Obama Ambassador Nominee Literally Dies Waiting For Senate Confirmation

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  1. MadeTheSwitch macrumors 6502a

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    The hate for Obama is so high, and congress so dysfunctional that now someone has literally died waiting for confirmation. 835 days. Really unbelievable.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...eral-of-longtime-friend-ambassadorial-nominee
     
  2. FieldingMellish Suspended

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    That's quite a stretch you got there, Mr. Spandex.
     
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  4. MadeTheSwitch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. Just wow. This comment is horrible even for you.
     
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    You are right . Thoughts with the family , 50 is extremely young to go out .
     
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    On the brighter side, the government is saved from having to fill the position twice.
     
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    You don't know that! That nice Caribbean climate could've done wonders for her health!

    THE GOP LITERALLY KILLED HER! :mad:
     
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    My gosh!I think this is the GOP's solution to less government: simply leave positions empty. Don't replace an ambassador. Don't replace a supreme Court judge. Maybe the end game is to elect Trump so that he can abdicate and we'll have no president?
     
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    That's been the entire Republican game plan for years. Do everything you can to sabotage government, and then claim it doesn't work so it should be cut.
     
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    How come the GOP would ignore their own Merrick Garland, for which many (even McConnell) have said is an oh-so-great guy?

    Even the biggest cynic donning a tinfoil hat can't believe it's all a show anymore.

    I also saw nobody in the thread named "Mr. Spandex". Are you imagining people? What next, hearing voices?
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    I don't think any of the other GOP candidates were expecting Trump to clinch the nomination. But they've all toed the line before, this time they complain it's only because it's someone who's only 70% of what they agree on instead of 100. Or whatever the percentage is, but I doubt it's lower than 1%.
     
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    And he got two likes for it. :rolleyes:

    This is a deriliction of duty and an impeachable offense. Since when did the Legislative Branch get to deny a President putting members of his team in place? He won the election, it should be his right. And if it's not, then the Constitution is in bad need of a rewrite.

    If you are an ends justifies the means person and a conservative, you might think this is great, until the shoe is on the other foot. It's terribly selfish, shortsighted, and no matter how anyone wants to rationalize it, it is deriliction of responsibility.
     
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    Trump may well abdicate before he gets crowned (or crushed) in Cleveland.

    Folding to cut losses is not unfamiliar to this guy. It’s an idea coming a bit late to the high-end GOP donors. In combination, I’d not bet on Trump finishing the race.
     
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    There are some jobs out there to die for.
     
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    An ambassador position in the Caribbean would be one of them. That's one of those ultra cushy set for life type jobs.
     
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    Sad news.

    With regard to the nomination, I do wonder sometimes how any member of Congress can do anything other than feeling ashamed of how it's being run. It sounds to me like the GOP are throwing their toys out of their pram. Perhaps that why the public approval of Congress is so low (currently at 16%). Those Republicans really know how to run a legislature.
     
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    I'm still hoping that the Republican party comes to its senses and devices that they can't make this mistake and nominate Kasich.

    Totally of topic, I've been wondering where you've been!

     
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    A nice sentiment, but all it'd accomplish is pissing a bunch of people off, who'd then vote 3rd party for Trump, who could ride the government corruption ticket all the way to the White House.
     
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    Or split the party even, handing the presidency to Clinton. Which is alright too.
     
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    It could have the potential of even costing Clinton the presidency. People on both sides of the aisle are sick of the status quo to some extent, it's why Trump and Sanders have both made such strong showings this election season. It's gotten to the point where the mere rumor that Sanders was cheated votes by the DNC has stirred up a mini controversy among a group that would traditionally vote democrat, who are now swearing they won't vote for Hillary, regardless of the consequences.

    So considering the political instability of the times, the last thing the GOP should do is create a situation that justifies Trump's self-declared position as an outsider fighting against corruption in DC.
     
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    Haha - while he is the corruption being fought against in so many other places.
     
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    Oh, that's just the MSM being mean to him.
     
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    Oh right. My bad.
     

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