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    Posted: September 30 2017 at 2:32pm

This little gem comes from a journalist on the heavily pro-Republican Fox news. So no one try to say it is automatically anti-Trump.  


It goes part-way to explaining why Trump won the election. 
 

But, more importantly, it explains what Trump needs to do to preserve that support.


Perhaps, we here can update this thread periodically then look back at the end of his current term and see how well he has done.

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HHS Secretary Tom Price resigns over private plane trips

Health and Human Services secretary exits administration amid controversy; John Roberts has details from the White House.

Now that HHS Secretary Tom Price has resigned over his abuse of chartered flights and the taxpayers who funded them, it's helpful both to have some perspective and to see this as a microcosm of why the 2016 election happened.

While it is truly hard to fathom what Price, a smart guy and successful physician, was thinking in charging taxpayers over $1 million on flights since May alone, let’s be honest: His behavior was just the latest example of the longstanding D.C. tradition of taxpayer dollars being abused by "public servants." These abuses have been perpetrated by both Republican and Democrat administrations and members of Congress (Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez’s ongoing federal corruption trial is evidence of that).

What's more painful is the blatant hypocrisy of Price's actions. Not too long ago, then-Congressman Price was calling out Democrats for their use of private jets, calling it yet "another example of fiscal irresponsibility run amok in Congress right now."Price’s apparent laissez-faire attitude at the taxpayers' trough is why the American working class has lost faith in and despises Washington, D.C., and is why many Americans no longer trust their institutions. This is why 2016 happened. This is why people rallied around the idea of "draining the swamp."

But I would put it a little differently: 2016 was really about the American working class waking up to the fact that our system of government -- supposedly of the people, by the people and for the people -- is not working to benefit them, but rather a small ruling class made up of Republicans, Democrats, and their special interest cronies and corrupt consultants.

As this system devolves, the outcome will be despotism -- smiling statism or velvet despotism, but despotism nonetheless. Many of us pay taxes at a rate exceeding 50 percent when federal, state, local, food and gas taxes are combined. Yet many in Washington, D.C. have a mindset of "separate but equal," in which they feel more entitled and more enlightened than the great unwashed masses out in the hinterlands who fund their pay and egregious behavior.

Some years ago, I wrote about the ruling class as "American Royalty," and it still holds true today. The behavior of Price and many others adds insult to injury by using the working class' hard-earned money to live a lifestyle many of them could never afford. We understand that in just associations, in civilized society, there are taxes to be paid for security and infrastructure and other limited government services. But we fund our government to advocate and protect the rights of the American people, not for government workers to advance their own narrow interests. Government work is supposed to be about service, not living the lifestyle of the rich and famous on taxpayer dollars.

Donald Trump ran on draining the swamp, on rejecting the status quo and business as usual. While I presume Price was given the choice to either resign or be fired, I would tell the president this: Tom Price’s (presumably forced) resignation does not guarantee future change. Price’s behavior is merely a symptom of "Swamp Disease."

What Trump must immediately do, through an Executive Order, is lay down stronger guidelines, standards and practices as to how his Executive Branch and Cabinet members spend taxpayer dollars and government resources. This will not only set the tone for this administration, but will help change the behavior of future administrations. There will be hell to pay for any president who might revoke that order.

In the end, we want public servants, not elected officials, and there is a massive difference between the two. So Mr. President, don’t just address the symptoms of "Swamp Disease." Cure the disease.

Ned Ryun is the Founder and CEO of American Majority, a national grassroots organization. Learn more at


Source:   http:///www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/09/29/mr-trump-dont-just-address-symptoms-cure-swamp-disease.html

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The ironic thing about the firing, sorry, the "resignation" of Tom Price is that Trump was upset about how much he'd spent on flights during his tenure. Yet Trump likely spends many times that amount every single weekend he's away from the White House at one of his resorts. Thirty plus weekends since he took office means a lot more taxpayer money wasted than the $500,000 Price allegedly spent.

Did I dream about Trump pledging not to leave the White House or play golf because he'd be so busy?







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White House Officials Now Aware of Third Private Email Account Kept by Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump

https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2017/10/02/white-house-officials-now-aware-third-private-email-account-kept-jared-kushner-ivanka-trump/

hypocrisy=a Trump family tradition

"LOCK HER UP "   "LOCK HER UP"     "LOCK HER UP"

maybe Ivanka and Hillary can share a cell together LOL
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That $300 million no-bid contract for Puerto Rico forbids any government audit or review

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/10/27/1710275/-That-300-million-no-bid-contract-for-Puerto-Rico-forbids-any-government-audit-or-review

show of hands
is anyone still STOOPID enough at this point
to believe that Trump is "draining the swamp" ???
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Bombshell Forbes investigation: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross lied about being a billionaire

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/7/1713441/-Bombshell-Forbes-investigation-Commerce-Secretary-Wilbur-Ross-lied-about-being-a-billionaire

liar LIAR pants on fire LOL

another great choice by TrumpLOL
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Trump’s CIA director is distorting intelligence to help his boss


https://www.vox.com/world/2017/11/9/16620648/pompeo-cia-trump-russia

On October 19, CIA Director Mike Pompeo took the stage at a prominent Washington think tank — and promptly told a lie


aren't ya glad that things in DC are oh so very different now ?  LOL


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Senate Confirms Former Mine Executive To Be In Charge Of Mine Safety

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/senate-confirms-david-zatezalo-mine-safety_us_5a0ca41ce4b0c0b2f2f771cb?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009


wonder how all those coal miners who so foolishly supported Trump are feeling about now ?

betrayed maybe ???


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Trump's health secretary pick helped raise insulin prices 325 percent

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/17/1716311/-Trump-s-health-secretary-pick-helped-raise-insulin-prices-325-percent

how much more evidence do Trump supporters need to realize that they were played for fools?

just let me know
I'll post it because God knows there is a TON of it out there
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Their own demise, Satori.  It has become obvious, to me at least, that they (Trump's rich supporters) do not give a **** what happens to anyone else and the rest of his voters spring from the few poor folk too stupid to see the facts and easily programable by the bull**** who, therfore, support him whatever he does - as Fox News and his own tweets say he is infallable, incorruptable and probably the "Second coming".
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Amen to that, Techno. I'm still shaking my head at the audacity of the GOP in pushing through a "middle class tax bill" which punishes teachers who are forced to buy their own school supplies, yet gives tax breaks to owners of private jets and golf courses. 


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Please, Secretary Zinke: just steal our money. Not our lands.

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/19/1716106/-Please-Secretary-Zinke-just-steal-our-money-Not-our-lands

Between 1998 and 1999, Ryan Zinke, then a Navy SEAL Team 6 officer, traveled to and from his home in Montana and billed the Department of Defense for his travel expenses. According to a report last year by Mathew Cole of The Intercept:

Two SEAL officers investigated Zinke’s records and discovered a yearslong “pattern of travel fraud,” according to two of the sources. When confronted about the trips, Zinke acknowledged that he spent the time repairing and restoring a home in Whitefish, Montana, and visiting his mother, according to two retired SEAL Team 6 leaders. The future lawmaker eventually told SEAL leaders that the Montana house was where he intended to live after he retired from the Navy.

After he was warned, he continued the same behavior until he was kicked off the team. That was a light—very light—punishment for his behavior, which would have resulted in a court martial for any officer not in the high-profile SEAL Team 6. But he got away with reimbursing the government a measly $211 for a single trip, and accepting that commander would be his terminal grade.


swamp drainin' is haaarrrrrdddddd work

but Trump hasnt busted a sweat

because he hasn't done ANY swamp draining

the evidence shows quite the opposite

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Getting a tax break on your private plane is a RIGHT,

Universal health care for your OWN people isn't,just love the way some people are so selfish,GOD BLESS AMERICA....and the rich especially
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and the swamp just got a foot deeper

Wilbur Ross Is Doing Business With Vladimir Putin's Son In Law; Conflict Of Interest Enough For You?

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/11/28/1719255/-Wilbur-Ross-Is-Doing-Business-With-Vladimir-Putin-s-Son-In-Law-Conflict-Of-Interest-Enough-For-You

kinda funny in a very sad sort of way that some AMuRIkANs actually fell for Trumps sales pitch
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Banking exec who got a lifetime ban from ever working in banking again was hired for a top EPA job

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/12/28/1728237/-Banking-exec-who-got-a-lifetime-ban-from-ever-working-in-banking-again-was-hired-for-a-top-EPA-job

SUCKERS !!!

at this point the Trump Swamp is about as deep as the Mariana's Trench
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These people are very, very vindictive! If you look at everything they've done, it is all aimed at hurting the people who did not support "them" and helping the people who did! Who tries to take health insurance away from the poor, and gives tax breaks to the richest of a country while raising taxes on the poor, who tries to send young men and women that were brought here as children, who've gone to school here, graduated college here, paid taxes here, started businesses here and want nothing more than to be good U.S, citizens back to a country they've never known? Who if they don't outright support, at least idly standby and don't speak out about hate speach, white supremacy, neo-nazi's, hate of Jews, Muslims, Hispanics, Blacks, and anyone else who doesn't espouse their beliefs? The answer is obvious and this must be stopped! This is not the country my family has always fought and died for, it's a country they would have fought and died against! God help us all if we too stand idly by!
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Techno - I can't believe you said **** and bull****! I thought this was a family forum!
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My apologies Arirish.  That ****** man just makes me so ******* mad!!!  Angry  LOLWink
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Amidst raging wildfires, Interior Secretary used wildfire preparedness funds for private flights

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/1/2/1729212/-Amidst-raging-wildfires-Interior-Secretary-used-wildfire-preparedness-funds-for-private-flights

"draining the swamp " ???

LOL !!!!!!!LOL

the Trump administration is the very definition of THE SWAMP
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How a Coal Baron’s Wish List Became President Trump’s To-Do List


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/how-a-coal-baron%e2%80%99s-wish-list-became-president-trump%e2%80%99s-to-do-list/ar-BBIb9Px?li=BBnb7Kz


business as USUAL in D.C.

swamp draining or Trump literally bought and paid for ???



SUCKERS

understand NOW ???

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Trump Administration Mysteriously Grants Lucrative Waiver to Bank That President Owes Millions

https://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/trump-administration-mysteriously-grants-lucrative-waiver-bank-president-owes


TRUMP IS THE SWAMP


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After Saying He’d ‘Monitor Every Penny,’ Ben Carson’s Office Spent $31,000 On Dining Set

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/ben-carson-dining-set_us_5a95eceae4b07dffeb6d5b9a


hey

swamp drainin' is VERY expensiveLOL


I  have to give it to Trump and associates


BIGGEST CON JOB EVERrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....

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WOW: Ben Carson’s HUD Department Under Investigation for Budget-Busting Redecoration Bill


https://www.redstate.com/sweetie15/2018/02/28/wow-ben-carsons-hud-department-investigation-budget-busting-redecoration-bill/


now spendthrift Carson is under investigation and he got rid of the whistleblower who exposed his corruption


"I’d ask, what role is his wife playing, and does she know the rules?

Another part of the NYT report says that she was informed that approval was needed to exceed $5,000 and that she remarked that you couldn’t buy a decent chair for $5,000."


ANYBODY here got ANY $5000  chairs in THEIR house ???????


Trump and company=BIGGEST CON JOB EVERrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...............................

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IT JUST NEVER STOPS WITH TRUMP

Trump’s New Campaign Head Linked To Company With Fraud Scandal Past: Report

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/brad-parscale-cloud-commerce-ties_us_5a960153e4b0e6a523026b6d

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What We Found in Trump’s Drained Swamp: Hundreds of Ex-Lobbyists and D.C. Insiders

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/what-we-found-in-trump%e2%80%99s-drained-swamp-hundreds-of-ex-lobbyists-and-dc-insiders/ar-BBJZ2A2?li=BBnb7Kz

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Judge Tells Manafort, "You could die in jail."

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/13/1748749/-Judge-Tells-Manafort-You-could-die-in-jail

“Given the nature of the charges against the defendant and the apparent weight of the evidence against him, defendant faces the very real possibility of spending the rest of his life in prison,” wrote Ellis, who recommended that Manafort be kept on “24-hour-a-day lockdown” at his residence in Alexandria, Virginia
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Another Trump White House Firing: John McEntee Over Alleged 'Financial Crimes'

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/03/another-trump-white-house-firing-john


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cause' Trump "ONLY HIRES THE BEST PEOPLE" LOL

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it just NEVER stops with the CORRUPT Trump administration

Emails show Ben Carson and his wife chose the $31,000 dining set he denied knowing about

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/14/1748912/-Emails-show-Ben-Carson-and-his-wife-chose-the-31-000-dining-set-he-denied-knowing-about

Ben Carson =liar LIAR yer pants on on fire !!!

at this point Trump has filled the first swamp
he's getting started on the second oneLOL
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin blew an astonishing $1 million in taxpayer money on only seven flights
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/15/1749305/-Treasury-Secretary-Mnuchin-blew-an-astonishing-1-million-in-taxpayer-money-on-only-seven-flights

The genius Larry Kudlow during the 2007 financial catastrophe: 'There's no recession coming.'
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/15/1749039/-The-genius-Larry-Kudlow-during-the-2007-financial-catastrophe-There-s-no-recession-coming


LOL !!! ANOTHER great pic by the Dumb Donald who soils the White House

Kudlow is a dumb as they come,a stopped clock is right twice a day,Kudlow can't even manage thatLOL

even I saw the 2008 crash coming and prepared myself for it
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FBI deputy fired by Sessions was leading criminal probe into Sessions

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/fbi-deputy-fired-by-sessions-was-leading-criminal-probe-into-sessions/ar-BBKxwJu?li=BBnb7Kz


the Trump administration is synonymous with CORRUPTION

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Donald Trump Jr. Pushed A 'Blatantly Illegal' Project In India and That's The Tip Of The Iceberg

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/3/21/1751054/-Donald-Trump-Jr-Pushed-A-Blatantly-Illegal-Project-In-India-and-That-s-The-Tip-Of-The-Iceberg

golly gee whiz
what a big surprise this is LOL
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According to old Donald Trump tweets, John Bolton shouldn't be US National Security Adviser

Updated about an hour ago

John Bolton's appointment as US National Security Adviser should have been impossible, if Donald Trump's tweets were set in stone.

In 2013 — long before he was a presidential candidate — Mr Trump tweeted that "all former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood and treasure."

All former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood & treasure.


Now, as one of those former officials, Mr Bolton is set to become the top US authority on national security.

Not only will he influence US policy in Syria and Iraq, but more immediately and more worryingly, his appointment signals a much tougher US stance against Iran and North Korea.

Even by Bush administration standards he was tough, variously described as a "hawk's hawk" and the most "hawkish of hawks" in Washington.

Mr Bolton is known for his support of using military force against the two rogue states.

As the then-top arms control official, he was a staunch advocate of the 2003 war in Iraq and supported the aggressive use of American power in foreign policy.

NBC News White House correspondent Geoff Bennett says John Bolton is "controversial even in Republican circles."

"He is among the most hawkish of neoconservative hawks," Mr Bennett says.

"He was part of the Bush-Cheney crew that claimed Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.

"He's also a leading hawkish voice on North Korea."

Risks of war with Iran, North Korea now 'significantly greater'

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says John Bolton is not just a hawk. He's a "pterosaur."

"The risks of a war with Iran or North Korea are now significantly greater than they were this morning," he says.

As a regular media commentator Mr Bolton has advocated hardline positions on stopping Pyongyang from developing and using nuclear weapons against the US.

He was once removed from a US delegation taking part in six-party talks on North Korea after he called then-leader Kim Jong-il a "tyrannical dictator" who ran a country where "life is hell".

The North Korean government responded to his exclusion by saying "such a human scum and bloodsucker is not entitled to take part in the talks."

Mr Bolton has also advocated getting rid of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, a pact that Mr Trump has opposed.

His appointment as Mr Trump's third national security adviser continues a recent trend towards more hawkish advisers likely to support the President's foreign policy views.

And it comes at a crucial time for the Trump administration, as it prepares to make key decisions on both North Korea and Iran.

Mr Bolton is likely to add a harder edge to the upcoming talks between Mr Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un.

Earlier this year he appeared to oppose such talks happening at all.

"If we pay heed to the lessons of history, talking to North Korea would be fruitless," Mr Bolton tweeted in February.

But he shares Donald Trump's views on the 2015 deal to rein in Iran's nuclear ambitions. In January, Bolton described the deal as a "strategic mistake."

"This deal needs to be abrogated and America must craft a new reality that reflects the actions of the Iranian regime," he wrote.

Mr Bolton also supports Mr Trump's controversial decision to open a US embassy in Jerusalem, despite condemnation from Palestinians and world leaders.

But not all of Mr Bolton's views coincide with those of the President.

Donald Trump has repeatedly said the US war in Iraq was a mistake.

And on Russia, the new National Security Adviser has long voiced hardline views against Moscow, which could sit at odds with a President who openly admires Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Conservative hardliners have praised Mr Bolton for his tough stance on foreign policy but he is also seen as one of the most divisive figures in conservative circles.

Congratulations to new National Security Advisor John Bolton. @AmbJohnBolton is a highly respected American patriot who will bring decades of experience to our national security team. With him as Nat Sec Adv, @POTUS will continue to keep America strong and secure.

In 2005 he was appointed US Ambassador to the United Nations, despite being one of the UN's fiercest critics.

Back in 1994 he was quoted saying the US was the world's "only real power."

"The Secretariat building in New York has 38 storeys. If it lost 10 storeys, it wouldn't make a bit of difference," he said.

Mr Bolton was forced to resign from the UN job the following year after Democrats refused to support his nomination in the Senate.

He has shown similar disdain for other multilateral institutions, including the International Criminal Court.

A divisive appointment

The US Vice President Mike Pence has described Bolton as a "highly respected American patriot."

"With him as Nat Sec Adv, @POTUS will continue to keep America strong and secure."

All former Bush administration officials should have zero standing on Syria. Iraq was a waste of blood & treasure.

You just hired someone who is likely to start another wasteful war!

Republican Senator Marco Rubio says Mr Bolton is "an excellent choice who will do a great job."

But critics on the other side of politics have slammed the appointment.

Democratic senator Bernie Sanders describes Mr Bolton as "too extreme to be confirmed as UN ambassador in 2005 and is absolutely the wrong person to be national security adviser now."

Fellow Democrat Betty McCollum tweeted that Mr Bolton was a "discredited architect of the Iraq War" and his "appointment puts our national security at risk."

Ordinary Americans too have derided President Trump's announcement.

Many have referenced his 2013 tweet opposing the appointment of any former Bush administration officials.

"Too bad DT doesn't agree with DT anymore," tweeted one.

"You just hired someone who is likely to start another wasteful war!," tweeted another.

"There really is a tweet for every occasion," said a third.

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.🖖

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He had better tuck his elbows in; that revolving door is spinning awful fast.
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Ryan Zinke carefully choreographed decision to remove Florida from offshore drilling plan

https://thinkprogress.org/ryan-zinke-plots-with-florida-governor-offshore-drilling-2366d34ccbb7/


more swamp draining Trump styleLOL

the whole thing was a well choreographed fake and a fraud perpetuated on the public


yeah

things are real different with Trump in officeLOL

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Top Trump Fundraiser Caught Working for Assad Ally


https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/top-trump-fundraiser-caught-working-for-assad-ally/ar-AAwlBaU?li=BBnbcA1


swamp drainin' is haaaaarrrrrd werk LOL


Trump will go down in history as THE BIGGEST CON MAN EVER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The GOP's new motto: It may look bad but it's not illegal!
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EPA Aide On Toxic Cleanups Resigns Amid Scott Pruitt Scandals

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/albert-kelly-epa-resign_us_5ae88371e4b04aa23f273104

Albert Kelly was appointed to the position last year after being banned for life from the banking industry.


at this point swamp water is creeping into the Oval Office


"drain the swamp " ???


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this is a perfect example of "the swamp"
a PERFECT example

DOJ Believes GOP Congressmen using oversight authority to feed Investigation info to Trump

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/3/1761678/-DOJ-Believes-lawmakers-using-oversight-authority-to-feed-Investigation-info-to-Trump

yeah
things are sooooooo much different now that Trump is in office
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After China gives Trump project half-billion dollars, he cancels ZTE sanctions

https://www.redstate.com/diary/stridentconservative/2018/05/15/china-gives-trump-project-half-billion-dollars-cancels-zte-sanctions/


there is now a SEVERE Kool Aid shortage in the US

Trump supporters are drinking it by the millions of gallons EVERY day nowLOL

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Scott Pruitt's biggest lie blown wide open: He requested 24/7 security on his very first day

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/5/15/1764338/-Scott-Pruitt-s-biggest-lie-blown-wide-open-He-requested-24-7-security-on-his-very-first-day

Scott Pruitt has one all-purpose excuse for his first-class flights, his 20-man security team, his taking over an entire floor of the EPA building, and his hiding of many facets of his schedule and activities: Threats. He’s claimed that he was subject to threats that were so bad, so “unprecedented” that it justified surrounding the EPA administrator with $3 million in personal security, taking military jets across the country, first-class flights around the world, and in every way making sure he never has to associate with the people who are paying his bills.

Every last word of it has turned out to be a lie.

  • The letter Pruitt showed to Congress, supposedly proving that the inspector general ordered up his special security precautions, was nothing of the sort
  • The “threats” that Pruitt actually accumulated over the last year were not even a handful—and were so ridiculous, they wouldn’t have frightened a nervous child. 
  • To keep hiding the fact that there are no genuine threats, Pruitt has forced out employees who dared to challenge his “unprecedented threat” narrative.

And now it’s absolutely clear: No one demanded Pruitt’s kid-glove treatment except Pruitt, and he made that demand from the moment he came in the door. In response to a letter sent by Democratic Senators Sheldon WhiteHouse and Thomas Carper, the inspector general gave the actual timing of Pruitt’s security and the actual origin of the request:


Every last word of it has turned out to be a lie.


is there even one single decent honest person in the Trump Cabinet ???


a fish rots from the head down


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I think you answered your own question there, Satori - with the last statement. 

I wondered what it was I could smell.
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Bannon and Cambridge Analytica planned suppression of black voters, whistleblower tells Senate

https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/bannon-cambridge-analytica-planned-suppression-223007334.html


and what relationship did Bannon have with Trump ???

draining the swamp ???


LOL !!!


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The 'President' And The Pedophile

https://crooksandliars.com/2018/05/president-and-pedophile

Trump "family values" ???LOL

Make AMuRiKa greaaaaat agin Dead

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EPA’s Pruitt spent $1,560 on 12 customized fountain pens from Washington jewelry store

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/33b8b32e-9b24-38b8-bb53-ee7116916094/ss_epa%E2%80%99s-pruitt-spent-%241%2C560-on.html

remember kids

MAGA!!!LOL

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