Closing Thought–17Nov16

Presidential scandals……it seems in recent history we have had more than our fair share of scandals around the White House.

Nixon it was Watergate and Agnew, Carter it was the hostages and peanut-gate, Reagan it was Iran-Contra, Clinton it was many most of them dealing with sex, Bush2 it was the lies for war and Obama…he had very little scandals other than the major news fakes…..and now we have a new president-elect, Donald Trump…..

It has been a little over a week since his victory and there has been nothing but confusion and contradictions and lies flying around Trump Tower…….how soon before we have our fist Trump Admin scandal?

On Monday, appearing at his first press conference since Donald Trump was made president-elect, Barack Obama spoke proudly about his administration’s track record, which was squeaky clean by two-term presidential standards. “I am very proud of the fact that we will—knock on wood—leave this administration without significant scandal,” he said. “We’ve made mistakes, there have been screw-ups, but I will put the ethics of this administration and our track record in terms of just abiding by the rules and norms, and keeping trust with the American people—I will put this administration against any administration in history.”

Source: The Trump cabinet is going to be plagued by scandals. | New Republic

This admin is shaping up as one that will be the talk of the town for decades after it slides into the annals of history…..it is looking like these years will make the corruption and scandals during the Grant admin look like amateurs….(don’t know about those years?  Read a damn book!)

For those that are too lazy to read that book…..

Source: Ulysses S. Grant presidential administration scandals – Wikipedia

Scandals are nothing new….but I think this time it will epic even more so than the scandals of the Grant admin…..

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10 thoughts on “Closing Thought–17Nov16

  1. I utterly despise Obama. That said, a quick look at this partial quote: “I will put the ethics of this administration and our track record in terms of just abiding by the rules and norms, and keeping trust with the American people—I will put this administration against any administration in history.”
    Yeah sure, as long as we don’t bring up little things like gutting the American economy by bailing out banksters and an endless game of war expansion liberally sprinkled with the blood of innocents and we don’t mention the unmentionable WC word as in war crimes in spades. All in all, sure, squeaky clean, American style: we came, we saw, they died. Actually, that’s not quite true, mostly we didn’t come, we sent drones for a cleaner industrial killing. It’s more like masturbation but what the hell, these days, you take what you can get.

  2. The article lost me at this point —- ” . . .there has been nothing but confusion and contradictions and lies flying around Trump Tower…….how soon before we have our fist Trump Admin scandal?….” because there are always people coming and going during transition periods….. transitions are very tough and there is always confusion and turmoil as the transition struggles to stabilize but stabilize it will ….. it always does …. it has happened during every presidency….at least one presidential transition took a month to resolve itself….. and as to the expected scandal? We will have the first scandal just as soon as some fool looking for 15 minutes of fame can fabricate one or can find some obscure happening or even on which to build the web of inuendo, insinuation and outright lies. Every president has had his scandals. Trump will be no different and in the end the scandals will entertain the ignorant but will have little effect on history.

    1. There is too much that appears to be a possible conflict of interest….I will give him thi…he is playing the media an the country like a cheap drum….which will make him the perfect American president

  3. Well, whether they happen or not, I am sure we’ll hear plenty about any slightest thing, simply because scandal makes the most compelling news, regardless of its degree of truth, or relevance. After all, circuses aren’t about reality….

    gigoid, the dubious

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