CDZ Another viewpoint on the Trump presidency

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  1. miketx

    miketx Diamond Member

    Dec 25, 2015
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    AKA, the hatchet man! Pretty how I have seen it, mostly.

    This is a different perspective. Who knows if any of this is for real, but something to think about.

    Read this little essay a couple of times, if needed and read it slowly
    the last time you read it. Donald Trump may be the smartest President
    we have had for quite some time.

    "Apparently, liberals and never-Trumpers are so isolated in their
    political circles that they have no concept how things work in the
    real world of business and corporate America. For example, they
    completely fail to grasp the concept of the "hatchet man."

    Allow me to explain:

    Say you are a business tycoon. You just successfully completed a
    large-scale acquisition and merger, bringing together multiple smaller
    companies into one conglomerate. After the merger, you want to put
    your own people in charge of everything. However, all those smaller
    companies had their own executives - and, at least for the short term
    - you need to keep many of them around to keep things running. So, you
    keep many of those executives around, and let them retain their own
    senior staff. You even appoint one of them - the head of the largest
    of the companies you acquired - to be the CEO of the conglomerate, and
    he pledges to get all the departments working together harmoniously.

    After a transition period, some of them are doing fine in the new
    conglomerate - but others are clearly causing trouble. In fact, the
    one you appointed CEO is clearly a disaster. The newly merged
    departments are working against each other.

    Furthermore, you have good suspicion he is dealing in insider trading
    - nothing you can take to a prosecutor, but there is a lot of
    circumstantial evidence building up. Worse, he is not only doing his
    own dirty dealing, but it appears he may even be leaking intellectual
    property to your competitors, helping them take market share from
    you.Clearly, he has to go - and go now.

    Problem is, many of the senior employees in your conglomerate are
    loyal to him. If you just fire him and put in your own chosen CEO, you
    know you could get a lot of backlash from disgruntled employees. And
    in your business, there is such a small profit-margin that you really
    can't afford anything at all that threatens performance. So what do
    you do?In comes the hatchet man.

    The hatchet man is someone you bring in for the sole purpose of
    slashing the problems and shaking things up over a very short period
    of time - but doing it in a way that deflects any blame or blowback
    away from you. As soon as the problems are hacked away, the hatchet
    man leaves - taking the ire and resentment with him, and leaving you
    free to bring in your new team for a fresh start.

    This happens in the business world all the time. And Donald Trump is
    a businessman. He knows this. He has lived this. We've seen him do it
    on "The Apprentice." We've read about it in his books. This is not a
    surprise to anyone. Except for liberals and never-Trumpers.

    Enter Scaramucci.

    Liberals and never-Trumpers see the past two weeks as proof of a
    Hitler-clown-circus spectacle, as evidence that Trump is unhinged and
    our government is in the hands of madmen. Anyone who understands the
    business world and Donald Trump fully understands that what we just
    witnessed was a perfectly executed hatchet man maneuver.

    When Trump won the election, he essentially performed the political
    equivalent of an acquisition and merger. He brought together different
    political factions - establishment Republicans, conservatives, tea
    party, religious right, moderates, independents, cross-overs - into
    one winning political coup. For some, it was a hostile takeover - and
    if they were going to be dragged in against their will, they would
    sure as hell resist.

    This is where Reince Priebus came in.

    Priebus, as the then-chairman of the Republican National Committee,
    was hired as White House Chief of Staff to be a sort of post-merger
    CEO. It was his job to bring all these political factions together and
    get them to work harmoniously. But he failed. Worse, there is ample
    evidence to suggest he not only failed, but worked against Trump and
    the Trump agenda. Look at the leaks. Look at all the chaos. Look at
    all the bureaucracy continuing to work at odds with the president.
    Priebus - and a number of other people around him - had to go.

    Back to Scaramucci.

    Donald Trump has known for some time that Priebus was a disaster. He
    was going to give him his six-month trial period - that's a fairly
    common thing in the private sector. After that, heads were going to
    roll. But Trump himself doesn't want to be the hatchet man. He needs
    to be able to lead after the bloodbath. So what does he do? He turns
    to an old friend he has known for many years - someone with nothing to
    lose, someone who can step in with a hatchet and hack away, someone
    who can then just walk away from it all and leave the slate clean. He
    turned to Scaramucci.

    So what does Scaramucci do? He comes in swinging. He fires a few
    people to make a quick example. He tells others they can "resign"
    right now if they want to - but if not, they will be fired. Others see
    what is going on and just up and quit of their own accord.

    That problem CEO, Priebus? Oh, the new "structure" of the
    organization puts Scaramucci in direct competition with Priebus - and
    Priebus throws up his hands and says "fine, I'm out of here." And
    Scaramucci does it all in a way that is spectacularly visible to draw
    all the fire from Trump critics.

    So how does it all end? It ends with Trump putting in his new CEO -
    the one he probably wanted from day one, but held back - and the new
    CEO says "OK, Scaramucci - you are no longer needed here."

    Gen. Kelly now has a clean slate to start fresh - and Scaramucci
    takes all the heat. Where the left and never-Trumpers see a circus
    freak-show, realists from the business world see a perfectly executed
    post-merger hatchet-man job.

    The political wonks see Kelly taking command as the first sane thing
    to happen in this administration. They don't realize they've been
    played, and played perfectly. And soon we will likely see some other
    changes that move the Executive Branch further towards what Trump has
    wanted from day one. And then watch the real swamp-drainer get to
    work. It sucks to be Hillary Clinton right now...

    Oh, and Scaramucci? He gets a sweet deal out of all this - no doubt,
    he and his friend Donald Trump talked it all out first.

    Scaramucci was already facing a nasty divorce that would result in
    the liquidation of his business to divide assets. A little-known law
    allows people who are legally required to sell a business as a
    condition of employment in the Executive Branch (to prevent conflicts
    of interest) to defer the taxes on their profits from the sale.

    Scaramucci was going to have to sell his company anyway due to his
    pending divorce. Now he and his soon-to-be ex-wife just saved $80
    million in taxes. So don't think for a moment all this was an
    unplanned mess that went awry. Scaramucci and Trump knew exactly what
    they were doing.

    All of this was planned - and foreseen. Not just by me, but by others as well.

    Scott Adams wrote before Trump was inaugurated that, to his critics,
    the first year of Trump would be a play in three acts:

    Act One - Trump is literally Hitler.

    Act Two - Trump is not literally Hitler, but Trump is incompetent.

    Act Three - Trump is not incompetent, but we don't like his policies.

    We've seen this play out. From election night up through the first
    100 days, the left was out rioting and acting as though Trump taking
    office was literally the end of Western Civilization.

    But after 100 days, when Trump had failed to do evil-dictator things
    like round up all the brown people and put the gays into camps and
    force women to stay home and have babies, it became farcical to
    continue the "Trump is Hitler" narrative.

    And so from that 100 day point up until now, it has been the "Trump
    is incompetent" game. Look at all the chaos. Look at all the leaking.
    Look at all the tweets. Now, we begin Act Three. With Priebus out and
    Kelly in, things will settle down. Pretty soon, all the left will have
    to say is "we just don't like Trump's policies."...Act Three.

    And once that happens, the left is dead. Because, Trump's policies
    are policies that most Americans actually agree with. We should put
    America first. Build back our economy. Create jobs. Strengthen the
    military. Protect the border. Outside a few densely-populated liberal
    strongholds like New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco,
    and - of course - Washington, D.C., Americans in general agree with
    all of this. So when all the left has to say is "Trump's policies are
    wrong," the left will literally be telling most of America, "you
    people are stupid."

    Trump will win 47 states in 2020. The left will be scratching their
    heads and wondering what the hell happened. And you'll be able to look
    back and say, "hey, some of us told you all this back in 2017

    - author unknown
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  2. Tipsycatlover

    Tipsycatlover Gold Member

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    Well, the loony left is still calling Trump Hitler so what happened?

    And Melania's shoes!
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  3. miketx

    miketx Diamond Member

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    They are small churlish fools who will never do anything else. They are, in a word, insignificant.

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