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(Washington Post)   Three weeks. Four if he can get Bannon out the door   ( washingtonpost.com) divider line
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2017-08-04 10:47:13 AM  
I'm pretty sure anyone that close to the President has had to swear an oath of loyalty to get the job.  Kelly is Trump's biatch, now.
 
2017-08-04 10:57:10 AM  
I'm sorry but I think it's too late.   Trump done f*cked up his administration, and I doubt most*** of the country that pays attention won't trust him again.


***statement not valid with Trump supporters
 
2017-08-04 12:18:58 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I'm pretty sure anyone that close to the President has had to swear an oath of loyalty to get the job.  Kelly is Trump's biatch, now.


You think that because you live in Russia. Here in America, we value democracy and freedom.
 
2017-08-04 12:48:22 PM  

impaler: Lucky LaRue: I'm pretty sure anyone that close to the President has had to swear an oath of loyalty to get the job.  Kelly is Trump's biatch, now.

You think that because you live in Russia. Here in America, we value democracy and freedom.


Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..
 
2017-08-04 02:48:37 PM  

Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..


Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.
 
2017-08-04 03:19:04 PM  
Good luck with that.

Not only does Bannon have his *good* blanket laid out on the floor of the Situation Room, he's got a copy of Swank under that blanket AND he's peed on the radiator. Plus he's filed a bunch of liens against the estate of James Hoban and the cops can't do a THING until the courts get it all settled.

Until then? The powder room bathroom shiatter tank is officially Chateau de Pruno fermentation central, baby.
 
2017-08-04 03:58:40 PM  

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2017-08-04 04:14:01 PM  
Oh God this actually makes me nostalgic for the days of Nixon and H. R. Haldeman. Can you imagine 45 and JellyBellyKelly in that picture? Trump and that paperwork? Having a clear mind to talk to Kelly about staffing situations like what to do about North Korea?

img.fark.net
 
2017-08-04 04:38:40 PM  
I don't think Trump will tolerate things being fixed.  He doesn't view anything as wrong.
 
2017-08-04 04:42:20 PM  
However, to be successful, all presidents have to accept the reality that they are not always right.

Well, there goes that idea!
 
2017-08-04 04:46:59 PM  
Nobody can survive for long. It's like logrolling through an endless course of chainsaws and flamethrowers.
 
2017-08-04 04:48:05 PM  
A Chief of Staff this high profile is not normal, that's bad enough... then you have Cheeto who hates competition...
 
2017-08-04 04:49:56 PM  
I sometimes wonder how someone becomes so masochistic that he spends his time in a place where he refers to everyone else scornfully as "you people."

Weird.
 
2017-08-04 04:50:58 PM  

Lucky LaRue: "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..


i think that is more about upsetting the trumpanzees than anything, look at how angry you are.
 
2017-08-04 04:51:22 PM  
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2017-08-04 04:52:31 PM  
Always with negative waves, Subby.

/Now try and impress me with your dog impression
 
2017-08-04 04:52:59 PM  

impaler: Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..

Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.


So when the popular vote results in something you don't like:

California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.
 
2017-08-04 04:54:26 PM  

fernt: impaler: Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..

Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.

So when the popular vote results in something you don't like:

California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.


Your whataboutism to a federal office election is to point to a 23 year old state ballot initiative?
 
2017-08-04 04:55:35 PM  
2. One chief.If there are too many assistants to the president who have no clear portfolio of responsibility but who can go around the chief of staff to the president, that is a prescription for chaos.

So does the White House have 1 chief and 5 Presidents (Donny 2-Scoops, His daughter-wife, 2-Scoops Jr., Jared and Hi, I'm Eric?  Or does the White House have 1 President and 5 Chief's of Staff?  Find out on next weeks episode of Arrested Development.
 
2017-08-04 04:55:43 PM  
Increases  Degree of Difficulty exponentially:

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I'm no student of history, but I can't recall any Presidential Chief of Staff who had to deal with the constant ever-present threat of having the First spouse offspring whispering in the President's other ear.
 
2017-08-04 04:57:16 PM  
Gen. Kelly's not there to make Trump a passable president.

He's there to keep order when this administration collapses completely as a result of its many misdeeds.

Trump thinks he got a savior.  What he got is a cleaner.
 
2017-08-04 04:58:07 PM  

fernt: Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.


We understand how presidents are elected.  Just don't expect most people to like the president when most people voted against him.
 
2017-08-04 04:59:39 PM  
McMaster is next out the door. Once that happens Kelly may not have the stomach to run the asylum
 
2017-08-04 05:00:08 PM  

fernt: impaler: Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..

Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.

So when the popular vote results in something you don't like:

California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.


So simple even a fernt can understand it!
 
2017-08-04 05:00:46 PM  
The Chief of Staff needs to be a political animal who knows all of the players in the Beltway. That's why Baker under Reagan was the gold standard for chiefs of staff.

Trump needs that even more. Apart from Sessions, who he's on the outs with, there is nobody in this administration with deep ties to Capitol Hill.

That makes a career military stiff the worst possible choice. Like a CEO, he has no experience building a consensus to reach an agreement.
 
2017-08-04 05:01:18 PM  
who wants to fix it?
 
2017-08-04 05:03:21 PM  
I hope he gets rid of Gorka the racist war monger.

Gorka claims to have taught at the USMC college. I'm pretty sure Kelly is going to kick Gorka's ass to the curb.

And I hope Gorka walks out hand in hand with Bannon, another white supremacist in the White House. Maybe they could run an B and B together. Somewhere nice for them. Like Buchenwald.
 
2017-08-04 05:08:00 PM  
3 guesses who Tweeted this: in 2012
3 Chief of Staffs in less than 3 years of being President: Part of the reason why @BarackObama can't manage to pass his agenda

Can't wait to see Trump go through 3 Chiefs of Staff in less than a year.

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2017-08-04 05:08:30 PM  
So basically the great hope is that John Kelly takes over being President in all but name.

It'll as long as trump doesn't figure it out.
 
2017-08-04 05:10:28 PM  

Lucky LaRue: I'm pretty sure anyone that close to the President has had to swear an oath of loyalty to get the job.  Kelly is Trump's biatch, now.


Dude - nobody over the age of 13 or 14 has ever been Trump's "Biatch".
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Ne is too weak, as a man, to dominate anyone.
 
2017-08-04 05:10:40 PM  

fernt: impaler: Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..

Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.

So when the popular vote results in something you don't like:

California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.


Look, Einstein, popular vote doesn't determine whether a law is constitutional or not. Jesus, does anyone in that institution you live in have a functioning brain? If there is someone, they may be able to explain to you that "popular vote" "constitutional".
 
2017-08-04 05:10:51 PM  
Kelly will bring order and calm things down. And then Trump will get bored or get tired of being handled and either fire him or act like such a jackass that Kelly throws up his hands and quits.
 
2017-08-04 05:16:57 PM  

Mikey1969: fernt: impaler: Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..

Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.

So when the popular vote results in something you don't like:

California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.

Look, Einstein, popular vote doesn't determine whether a law is constitutional or not. Jesus, does anyone in that institution you live in have a functioning brain? If there is someone, they may be able to explain to you that "popular vote"≠ "constitutional".


My point was the electoral college is constitutional, and the popular vote (for presidential elections) it's not. So we're in violent agreement.
 
2017-08-04 05:19:38 PM  
No president likes to be told he is wrong. However, to be successful, all presidents have to accept the reality that they are not always right.

And this is the Flim Flam Führer's greatest failing. He has surrounded himself with yes men, and that is a recipe for a fall.
 
2017-08-04 05:24:39 PM  

Iowan73: Kelly will bring order and calm things down. And then Trump will get bored or get tired of being handled and either fire him or act like such a jackass that Kelly throws up his hands and quits.


Bingo. The President has a very short attention span, an ungovernable desire to be the center of attention which can only be satisfied by dominating every news cycle, and a life-long habit of attacking and snubbing anyone/anything that disagrees with him or crosses him. He is 71-years old and probably incapable of any fundamental change in behavior or character.
 
2017-08-04 05:33:20 PM  
Nope. Joffrey is involved. His dumbfarkery can't be "fixed." It can only be contained. Hopefully. Like nuclear waste.
 
2017-08-04 05:34:21 PM  

Iowan73: Kelly will bring order and calm things down. And then Trump will get bored


Too late, according to Newsweek.

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/yes, that's a real cover
 
2017-08-04 05:35:04 PM  
BTW, there's a podcast discussing this (Pod Save America, Jeff Sessions' Mixtape, first 20 minutes):

https://getcrookedmedia.com/here-have-a-podcast-78ee56b5a323
 
2017-08-04 05:37:19 PM  

Diogenes: Gen. Kelly's not there to make Trump a passable president.

He's there to keep order when this administration collapses completely as a result of its many misdeeds.

Trump thinks he got a savior.  What he got is a cleaner.


LOL
 
2017-08-04 05:39:41 PM  

Lydia_C: /yes, that's a real cover


Suppose Trump will order copies to be posted at his various golf courses?
 
2017-08-04 05:41:00 PM  

fernt: Mikey1969: fernt: impaler: Lucky LaRue: Right... that's why liberals have been screaming about a "fixed" election and "NOT MY PRESIDENT!" for the past 9 months, I guess.  Because you people value democracy so much..

Correct 100%. The winner of the popular vote is not the President.

Glad you're finally paying attention.

So when the popular vote results in something you don't like:

California Proposition 187 (also known as the Save Our State (SOS) initiative) was a 1994 ballot initiative to establish a state-run citizenship screening system and prohibit illegal aliens from using non-emergency health care, public education, and other services in the State of California. Voters passed the proposed law at a referendum in November 1994. The law was challenged in a legal suit and found unconstitutional by a federal district court. In 1999, Governor Gray Davis halted state appeals of this ruling.

....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.

Look, Einstein, popular vote doesn't determine whether a law is constitutional or not. Jesus, does anyone in that institution you live in have a functioning brain? If there is someone, they may be able to explain to you that "popular vote"≠ "constitutional".

My point was the electoral college is constitutional, and the popular vote (for presidential elections) it's not. So we're in violent agreement.


Your "point" was that people voted for a law in California that was later ruled unconstitutional, but that it was all crazy talk because it cleared by the "popular vote", so the llibbies must be hypocrites.

Or something along those lines.
 
2017-08-04 05:43:46 PM  

Kevin72: Oh God this actually makes me nostalgic for the days of Nixon and H. R. Haldeman. Can you imagine 45 and JellyBellyKelly in that picture? Trump and that paperwork? Having a clear mind to talk to Kelly about staffing situations like what to do about North Korea?
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2017-08-04 05:53:30 PM  

cryinoutloud: Kevin72: Oh God this actually makes me nostalgic for the days of Nixon and H. R. Haldeman. Can you imagine 45 and JellyBellyKelly in that picture? Trump and that paperwork? Having a clear mind to talk to Kelly about staffing situations like what to do about North Korea?
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Oh god, that really is in the original photo. That's hilarious. I wonder if Melania realizes that Wife #2's bikini photo is still on DJT's desk.
 
2017-08-04 06:06:26 PM  
Ambitious. I predict epic failure but I'm rooting for you!
 
2017-08-04 08:35:56 PM  

fernt: My point was the electoral college is constitutional, and the popular vote (for presidential elections) it's not. So we're in violent agreement.


The electoral college is what it is, but the outcome was not (a) democratic, or (b) designed by the founders of the country to work as it did. So there is no coherent argument in defense of it except that the feeble minded seem to think that since it worked in their favor twice it will always do so and therefore it is a good thing.
 
2017-08-04 09:19:41 PM  

fernt: ....you say, "Well, it was ruled unconstitutional!"

Popular vote, by virtue of our constitution, isn't how presidential elections are decided. You might want to start paying attention.


No matter how much you hate it, electing Hillary wouldn't have been unconstitutional.
 
2017-08-05 08:28:53 AM  
Either you are Chief of Staff, or you are not Chief of Staff.  Get that Bannon apocalyptic Camp of Saints motherfarker away from whispering in the left ear of the President.
 
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