The blurb on this episode of Bill Whittle’s Right Angle YouTube series says:
Well, after their monumental defeat, the Progressives will accept the election results with grace and dignity and learn from their mistakes… in a pig’s eye. No, they are going to hit back and they will hit back HARD.
It’s a good conversation, wide-ranging, as they discuss the consequences of this election. If I recall correctly, Scott Ott was not in favor of Donald Trump, but he abhorred what a Hillary Clinton presidency would have done to us. She would not have served as the center/leans Right Chief Executive her husband did. We would have had our very own Castro in drag. And she would have preserved Barack Obama’s miserable “legacy” of racism, rule by diktat, and continuing divisiveness. People like the Baron and me would have been shut down — as she repeatedly warned.
But as Bill and his co-host, Scott Ott, note all the protests in the world won’t change the results of the election. Donald Trump won. GET.OVER.IT.SNOWFLAKES
Meanwhile, Trump is busy assigning new people. I haven’t looked at them closely yet, though I do know some already. Reince Priebus and Steve Bannon don’t need the approval of the Senate to serve as part of Trump’s staff. Priebus is the ultimate insider. While I think he did not serve the GOP well at all during Romney’s presidential run, this may be the perfect match between a job and an employee’s skill set. He knows Washington inside out; he knows who not to know and who to cultivate. Steve Bannon is the iconoclast. He took over Breitbart News and did a great job: outposts in Jerusalem and the U.K. The non-dissident Right likes the cut of his jib. The Left? Well, here’s The Hollywood Reporter, being relatively reasonable (it may be that the interviewer knew Bannon in his old Hollywood days):
The liberal firewall against Trump was, most of all, the belief that the Republican contender was too disorganized, outlandish, outré and lacking in nuance to run a proper political campaign. That view was only confirmed when Bannon, editor of the outlandish and outré Breitbart News Network, took over the campaign in August. Now Bannon is arguably the most powerful person on the new White House team, embodying more than anyone the liberals’ awful existential pain and fury: How did someone so wrong — not just wrong, but inappropriate, unfit and “loathsome,” according to The New York Times — get it so spot-on right?
In these dark days for Democrats, Bannon has become the blackest hole.
“Darkness is good,” says Bannon, who amid the suits surrounding him at Trump Tower, looks like a graduate student in his T-shirt, open button-down and tatty blue blazer — albeit a 62-year-old graduate student. “Dick Cheney. Darth Vader. Satan. That’s power. It only helps us when they” — I believe by “they” he means liberals and the media, already promoting calls for his ouster — “get it wrong. When they’re blind to who we are and what we’re doing.”
On that precise point, The New York Times, in a widely circulated article, will describe this day at Trump Tower as a scene of “disarray” for the transition team. In fact, it’s all hands on: Mike Pence, the vice president-elect and transition chief, and Reince Priebus, the new chief of staff, shuttling between full conference rooms; Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and by many accounts his closest advisor, conferring in the halls; Sen. Jeff Sessions in and out of meetings on the transition team floor; Rudy Giuliani upstairs with Trump (overheard: “Is the boss meeting- meeting with Rudy or just shooting the [breeze]?”), and Bannon with a long line of men and women outside his corner office. If this is disarray, it’s a peculiarly focused and organized kind.
If you like the airy, gossipy kind of tell-all, read the rest of that Hollywood Reporter interview with Bannon. They got a bit of a coup there.
Here’s an important appointment which will wait the Senate’s vote:
New Attorney General for the Department of Justice: Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama. He’s currently head of The Judiciary Committee in the Senate. Want to know what the Left is saying about him, with a short walk down Memory Lane regarding how Democrats act when it comes to voting on Republican appointments? See Michelle Malkin’s post where she recalls the a few — very few — of the dirty tricks Democrats routinely play. Ugly stuff. On the other hand, Sessions is one of their own, so perhaps not.
You’ll be glad to hear that Sessions can say “Islamic radical” with no problem. Some of the Islamic memes you heard Trump say during the campaign came from Sessions.
One of my personal favorites:
New Environmental Protection Agency head: Myron Ebell. Scientific American’s title says it all:
“Trump Picks Top Climate Skeptic to Lead EPA Transition:
Choosing Myron Ebell means Trump plans to drastically reshape climate policies”
Heh. My dream boy. We’ll start seeing a big uptick in exploration and drilling of our own resources. It’s about time.
There are others — e.g., the new head of the CIA, but those will wait for another day. I’ve plumb run out of steam…
…just be sure to watch that video! It demonstrates so well the optimism of those of us who have been in the desert for so long…and we just found a YUGE oasis.
The Baron has reservations on at least one appointment and I’ll let him tell you about it when he has time. But just so you know, our first line of enquiry will always be: is the appointee up to snuff (so to speak) on Islam?