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The Post-US Election: An Exercise in Muddying

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If there ever was an Alice in Wonderland show in the US, this is it


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- Within a matter of hours, president-elect Trump went from being 'unfit for the office of commander-in-chief' to someone who deserves a chance to prove that he is, in the words of the outgoing president.

- A no holds barred white supremacist publicist who sports a scruffy beard and open collar becomes the president elect's 'senior advisor', accepted by the uber correct head of the Republican Party, who promises to work with him.

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- The Democratic Party delivers its auto-critic, recognizing that under the Clinton Leadership Council it has consistently failed its working class base, while Bernie Sanders, whom it weaseled out of the candidacy, promises to help turn it around.

- The President Himself demands that his adult children be granted security clearances while they take over the running of his business empire, and calls Russian President Vladimir Putin to initiate cooperation in running the world instead of blowing it up.

One cannot help but wonder whether President Trump's overtures to the man depicted as the devil incarnate by the US press are intended to ensure Trump Inc access to Russia's mineral trove -- on behalf of the Empire. After all, his former advisor, Paul Manafort, already has oil interests in Ukraine....

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