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Chaos presidency? Nope. Itís all going according to plan.
The Boston Globe ^ | February 9, 2017 | Indira A.R. Lakshmanan

Posted on 02/10/2017 6:13:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

The word on everyone’s lips in Washington now — in newsrooms and advocacy groups, in congressional offices and embassies — is “firehose.” As in the high-pressure stream of White House orders. The daily deluge of Donald Trump’s tweets blaming “so-called” judges for future terror attacks and assailing Nordstrom for dropping his daughter’s clothing line for poor sales. The tsunami of statements inflating the murder rate and hyping the terrorist threat, while aides mind-bendingly blame the media for not covering massacres in Bowling Green and Atlanta that never happened. With each new volley, drinking from the Trump firehose feels ever more like being drowned by a water cannon.

Perhaps that’s precisely the intent: Disrupt, distract, dissipate, and drown out independent voices and inconvenient realities while fulfilling his agenda with an eager Republican Congress. Critics and the press chase their tails in a tizzy, while Trump’s executive orders get signed and cabinet picks get confirmed, one by one.

Jeb Bush was prescient when he said Trump was “a chaos candidate and he’d be a chaos president.” That chaos seems both intentional and strategic, and it serves three purposes: functionally, disrupt the system; politically, signal the base that he’s delivering; tactically, overwhelm opponents and discredit arbiters of the facts like the media and experts (whom Trump considers “the opposition”), making their jobs impossible. Are you sick and tired of winning yet?

In three weeks, it’s hard to keep track. There was the reversal of environmental and financial regulations, including those protecting retirement accounts from conflicts of interest by brokers; the president’s threats to the judiciary that even his Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch yesterday called “disheartening”; the unprecedented National Security Council rejiggering to give a seat to Stephen Bannon, Trump’s political strategist with ties to white supremacists, displacing top intelligence and military officials....

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonglobe.com ...


TOPICS: Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: chaos; congress; democrats; distraction; hillary; hillaryclinton; indiralakshmanan; lakshmanan; media; msm; trump; twitter
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They think if they keep retelling the same lies some fools will believe them.
1 posted on 02/10/2017 6:13:22 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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The bottom line is liberals want this and Trump and his supporters do not and we get criticized, threatened, attacked and abused on a DAILY basis for it......


2 posted on 02/10/2017 6:16:06 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hillary Clinton IS a felon)
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Trump has done more in three weeks than Obama has done in 8 years. And that includes Obama hAving a veto proof majority for 2 of those years.


3 posted on 02/10/2017 6:19:01 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Nuke Bilderberg from orbit. It''s the only way to be sure.)
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Lots of Lies and pimping of Fake News, but I agree that Mr President is Firmly in control and knows exactly what he is doing.


4 posted on 02/10/2017 6:19:34 PM PST by eyeamok (destruction of government records.)
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5 posted on 02/10/2017 6:23:09 PM PST by dontreadthis (I finally came up with this tagline)
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Indira Lakshmanan is a senior correspondent for Bloomberg News, covering U.S. foreign policy from Washington. She has traveled extensively with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and has interviewed Clinton several times for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg Radio.

Enough said.


6 posted on 02/10/2017 6:23:42 PM PST by ImNotLying (The Constitution is an instrument for the people to restrain the government...Patrick Henry)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Dear Lord. :(


7 posted on 02/10/2017 6:30:06 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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8 posted on 02/10/2017 6:32:00 PM PST by MUDDOG
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Love it!


9 posted on 02/10/2017 6:32:10 PM PST by LoveMyFreedom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My gosh! The left is collapsing faster than I thought it would.

President Trump is impressive.


10 posted on 02/10/2017 6:33:04 PM PST by sergeantdave (Cats are like potato chips - you can't have just one.)
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Its not chaos, its misdirection. While people were all worried about Trump. Sessions, Price and DeVos are being sworn in. They can’t mount a campaign against someone if the news si all about Trump. And Trump is beyond the news.


11 posted on 02/10/2017 6:33:10 PM PST by poinq
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We hardly hear about Barry Bathhouse and the giant haute couture queen any more.

It's a shame....

12 posted on 02/10/2017 6:35:53 PM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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Is this not the "news"paper that reported
that the Boston Patriots LOST?
What possible credibility does the lying Boston Globe have?


13 posted on 02/10/2017 6:44:24 PM PST by Diogenesis ("When a crime is unpunished, the world is unbalanced.")
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I believe Trump is like circus ringmaster. He has available to him a wide array of animals, acts and stunts to keep the audience's attention. And put on the Greatest Show on Earth!

He uses whatever he needs to get the job done while the media and democRATS are running around like chickens with their necks rung.

It is not Trump and his team who are in chaos. It is the liberals and the media who fear their comfortable worlds are crumbling before their eyes. They are the ones in chaos.

And Trump directs all of this from under the big top in the three-ring circus of the White House.

14 posted on 02/10/2017 6:57:35 PM PST by HotHunt
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If Hillary was elected without question scenes like that would have been commonplace inside the USA. 10 to 30% of those refugees from Syria alone are radicalized and she wanted to import hundreds of thousands of them and all it takes is one to kill a lot of people. The United Nations of all things issued a report in February of 2016 last year stating that percentage. Bashar Assad President of Syria said a few days ago without question a good number of them are radicalized and the left says he is lying. What the hell does he have to gain by lying? The fact IS the left is hellbent on importing terrorism into the USA and anyone who disagrees with them is attacked and threatened. These lunatics WANT terrror attacks because it fits in with their agenda of bring destruction to the US.


15 posted on 02/10/2017 7:09:34 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hillary Clinton IS a felon)
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fulfilling his agenda with an eager Republican Congress

Eager? Eager?? About as "eager" as Droopy Dog.


16 posted on 02/10/2017 7:09:43 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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When Obama’s rapidfire “never let a crisis go to waste” style the press just loved it. Now that Trump’s doing it o them the are angry and think it’s unfair..


17 posted on 02/10/2017 7:10:19 PM PST by piasa
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To: Diogenesis

LOL LOL! Don’t tell me they actually published that? LOL!


18 posted on 02/10/2017 7:11:49 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hillary Clinton IS a felon)
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Exactly.

Where did that happen? Most horrific thing I’ve seen in a while.


19 posted on 02/10/2017 7:24:19 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (****happy dance**** BIGLY!!!! Shadilay!)
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Where did that take place?


20 posted on 02/10/2017 7:27:57 PM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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