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Pompeo and Bill Barr are in a real contest for the title of most classless corrupt, mendacious and dishonorable cabinet secretary.
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Mitch McConnell he would not run for Senate from Kansas, his home state, a blow to GOP hopes there
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His numbers must be horrible and the intrusiveness of a campaign wouldn't end well for him. Congress is nowhere near done with Big Mike yet. Come on GOP, get behind Kris Kobach and his talent riders**, he'll be great!* This is that NYTimes story:

Mike Pompeo Is Said to Decide Against Running for Senate in Kansas
The secretary of state’s decision most likely ends Republicans’ hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in Kansas, his home state.
By Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns Jan. 6, 2020 Updated 6:22 p.m. ET

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday told Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, that he does not plan to run for Senate in 2020, most likely ending Republicans’ hopes of securing a potentially dominant candidate for the open seat in his home state of Kansas, according to four people briefed on the meeting. Mr. Pompeo, a former congressman from the Wichita area, has quietly explored a campaign for months. But in the aftermath of the military operation last week that killed Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran, Mr. Pompeo has told senior party officials that he is ruling out becoming a candidate, according to several people who have spoken with him directly. Mr. Pompeo still has time to change his mind. The filing deadline for the primary is not until June. However, administration officials who have spoken with him in recent days said he seemed adamant about not entering the race.

Without Mr. Pompeo in the race, Republicans face an unsettled primary that includes at least one candidate, Kris Kobach, whom party leaders fear could imperil their hold on a crucial open Senate seat. Mr. Kobach, who ran unsuccessfully for governor in 2018, is popular with hard-right primary voters but widely disliked among moderate and independent voters in Kansas. Several other candidates are competing for the Republican nomination, including Representative Roger Marshall. National Democrats have rallied behind Barbara Bollier, a state senator who left the G.O.P. to become a Democrat a little more than a year ago, as their preferred candidate.

Mr. Pompeo’s decision is a setback for Republicans working to retain their Senate majority in the November elections. Mr. McConnell aggressively courted him for months, and also deployed a number of his lieutenants to make the case that the secretary of state should return to Kansas, which he represented in the House until he joined the Trump administration. Republicans hold a relatively narrow, 53-seat majority in the Senate, and they appear to be on defense in nearly all of the competitive races this year, including in blue states such as Colorado and Maine and Republican-leaning swing states like North Carolina, Arizona, Georgia and Iowa. Democrats have only one incumbent senator who is clearly vulnerable to defeat, Doug Jones of Alabama.
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Even before the Suleimani strike, that impeachment process had emerged as a political complication for Mr. Pompeo, because of his proximity to Mr. Trump’s efforts to spur the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., and to the internal Trump administration debate about whether to withhold military aid from the Eastern European ally. Still, Republicans held out hope that Mr. Pompeo would return to electoral politics in Kansas, and for months he encouraged that expectation. While the state has not elected a Democrat to the Senate since 1932, Mr. McConnell and other top Republican officials are deeply worried that they could lose the seat should Mr. Kobach, the controversial former Kansas secretary of state, emerge as their nominee. An immigration hard-liner with a history of inflammatory comments, Mr. Kobach lost the governor’s race there last year.
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He even appeared to win something of a blessing from Mr. Trump after Mr. McConnell and other congressional Republicans privately emphasized to him the importance of retaining the seat. The fate of the Senate in the 2020 election could determine whether Mr. Trump would be able to accomplish anything in his second term, should he win another four years in office, or whether an incoming Democratic president would be able to enact significant legislation and appoint judges without worrying about a wall of Republican opposition in the upper chamber.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/06/us/p ... ansas.html

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Did Kobach get the pony?

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we Kansans HATE KKKOBACH and we Kansas Dems HATE pompous Pompeo the asshole

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oh and Roger Marshall is a pansy ass trump ass licker

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Law & Crime: ‘Not Just Insane, But Deeply Chilling’ Parnas Docs Spark Calls for Secretary Pompeo’s Resignation

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So much warmth in this photo of Pompeo and Putin.
Double hand grasp by Putin and back pat from Pompeo.
Trump Admin always shows such inappropriate affection for America’s greatest adversary.
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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly says the following happened after the interview in which she asked some tough questions to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
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Well now that backfired in his face magnificently.... :-D :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
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:brickwallsmall:

He's threatening to tell the world about it? :rotflmao:
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Yeah someone got that pig cornered


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Volkonski wrote:
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Pompeo picked the wrong person to play ‘stump the dummy’ with a unlabeled map of Europe.
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Kind of odd attitude considering the whole defence strategy of President Diarrhoea Squirt was betting that people give a fuck about Ukraine.
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So, Pompeo is a pompous ass

And another of the White House cabal that hates women.

Why am I not surprised.

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Chilidog wrote:
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So, Pompeo is a pompous ass

And another of the White House cabal that hates women.

Why am I not surprised.
Agreed. And then some. So much more than pompous ass. Abuser, bully, a being that depends on cruelty and dehumanization to get his way. Devoid of rationality or compassion. A monster. Like his boss. Like so many in the Republican party have become.*

*Including my erstwhile moderate Rep, Elise Stefanik, who has overnight become a gibbering monster.
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p0rtia wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:40 am
Chilidog wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 3:58 am
So, Pompeo is a pompous ass

And another of the White House cabal that hates women.

Why am I not surprised.
Agreed. And then some. So much more than pompous ass. Abuser, bully, a being that depends on cruelty and dehumanization to get his way. Devoid of rationality or compassion. A monster. Like his boss. Like so many in the Republican party have become.*
But he's a Christian, and that's what the Sermon on the Mount is all about!
*Including my erstwhile moderate Rep, Elise Stefanik, who has overnight become a gibbering monster.
I don't think she became one overnight. When I read she used her parents' vacation cabin address to claim residence, that told me most of what I wanted to know about her ethics and morals. Recent events have let her true self shine out.

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pipistrelle wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:06 am
p0rtia wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:40 am
*Including my erstwhile moderate Rep, Elise Stefanik, who has overnight become a gibbering monster.
I don't think she became one overnight. When I read she used her parents' vacation cabin address to claim residence, that told me most of what I wanted to know about her ethics and morals. Recent events have let her true self shine out.
Perhaps. Though I had pretty much the same reaction when Hillary established residency in NY. But Stefanik is a smart woman--we're not talking Martha Blackburn here. She danced a fine line between being a sure vote for anything NRA / anything anti-ACA and voting against the grain on everything else. She called out 45 on immigration and on his vulgarity. Most of all, she did not stand up in front of cameras and gaslight, inventing catch phrases like "secret regime" and shit I can't recall right now, grinning and lying without any thought of addressing the actual issues.

I'm not saying she was a rep I was happy to have before; I'm saying I think she has been swept up in the believe that winning is everything and the better you lie, the more you win. There is nothing left there.

Though she does choose her words carefully and has left herself an out to pretend later on that she opposed 45 on all things--she was just doing her job by pointing out how evil the Dems were. More gaslighting, of course, but she does pick her words.
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Official response from Pompeo about his NPR interview. Haven’t seen anything like this before with a State Department seal on it:
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What does Bangladesh have to do with it?
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He's implying (in a lunatic way) that MLK pointed to Bangladesh on the map, not Ukraine.

The word "pig" comes to mind, but then I love and respect pigs.

I'll stick with my old fave: pond scum.
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:like:

That was a cheap shot. So what's new? :sick:
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:doh:
He could have picked a country in the region instead of one on a different continent if he wanted to be believable. :nope:

But it's clear why Drumpf chose him.
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p0rtia wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:49 am
He's implying (in a lunatic way) that MLK pointed to Bangladesh on the map, not Ukraine.

The word "pig" comes to mind, but then I love and respect pigs.

I'll stick with my old fave: pond scum.
Maybe HE thought she pointed at Ukraine.
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