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Old 16th April 2018, 11:14 PM   #961
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
So Trump will have to find another fox to guard that particular henhouse?
This guy.

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Old 17th April 2018, 09:32 AM   #962
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What skill that must have taken!
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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Old 17th April 2018, 09:42 AM   #963
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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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:01 AM   #964
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Originally Posted by CapelDodger View Post
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",
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:34 AM   #965
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Originally Posted by CORed View Post
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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:50 AM   #966
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:13 AM   #967
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:19 AM   #968
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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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:31 AM   #969
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
Genius, we wouldn't have Betsy as secretary of education.
Yeah, those ties in the Senate would break against the administration, not for it.
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Old 17th April 2018, 11:44 AM   #970
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Originally Posted by ddt View Post
There is actually one way that Trump can relieve Pence from the post of VP.
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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:05 PM   #971
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Originally Posted by d4m10n View Post
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!
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:28 PM   #972
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I am betting that after today's Superme Court Deciision on immigration, Trump is asking if there is a way he can fire Goresuch.
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Old 17th April 2018, 12:49 PM   #973
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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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 05:36 PM   #974
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Nikki Halley. “With all due respect, I don’t get confused.”
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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.
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Old 17th April 2018, 07:29 PM   #976
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
It's hard to keep up when your boss has the attention span of a two-year-old goldfish.
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Old 17th April 2018, 08:17 PM   #977
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He is about the right color.
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good point, well made
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Old 17th April 2018, 10:02 PM   #979
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
He is about the right color.
And the same facial expression.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
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.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
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.
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Too much time spent presidenting to sack anyone?
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Too much time spent presidenting to sack anyone?
It's only Thursday. Firing Friday is tomorrow.
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Old 19th April 2018, 04:39 PM   #984
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Too much time spent presidenting having his ego stroked by foreign leaders at Mar-a-Lago to sack anyone?
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It's only Thursday. Firing Friday is tomorrow.
This
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Not exactly firing, but Trump pushed his VA nominee under the bus with his "suggestion" that Jackson should withdraw.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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Originally Posted by Trebuchet View Post
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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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I don't think Scott Pruitt is going to last long after this hearing.
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Jackson has withdrawn.
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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 !
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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.

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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.

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