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Senate Dems shamed for nearly all-white top staffers

Activists say there’s a ‘soft bigotry’ at work — and party leaders say they need to do a better job hiring minorities.

By ELANA SCHOR and ANNA PALMER 12/07/16 05:48 PM EST

Senate Democrats are facing growing pressure to break the white male stranglehold on senior staff positions in their ranks — a push that’s uniting consultants and lobbyists inside the Beltway with Black Lives Matter and other minority leaders who are accusing the party of “soft bigotry.”

What percentage of the Democratic staffers’ “white male stranglehold” is gay?

… Now, activists are shaming Senate Democrats, noting that the chamber’s only African-American chief of staff works for Republican Sen. Tim Scott. And civil rights groups are holding a public conference call on Thursday to escalate their campaign for more diverse hiring by newly elected senators.

It’s not just the chief of staff disparity — minorities are under-represented throughout the ranks of Senate staffers. African-Americans and Latinos represent more than a third of self-identified Democrats nationwide but hold less than 3 percent of senior staff positions for Senate Democrats, according to a report last year by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies.

Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii) acknowledged that changing the lily-white complexion of the chamber’s staff sparks “an uncomfortable conversation.” …

But it’s Democrats, not Republicans, who bear the brunt of the increasingly vocal push for change from both former aides on K Street and civil rights groups. Clinton had enlisted multiple advisers of color in her transition preparations before her Election Day loss, stoking fears that diversity-hiring progress nurtured by Obama could be lost under Trump.

This is a pretty funny text string: “Clinton had enlisted multiple advisers of color in her transition preparations before her Election Day loss …”

So far, Trump’s team has not announced any similar plans to prioritize diversity as they fill thousands of appointed positions in the executive branch.

“The problem is quite pronounced, and frankly, people need to be called out for it,” another ex-Senate Democratic staffer said, calling it “embarrassing” that only two Latinas, and one African-American, hold senior staff positions. In fact, no statistics are completely up-to-date because offices are not required to report on staff diversity.

That’s because staffers are important to Senate Democrats so they can’t mess around with a lot of diversity nonsense. They might wind up hiring incompetents.

… And when Cortez Masto tapped only one Hispanic in her initial rollout of seven senior staffers, immigration activist and Bernie Sanders adviser Erika Andiola took notice. “Oh, look at all those Latinas she hired in her senior staff! A grand total of … 0,” Andiola, who now works for Sanders’ Our Revolution group, posted on Facebook. …

The draft bill creating a chief diversity officer, however, also would require offices to report their hiring statistics … A senior aide to one Democratic senator said that “the idea has merit” but questioned the wisdom of pitching the diversity legislation while the party remains in the minority.

 
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  1. snorlax says:

    OT: Okay, I was on the fence, but we need to take away Trump’s Twitter. (Quoted in case of deletion).

    “Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!”

    “If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues”

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    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    , @G Pinfold
    OMG, another gaffe... And no need to link to the NYT. Maybe they'll all link the other way, and Sailer hits the big time.
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  2. 2 more questions.

    1. What percentage of Democratic staffers are Jewish?
    2. What percentage of Democratic staffers are Asian?

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  3. neutral says:

    A question about this word “minority”, will this word ever change ? If whites are no longer a majority will the word be flipped around with “majorities”, for example: “we need to hire more majorities”. Does this word still get used in places like California where whites are not only not the majority but the second biggest minority ?

    In South Africa, for obvious reasons, the word minority is never used nor is it sacrosanct, instead “previously disadvantaged” is the word normally used by government and the formal media. I am guessing that in the future some variation of previously disadvantaged will be used, the word minority used to describe the majority is so ridiculously contradictory that even the most hardened leftist will see how bad it is.

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    • Replies: @IHTG
    They won't say "previously".
    , @PSR
    "The most hardened leftist will see how bad it is" heh-heh, I think not. After all, they still don't acknowledge that anyone born in the U.S. is a native American.
    , @gregor
    Majority/minority isn't what affirmative action is about. All that really seems to matter is how unsuccessful a particular race is. Low achieving groups will generally get it. Historical rationalizations can be supplied as needed.

    It's often supposed that a minority group is inherently disadvantaged because presumably society caters to the majority. Nassim Taleb has an interesting take on that idea.

    https://medium.com/@nntaleb/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15#.7k15zopxe
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  4. eah says:

    Everybody knows 1) ‘activists’ are virtuous and always right; 2) diversity is more better.

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  5. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    “only one Hispanic”

    White one?

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  6. Thomas says:

    I don’t suppose Trump could tweet about this, how shameful it is that Senate Democrats aren’t respecting diversity? (grin)

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  7. On a totally unrelated note, I’m happy to see that Theo Epstein, the Cubs’ GM, has jettisoned the one bad-feelz sidebar — i.e. Aroldis Chapman — from the Cubs’ otherwise-glorious 2016 season story. Chapman’s been signed by the Yankees for five years, $86m, and ESPN’s headlining the signing with this story saying they’ll almost certainly regret it. For once, I agree with ESPN.

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    I cancelled my ESPN subscription two years ago, but I'll read your link. I think you're right. Bets on when will Chapman undergo his first Tommy John surgery - this summer or next?
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  8. IHTG says:
    @neutral
    A question about this word "minority", will this word ever change ? If whites are no longer a majority will the word be flipped around with "majorities", for example: "we need to hire more majorities". Does this word still get used in places like California where whites are not only not the majority but the second biggest minority ?

    In South Africa, for obvious reasons, the word minority is never used nor is it sacrosanct, instead "previously disadvantaged" is the word normally used by government and the formal media. I am guessing that in the future some variation of previously disadvantaged will be used, the word minority used to describe the majority is so ridiculously contradictory that even the most hardened leftist will see how bad it is.

    They won’t say “previously”.

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  9. snorlax says:
    @snorlax
    OT: Okay, I was on the fence, but we need to take away Trump's Twitter. (Quoted in case of deletion).

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/806660011904614408

    "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!"

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/806678853305384960

    "If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues"

    I’m probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It’s in the same genre as Mitt’s “47%” comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he’s turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides “gas the kikes, race war now!” or “yep, I really grabbed those women’s pussies,” it’s hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn’t vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I’m already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won’t see what a huge deal this is and it’ll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he’s going to get.

    It’s doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

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    Mild conspiracy theorizing time: he does have somebody, Reince, approve his tweets before publication. Reince let these ones through in the hopes of nipping Trump the protectionist working-class hero in the bud.

    But even if that's the case the buck ultimately has to stop with DJT. He should know better.
    , @anonymous
    Trump seems to have a policy of rewarding those who play nice, showering them with praise -- and aggressively, personally attacking anyone who doesn't.

    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.

    It may not even have anything to do with the issue Trump is highlighting. He simply lashes out at his enemies using whatever ammunition he has at his disposal.

    It has the effect of making people think twice about crossing him. They know he won't take it lying down. He will hit back hard.
    , @11B4P
    You're an obvious Democrat troll. You need to go back to Concern Troll School.
    , @IHTG
    The election is over, lady.
    , @Dave Pinsen
    Not nearly as big a deal as Khan or Access Hollywood, mainly because the election is already in the rearview mirror, but also because Trump can knock this out of the news with his next cabinet pick.

    Initially, I shared your "what is wrong with him" reaction, figuring this was just spite at the union guy who pissed on his accomplishment.

    But think about it for a moment.

    Trump has been firing shots across the bow of industrial company CEOs since he was elected: Ford, United Technologies (Carrier's parent), and most recently Boeing. So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?

    He's saying, "You guys are taking money from workers, but I'm the one who just arranged for a couple thousand good jobs to stay in this country, and I'm not even POTUS yet. How about some respect?"

    And, "I'm going to level the playing field for American factories with my trade policy, which will mean more good-paying jobs for you, but don't be a pig about it like the UAW was; earn your dues by working with management for win-win deals, instead of ones that blow your companies up."

    And to corporate execs, "I'm going to keep you from hollowing out our manufacturing base, but I'm still a Republican. I'm not going to let unions walk all over you if you keep production here."

    , @BenKenobi
    I like you, snorlax, but this seems like a new variant of the "omg He said what the election is lost 4 sure now" meme.

    Five words, friend-0:

    Long live the God-Emperor!
    , @eah
    https://twitter.com/Mr_Strontium/status/806740413381943296
    , @Federalist
    What's the big deal? First of all, the tweets are obviously aimed at the local union leadership and not the members. To pretend otherwise is like when the media acted as if Trump called for Hillary's assassination when he pointed out her hypocrisy on gun control. Trump did surprisingly well in Midwest Rust Belt states in part by getting the support of blue collar Reagan Democrat types.

    While a lot of their members might have voted for him, the unions themselves sure as hell didn't support Trump. While he is indebted to the actual workers, he owes the unions nothing and he is wise to let them know he isn't taking any crap from them.

    The union president said that Trump "lied his ass off." Supposedly Trump claimed that his Carrier deal saved more jobs than it really did and that some jobs are still going to Mexico. If that's true, the union president may arguably have been justified. Regardless, what was Trump supposed to do? Grovel to a local union boss because for not saving enough jobs? He basically told the union boss to go to hell.

    There is a lot of truth in what Trump said. The union was useless in saving its members' jobs while the president-elect (a Republican no less) twists arms to save at least a large portion of the jobs. After all of that, the union boss is going to bitch and moan?
    , @ben tillman

    I’m probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together.
     
    Yes, you're overreacting, and that's an understatement. I have no idea how this is supposed to be a problem at all.
    , @Dennis Dale
    the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together.

    I see two wins and a draw. Calling out McCain and Megyn (as a representative of the media) certainly helped Trump, and Khan may have, despite all the narrative hype.

    How will he ever recover? By taking the oath of office as scheduled...
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  10. snorlax says:
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    Mild conspiracy theorizing time: he does have somebody, Reince, approve his tweets before publication. Reince let these ones through in the hopes of nipping Trump the protectionist working-class hero in the bud.

    But even if that’s the case the buck ultimately has to stop with DJT. He should know better.

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    • Replies: @Clyde
    Calm down. Trump tweet-clobbering of a Steelworkers union boss will not amount to much. And it is Trump's way of balancing the scales a bit away from knocking corps and management.
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  11. anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    Trump seems to have a policy of rewarding those who play nice, showering them with praise — and aggressively, personally attacking anyone who doesn’t.

    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.

    It may not even have anything to do with the issue Trump is highlighting. He simply lashes out at his enemies using whatever ammunition he has at his disposal.

    It has the effect of making people think twice about crossing him. They know he won’t take it lying down. He will hit back hard.

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    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.
     
    Headlines ran quoting this guy as saying Trump "lied his ass off" about the Carrier deal (i.e. didn't save all the jobs, I think).

    The union endorsed Sanders over Hillary, incidentally.

    , @Bastion
    That was my take as well. This hard-boiled union boss told Trump's people FOAD, so Trump unloaded on him. It will blow over fast. Who ever heard of Steelworkers 1999 or whatever?
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  12. Danindc says:

    This text string is pretty funny as well “What percentage of the Democratic staffers’ “white male stranglehold” is gay?”

    This seems like a job for the “Mexican” woman you wrote about a few years ago. Her name escapes me ……Quinjosa something??….she could check a box

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  13. Daniel H says:

    >> Now, activists are shaming Senate Democrats,

    You can’t shame the shameless.

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  14. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @anonymous
    Trump seems to have a policy of rewarding those who play nice, showering them with praise -- and aggressively, personally attacking anyone who doesn't.

    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.

    It may not even have anything to do with the issue Trump is highlighting. He simply lashes out at his enemies using whatever ammunition he has at his disposal.

    It has the effect of making people think twice about crossing him. They know he won't take it lying down. He will hit back hard.

    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.

    Headlines ran quoting this guy as saying Trump “lied his ass off” about the Carrier deal (i.e. didn’t save all the jobs, I think).

    The union endorsed Sanders over Hillary, incidentally.

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    • Replies: @Jack D
    Yes, that's exactly what happened. Trump generally has a binary view about people - either your a "great guy" or your a "loser", depending on whether you are helping him or not at the moment. That's why we are seeing all this news about Trump calling people like the president of the Philippines a "great guy" even though his record is less than spotless. And he doesn't hesitate to tell you and the world which one you are in his view. It's really that simple. Now this seems to be lacking in the subtlety and nuance that liberals love - the world is not black and white but many shades of gray, yada, yada, but hey the man was just elected POTUS so maybe his MO is not that stupid after all.

    Now, seen thru that filter, the union guy had just accused Trump in partisan fashion of being a "liar" so naturally Trump put him in his "loser" column. Now maybe this is a badge that this guy will wear proudly and even make hay out of, but personally if I was a union leader, I would not want to be on the bad side of the most powerful man in the world and one who commands a lot of loyal blue collar followers. Maybe the next time there is a union election the POTUS might come and give a speech favoring a challenger, maybe you attract the attention of Federal prosecutors who start wondering how all those union dues are being spent. Bad things can happen to people who piss off the POTUS, especially one like Trump who is willing to pull whatever levers of power are available to him. Maybe after a while folks like this guy will get the message that POing the President is not really good for your career and they will do it less.
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  15. G Pinfold says:
    @snorlax
    OT: Okay, I was on the fence, but we need to take away Trump's Twitter. (Quoted in case of deletion).

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/806660011904614408

    "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!"

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/806678853305384960

    "If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues"

    OMG, another gaffe… And no need to link to the NYT. Maybe they’ll all link the other way, and Sailer hits the big time.

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  16. 11B4P says:
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    You’re an obvious Democrat troll. You need to go back to Concern Troll School.

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    Snorlax has been around for a long time; ze is not a troll.
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  17. IHTG says:
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    The election is over, lady.

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  18. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    Not nearly as big a deal as Khan or Access Hollywood, mainly because the election is already in the rearview mirror, but also because Trump can knock this out of the news with his next cabinet pick.

    Initially, I shared your “what is wrong with him” reaction, figuring this was just spite at the union guy who pissed on his accomplishment.

    But think about it for a moment.

    Trump has been firing shots across the bow of industrial company CEOs since he was elected: Ford, United Technologies (Carrier’s parent), and most recently Boeing. So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?

    He’s saying, “You guys are taking money from workers, but I’m the one who just arranged for a couple thousand good jobs to stay in this country, and I’m not even POTUS yet. How about some respect?”

    And, “I’m going to level the playing field for American factories with my trade policy, which will mean more good-paying jobs for you, but don’t be a pig about it like the UAW was; earn your dues by working with management for win-win deals, instead of ones that blow your companies up.”

    And to corporate execs, “I’m going to keep you from hollowing out our manufacturing base, but I’m still a Republican. I’m not going to let unions walk all over you if you keep production here.”

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    • Replies: @snorlax

    So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?
     
    Because, as the saying goes, when you get a gift horse you don't devolve to feces-flinging monkeyhood. Trump won an unprecedented 42% of the union vote. That's why he won. Unions are popular, outsourcers are not.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn't have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy, and that Carrier, along with other outsourcers, was justified in shipping their jobs to Mexico.

    , @Seneca
    Dave, I think you got it right.

    Trump is trying to play it down the middle. Both managment and unions can get greedy and irresponsible.

    Anyone who thinks differntly is simply naive or foolish.
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  19. BenKenobi says:
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    I like you, snorlax, but this seems like a new variant of the “omg He said what the election is lost 4 sure now” meme.

    Five words, friend-0:

    Long live the God-Emperor!

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  20. snorlax says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Not nearly as big a deal as Khan or Access Hollywood, mainly because the election is already in the rearview mirror, but also because Trump can knock this out of the news with his next cabinet pick.

    Initially, I shared your "what is wrong with him" reaction, figuring this was just spite at the union guy who pissed on his accomplishment.

    But think about it for a moment.

    Trump has been firing shots across the bow of industrial company CEOs since he was elected: Ford, United Technologies (Carrier's parent), and most recently Boeing. So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?

    He's saying, "You guys are taking money from workers, but I'm the one who just arranged for a couple thousand good jobs to stay in this country, and I'm not even POTUS yet. How about some respect?"

    And, "I'm going to level the playing field for American factories with my trade policy, which will mean more good-paying jobs for you, but don't be a pig about it like the UAW was; earn your dues by working with management for win-win deals, instead of ones that blow your companies up."

    And to corporate execs, "I'm going to keep you from hollowing out our manufacturing base, but I'm still a Republican. I'm not going to let unions walk all over you if you keep production here."

    So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?

    Because, as the saying goes, when you get a gift horse you don’t devolve to feces-flinging monkeyhood. Trump won an unprecedented 42% of the union vote. That’s why he won. Unions are popular, outsourcers are not.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy, and that Carrier, along with other outsourcers, was justified in shipping their jobs to Mexico.

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    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy
     
    Care to elucidate that?

    I didn't read that at all - I think union members are mad at their leadership for pissing away the very generous dues they pay on PC/open borders bullshit instead of protecting their jobs. This is Trump's usual divide and conquer.

    , @Federalist
    "If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad..."
    He did.

    "...but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy..."
    He didn't.

    He won an unprecedented percentage of the union members' votes. The only unions that endorsed him were police unions. Union members voted for Trump in spite of their unions' endorsement of Hillary. The unions sure weren't a gift horse for Trump. When a candidate came along and talked about: dramatically reducing wage-depressing immigration; calling out businesses for moving out of the country; and bringing back manufacturing in the U.S., the unions endorsed his globalist, free trade opponent.

    , @ben tillman

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy....
     
    No, he didn't.
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  21. Clyde says:

    What percentage of the Democratic staffers’ “white male stranglehold” is gay?

    High! But the Federal gov’t in DC is highly gay and lesbian. They adore these steady/cannot be fired from/lavish benefits/lavish medical/outlandish salaries Federal jobs. I am thinking childless gays/lesbians can swing the housing costs more easily. Real estate is soaring in the greater DC region.
    Plus gays and women like slotting into medieval hierarchies where they can can get lost, laboring away at meaningless tasks that require no initiative. While due to group think they believe they are doing God’s work. The Federally employed get huge egos, believing they are so connected due to working for the King of American employers.
    Matter of fact many businesses and services offer Federal employee discounts. “When you’re a Jet. You’re a Jet all the way … …”

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    "Matter of fact many businesses and services offer Federal employee discounts."

    That's true. And many federal employees take them. It ought not to be allowed.
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  22. A large percentage of Diversity Activism in the 2012-2016 was directed against liberal organizations and groups, which I think hurt liberals electorally. You can’t work yourself into a froth one day about Hollywood’s white supremacy or Google’s undiverse hiring or the Ivy League’s history of racism and then the next day expect Google and Hollywood and the Ivy League to be your unbeatable superweapons in destroying a populist opponent by calling him racist.

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  23. anon says: • Disclaimer

    The meme of ‘diversity for thee but not for me’ finally became real. A rabbi was left speechless by Ricahrd Spencer’s analogy between Zionism and ‘white nationalism’

    http://forward.com/news/national/356363/speechless-rabbi-admits-losing-argument-over-racism-and-israel-to-white-sup/?attribution=home-top-story-14-headline

    It’s a credit to the alt-right that a high iq rabbi was left speechless when forced to consider alt-right views.

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    But it's also testimony to Svigor's theme of contemporary Jewish lack of self-awareness that a rabbi going to an event at Texas A&M, a very conservative university by university standards, was completely gobsmacked by having it pointed out that Israel isn't hugely "inclusive."
    , @RadicalCenter
    Don't assume he has such a high IQ. You're buying into their propaganda. Long-term inbreeding has brought about many Jews who are not very intelligent, as well, not to mention their other disproportionate psychological and physical problems.
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  24. Clyde says:

    That’s because staffers are important to Senate Democrats so they can’t mess around with a lot of diversity nonsense. They might wind up hiring incompetents.

    #1 Many of the superstar senior staffers become lobbyists. They develop that much influence and bring a large Rolodex to the game.
    # 2 Senator Hillary Clinton did nothing notable but she had a reputation for hiring a competent staff that provided excellent constituent services. Good constituent services can help around re-election time.
    #3 When it came to Obama care the Reps and Senators schemed to find a way to exempt staff from it. They succeeded in getting them a defacto exemption.

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  25. Clyde says:
    @snorlax
    Mild conspiracy theorizing time: he does have somebody, Reince, approve his tweets before publication. Reince let these ones through in the hopes of nipping Trump the protectionist working-class hero in the bud.

    But even if that's the case the buck ultimately has to stop with DJT. He should know better.

    Calm down. Trump tweet-clobbering of a Steelworkers union boss will not amount to much. And it is Trump’s way of balancing the scales a bit away from knocking corps and management.

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  26. The Dems and their fellow-travellers are borderline-insane opponents of whites and men. But no-one said they were stupid.

    Hence Steve’s conclusion, which bears repeating: Democrat Senate staffers are overwhelmingly white and male “… because staffers are important to Senate Democrats so they can’t mess around with a lot of diversity nonsense”.

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  27. @anon
    The meme of 'diversity for thee but not for me' finally became real. A rabbi was left speechless by Ricahrd Spencer's analogy between Zionism and 'white nationalism'

    http://forward.com/news/national/356363/speechless-rabbi-admits-losing-argument-over-racism-and-israel-to-white-sup/?attribution=home-top-story-14-headline

    It's a credit to the alt-right that a high iq rabbi was left speechless when forced to consider alt-right views.

    But it’s also testimony to Svigor’s theme of contemporary Jewish lack of self-awareness that a rabbi going to an event at Texas A&M, a very conservative university by university standards, was completely gobsmacked by having it pointed out that Israel isn’t hugely “inclusive.”

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    Forget Israel, I want to know what Torah this guy is reading.
    , @Anon
    I think he set himself up and 'lost'on purpose to make Alt Right less critical of Jews.
    , @ogunsiron
    The jewish tradition being one of "radical inclusion" is almost a troll. It's amazing that he felt totally confident that he could geat way with such a howler.
    , @Cwhatfuture
    Israel is not inclusive and either is Judaism. Any rabbi that says so is a fraud who has substituted contemporary liberalism for Judaism. America should learn from Judaism and Israel and ignore American Jews. Judaism of course is highly exclusive, and the more orthodox, the more exclusive. It is very difficult to convert to orthodox Judaism; it takes years of study and people are turned away who the rabbis do not feel will adopt the laws fully. It is a good model for our country. Becoming an American should be exactly as difficult. Israel's policy of only allowing immigration of the demographic and religious majority is one we should learn from as well. Israel's border fence is designed to keep their country Jewish and this is openly acknowledged there.
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  28. The very definition of liberalism is hypocrisy. But do not bother to “call” them on it, because THEY DO NOT CARE.

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    *They* don't, but the normies, the people the Left are trying to intimidate, often do. Showing the normies the hypocrisy releases said normies from their crimethink-stoppers.
    , @Fiddlesticks
    Libs aren't as unified as you give them credit for. With 4,000 of O's apparatchiks about to become unemployed, this is the perfect time to stoke grievance and resentment among job-seekers and get them caught up in ugly factional fights about who gets the shrinking pool of spoils.
    , @Reg Cæsar

    The very definition of liberalism is hypocrisy. But do not bother to “call” them on it, because THEY DO NOT CARE.
     
    Hypocrisy is not to be "called out", but leveraged. Start enforcing their laws in their own bailiwicks.
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  29. CK says:
    @snorlax
    OT: Okay, I was on the fence, but we need to take away Trump's Twitter. (Quoted in case of deletion).

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/806660011904614408

    "Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country!"

    https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/806678853305384960

    "If United Steelworkers 1999 was any good, they would have kept those jobs in Indiana. Spend more time working-less time talking. Reduce dues"

    The truth, she stings a bit.

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  30. IHTG says:
    @Steve Sailer
    But it's also testimony to Svigor's theme of contemporary Jewish lack of self-awareness that a rabbi going to an event at Texas A&M, a very conservative university by university standards, was completely gobsmacked by having it pointed out that Israel isn't hugely "inclusive."

    Forget Israel, I want to know what Torah this guy is reading.

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  31. JSM says:
    @LiveFreeOrDie
    The very definition of liberalism is hypocrisy. But do not bother to "call" them on it, because THEY DO NOT CARE.

    *They* don’t, but the normies, the people the Left are trying to intimidate, often do. Showing the normies the hypocrisy releases said normies from their crimethink-stoppers.

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  32. @LiveFreeOrDie
    The very definition of liberalism is hypocrisy. But do not bother to "call" them on it, because THEY DO NOT CARE.

    Libs aren’t as unified as you give them credit for. With 4,000 of O’s apparatchiks about to become unemployed, this is the perfect time to stoke grievance and resentment among job-seekers and get them caught up in ugly factional fights about who gets the shrinking pool of spoils.

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    Right.
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  33. Arclight says:

    From my time in the House (working for Dems) I don’t recall any outsize proportion of senior staff being gay, other than then-rep Tammy Baldwin, who is gay herself. I do remember going to a Senate event once and being surprised at the number of gay men on GOP Senator Brownback’s staff, though.

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    How about the homosexual who continues to blight one of South Carolina's US Senate seats?
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  34. @snorlax

    So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?
     
    Because, as the saying goes, when you get a gift horse you don't devolve to feces-flinging monkeyhood. Trump won an unprecedented 42% of the union vote. That's why he won. Unions are popular, outsourcers are not.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn't have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy, and that Carrier, along with other outsourcers, was justified in shipping their jobs to Mexico.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy

    Care to elucidate that?

    I didn’t read that at all – I think union members are mad at their leadership for pissing away the very generous dues they pay on PC/open borders bullshit instead of protecting their jobs. This is Trump’s usual divide and conquer.

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    I think snorlax has never had a union job or dealt with union labor so he's unable to grok that more often than not the "union president" isn't some sort of Beloved by All figure, but likely in this case someone who gets out in front of cameras and says the opposite of what his members think cause he's getting the payoff.
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  35. Mr. Anon says:

    Democratic party members with names like Cortez Masto seem to outrank the party members with names like Xochitl Hinojosa

    I guess some things never change.

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    They're both conquistador-americans, actually.
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  36. Mr. Anon says:
    @Clyde

    What percentage of the Democratic staffers’ “white male stranglehold” is gay?
     
    High! But the Federal gov't in DC is highly gay and lesbian. They adore these steady/cannot be fired from/lavish benefits/lavish medical/outlandish salaries Federal jobs. I am thinking childless gays/lesbians can swing the housing costs more easily. Real estate is soaring in the greater DC region.
    Plus gays and women like slotting into medieval hierarchies where they can can get lost, laboring away at meaningless tasks that require no initiative. While due to group think they believe they are doing God's work. The Federally employed get huge egos, believing they are so connected due to working for the King of American employers.
    Matter of fact many businesses and services offer Federal employee discounts. "When you're a Jet. You’re a Jet all the way ... ..."

    “Matter of fact many businesses and services offer Federal employee discounts.”

    That’s true. And many federal employees take them. It ought not to be allowed.

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  37. Wilkey says:

    “we need to hire more majorities”

    My favorite was the graduation ceremony where a group announced that it was giving away a scholarship to the “highest-ranked minority student.” The highest-ranked minority student was the class valedictorian, an Asian dude who was bound for Yale. The scholarship went to a black girl who didn’t even make the top 10% of the (very large) graduating class.

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  38. That’s because staffers are important to Senate Democrats so they can’t mess around with a lot of diversity nonsense. They might wind up hiring incompetents.

    The optimal number of non-white staffers is likely to be higher than it currently is, both by merit and just effective politics, even taking into account group differences – the tail isn’t that wide nor the disparity between the means that wide.

    It’s drinking their own kool-aid that’s made their thinking (in reality, feeling) on diversity the nonsense it is. Re-acquainting themselves with reality would actually help non-white representation in the medium-term.

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  39. @Desiderius

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy
     
    Care to elucidate that?

    I didn't read that at all - I think union members are mad at their leadership for pissing away the very generous dues they pay on PC/open borders bullshit instead of protecting their jobs. This is Trump's usual divide and conquer.

    I think snorlax has never had a union job or dealt with union labor so he’s unable to grok that more often than not the “union president” isn’t some sort of Beloved by All figure, but likely in this case someone who gets out in front of cameras and says the opposite of what his members think cause he’s getting the payoff.

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  40. Seneca says:
    @Dave Pinsen
    Not nearly as big a deal as Khan or Access Hollywood, mainly because the election is already in the rearview mirror, but also because Trump can knock this out of the news with his next cabinet pick.

    Initially, I shared your "what is wrong with him" reaction, figuring this was just spite at the union guy who pissed on his accomplishment.

    But think about it for a moment.

    Trump has been firing shots across the bow of industrial company CEOs since he was elected: Ford, United Technologies (Carrier's parent), and most recently Boeing. So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?

    He's saying, "You guys are taking money from workers, but I'm the one who just arranged for a couple thousand good jobs to stay in this country, and I'm not even POTUS yet. How about some respect?"

    And, "I'm going to level the playing field for American factories with my trade policy, which will mean more good-paying jobs for you, but don't be a pig about it like the UAW was; earn your dues by working with management for win-win deals, instead of ones that blow your companies up."

    And to corporate execs, "I'm going to keep you from hollowing out our manufacturing base, but I'm still a Republican. I'm not going to let unions walk all over you if you keep production here."

    Dave, I think you got it right.

    Trump is trying to play it down the middle. Both managment and unions can get greedy and irresponsible.

    Anyone who thinks differntly is simply naive or foolish.

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  41. Since when it is newsworthy that Senators and Representatives don’t follow the rules they establish for others. Congress exempts its members from essentially all restrictive legislation they pass, this little hypocrisy is laughable.

    This is simply one of too-many-to-count examples of how much American citizens are blasé over the open sewer of corruption that is their national government (not that DIE VERSE CITY is a moral imperative.)

    In other news, water is wet, fire is hot and everything inside the Beltway is criminal. Talk about “late-stage” decline of empire…

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  42. Ethelred says:

    ‘A senior aide to one Democratic senator said that “the idea has merit” but questioned the wisdom of pitching the diversity legislation while the party remains in the minority.’

    That’s quite an admission…

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  43. Bastion says:
    @anonymous
    Trump seems to have a policy of rewarding those who play nice, showering them with praise -- and aggressively, personally attacking anyone who doesn't.

    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.

    It may not even have anything to do with the issue Trump is highlighting. He simply lashes out at his enemies using whatever ammunition he has at his disposal.

    It has the effect of making people think twice about crossing him. They know he won't take it lying down. He will hit back hard.

    That was my take as well. This hard-boiled union boss told Trump’s people FOAD, so Trump unloaded on him. It will blow over fast. Who ever heard of Steelworkers 1999 or whatever?

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  44. Jack D says:
    @Anonymous

    Based on this, I suspect the union or union boss named were playing dirty with him in some way.
     
    Headlines ran quoting this guy as saying Trump "lied his ass off" about the Carrier deal (i.e. didn't save all the jobs, I think).

    The union endorsed Sanders over Hillary, incidentally.

    Yes, that’s exactly what happened. Trump generally has a binary view about people – either your a “great guy” or your a “loser”, depending on whether you are helping him or not at the moment. That’s why we are seeing all this news about Trump calling people like the president of the Philippines a “great guy” even though his record is less than spotless. And he doesn’t hesitate to tell you and the world which one you are in his view. It’s really that simple. Now this seems to be lacking in the subtlety and nuance that liberals love – the world is not black and white but many shades of gray, yada, yada, but hey the man was just elected POTUS so maybe his MO is not that stupid after all.

    Now, seen thru that filter, the union guy had just accused Trump in partisan fashion of being a “liar” so naturally Trump put him in his “loser” column. Now maybe this is a badge that this guy will wear proudly and even make hay out of, but personally if I was a union leader, I would not want to be on the bad side of the most powerful man in the world and one who commands a lot of loyal blue collar followers. Maybe the next time there is a union election the POTUS might come and give a speech favoring a challenger, maybe you attract the attention of Federal prosecutors who start wondering how all those union dues are being spent. Bad things can happen to people who piss off the POTUS, especially one like Trump who is willing to pull whatever levers of power are available to him. Maybe after a while folks like this guy will get the message that POing the President is not really good for your career and they will do it less.

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    if I was a union leader, I would not want to be on the bad side of the most powerful man in the world and one who commands a lot of loyal blue collar followers. Maybe the next time there is a union election the POTUS might come and give a speech favoring a challenger, maybe you attract the attention of Federal prosecutors who start wondering how all those union dues are being spent. Bad things can happen to people who piss off the POTUS, especially one like Trump who is willing to pull whatever levers of power are available to him.
     
    Trump doesn't have to lift a finger. An FBI area supervisor looking for an attaboy will start poking around this union's affairs to see if anything comes up. This guy had better be squeaky clean. He's about to be strip searched, without his knowledge. And if anything bad comes up...
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  45. @11B4P
    You're an obvious Democrat troll. You need to go back to Concern Troll School.

    Snorlax has been around for a long time; ze is not a troll.

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  46. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Steve Sailer
    But it's also testimony to Svigor's theme of contemporary Jewish lack of self-awareness that a rabbi going to an event at Texas A&M, a very conservative university by university standards, was completely gobsmacked by having it pointed out that Israel isn't hugely "inclusive."

    I think he set himself up and ‘lost’on purpose to make Alt Right less critical of Jews.

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  47. @anon
    The meme of 'diversity for thee but not for me' finally became real. A rabbi was left speechless by Ricahrd Spencer's analogy between Zionism and 'white nationalism'

    http://forward.com/news/national/356363/speechless-rabbi-admits-losing-argument-over-racism-and-israel-to-white-sup/?attribution=home-top-story-14-headline

    It's a credit to the alt-right that a high iq rabbi was left speechless when forced to consider alt-right views.

    Don’t assume he has such a high IQ. You’re buying into their propaganda. Long-term inbreeding has brought about many Jews who are not very intelligent, as well, not to mention their other disproportionate psychological and physical problems.

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  48. @Arclight
    From my time in the House (working for Dems) I don't recall any outsize proportion of senior staff being gay, other than then-rep Tammy Baldwin, who is gay herself. I do remember going to a Senate event once and being surprised at the number of gay men on GOP Senator Brownback's staff, though.

    How about the homosexual who continues to blight one of South Carolina’s US Senate seats?

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    How about the homosexual who continues to blight one of South Carolina’s US Senate seats?
     
    But don't the Negro maids clean them every night? Or has Senate tradition evolved?
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  49. Dang, where are all these black staffers going to come from? There’s simply not enough of them to go around, The media screams about the dire shortages of blacks in computer programming and NFL coaching.

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  50. @The Last Real Calvinist
    On a totally unrelated note, I'm happy to see that Theo Epstein, the Cubs' GM, has jettisoned the one bad-feelz sidebar -- i.e. Aroldis Chapman -- from the Cubs' otherwise-glorious 2016 season story. Chapman's been signed by the Yankees for five years, $86m, and ESPN's headlining the signing with this story saying they'll almost certainly regret it. For once, I agree with ESPN.

    I cancelled my ESPN subscription two years ago, but I’ll read your link. I think you’re right. Bets on when will Chapman undergo his first Tommy John surgery – this summer or next?

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    Bets on when will Chapman undergo his first Tommy John surgery – this summer or next?

     

    Yes, I wonder about this as well. I hadn't really seen Chapman in action much until this year's playoffs and WS. His motion is not that bad, but he did seem to get harder this year in the WS than you'd expect of someone throwing 100 mph+. Most of the batters he faced didn't look overmatched.

    You really never know with pitchers> Some whom you think must be booking their surgeries in advance end up pitching for 15 years with no major arm problems; then you've got the guys with 'perfect mechanics' like Mark Pryor and Matt Harvey who barely get their feet wet in MLB before they're under the knife.

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  51. eah says:
    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

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  52. @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    What’s the big deal? First of all, the tweets are obviously aimed at the local union leadership and not the members. To pretend otherwise is like when the media acted as if Trump called for Hillary’s assassination when he pointed out her hypocrisy on gun control. Trump did surprisingly well in Midwest Rust Belt states in part by getting the support of blue collar Reagan Democrat types.

    While a lot of their members might have voted for him, the unions themselves sure as hell didn’t support Trump. While he is indebted to the actual workers, he owes the unions nothing and he is wise to let them know he isn’t taking any crap from them.

    The union president said that Trump “lied his ass off.” Supposedly Trump claimed that his Carrier deal saved more jobs than it really did and that some jobs are still going to Mexico. If that’s true, the union president may arguably have been justified. Regardless, what was Trump supposed to do? Grovel to a local union boss because for not saving enough jobs? He basically told the union boss to go to hell.

    There is a lot of truth in what Trump said. The union was useless in saving its members’ jobs while the president-elect (a Republican no less) twists arms to save at least a large portion of the jobs. After all of that, the union boss is going to bitch and moan?

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  53. Trump basically said to the union president , “look bro how many jobs did you save? That’s what I thought.”

    I think unions have the same issue as everyone else, leadership that is to the left of the base. A lot of union guys probably don’t like their leadership and probably think their dues are too high for what they get.

    I don’t think this tweet is a deal, let alone a big deal.

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  54. Some NRx-er pointed out that you lose value in direct proportion to hiring for diversity over merit. It would be so sweet if the radical equality meme took Democrats down.

    Also, some alt-righters are relishing the effects of making that black muslim guy the DNC chair. Not for competence, but because it would probably make more whites see that the Democrats have become the party of brown people.

    Either way, it’d be sweet if the browning of the Democrats dragged it down, and they were trapped by their own ideology.

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  55. @snorlax

    So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?
     
    Because, as the saying goes, when you get a gift horse you don't devolve to feces-flinging monkeyhood. Trump won an unprecedented 42% of the union vote. That's why he won. Unions are popular, outsourcers are not.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn't have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy, and that Carrier, along with other outsourcers, was justified in shipping their jobs to Mexico.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad…”
    He did.

    “…but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy…”
    He didn’t.

    He won an unprecedented percentage of the union members‘ votes. The only unions that endorsed him were police unions. Union members voted for Trump in spite of their unions’ endorsement of Hillary. The unions sure weren’t a gift horse for Trump. When a candidate came along and talked about: dramatically reducing wage-depressing immigration; calling out businesses for moving out of the country; and bringing back manufacturing in the U.S., the unions endorsed his globalist, free trade opponent.

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  56. Truth says:

    Hey guys, The Donna and Barry have become great buddies…

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?

    Just a few months ago, they were regularly flinging insults back and forth. Today they’re trading phone calls and pleasantries.

    Apparently, membership in one of the world’s most exclusive clubs, the club of U.S. presidents, has a way of changing things.

    On Wednesday, Trump talked about letting bygones be bygones.

    “I’ve now gotten to know President Obama. I really like him,” he said on NBC’s “Today” after Time magazine announced him as its Person of the Year. “We have, I think I can say, at least for myself, I can’t speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together. We talk.”

    Trump continued: “He loves the country. He wants to do right by the country and for the country, and I will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things but, you know, I really like him as a person.”

    Have you learned the words to The Donna’s post-campaign song yet?

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    When Obama suddenly begins flinging poo at Trump from his DC mansion (over immigration, naturally), Trump will be able to publically turn on him and tell him to butt out.
    , @donut
    "Did anyone see it coming ?" Yes , I was concerned when I heard that he was moaning Hillary's name in his sleep which was bad enough , but to find out that he's a drag racer I take small comfort knowing that he is a power top . After all to take sloppy seconds after Michael is too degrading .
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  57. @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    I’m probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together.

    Yes, you’re overreacting, and that’s an understatement. I have no idea how this is supposed to be a problem at all.

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  58. @snorlax

    So why not a shot across the bow of the unions?
     
    Because, as the saying goes, when you get a gift horse you don't devolve to feces-flinging monkeyhood. Trump won an unprecedented 42% of the union vote. That's why he won. Unions are popular, outsourcers are not.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn't have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy, and that Carrier, along with other outsourcers, was justified in shipping their jobs to Mexico.

    If he had just attacked unions in general or just attacked the union boss it wouldn’t have been so bad, but instead he strongly implied that the Carrier workers are lazy and greedy….

    No, he didn’t.

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    @snorlax
    I'm probably overreacting, but this strikes me as worse than the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together. It's in the same genre as Mitt's "47%" comment but worse. In the space of two tweets, he's turned what was a huge PR coup into a PR nightmare.

    Besides "gas the kikes, race war now!" or "yep, I really grabbed those women's pussies," it's hard to imagine how he could damage his brand more in the space of 140 characters.

    All that footage of a multiracial cast of blue-collar guys sobbing and thanking Trump for saving their jobs, even though many didn't vote for him — the network hosts are going to replay that over and over, but this time with shit-eating grins on their faces.

    All the liberals are going to be like pigs in shit. I'm already dreading tomorrow. My only hope is that the elitist coastal media won't see what a huge deal this is and it'll blow over.

    Because otherwise? Praising outsourcing, calling the people whose jobs he saved greedy and lazy, attacking a union local chief for wanting to make sure nobody gets fired… I have no defense because this is indefensible, and he deserves all the criticism he's going to get.

    It's doubly incomprehensible behavior because he was served up a second bite at the feel-good story on a silver platter. Use his bully pulpit as PEOTUS to claim Carrier had lied to him and he thought nobody was getting fired, and demand they not fire anyone and give the tax breaks back. They would have folded like a wet kleenex.

    Still possible as damage control I guess. What is wrong with him?

    the McCain thing, the Megyn Kelly thing and the Khan thing put together.

    I see two wins and a draw. Calling out McCain and Megyn (as a representative of the media) certainly helped Trump, and Khan may have, despite all the narrative hype.

    How will he ever recover? By taking the oath of office as scheduled…

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  60. Marat says:
    @Truth
    Hey guys, The Donna and Barry have become great buddies...


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?

    Just a few months ago, they were regularly flinging insults back and forth. Today they're trading phone calls and pleasantries.

    Apparently, membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs, the club of U.S. presidents, has a way of changing things.

    On Wednesday, Trump talked about letting bygones be bygones.

    "I've now gotten to know President Obama. I really like him," he said on NBC's "Today" after Time magazine announced him as its Person of the Year. "We have, I think I can say, at least for myself, I can't speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together. We talk."

    Trump continued: "He loves the country. He wants to do right by the country and for the country, and I will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things but, you know, I really like him as a person."
     
    Have you learned the words to The Donna's post-campaign song yet?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z49whgBNCyE

    When Obama suddenly begins flinging poo at Trump from his DC mansion (over immigration, naturally), Trump will be able to publically turn on him and tell him to butt out.

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  61. PSR says:

    a “chief diversity officer?” Good Lord!

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  62. PSR says:
    @neutral
    A question about this word "minority", will this word ever change ? If whites are no longer a majority will the word be flipped around with "majorities", for example: "we need to hire more majorities". Does this word still get used in places like California where whites are not only not the majority but the second biggest minority ?

    In South Africa, for obvious reasons, the word minority is never used nor is it sacrosanct, instead "previously disadvantaged" is the word normally used by government and the formal media. I am guessing that in the future some variation of previously disadvantaged will be used, the word minority used to describe the majority is so ridiculously contradictory that even the most hardened leftist will see how bad it is.

    “The most hardened leftist will see how bad it is” heh-heh, I think not. After all, they still don’t acknowledge that anyone born in the U.S. is a native American.

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  63. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    ‘Consultants and lobbyists’ asking for more diverse staffers means that now that Obama and his black friends are having power yanked out of their hands, minorities are looking for a new way to keep their influence over government, and they’re targeting congressmen. They want their own people stuffing Dems’ staffs to achieve this. You don’t have influence without inside contacts. How else are they going to keep money being funneled to them via minority-preferred programs, graft, and illegal kickbacks? They know that unless they do this, it’s over for them.

    However, even congressmen do like competence in their staffers, not someone whose sole job is to beg for money and influence for his ‘friends.’ The C and L people are trying to Detroitify (or 3rd-worldify) the staffs of Dem congressmen and make them totally and utterly corrupt. It’s not an accident that these demands for ‘diversity’ (read influence) are coming at this particular time. They had 8 years to do it before and didn’t bother.

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  64. wren says:

    Slightly OT:

    Trump’s new labor secretary….brought to you by….Carl’s Jr!

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-08/trump-name-ceo-fast-food-restaurants-labor-secretary

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  65. @Jack D
    Yes, that's exactly what happened. Trump generally has a binary view about people - either your a "great guy" or your a "loser", depending on whether you are helping him or not at the moment. That's why we are seeing all this news about Trump calling people like the president of the Philippines a "great guy" even though his record is less than spotless. And he doesn't hesitate to tell you and the world which one you are in his view. It's really that simple. Now this seems to be lacking in the subtlety and nuance that liberals love - the world is not black and white but many shades of gray, yada, yada, but hey the man was just elected POTUS so maybe his MO is not that stupid after all.

    Now, seen thru that filter, the union guy had just accused Trump in partisan fashion of being a "liar" so naturally Trump put him in his "loser" column. Now maybe this is a badge that this guy will wear proudly and even make hay out of, but personally if I was a union leader, I would not want to be on the bad side of the most powerful man in the world and one who commands a lot of loyal blue collar followers. Maybe the next time there is a union election the POTUS might come and give a speech favoring a challenger, maybe you attract the attention of Federal prosecutors who start wondering how all those union dues are being spent. Bad things can happen to people who piss off the POTUS, especially one like Trump who is willing to pull whatever levers of power are available to him. Maybe after a while folks like this guy will get the message that POing the President is not really good for your career and they will do it less.

    if I was a union leader, I would not want to be on the bad side of the most powerful man in the world and one who commands a lot of loyal blue collar followers. Maybe the next time there is a union election the POTUS might come and give a speech favoring a challenger, maybe you attract the attention of Federal prosecutors who start wondering how all those union dues are being spent. Bad things can happen to people who piss off the POTUS, especially one like Trump who is willing to pull whatever levers of power are available to him.

    Trump doesn’t have to lift a finger. An FBI area supervisor looking for an attaboy will start poking around this union’s affairs to see if anything comes up. This guy had better be squeaky clean. He’s about to be strip searched, without his knowledge. And if anything bad comes up…

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  66. One would have to assume that people who occupy senior staff positions would have to have at least average intelligence, if not above average intelligence. Maybe the Dems have discovered after all those years of handing out goodies to their core constituents that there just aren’t too many with triple-digit IQs.

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  67. Svigor says:

    Hey guys, The Donna and Barry have become great buddies…

    He’s trying to minimize the chances of Hussein stealing the silverware on his way out.

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    Yeah...or maybe he's just a phony and you're and imbecile and a sap who got played....

    No, your summation is more accurate.
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  68. @Fiddlesticks
    Libs aren't as unified as you give them credit for. With 4,000 of O's apparatchiks about to become unemployed, this is the perfect time to stoke grievance and resentment among job-seekers and get them caught up in ugly factional fights about who gets the shrinking pool of spoils.

    Right.

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    Right.
     
    You mean "Left".
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  69. JerryC says:
    @wren
    Slightly OT:

    Trump's new labor secretary....brought to you by....Carl's Jr!

    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-08/trump-name-ceo-fast-food-restaurants-labor-secretary

    He’s an amnesty/H1B cheap labor enthusiast.

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    Yeah, he probably got his degree at Costco, too.
    , @Mr. Anon
    You are right. Puzder is a bad choice. This is not what people who voted for Trump were voting for.
    , @The preferred nomenclature is...
    Doesn't mean he has to remain so. Since we have truth and facts on our side we may actually start turning people now that the megaphone has been muffled somewhat. Do you know any Red Piller to go back to the Blue Pill side?
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  70. Clyde says:

    … And when Cortez Masto tapped only one Hispanic in her initial rollout of seven senior staffers, immigration activist and Bernie Sanders adviser Erika Andiola took notice. “Oh, look at all those Latinas she hired in her senior staff! A grand total of … 0,”

    How racist that a Hispanic Rep will not hire Hispanics. All joking aside, the real reason is once these hacks somehow, someway get to DC they intend never to leave. They have reached the promised land of riches, connections and networking to skin the public (treasury) alive. They know the quickest way to get bounced back to New York or Puerto Rico is to hire idiots for staffers. If you are minority and cater to constituent services and bash racist Republicans + the white power structure from time to time, you are golden. You can be in DC forever.

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  71. @Federalist
    What's the big deal? First of all, the tweets are obviously aimed at the local union leadership and not the members. To pretend otherwise is like when the media acted as if Trump called for Hillary's assassination when he pointed out her hypocrisy on gun control. Trump did surprisingly well in Midwest Rust Belt states in part by getting the support of blue collar Reagan Democrat types.

    While a lot of their members might have voted for him, the unions themselves sure as hell didn't support Trump. While he is indebted to the actual workers, he owes the unions nothing and he is wise to let them know he isn't taking any crap from them.

    The union president said that Trump "lied his ass off." Supposedly Trump claimed that his Carrier deal saved more jobs than it really did and that some jobs are still going to Mexico. If that's true, the union president may arguably have been justified. Regardless, what was Trump supposed to do? Grovel to a local union boss because for not saving enough jobs? He basically told the union boss to go to hell.

    There is a lot of truth in what Trump said. The union was useless in saving its members' jobs while the president-elect (a Republican no less) twists arms to save at least a large portion of the jobs. After all of that, the union boss is going to bitch and moan?

    Fed, Obama is on record as saying none of those jobs could be saved.

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  72. ogunsiron says:
    @Steve Sailer
    But it's also testimony to Svigor's theme of contemporary Jewish lack of self-awareness that a rabbi going to an event at Texas A&M, a very conservative university by university standards, was completely gobsmacked by having it pointed out that Israel isn't hugely "inclusive."

    The jewish tradition being one of “radical inclusion” is almost a troll. It’s amazing that he felt totally confident that he could geat way with such a howler.

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  73. ogunsiron says:
    @Mr. Anon
    Democratic party members with names like Cortez Masto seem to outrank the party members with names like Xochitl Hinojosa

    I guess some things never change.

    They’re both conquistador-americans, actually.

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    "They’re both conquistador-americans, actually."

    True, but at least the one name "Cortez" is more honest about it.
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  74. What percentage of the Democratic staffers’ “white male stranglehold” is gay?

    More to the point, what percentage isn’t?

    Why, incidentally, is it that almost all the Democrats in Congress who are censured, or even expelled, black?

    Do they expect us to believe that white Democrats don’t commit crimes and other misdemeanors? This is one area in which a racial convergence in crime rates is quite plausible.

    Or is it just that the black members are dumb enough to get caught? Or less likely to face an angry electorate?

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    The black members tend to be more outrageous about it because they come from safe seats and their own voters never get rid of them for corruption. White voters will get rid of corrupt congressmen, but blacks never do, which means congress itself is forced to deal with the corrupt black members.
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  75. @Steve Sailer
    Right.

    Right.

    You mean “Left”.

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  76. @RadicalCenter
    How about the homosexual who continues to blight one of South Carolina's US Senate seats?

    How about the homosexual who continues to blight one of South Carolina’s US Senate seats?

    But don’t the Negro maids clean them every night? Or has Senate tradition evolved?

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  77. @LiveFreeOrDie
    The very definition of liberalism is hypocrisy. But do not bother to "call" them on it, because THEY DO NOT CARE.

    The very definition of liberalism is hypocrisy. But do not bother to “call” them on it, because THEY DO NOT CARE.

    Hypocrisy is not to be “called out”, but leveraged. Start enforcing their laws in their own bailiwicks.

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  78. Truth says:
    @Svigor

    Hey guys, The Donna and Barry have become great buddies…
     
    He's trying to minimize the chances of Hussein stealing the silverware on his way out.

    Yeah…or maybe he’s just a phony and you’re and imbecile and a sap who got played….

    No, your summation is more accurate.

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    The guy who believes he can burn water is calling other people "imbecile"? Interesting.
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  79. gregor says:
    @neutral
    A question about this word "minority", will this word ever change ? If whites are no longer a majority will the word be flipped around with "majorities", for example: "we need to hire more majorities". Does this word still get used in places like California where whites are not only not the majority but the second biggest minority ?

    In South Africa, for obvious reasons, the word minority is never used nor is it sacrosanct, instead "previously disadvantaged" is the word normally used by government and the formal media. I am guessing that in the future some variation of previously disadvantaged will be used, the word minority used to describe the majority is so ridiculously contradictory that even the most hardened leftist will see how bad it is.

    Majority/minority isn’t what affirmative action is about. All that really seems to matter is how unsuccessful a particular race is. Low achieving groups will generally get it. Historical rationalizations can be supplied as needed.

    It’s often supposed that a minority group is inherently disadvantaged because presumably society caters to the majority. Nassim Taleb has an interesting take on that idea.

    https://medium.com/@nntaleb/the-most-intolerant-wins-the-dictatorship-of-the-small-minority-3f1f83ce4e15#.7k15zopxe

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  80. @E. Rekshun
    I cancelled my ESPN subscription two years ago, but I'll read your link. I think you're right. Bets on when will Chapman undergo his first Tommy John surgery - this summer or next?

    Bets on when will Chapman undergo his first Tommy John surgery – this summer or next?

    Yes, I wonder about this as well. I hadn’t really seen Chapman in action much until this year’s playoffs and WS. His motion is not that bad, but he did seem to get harder this year in the WS than you’d expect of someone throwing 100 mph+. Most of the batters he faced didn’t look overmatched.

    You really never know with pitchers> Some whom you think must be booking their surgeries in advance end up pitching for 15 years with no major arm problems; then you’ve got the guys with ‘perfect mechanics’ like Mark Pryor and Matt Harvey who barely get their feet wet in MLB before they’re under the knife.

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  81. wren says:
    @JerryC
    He's an amnesty/H1B cheap labor enthusiast.

    Yeah, he probably got his degree at Costco, too.

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  82. Moses says:

    I always thought an effective weapon against the diversity nonsense would be insisting that leftist elites practice what they preach. Personalize, freeze, mock and ridicule their hypocrisy without mercy.

    Look at the senior administration in any major university — mostly white (or Jewish). Democrat staff in Congress — overwhelmingly white. How many white university presidents who preach diversity resign in order to make way for a non-white? Yeah, none.

    It’s just cost-free holier-than-thou virtue-signaling.

    When I was in b-school I met the former Chairman of Lucent Technologies, Henry Schacht, for a brown bag lunch with a few other students. He lectured us about the need to make American senior management “diverse” and bragged about how he had favored women and non-whites over white men.

    Even then I thought “What a supreme asshole, getting his virtuous Goodwhite feels at my expense. He should have resigned to make way for a non-white.”

    It was then that I realized cucks are the enemy. People like him got theirs, then screw their own.

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  83. Anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Reg Cæsar

    What percentage of the Democratic staffers’ “white male stranglehold” is gay?
     
    More to the point, what percentage isn't?

    Why, incidentally, is it that almost all the Democrats in Congress who are censured, or even expelled, black?

    Do they expect us to believe that white Democrats don't commit crimes and other misdemeanors? This is one area in which a racial convergence in crime rates is quite plausible.

    Or is it just that the black members are dumb enough to get caught? Or less likely to face an angry electorate?

    The black members tend to be more outrageous about it because they come from safe seats and their own voters never get rid of them for corruption. White voters will get rid of corrupt congressmen, but blacks never do, which means congress itself is forced to deal with the corrupt black members.

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  84. Svigor says:

    Yeah…or maybe he’s just a phony and you’re and imbecile and a sap who got played….

    No, your summation is more accurate.

    Yeah, I’m sitting here right now, wishing cankles had campaigned in rural PA and WI.

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  85. @PSR
    a "chief diversity officer?" Good Lord!

    Yeah, I find that the scariest part of that article – the idea that the Senate needs a “Chief Diversity Officer”. I suppose this is something the Democrats can do to stir up trouble – throw up race-baiting legislation while secure in the knowledge that the Republicans will never let it become law.

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  86. Mr. Anon says:
    @JerryC
    He's an amnesty/H1B cheap labor enthusiast.

    You are right. Puzder is a bad choice. This is not what people who voted for Trump were voting for.

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  87. Mr. Anon says:
    @Truth
    Yeah...or maybe he's just a phony and you're and imbecile and a sap who got played....

    No, your summation is more accurate.

    The guy who believes he can burn water is calling other people “imbecile”? Interesting.

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  88. Mr. Anon says:
    @ogunsiron
    They're both conquistador-americans, actually.

    “They’re both conquistador-americans, actually.”

    True, but at least the one name “Cortez” is more honest about it.

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  89. That’s because staffers are important to Senate Democrats so they can’t mess around with a lot of diversity nonsense. They might wind up hiring incompetents.

    They surely apply the same rule to their oncologists, their criminal defense lawyers, and their airline pilots.

    There’s a reason that the Episcopal church is now lousy with women and NAM bishop(esse)s–no one takes that office seriously anymore.

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    There’s a reason that the Episcopal church is now lousy with women and NAM bishop(esse)s–no one takes that office seriously anymore.
     
    On the contrary, the NAM bishops from Africa take it very seriously - seriously enough to kick the stateside poseurs out of the communion.
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  90. @Steve Sailer
    But it's also testimony to Svigor's theme of contemporary Jewish lack of self-awareness that a rabbi going to an event at Texas A&M, a very conservative university by university standards, was completely gobsmacked by having it pointed out that Israel isn't hugely "inclusive."

    Israel is not inclusive and either is Judaism. Any rabbi that says so is a fraud who has substituted contemporary liberalism for Judaism. America should learn from Judaism and Israel and ignore American Jews. Judaism of course is highly exclusive, and the more orthodox, the more exclusive. It is very difficult to convert to orthodox Judaism; it takes years of study and people are turned away who the rabbis do not feel will adopt the laws fully. It is a good model for our country. Becoming an American should be exactly as difficult. Israel’s policy of only allowing immigration of the demographic and religious majority is one we should learn from as well. Israel’s border fence is designed to keep their country Jewish and this is openly acknowledged there.

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  91. @JerryC
    He's an amnesty/H1B cheap labor enthusiast.

    Doesn’t mean he has to remain so. Since we have truth and facts on our side we may actually start turning people now that the megaphone has been muffled somewhat. Do you know any Red Piller to go back to the Blue Pill side?

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  92. @Percy Gryce

    That’s because staffers are important to Senate Democrats so they can’t mess around with a lot of diversity nonsense. They might wind up hiring incompetents.
     
    They surely apply the same rule to their oncologists, their criminal defense lawyers, and their airline pilots.

    There's a reason that the Episcopal church is now lousy with women and NAM bishop(esse)s--no one takes that office seriously anymore.

    There’s a reason that the Episcopal church is now lousy with women and NAM bishop(esse)s–no one takes that office seriously anymore.

    On the contrary, the NAM bishops from Africa take it very seriously – seriously enough to kick the stateside poseurs out of the communion.

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    Yes, but Episcopal church = U.S. Anglican church.
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  93. donut says:
    @Truth
    Hey guys, The Donna and Barry have become great buddies...


    WASHINGTON (AP) — Did anyone see it coming, the apparent new rapport between President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump?

    Just a few months ago, they were regularly flinging insults back and forth. Today they're trading phone calls and pleasantries.

    Apparently, membership in one of the world's most exclusive clubs, the club of U.S. presidents, has a way of changing things.

    On Wednesday, Trump talked about letting bygones be bygones.

    "I've now gotten to know President Obama. I really like him," he said on NBC's "Today" after Time magazine announced him as its Person of the Year. "We have, I think I can say, at least for myself, I can't speak for him, but we have a really good chemistry together. We talk."

    Trump continued: "He loves the country. He wants to do right by the country and for the country, and I will tell you, we obviously very much disagree on certain policies and certain things but, you know, I really like him as a person."
     
    Have you learned the words to The Donna's post-campaign song yet?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z49whgBNCyE

    “Did anyone see it coming ?” Yes , I was concerned when I heard that he was moaning Hillary’s name in his sleep which was bad enough , but to find out that he’s a drag racer I take small comfort knowing that he is a power top . After all to take sloppy seconds after Michael is too degrading .

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  94. @Desiderius

    There’s a reason that the Episcopal church is now lousy with women and NAM bishop(esse)s–no one takes that office seriously anymore.
     
    On the contrary, the NAM bishops from Africa take it very seriously - seriously enough to kick the stateside poseurs out of the communion.

    Yes, but Episcopal church = U.S. Anglican church.

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