikipedia). She deserved better than to be fired and maligned by the Trump administration because of her professional judgment (there’s a special level of hell reserved for Sean Spicer).

    Donald Trump has no concept of what it means to be presidential, and the people he’s surrounded himself with don’t care as long as they get what they want. Things are definitely not going to get better.

    The market hates uncertainty, and Donald Trump thrives on chaos. Sleep tight.

    Any time a Special Forces operation takes place, there’s a chance of everything going tits-up. That’s just the nature of these things, and Sod’s Law was in full effect this time. As I said on the blog today:

    It will be interesting to see if anyone (other than an occasionally-rude interenet commenter, that is) mentions Operation Eagle Claw in the context of this disaster. My five bucks says no, because the GOP is The Party Of National Security! and don’t you forget it. By morning, it’ll all be the fault of the black guy.

    It’s shameful—or would be if Trump were capable of shame—that the President has made no public statement about the operation.

    Trump is 70 years old and not a perfect physical specimen. He may have (minor, age-related) balance issues. Or he may have a family history of osteoporosis. Or he just has another neurosis.

    Voters being registered in multiple jurisdictions is hardly unusual. If Trump and the Rs are so damn’ concerned about that, they should fund state and local elections offices so voter databases can be updated in a timely fashion. Oh, wait, that would require spending tax money on something that doesn’t make brown people in other countries go boom. Never mind.

    If push comes to shove, anti-Trump Rs will fold like a proverbial. John McCain, to name one egregious example, makes sane noises for a while, gets fluffed by our glorious news media for his reasonableness, then falls in line; it’s what he does. I don’t have the same confidence that the Left has any sort of allies in the GOP that you do, Bob, but you’re right, we absolutely have to try to form a Coalition of Reality. The purity Left needs to grow the hell up.


    • JimmyAbra

      That sports analogy is dead-on. I officiated high school and small college football for 10+ years. It was always great to have two teams that knew how to play (have no idea what they are doing) – officials had to do less preventative officiating (teaching players how to line up, not to be moving at the snap, etc…). When you have 2 bad teams at some point officiating becomes only about safety. You let the little stuff go, because they clearly haven’t been taught the correct rules. But when a good “well oiled machine” plays a bad team you are in a pickle. You let the little things go for the bad team, because the game will never end if you keep adminning the penalties. At least once during those games you do run into the “I hope this team doesn’t end up winning on a fluke” moments.

      • Qahir Makhani

        The Democrats are doing something even worse. They’re 4-2 down in a penalty shootout and are about to take their 4th penalty thinking that it’s okay to miss because they have a 5th penalty left. They miss and then see the opponents celebrate and don’t realise that the 5th penalty won’t be taken as it’s mathematically impossible to win

  • Aynwrong

    Hey Bob, have you ever checked out the “shop related products” section that’s always under the podcast? I always get a kick out of the products being offered because of what you’re either talking about in a given episode of what you’re advertising. Such as “The Bowen Technique” Yeah, I’m juvenile. I know.

    No we will never be able to count on Republicans to hold Donald Trump accountable in any way let alone impeach him. As long as they’re not endangered electorally and are racking up policy wins, ethical standards simply do not exist. They will let him get away with all of it. They’ll happily be bribed with tax cuts, deregulation and anything else they can get their hands on. As Chez often says, “ethically bankrupt.”

    Even a corrupt monster like Nixon was well within parameters compared to the freak show that is Donald Trump. And the GOP doesn’t give a rip.

    The part that gets to me about working with “Never Trump” Republicans is a question that always occurs to me, Where the hell were these guys for the last eight years?!? Did THEY somehow not notice the crazy taking over THEIR PARTY?

    • The Birtherism.
    • The lies about voter fraud.
    • The endless obstruction.
    • The rampant Islamophobia.
    • Alex Fucking Jones!

    Are they honestly surprised their party went completely nuts?

    Ah well…

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    Hey, do you guys remember just aq short time ago when the most gawd-awful thing on this planet were executive orders? I actually miss those days. Just thinking; how would Rump respond if Democrats truly played the republican playbook? Think he’d really blow a gasket? I’d pay to see that! And I have NO money.

  • ProudLiberalAlways

    I think the one thing you forgot that they actually may not forgive are(is?) ‘trespasses against the Republican party’. The ONLY thing I can see Ryan acting on, someone truly about to fulfill Bannon’s agenda to Blow it up and start again.