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(Politico)   White House worrying about 2018 already, including the looming brain drain. Drain? I'd go with trickle. There ain't much in the sink   ( politico.com) divider line
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2018-01-02 12:28:58 PM  
Well we wouldn't want anyone going hungry. Keep the supply of brains coming!
 
2018-01-02 12:29:09 PM  
Silly Subby with your pre-45 mindset in which there is a "rock bottom" below which the Administration cannot go.  Trust me:  they can go much deeper.  The recent uptick with the departure of expensive placeholder Omarosa will prove fleeting.
 
2018-01-02 12:33:59 PM  
Remember, when you ask how bad can things get, he's just a tweet away from clearing that up.
 
2018-01-02 12:57:28 PM  
Let's see what happens when the FED has 2-3 more rate hikes. Then the fun times will really kick in.
 
2018-01-02 01:04:58 PM  
It's true. When they lost Bannon and Flynn, they lost the only two people in the White House with a clear vision of what they wanted to accomplish and the brains to at least try to execute it.

Subby, this is really more like draining a sewage line than a sink, but your point is well taken.
 
2018-01-02 01:39:28 PM  
The price of entry, which is a personal loyalty oath to the Commander in Chief, is too high to attract many savvy buyers.

So it'll be idiots all the way down from here on out.
 
2018-01-02 02:24:56 PM  

factoryconnection: Silly Subby with your pre-45 mindset in which there is a "rock bottom" below which the Administration cannot go.  Trust me:  they can go much deeper.  The recent uptick with the departure of expensive placeholder Omarosa will prove fleeting.


WE CAN GO DERPER

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2018-01-02 02:45:18 PM  

aaronx: The price of entry, which is a personal loyalty oath to the Commander in Chief, is too high to attract many savvy buyers.

So it'll be idiots all the way down from here on out.


Tillerson, who is objectively smart however out of his element as SOS, called the President "a f*cking moron" and I don't see anyone of Tillerson's pedigree looking at the last 12 months and coming to any different conclusion.
 
2018-01-02 02:53:32 PM  
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2018-01-02 02:58:15 PM  
Who on earth would accept a job in the White House right now? You'd be painting a big target on your back and holding a sign that says "FBI come and get me". Even staff joining now, with all that is going on, are taking a huge risk they will not be swept up in the investigation, risk lying if questioned and being thrown under the bus at the first hint of trouble.
And having "Trump administration" on your resume will never go away.
 
2018-01-02 03:25:00 PM  
The White House isn't the only place where the administration should be concerned about brain drain, although I can't help but think that this administration would actually be happy if thoughtful and well-educated people were to leave the country.
 
2018-01-02 03:26:17 PM  

factoryconnection: aaronx: The price of entry, which is a personal loyalty oath to the Commander in Chief, is too high to attract many savvy buyers.

So it'll be idiots all the way down from here on out.

Tillerson, who is objectively smart however out of his element as SOS, called the President "a f*cking moron" and I don't see anyone looking at the last 12 months and coming to any different conclusion.


Fixed for brevity.
 
2018-01-02 03:27:25 PM  

ScepticalChymist: The White House isn't the only place where the administration should be concerned about brain drain, although I can't help but think that this administration would actually be happy if thoughtful and well-educated people were to leave the country.


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2018-01-02 03:30:23 PM  
You need to flag that shiat NSFW subby, there's nudity in th-

Oh it's just his neck vagina. My bad.

 
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2018-01-02 03:34:45 PM  
He looks like a giant marshmallow when he wears all white.
 
2018-01-02 03:38:41 PM  
Yeah, I'm gonna have to take issue with the phrase "brain drain," as it implies there are brains there to be draining out of this dumpster fire of an administration.

Christ, that picture makes him look like one of the strigoi in "The Strain." Except the assholes in charge there were actually competent.
 
2018-01-02 03:47:59 PM  

DoubleEcho88: You need to flag that shiat NSFW subby, there's nudity in th-

Oh it's just his neck vagina. My bad.

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I'm pretty sure that that deserves a banning, where the hell are the mods?
 
2018-01-02 03:50:37 PM  
Someone invoke the Trickle?
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2018-01-02 03:58:33 PM  
An ounce of conservative brains is worth 100x that of an ounce of liberal brains.

/you know how many conservatives it takes to get an ounce of brains
 
2018-01-02 04:15:24 PM  
"They absolutely should worry about 2018," said Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary to President George W. Bush. "I do fear a wave election. Democrats are highly motivated to vote against Trump and all Republicans. Trump has got to grow beyond the base, and he has got to make himself less hated among a group in the middle."

Good luck with that - he only cares about adulation from the base.
 
2018-01-02 04:15:44 PM  

Carter Pewterschmidt: Who on earth would accept a job in the White House right now? You'd be painting a big target on your back and holding a sign that says "FBI come and get me". Even staff joining now, with all that is going on, are taking a huge risk they will not be swept up in the investigation, risk lying if questioned and being thrown under the bus at the first hint of trouble.
And having "Trump administration" on your resume will never go away.


A lot of people who range from mediocre to simply incompetent, that's who. Gullible starry-eyed fools like Flippopotamus, thinking he'shiat the bigtime and the sky is the limit. Greedy farks like Manafort looking to cash in. Loose cannons like Clark or Mooch who have an obvious, untreated mental illness. Anything-for-publicity hacks like Skeletor or Huckabooboo. Every Lionel Hutz there is, apparently. And anyone who already has his rat tail in a trap and knows braving it out is the only slender hope of escaping prison.

People with ability and reputations to protect, now they will flee.
 
2018-01-02 04:25:14 PM  

Wyalt Derp: "They absolutely should worry about 2018," said Ari Fleischer, a former press secretary to President George W. Bush. "I do fear a wave election. Democrats are highly motivated to vote against Trump and all Republicans. Trump has got to grow beyond the base, and he has got to make himself less hated among a group in the middle."

Good luck with that - he only cares about adulation from the base.


He's afraid that if he tries to do that we will lose his base and not gain the moderates and independents. That fear is not unfounded.
 
2018-01-02 04:27:54 PM  
At this point why would you work for this administration? Any reputation you have would be tarnished for a long time and it wouldn't look good on your resume. Unless you are getting a huge check it is just not worth it.
 
2018-01-02 04:55:36 PM  

groppet: At this point why would you work for this administration? Any reputation you have would be tarnished for a long time and it wouldn't look good on your resume.


Not necessarily true, although not for the reasons you'd think. Imagine that you're a mid level career bureaucrat in a random Executive agency. You know those hundreds of positions that Trump hasn't filled? The ones that require Senate confirmation?

Who do you think is essentially filling those roles now? And when the next President is sworn in, regardless of party, when they go to hire people, there's something to be said for "I know I can do that job, because I kept things above water during the Time of the Cheeto."
 
2018-01-02 05:45:09 PM  
I'm sure prez doesn't care. He's already said he could run the entire government by himself.
 
2018-01-02 06:02:33 PM  
Great... our President is Bill Brasky
 
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