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    He has drained the swamp.........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I will say that I am intrigued about all the resignations and firings. It has to be more than people simply not doing their job. If that is the case, a guy that only picks the best people (his words), he has picked a lot of duds. I think his ego plays into it at least some. I mean, I get you don't go against your boss publicly. You should never do that. But it would seem that with this president, you don't go against him at all. Maybe that isn't the case, but you have to admit, the turnover is ridiculously high for 14 months in.
    the turnover rate, as you mentioned, is high. it's almost as if the White House has a revolving door. The only common denominator is Trump. I'm of the mindset that he may be difficult to work with, demanding and micro-managing. We really don't know if this is something new, or if it's how he conducts business. Afterall, he did make famous "You're fired!". Could be a mixture of like-minded business minds who never had to report to anyone (or haven't in years) suddenly being put under the microscope, having to deal with Trump's expectations, and at this point in their lives, not feeling up to the task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superman View Post

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    You beat me to this point.
    Every story needs a villain. I'm okay playing that role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerSask View Post
    He has drained the swamp.........
    You should probably worry more about Justin Trudeau making an ass of himself in India while at the same time allowing Jihadis to use Canada as a staging ground.
    Every story needs a villain. I'm okay playing that role.

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    I think Trump picked Tillerson at the beginning to appease the GOPe. Now he's just like, fuck them, I'm getting my own guys in. Sessions needs to go next. And then fire fucking Mueller, end the dog and pony show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Superman View Post
    the turnover rate, as you mentioned, is high. it's almost as if the White House has a revolving door. The only common denominator is Trump. I'm of the mindset that he may be difficult to work with, demanding and micro-managing. We really don't know if this is something new, or if it's how he conducts business. Afterall, he did make famous "You're fired!". Could be a mixture of like-minded business minds who never had to report to anyone (or haven't in years) suddenly being put under the microscope, having to deal with Trump's expectations, and at this point in their lives, not feeling up to the task.
    Agreed...

    I have recently lived this in my professional life..

    Although my release was termed as a restructuring, it was basically the decision of a ego-maniac, reactionary, micro managing, and vision less superior, who saw me as a "threat" to his style of doing business...

    I hated to lose the job, mainly for the salary it paid, but my stress level and my enjoyment of life has actually returned!

    Im sure most if not all of the Trump staff firings..... are probably feeling the same way.

    Trumps the boss and is managing to his life-long style..and it is his right as the ultimate superior in his current role..
    It is all about the results....and IMHO the jury is still out on this president..
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    I think Gina Haspel is an excellent choice to run the CIA. But when I was on the treadmill this morning, I saw that John McCain slammed her selection because of her work at a black site waterboarding bad guys. I say kudos to her. Take no shit from those that wanna kill us. I know her confirmation is gonna be tough, but she is the type of person that needs to lead the CIA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndySteel View Post
    Trump fired Tillerson, named Pompeo as new SoS and put a skirt in charge of the CIA. That should shut up some of the pussy hatters.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/polit...=.1370bd6571d6
    I'd like a Pussy Hat!

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    I can't in good conscience support Trump's handling of this firing if the information that it was done via twitter is true. Tillerson is a giant of private industry, the very people Trump needs long term. Dude looked almost in tears in his transition speech yesterday. Do I think Rex may have wanted out, definitely. Do I think his opposing views made him vulnerable, absolutely. Firing a needed ally this way is not MAGA.

    No the optics on this are not good. Remember your friends on your way up, they're the very same people you'll see on your way down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smash View Post
    I can't in good conscience support Trump's handling of this firing if the information that it was done via twitter is true. Tillerson is a giant of private industry, the very people Trump needs long term. Dude looked almost in tears in his transition speech yesterday. Do I think Rex may have wanted out, definitely. Do I think his opposing views made him vulnerable, absolutely. Firing a needed ally this way is not MAGA.

    No the optics on this are not good. Remember your friends on your way up, they're the very same people you'll see on your way down.
    Yeah, I saw where the news media said he found out via twitter. That's pretty shitty. If Tillerson hadn't said that he didn't talk to the President prior to finding out, I would dismiss the text thing as media nonsense. Who can tell these days. I just really hope that isn't how it went down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DBS1970 View Post
    You should probably worry more about Justin Trudeau making an ass of himself in India while at the same time allowing Jihadis to use Canada as a staging ground.
    Canada will survive Trudeau. Hopefully return to Harper style conservatism. Canada is still ranked in the top 5 places to live in almost every survey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelerSask View Post
    Canada will survive Trudeau. Hopefully return to Harper style conservatism. Canada is still ranked in the top 5 places to live in almost every survey.
    you cucks would be speaking Russian if it weren't for your drunken neighbors just south of the big waterfall.

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    Turnover is usually high when you don't know what your doing.

    It's kind of gutless that Trump didn't break this news to Tillerson face to face. I heard Tillerson found out via Twitter. Trump is
    rather cowardly and the World sees this type of unprofessional behavior and it reflects badly on their views of Trump himself and on our country.

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    you cucks would be speaking Russian if it weren't for your drunken neighbors just south of the big waterfall.
    Then we could be real tight with the current US administration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I will say that I am intrigued about all the resignations and firings. It has to be more than people simply not doing their job. If that is the case, a guy that only picks the best people (his words), he has picked a lot of duds. I think his ego plays into it at least some. I mean, I get you don't go against your boss publicly. You should never do that. But it would seem that with this president, you don't go against him at all. Maybe that isn't the case, but you have to admit, the turnover is ridiculously high for 14 months in.
    People do leave the white house all the time. Itís not new. Whatever your field, as soon as you have on your resume that you worked in the white house, your value goes way up. So you have people who get big offers from private sector and they choose to leave.

    This may be even more pronounced under Trump because many of the people he picks already have real world bona fides in their areas, so now you add whit house on there and they can write their own ticket. These are not the typical academics or political lifers that Trump is hiring. They almost all plan to go back to real jobs. Some may have just been in it for the short term.

    Liberals praise diversity but they are the least diverse group youíll find. Everybody obama hired was a diehard liberal. No differing opinions allowed. Itís easier to keep a crew like that together.

    Trump is hiring people with diverse opinions who are not used to having to report to a boss. It causes friction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tapeANaspirin2it View Post
    People do leave the white house all the time. It’s not new. Whatever your field, as soon as you have on your resume that you worked in the white house, your value goes way up. So you have people who get big offers from private sector and they choose to leave.

    This may be even more pronounced under Trump because many of the people he picks already have real world bona fides in their areas, so now you add whit house on there and they can write their own ticket. These are not the typical academics or political lifers that Trump is hiring. They almost all plan to go back to real jobs. Some may have just been in it for the short term.

    Liberals praise diversity but they are the least diverse group you’ll find. Everybody obama hired was a diehard liberal. No differing opinions allowed. It’s easier to keep a crew like that together.

    Trump is hiring people with diverse opinions who are not used to having to report to a boss. It causes friction.
    I don't buy that. Not entirely anyway. I mean, Trump himself talks of firing people. Not letting them go back to the civilian sector. Firing them. Hell, his own personal assistant was escorted out and not allowed to grab his coat on the way. The way he berates his own people are on Twitter suggests something other than what you state in your post. Look, I don't completely disagree with you, but there is enough evidence that suggests otherwise.

    I mean Rex Tillerson was chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, but he needed that year as SOS to really put him over the top. Whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge View Post
    I don't buy that. Not entirely anyway. I mean, Trump himself talks of firing people. Not letting them go back to the civilian sector. Firing them. Hell, his own personal assistant was escorted out and not allowed to grab his coat on the way. The way he berates his own people are on Twitter suggests something other than what you state in your post. Look, I don't completely disagree with you, but there is enough evidence that suggests otherwise.

    I mean Rex Tillerson was chairman and CEO of Exxon Mobil, but he needed that year as SOS to really put him over the top. Whatever.
    Here is an excerpt. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...ife-convinced/

    "When he asked me at the end of that conversation to be secretary of state, I was stunned," he said.

    Recalling his wife, Renda St. Clair, saying “I told you God’s not through with you”, he added: “I was supposed to retire in March, this month. I was going to go to the ranch to be with my grandkids.”

    Asked if he will serve for a whole term, he replied: “I serve at the pleasure of the president.”

    "My wife convinced me. She was right. I’m supposed to do this," he added.

    I know if my boss was constantly putting me down on facebook and what not I would not be working for him much longer. In the real world I think that if a boss treated his / her employees like Trump they would be facing harassment claims. Agree or disagree you should treat your employees with respect. I mean look at Sessions he was one of the first most prominent people to support Trump. Sessions didnt really have a choice with the Russia thing and Trump himself said that Hillary suffered enough and didnt want to pursue more justice so not sure what his beef is

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    none of that shit is important



    Senate passes rollback of Dodd-Frank banking rules put in place after 2008 financial crisis


    The Senate on Wednesday passed the most significant loosening of financial regulations since the economic crisis a decade ago, delivering wide bipartisan support for weakening banking rules despite bitter divisions among Democrats.



    The bill, which passed 67 votes to 31, would free more than two dozen banks from the toughest regulatory scrutiny put in place after the 2008 global financial crisis.

    Given the bipartisan support for the bill, Wednesdays passage was expected. But for the first time since Trump became president, the divisions lurking within the Senate Democratic Caucus burst into full view, with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) leading vehement opposition to the bill, even as supporters including Democrats up for reelection in states Trump won supported it with equal vigor.

    Warren and Brown argued the bill amounts to a gift to Wall Street that increases taxpayer risk while boosting the chances of another financial crisis. Supporters of the legislation including endangered Democratic Sens. Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.,), Joe Donnelly (Ind.), and Jon Tester (Mont.) disputed that characterization, contending that the bills aim is to loosen onerous regulations on local banks and credit unions, freeing them to focus more on community lending, particularly in rural states.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/busin...=.b2fed0f47d22

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    Many small banks closed or were sold due to these events..

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