28 Mar 2017

Good Quotation

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At least one good line was reported in connection with last Friday’s Obamacare repeal debacle. PJ Media:

[A] few days before House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was forced to pull the American Health Care Act from the floor, White House chief strategist Steve Bannon told members of the Freedom Caucus, “This is not a discussion. This is not a debate. You have no choice but to vote for this bill.”

An unidentified congressman reportedly replied, “You know, the last time someone ordered me to something, I was 18 years old. And it was my daddy. And I didn’t listen to him, either.”

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So brave of him.

We know what Bannon said.

Why didn’t this courageous Dad defying Congressman give his name?


The methodology was for the House Republicans and the president to stand together and inspire confidence and to explicitly say this was the last best chance. This is a common tactic to rally the troops. To nitpick it after the fact or to single out one person on the team is pointless unless the point is a personal attack which I assume it is. But again this is a common and often successful tactic not to different from a general or admiral inspiring the troops when they are facing the enemy. After all if Trump and his staff were to have said “we don’t expect this to pass but we hope you will vote for it anyway” It probably would reduce the chances of it passing. I’m sure most people know this so you have to wonder why the disinformation campaign. Again I assume to git Bannon.


This was a quick job to try to avoid asking DT to think too much about a complex issue. The argument that he is new to politics is absurd. That is the job of a real estate developer to gain the required approvals and permits for a project. You need to know the local politics for any job from a Walmart in a small town to a huge skyscraper in Manhattan. But Trump appears not to have learned this. He staged a public war with Ed Koch that cost him “Yuuge” dollars and a long twitter campaign against UK PM Cameron. Not smart.

A lack of managerial and leadership skills is also evident. Time to either get better staff or learn fast.


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