Rich White Oil Men

I wish I would have had more of the kind of conversations I had last night before the election.  The fact of the matter is that for the last 18 months, we were all just making fun of the republicans because it appeared that the dark days of this country were behind us.  Obama wasn’t anything close to a good president, but he didn’t blow anything up.  Sure, the Affordible Care Act is a mess, sure he deported 2.5 million people, sure he conducted more drone strikes than other president (which really isnt saying much, given that drones just happened on the scene), but he was trying to do right by the American people.

The American people have been robbed by their own people.  While some people make millions (billions even) out of nothing, ten times the amount of wealthy are living out of their cars right now.  We have more homeless people living in America than any other country and yet we fight over what kind of health care we shouldn’t give each other.  We fight over who should run this country– so passionately that we have created Donald Trump.  We are supposed to give him the benefit of doubt, the benefit of optimism before he takes office. Well, tonight, I lost that optimism.

I just want to run through his cabinet selections for you.

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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson, a Texas Oil man with a son by named Bobby Joe!  Tillerson has very close ties with Russia — he wanted to drill into the Artic space owned by the Russians.  Lovely.  He’s expected to generate 300 billion in revenue from that deal.  In 2013, he rec’d the Order of Friendship, from Putin.  No conflict of interest there, just a great partnership.

Some great quotes from Mr. Tillerson: “The world is going to have to continue using fossil fuels, whether they like it or not.”  That being said, Mr. Trump and Mr. Tillerson will be at odds on TPP– Trump has said he would abolish the TPP and NAFTA immediately upon entering office, but Tillerson says, “One of the most promising developments on this front is the ongoing effort for the Trans-Pacific Partnership… The 11 nations that have been working to lower trade barriers and end protectionist policies under this partnership are a diverse mix of developed and developing economies. But all of them understand the value of open markets to growth and progress for every nation.”

Secretary of the Treasury: Steven Mnuchin Goldman Sachs executive for 17 years.  He produced Suicide Squad, American Sniper and The Lego Movie!  He has publicly noted that he wants to repeal parts of the Dodd-Frank act because its too complicated and it prevents banks from lending.  He owns two homes, one in New York and one in L.A.; each valued at $20 million.

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Attorney General: Jeff Sessions, The Senator from Alabama.  He was nominated to be a Federal judge, but he couldn’t get confirmed because of his views and his alleged racist comments.  He is a staunch opponent of immigration reform.  Sessions was George W. Bush’s go to guy– voting for all the tax packages, the wars, everything in lock step with his commander in chief.  Sessions is a leader when it comes to illegal immigration and reducing legal immigration.  He voted and actively campaigned against the Affordable Care Act.  He doesn’t believe in Climate Change.  He voted to bar the EPA from regulating greenhouse gas.

Secretary of Energy and former Candidate for President RICK PERRY

Am I really writing this?  RICK PERRY for Energy Secretary?  One of the first people to say that Trump is a joke and here he is, in all his glory, nominated for Energy Secretary.  So… What makes Rick Perry a good energy secretary?  First of all, his presidential chances ended in 2011 when this little gem happens… He wanted to eliminate it, now he is going to be running it.  He’s most notably known recently for sitting on the board of directors for Energy Transfer Partners– you know the people that OWN THE DAKOTA PIPELINE.  Another Oil Man in the cabinet.  How do you think he is going to do for conservation?

There are even more of a cast of characters, 90% of them are all white men… No Latino’s, One Black man, Two Women, one of them Asian. I had originally thought that Kathy McMorris-Rodgers was going to get the nomination of Secretary of the Interior, but Ryan Zinke from Montana got it instead, so McMoron gets to terrorize Eastern Washington at the house level for yet another term.

Look, I don’t have to live by any journalist integrity here and this is my own opinion, so whatever, but I mean look at these people. These are the absolute worst that America has to offer– none of these people care about anyone except for the elite 1% of this country, they don’t give a shit about the environment, they care about money and making more of it.  They want to drill our natural resources, they want to ignore science and build a government that is going to further separate the top from the bottom.  All of these people I have put before you today have no place in government – their whole purpose is to destroy government and what little regulation there is and make more money for the corporations that they own and control.  Trump is turning the Federal Branch into the best country club in the world.  All these people that want jobs back here, all those people that blame the immigrants for taking what little jobs there are here– all the meanwhile killing off the government, cutting spending, not paying for airplanes, twittering at 2am, all of that is going to come together so nicely for the American people.  Before todays nomination, I was still trying to be at the very least, optimistic.  Now tho– now that I see what he is at least trying to put forward– I see that all along he was just watching to see who was by his side and of course his closest alley was big oil– and here we go again– make friends with Russia so they can buy our oil, make everyone rich while cause economic calamity… It’s neverending, pathetic and sad.  If this is making America great again, I love it when it totally sucks.

 

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