New Treasury Secretary- No Treasury or Government Experience

November 29, 2016 By: El Jefe Category: 2016 Election, Trump

Our new treasury secretary is Steve Mnuchin of Goldman Sachs and X Men fame. He has no monetary, treasury, or government experience, so is only slightly more qualified than who I thought was the leading candidate, Bernie Madoff.

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  1. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Cleaning out the swamp, one appointment at a time. Heck of a job, Donnie. If ever there was a time for a group photo and a drone strike …

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  2. PKM, I fall asleep now dreaming of a lightning strike during an outdoor pressie.

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  3. Mnuchin is going to have to really sell the committee on himself. For that matter, they all will have to sweat the small stuff.

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  4. This is going to be a really crazy and upsetting four years, if he lasts that long. Impeachment seems likely, at minimum.

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  5. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Ormond Otvos, careful with that impeachment word. Donnie has two insurance policies: Mike Pence Menace to Women and alt.right/christian wrong Poster Boy and Lyin’ Ryan the Granny Snuffer.

    I’m skating on the very thin ice of hope, the recount and/or sanity in the Electoral College. Neck deep in the water, and sinking fast. But I’m cautiously optimistic. 😉

    Then again, Donnie may be the one throwing the Hail Mary Pass – a coup, given all his military picks for his administration.

    Fourth down at our own 15 yard line, revolution.

    Louisiana is offering a slim hope with Foster Campbell, if Democrats don’t stumble, fumble and snatch another defeat out of possible victory.

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  6. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    NJGal, sweet dreams! Hope Mike Pence and Lyin’ Ryan are there, too.

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  7. Gosh, I should have applied for that job. I am certainly more unqualified than those chosen.

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  8. I vote for a hellacious lightning strike. Hellllllll-acious.

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  9. He’s still more qualified than Trump. At least he’s probably an adult.

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  10. D@mn I bet the mortgage payment on Bernie Madoff. In Lost Wages. At 3:5.

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  11. JAKvirginia says:

    How long til he runs across the street to the WH screaming that he needs $800 billion in credit authorization or the Wall St. banks will go under?!!

    Y’know… there’s a movie scene I love. Its a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World. Mickey Rooney and (I forget!) are trying to land a plane they can’t fly. The airport hustles out the Crash Crew. It’s Larry, Moe, and Curly. Seems this whole Cabinet-choosing process is looking that way.

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  12. charles r. phillips says:

    Huh, you people are priceless. Cheeto Jesus will have to commit at least 2 serious felonies before impeachment comes in, and that’s an optomistic guess. Unlike Obama, the rep-controlled congress will give him every chance to succeed before they give up.

    I’m leaving for another place and time to wait this out, maybe London circa 1666. At least then they survived the plague and only had a huge fire to worry about.

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  13. fierywoman says:

    It’ll all be Obama’s fault, whoever he appoints.

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  14. Well, if you can’t trust a Goldman Sachs trust fund guy . . .

    Ahhh, forget it.

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  15. JAKvirginia, I had to read your first sentence twice:

    “How long til he runs across the street to the WH screaming that he needs $800 billion in credit authorization or the Wall St. banks will go under?!!”

    I misread it as *Trump* running around Washington screaming for money, wanting to loot the Treasury to save one of his failing businesses! Then I realized you meant Mnuchin. 🙂 (Actually, either possibility is distressing.)

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  16. Having learned, over the past year and a half, far more than I ever wanted to know about how DJT’s mind works, this could have something to do with taking revenge on the cast of Hamilton.

    Or maybe I’m reading way too much into this. After all, it is all of a piece with his other appointments, innit?

    Otoh, I heard an interesting speculation on one of political commentary shows tonight. Someone [can’t recall who, sorry] on All In or Rachel or Last Word wondered if Donny is sitting in a corner watching FOX while Bannon and Kellyann make the appointments. Every so often, Trump drags himself away from the teevee to nod assent and beg them to give him back his Twitter. Makes as much sense as anything else I’ve heard about this benighted **ahem** administration.

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  17. @ charles r. phillips:
    Tonight I saw an interview with some congress varmint — can’t recall who – sorry – [and I just searched photos for about 10 minutes to try to find him — and failed.]

    Anyhow, this guy is one of the ones who has been salivating over impeaching Clinton the day she took office. Tonight, however, he was singing quite the different tune:

    “Trump hasn’t even taken office yet. We need to chill. Wait and see what happens. Blah. Blah. Blah.”

    Meanwhile, ethics lawyers even from W’s administration [yeah, I know, if there was ever an oxymoron, “Ethics Lawyer for G.W. Bush” is it — but that’s what they call him] are now saying that, unless he sells the Trump brand [and not to his kids] and puts all proceeds into a blind trust, he will have committed high crimes on his first day.

    Period.

    End of discussion.

    But Congress is saying, “Hold on. Not so fast.” When they had already drawn up the papers for Clinton — who was exonerated by their puppet in the FBI — and who they STILL want to prosecute just on g.p.

    So —- that happened.

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  18. Old Quaker says:

    House impeaches; senate is the trial jury. Most GOP members in the house adore Pence (he was one of them). Dumping Drumpf would make their pal prez.

    Pence is a penny. Mike Pence is only half of two cents worth.
    If you want my two cents worth
    we’d need 3 impeachments: DJT, Pence, Ryan. Next in line after Speaker is President pro tem of the Senate: the senior senator from vermont, Leahy. Bingo. Great dream, then I woke up.

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  19. ,That Other Jean says:

    Have a look at the photo on CNN online’s front page this morning, about the “wonderful” dinner that Trump and Romney had together. Trump looks like Hannibal Lechter, and Romney looks as though he just figured out that he was the second course.

    How did we get here, and how are we going to survive it?

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  20. ,That Other Jean says:

    That was too good to last. It’s now under the Politics heading. It’s worth going to look for.

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  21. WA Skeptic says:

    I should get that treasury job; I’m totally inexperienced in Finance (just ask my bank) and I’ve had one bankruptcy, so I’m almost as well qualified as the POtuS.

    I’m willing to be there’s an amazing support staff, so I don’t need to know anything, and there’s great benefits!

    I’ll do it!

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  22. Looks like the wolves in the chicken house will be discussing what’s for dinner….

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  23. Gates – remember him? – was on the electric teehee this AM. So far he is admitting to at least being unannoyed by various picks but he very much did not have a thing to say about Sessions. He thinks Mad Dog was an excellent pick, among others. Hopes that Congress can do that little procedural thing called a waiver so Mad Dog can just slide right into the job. Remarkably, does not think much of having a lot of these jobs going to ex-military. Hmmmm. Elaine Chao has been tapped again. After what she went through the first time around, cannot envision her agreeing to do a re-play. Oh, well. At least it gets her out of the house and away from McTurtle.

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  24. screecherguy says:

    “…so is only slightly more qualified than who I thought was the leading candidate, Bernie Madoff.”

    That’s funny, for sure. Another possible read would be, “…so is only slightly more uqalified than the one who brung him.”

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  25. ,That Other Jean says:

    Maggie, for a moment there, I thought you meant Bill. Then I remembered the other guy. Only one of them is an idiot.

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  26. Update on my earlier reply to charles r. phillips:

    It was Jason Chaffetz.

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  27. e platypus onion says:

    Chappedbuttz is not in the least interested in investigating Russians in our elections. He is not interested in investigation FBI collusion with Drump’s team during campaign. He isn’t interested in investigating any of Drumpf’s kids sitting in classified meetings w/o security clearance. He is singularly dedicated to the proposition that HRC is a national security threat and must be investigated into oblivion and beyond.

    Hannity @ Fake Noize sez there is an Alt-Left that is as bad as the Alt-Right.

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  28. e platypus onion says:

    Chaffedbuttz is not in the least interested in investigating Russians in our elections. He is not interested in investigation FBI collusion with Drump’s team during campaign. He isn’t interested in investigating any of Drumpf’s kids sitting in classified meetings w/o security clearance. He is singularly dedicated to the proposition that HRC is a national security threat and must be investigated into oblivion and beyond.

    Hannity @ Fake Noize sez there is an Alt-Left that is as bad as the Alt-Right.

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  29. Prup (aka Jim Benton) says:

    Actually, I think Trump will be committing impeachable acts every time a foreign government pays for a room at a Trump hotel — see the ’emoluments clause’ in the constitution. Unfortunately the most serious offenses — the nominating of racists and unqualified fools that will destroy the progress we’ve made towards Progressivism and against bigotry going back to the Roosevelt Administration — and I mean Teddy, not even FDR — do not qualify as impeachable.

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  30. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Elaine Chao. From Sec Labor (drug mules) to Sec Transportation (drug boats) she has her family covered. If her Senate confirmation isn’t entertaining, the snacilbupeR are rubber stamping for Mitch and the Democrats are asleep.

    Conflicts of Interest
    Ethics Counselor’s Deskbook
    May 2016

    Donnie has been busy ‘draining the swamp’ to select appointees and beating the proverbial dead horse in regard to nepotism. Rules? What rules?

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  31. And Republicans thought Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland wasn’t good enough for the job…

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  32. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Fine picture of the devil and a man selling his soul to the devil:

    http://crooksandliars.com/files/imagecache/node_teaser/primary_image/16/11/romney_hell_720-800×430.jpg

    Allegedly they dined on frogs legs as their appetizer. Or, so they told Mitt as they delivered a plate of crow’s wings to him.

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  33. e platypus onion says:

    Rumour has it Snowgrift Snoozie is being considered for top job at Veterans Admonition. Dog, please make it so.

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  34. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    Samantha Bee attempts to imagine Mike Pence as CIC. Or, why Donnie really picked himself one heck of an insurance policy. Pence sure does create a yuuuuuge speed bump to any thoughts of impeaching BLOTUS. Old Mikey is the original vaginal probe to reproductive health rights for women, king crusader of the truly awful ‘programs’ of gay conversion ‘therapy’, and a direct threat to any social program. Compared to Pence, Donnie is prick-lite. Mikey is the authentic authoritarian dick.

    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/11/samantha-bee-tries-imagining-pence-power

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  35. Polite Kool Marxist says:

    e platypus onion, $carah would be a natural as speech writer for TLOTUS. She could plagiarize anything, run it through her scrambled brain, then the original author would not recognize their own work.

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  36. Romney’s a fool. Donnie is playing him. Nevertheless, should he become SoS, Bannon and the others will make his life miserable. I mean how can they function when everyone is lying and their objectives are mutually exclusive of one another? I wish I could say that this will be entertaining but it won’t be. Our government is about to go dark. And dark government like dark markets will not produce good outcomes.

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  37. PKM, rumor had it that if anyone had assassinated Papa Bush, the Secret Service had orders to shoot Dan Quayle.

    The biggest difference between Trump and Pence is that Trump is an immature idiot who doesn’t know what he’s doing. Pence does.

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  38. JAKvirginia says:

    Oh you people! Such a hissy!

    The Craigslist job board clearly stated:
    “Immediate openings. No experience in good governance required. Training provided. Excellent benefits. Opportunity to improve financially. Work independent of constraints. Equal Opportunity Destroyer.”

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  39. Well, since Donnie doesn’t like the first amendment, maybe he’d like a Second Amendment solution to our problem better.

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  40. e platypus onion says:

    Drumpf had a conversation with British P.M. and told her if she is in the neighborhood to let him know. He’d like to meet with her.

    He then had a phone call with Pakistan’s P.M. and gushed about how he loved Pakistan, the people are great, etc. Neither called was monitored by intelligence as they should have been. P/M.s don’t just happen to drop by. They need to be invited by the fecking moron who will soon did-grace the WH.

    Pakistan is not a close friend or ally. Pakistan’s neighbor, India, however, is a very close friend and ally to US and a mortal enemy of Pakistan. I wonder what India’s reaction to Drumpf cozying up to Pakistan will be. Both those neighboring nations have nukes.

    Can we impeach this fecking moron yet, please?

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