Nattering Nabobs of Negativism

Wed, 2016/12/14 - 12:51pm | Your editor
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After my nostalgia trip to the 1960s over the Manchurian candidate in Trump Tower, I was reminded of a bit of wit during the Nixon Administration. Before he resigned over corruption charges, Vice-President Spiro Agnew was the house wordsmith. He coined the phrase “nattering nabobs of negativism”.

The planned US cabinet could meet that definition, but here is another: “the tweeting Trumpian total tear-down tycoon team”. The nominations in the energy, environmental, healthcare, education, and trade posts all publicly hate the part of governmnet they are supposed to head.

More for paid subscribers follows in this last US-based blog for 2016. I fly away tonight to Brexit-land. We have news from Britain, Australia, Israel, Denmark, Finland, and Ireland.

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