Where’s That Twitter Czar?

It seems so simple, a ready made blue print for success with the incoming president, look at what Obama did……………………then just do the opposite; Don’t ram partisan legislation through at the dead of night, work across the aisle, don’t lie (you can keep your doctor, premiums will go down, I tried to get input from the GOP for my new healthcare bill, the steel industry has never been more healthy, I will not fix the immigration problem through executive order, most young Americans now don’t even have health insurance, the most transparent administration in history, not even a smidgen of corruption, my budget proposals will not add to the national debt, the Benghazi attack was the result of a youtube video, etc, etc), respect the Constitution and do not subvert it with executive orders, don’t comment on events until you get the facts (the Cambridge police acted stupidly), don’t weaponize arms of the government to attack your foes, do not reward our global enemies and betray our friends, understand that American strength is the greatest deterrent to global bad actors and their revanchist ideas, treat the MSM fairly and do not try to shut out any network that doesn’t carry your water, but mostly understand that you are the president for all the people.

If Trump does these things, and gets a filter on that damn twitter account of his, he might just work out. I get the importance of his twitter feed, timely countering the nonsense and fake news that the MSM runs about him daily ( a great example of this is the nonsense that the RNC was also hacked by the Russians and since nothing surfaced there the Russians were clearly rooting for Trump, pure poop). And mostly he has used it effectively, where he gets into trouble is the insults. I really wish someone close would explain to him what acting presidential means. Countering fake news disseminated by the MSM, send tweet, an insult or a slight given by someone no one listens to, ignore it, how easy is that?

His handlers deflect such criticisms with ,”This is who he is, it got him elected”, OK, now he is The Man, he needs to change hats and start leading instead of running.

Obama exhibited tendencies of pettiness and petulance through out his term, it was not becoming, Trump (so far) is acting the same way, equally unbecoming.

Now, a word to the opposition, 8 years ago you guys won the election, my side was not happy about it but understood the euphoria and excitement. Your inaugural celebration day was magical (for you), we left you to your revelry and went out and got drunk. Do you think, maybe you can show just a moment of maturity and allow our side the same courtesy, to allow a new administration to be ushered in, and supporters left alone to celebrate, without riots, disruption or criminal behavior? We’ll see.

Oh, and go Clemson.

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  1. AlexInCT

    If Trump does these things, and gets a filter on that damn twitter account of his, he might just work out.

    Why does he need a filter? Shit, I like that he is destroying the PC narrative and the left’s hold of what is allowed to be said. So what if he says stupid stuff every once in a while? We have spent the last 8 years not being able to say anything while the geniuses did one bad thing after another.

    Fuck having to be a PC douche when the left gets to control what makes you un-PC. I am tired of double standards and crooks.

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  2. AlexInCT

    Now, a word to the opposition, 8 years ago you guys won the election, my side was not happy about it but understood the euphoria and excitement. Your inaugural celebration day was magical (for you), we left you to your revelry and went out and got drunk. Do you think, maybe you can show just a moment of maturity and allow our side the same courtesy, to allow a new administration to be ushered in, and supporters left alone to celebrate, without riots, disruption or criminal behavior? We’ll see.

    You are joking right? Social Justice Warriors can’t be adults and will never pass up a chance to virtue signal. Me, I hope they do a lot of this. The more these morons show their lack of decency and their imaturity, the more people – the sane ones – get turned off and motivated to fight them. When all that is left for them is the real crazy fucks that don’t know better and people realize things are finally turning for the better, it will be a great day for the world and the country.

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  3. CM

    don’t lie

    You really honestly believe Trump has it in him to not lie? I mean for 5 minutes? Obama was completely unremarkable in terms of lies, as was Hillary. Trump is off the charts. How do you go from off the charts to not at all?

    the most transparent administration in history

    Horrible start then. How does Obama get held to these sort of statements but already you guys are defending Trump’s statements as just the shit he said to get elected? How do you rationalise that?

     not even a smidgen of corruption

    Hmmmmm. This will be interesting, given all his business interests and everything that is being hidden (to an unprecedented extent).

    my budget proposals will not add to the national debt

    Given what he promised he’ll either need to massively add to the debt, or break those promises. The sort of promises that no doubt won him important votes.

    don’t comment on events until you get the facts

    You cover this in your discussion about his use of twitter. The Toyota share price tanked after he made inaccurate statements about them, and their response did little to lift it.

    don’t weaponize arms of the government to attack your foes

    Lock her up! Lock her up! Again, were his repeated statements about what would happen to Hillary just ‘shit he said to get elected’, or does he get measured against it (like Obama is)? Or does the fact that Obama said nothing even remotely as ridiculous actually count against him?

    do not reward our global enemies and betray our friends

    Trump will need to do a 180 here as well. Possible I guess but it would be a stunning change. We can all hold out hope.

    but mostly understand that you are the president for all the people.

    Lots of work to do here (or undo I guess) given the large number of groups and people he has abused in the last year (sometimes in an ongoing campaign). Women for example, a lot of them don’t like other women being pigs, slobs and dog. Yes many voted for Trump but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t have to try and be President for the rest (who are the majority of women).

    I get the importance of his twitter feed, timely countering the nonsense and fake news that the MSM runs about him daily ( a great example of this is the nonsense that the RNC was also hacked by the Russians and since nothing surfaced there the Russians were clearly rooting for Trump, pure poop). And mostly he has used it effectively, where he gets into trouble is the insults.

    And when his mob take the signals and go after someone. Or when he attacks a company based on incorrect information and they take a financial hit as a result.

    What happens if his Twitter is hacked, given the impact his Tweets can obviously have now he’s President? Twitter is constantly hacked.

    https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/donald-trumps-twitter-account-is-a-security-disaster-waiting

    I agree, it’s a big problem. For a load of reasons.

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  4. CM

    Rich do you have some sort of slam-dunk evidence from an independent source which leads you to believe the RNC being hacked is “nonsense”? I assume you’re doing more than just taking their word for it (other than McCall who admitted they were hacked before it was ‘corrected’)?

    The intelligence agencies believe the RNC was hacked but obviously haven’t realeased details (same as on the other aspects) so we can’t even begin to assess veracity etc.

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  5. CM

    A market-tracking app called Trigger has already set up an alert that responds whenever Trump tweets about publicly traded companies.

    https://medium.com/trigger-finance/trump-triggers-9455b838044a#.o2vvc9dv0

    “This trigger gives you the ability to trade stocks based off of Trump’s tweets about public companies. This one-of-a-kind trigger notifies you when President-Elect Trump tweets about a publicly traded stock that you own in real time. These triggers can help you capture moves or manage your holdings based on the market’s reaction to the future President’s remarks.”

    Some scary shit right there. He can determine exactly who profits from this if he wanted to. Again, all he’s ever done in his life is seek out money-making opportunities. What is there to stop it? Self-control? Um, nope, see Exhibit A: Twitter.

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  6. grady

    Obama was completely unremarkable in terms of lies, as was Hillary.

    How you can say this is astonishing.  I know you are sympathetic to the liberal side of the political slate, but you aren’t blind and you have a memory.

    Congrats on your Tigers Rich!.  That was one heck of a game.

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  7. CM

    It’s not that they didn’t lie, it’s that there will still on the curve. If you think Trump is, particularly during the campaign, then that is truly astonishing. Many were outright contradictions of what he’d previously said or tweeted. Has this all disappeared down the memory hole now?!

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  8. Iconoclast

    Rich do you have some sort of slam-dunk evidence from an independent source which leads you to believe the RNC being hacked is “nonsense”? I assume you’re doing more than just taking their word for it (other than McCall who admitted they were hacked before it was ‘corrected’)?

    FBI’s Comey: Republicans also hacked by Russia (bold emphasis added):

    Comey later added that “there was evidence of hacking directed at state-level organizations, state-level campaigns, and the RNC, but old domains of the RNC, meaning old emails they weren’t using. None of that was released.

    Comey said there was no sign “that the Trump campaign or the current RNC was successfully hacked.”

    So I guess you “win” on a technicality, although my earlier assessment, that the (current) RNC’s systems were better protected, is still warranted.  And a logical inference is that the Russians didn’t leak any RNC emails precisely because they failed to get anything of value, anything worth leaking, from the old, unused systems.

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  9. richtaylor365 *

    I was going to throw up a quick post on this but comments here will also work;

    The chairman of the committee, Sen. Richard Burr (R., N.C.) asked Mr. Comey whether Republicans were also targeted by Russian intelligence.

    “There were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly at the state level on the Republican side of the aisle, and some limited penetration of old [Republican National Committee] domains,’’ Mr. Comey said.

    Those domains, he added, “were no longer in use’’ at the time of the hack. “Information was harvested from there, but it was old stuff,’’ Mr. Comey said. “We did not develop any evidence that the Trump campaign or the current RNC was successfully hacked.’’

     

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  10. AlexInCT

    I for one don’t trust Comey’s assessment too much considering Preibus says that their system was not hacked. Hacking old domains is great if people follow the antiquated and seriously flawed rotating password security implementation (where your PW is forcefully changed every 30, 45, 60 or 90 days). That’s because people tend to settle on a sequential PW which is then easily cracked if you have old system info.

    What this tells me is that at least the RNC took their security seriously (likely because they have been hacked before by democrats), and I suspect will take national security seriously as well. Bonus Trump win again.

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  11. ilovecress

    But in all seriousness, that’s pretty fucking shoddy journalism right there from Buzzfeed – seems like a lot of other outlets had the ‘story’ but didn’t publish. Be interesting to see if they stay on that track…

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  12. stogy

    Well, at the moment, he’s the gift that keeps on giving. Here’s an update on the inauguration:

    “Instead of trying to surround him with what people consider A-listers, is we are going to surround him with the soft sensuality of the place,” [Tom] Barrack said. “It’s a much more poetic cadence than having a circus-like celebration that’s a coronation. It will be beautiful. The cadence of it is going to be, ‘Let me get back to work.'”

    A poetic cadence…. Soft sensuality…. Wow! At first, I thought it sounded to me more like the launch of a new fabric softener…. But now I can see it’s democratainment at its finest!

    I take it all back. The next four years are going to be great!

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  13. CM

    As for the Twitter stuff…..an ex-Moorewatcher who I’ve become good (internet) friends with manages social media at a large American company and says he was told to spend a chunk of today figuring out what the company response would be if Trump attacked the company in a tweet. Like brainstorming what they could be attacked about and what the rough plan would be to handle it. And he said he’s just one piece of the puzzle. The CEO is being interviewed nationally tomorrow and so the company has set up a Twitter “war room” has been set up by my friend’s manager to monitor responses in real time. And if this is happening at this one firm, it’s likely now happening everywhere.
    This really is turning into an episode of The Twilight Zone. Or perhaps Black Mirror (Charlie Brooker again).

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  14. richtaylor365 *

    I take it all back. The next four years are going to be great!

    I hope you are right. From your link;

    Trump’s adviser Tom Barrack told reporters at Trump Tower that the president-elect asked him to make his inauguration “about the people, not about him.”

    Another 180 degree departure from the last guy, about the people not him, what a concept.

    Some of this stuff is pretty funny, not like you need my permission anyway, but  keep them coming, by all means. If is warrants a “nice”, you’ll get it.

     

     

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  15. richtaylor365 *

    OT, I’m watching Trump’s new conference. He came out real strong, acted enthused, energized, presidential, that did not last long. He just took a mean swipe at Lindsey Graham, and shut out a reporter (did not hear which network he represented) with ‘”You are fake news, you don’t get  question”, not good.

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  16. AlexInCT

    He just took a mean swipe at Lindsey Graham, and shut out a reporter (did not hear which network he represented) with ‘”You are fake news, you don’t get  question”, not good.

    Meh, Graham is a douche, but yeah, such a swipe brings him down to the Obama level. And maybe it is me Rich, but I like his treatment of the members of the dnc operative with bylines cadre. I hope he does this to them mercilessly. None of them should be taken seriously ever again after the behavior during and now after this election. The only credible attempt at rigging this election I saw was by these people.

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  17. richtaylor365 *

    Meh, Graham is a douche, but yeah, such a swipe brings him down to the Obama level.

    I like Graham a little bit more than you but Trump looked petty and mean, totally unnecessary in my view.

     I hope he does this to them mercilessly.

    Folks enjoy Trump sparring with the press, no doubt about it, and folks look at the press (generally) as agenda driven. But you can’t freeze out press reporters with ,” You are fake news, no questions for you”. This is what Obama did with Foxnews, Trump has to be better. He can call them out for their dishonesty, even upbraid them, but don’t shut them out.

    Oh look, a disagreement, don’t tell CM, it would ruin his narrative.

     

     

     

     

     

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  18. CM

    I wasn’t talking about political disagreement at all Rich. I was referring to the kinds of things you accuse me of, the kinds of things that Alex demonstrates almost daily.

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