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    Quote Originally Posted by splansing View Post
    Is this by design? Or are they just incompetent?
    Most speculation boils down to two reasons:

    1. Trump can't find people he wants for the jobs. This would be less about not finding competent people than because Trump's first (and maybe only) priority is that they be personally loyal to him. I think that's a serious issue--he's not a king, after all. But Trump literally DIDN'T KNOW that he had to hire 4-5K people into key political positions in the government. He's never been in charge of such a large organization. His multimillion-dollar business doesn't have 100 employees. Finding 4-5K people who will walk through fire for him will be tough.

    2. Trump's refusal to hire people to run the government is BY DESIGN--that is, if no one is in charge, the government won't...work...eventually. This is much more insidious but it's not an impossible scenario. He's hired someone to run the EPA who doesn't mostly believe in the EPA's mission. His first choice for Labor Secretary was materially opposed to the interests of labor. His Secretary of Education's vision is pretty much a dismantling of public education.

    One thing is for sure--if your ultimate goal is to see the system of US law enforcement break down, not hiring any US attorneys would be a sensible strategy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Most speculation boils down to two reasons:

    1. Trump can't find people he wants for the jobs. This would be less about not finding competent people than because Trump's first (and maybe only) priority is that they be personally loyal to him. I think that's a serious issue--he's not a king, after all. But Trump literally DIDN'T KNOW that he had to hire 4-5K people into key political positions in the government. He's never been in charge of such a large organization. His multimillion-dollar business doesn't have 100 employees. Finding 4-5K people who will walk through fire for him will be tough.

    2. Trump's refusal to hire people to run the government is BY DESIGN--that is, if no one is in charge, the government won't...work...eventually. This is much more insidious but it's not an impossible scenario. He's hired someone to run the EPA who doesn't mostly believe in the EPA's mission. His first choice for Labor Secretary was materially opposed to the interests of labor.

    One thing is for sure--if your ultimate goal is to see the system of US law enforcement break down, not hiring any US attorneys would be a sensible strategy.
    Okay, so it's not just me then...

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    My fear is he is so ignorant when it comes to Foreign Policy - that he might very well put us in another war.
    Historically, that's a time-honored refuge of the leader-scoundrel. We always back the president in wartime. Wars are a great distraction from domestic policy failures. I'm not so sure that getting us into a war isn't his plan.....

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    It's started. I'm getting Karen Handel banner advertisements right here on Political Hotwire. (Yes, I know that they are content and IP related ads served by a third party.) My television is full of John Ossoff ads. If only they could just target the people within GA-6.

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    Ossoff has a chance here. I wish he were more to the Left, but for a suburban Georgia district, he's probably the best to hope for.

    If the Democrats are smart, both in strategy and in party morale, they will pour as much money as they can into this runoff. He got 48% initially. Can't take that much to get those 48% back in June plus another 3%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueDozer View Post
    Ossoff has a chance here. I wish he were more to the Left, but for a suburban Georgia district, he's probably the best to hope for.

    If the Democrats are smart, both in strategy and in party morale, they will pour as much money as they can into this runoff. He got 48% initially. Can't take that much to get those 48% back in June plus another 3%.
    Well you also have to remember that district is heavily gerrymandered. So Ossoff coming so close - yeah, that's a big deal. Agree that the DNC will be pouring a lot of time, effort and money.

    It's obvious though this district are not big MM fans. The candidate who was most like him, only got 10% of the vote. Wonder how Handle is going to handle the whole "Trump" thing..

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    John Ossoff will not even be able to vote for himself in the runoff election as he does not live in the district.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    Well you also have to remember that district is heavily gerrymandered. So Ossoff coming so close - yeah, that's a big deal. Agree that the DNC will be pouring a lot of time, effort and money.

    It's obvious though this district are not big MM fans. The candidate who was most like him, only got 10% of the vote. Wonder how Handle is going to handle the whole "Trump" thing..
    Is that the Democrats new mantra .....

    Well, well .... we came so close .... we should have a say about who the SCOTUS nominee is, we should be able to have a say about that piece of legislation.......

    Right ......

    Want some real representation ..... try winning some REAL elections.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leekohler2 View Post
    Despising ignorance is not bigotry. Go try that stupid shit somewhere else. It won't work here.
    bigotry is bigotry, leftist idiots seem to believe that bigotry is a one way street...and as far as ignorance goes...the left has that market cornered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Historically, that's a time-honored refuge of the leader-scoundrel. We always back the president in wartime. Wars are a great distraction from domestic policy failures. I'm not so sure that getting us into a war isn't his plan.....
    Hardlly - for political reasons alone the left chose to systematically under mine this nation during a time of war during Bush two terms. This is the major reason our nation is so divided today.

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