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Norman Alexander 16th April 2018 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12260597)
So Trump will have to find another fox to guard that particular henhouse?

This guy.

https://i1.wp.com/tmttactical.com/wp...appy.jpg?w=500

jimbob 17th April 2018 09:32 AM

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Originally Posted by LSSBB (Post 12260705)

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12260840)
What skill that must have taken! :rolleyes:

To be fair, the caption writers on The Onion probably didn't realise that in 2018, that using one hand to drink might be a difficult task for the POTUS

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I AGREE

CORed 17th April 2018 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Craig4 (Post 12258212)
It's hard to fire Pence. He can resign or be impeached but Trump can't just fire him.

It wouldn't surprise me a bit if he tried to fire Pence. I doubt he actually knows he can't.

dudalb 17th April 2018 10:01 AM

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Originally Posted by CapelDodger (Post 12259489)
Someone once described the Vice-Presidency as "just a heartbeat away from a real job".

John Adams, who was the first VIce President with Washington as President describe the office as "The most insignificant office every devised by the mind of man",

ddt 17th April 2018 10:34 AM

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Originally Posted by CORed (Post 12261319)
It wouldn't surprise me a bit if he tried to fire Pence. I doubt he actually knows he can't.

There is actually one way that Trump can relieve Pence from the post of VP. :D

d4m10n 17th April 2018 10:50 AM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12261344)
John Adams, who was the first VIce President with Washington as President describe the office as "The most insignificant office every devised by the mind of man",

Adams managed to rise above it, though.

You might call it OJT.

acbytesla 17th April 2018 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12261398)
Adams managed to rise above it, though.

You might call it OJT.

It should be kept in mind that when John Adams was Vice President the position was filled by whomever finished second in the balloting. Imagine Hillary Clinton as the Vice President today.

ponderingturtle 17th April 2018 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 12261422)
It should be kept in mind that when John Adams was Vice President the position was filled by whomever finished second in the balloting. Imagine Hillary Clinton as the Vice President today.

Genius, we wouldn't have Betsy as secretary of education.

acbytesla 17th April 2018 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle (Post 12261435)
Genius, we wouldn't have Betsy as secretary of education.

Yeah, those ties in the Senate would break against the administration, not for it.

d4m10n 17th April 2018 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by ddt (Post 12261376)
There is actually one way that Trump can relieve Pence from the post of VP. :D

I can think of at least three or four ways.

Resign (e.g. Richard M. Nixon)

Die (e.g. William H. Harrison)

Impeachment in the House followed by conviction in the Senate (unprecedented)

Incapacity (NEW)

ETA: Upon reconsideration, that last one doesn't technically promote the VP to President.

ddt 17th April 2018 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by d4m10n (Post 12261473)
I can think of at least three or four ways.

Resign (e.g. Richard M. Nixon)

Die (e.g. William H. Harrison)

Impeachment in the House followed by conviction in the Senate (unprecedented)

Incapacity (NEW)

ETA: Upon reconsideration, that last one doesn't technically promote the VP to President.

When I wrote "how Trump can relieve", I only considered ways due to conscious actions by Trump. I forgot about "suicide", as a subset of "die" per your list. :) Anyways, give the man another cheeseburger!

dudalb 17th April 2018 12:28 PM

I am betting that after today's Superme Court Deciision on immigration, Trump is asking if there is a way he can fire Goresuch.

acbytesla 17th April 2018 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12261537)
I am betting that after today's Superme Court Deciision on immigration, Trump is asking if there is a way he can fire Goresuch.

That's what I love about SCOTUS. These guys can pretty much let their conscience be their guide and they owe the President that nominated them nothing. So, you get these cases that break the other way. And while the last 4 Chief Justices were appointed by Republicans Warren appointed by Eisenhower voted very often with the more liberal side of the court and Roberts upheld Obamacare with his vote.

jond 17th April 2018 05:36 PM

Nikki Halley. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”

Trebuchet 17th April 2018 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jond (Post 12261981)
Nikki Halley. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”

Had to Google that. It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old.

She's never been a great fit for this admin anyhow, being brown, female, and an anchor baby.

Norman Alexander 17th April 2018 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12261995)
It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old goldfish.

ftfy

Trebuchet 17th April 2018 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Norman Alexander (Post 12262079)
ftfy

He is about the right color.

jimbob 17th April 2018 09:56 PM

good point, well made

Norman Alexander 17th April 2018 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12262132)
He is about the right color.

And the same facial expression.

Dr. Keith 19th April 2018 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12261995)
Had to Google that. It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old.

She's never been a great fit for this admin anyhow, being brown, female, and an anchor baby.

I've not really followed her, but I had some respect for her until she took this job. That line earned her back a bit of that respect.

dudalb 19th April 2018 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12261995)
Had to Google that. It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old.

She's never been a great fit for this admin anyhow, being brown, female, and an anchor baby.

You forgot she's intelligent.

a_unique_person 19th April 2018 02:42 PM

Too much time spent presidenting to sack anyone?

Trebuchet 19th April 2018 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 12264241)
Too much time spent presidenting to sack anyone?

It's only Thursday. Firing Friday is tomorrow.

Norman Alexander 19th April 2018 04:39 PM

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Originally Posted by a_unique_person (Post 12264241)
Too much time spent presidenting having his ego stroked by foreign leaders at Mar-a-Lago to sack anyone?

ftfy

TheL8Elvis 19th April 2018 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12264264)
It's only Thursday. Firing Friday is tomorrow.

This

dudalb 24th April 2018 03:30 PM

Not exactly firing, but Trump pushed his VA nominee under the bus with his "suggestion" that Jackson should withdraw.

Stacko 24th April 2018 05:36 PM

Is there some sort of competition over who can be the most corrupt?

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“We had a hierarchy in my office in Congress,” Mr. Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker from South Carolina, told 1,300 bankers and lobbyists at an American Bankers Association conference in Washington. “If you’re a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn’t talk to you. If you’re a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you.”

Mr. Mulvaney, who also runs the White House budget office, is a longtime critic of the Obama-era consumer bureau, including while serving in Congress. He was tapped by President Trump in November to temporarily run the bureau, in part because of his promise to sharply curtail its enforcement actions.

Since then, he has frozen all new investigations and slowed down existing inquiries by requiring career employees to produce detailed justifications for their work and by sharply restricting the bureau’s access to bank data, arguing that its investigations created unnecessary online security risks. And he has scaled back the agency’s efforts to go after payday lenders, auto lenders and other financial services companies accused of preying on vulnerable consumers.

acbytesla 24th April 2018 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by dudalb (Post 12269770)
Not exactly firing, but Trump pushed his VA nominee under the bus with his "suggestion" that Jackson should withdraw.

Ronny Jackson should NEVER EVER been nominated for that job. He was grotesquely unqualified. A reasonable vetting would have made that clear. But Trump 'liked' Jackson and that was enough for Trump. Now Jackson has been needlessly run over by Congress and the press. He should have told Trump 'no', but ego and ambition probably got the best of him.

I have to wonder who the next unqualified stiff Trump rolls out?

Trebuchet 24th April 2018 06:08 PM

Jackson, as WH physician, was willing to perpetuate the ridiculous lie that Trump is 6'3" and weighs only 230 pounds. I'm 5'8", 220 lb, and don't look as fat as Trump.

jimbob 24th April 2018 09:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12269895)
Jackson, as WH physician, was willing to perpetuate the ridiculous lie that Trump is 6'3" and weighs only 230 pounds. I'm 5'8", 220 lb, and don't look as fat as Trump.

Maybe the fat cells in his body have some dort of self-awareness and spread out, trying to keep as far away from the core of Trump as possible, only being prevented from further expansion by his skin?

Craig4 25th April 2018 03:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12269895)
Jackson, as WH physician, was willing to perpetuate the ridiculous lie that Trump is 6'3" and weighs only 230 pounds. I'm 5'8", 220 lb, and don't look as fat as Trump.

Yeah that side-show freak physique of his is more than 230 pounds.

bonzombiekitty 25th April 2018 04:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12269895)
Jackson, as WH physician, was willing to perpetuate the ridiculous lie that Trump is 6'3" and weighs only 230 pounds. I'm 5'8", 220 lb, and don't look as fat as Trump.

I'm 6'4" and don't look at all overweight and he's somehow within 10lbs of my weight? I find that hard to believe.

Then again, he could just literally be full of hot air.

fagin 25th April 2018 04:20 AM

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Originally Posted by bonzombiekitty (Post 12270279)
I'm 6'4" and don't look at all overweight and he's somehow within 10lbs of my weight? I find that hard to believe.

Then again, he could just literally be full of hot air ****.

FTFY.

dudalb 25th April 2018 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by acbytesla (Post 12269891)
Ronny Jackson should NEVER EVER been nominated for that job. He was grotesquely unqualified. A reasonable vetting would have made that clear. But Trump 'liked' Jackson and that was enough for Trump. Now Jackson has been needlessly run over by Congress and the press. He should have told Trump 'no', but ego and ambition probably got the best of him.

I have to wonder who the next unqualified stiff Trump rolls out?

And it's getting worse. As Trump becomes more and more imbattled, more and more will he make appontments based sheerly on personal loyalty.
There is a long history of authoritarians doing this. It has never ended well for them.

Stacko 26th April 2018 08:17 AM

I don't think Scott Pruitt is going to last long after this hearing.

Trebuchet 26th April 2018 08:51 AM

Jackson has withdrawn.

The Don 26th April 2018 09:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Trebuchet (Post 12272284)
Jackson has withdrawn.

Those evil Obstructionist Dems destroying the life and reputation of one of America's greatest heroes - and completely destroying the opportunity for him to do great work at the VA in the process. Why do they hate the military so much - SAD !

TheL8Elvis 26th April 2018 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12272220)

Saving people a click:

Pruitt now admits in Congressional testimony that he gave his chief of staff authority to give large raises for two of his deputies, over the objections of the White House.

He told Fox News earlier this month he "did not" approve the raises and didn't know who did it.


Sadly, at this point I don't think that's enough to get him out. I guess we'll see.

eta:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.0f40e57b11b3

Even as President Trump repeatedly expressed his support for Pruitt in public, top White House aides began to escalate their disapproval, suggesting the administrator has mischaracterized his role in boosting the salaries of two employees. On Thursday evening, three administration officials confirmed that Pruitt endorsed the idea last month of giving substantial raises to senior counsel Sarah Greenwalt and scheduling and advance director Millan Hupp — although he did not carry out the pay raise himself.

And Pruitt’s decision to ignore White House Chie
f of Staff John F. Kelly’s warnings to be more cautious about giving public interviews only complicated his standing with many of Trump’s key aides.

Stacko 29th April 2018 02:26 PM

Ronny Jackson not returning to his role as the president's personal physician.

Norman Alexander 29th April 2018 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Stacko (Post 12275685)

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On Friday, speaking at a joint news conference with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany at the White House, Trump had nothing but praise for Jackson, calling him "one of the finest men that I’ve ever met."
Well, if that sort of endorsement isn't a big black curse on your promotional prospects then I don't know what is.


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