So out of curiosity, amid my nightly practice of channel surfing last night, I came across the “new” celebrity edition of the Apprentice, and my interest peeked. What would be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s catchphrase to fire people?
In Schwarzenegger’s case, it’s “You’re terminated. Get to the chopper.”
Schwarzenegger, known on the show as “Governor,” replaces Donald Trump as host on the NBC reality series, now in its eighth season
But my intrigue was also as a political reporter. I just had to see the closing credits of the show.
Sure enough, the name of the President-Elect, despite the controversy of doing so, the name of Donald Trump appears as an Executive Producer of “The Apprentice.”
Like it or not, this all illustrates a new political day is upon us all, and buckle your seatbelt for this historic ride.
For starters, it appears Obamacare is out, and Mr. Obama’s legacy is on the chopping block.
Republicans control the house, the senate, and the White House, so the question becomes how much opposition will come from the Democrats.
The top Democrat in the Senate, Charles Schumer (who officially took over today) and has a “relationship” with the new president from their New York days together declared:
“There are those who suggest that our baseline posture should be to work with the President-elect and help him pass his whole agenda. But it is not our job to be a rubber stamp. It is our job to do what’s best for the American people, the middle class and those struggling to get there. If the President elect proposes legislation that achieves that – on issues like infrastructure, trade, and closing the carried interest loophole, for instance – we will work in good faith to perfect and, potentially, enact it. When he doesn’t, we will resist. …”
Schumer went on:
“This will be an Accountability Congress. And we will be a caucus that works to make sure the President-elect keeps his commitment to truly make America great, in its finest sense and tradition … We will hold Trump accountable to the values that truly make America great. But we’ll fight him tooth and nail when he appeals to the baser instincts that diminish America and its greatness – instincts that have too often plagued this country and his campaign. …”
Let the games begin. Let’s all hope it’s not the American People that are basically told: “You’re terminated. Get to the chopper,” from the political parties in Washington.