Donald Trump Gets an Early Start Proving His Voters Were Fooled

From the Project on Government Oversight (A non-partisan government oversight group I highly recommend joining)

I’ve already heard from a few Trump voters who were willing to out themselves in my social media world now that he’s won. They didn’t say anything before the election, so I suppose that makes them that “silent majority.” What they have said is both sad and disturbing. When I point out all of the bad policy decisions he is going to make right away — like repeal Obamacare full scale, they have no idea what will replace it. I ask them to tell me what will happen next. Silence.

They are stumped. Cannot answer the question in the least. They don’t understand government, social policy, Donald Trump’s lack of policy/bad policy suggestions, the consequences of his cabinet appointments, etc. I could go on and on. When I point out all of the bad things that are assured to happen, and ask how they feel about being responsible for them, they have nothing. This is BREXIT’s days thereafter googling of “What is the European Union?” spiking in Britain.

You just got the marriage of corporation and state on steroids. And you can’t figure out why.

You may have heard that the Donald was going to “drain the swamp” in Washington, D.C. Well, it turns out he may have been planning on draining the swamp of politicians and replacing them with a steaming trash pile of corporate stooges like those featured below who have served as lobbyists for corporations before or after employment in government.


Trump has corporate lobbyists selecting who will be his cabinet members in a blatant showing of the usually surreptitious, but common practice. Talk about a revolving door

In politics, the “revolving door” is a movement of personnel between roles as legislators and regulators and the industries affected by the legislation and regulation. [From Wikipedia’s definition]

Wikipedia further states:

“In some cases, the roles are performed in sequence but in certain circumstances may be performed at the same time. Political analysts claim that an unhealthy relationship can develop between the private sector and government, based on the granting of reciprocated privileges to the detriment of the nation and can lead to regulatory capture.”

So, for example, we may have a former CEO of the private prison industry in charge of the Department of Justice, an oil and gas company engineer in charge of the Department of the Interior, and a private school advocate in charge of the Department of Education. We’ll have the coal industry regulating the environment over at the Environment Protection Agency. A Blackwater CEO will be in charge of Veteran’s Affairs. I am most in suspense about who will lead the Department of Health and Human Services where all of the vulnerable people in the country are affected. Hmm, I’m thinking a pharmaceutical CEO or a health insurance company CEO.

I wish I could enjoy grabbing the popcorn and watching this unfold.