Closing Thought–22Aug17

Good CEO, Good President!

For decades the GOP has been pushing candidates that have been successful businessmen/women…there premise is that if one can run a business with all its intricacies then they should be a success as a president….I have NEVER thought that was an accurate statement….but low info voters buy into the BS every time.

The election of 2016 has pretty much put that BS line to bed…..

If you were wondering exactly how Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci was able to weasel his way into the White House, you have to recall that he wasn’t only a Donald Trump sycophant; he was also touted as a businessman who could “fix” problems career politicians couldn’t.

Source: How the Demise of the Trump Administration Could Finally Kill the White House CEO Fantasy | Alternet

Every day Trump proves just how inept he is at governing….he likes to think that he is a successful CEO and that government can be run like his businesses in NYC…..without some governmental experience then the job becomes overwhelming…..yews there have been successful business men that have made it as far as president….but each one has had some rudimentary experience in running a government.

Naivete…..amateurs cannot successfully run a government as complex as that of the United States.

Time to back off and start considering the direction for tomorrow’s posts….see you guys tomorrow with more stuff…….chuq

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5 thoughts on “Closing Thought–22Aug17

  1. Chuq, let’s just assume that Trump, and his lil, actually did have real economic acumen, and that it weren’t clouded over with ideological B. S. and inherited Rol-o-dexes, business accomplishments do not carry-over into best-practices, in a government context.

    Robert S. McNamara, perhaps the very brainiest of JFK’s “Best and Brightest”, who also served as LBJ’s Secretary of Defense, was sid to have had a brain that functioned like a computer, had taught Statistsrs in an I vy League University, and he had also been President of Ford Motors. He was so, so smart that he could make decisions without that old-fashioned input from the Joint Chief of Staff, and preferred to pick-and-choose the Intelligence reports that he would accept.

    He was so, so great…right up until the point where he refused to believe that the Tet (Chinese New Year) Offensive would break-out anywhere else but at Khe Sahn, a mountain fortress were US Marines were surrounded by 5the North Vietnamese Army. Well, “Mac” looked like a fool–and he was–by ignoring numerous HUMINT (physical intelligence) and SIGINT (radio intercepts) that correctly predicted attacks, by both the Viet Cong (guerrillas) and NVA throughout South Vietnam. WE WERE UNPREPARED!

    Donald Rumsfeld was even worse–publicly rebuking the Army Chief of Staff, Eric Shinseki–who pointed-out that Rummy was planning to send just a small proportion of the troops required to invade and hold a country of Iraq’s size. Rumsfeld predicted a very short war. Well, here we are, 15 years later.

    But, when you consider how Donald Trump cannot even attend to managing his hires in the West Wing, and his Agenda has gone nowhere…”since Day One”, surely, Don’t ask me if I believe in miracles!

    1. I know I was there during Tet…a lovely time of stupidity….by ignoring the facts we are open to more stupidity….this is a generational war…maybe even generations…..chuq

  2. This belief is not naive, so much as silly; it’s merely ‘belief’, which is the death of learning. No matter how smart or effective ANYONE may be, they will, most times, choose to act according to belief, rather than according to reason (beliefs MAY be based on reason, but, the very act of placing one’s faith in that reasoning, while failing to take into account the necessary doubt which MUST be applied to all reasoning, is, without fail, doomed to be inadequate in the face of reality…. but, people are people, and facts don’t matter when confronted by faith in an idea, whether true, or false….

    I wouldn’t place too much credence in the hope to banish such foolishness from the political arena, for there are far more fools alive than there are those who can actually think beyond the limits of their own preconceived notions… I couldn’t find the quote I wanted, perfect for this subject, but, this one will do nicely….

    “Five senses; an incurably abstract intellect; a haphazardly selective memory; a set of preconceptions and assumptions so numerous that I can never examine more than minority of them – never become conscious of
    them all. How much of total reality can such an apparatus let through?” — C. S. Lewis

    I’m starting here in my campaign to get current; we’ll see if I can have the patience to finish….

    gigoid, the dubious

  3. ‘yews there have been successful business men that have made it as far as president’
    From the Byzantines, Pound derived his no-violent formula for controlling the Jews. “The answer to the Jewish problem is simple,” he said. “Keep them out of banking, out of education, out of government.”
    Ezra Pound: Jew-Wise Poet and Political Prisoner | GLARING Hypocrisy http://glaringhypocrisy.com/ezra-pound-usura/ via @GlaringH

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