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Sat Nov 19, 2016, 03:21 PM

Dealing with crises is where the rubber meets the road for presidents

Disaster planning, authoritizing the dispersal of funds, coordinating with local authorities, federalizing the National Guard and pretty much helping the American people feel that he or she is on the job in their time of need. And that's just scratching the surface.

These are things that can only be done correctly by dedicated, experienced professionals and not half-assed crony hacks.

We've yet to see who Trump will put in charge of FEMA and the rest of his domestic policy team, but we'd have a tremendous clue as to what to look for as far as disaster response under a Prez Trump by gauging his appointments.

A bad or inadequate emergency response, especially in the South (hurricanes), the Heartland (floods and tornadoes), the West and Southwest (drought and fires) will damage his credibility in these areas.

These places are where the heart of his political support is... We ought to make a note of that. Not to mention the fact that global climate change will make these problems even worse and more frequent.

Everyone in charge should plan for these inevitabilities, otherwise they're woefully incompetent.

It's not like I'm hoping that things like that will happen, this is life and death of course. I'm saying that they are going to happen and Trump's going to be sitting in the Oval Office when they do. If he does his job, fine, that's what he was elected to do. There's no avoiding his own responsibility in this arena.

But if he fucks up disaster response, we have an obligation to make sure that he pays for his incompetence dearly.

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Skittles Nov 2016 #1

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Sat Nov 19, 2016, 05:37 PM

1. Trump is an extreme narcissist and bully

he'll reward the red states and withhold assistance from the sane ones

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