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When the right libertarians are unhappy about the US administration… April 3, 2017

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

This caught my eye, in the course of a piece on Slate.com about how Trump is loathed by most Republicans representatives in Congress and the Senate but that they are afraid to cross him, or are willing to let him break the ground ahead of them in order to push their own policy agenda…

Meanwhile, flagrant violations of American laws and norms go unchecked. Few in government are even trying to police Trump’s manifold financial conflicts of interest. The president is blatantly selling access to himself by doubling membership fees at his private club, Mar-a-Lago. And as Politico reported, the club doesn’t keep visitor logs, meaning there’s no way to track whom Trump and his relatives are meeting with. Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump is assuming an ethically dubious semigovernmental position; in meetings with foreign leaders she plays a larger role than our elusive secretary of state. “Right now the American political system is increasingly looking like a dystopic third-world banana republic, and the Republican Party is complicit in allowing this to happen,” says Jerry Taylor, president of the Niskanen Center, a libertarian think tank.

Of course the right libertarians are never really happy about US administrations. But this is quite some language.


1. An Sionnach Fionn - April 3, 2017

Given that his daughter and son-in-law are now working as special advisers, with his two sons looming not too far away as well, the White House is certainly looking a bit vanilla-flavoured of late 😉

Any thoughts on Trump lining up Ivanka as a future first women president? He seems to be by-passing the gruesome twosome in his dynastic plans. If he has any. (It’s Trump. Of course he does!)


WorldbyStorm - April 3, 2017

Ouch, that’s a scary thought.

I suppose he’s made good on his pledge to increase the number of jobs, at least for his family!


2. CL - April 3, 2017

Its not just the libertarians that are disaffected. During the campaign the National Review devoted a whole issue to attacking him. And the neocons are still writing op-eds criticizing him. In office Trump has not changed, but now he looks incompetent and unhappy in his job.

“it’s remarkable how quickly Donald Trump has managed to isolate himself in the White House, struggling to find allies among Republicans and Democrats alike….
Several of the news organs Trump despises are suggesting he’s edging towards open war with the conservative Republican faction among which his biggest enthusiasts were located.”

” it is no liberal fantasy to say the odds of a Trump resignation or impeachment before 2020 are looking better by the day.”

“Never before has a presidency gone off the rails so fast….”

But….”Much comment on the administration seems to assume Trump has nowhere to go but further down. He’s wounded, yes—but still dangerous, maybe more dangerous than ever….
We’re not anywhere near the end of this story, and certainly in no position to predict whether that ending will be happy or grim.”


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