But he’ll appoint good people . . .

By “good people”, do you mean fascists?

I warned about him two years ago. (And read the comment section to that post.)

PS. He’s also an antisemite.

PPS. You want me to comment on the Fed? That’s what Econlog is for.



11 Responses to “But he’ll appoint good people . . .”

  1. Gravatar of Nick S. Nick S.
    16. March 2022 at 18:38

    I’ll respond to this random TDS post with a random comment of my own…

    Per my quick, google search of “Ukrainian civilian deaths,” the first unverified source that I didn’t bother to verify, states that ~600 Ukrainian civilian deaths have occurred so far…. Still less than the ~800 murders that happened in Chicago in 2020. But oh yeah…. #PrayForUkraine #DontForgetPearlHarbor

    And also, don’t forget about 9/11 when the Ukrainians came to our aid!

  2. Gravatar of David S David S
    16. March 2022 at 23:29

    If we make it to 2025 we have a good idea of the composition of Trump’s administration:

    VP: Tulsi Gabbard
    State: Ivanka
    Defense: MacGregor
    Homeland Security: Stephen Miller
    Attorney General: Stephen Miller
    HHS & Director of CDC & FDA: Alex Berenson
    Transportation, Commerce & HUD: Don Jr. & Eric
    National Security Advisor: Edward Snowden
    Treasury: J.D. Vance

    Senate Majority Leader Lindsey Graham and House Speaker MGT will fast track all nominations.

  3. Gravatar of Lizard Man Lizard Man
    17. March 2022 at 06:11

    I would expect that liberal control of the Supreme Court would mean hate speech laws like they have in Europe and Canada, with frequent prosecution of theologically conservative Christians. So why shouldn’t they vote for Trump, if the alternative is that their sincerely held religious beliefs will be the basis for prosecution if the other side gets what they want, the way the liberals have done in Europe and Canada.

  4. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    17. March 2022 at 08:34

    Mark, When I get comments this dumb from people on the other side, it makes me even more confident that I’m on the right track.

    David, I like Edward Snowden.

    Lizard, Liberal judges will repeal the 1st amendment?

  5. Gravatar of Sarah Sarah
    17. March 2022 at 10:13

    Many of these posts are written with a tremendous amount of hate towards one party, or one person. The vitriol is difficult to read.

    For someone who claims to be “on the right track”, the logical question one must ask in response is: “how do you know”?

    If the answer is “trust” or “faith”, in somebody, some organization, or some party, then you don’t know.

    For example, in October of 2020, you were “certain” that Biden’s laptops were fake. You sided with the NYT, over the NY Post.

    But now the NYT admits the Biden laptops are authentic.


    Like most people, when the NYT said the NY Post article was “Russian disinformation”, I wasn’t sure what to believe. But I was curious to know more.

    Additionally, we were told that any discussion of U.S. funded Ukrainian labs was simply “russian disinformation”. Indeed, many commenters were “certain” and ridiculed others for suggesting as much. Yet, after Nulands recent testimony, and after old archives of the state department website went viral, the administration quickly backtracked. We are now told they do exist. For what purpose? Why in Ukraine?

    I don’t know the answer to those questions. But those who ask about the labs, in an effort to gather more information, are called “traitors” (mitt romney nonsense about Gabbard), or a “putin puppet” (more ad hominem nonsense). Such remarks remind me of McCarthy era hysteria. The same people who are calling for the complete and total removal of “ethnic russians” are the same people who placed Japanese in camps. That type of thinking is unproductive, and dangerous. We also saw it in Vietnam, after the war, when hundreds of thousands were placed in “reeducation camps”.

    When the owner of wimbledon requests that a star Tennis player danilli medvedev denounce Putin publicly, or be “banned from competition”, it reminds me of the CCP and the Old Soviet Union.

    Such is the modern day left. And so it doesn’t surprise me that the same people coercing speech are the same people who tell us that republicans are “totalitarians”, or that their leader is “hitler”, or that “Tulsi Gabbard”, a decorated war veteran, is a “traitor”, or that Robert F Kennedy Jr is “trying to kill people”.

    Are you really on the right track?

  6. Gravatar of Lizard Man Lizard Man
    17. March 2022 at 10:44

    Boomer judges won’t, but millennial and gen Z will if they get the chance.

    I wish liberal options were on the table, but it seems that the idea of toleration is dead in the US.

  7. Gravatar of Christian List Christian List
    17. March 2022 at 13:53

    Yeah, another TDS piece on the man who is currently in a really high American office. What is he again, President, right? Keep the posts coming. Why even bother with current government policy? It wouldn’t make any sense. TDS is one hell of a drug.

    What did I say about Merkel for 16 years? She is far too liberal for the leader of the most important conservative party in Europe. And she is much too soft on Putin. Close to none of her politics did fit. One terrible decision after another. I have listed so many terrible mistakes by her, one could not count them anymore. I said that one day this can explode terribly in our face. And, unfortunately, close to everything exploded terribly in our face.

    No more military service? Great. Neglect of the Bundeswehr, undermining the 2% agreement close to every year. Awesome. Nordstream 1 and 2. Even better. Minsk Agreement. Great. Only “non-lethal weapons” (meaning helmets) to Ukraine? Great idea. No overflight rights for the UK. Awesome. No military advisors to Ukraine. Treacherous. Fanatical opposition to Ukraine’s NATO membership for 14 long years until today (and still ongoing). So farsighted. No more nuclear power plants. Nice one. Who needs nuclear power plants when you got Putin?

    I mean Trump was terrible, but surprisingly nothing he did really blew up in our face. It is surprising, but that’s the way it is. Let’s stick to the hard facts.

    One could also say that he didn’t do anything fundamental at all. Better to stand still than to run like a madmerkel in the wrong direction for 16 years. The u-turn is a long way.

    With Macgregor, one would have to wait and see how he would have really been as an ambassador. Terrible? Most likely. But all of the German and most of the American media wrote in advance about his predecessor Grenell that he would be the worst ambassador since Ribbentrop. Frankenstein’s monster. Whatever. You name it. Turns out they were terribly wrong. Turns out Grenell was right about basically everything. Maybe the best ambassador from the North American continent since Kenneth D. Taylor.

  8. Gravatar of David S David S
    17. March 2022 at 14:22

    Scott, you’re right–Snowden wouldn’t be a good acolyte. I should have mentioned Mike Flynn, because he proved his loyalty and will definitely get a second act.

    Off topic, William Hurt’s death reminded me of two decent movies he was in: Gorky Park and Smoke.

  9. Gravatar of Tacticus Tacticus
    17. March 2022 at 14:53

    Wait, Professor, do you actually like Snowden? I can no longer tell humour from seriousness on the internet.

    David S, you’re missing ‘Dark City’ and ‘The Good Shepherd’ 😉

  10. Gravatar of msgkings msgkings
    17. March 2022 at 21:27


    I don’t care if it’s pure middlebrow, I love me some Broadcast News

  11. Gravatar of ssumner ssumner
    18. March 2022 at 11:47

    Sarah, You said:

    “For someone who claims to be “on the right track”, the logical question one must ask in response is: “how do you know”?”

    I read the comments of my critics. When they stop being stupid, then I’ll start worrying.

    Tacticus, I like whistleblowers.

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