Trump was elected to change the neoliberal consensus

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19 Jan 2020, 10:34 am

I think Matt Stiller makes great points in a series of Tweets:


Read this piece and explain how this condescending presentation telling an elected leader he can’t follow through on his agenda is anything but outrageous. ... story.html

“ He demanded an explanation for why the United States hadn’t won in Afghanistan yet, now 16 years after the nation began fighting there in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.”

How is this anything but reasonable?

“That phrase... disgusted not only the military leaders at the table but also those uniform sitting along the back wall... They all were sworn to obey their commander in chief’s commands, and here he was calling the war they had been fighting a loser war.“

So he wasn’t polite?

Systemic lying by generals and high level officials is not the issue, the problem is the elected President says true things in mean ways. ... 15777?s=20

Mattis patiently lecturing Trump on “why U.S. troops were deployed in so many regions and why America’s safety hinged on a complex web of trade deals, alliances, and bases across the globe” is insane. The guy was elected to change this. What did they expect?

Trump’s point about NATO is overstated but right. Our ‘allies’ do rip us off and don’t pay what they pledged to. And how many of them are installing Huawei equipment and acting like we’re not allies?


And by the way, when Bernie or Warren or anyone tries to renegotiate trade deals or end wars you can expect equally whiny bullshit from #NeverTrump neoliberal fools. Trump is bad but this is not about Trump, it’s about disciplining those outside the consensus.

I love that ex-Goldman Sachs CEO Gary Cohn, former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson, and Theranos Board member Jim Mattis are the heroes in this story.

MSNBC #nevertrumpers can’t get dumber.

To be clear, I’m a liberal internationalist and a Democrat and I dislike Trump. But this story is about Trump violating DC norms about social climbing in front of fancy generals and bankers. ... 14528?s=21

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19 Jan 2020, 11:38 am

Yet he's betrayed voters by his actions with Iran.

There shouldn't even be a NATO. It was there to fight the Soviet Union. Which no longer exists.

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