Power of Story Send a Tweet        
- Advertisement -

Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend (1 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   14 comments
OpEdNews Op Eds

The First 100 Days: What Would Donald/Hillary/Bernie Do?

By       Message Ted Rall       (Page 1 of 2 pages)     Permalink

Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 3   Funny 2   Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com Headlined to H3 3/19/16

Author 66949
Become a Fan
  (25 fans)
- Advertisement -

Reprinted from Smirking Chimp

Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders
Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton vs Bernie Sanders
(Image by The Rubin Report, Channel: The Rubin Report)
  Permission   Details   DMCA

If Donald wins the general election, who the heck knows what he'd do as president?"-- Ted Cruz

March 15, 2017 -- In the most devastating attack on American soil, a North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile carrying at least two nuclear warheads struck downtown Seattle just after 8 am, killing tens of thousands of residents at the height of the morning commute. "There's nothing left...the city is just gone," a spokesperson for the Federal Emergency Management Agency announced after hours of silence from the nation's capital, which went on lockdown after the explosion. There has been no word from President Trump, who has presumably been taken to a safe location.

- Advertisement -

"The imperialist forces should now understand that Seattle is but the beginning, and the whole of the United States might turn into a sea of fire due to the foolhardy insults of the American tyrant," Pyongyang announced in a statement released through its official Korean Central News Agency.

Tensions between the DPRK and the U.S. increased after Trump took office and began taunting North Korean leader Kim Jong-un as "Little Kim," and threatened to "punch the little twerp in the face."

January 20, 2017 -- Derided as a carnival barker who can read a crowd but never reads a book, President Donald Trump defied the pundits at an inauguration ceremony observers from across the American political spectrum called artful, unifying and universally inspiring.

- Advertisement -

Taking the microphone on a chilly but beautiful Washington morning before a crowd of several hundred thousand spectators -- all of whom were treated to a People's Breakfast on the Washington Mall beforehand -- Trump focused on bringing the nation together after last year's brutal four-way race between him, Democrat Hillary Clinton and independents Bernie Sanders and Paul Ryan.

"We may disagree about how to make America great again," he said, an open smile across his face, "but we all want to make her great -- and we love her. Toward that end," he said, citing presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin, "Mine will be a team of rivals -- a team of smart, talented, diverse people. And I will listen to them!" he said, drawing applause as he pointed to Vice President Clinton and new economic czars Sanders and Paul Krugman.

Referencing one of his key campaign promises, he pledged to "begin building the wall" along the border with Mexico, but allowed that "there's no way we can or should ask Mexico to pay for it." At the same time, Trump said, "I've been listening to my excellent brain and my conscience, both of which say the same thing: if you haven't committed a serious crime, you're welcome to stay here -- in your new home -- and citizenship is yours if you want it."

December 24, 2016 -- During her primary battle against Bernie Sanders, President-Elect Hillary Clinton co-opted many of Sanders' campaign promises to alleviate poverty and income inequality, and to go after Wall Street. Analysts say tacking left helped her seal the deal with the progressive base of the Democratic party.

Today, however, the Clinton transition office released a list of her cabinet picks -- which read like business as usual. "It's as though the Bernie surge never happened," approvingly editorialized The New York Times, which endorsed Clinton.

Clinton's choices are drawn from familiar center-right figures who served in the Obama and Bill Clinton administrations. Private equity executive Timothy Geithner is returning to his former post as secretary of the treasury. Clinton plans to nominate controversial Harvard economist Lawrence Summers to replace Janet Yellen as the head of the Federal Reserve Bank. In a move sure to dispirit liberals, she plans to nominate Republicans like Senator Orrin Hatch -- "best friend I ever had in the senate" -- as secretary of state and, most controversially, nonagenarian Henry Kissinger as national security adviser and to a new position, Director of Unmanned Aerial Defense -- running the nation's drone program, which Clinton announced last week she plans to expand.

- Advertisement -

With all the major posts filled, liberal supporters are pushing for ex-Obamaite Van Jones to get a spot like deputy undersecretary of agriculture.

January 21, 2017 -- As expected, newly inaugurated President Bernie Sanders threw down the gauntlet, telling a joint session of the Republican-dominated Congress, "Enough is enough. The American people elected me to carry out a political revolution and now, goddammit, that's exactly what we're going to do."

Decrying Republican intransigence -- "the politics of saying no for its own sake, and for the sake of the top 1%" -- Sanders warned congressmen and senators that they would pay a heavy price if they refuse to pass three pieces of legislation within the next 10 days: a $15 minimum wage, free public college tuition and Medicare for all.

"You can do this the easy way, and respect the mandate represented by my victory," he said, "or you can make tens of millions of Americans come here to Washington, surround your offices and your homes, and refuse to leave until you do the right thing."

Senate Majority Mitch McConnell struck a defiant tone following Sanders' speech, calling it "blackmail" and "using democracy as a cudgel." But GOP insiders say Sanders is likely to get much of what he wants.

Next Page  1  |  2

 

- Advertisement -

Must Read 3   Funny 2   Well Said 1  
View Ratings | Rate It

opednews.com

Ted Rall, a political cartoonist, is the author of "The Anti-American Manifesto." He was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1963, raised in Kettering, Ohio and graduated from Fairmont West High School in 1981. His first cartoons were published (more...)
 

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon Share Author on Social Media   Go To Commenting

The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The Revolution Will Not Be Deactualized

Coverage of the anti-NSA Protest is an Example of a New Way to Disseminate Government BS

Why Trump is Doomed (It's Not the Nazi Thing)

Now, A Postmortem By Someone Who Actually Saw Trump's Win Coming

Hillary Cheated

Our Suicidal Ruling Class: Why Won't the Rich and Powerful Try to Save Themselves?