Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

Who is next to get the ax?

Alex Azar, Health and Horrible Services
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Stephen Miller, Senior Adviser for Bad Policy
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Jared Kushner, Prince of the Realm
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Kellyanne Conway, Yappin' Fool
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Dr. Benjamin Carson, Secretary of Sleepy Housing and Urban Destruction
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Mike Pompeo, Secretary of Stating Bullshit
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Mick Mulvaney, Acting Cheap of Staff
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Joseph Maguire, Director of National Stupidity
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Chris Wray, Misdirector of the Federal Bureau of Investimagation
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Jimmy Down the Hall
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Post by Notorial Dissent » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:30 am

The biggest stumbling block I can see here is that the smartest ones(candidates) who might do the best job, are also smart enough to see the very strong correlation between shortness of tenure and likelihood of indictment in connection with the WH, Individual 1, and this mal-administration is unacceptably high for someone career oriented.
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Post by HST's Ghost » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:10 am

Suranis wrote:
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Trumpie would love Hope Hicks back.
Ohhh, I love this scenario...but thinking about this a bit, the whole final forcing out of Kelly comes down to Ivanka pushing Daddy's buttons for Kushie...What is the Shakespeare play about the daughter being the downfall of the King? Anyhow, and then in walks Hope Hicks!? What exactly is her relationship with ol Drumpf anyhow? Dynamite, I mean, real A-bomb reality TV there... :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Who's going to be the NEXT one under the bus?

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Post by RoadScholar » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:22 am

Lear.

His daughters were not his downfall, mainly. His folly was.

Lear tried to divide his kingdom among his kids, but more tragically he tried to divide kingship itself... He tried to foist off the gritty part of it— actually running the affairs of State— on them, while retaining the fun parts— the parties, the rallies and adventures, the flattery and adulation— to himself.

Sound familiar?
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Post by Dan1100 » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:38 pm

HST's Ghost wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:10 am
Suranis wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:12 am
Trumpie would love Hope Hicks back.
Ohhh, I love this scenario...but thinking about this a bit, the whole final forcing out of Kelly comes down to Ivanka pushing Daddy's buttons for Kushie...What is the Shakespeare play about the daughter being the downfall of the King? Anyhow, and then in walks Hope Hicks!? What exactly is her relationship with ol Drumpf anyhow? Dynamite, I mean, real A-bomb reality TV there... :clap: :clap: :clap:
It would almost confirm my suspicion that we are in the porn parody multiverse.
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Post by Foggy » Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:17 pm

Today I saw on Twitter that Kelly won't be gone until after January 2nd, "maybe later". I'm gonna hold off on resetting the poll.
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Post by SLQ » Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:57 pm

Foggy wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:17 pm
Today I saw on Twitter that Kelly won't be gone until after January 2nd, "maybe later". I'm gonna hold off on resetting the poll.
It's quite possible given his comment today about already having a quite competent Kelly in the role, there is no hurry. Trump may actually unfire Kelly, if he can't find anyone else to take the job. Question is, will Kelly resign anyway???
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Post by ZekeB » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:30 pm

SLQ wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:57 pm
It's quite possible given his comment today about already having a quite competent Kelly in the role, there is no hurry. Trump may actually unfire Kelly, if he can't find anyone else to take the job. Question is, will Kelly resign anyway???
When I saw Kellyanne Conway's picture on the news today as a possible COS, I nearly wretched. Oh well, that one would serve him right.
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Post by pipistrelle » Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:38 pm

George would LOVE that.

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Post by Notorial Dissent » Tue Dec 11, 2018 7:30 pm

I think if she wants to save her marriage and her sanity, or both, she had best run, and sooner rather than later.
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Post by Dolly » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:00 am

RTH10260 wrote:
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:19 pm

Is there already a Christie meme sunbathing on the WH lawn ? ;)


Recently, in the replies to a Trump tweet, I saw another. It used Trump Yelling At The Kid Mowing The White House Lawn meme and the caption asking the kid if he wanted to be Chief Of Staff. Of course, I can't find it now.
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Post by Lani » Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:42 am

Dolly wrote:
Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:00 am
:snippity:
:snippity:
Recently, in the replies to a Trump tweet, I saw another. It used Trump Yelling At The Kid Mowing The White House Lawn meme and the caption asking the kid if he wanted to be Chief Of Staff. Of course, I can't find it now.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:24 pm

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General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administration as Secretary of Defense for the past two years. During Jim’s tenure, tremendous progress has been made, especially with respect to the purchase of new fighting....

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:29 pm

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Post by Kendra » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:40 pm



Retiring says Donald. :liar:

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Post by kate520 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:44 pm

Is he disrespectful, calling him Jim in this announcement while touting his military achievements? I would say Gen Marttis*...

But it’s Trump. He’s conserving Twitter letters cuz that’s way more important, yes? :roll:

ETA: or Mattis. All the way thru.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:45 pm

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It's hard to overstate the magnitude of Mattis's resignation. The world viewed him as the rock. As crazy as things appeared to be in the Oval, allies took comfort in the fact that Mattis was in charge at the Pentagon. He will be gone Feb. 28.

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Post by Turtle » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:51 pm

I'm guessing the new Sec Def will be Mick Mulvaney or Mike Pompeo

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:54 pm

I read this as a rebuke to Trump.

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Post by tek » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:54 pm

Multitasking Mick can handle it!
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:56 pm

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There isn't a single word of praise for Trump in Mattis's resignation letter.

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:59 pm

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BREAKING: Jim Mattis says Trump deserves a defense secretary 'whose views are better aligned with yours,' says he's stepping down.

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Post by bob » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:01 pm

Wash. Ex. [in 2017]: Tillerson, Mattis, Mnuchin forge 'suicide pact' in the event Trump wants one of them gone: Report.

So, does Mnuchin win a set of steak knives?

Also the Wash. Ex.:
What choice did Mattis have? If he stayed, resentful and unimpactful [regarding the president's Syria announcement], he could have eventually gotten the despicable Tillerson treatment. Plus, if the rumored "suicide" pact between Tillerson, Mattis, and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin forged was real, then Mnuchin will be the next to go.

With Mattis, John Kelly, and Nikki Haley all with one foot out the door, OMB Director-cum-Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will be stretched paper thin. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be without any allies, and likely go the way of his predecessor eventually.

At least Trump will still have Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump. That, plus the approval of Putin and the caliphate.
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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:01 pm

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Former CIA ops officer on the Mattis news: "You ever wonder what’d be like if a wheel came off of your crossover vehicle with your whole family in it on the freeway? Well, your gonna get to experience it without your family being in any immediate danger. In February."

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Post by Kendra » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:03 pm

Mattis’ resignation letter makes it clear.

“My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues.”

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Post by Volkonski » Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:05 pm

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Sen. Rubio: "Gen. Mattis has served our nation with great distinction ... For the sake of our national security I hope his decision to resign was motivated solely by a desire to enjoy a well deserved retirement."

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