Stephen Moore (Trump’s Fed pick) will have to withdraw nomination

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  1. Rogifan macrumors Core

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    Herman Cain has already bowed out, I think Steven Moore will too. His prior comments are too controversial (and in some cases downright bizarre). And the only reason Trump picked is Moore is because he saw him on CNN defending Trump.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/29/...-fed-women.html#click=https://t.co/21m2f1UMeo
     
  2. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed, Trump needs to learn to pick people who are actually qualified as opposed to who’ll suck his dick the best.
     
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    The White House is standing behind Moore. Obviously there are more qualified people for the job. Republican senators who stand behind him are doing so only because they think the base of the party will think opposing him is giving the Left a win. Even though he’s someone who shouldn’t have been nominated in the first place.
     
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    Ouch

     
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    Why he was allowed to nominate these morons in the first place is the real story. Isn’t there anyone at the White House who vets candidates and makes sure they will get confirmed before nominating them?
     
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    Hard to say if they didn't vet properly or they did and he shrugged and said "so what?" and went for it anyway.... twice... and counting. Maybe the third time is the charm.
     
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    He picks the best people. Not the ones with the experience or know-how to do the job, but the ones who will do whatever he wants, no questions asked.

    Nice to see this latest dip has withdrawn. I'm afraid to see who's next.
     
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    This White House is completely incompetent. How are we supposed to trust them with governing the nation when they can’t even get simple vetting done right?
     
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    And, here's the thing about Trump, when the wind turns, he'll drop a person like a hot rock.

    Moore has "decided to withdraw from the Fed process," said Trump today.
     
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    This. is. a pattern. Like his lying. Like his attempts to obstruct. Those who keep defending him or thinking there's nothing there there astonish me.
     
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    30 minutes before Trump announced Moore was withdrawing Moore was telling media that he wasn’t.
     
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    I know, it makes one's head spin. I got successive notifications from the WSJ, one for each of those items. Surprised the papers don't put a disclaimer at bottom of the earlier of pairs of these reports, something like "This article may be updated shortly."
     
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    Odds are he said HE wanted to make the announcement - so Moore shouldn't say anything.
     
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    He'll probably pick someone worse and they will get through. Just because its Trump. If he throws enough of a fit, the republicans will put their tail between their legs and confirm them.
     
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    They may be starting to rethink that behavior. They've read some of the polls that indicate Trump's slippage among the ranks of not only indies but conservative Republicans. Of course it depends on whether the Dems put up someone electable in the fall, but still the GOP knows they can't afford to lose any more from the conservatives either, and that may mean especially conservative women.

    The Don's antics are sometimes not worth it to the GOP now considering the trouble he managed to (and loves to) stir up. Especially maybe in the Senate. They have elections to look after too, and a lot of Senate chairs to defend in the class that was elected in 2014 and so is up along with Trump on the 2020 ballots.

    The disparaging things Moore's had to say about women may not sit well with conservative women any better than with liberal ones. Stuff like his having tried to skate on alimony and child support until the law was about to break down his door and ready the property for sale to make up the arrears is certainly no laughing matter. That's setting aside the question of whether he was or was not joking when he was trashing women's rights and aspirations in remarks his allies were trying to soft-pedal lately.

    Sure, Moore was just an appointee to government, not a candidate for election, but a Federal Reserve nomination or any other that's subject to Senate confirmation will always get media attention, and Moore's image just couldn't take the scrutiny, finally. Not even by a growing number of the GOP, a party that's maybe starting to resent having been hijacked by Trump. A little late to the plate with that idea, but hey, better late than never. There's still time before the primary season ramps into debate schedules.

    Trump needs to wise up and pick a Fed nominee whose credentials look impeccable to people who are more discerning than Trump is about what's a disqualification.
     
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    I find it quite amusing that Moore is out there now saying it was a Democrat smear campaign that took him down. I get why he’s doing it as it plays well to Trump’s base but Republicans sank his nomination. If they had stood by him Trump wouldn’t have withdrawn his nomination. It’s one reason Trump was able to appear so tough re: Kavanaugh...Republicans fought for him.
     
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    It is against the very principle of the unitary executive to question the whims of the king.
     
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    Yeah. Ya know something though, Cheney must be appalled at the way Trump is trying to run that script. Obama built on advantages that got put into place under Bush 43, but Trump is out there trying to wear the crown and ermine robes in public... and looks like the Congress finally noticed and has maybe got a little green-eyed over it all. Time will tell.
     

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