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Big shake-up in the Trump transition team! Chris Christie has been sent home to pretend like he has even the least bit of interest in being governor of New Jersey (at least until he’s maybe indicted), and Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence, the VeePEOTUS, will now be in charge of the transition team it’s increasingly clear nobody in Trumpland thought was going to actually happen.

The president-elect told advisers he wanted to tap Mr. Pence’s Washington experience and contacts to help move the process along, according to people familiar with the discussions. An executive committee, which will include members of Congress, will advise Mr. Pence as the process moves forward.

Mr. Christie, along with Rudolph W. Giuliani, the former mayor of New York, and Michael T. Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who has been a top campaign supporter, will serve as vice chairs of the transition, the sources said.

We’re still sick about the election. But even through our gloom, we can see glimpses of comedy GOLD, Jerry. GOLD! The transition office will be run by Sen. Jeff Sessions’s chief of staff, and just look at the lineup of rightwing luminaries who’ll be on the turd-sorting line, making sure only the purest wingnuts make it into Trump administration jobs:

The transition team is adding 12 members, including a Republican donor, Rebekah Mercer; Stephen K. Bannon, Mr. Trump’s campaign chairman; Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee; Peter Thiel, a cofounder of PayPal; Representative Marsha Blackburn, Republican of Tenesssee; Mr. Trump’s three adult children and his son-in-law Jared Kushner.

Rebekah Mercer and her husband Robert Mercer are the top financial backers of the Trump campaign, as well as big-league funders of Breitbart.com. So, you know, moderating influences. Man, is Alex Jones ever going to feel left out — at least until he gets a pass to the secret sewer-level entrance to Trump Tower.

There is a whole lot more “who is sucking whom off for a cabinet job” speculation in the New York Times as well, if you are into that kind of stuff. One name being tossed around as a possible Treasury Secretary nominee is JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon; another is Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s campaign finance chairman and an alum of Goldman Sachs. This news ought to be hugely satisfying to all the people who screamed that Hillary Clinton would have been far too snuggly with Wall Street types.

We’ll confess we aren’t thoroughly fascinated by all the fill-in-the-org-chart details, which may perhaps explain why we never got into Dungeons and Dragons, with all the character stats. At least in D&D you don’t have to worry your Paladin lacks legitimacy after losing the popular vote.

Meanwhile, the Times reports, Obama administration officials at the Pentagon and State Department are still waiting to hear from the Trump transition people, so they can get on with “beginning the complex work of transferring responsibilities and authority.” Why the big hurry, guys? Trump always gets the best people, even if he has to kick them to the curb after their aides are convicted of felonies and implicate them in all that criming.

Asked for comment on the transition process, the ghost of notoriously inept President Warren G. Harding said he hoped Trump would find good, trustworthy people. Especially a personal physician who knows the difference between food poisoning and a heart attack. Since Donald Trump will be the healthiest human being ever to serve as president, no worries there.

[NYT / Politico]

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  • Daisy

    I heard about Jamie Dimon yesterday. My GSI said that Alexander Hamilton is spinning in his grave.

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    All that shame and humiliation for nothing. Hey Christie! Go get me a Big Mac and pick up my dry cleaning while you’re out!

    Fuck him, I hope this eats him alive

    • Be Gin

      Rudy G. will wake up tomorrow with Christie’s head in the sheets at the foot of his bed. That will be his cue to quietly disappear from the scene and to not make waves.

  • Chris Christie has found out the secret to Trump’s success – use whoever you can, then quietly kick them out the backdoor once their usefulness is at an end.

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      a lesson the entire base will soon learn

      • kindness

        Not soon enough though.

  • GunToting[Redacted]

    Curse his sudden yet inevitable betrayal!

  • Zippy W Pinhead

    Also too, fuck you NYT your BS Clinton derangement syndrome was part of the problem, along with your coddling and worship of the status quo establishment. We don’t need your concern trolling, villager…

    https://twitter.com/jonathanweisman/status/797120114042793984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • Carpe Vagenda

      The problem is that his state is actually in the Rust Belt. So what Mr. Weisman wants is a white christian populist to battle for the 25%..

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Ellison is a populist and from the rust belt- this is classic “if you can’t beat them, join them” BS. Court the racists, who needs principles or integrity?

        • Carpe Vagenda

          It’s amazing. I’m seeing berners pop up like mushrooms to say that as progressives it incumbent on us to stop with the identity politics and support the workers, who are all white and male and have the only concerns worth considering.

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            That’s because nobody wants to admit the truth- Trump won with identity politics, he did it better than the Dems, just to a different demographic. No one want to admit that white resentment drove the results.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            There’s a whole discussion going on over at NYMag about what progressivism is going to look like now that all the pesky guam voters and women aren’t a thing any more.

            Bernie Sanders, you’ll be astonished to hear.

          • jowgajen

            Yes add the phrase identity politics to the list if cues that the person is spewing the finest bullshit.

          • kindness

            And the ones that want to boot Nancy Pelosi are too rich. Bern it down I guess. No doubt they had a sad when I said I loved Nancy Pelosi and they should suck eggs until they’ve done what she’s done for us.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I guess like their alt counterparts they figure if life was fair they’d own a basement.

          • JerryRich

            I remember when Nancy first ran for the House 1987. She dropped into my favorite bar, which gave me a chance to sternly ask if she would be a fighter. Being a black guy twice her size, I was concerned that she might think I was trying to intimidate her. I needn’t have worried, she was fighting for us all this time and will continue to do so.

          • richardgrabman

            I would trust the “berners” to make the argument more in terms of social class interest than race or religion… the markers used traditionally in the United States to divide the working class and keep them from actually having political relevance.

          • Carpe Vagenda

            I don’t see how anyone justifies excluding people from marxist class analysis based on genitalia or color or national origin. These people are Republicans with gay friends the same way the Glibertarians are Republicans who like weed, JMO.

  • Be Gin

    The knives are out.

    Rudy G. and Mike Flynn better watch their backs.

    When you work for Donnie he doesn’t greet you in the morning with “Good Morning”. Donnie greets you with “What have you done for me since last night?”

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      Glengarry Glen Ross on the Potomac

      • Msgr_Moment

        Cabinet positions are for closers!

        • SuspectedDemocrat

          I just need a few leads to get the ball rolling!

      • Be Gin

        Second prize with Donnie is a set of Trump steaks that went into the freezer 23 years ago.

      • cynmac’s bigly nasty pussy

        Coffee is for closers!

  • Nounverb911

    Damn Christie, couldn’t you remember who got the extra ketchup on his Happy Meal?

  • Edita Espinosa (Edith Prickly)

    LOL, he didn’t waste any time starting the backstabbing…

    • Msgr_Moment

      I always believe that a circular firing squad is waaaay more efficient.

  • Nounverb911

    “Peter Thiel, a cofounder of PayPal”
    We’re gonna need another way to contribute to Wonkette.

    • Msgr_Moment

      BitCoins?

      • Zippy W Pinhead

        Dogecoin or GTFO!

        • Msgr_Moment

          Zippy, mah man, is that a doobie? Did your state legalize?

          • Zippy W Pinhead

            safety pin and no, the oldz in Phoenix killed it

          • Msgr_Moment

            Safety pin? Gotcha.

      • hendenburg2

        Don’t do a cryptocurrency. Libertarians like Thiel love them. Just as opaque as gold, but with even more market volatility!

  • The Devastated Ms. MLG

    Can you believe that nasty Hillary? Corporate shill, giving important, influential cabinet positions to Wall Street bigwigs? And they’re white guys. She broke all her promises the minute she was elected….wait..Sorry! My bad. It’s Donald Trump, the creature I voted for out of misogyny and spite, and this is exactly what I wanted all along while I pretended to be progressive and called you a neoliberal shill!

    • Zippy W Pinhead

      By the end of the week I’m going to have an “I told you so” list a mile long for the Trumpkins

    • DahBoner

      The 2016 Horror Film of the Year: The Revenge of the Internal Inferno Mindless Diagram of the Bernie Bro
      https://media1.giphy.com/media/VtTgGjtgvVAHu/200_d.gif#12

  • Ryan Denniston

    Guess he fetched all that McDonalds for nothing.

  • starfanglednut

    Christ, the fucking smirks on the faces of the likes of Ryan and Pence, knowing they’ve now got the perfect idiot they can use to advance the agenda they’ve had for decades to starve, murder, and kill by climate change all of us. I think my insides might turn to glue from all the hate I’m feeling.

    • If it makes you feel any better, I think Eddie Munster’s days are numbered. This is a president with an enemy list, after all.

      • HogeyeGrex

        He ain’t very popular with his own House, either.

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      I’m also feeling a rage that I haven’t felt since Bush II stole his election.

    • willi0000000

      perfect idiot? . . . for now, yes (they’re always improving those idiots)

      if the pencester and the munster think they can manipulate t’Rump they might be in for a surprise . . . it’s probably going to be like herding cats . . . unless you’re slick enough to convince t’Rump that it’s his idea he’s not going anywhere with it . . . and if you do convince him he’ll probably forget it by tomorrow or just change whatever he uses in place of a mind.

      [ note: undo the glue thing . . . i don’t want to have to think of you as being LePage-filled . . . that would be horrible ]

    • The problem is that the only thing Trump knows how to do is fight with people. He fights in lieu of his incompetence. As long as you’re attacking others, no one can question how much you actually know. He’s going to fight with Congress, not cooperate. He won the election his way. He has been vindicated as a political genius. His ego is swolled to Jupitarian proportions. No one can tell him nothing no way no how. They’ll manipulate him and he’ll thrash and the whole goddamn thing will fall to pieces just like everything else Trump has ever touched in his entire life. He leaves a wake filled with destruction, death, and broken lives. It’ll be the same here.

  • memzilla
    • Msgr_Moment

      Drain the storm!!

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      That was the eagle that dissed Trump. He never forgets.

  • Nounverb911

    I predict that in 2040 the Oscar for best picture will go to Spielberg’s “Amarosa’s List”.

  • NastySnarkOff

    Is it too early to start hoping he just dies? Note: Note: NOT “is assassinated.” Just dies, peacefully in his sleep, like, next week.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Then we get Mike Pence, who isn’t an improvement. Make mine a double!

      • HogeyeGrex

        Is praying for a plague against the Rules for Radicals?

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          IDK, but count me in either way!

    • Msgr_Moment

      There’s a hunting ranch in Texas, IIRC, that I think he should visit. Immaculate pillows.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Pillows filled with votes.

    • The Devastated Ms. MLG

      Still leaves us with his supporters. :(

    • Anna Rompage

      Honestly I think I would prefer him than Pence…

    • tesseraction

      President Pence. I’m sorry, but he is worse.

      • He’s the one that’ll actually be doing the presidenting anyway… But yeah, Trump is level 10 stupid level 5 evil, pence is level 20 evil.

    • Paperless Tiger

      They could cover it up for weeks just by sending out a few idiotic tweets from his account.

    • kindness

      It doesn’t have to be peaceful. It could be that fatal hemorrhoid that hurt so bad he dies.

    • Tania

      How about an amazing scenario where he is shagging some poor young thing (as compared to screwing the country) and has some health thing happen to incapacitate him. They then find that Pence is unable to take up the role – perhaps some secret thing that no one bothered checking as he was so bland – born a woman perhaps? Not that most would be fussed but would make him a hypocrite and such – in no way offending trans people here. How much would it take to get a caretaker in?

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson

    One name being tossed around as a possible Treasury Secretary nominee is JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon; another is Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s campaign finance chairman and an alum of Goldman Sachs

    BRB, going to liquor store yet again…

    • Msgr_Moment

      I’m not going again unless the distributor’s truck has paid a visit.

    • I knew we should have put more money into the booze budget for this quarter…

    • Carpe Vagenda

      Mnuchin isn’t just an alum of Goldman Sachs, he’s a second-generation alum of Goldman Sachs. He’s literally the heir to one of the dynastic families running the finance system from the shadows.

    • Hey, did you hear that Hillary gave speeches to Goldman Sachs? Isn’t that what REALLY matters?

    • JVisconti

      And who was it a week ago slamming HRC for her Wall St connections?

    • SullivanSt

      I’ve heard that Dimon’s not interested. Probably too big of a step down for him.

      • HogeyeGrex

        He’s accustomed to having the Treasury Secretary clean his toilets.

    • Fun with Cthulhu

      #Drainwhatswamp?

  • A Bashful Nobody

    Fat man who speak with forked tongue needs to spend time in the slam.

  • Ryan Denniston

    I realize he won the EC, but what are the odds that Day 1 is as much a shitshow as the campaign, and he accomplishes absolutely nothing?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      and he accomplishes absolutely nothing

      I would thank my lucky stars if that happened. At least he would not have made things even worse FFS.

    • We can only hope!

    • SuspectedDemocrat

      He could declare China a currency manipulator on Day 1, that would certainly get the trade war ball rolling.

  • Ghenghis McCann

    Someone is already manufacturing “Don’t blame me, I voted for Hillary” T-shirts as we non-comment.

    • A Bashful Nobody

      Where can I order one?

    • As long as they’re only available for sale between now and inauguration day
      , ’cause I’m willing to bet that there will be a LOT more people who claimed to have voted for Hillary than actually did…

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Yo, Rebecca? I’ll hold out until Wonkette puts these out!

      • Msgr_Moment

        I was looking for Truck Fump shirts here yesterday. Didn’t we used to have such a beast?

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Probably ran out due to high demand. I’m guessing they’ll do a fresh batch around January 20, 2017!

    • OneYieldRegular

      How I wish I could feel good enough about myself to wear one of those, but I could have done so, so much more than just vote for Hillary and give $$ and talk to people, and so can’t be blameless.

      • Rachel Book Harlot

        I think you did great things by doing all of those things. You did your part and should feel proud! You are not in any way, shape, or form to blame for Trump.

      • What Rachel Book Harlot said. You did a LOT and a bunch more than most. Walk proud One Yield. Walk proud.

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      I want a #NO Mandate T-shirt.

  • cousin itt
    • Sean McLaren

      Aside story, on the POC and cops comment, I’ve literally had the reverse happen. I was living in Oakland, got pulled over for expired tags, and the cop towed my car. A passing black women saw it happen, and saw me with all my groceries standing on the side of the road, lost, angry and confused as my car was being towed away, and offered me, a complete and total stranger, a ride back to my house. #strongertogether

      • cousin itt

        Happened to me a year ago but I was free to go on my way with a fine. Never got my renewal in the mail. I’m middle aged white male, cop was middle age white female.

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          Did you have to sex her? We won’t judge you if you gave her your gift to get out of a ticket.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Wait–you can get towed for that?

        Jesus, I thought white privilege just meant you could get away with speeding. JFC…

        …FFS.

        • TX Taco Truck Brigade

          I was almost arrested for it in florida. Florida cop ran my plate (for an unexplained reason) saw my expired TX reg, pulled me over, told me I could go jail but let me go. #ProbablyWhitePrivilege

    • JerryRich

      I’ve been a great admirer of Sir Patrick since I, Claudius (1976, as the crafty Sejanus) and have felt personally flattered that a great Shakespearean actor appeared in so many movies and shows in my favorite genres (science fiction, period pieces, etc). It comes as no surprise that he demonstrates great humanity and compassion.

    • I’m with you and everyone else I encounter. Stand up and be heard.

  • Snopes Shop
    • I have a feeling this may be much closer to an actual million than when those armed lunatics have tried their “million penis replacement marches” in the past.

    • nightmoth

      Thanks for the info.

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      Man I wish I could go to that.

      • seriously, I would sponsor you. Check my profile for my blog and get in touch.

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          I will be in touch!

          • Please do. If I would be happy to help you attend. Just send photos!

  • Meanie-meanie, tickle a person

    Slightly OT: (TPM)
    And Here We Go
    Paul Ryan just announced that as part of repealing Obamacare he plans to phase out Medicare and replace it with private insurance for retirees.

    Am I the only one who thinks these idiots just decided to piss on the [[600 volt!!!]] 3rd rail of American politics? Are they thinking “hey, if we can get Trump elected, we can do anything!”? They pull this shit, in ’18 us olds will cremate them without a funeral, casket, or even a cheap suit. And we’ll do it—all together now—with votes!

    • Msgr_Moment

      I seem to recall them having tried that with Social Security.

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        Reagan wanted to get rid of SS permanently. Man, how I wish he’d been successful. We’d have a lot fewer old people around to vote for the GOP.

        • willi0000000

          if he had i’d be dead . . . thanks for your support.

          • Vagenda and Tiara

            I should clarify. I wish he’d gotten rid of it long enough (six months to one year) for the rubes to figure out what the GOP’s long term agenda actually is – to turn America into an oligarchy controlled by the very rich and multinational corporations, while the rest of us are basically reduced to peasants with no rights, and no safety net. I knew that the idiots who voted for Reagan would very quickly be demanding that “socialism” had to be restored. Plus, “Reaganism” would have been DOA, instead of being celebrated. THAT’S why I wish he’d been successful. His economic policies have been failures, but they haven’t failed quite badly enough. Unfortunately, we got the slow bleed we’ve had for the past 36 years, as the GOP has been yapping about cutting “entitlements” while reducing taxes, which inevitably will result in the US going bankrupt. I don’t want people to die, I want Reaganism to have a stake driven through it’s heart. I think Trump might actually accomplish that goal, with another global recession that the middle class will suffer through again, and MAYBE the idiots will get it this time. They sure as shit didn’t get it when Republicans ruined the economy in 2008 though, so maybe not.

    • jowgajen

      Not even olds, middle aged taxpayers have the most to lose, we’ve been paying in for decades knowing we won’t get what current olds are getting. I dunno why gen x has been so ignored, tbh, we have way more reason to be enraged.

      • emmelemm

        As a Gen-Xer, I’m definitely feeling the most to lose here.

        • Land Shark Hombre

          Yes, your generation has the most to lose. Us oldes might do better, but not much.

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        Your generation needs to stop taking selfies for five minutes and go vote. In 1968 young people were burning the country down because they were sick of old white men shitting on everyone else.

        • jowgajen

          Dude, I’m 42 and queer. I’ve never taken a selfie in my life.

          I HAVE worked for queer organizations and organized for homeless youth. We managed to demonstrate for the right to not be closeted without fire, but I assure you I was there.

          I’ve also been simply, bravely out for decades. It’s been a little while since that was scary, but I sure as fuck haven’t forgotten the feeling. Which is why I will not tolerate that feeling for brown people, muslims, transgender people, people with mental illness or really any fucking body.

          Trust me, if we do need the fire this time, I will be there … with my wife.

          • Vagenda and Tiara

            I was actually trying to make a joke, and wasn’t trying to offend you, but it does bother me that I see youths who are so consumed with celebrity and video games, they don’t seem to have any touch with reality. They don’t think voting or elections matter.

            I’m 56 years old, and also queer, and just very, very, very tired of people not voting, or giving a shit, or being too dumb to know they’re going to get fucked by Republicans again.

    • Scooby

      Private e-mail server looking pretty minor about now.

    • Jukesgrrl

      That’s how Santorum lost his Senate seat in Pennsylvania. He merely suggested raising the retirement age to 70 and privatizing Social Security and he was OUT.

      • OneYieldRegular

        Yes, but dammit, that was before the election.

    • JerryRich

      According to MythBusters, pissing on an electrified fence or third rail would not shock or kill a person.

      • Whale Chowder

        I’ve pissed on an electric fence. It didn’t kill me but I promise I noticed.

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      They’re only going to fuck over people under 55 years of age. What a great plan! Make young people continue to support elderly people with their money, while promising them they won’t get anything in return.

      • Historicat

        Oh, they’ll promise them something in return. Sure, it’s a steaming pile of manure but they’ll be told how great it is – so tasty! so nutritious! And as long as the pain is in the future, far too many of them will buy it and lap it up and declare it delicious.

    • The thing I’ve always appreciated about Trump is that with enough rope, he’ll hang himself. This time, though, he’ll also hang Ryan, McConnell and the Congressional Republicans. Seriously. This is going to be a shit storm of epic proportions.

  • Nounverb911

    Well, don’t forget Christie convicted Kushner’s daddy some years back….
    Revenge is a dish served cold, or something like that.

    https://twitter.com/SteveKornacki/status/797155012522737666

  • Sean McLaren

    Lesson for current and future Trumpkins, even once you are past the point that all the bleach in the world can’t wash the taste of Trumphole off your tongue, he’ll still toss you for someone hotter (politically I mean)

  • CountryClubRefugee

    When a recruiter asked me 2 weeks ago if I would like to interview for the assistant to Peter Thiel position, I promptly said fuck no.

    • OneYieldRegular

      I haven’t used PayPal since the RNC.

  • Msgr_Moment
    • SuspectedDemocrat

      I like him. He’s a straight talker.

  • Portia McGonagal

    Oh there are some outsiders for you. Real change! Here’s where Pence gets the Oval Office keys so Trump has time to Tweet and Mikey can get to Jesusing all over the place whilst rolling back LGBT rights, Repro rights, and make sure we stop talking about police brutality and criminal justice reform. And remember, Ivaaaaaaanka said her boyfriend daddy was great for the wimminz so that’s why we so many, as in none, of them in key positions.

  • Duke

    I’m feeling sorry for Chris.

    (I needed a laugh)

  • JVisconti

    Donald was reminded that Christie hadn’t yelled at a teacher in years and once held hands with Obama. No worries Chris, the donuts are much better in Jersey anyways.

  • Doesn’t Herr Drumpf have FOUR adult children? Man, does he ever HATE Tiffany.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Meanwhile, Tiffany and Christie plot their revenge….

      • Paperless Tiger

        Reality Show or Soap, you decide.

      • SuspectedDemocrat

        “Breakfast at Tiffany’s? Count me in!” – Christie

    • Anna Rompage

      He really likes & respects her, but according to his own statement, “to a lesser extent”

  • The Wanderer

    I haz thoughts. When sworn at – er, in, Donald Trump will be the oldest man (yes, man) to become President of the US of A. Eight years of job stress visibly ages Presidents; what will 4 years of the job do to a bloated, tiny-fingered, tiny-dicked loudmouth who fresses fast food?
    Not to mention the karmic backlash against him that I do expect will happen.

    • Jukesgrrl

      I remember all the people who used to bitch at Bill Clinton for eating burgers. So far they’ve been silent about President KFC. I’m far more worried about Ghouliana. If I’ve ever seen anyone in the early stages of dementia (and I have), he’s got it. Don’t let him have the keys to ANYTHING before he has an in-depth medical examination. I’m not kidding.

  • Bill D. Burger

    Big ol’ blueberry’s plate was just too full, huh? Irony alert!

    http://i.imgur.com/XCjsa1c.gif

  • azeyote

    all you have to do is know they will all be horrible – so why give them a name – whatever you hear will be a lie anyway – and it will all be worse than you think it will – sorry – the end – so much for optimism –

  • boyblue123

    Id rather have Christie in charge of a transition team instead of Pence. At least Christie has some moderate social views

    • Resistance Fighter Astraea

      Federal funding for conversion therapy is coming. Along with a lot of casualties.

      • boyblue123

        ;( ugh

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          It just gets worse and worse, doesn’t it?

          • Unfortunately, yes. Gonna need to shore up the battlements. This looks like a long siege.

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            At least Nevada turned blue. Hope you come along with us when California secedes!

          • Land Shark Hombre

            If my company is located in the Great Free Republic of California, do I automatically get a California passport?

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Hey fancy, we have pilots now.

    • azeyote

      wasn’t he the one to start the whole – lock her up – shit ?

      • azeyote

        yea now i think about that fat fuck i want to add – fuck him –

      • The Wanderer

        Yes, he was.

    • Nounverb911

      But Christie sent Jared Kushner’s Father to prison!

  • Scooby

    I heard he making Alex Jones CIA director.

    • JHan

      good thing I have a backup keyboard

    • Msgr_Moment

      Cuntish
      Irate
      Angerbear?

    • OneYieldRegular

      Redundant. Jones already thinks he’s CIA director.

      • willi0000000

        not exactly . . . Jones thinks the CIA is directing him via mind control rays.

        [ they’re just not very good at it ]

  • Msgr_Moment

    So what cabinet position does Vladimir Vladimirovich get?

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      All of them, Katie. Fucking all of them.

    • Ryan Denniston

      Director of the Department of Truth?

    • cousin itt

      Protectorate of the Baltic?

      And Ukraine?

      And Belarus, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Moldova, etc.

      • Msgr_Moment

        Okay. But the Sudetenland is right out.

        • cousin itt

          And the Poles are skewed.

          • Msgr_Moment

            That’s the wodka.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Czar……oh, nothing else. Just Czar.

    • JustDon’tSayDittos

      Why go to all those meetings when you can just listen in at your desk in the Kremlin?

    • OneYieldRegular

      Deputy Undersecretary to Supreme Cabinet Minister Zhirinovsky?

  • kindness

    I saw my first FB post today where a Trumpie was complaining that Hillary’s supporters are being so mean to The Donald and that as an elected President he deserves all our support. I had to point out the Obama Inagural night meeting Republicans had agreeing to not give Obama one victory and that the prior Democratic President was actually impeached for lying about a blowjob. No doubt the poor dear is crushed by my lack of support.

    • nightmoth

      My standard answer is going to be “turnabout is fair play.” And I’ll say it over and over again. And I plan to be fully as vicious as they were.

      • Resistinceisnotfutile

        How low can you go? Pretty fucking low.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      Hillary’s supporters are being so mean to The Donald

      Oh, FUCK that noise with a chainsaw of the popular vote. Anyone who supports The Donald does not get to complain about other people being mean FFS!

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        They really are a bunch of wimps for being the ones who wanted the right to be big meanies to others because they want to “say what they think.”

      • OneYieldRegular

        Why do I get the sneaking feeling that Melania’s “anti-bullying campaign” may end up involving water cannons and tear gas?

    • They don’t want “respect”, or “support”. They want obedience. Well, they can get stuffed!

    • Msgr_Moment

      Trump BRUTALIZED our democracy. Period. That shit is unforgivable. I had to give my students a pep talk today, they were so demoralized by this kick in the stomach. They’re worried about women’s health access, LGBTQ, respect for people who look or worship differently, etc.
      This shit cannot be allowed to stand, unremarked.

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        We’ve had TWO elections stolen from us in 16 years, and a Supreme Court seat. Fuck any of these assholes if they think I’m going quietly into the night.

        • i’mjustaskingthequestion

          Amen my friend. We are now unencumbered by high office. We don’t control congress. Now the gloves are off. We can give them no quarter. They have no mandate. Hils got a million more votes that trump. In an election where only 120 million were cast.

          The ultra right wing now has political power. Will we as a nation “bow down” (Omerosa said we would have to…) to trump?

          • Vagenda and Tiara

            It infuriates me that Paul Ryan says “Trump had a huge mandate.” Uhhh…no, he didn’t, in fact he had the opposite of a mandate.

    • Anna Rompage

      Aren’t we suppose to just fall in line and be a bunch of cucks, while Donald and the GOP fuck Lady Liberty…

      • No, silly, you’re supposed to pay $25.00 for the ticket to watch Lady Liberty pull the Trump Train. Don’t you know anything about grifting?

    • Land Shark Hombre

      https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8aa248f4dc7cbafd2e2f1eb7e49184629b09f1b6657705daf6aa37fff23e7242.jpg

      Sucks to be you Trumpie: 50% of Americans are gonna call you all sorts of names.

      • President Pussy Grabber. Pussy Grabber in chief.

    • YoNastyBunny

      I like this response to this nonsense from John Pavlovitz’s blog (the NC preacher dude who took Brock Turner’s daddy to task) http://johnpavlovitz.com/2016/11/10/white-christians-who-voted-for-donald-trump-fix-this-now/

      This is not the time to appeal to minorities and marginalized communities to “come together in unity” with white people right now. That was Hillary Clinton’s message, and even though she had the track record and the experience and the wherewithal to make it happen—you passed on it. Instead you chose the guy who’s entire resume is about supremacy and privilege, whose entire campaign was about the fear of the other (the other in this case, being anyone not white, straight, and Christian). You chose the guy endorsed by the KKK. You did.

      You need to understand this:
      Oppressed people aren’t obliged to make nice with their oppressors.
      The bullied don’t owe anything to the bullies.
      Victims don’t have to make their assailants feel better.
      Young children of color aren’t responsible to educate racist children—or their parents.

      • Red Bird

        This! One million times!

    • He will always be President Pussy Grabber.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    OT
    https://twitter.com/maddow/status/797161371825737729

    Anyone have any idea who this could be? I don’t know if I want to know. I’m kind of exhausted by it all.

    • boyblue123

      Ive heard Keith Ellison , Howard Dean, Martin O Malley so far

      • Nounverb911

        Cory Booker?

        • boyblue123

          Id think hes on the short list to make a run to be the democratic nominee in 2020

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Just wondering who would be considered a dark horse.

        • The Wanderer

          Princess Luna?

          • Msgr_Moment

            Can we nominate ponies?

          • The Wanderer

            I don’t think they’re American citizens.

          • Msgr_Moment

            Have you seen Trump’s long form? Have you?

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            I think he only got the micro size

          • The Wanderer

            Um. No.

        • boyblue123

          O Malley is one name I havent seen floating around as much as the other names so maybe hes considered a dark horse

          • Resistance Fighter Astraea

            Could be.

        • kindness

          Obama?

      • Anna Rompage

        I’ve heard Ellinson & Dean as well…

        Dean did a great job in the years with the DNC when in charge in the past..

      • cousin itt

        OK for reals, put me down for Michelle Obama or Al Franken.

        • Resistance Fighter Astraea

          Oooo, good ones.

        • Carpe Vagenda

          I kind of feel as if we’ve asked Michelle Obama to live with this crap enough for her to deserve a nice long break. Because she’s clearly genius at it, but she reportedly doesn’t enjoy it very much.

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            Who can blame her? Not me, that’s for damn sure FFS.

          • Land Shark Hombre

            I would prefer to have the Obamas working voter discrimination and helping to get the fucking democrats TO VOTE.

    • cousin itt
      • The Wanderer

        Dark horse?
        Mare?

        (hat tip to Bugs and Yosemite Sam)

    • The Wanderer

      Me?

      • Resistance Fighter Astraea

        Maybe it’s Katy Perry.

        • Anna Rompage

          I give 3 thumbs up for John Stewart!

    • Resistinceisnotfutile

      The DNC. How quaint.

    • Anna Rompage

      Barack Obama? He is a skilled community organizer after all

      • OneYieldRegular

        Barack Obama would be awesome. Now that’s what I’d call a shadow government.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      She might just be trying to draw back viewers like me, who just can’t even fucking watch the news right now. I love her, so at some point in this lifetime (which I have to keep living to take care of my two dogs) I will return I guess.

      • mailman27

        She’s almost been in tears for most of tonight’s program.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          I’ll take your word for it. Fuck.

  • Nounverb911

    OT
    New How-to primer from the Independent

    https://twitter.com/Independent/status/797202494887788544

    • cynmac’s bigly nasty pussy

      I volunteer with P during the legislative sessions. Doubling down this year.

    • Jukesgrrl

      Good article. Glad they recognized the ACLU as our friend. We’re going to need them now more than ever.

  • Nounverb911
    • The Wanderer

      My bullshit detection system just went off.

      • Msgr_Moment

        I had to disconnect the batteries to mine months ago.

        • Me not sure

          Mine’s solar powered, but the smoke from the wildfires near here has blotted out the sun.

    • Carpe Vagenda
    • Msgr_Moment

      Ahhhh. He’s being coy right now, but if Trump winks at him, he’ll have his bloomers off and his butt cheeks spread in zero seconds flat.

      • Carpe Vagenda

        the funny thing is that both of them are from the gross sexist performative school of ‘masculinity’ and they both have a reputation for being totally whipped.

      • The Wanderer

        That’s not a mental image I wanted just before dinner.

      • Rick Hill

        “You know, Rudy. I’d love to say I have a place for you but,man, Hill just painted loser all over you at the Al Smith dinner. Good luck, watch the step.”

    • OneYieldRegular

      Maybe he’s expecting to expire from his own vileness before the cabinet gets sworn in?

    • Pisto75666
  • Nounverb911

    Here are 10 of President Bartlett’s best quotes.

    https://twitter.com/VanityFair/status/797202280080621568

  • Vagenda and Tiara

    Meet your new Secretary of Defense, Lt. General Michael T Flynn:
    “In retirement, Flynn was described by the Washington Post as sharing Donald Trump’s non-hostility to Russia. After retiring from service with the U.S. government, Flynn began appearing semi-regularly as an analyst on RT, a Russian owned English-language news outlet. In 2015, Flynn attended a gala dinner in Moscow in honor of RT, where he was seated next to the Russian president Vladimir Putin. Before attending the event, Flynn gave a paid talk on world affairs to a group; Flynn defended the Russian payment in an interview with Michael Isikoff. Journalist Michael Crowley of Politico reported that “at a moment of semi-hostility between the U.S. and Russia, the presence of such an important figure at Putin’s table startled” U.S. officials.”

    He’s a “Democrat” who was at the GOP’s convention talking about how terrible and very bad Barack Obama, the Kenyan Muslim is, and chanting “lock her up!”

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I’m glad none of my loved ones are serving in the military right now, the end.

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        The GOP is going to need something to get the rubes to chant “USA USA USA” while they’re robbing them blind, so I’m guessing we’re in for another war.

        • bookish

          Maybe they could chant KGB, in honor of Donnie’s friend Putin.

    • Me not sure

      Jill Stein was sitting at that same table with them at the gala for RT. I would not be surprised if her campaign got back door support from Putin to act as a spoiler.

      • starkitty

        For those unfamiliar with RT’s agenda:

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RT_%28TV_network%29

        Anyone with a brain should be wondering why a RUSSIAN network is broadcasting in ENGLISH.

        Spoiler: its a propaganda front.

        • Me not sure

          It’s Putin’s propaganda mouthpiece to the authoritarian oligarchs in the West, pure and simple.

        • Anna Rompage

          Yeah, RT had a story about a month ago about the Founder of Wikileaks dying of a mysterious cause, that was circulating among the far left…

          It turns out the story failed to mention he passed away at home, surrounded by loved ones after battling stage 4 lung cancer…

        • janey

          what else is new. the republicans have been using propaganda since 1992. At least, that I heard personally. All the yelling about “Hillary murdering Vince Foster” etc. was the first propaganda I noticed. They have been at it ever since. Fox News is another example. Taking over MSNBC is another. One day they will just call it the Daily Propaganda and no one will notice.

  • starkitty

    “At least in D&D you don’t have to worry your Paladin lacks legitimacy after losing the popular vote. ”

    S/he can fall and lose their powers though. Pity life isn’t a D&D campaign.

  • Resistance Fighter Astraea

    http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/12/politics/florida-election-hack/

    “Federal investigators believe Russian hackers were behind cyberattacks on a contractor for Florida’s election system that may have exposed the personal data of Florida voters, according to US officials briefed on the probe.

    The hack of the Florida contractor comes on the heels of hacks in Illinois, in which personal data of tens of thousands of voters may have been stolen, and one in Arizona, in which investigators now believe the data of voters was likely exposed.”

    • mailman27

      In new US America, data exposes you! Tcha, tcha!!

  • ooooh purity ponies…on both sides for both sides really did this one….you were saying about sticking it to wall street and draining the swamp?
    ROFL
    https://godandson.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/20120817-191624.jpg?w=630

  • Jgb979

    Every now and then it’s just nice to have a reminder of what a shitshow it can be actually watching Repubs try to govern. No one can blame the scary black man anymore soon.

    Just think. The highlight of Chris Christie’s political popularity is when he treated Barack Obama like a human being

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      No one can blame the scary black man anymore soon.

      I admire your optimism, but I am quite sure they will blame the impending recession on Obama, along with the several wars they will create. Fuck.

      • Jgb979

        I say give them the exact same amount of time they gave Obama to figure the Great Recession out before they own it.

        Three months.

        That’s when the first tea party protest happened.

        • snork, remember how at first they called themselves tea baggers?
          bwahahahahah

          • Pisto75666

            Talk about irony.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Honey, you are much more generous than I am. I don’t want to give those–(****) you’re too nice to hear the language I am actually using–people one red second, much less three months. But I am glad to know that better people than I exist, so thank you for being here, honey!

          • Jgb979

            Ha I’m just spiraling back and forth between bargaining and depression right now trying to look for any positives.

            Given my unshakeable faith in Republican politics being an absolute shit show- magnified even more so as the party is about to degenerate into a battle of Rand’ers and Trumpists…..

            We absolutely can NOT give them an inch but things will be looking better very shortly when he doesn’t magically reverse globalization in two years.

          • Msgr_Moment

            I’m with you. Trump deserves no more graciousness than he showed Obama. Long form this, motherfucker.

    • aureolaborealis

      Given the clown car he’s assembling for his cabinet, I think we will need all of the popcorn and weed for this.

    • With a Republican WH and a Republican Congress, they own it all now. Especially once McConnell gets rid of the filibuster.

  • Rick Hill

    The team trump is assembling, this will be their departure from Washington:
    https://toldebytheweye.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/baron-munchausen.jpg

  • Jukesgrrl

    Trump now says he likes two features of Obamacare: kids on their parents healthcare until age 26 and coverage for pre-existing conditions. After dissing the ACA since he announced running, I guess he finally got around to having Ivanka read it to him.

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      I’ve been predicting Republicans wouldn’t have the balls to repeal Obamacare. They’re just going to rename it, and make a lot of noise about how they “fixed” it.

      • Spurning Beer

        Freedomcare? Reagancare? Donaldcare? NASCARe?

        • cynmac’s bigly nasty pussy

          Americare?

          • therblig

            UnCare

          • BMW

            DontCare?

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          Freedomcare it is! You’ll have the freedom to get sick and die quickly under Speaker Ryan’s yooge, classy plan. Doesn’t get more freedom-y than that.

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      How bad am I? I am almost glad our Steelers lost to the fucking Ravens last Sunday (“At least they’re from a blue state!”) That bad.

      I’d say “pray for me” if I still believed in a benevolent God. Fuck.

      • Maybe not prayer, but trying good, old fashioned angry energy?

      • I cancelled our holiday to Philly. I know Philly went blue, as it does, but I want no penny of mine going into PA right now. And I certainly do not wanna deal with the sibs, half of which I know went for Trump.
        Maybe next year.

        • WomanInAMood

          Mom and I were planning on the Grand Canyon for our road trip next year. But we both found that we don’t want to spend one fucking penny in a red state. Not one cent.

          For our European/Canadian/not USAer friends, please pass along that when they go to Florida and other red states, they are voting with their money for Trump.

          • therblig

            i’ve started scrutinizing labels to see where things are grown or made. no more red state products. if there are any to begin with.

        • aureolaborealis

          My lone sib and her spawn may not see me in person for a very long time. We’ve never been close, but they have turned out to be propaganda vomiting Trump-bots, and I value my time and sanity more than that.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Console yourself with the fact Allegheny Co. voted for Hillary. That’s all in W. PA, though. I guess it’s because Pittsburgh is where all the colleges are. Apparently we have to go back to “it’s the economy, stupid” as a campaign platform. PS: Do something nice for yourself this weekend, darlin.

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Think I’lll go to an art museum this weekend, as I give fuck-all about the NFL for the near future. Much love to Allegheny Co. for doing the right thing, though!

      • mailman27

        Whoa!

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          Yeah, honey, it is that bad. Panic mode her I come. I’ll try to come back and stay strong, but no promises…

    • Remember, gang, abusers flip from being nice to being abusive back and forth until you become convinced that there’s something you can do to make them stay nice. There is not. President-elect Trump has no credibility. Your attitude must never be, “Gosh, maybe he’s a nice guy after all”; it must remain, “Prove it. I’ll believe it when I see it. Walk the walk.”

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        SEE: Gaslighting

  • SullivanSt

    “I only hire the best people. That’s why my catchphrase is ‘You’re Fired!'”

  • Vagenda and Tiara

    Paul Ryan’s getting a boner from the knowledge that he can now gut Medicare as he’s always dreamed of doing. Guess who’ll get the blame?

    “Yep. That’s what’s going to happen to your healthcare, gentlemen. And he’s going to blame the black guy for it, and my money’s all on you guys buying that wholesale. It is, of course, a blatant lie, because Paul Ryan is the…say it with us now…Biggest. Fake. Ever.

    The Medicare trust fund has been extended 11 years as a result of the passage of Obamacare, whose cost reforms have helped bring health care inflation to historic lows. It is also untrue that repealing Obamacare requires changing traditional Medicare. But Ryan clearly believes he needs to make this claim in order to sell his plan, or probably even to convince fellow Republicans to support it.
    One of the few positions on which the President-elect was marginally consistent during the campaign was that he would not touch entitlements. However, his economic plan was so stuffed with vague nonsense that I am fairly sure this is what’s going to happen: Ryan will come up with some bullshit “stimulus” program that is larded with tax-cuts and other goodies, and he will offer it to the White House in exchange for his life’s dream of shredding what’s left of the social safety net. He will put together a big pot of offal, slap a label reading “Medicare” on it, and then peddle it to the suckers.

    The guys at McDonald’s will find themselves choosing between cat food and insulin and it will be Barack Obama’s fault. Lovely.”

    • I do not know why they said he would not touch entitlements. It said right on his fucking “policy” page that he was planning to privatize everything.

    • Anna Rompage

      Seeing that Trump had a healthy lead among elderly white people, I kind of hope he does it so they actually feel some of the effects of his presidency, instead of it just being all the minorities & young people in this country…

      • Anna Rompage

        Not not mention, when all the middle age trump supporters have to take their parents in because they can no longer afford to live on their own..

        • pft, those uncaring tarts will dump em on the states. Like they already do.

          • Anna Rompage

            Yeah, that’s probably true…

            Though if they enact their policies, the US could very soon be like Kansas and not have enough money to take in the elderly…

          • Which is when the blue states start going “nope, our Fed dollars stay here. Sorry not sorry”
            *terrible mean, I do not wish anyone’s states, even the red ones, to have to go through that.But christ on a cracker what is it gonna take to get through to people?

          • Mezzaluna

            They increasingly appear to willfully ignorant. Learning things or new experiences must be very painful for them.

          • Mezzaluna

            Opinion the second of mine. They have to feel the same pain others feel now or see someone they care about go through it. Of course they will howl about how unfair it is, but if reminded enough that the people they blame for their woes, suffer this and worse, maybe some of them will develop a nascent compassion for others.

          • Land Shark Hombre

            Nope. They’ll blame the black guy.

          • Land Shark Hombre

            Bread lines and Hoovervilles.

          • therblig

            or after an unfortunate “accident”, bury them in the back yard and continue cashing their social security checks.

      • Mezzaluna

        Ah, but he won’t cut these olds off. He’ll destroy the programs for younger people, even people like myself who have been paying into for more than 20 years. And when those people reach retirement age, they won’t be able to retire, or they’ll just be let go because they can’t do the work any more. If they managed to save anything, they risk losing it to some con man who sold them their investment package, because we can’t possibly regulate something like that or to market fuckery. Chances are they couldn’t save anything because they never made enough to do anything other than exist pay check to pay check. And suddenly Death Panels will become very popular. Millenials need to know this and soon. The effect on the healthcare system itself is a whole other run-on sentence so I’ll quit typing at you.

        • Anna Rompage

          I know, I’m in my mid 40s and this shit is scary…

      • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

        The one and only thing I read about this was the plan to have a cut-off age of 55. Above, and they hold pat. Below, yer fukked.

      • boberiggert

        You do realize that some of us elderly white people voted enthusiastically for Hillz?

    • Spurning Beer

      1. Do you really think Trump has the slightest idea what entitlements are?

      2. Do you really think that he feels any need to be consistent, or to be truthful about it when he isn’t?

      • Mezzaluna

        I want to ball punch Ryan every time he says Entitlements. Yes, you zombie eyed granny starver, we are entitled to it because we have been paying into and counting on it for years.

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        1. Yes. I think he probably hasn’t ever known what it’s like to be a middle class person, much less a poor person. I don’t think he really has any plans to cut welfare or food stamps, but a certain Paul Ryan most definitely does.

        2. He is not consistent and has the attention span of a gnat. I believe he’ll leave the hard “governing” part of being president to Mike Pence and Paul Ryan.

        3. God help us all.

  • Sardonicuss

    What if Trump had an inauguration…and nobody came?

    • therblig

      what if he bursts into flames when he touches the bible?

    • Jukesgrrl

      I’m waiting for him to announce how uuuge and classy it’s going to be … filled with stars like we’ve never seen before. That’s what he said about the convention and we got Scott Baio and Antonio Sabato, Jr. I guess he will add Ted Nugent to sing the National Anthem. “The Presidential Inauguration, brought to you by PayPal.” Can we start seeding the clouds so there’s a blizzard like Washington’s never seen before?

    • Truthiness2U

      Lots of people will come…to protest him. Especially as it will be in DC and the actual voters in DC, not The Village that fucked over Hillary to elect the guy, hate him.

  • Well, what a total freakin’ shock this is! I guess they decided they didn’t need any more moles at CNN.

    https://twitter.com/brianstelter/status/797202633543024640

    • so much surprise. Wow. Amazing.
      Edit: And once again, America,
      https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cewz-Z9XEAA1tUw.jpg

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson
    • Anna Rompage

      I wish I had an hour with this guy in a room alone and a cattle prod in hand…

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        Get in line, sister.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Alone? Don’t be greedy–I want to be your backup :-)

        • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

          If I had a place in that line, I’d give it to you so you could take an extra round.

      • Mezzaluna

        We all do, we all do.

      • miss_grundy

        What about a pool stick????? Or a Taser???
        Or some of the torture devices used during the Spanish Inquisition….. (Because he wouldn’t expect it.) With or without votes–your choice….

    • Vagenda and Tiara

      Now he can beat up girl reporter’s with impunity. Watch your pussies, Robyn and Rebecca.

      • Land Shark Hombre

        Corey would lose his teeny man bits if he EVER tangled with Robyn or the Editrix. Not even a contest.

    • Bill D. Burger

      Well, CNN (FOX lite) did its part to usher in the Trumpocalypse by hiring rotten to the Cory Trump “butt plug” Lewandowski.

    • Bub the Mad Zombie

      I can think of few things that would give me more pleasure than pissing on that son of a bitch

    • miss_grundy

      Wasn’t he double-dipping?????

      • phoenix00

        If by “double-dipping” you mean “extramarital affair”, then yes!

    • phoenix00

      His work was done. Mission accomplished.

    • I love how all these memes are doing the Trump Leaks format.
      I REALLY wish Owen would finish the story. We need the ending. For good or evil.

      • Gloriarkelley

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    • Vagenda and Tiara

      I’m starting to regret that we didn’t nominate OHJB. Sigh…

      • He didn’t want it. I think losing Beau crushed him.

        • Vagenda and Tiara

          I was thinking about that yesterday. If Beau hadn’t died, the world might look like an entirely different place right now. OTOH, I have great respect for Hillary, and I voted for her proudly. I don’t think she’s deserved the mountains of shit that were heaped on her, but dammit, those thugs sure managed to make her look like a world class criminal.

  • Jennifer R

    Trump hates the over weight, despite being over weight himself. He says it is a personal failing to be fat, and he has denigrated Cristie at every chance. No one did not see this coming. But it is still so funny.

    • Poor Hole ^.^
      And Guliani is already saying how wow, I never expected a place.
      BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
      And no mention of Kelly Anne at all :* sniccker:

      • Jennifer R

        Not quite The Final Punchline, but still pretty warming.

        • All his sycophants are going to be shoved to the side by the religious right loons and alt fuckers and I LOVE IT.
          Because then they will have reason to air some dirty laundry.

          • Apple Scruff

            And they’ll be waiting for those paychecks, too.

    • Pisto75666

      Poor Chris Christie (sarcasm)…..and after all those trips to Mcdonald’s ( and belly rubs & scritches behind the ears when he propped Trump up)

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      I almost feel sorry for Christie, Trump used him until he wasnt useful and throw him under the bus. Hes not going to be the last that Trump will do this to

      • Jennifer R

        Christie himself must have known that it was coming. Just like he always knew that Springstine dislikes him on a personal level.

  • Bill D. Burger

    And also/too, to anyone who will listen to her, Omygrossa’ is reminding everyone that, “Mr. Trump is compiling a list of everyone who didn’t support him.”

    OMFG…..The majority of Americans??? ___ OR just party “establishment” types.
    rotfl Pointy heds’ gonna roll.

    You know who else kept an “enemies list”? ___ C’mon. Take it away…

    • Santa!

      • Bill D. Burger

        And Chris Christie has an “enemas list” ! It’s a long list. Ewww.

        • Ok that was gross and unnecessary. Welcome back, Bill! :huggles: We ain’t dead yet ^.^

        • Msgr_Moment

          With fiends like that, who needs enemas?

    • cynmac’s bigly nasty pussy

      Nixon?

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        Frightening how sane Nixon appears to be now, isn’t it?

        • Naw, Trump is Nixon, only without his smarts and smidge of humanity.

        • I’ve thought this repeatedly. Trump is a paranoid counter-puncher. He doesn’t know anything. He doesn’t do anything. But he reacts. And he reacts violently. That’s exactly what you want in the Oval Office with all the tools at his disposal and those willing to use them. If you thought Nixon and J Edgar Hoover were bad, Trump and Comey are going to be worse until Trump’s utter incompetence pulls the tent down.

    • HogeyeGrex
    • Anna Rompage

      That fucking shitty ass bully who used to beat up everyone in the 4th grade?

    • therblig

      Biff Tannen?

    • Mezzaluna

      My mom?

      • Tokays_don’t_blink

        Woooooooooahh!

    • mailman27

      God?

    • Apple Scruff

      Have you seen this? She’s pure evil. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFHCjvJ26O0

    • phoenix00
  • It’s not even been 72 hours and Trump and the GOP are going around telling everyone that voted for them got played for saps.

    “We are going to be presenting to the new president a variety of options that could end this assault,” McConnell said at the University of Louisville. “Whether that immediately brings business back is hard to tell because it’s a private sector activity.”

    The interim president of the Kentucky Coal Association was more direct about the future of coal mining in Eastern Kentucky.

    “I would not expect to see a lot of growth because of the Trump presidency,” Nick Carter said in an interview. “If there is any growth in Eastern Kentucky, it will be because of an improved economy for coal.”

    • Anna Rompage

      They do realize that natural gas is cheaper than coal for energy production, and that we have a glut of it?

      • Oh yeah, but they figure someday (of course not soon but some distant day in the future) it won’t be. So gotta gut CPP and let power companies build coal plants just in case…

        • Anna Rompage

          What, you mean they can’t just take a handful of trump supporters, put them in a room, collect the gas, and run the plant off of that?

        • Resistance Fighter Callyson

          I think I told you this before but it bears repeating: thank you for helping to turn Nevada blue. I hope you join us when California peaces-out of this fucking country FFS!

          • Anna Rompage

            OR is in! In fact a petition was just started to go down that path.. I know it won’t amount to anything, but it is a nice dream in the moment…

            Wexit 2018!

          • therblig

            wish we could do the same in NJ, but we’re already so tired of being asked Which Exit?

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            All of them, Katie. On behalf of my aunt who lives in the Garden State, fucking all of them!

          • WomanInAMood

            Wexit! You just made me very happy.

          • Foreign Agitator Ron

            I like to think of it as s symbol of just how badly Drumpf has shattered the country. Okay, it probably won’t happen (though even more improbable things just happened) but there’s the mindset that says, ‘You’re not our leaders any more. Fuck you and anything you try to foist off on us.’

          • Resistance Fighter Callyson

            Portland has officially replaced Miami on the list of American cities I want to visit next. Save me a shopping bag at Powell’s books and a seat at one of the microbreweries, please!

          • WomanInAMood

            I would be honored and delighted to have you here. I will also feed you a lot of cheese.

          • Anna Rompage

            I used to run the cabinet shop for Powells back in the day… It’s an awesome place!

          • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

            The very first time I drove into Portland I fell in love and felt like I was “home.”

            Unfortunately, things have yet to play out to let me actually move there, and may never do so. But if the opportunity ever arises, I know where my home is.

          • phoenix00

            I’ll join you for that beer. If Border Patrol still recognizes my Nexus card that is.

          • Truthiness2U

            Wexit!! Washington is in as well!

      • Bill D. Burger

        And coal is much more abundant, accessible and therefore cheaper to access in the West.

        • SmokinGood

          And from my very limited knowledge of coal, higher quality, also too.

          • idiotboy

            No. Powder River Basin coal is low quality high sulfur but easily dug with little labor and a lot of big machines.
            East Coast Coal is the good stuff but expensive and dangerous to extract in underground mines.

          • H0mer0

            are we talking bitumen vs anthracite?

    • Bill D. Burger

      It was cruel and very predictable that Turnip would promise all the Eastern coal miners from KY to WV that he would bring back all those jobs. They are deep mining jobs that are never coming back for a dozen good reasons.
      Hillary was blasted for telling them the truth and promising new educational and job opportunities. Trump just told them the fairytales they wanted to hear. And it worked.

      • therblig

        and how do we judge their believing it? given the way the rest of the country (maybe the world) is going to suffer, i’m leaning towards -“fuck you”

      • OneYieldRegular

        Hey, well, things started to go south when they stopped listening to people like Mother Jones.

      • Msgr_Moment

        “Read My Lips…..”

      • Jukesgrrl

        Magical thinking is a specialty of poor white people.

    • Mezzaluna

      And since safety and environmental regulation are going away, more of you miners are going die unnecessarily, but hey you wanted coal. Oh and well be paying you less due to competition with natural gas and Chinese coal.

      • therblig

        at least they’ll have access to good healthcare.

        oops. awkward.

    • Msgr_Moment

      Keep dreaming. The Invisible Hand of the Marketplace has stopped wanking that particular chicken, and isn’t going to start again.

    • phoenix00
  • Anna Rompage

    OMG, I can’t believe I’ve almost made it through a full day of work…

    There were so many moments where I wanted to bolt..

    • Resistance Fighter Callyson

      I have to put in some time tomorrow. Still not sure how I will manage to do so. Fuck.

      • Anna Rompage

        I’m sorry, I know you worked you ass off in the lead up to the election. I hope you will have some time soon to chill and relax

      • You will make it, because you haven’t flinched yet. If I gotta give you a pep talk, go all Richard II on you…then by thunder, I’m gonna.

      • Fun with Cthulhu

        … but, but tomorrow is Saturday! Oh FFS, RF Callyson.

  • Vecchiojohn

    *sucker*

  • therblig

    I hope when Obama leaves, he gives Trump a phone number he can call anytime for advice: 1-855-878-6700

    • Tania

      As a non American I just sang 8675-309 and ask for Jenny (I am old so hope that is how the song went)

      • H0mer0

        yes it was and that was during another cold war with crazies on both sides of the the hemisphere with access to the nuke codes

  • Mezzaluna

    The ex CEO of Wells Fargo is available too. Fucking Jamie Dimon. Jesus, can this asshole piss on decent people any harder?

    • SayItWithWookies

      He’s our voice, remember. Although if you’re not a filthy rich 70-year-old white male, Trump doesn’t think you’re part of that pronoun.

    • Jukesgrrl

      And the white people who are barely making their mortgage payments believe Il Douche is going to take care of them bigly. Bwaahahahahahahahaha.

  • anon_the_great

    Ah. The 1st step towards POTUS Pence.

    • Msgr_Moment

      POTUS? You’re thinking too small. TOATR: Tsar of All the Russias.

      • Foreign Agitator Ron

        I’d love it if he tried. He’d be radioactive before dinner the next day.

  • OneYieldRegular

    Why do I get the feeling that Pence is going to be charge of the Trump Presidential Planning too?

    • Occupied Territory of Kavefish

      Um.. because Trump already said so, mayhaps?

    • Jukesgrrl

      I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump wants Pence to move into the White House while he stayed in NYC. Let’s see him get the Secret Service budget money for that.

  • Mary Sandoras

    I read somewhere that Brownback made the list. He should be good for the economy, if you like melt downs.

    • Msgr_Moment

      They really must have drained the swamp to have found his sorry ass.

      • Vagenda and Tiara

        I think they’re “draining the swamp” to make room for all the petty little grifters who are unable to swim because they are weighed down by all their baggage. Christ, Newt Gingrich was ousted by his OWN party he was so fucking corrupt. Chris Christie will probably be indicted. Giuliani has always been sleazy as hell.

    • JHan

      All the HillaryHaters like Camille Paglia who said Trump would bring ch-ch-chchchchaaanngee –

      Yeah right.

      • The change he’s brining is that which he is taking out of the WH couches and chairs.

  • JoeChristmas

    Yes, Trumpkids making all these appointments.
    Because of their vast experience in government.
    “Good job Brownie!”

  • Warren must be tearing her hair out.

    • WomanInAMood

      As are we all.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Geeze, who could’ve guessed that getting the Trumpmobile to the starting gate would turn out to be a fucking train wreck?

  • Land Shark Hombre
    • JHan

      steups

      (^^ what someone of part west indian descent does when they suck their teeth ^^)

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsdntt3FJNU

      • Land Shark Hombre

        Yippers. Matt Drudge & Company think they’ll have an inside track due to Bannon.

        IIRC, the Trump campaign was very vocal about classified information in the wrong hands is TREASON. Am I remembering that correctly?

        • JHan

          It needs to be investigated . I hope Harry Reid and others don’t let up.

          • Land Shark Hombre

            All these con men need to be exposed. The readers of Drudge and Breitbart have be duped in a way that makes Goebbels spin in his grave.

          • miss_grundy

            Harry Reid is a lame duck since he is leaving. So, I hope others are willing to step up and are prepared to start the Inquisition.

          • JHan

            fuck I forgot that..

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      I don’t want him to get assassinated. I want the crotch grabber to live a long, long life, forgotten by his children, vilified by his nation, dying alone of natural causes friendless, penniless and gibbering with panic.

      And then, after that, if we could do what the ancient Egyptians used to do when a hated Pharaoh died, and erase all mention of the orange disaster from existence, that would be great, too.

  • Land Shark Hombre

    Looking over the list of names … I wonder how many will be denied a security clearance? Bannon and the rest of the Russia lovers might find themselves unable to do much, as they wouldn’t be able to discuss any classified information.

    The FBI may have some ratfuckers, but the majority (I believe) will not break the oath they took.

    • YoNastyBunny

      This. Security clearances are pretty damn extensive and it’s usually a good idea for someone who wants to get one for a future career to always be mindful about their personal connections and keep their noses clean, which I don’t think Trump’s people have ever been capable of. If anything they might be denied access but get information anyway from others on the sly.

      • Land Shark Hombre

        Last time I checked, passing classified information is a serious Federal crime. Like Levenworth serious.

        Ooooooo …. sleepytime imagery: Steve Bannon in Levenworth ….

        • YoNastyBunny

          But Hillary did Benghazi Emailz on a her private DNC server!1!!11!!!!

  • Foreign Agitator Ron

    I do so love watching them devour their own. Wish they’d speed up the purges, though. I have things to do.

  • Celtic_Gnome

    Do you think all the Republicans in Congress will be too scared of being primaried in 2018 by the Trumpanistas not to rubber stamp everyone Donald proposes no matter how incompetent they may be?

    Sorry. Rhetorical question. Of course they will.

  • mailman27

    O man, I’m getting very upset. Sorry, delayed reaction I guess.

    • Rick Hill

      If it helps, trump supporters are already getting a little uneasy, feeling they were lied to about what the donald would do and all. Actually threatening him if he doesn’t get it all done.

      • YoNastyBunny

        Sad.

      • Resistance Fighter Callyson

        FUCK them with a chainsaw of votes. If they weren’t capable of seeing through his shit they deserve everything they get, the end.

        • weejee

          hug

          • Rick Hill

            Ask her to put the chainsaw down first

      • ltmcdies

        what … they starting to get that niggling sensation just maybe shit like walls and mass deportations promises made by some rookie politician who didn’t know what he was talking about

        well kids you can’t fix stupid

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Lied to and then stiffed by Trump? Inconceivable!

        • Rick Hill

          Inevitable. Fify

          • Biel_ze_Bubba

            I think that word means … exactly what you think it means.

  • BadWolfGirl

    I just can’t get rid of this panicky, sick feeling. I am just so sad. And angry & afraid. I can’t read or listen to the news because my emotions are yo-yo-ing between sadz & extreme anger.

    Are the protestors still at it? And is asshole still tweeting about them?

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    Trump transition team eagerly laying the foundations for what is sure to be the most corrupt administration in American history. Sad!!

  • Panika MCD

    I’m more concerned about the reports that the Trumple triplets Junior, Eric and Ivanka are on the transition team. weren’t they supposed to be transitioning the orange one’s assets into the blindest trust ever run by someone’s children of the corn?

    • nastymagyar

      What kind of commie are you if you don’t think that “Children”, “Blind Trust” and “Secretaries of Treasury, Commerce and Director of the SEC” belong in the same sentence?

      • Panika MCD

        it belongs in a sentence that sounds the alarm.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      I’m taking cold comfort in the fact that the people in his crowd shouting “JEW-S-A! JEW-S-A!” now have to choke down the fact that Trump’s Jewish son-in-law is helping run things. HA HA HA, white supremacist motherfuckers, you’ve been played.

      • Mintie

        It’s a Zionist conspiracy, I’m sure.

      • Bitter Scribe

        If Kushner didn’t bother them when he was running the campaign, he won’t bother them now.

  • phoenix00

    I hear the Wells Fargo CEO is available. And with his golden parachute he won’t even need paychecks!

    • John Smith

      He’ll take ’em anyway.

      • phoenix00

        Not if Trump don’t pay ’em!

  • weejee

    Trump will be the healthiest human being ever to serve as president

    Maybe Christie can get the job of being tRump’s food taster.

    • John Smith

      Trump would starve to death.

      • sillyclucker

        I don’t see a problem with that.

        • John Smith

          I do; Mike Pence.

          • sillyclucker

            Christie would eat them both.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    D&D – I think – doesn’t have scores for characters’ level of idiocy and derpitude, so the analogy is doomed right out of the the gate. Nice try, Dok: great concept, but better luck in four years. D&D character cards for DC’s movers and shakers could be great fun.

    NYT is having a wonderful time trying to keep up with the rapidly rising number of Trump Fuck Yous being handed to the teabaggers and RWNJs. On a gold-plated platter, just today, two hot turd sammiches for the Trumpanzees:
    * Keeping important parts of the ACA.
    * Hiring those evil establishment business-as-usual lobbyists straight onto his team.
    “Never mind that wall thing” will be the cherry on the shit sundae, but we’ll have to wait on it.

    Sure, his mob of fascist ghouls and theocrats have no end of fuckery up their sleeves (Pat Robertson probably tops their Supreme Court wish list), but that only ensures that EVERYBODY will hate Cheeto Benito long before his first year is up.

    • Mintie

      “D&D – I think – doesn’t have scores for characters’ level of idiocy and derpitude”

      So, OT from what your post is actually about, I wonder if perhaps D&D should have stats for those things. Think about how many of those “you fumbled your roll, so as you advance to attack the gelatinous cube, you step on the rake your dad told you to put away only that afternoon . . .” fights that might become a little more accurate.

  • phoenix00
  • Old Man Yells at Cloud

    Governor Donut got screwed by Trump?!? Bwwwhahahaha

  • phoenix00
  • Mehmeisterjr

    The problem is that, although there will be plenty of in-fighting, just as there was among Himmler, Goebbels and Goering, Trump is still our duly minority-elected Führer.

    Next move?

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Allow him to burn his administration to the ground. If we prop him up out of fear, not only are we complicit in his actions, but we make him look good to the very voters we’re trying to woo in 2020. Let him fail, and let him fail HARD. Then Bash The Fash, with votes.

      • what is this ‘prop him up’ bs? i’m not seeing any libtard, social democrat, democrat, christian democrat or tory even say they want this tool to succeed.

  • DahBoner

    Doesn’t make much sense, but President Pence don’t eat salad.
    https://media.giphy.com/media/wZiIAa3TBAZ8c/giphy.gif

    • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

      Honey Boo Boo: Added to the list of people I would rather have as President instead of Drumpf.

      • Bitter Scribe

        Wouldn’t it be easier to list all the people you would rather not have?

    • Mintie

      Oh, wow, so he really is full of shit?

    • Raan

      So wait, you’re saying that I, someone with a body type that could be described as “Chris Farley-esque”, eats healthier than the Vice President-elect?

    • I AM R U

      And he thinks smoking has zero health consequences.

  • UnsaltedSinner
    • Rick Hill

      Ouch. Wheat carts. There’s a reason they’re regulated now

  • WampusKat

    I have to stop reading this blog. Your lack of comprehension and complete disinterest in details boogles my fucking mind. Not that it matters which Tea Party Christo-fascists end up in the cabinet or on the Supreme Court or sitting in Congress. Truly, it really does not matter for they are in lockstep and always have been. The agenda is to dismantle government and reverse 80 years of progress in favor of a theocratic banana republic with a hefty does of KKK. I might add that they appreciated your help: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/is-the-party-over-for-wikileaks-in-australia-8784281.html

    You would be why, even as a democratic socialist from Germany who is generally in favor of the “live and let live” philospophy, I have always despised hippies. You sold us down the river for a bag of fucking weed offered by far right Billionaires and thought nothing of it: http://www.yaliberty.org/posts/yalcon14-videos-ron-paul-glenn-greenwald-rand-paul

    • Ali | A Grumpy Cat

      I get sad when idiots have some version of “cat” in their username. :(

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      Okay, well, bye then?

    • grageo

      We certainly wouldn’t want to “boogle” your mind . . . .

    • Bitter Scribe

      Don’t let the door hit your pure ass.

    • The Librarian

      You’re out of line. I buy my weed from a hippie Iraq veteran.

    • oh honey get some help.

    • I AM R U

      What actually is the point of posting a 3 year old article about the failure of a Wikileaks political party in Australia, and how does it relate to a USA commentary blog?! I’m genuinely curious.

  • Kgprophet

    Just as much as their dire excuses during the campaign, Trump supporters will have to do triple somersaults with a half twist to claim that Trump is not a hypocrite for filling his cabinet with insiders. Yet, he is an ‘outsider’ that is one of them, and will change the way they do things in Washington or some sort of nonsense.

    • Nasty Candy Apple

      We must rub their faces in this continually. Along with, “He said he’d release the tax returns if he was elected. Well, where are they?” I will never forgive them for the birth certificate bullshit, ESPECIALLY considering Tangerine Dumbass was the one leading the charge.

      • Morsum me

        I personally will never forgive Congress schtupping Obama’s SCOTUS pick. They must pay dearly for this malfeasance in the future.

  • puredog

    I am trying to preserve my sanity by reading the news selectively. For example, right now on the front page of the NYT is an article about the “short list” for Trump’s cabinet. There will be plenty of time to pull my hair when he actually names his Cabinet. I mean, it’s not like I am going to look back and say, “oh gee golly, I wish he had picked X, ’cause X would have been so much better.” Put otherwise, I don’t see any need to first pull my hair over the possibility of Giuliani as AG or Gingrich running State, and then later to pull my hair again over the reality (“he could have picked that Christie feller instead of Rudy. I mean, he seems nice”).
    One upside about writing about Trump and his team is that I can now save the time it takes to type “him or her” or “he or she,” as these are virtually inoperative phrases. /s

  • i’mjustaskingthequestion

    Ok…so far, (I believe this is day 1000 of the trump presidency, but I seem to recall that time is relative), I have seen not one single thing that doesn’t make me think that this presidency is going to be a fucking gong show of hate and derp.

    It is going to be interesting if our side summons the will to actively engage to fix this crisis.

  • Weevie

    That’s not a transition team soon to be cabinet, it’s a cult, an entire cult! Preibus will run away screaming, Bannon will take the helm and Pence will mutter his way back to Indiana, while Trump tries to build some stupid Hotel. Nice.

  • Jay

    To borrow a joke, Christie is such a schmuck that if he were in a schmuck contest he’d still come in second, because he’s a schmuck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tf-AmedKfRc

  • Stupid Monkey – Call me Stu’

    Trump is the guy at the dinner table that said he’d get the check knowing someone else would certainly pony up for it after his generous offer… They didn’t. Now he’s preznit.

  • Gloriarkelley

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  • Hold on to your asses boys and girls, this shit just got real. Holy fuckamoles Fatman, we have put the meat grinder in charge of the hatchery and its going to drain the watering hole and plow the corn under before it is ripe. We are in for a world of hurt before this thing gets better.

  • Claire Carton

    Come on people, it could not be more clear. This is the setup for a great TV reality show!

  • Historicat

    How hard is it to find a list of speakers from CPAC? Do that and you’re 50% there on filling the org chart.

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