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Enough’s Enough

Now Trump is borrowing bad ideas from Stalin according to Charlie Pierce. I understand why some would refer to these ‘minders’ as ‘komissars’ but they are technically PolitRuks, a contraction of ‘political leader’ [политрук, from политический руководитель] Both Khrushchev and Breshnev used their positions as PolitRuks for successful commanders to advance in the Party. So now we have a bunch of newbies trying to run Cabinets departments with White House spies sitting at their elbows and none of the senior appointed positions filled.

Great, we have almost no ambassadors around the world, or US Attorneys but we have political minders in all departments to ensure loyalty to the Trump party line. This is a level of paranoia found among petty dictators.


1 Badtux { 03.21.17 at 11:09 am }

Well, I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that the Orange Racist Russian Stooge has borrowed old Soviet techniques from his ex-KGB idol Putin…

2 Bryan { 03.21.17 at 1:19 pm }

This clown pisses me off more & more every day. I didn’t spend thousands of hours flying over the Arctic so this shit could be imported into the US government.

3 Badtux { 03.21.17 at 3:19 pm }

It’s like the Trump administration is studying Totalitarian 101 and implementing a “Best Of” medley. Der Stormer err ICE issues their first list of Der Juden Criminell err criminal Messicans. Which of course is exactly out of the Nazi playbook.

Y’know, if they don’t want to be called Nazis, they should quit doing Nazi crap. Just sayin’.

4 Bryan { 03.21.17 at 5:04 pm }

That billboard over at Misfit’s place sums it up. Verschärfte Vernehmung is the original German for “enhanced interrogation”. It’s time to start calling things, organizations, and people what they are.