The Enlightenment II

Joe Biden’s 2020 Goat Rodeo

Axios’ morning email thingie gives us a taste of why Handsome Joe’s transition matters, some of it obvious and some not:

After last evening’s announcement by GSA administrator Emily Murphy let the formal transition begin, the Biden team has more than just access to money, office space, classified information and secured emails.

  • Axios’ Hans Nichols tells me that Biden’s agency review teams will now be able to talk to senior civil servants and look at the books to figure out what the Trump administration has been doing in private.

The doing in private is important (get your filthy minds out the gutter!), there’s more danger below the waterline, methinks. Prznint Stupid is a certifiable moron but he appointed some truly ingenious, deeply evil people who could have buried landmines for later. (Landmines below the waterline. I need my coffee.) But I digest:

  • Why it matters: It’s the first step for reversing the rule-making and trying to align Biden’s campaign promises with actual government policy.

Between the lines: Sure, there could always be some slow-walking from political appointees. But the departments and agencies are actually run by career civil servants. They will now cooperate.

  • And they know the bureaucratic layers, language, litigation of Trump’s policies — and how to undo them.

And that’s the important part.

This is the so-called Deep State that the Republicans want to destroy. It’s the story of the Dark Ages followed by The Enlightenment, you know, except for the religious stuff.

But like monster movies, there’s always a jump scare:

“Trump’s chief of staff, Mark Meadows, said in a memo seen by Bloomberg that the White House would ‘comply with all actions needed to ensure the smooth transfer of power.’ But he warned that ‘unless specifically authorized,’ people who work in the Office of the President ‘are not permitted to speak directly with a member of the Biden transition team or the federal transition coordinator.’”

(The Enlightenment, horror movies, waterline, landmines…)

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13 Responses to The Enlightenment II

  1. osirisopto says:

    M’thinks they doth protest too much.

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  2. Kiwiwriter says:

    The White House jerks are terrified of the legal consequences of their misdeeds.

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    • beckymaenot says:

      And they should be Kiwi. There better be repercussions for the illegal shit and corruption that has been allowed for the last 4 years. If the Biden administration does not name a special prosecutor and go after these criminals, we can expect more and worse out of the next Republican administration.

      I DO NOT want to hear- let’s not look back. I want to hear: “Indicted today: firstnamelastname,” etc until ALL the trash has been taken out.

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  3. Sirius Lunacy says:

    I was hoping Biden and Hillary would get together and announce that Hillary would be returning to the Secretary of State position. Then about a week later they could say HA! just kidding. It would have been an amazing week of meltdowns!

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  4. donnah says:

    I’m encouraged by the forward movement with GSA approval, but now Biden faces confirmation of his new hires and McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate are smarting after the loss. Trump won’t concede, which gives his side the motivation to stay aggressive. So we can hope that the new Biden team gets installed and can roll up their sleeves to tackle what we can expect to be mountains of crap left behind by criminal, inept, unskilled Trump administrators.

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  5. Stony Pillow says:

    The bin laden vault might be a good place to start.

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