Pence removing lobbyists from Trump transition team

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  1. tunerX Suspended

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    So it was Christie who was filling the team with lobbyists and insiders. Go figure.
     
  2. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    So he surrounds himself with the best people, fires them and shows the world that his presidency will be a ****ing mess.
     
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    More evidence Trump wasn't expecting to win.

    His plan was probably more like:
    • Trump flatters Christie by making him transition chief.
    • Christie spends months enticingpowerful cronies with plum jobs, in exchange for loyalty.
    • Trump loses the election. Oh dear.;)
    • Back to business as usual.
    • Trump calls-in favors from everyone concerned. Dangle the 2020 carrot if pushback.
    And it would've worked if Comey hadn't pulled his little email stunt.

    Now Pence has to redo it all 'properly' and in record time.
     
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    We can go the opposite end of the spectrum. Clinton was fully expecting to win. She put the NYPD, FDNY, and coast guard on full alert for a giant fireworks display on the Hudson river to celebrate her inevitable win. Then had quickly canceled it.

    And it would've been an awesome spectacle if Comey hadn't pulled his little email stunt.
     
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    Title is misleading, should read "Pence removing certain lobbyists from Trump Transition".

    Seriously guys, keep an eye on the Treasury Secretary position. If it's Jamie Dimon or the other two Goldman Sachs guys supposedly being considered then we have literally everything we need to know about this asshat's priorities.
     
  6. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well, one of them as a hot wife ;)
    Who would you want as Treasury Secretary? I actually think it's one of the few positions where you need an insider that really understands the finance and bureaucracy. You have two choices: a banker or a professor. Problem with the professor is that usually they don't know anything on how to run an organization, and you can't play with Treasury.
     
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    Who would I want ideally? Or who would I want inside the Trump Administration?

    I can't answer the latter, but I'd definitely go for Richard Wolff. That said, I'm looking for an FDR 2.0 administration in this country and the notion of actually having democracy in the workforce (Wolff being a massive advocate of) scares the **** out of the people getting **** on by their employers....for some reason (like 50+ years of propaganda).
     
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    Spectrum?

    Trump wasn't preparing for his new job. Simple as that.
     
  9. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Glad we have another one with inside info.
     
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    This is good advice, and applies to all the appointees, whether you are right, left, or middle of the road.

    I'm a bit concerned about Giuliani being Secretary of State. I'm not sure he's got the right type of experience for this. I'd rather see John Bolton in that role, and have Rudy at Homeland Security.
     
  11. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Same here. I am 100% against Giuliani as SoS.
     
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    I'm against both. Bolton is a blood thirsty madman. Literally as Neocon as they come.
     
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    Okay, why do you think Trump is so unprepared? Why invest months constructing an unworkable transition team which leaves Pence scrambling to redo it at this late hour?

    And it's not inside info. It's at the fox news link you posted.
     
  14. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Because thanks to 'anonymous sources' we don't really know anything. In the era of twitter, way too many people talk about stuff they haven't fully looked into yet.
     
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    So is the time to determine the effectiveness of the transition after it's done?
     
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    Or that they have a thorough review process and even the best people are held to high scrutiny.
     
  17. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately yes, and maybe not even then.
    Right now there's a lot of speculation, and way too many people trying to influence policy via indirect means.
     
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    I'm predicting that's what you will see.
     
  19. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not a fan of Bolton either, but at least he knows geography.
     
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    Well, he certainly knows which regions he'd like to bomb....
     
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    lol. well, it's an improvement. I can see Giuliani trying to send troops to help Paris and actually ending up in Paris, TX.

    [​IMG]

    (not me in the picture)
     
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    Bolton's views are very much aligned with Trump's outlook on foreign policy. He believes that diplomacy and negotiations should be directed not to reach agreement at any price, but to advance American interests. It is his view, correctly I think, that the process of negotiation is not, as too many in the State Department see it, an end in itself but simply a means to achieve larger objectives, and always from a position of American strength.
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    Who would you like to see at State?
     
  23. yaxomoxay thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Honestly not sure, but someone a-la Condi Rice.
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    That is a fair assessment. If he's chosen for the SoS spot I will definitely investigate his foreign policy ideas...
     
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    Were you unfamiliar with his role in the Bush-II-Electric-Boogaloo administration? The guy derailed several biological weapons inspection pacts amongst other things. He's a ****ing looney toon.
     

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