President Trump has just announced via Twitter that he has fired Reince Priebus from the position of Chief-of-Staff and has replaced him with DHS Secretary John Kelly. It would appear GOPe Priebus’s inability to guide ObamaCare was the final straw. (Tweets) Perhaps this also provides the opening to move HR McMaster out of the NSC and into the DHS position…. interesting development.
Excellent. No job should be safe. Perform or get replaced. I suppose that is one of the basic differences between the musical chairs world of DC where one just flits from position to position always attached to the teat of the taxpayer and the commercial world where you perform or are shown the door. I would like to also mention that the needs of the employer may change and your services no longer are the best fit. No shame in it, just different needs. I suspect Mr. Priebus found himself in the latter case. Since it appears Ryan and McConnell won´t be assisting the Executive branch, what might the next move be? Oh, and #Nevertrumpers start your whining!
Its looking more and more that Trump cannot trust any Washington insider. Not exactly surprising. The Washington Republicans never accomplish anything. If they were a sports team, they would be winless.
Although I never found Priebus particularly objectionable, I wondered what this Vanilla Jane was doing at the top of the RNC before being kicked upstairs into the office of PDT´s Chief of Staff. (Why that?) The GOP is suffering from an astonishing dearth of political talent at the administrative levels, not to mention the Uniparty congresscritters who do the Democrats´ bidding, unbidd. Disgusting and discouraging. Priebus wasn´t getting things done; he didn´t advance the ball. On to the next. May Kelly be more effective.
At best, his appointment was an olive branch to the GOP to help bridge a gap. He was ineffective and represented the mainstream Republicans but did little for the conservative causes. The GOP is a sad place where candidates run on promises and deliver nothing. The ones that that voted to repeal Obamacare before did so because they knew it would be vetoed. The postured on that, the wall, reduced taxes and reform. In the end, they let themselves be slapped around like weaklings at the beach. Sad. Good riddance.
I suspected from the onset POTUS appointed Priebus Chief of Staff to remove him from his position as Chairman of the RNC, and had no intention of keeping him on staff. Priebus has always been a Bush lover, and will most likely be hired by "Jeb! please clap" Bush in the near future.
McConnell must be thinking, Oh No, now I have to get another Secretary of Homeland Security confirmed. McConnell is not going to be able to keep up with Trump, so we need somebody quick that can get people confirmed.
The first 22 comments are no different than what Obama lickspittles would write for their Marxist president. Very sad to see so many commenters being lackies for crazy Trump. Does any reader think that Trump is normal? I voted for him but he is revealing that his arrogance has moved to delusion.
Re #22, agree on Preibus - that was a pretty obvious tactic at the time. As for Nevada’s Heller, his performance at the Obamacare repeal vote showed his weakness:
Additionally, it should be noted for an accurate record that Nevada Republican Senator Dean Heller delayed his own roll call vote, skipped his name when called, until he was able to see that McCain cast the vote against America.
When Heller was safe – as in: able to hide his malicious intent and vote “aye” at the conclusion of the roll- he gave the appearance of support. A very typical albeit Machiavellian maneuver, customarily subtle and historically utilized by Senator Ted Cruz with few paying attention.
Now let us see this Administration shift into a higher gear. This is about 6 months past due. We got the right Talker and we got the right Shocker and we got the right Rocker - Talk em, Shock ´em, Rock ´em! let´s roll! MAGA!
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Ida lil, 7/29/2017 3:07:09 AM (No. 11334521)
The critters need a vacation to celebrate their narrow escape of having to act like t THEY are doing their elected job. So Critters take your 60 days off leaving the door open for The President to do a series of recess appointments. The ones who run things that do not require your confirmations.
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