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Norman Alexander 30th April 2018 04:47 PM

Is Kelly back in the presidential sights?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...ed-trump-idiot

thaiboxerken 30th April 2018 08:09 PM

Kelly didn't mean to call Trump an idiot out loud.....

Norman Alexander 30th April 2018 10:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 12277376)
Kelly didn't mean to call Trump an idiot out loud.....

...in front of visitors.

Craig4 1st May 2018 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by thaiboxerken (Post 12277376)
Kelly didn't mean to call Trump an idiot out loud.....

I don't see what's wrong with calling Trump an idiot. It's hardly controversial.

Norman Alexander 1st May 2018 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12278519)
I don't see what's wrong with calling Trump an idiot. It's hardly controversial.

Not that it is incorrect, just that it is unwise. A career-limiting move.

alfaniner 1st May 2018 08:05 PM

Did I read that Kelly was being floated as the head of the VA? That would probably work.

Trebuchet 1st May 2018 08:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12278560)
Not that it is incorrect, just that it is unwise. A career-limiting move.

Taking a job with Trump is a career limiting move.

Craig4 1st May 2018 11:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12278647)
Taking a job with Trump is a career limiting move.

No kidding, Kelly used to be a war hero; now he's a cautionary tale.

Norman Alexander 1st May 2018 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12278647)
Taking a job with Trump is a career limiting move.

That's afirm.

The Don 1st May 2018 11:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12278717)
No kidding, Kelly used to be a war hero; now he's a cautionary tale.

Meh.

I think he was given too much credit as a "war hero" and so all kinds of attributes were ascribed to him in terms of how honourable a person he was, his values and so forth. In truth he probably was always a populist right wing authoritarian and under Trump, his true colours have shown.

Crossbow 2nd May 2018 08:54 AM

Now this is really weird, even by Trump Administration standards.

Some of the stupid, idiotic, lying Congressional Republicans are actually trying to impeach Rod Rosenstein, so perhaps Rosenstien will be the next one out to be kicked out of the door.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world...=.c7411d4c6517

‘The Department of Justice is not going to be extorted’: Rosenstein responds to impeachment threat

Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein took aim Tuesday at Republican lawmakers who have drafted articles of impeachment against him, saying that he would not comment on documents “that nobody has the courage to put their name on” and asserting that he will not change his behavior in the face of threats.

...

Members of the conservative House Freedom Caucus — led by Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) — have been in a long-running feud with Rosenstein and the Justice Department over what they see as a failure to turn over documents on a number of controversial topics, including the surveillance of former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page.

In recent days, they finalized a draft of the impeachment articles, which criticize Rosenstein for approving the warrant to monitor Page, and then failing to turn over requested documents.

...

alfaniner 2nd May 2018 10:25 AM

Ty Cobb! When it's least expected, you're rejected -- you're the star today!
Smile, you're on Candid Camera!

Giordano 2nd May 2018 11:42 AM

How should we classify Harold Bornstein, Trump's ex-personal physician and ex-traterrestrial? He never was officially part of the Trump White House, although apparently he expected to be appointed as White House physician. Compensating for his lack of an official appointment, it should be noted that Bornestein has been thrown under the bus in the same way as the many other Trump appointees and associates who proved bothersome. IMO he should receive some sort of honorary mention in this thread.

Whenever I wonder how Trump can chose so many absolutely inappropriate or incompetent losers for his appointees, I remind myself that Trump selects people virtually on a single basis: their willingness to swear undying and mindless loyalty to him. Of course this selects for stupid, crazy, craven, or sleazy people; no surprise when these traits eventually come to the fore, prove embarrassing to the Prez, and they are thrown overboard.

d4m10n 2nd May 2018 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by alfaniner (Post 12279256)
Ty Cobb! When it's least expected, you're rejected -- you're the star today!

Two down, one to go...

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/...29763067883523

Skeptic Ginger 2nd May 2018 11:51 AM

They are really harping on Rosenstein, Dershowitz is making more news rounds claiming because Rosenstein wrote the Comey 'cause to fire' letter that makes him a witness who needs to be recused.

You know Trump is going to latch onto that.

Wonder what disagreement caused Cobb to go? Sounds like the lawyers don't get along.

TheL8Elvis 2nd May 2018 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Skeptic Ginger (Post 12279359)
They are really harping on Rosenstein, Dershowitz is making more news rounds claiming because Rosenstein wrote the Comey 'cause to fire' letter that makes him a witness who needs to be recused.

You know Trump is going to latch onto that.

Wonder what disagreement caused Cobb to go? Sounds like the lawyers don't get along.

https://twitter.com/Acosta
Source familiar with Cobb's departure says WH lawyer had been clashing with Trump in recent weeks: "Ty was uncomfortable with the Mueller tweets..." and was not going to be "part of a mud slinging campaign." Cobb made it clear to POTUS, legal team he "can't go down that path."

Norman Alexander 2nd May 2018 04:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TheL8Elvis (Post 12279385)
https://twitter.com/Acosta
Source familiar with Cobb's departure says WH lawyer had been clashing with Trump in recent weeks: "Ty was uncomfortable with the Mueller tweets..." and was not going to be "part of a mud slinging campaign." Cobb made it clear to POTUS, legal team he "can't go down that path."

Same source:
Quote:

Another legal team departure looming for Trump. WH counsel Don McGahn appears to be on his way out in the coming months, sources tell @Arianedevogue and me.
Seems Donny is going to be fresh out of legal advice sooner rather than later. Nobody wants that looming catastrophe on their resume, it seems.

Craig4 2nd May 2018 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Don (Post 12278733)
Meh.

I think he was given too much credit as a "war hero" and so all kinds of attributes were ascribed to him in terms of how honourable a person he was, his values and so forth. In truth he probably was always a populist right wing authoritarian and under Trump, his true colours have shown.

Now Kelly is starting to look like Trump in a room of Russian Oligarchs. He's being passed around and used by everyone like he's a fat joint. First he was at DHS, now the Whitehouse, next the VA.

Norman Alexander 2nd May 2018 09:06 PM

Oooh! Ooooh! BREAKING (FAKE) NEWS!! Could it be Rudy Giuliani next??!!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...els-hush-money

Trebuchet 2nd May 2018 09:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12279891)
Oooh! Ooooh! BREAKING (FAKE) NEWS!! Could it be Rudy Giuliani next??!!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...els-hush-money

What a surprise! Not.
The remaining question is whether Trump paid with his own money or used campaign or charity funds. The former is unlikely.

Norman Alexander 3rd May 2018 09:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12279920)
What a surprise! Not.
The remaining question is whether Trump paid with his own money or used campaign or charity funds. The former is unlikely.

From the sound of how it was organised, there was a big bowl of cash on the coffee-table in the centre of the room and everyone took from it what they wanted. Accounting? Legal? Ethics? Peh! MAGA!!!

dudalb 4th May 2018 03:33 PM

Best comment on Giuliani comes from Joe Scarborough:

From America's Mayor to Trump's Chump....

dudalb 4th May 2018 03:35 PM

Three Favorites neck in neck:Giuliani,Pruitt and Kelly..with the possibility of a dark horse ,of course.

acbytesla 4th May 2018 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12282103)
Three Favorites neck in neck:Giuliani,Pruitt and Kelly..with the possibility of a dark horse ,of course.

I'm betting on Giuliani. There is only room for one batcrap crazy liar on this ride. Trump doesn't like to share the spotlight.

Giordano 4th May 2018 05:11 PM

Oh- good point; let's not forget Pruitt just because of all this excitement about Giuliani. The whole question of course is how much personal embarrassment has each caused Trump. I'm not certain. Pruitt is a nasty, horrible person who has engaged in multiple scandalous schemes seeking self-enrichment that must be embarrassing to the administration as a whole. Giuliani has made public statements that have undermined Trump's own claims (I almost wrote credibility, ha, ha) and created additional legal problems for him. A close call. Because of the more direct impact of Giuliani's actions on Trump's public image I think that I still favor Giuliani as the next to go.

Trebuchet 4th May 2018 06:12 PM

Pruitt is a man after Trump's own "heart" -- liar, grifter, cheat, con-artist. He's probably safe.

Craig4 5th May 2018 06:25 AM

I'm thinking that the The Bitch Queen of the Briefing Room might be on her way out. When I see her now, I hear the lyrics of "Mrs. Robinson" in my head. I kind of expect her to go somewhere quiet and stroll around the grounds until she feels at home

Stacko 5th May 2018 06:32 AM

Either Kellyanne's twitter account was hacked or it's her.

Firestone 5th May 2018 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12282533)

... or her husband George remembered her Twitter password ...

d4m10n 5th May 2018 12:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Firestone (Post 12282648)
... or her husband George remembered her Twitter password ...

This is too good.

https://twitter.com/SethAbramson/sta...30053078716416

Craig4 5th May 2018 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12282825)

Seth makes a good point. No matter how the Trump administration ends, being a Trump supporter just puts you on the wrong side of history. There are a precious few (too few) who are just trying to keep the government of the United States on the rails until sanity returns who history will judge kindly. The rest of the administration, they'll be lucky if the history books overlook them. More likely, their legacy will be that they were a toady to a Russian whore.

logger 5th May 2018 08:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12283120)
Seth makes a good point. No matter how the Trump administration ends, being a Trump supporter just puts you on the wrong side of history. There are a precious few (too few) who are just trying to keep the government of the United States on the rails until sanity returns who history will judge kindly. The rest of the administration, they'll be lucky if the history books overlook them. More likely, their legacy will be that they were a toady to a Russian whore.

Simply not even close to reality. History will be kind to the president that ends the Korean War. Brings peace through strength and makes America Great Again.

Toontown 5th May 2018 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by logger (Post 12283132)
Simply not even close to reality. History will be kind to the president that ends the Korean War. Brings peace through strength and makes America Great Again.

You mean South Korea's president Moon? It was he and Kim who struck the agreement to end the war, amid much hugging and grinning.

BTW, America was already strong and great, and was already destined to become stronger and greater, due entirely to factors Trump has never had anything to do with.

logger 6th May 2018 06:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Toontown (Post 12283176)
You mean South Korea's president Moon? It was he and Kim who struck the agreement to end the war, amid much hugging and grinning.

I have no doubt you think the President won’t get the credit.

Delphic Oracle 6th May 2018 06:43 AM

What fantastic lack of self-awareness one must have to embrace the mantra "peace through strength."

This is where the tapatalk signature that annoys people used to be

Craig4 6th May 2018 07:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logger (Post 12283132)
Simply not even close to reality. History will be kind to the president that ends the Korean War. Brings peace through strength and makes America Great Again.

Your president was watching Fox and Friends while Kim and Moon ended the war. Trump is being outmaneuvered by Kim.

Lurch 6th May 2018 02:50 PM

When I read "Peace Through Strength" I can't help recalling "Strength Through Joy."

Norman Alexander 6th May 2018 03:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by logger (Post 12283337)
I have no doubt you think the President won’t get the credit.

I have no doubt Donny will try desperately once again to take all the credit. A rooster taking credit for the dawn.

logger 6th May 2018 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12283367)
Your president was watching Fox and Friends while Kim and Moon ended the war. Trump is being outmaneuvered by Kim.

I’d certainly love to know how? Lol

logger 6th May 2018 05:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12283803)
I have no doubt Donny will try desperately once again to take all the credit. A rooster taking credit for the dawn.

Desperately.... that is hilarious! He will achieve something libs could only dream of.


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