The Federal Reserve Board of Governors must be bracing themselves for President Trump’s approaching fecal touch. Meet Stephen Moore and Herman Cain whom Dear Leader has plucked from the swamp’s depths to sit on the august, nonpartisan body that sets our monetary policy. No derisive laughs, please.
Stephen Moore certainly has the credentials to serve Trump as a member of the Federal Reserve Board. He was a founder of the conservative Club for Growth; he was a member of the conservative Heritage Foundation; he’s been a gold bug and is a supply-sider; he’s an adulterous deadbeat dad who was held in contempt of court for falling behind in his alimony and child support payments; he owes the IRS $75,000 in back taxes; he’s been on the wrong side of virtually every economic policy he has ever advocated; and he’s the favorite piñata of every liberal economist lucky enough to debate policy with him on the telly.
Then there’s Moore’s some-time associate Herman Cain, who ran briefly for the Republican nomination for President in 2012 and whom Trump has called “a truly outstanding individual.” He also would bring to the Board qualifications Trump should find appealing. They share a rich history of sexual misconduct against women; they are both serial philanderers who have paid off women (that’s a plural for both) for their silence; they are both businessmen, one in real estate and the other peddling pizzas and erectile dysfunction cures; they both dabble in economic innovation, the president in mounting mindless trade wars, the jovial molester in his briefly popular 9-9-9 theory of economics (presumably developed when he sat in the Thorstein Veblen Chair at Pokemon Polytechnic).
On the policy front, the lickspittle pair from down there also share one overriding qualification: Both Moore and Cain favor lowering interest rates, which, conveniently, Trump also wants to aid his reelection chances while saving bucks on his own debt. What’s in it for the suitors? Obvious. Both are partisan but “flexible” conservatives seeking a cushy federal government job.
Some Republican senators are hesitant to approve Moore, and a least four are openly against Cain...they think the Pokemon Scholar lacks academic credentials. Likewise among the naysayers, Democrats believe that Trump’s floating of both bottom-feeders from the swamp’s fathomage is just a diversionary ploy to distract us. From? His scandals past, present, and still to come. Dear Leader is known to do such things.