Administration is now in the business of cobbling together policies to keep Donald Trump from being caught in more lies.

By | 2018-10-24T11:44:00+00:00 October 24th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |13 Comments

Well, this is certainly a good use of our tax dollars.

Courtesy of WaPo:

When President Trump abruptly told reporters over the weekend that middle-income Americans would receive a 10 percent tax cut before the midterm elections, neither officials on Capitol Hill nor in his administration knew anything about such a tax cut. The White House released no substantive information. And although cutting taxes requires legislation, Congress is not scheduled to be back in session until after the Nov. 6 elections.

Yet Washington’s bureaucratic machinery whirred into action nonetheless — working to produce a policy that could be seen as supporting Trump’s whim.

One such option now under discussion by administration officials is a symbolic nonbinding “resolution” designed to signal to voters ahead of the elections that if Republicans hold their congressional majorities they might pass a future 10 percent tax cut for the middle class. And House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) said Tuesday that he would work with the White House and the Treasury Department to develop a plan “over the coming weeks.”

The mystery tax cut is only the latest instance of the federal government scrambling to reverse-engineer policies to meet Trump’s sudden public promises — or to search for evidence buttressing his conspiracy theories and falsehoods.

The Pentagon leaped into action to both hold a military parade and launch a “Space Force” on the president’s whims. The Commerce Department moved to create a plan for auto tariffs after Trump angrily threatened to impose them. And just this week, Vice President Pence, the Department of Homeland Security and the White House all rushed to try to back up Trump’s unsupported claim that “unknown Middle Easterners” were part of a migrant caravan in Central America — only to have the president admit late Tuesday that there was no proof at all.

“Virtually no one on the planet has the kind of power that a president of the United States has to scramble bureaucracies in the service of whim,” said Kathleen Hall Jamieson, director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania. “Whatever Donald Trump wakes up and thinks about, or whatever comes to mind in the middle of a speech, actually has the reality in that it is actionable in some odd sense.”

In other words, Trump is forcing people working for and with him to alter reality to fit the lies he tells every time he opens his mouth. 

This kind of reminds me how Palin supporters tried to edit the Paul Revere Wikipedia page to match her crazy version of his famous ride.

Of course, this is on a much larger, and much more dangerous scale. 

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13 Comments

  1. Anon October 24, 2018 at 1:16 pm

    https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/fact-checkers-identify-increasing-rates-of-false-claims-by-the-president

    TRUTH>”At a Monday rally, President Trump made comments about a caravan of Central American migrants that had fact-checkers on the alert. Since the president took office, they’ve identified 2,915 claims that cannot be verified by the truth. Daniel Dale, Washington bureau chief of the Toronto Star, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss Trump’s increasing rate of dishonesty and how the press should report on it.”

    LIE$ 4.5 per day & Escalating

  2. Anonymous October 24, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    hes been bullshitting for so long thats all he knows. he would whither under the full glare of truth.

  3. Anonymous October 24, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    He said in his press conference that he spoke with border patrol several times and they confirmed that there were middle easterners and AK 47s. How would border patrol know, did they go down to the Guatemalan/Mexican border because the caravan is at least 2,200 miles from the USA border.

    Then he said the people are coming from SOUTH of SOUTH AMERICA….so are these people coming from Antarctica or has nitwit never heard of Central America?

    I wish some journalist would ask a follow up question to these statements and back him in a corner, but I am sure trump makes sure they don’t have time to ask any follow up questions.

    His lies are so transparent to anyone with half a brain…which excludes any trump supporter.

  4. JB$ October 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    This bites>$nake in the Gra$$ley
    “Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, has held two hearings in the past week, despite virtually every senator being back home ahead of the Nov. 6 elections. Even Grassley wasn’t at his hearings: Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) chaired the first one, last week, and Sen. Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) chaired Wednesday’s hearing. Not a single Democrat could attend either hearing. Only one other Republican, Sen. Orrin Hatch (Utah), was present.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/trump-judicial-nominees-republicans_us_5bd0c08ee4b0d38b587f50e6

    • $BM October 25, 2018 at 9:42 am

      https://www.rawstory.com/2018/10/chuck-grassley-calls-fbi-investigation-michael-avenatti-kavanaugh-accuser-julie-swetnick/

      “Grassley wants the FBI and the DOJ to “look into whether these were materially false statements made to the committee.””

      Avenatti responded to the news via Twitter: “It is ironic that Senator Grassley now is interested in investigations. He didn’t care when it came to putting a man on the SCOTUS for life. We welcome the investigation as now we can finally get to the bottom of Judge Kavanaugh’s lies and conduct. Let the truth be known.””

  5. puck October 24, 2018 at 4:12 pm

    vote. i voted early-Monday- and it was packed. every vote counts. we get the democrats in and some of the crazy goes away.

  6. Anonymous in Chicago October 24, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    If you want a real laugh from yesterday’s Stephen Colbert, watch his monologue on YouTube. If you don’t want to watch the full 9 minutes, fast forward to the 4:30 – 5:30 mark. Enjoy!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQHHfdRwja8&list=PLiZxWe0ejyv9E91K1E7usQXh2LvnaZTsN&index=4&t=0s

  7. Anonymous October 25, 2018 at 3:19 am

    Screaming FAKE NEWS sure sounds like Heil Hitler was to Germans in the 1930’s and 40’s.

  8. Anon October 25, 2018 at 6:33 am

    Comforting isn’t ~IT~?
    ” an unprecedented security disaster.>
    Theresa Payton said that Trump’s phone “may be the largest White House breach ever.”
    “This stunning revelation by the NYT is one that has sweeping ramifications for intelligence and the security of the American people,”
    “America’s most sophisticated peer competitor now has a direct line into the president’s confidential thinking and conversations.”””frustrated “with what they considered the president’s casual approach to electronic security.”

    Some Trump administration officials told the Times, however, that they didn’t believe Trump was giving away classified information because
    “he rarely digs into the details of the intelligence he is shown and is not well versed in the operational specifics of military or covert activities.”

  9. anon October 25, 2018 at 9:12 am

    https://www.facebook.com/Stonekettle/posts/1914594938575900

    “how you define the terms, terrorism, national security, enemies foreign and domestic. Treason.
    It depends entirely on CONGRESS in this post-911 America.”

  10. Anonymous October 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    It says everything about the GOP that they are trying to support this LIE rather than excuse it. It’s the lie they always tell before an election, and yet this time, they’ve decided to protect the Moron and Thief and make Trump’s demented fairy tale reality. Well, they were going to get rid of Medicare and Social Security anyway. Now they just have a better reason to do so; paying for that middle class tax cut.

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