Some people believe that Donald Trump tweets compulsively just to confuse and distract his enemies.
But I don't. I think he just can't help himself...
Can't help sounding like a maniac, or a dictator.
Still, it can't be denied that Trump has good reason to try to distract Americans from taking a good hard look at the kind of people he is appointing to his cabinet.
Because they couldn't be more monstrous...
Or more out of the cabinet of Dr Caligari...
A Health Secretary, Tom Price, who doesn't just want to kill Obamacare, he wants to murder medicare.
In picking Representative Tom Price, President-elect Donald Trump has chosen as his secretary of health and human services a man intent on systematically weakening, if not demolishing, the nation’s health care safety net.
Even if that means leaving tens of millions of poor and vulnerable Americans with no health care at all.
A Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, who is a billionaire, a religious fanatic, an anti-gay activist. And wants to dismember the public school system
Ms. DeVos has never attended a public school, never sent her children to a public school, never studied education at any level, never taught a day in her life. What she does bring to the post is an unparalleled zeal for turning as much of our public schools as possible over to unregulated hands and for sending as much public school money as possible to private and religious institutions.
A national security adviser like retired general Michael Flynn, who believes that the U.S. is threatened by Sharia law.
And as I have pointed out before, is right out of Dr Strangelove.
And of course, in a cabinet already worth about $35 billion, a Treasury Secretary who is a hedge fund operator from Goldmann Sachs, and got the job for only one reason.
Mnuchin is very clearly getting this job for one reason and one reason only — because he agreed to serve as the Trump campaign’s chief fundraiser in May and helped him raise a boatload of cash. There's no reason apart from this to nominate him rather than literally any other banker or economic policy professional in the country.
And maybe because he once produced the movie Mad Max:Fury Road...
Which is probably what Trump's America is going to end up looking like.
So it is a real nightmare, but at least for comic relief we get to see Mitt Romney humiliate himself...
By praising Trump after what has been described as his "dinner with the devil deal.
Speaking to reporters after the meal, Romney offered a glowing review of Trump’s transition thus far and his winning campaign. Romney said “it’s not easy to win,” adding that Trump offered a vision that “connected with the American people in a very powerful way.”
After after having said such horrible things about him during the campaign.
And needless to say, to the great delight of so many people on Twitter.
Romney: "What do you call this"— dan noëlan (@dannolan) November 30, 2016
Romney: "It's incredible. Just incredible. Divine." pic.twitter.com/DlgbgyhI5k
But here's the scary part. We have to hope Romney gets the job he is grovelling for, because Rudy Giuliani would make an even worse Secretary of State...
And the good news?
This is the cabinet of a one-term government.
It won't take long before most Americans realize that they have voted for a corrupt kleptocracy of extremists and bigots.
And realize at last what a terrible mistake they have made...
The hogs are in the White House.
And on January the 20th the resistance begins in earnest...