December 4, 2016 1:13 am -

He ran as a populist and is positioning himself to govern with his cadre of elite billionaires.

Remember Trump’s talk about taking on the elites and the well-connected? Well, you can stick a sterling-silver fork in it.

The Trump campaign, a revolution of sans-culottes, has yielded to a Trump transition that feels more like Mel Brooks’s “History of the World, Part I.”


Count de Monet: It is said that the people are revolting.

King Louis XVI: You said it. They stink on ice!

If you feared that Trump would destabilize markets and impose reckless protectionism, his early appointments are reassuring. If you wanted him to shake up the system and depose the coastal elites — well, early signs are you’ve been had.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.