frostypooky wrote:Victor Cha is out of the running for US Amb to S Korea because he didnt agree a US strike on NK or dropping KORUS trade deal would be good ideas. this is the conservative camp's most qualified and respected person on Korea issues, it's like tossing out Mattis because he didn't agree that Abrams rolling down DC for a parade would be a good idea. that the Trump admin would throw out the number 1 conservative Korea guy because he didnt agree to meme policy is telling.
We are in the age of rule by meme. The people in the seats believe and the people backing them don't care as long as they get their taxes cut.
The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.
They always used to go on about that, presumably thinking that congress would tax the rich into the dirt and spend it all on welfare. Turns out, the bribe's a tax cut for gullible idiots who think about government spending entirely in terms of the military and my medicare (good) and millions in payments to blaxican welfare queens who use the money to buy escalades and abort children from baby daddy #23 while conducting science experiments on the sex lives of mice (bad and most of it).
I'm skilled labor now, so that's my way out. Unless the dems sweep in November, this place is about to get a lot worse before it gets better. Best case is Berlusconi Italy. Worst case? Venezuela. The economy is already starting to slow down.
Fade2Gray wrote:Juche has been playing it successfully for decades as well. They got a lot of their aid cut off, but who wants to bet that they worm out some bennies somehow in these latest talks?
They'd need to bullshit it past Trump. He won't give them anything except a bucket of instant sunshine. Unless Kim Jong Un says something nice about him, in which case the money will appear as if by magic.