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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly5 View Post
    The Trump worship continues. Disgusting!
    Warning Warning Forum members we have a Severe Case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, It seems to be effecting Cats, Mice and Starwars Charactrs more severely than others.

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    Did he pick complimentary people?

    Seriously?

    Seriously?

    He's a ridiculous, childish oaf. He's a joke. A complete joke. A boarish buffoon.

    Are we supposed to take this seriously?

    Were all going to 'act' like this is a government? He just appointed his fucking SON.

    He's a fucking third world Banana Republic pig. In a trough.

    No he didn't 'pick complementary people'.

    He just grabbed pussy.


    Ridiculous.

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    So MM's pick for Health Care Secretary - yeah, he was doing this (just one example of his "picks" doing some pretty shady stuff)

    President-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the Health and Human Services Department traded more than $300,000 in shares of health-related companies over the past four years while sponsoring and advocating legislation that potentially could affect those companies’ stocks.

    Rep. Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, bought and sold stock in about 40 health-care, pharmaceutical and biomedical companies since 2012, including a dozen in the current congressional session, according to a Wall Street Journal review of hundreds of pages of stock trades he filed with Congress.

    In the same two-year period, he has sponsored nine and co-sponsored 35 health-related bills in the House.

    Donald Trump?s Pick for Health Secretary Traded Medical Stocks While in House - WSJ


    No wonder the GOP is trying to ram these people through without the mandatory FBI checks

    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/07/u...ecks.html?_r=0

    or:

    Go through the mandatory ethic checks

    Ethics office accuses GOP of rushing Trump Cabinet confirmations | TheHill

    Hey but most of them are super duper wealthy so no worries right? Drain the Swamp - lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KnotaFrayed View Post
    I've owned a business for decades and scenario analysis is what I do for my business, as well as a requirement of my field of work. There are things I and people like me agree with regarding Mr. Trump's suggestions, but that is before or after he has contradicted himself regarding the same. I have had clients that fit to a "T" the shortchanging MO that more than just a few people who have had the same experiences with Trump, have raised their hands about. As already mentioned, there are a lot more characteristics of the people that Trump has chosen that are like him, than not and I would not be so certain about the "lasting a year" part. Trump's personality, is in spite of his claims (people can claim anything) he is a wedge and divider, not a unifier, the entire election, the entire transition is an indication of that.

    No doubt "miracles" can and do happen with total surprises, but having been on the planet for a while, and grateful for every moment and small thing of beauty that get me past the negative stuff, the total surprises are usually not in a positive direction and generally I try to look for the positives in nearly everything.

    I see a complete fake in Trump and I see him picking people he thinks fit his convoluted politics and people he will either fire or manipulate to his direction, if not only his self-serving (billionaires, like CEO members of boards of directors who vote huge compensation packages for their fellow CEO's, looking for a return in kind) who will self serve themselves and people like them, NOT the lower and middle class people that Trump appears to have conned into thinking he and his other elitist supporters are somehow pay attention to, other than to garner their votes. I and many others, still could be surprised and Trump will not just do the usual (but in hyper drive) and deal to the already wealthy (like himself), but do something to salve the "burn" his supporters cannot seem to be able to articulate they are feeling. Once again, what does "neglected and ignored by snobby elitists" really mean? What was ignored exactly and how, how does Trump not fit the snobby elitist that neglected and ignored them (until he was 70 years old)? Trump's cabinet will not be full of people who like him, will be subjected to the national voting population, so who, really knows their specific style for certain, but people that have worked with them. Once again, ambition and being billionaires does not indicate traits that are synonymous with honesty and integrity, but elitist billionaires are what he has filled much of his cabinet with. If Hillary Clinton was denounced for he speeches and alleged "pay for play" to Wall Street and others deemed to be "elitist" and people do not like lobbyists and money in politics, how does Trump's line up of billionaires, align with that, not himself?
    This entire thing is a evaluation of morals. Thanks for not playing.

    The press has been covering the transition for many weeks and the Trump people have been answering questions for weeks. I have heard them on CSPAN and seen them being interviewed on many different stations. I haven't heard a one of them fight back with personal attacks or vary from their talking points. They are generally a dull lot and seem quite disciplined. In other words, my direct observation is that he is not hiring people who have his flaws. This has exactly nothing to do with morals or character and the pressure is only starting, but it appears that Trump has picked competent folks. But I am not the news hound I once was, so you may have observations or examples that vary from mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Try "complimentary" and you might be on to something.
    It's not a question of whether people kiss his ass, but one of having different skill sets than Trump's.

    He's a marketing guy. Did he hire marketing guys?

    I have seen many examples of boards of directors in closely held companies where the original founder hired folks in his own image.

    In one case, the founder, who loves to fight, essentially hired sparring partners (the Sterling Film "Patterns" comes to mind) and anyone
    who lacked the fighting gene who was hired by someone else and worked his way up failed at the top level because he was too diplomatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Did he pick complimentary people?

    Seriously?

    Seriously?

    He's a ridiculous, childish oaf. He's a joke. A complete joke. A boarish buffoon.

    Are we supposed to take this seriously?

    Were all going to 'act' like this is a government? He just appointed his fucking SON.

    He's a fucking third world Banana Republic pig. In a trough.

    No he didn't 'pick complementary people'.

    He just grabbed pussy.


    Ridiculous.
    Example?

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    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/u...ript.html?_r=0

    One data point. From yesterday's press conference, a live example. Includes a complete transcript.

    Trump hires people to handle his conflict of interest problems and lets them answer the questions.

    Meet Sheri Dillon, who follows Trump's gauzy generalizations and provides a detailed, lawerly overview of how those conflict of interest problems will be handled.

    Trump does NOT interrupt the lawyer and takes on other questions afterwards.

    Again, it's just one data point. But read Dillon's remarks and tell me where Trump went wrong in picking this representative.

    https://www.morganlewis.com/bios/sdillon
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    They are generally a dull lot and seem quite disciplined. In other words, my direct observation is that he is not hiring people who have his flaws.
    Three observations. First, it would be difficult to find people with his flaws, for the reasons I stated earlier. Second, if he DID hire people with his own flaws, they would react badly according to their OWN particular self-interest, which would not align with Trump's, and so he would never choose them, since they might end up fighting with him in public. Third, I'd say he has at least two spokespeople--Conway and his new press secretary--who reflect Trump's own combativeness--not on their own but in keeping with the marching orders he's given them.

    It is surprising to me that so many of his choices have directly contradicted him on matters of high-profile policy: torture, NATO, relations with Russia, etc. It seems that he'll be getting push-back within his administration when he moves to extremes that are legally questionable or contrast with longstanding, bi-partisan views of American interests. Of course, they could just be lying in order to get confirmed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kmiller1610 View Post
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/u...ript.html?_r=0

    One data point. From yesterday's press conference, a live example. Includes a complete transcript.

    Trump hires people to handle his conflict of interest problems and lets them answer the questions.

    Meet Sheri Dillon, who follows Trump's gauzy generalizations and provides a detailed, lawerly overview of how those conflict of interest problems will be handled.

    Trump does NOT interrupt the lawyer and takes on other questions afterwards.

    Again, it's just one data point. But read Dillon's remarks and tell me where Trump went wrong in picking this representative.

    https://www.morganlewis.com/bios/sdillon
    Where he goes wrong is in thinking these actions will be sufficient to quell his public relations problem on the issue of his conflicts of interest. The tons of paper on the table were a good PR stunt, but his response answered none of the questions about his finances. He's trying to put the issue to rest--his actions to date will not do that.

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    Trump picked people who are hostile to the agencies they are supposed to be in charge of.

    They are "Bizarroland" appointments.

    The dept of labor is supposed to enforce the labor laws, to look out for the working people of this country, look at his pick for Secretary of Labor: Andrew Puzder.

    He is against the minimum wage, overtime pay, paid sick leave...

    "On policy questions, he has argued that the Obama administration’s recent rule expanding eligibility for overtime pay diminishes opportunities for workers, and that significant minimum wage increases would hurt small businesses and lead to job losses.

    He has criticized paid sick leave policies of the sort recently enacted for federal contractors and strongly supports repealing the Affordable Care Act, which he says has created a “government-mandated restaurant recession” because rising premiums have left people with less money to spend dining out.

    Speaking to Business Insider this year, Mr. Puzder said that increased automation could be a welcome development because machines were “always polite, they always upsell, they never take a vacation, they never show up late, there’s never a slip-and-fall or an age, sex or race discrimination case.”

    And on the political incorrectness front, Mr. Puzder’s company, CKE Restaurants, runs advertisements that frequently feature women wearing next to nothing while gesturing suggestively. “I like our ads,” he told the publication Entrepreneur. “I like beautiful women eating burgers in bikinis. I think it’s very American.”

    Richard L. Trumka, president of the A.F.L.-C.I.O., said Mr. Puzder was “a man whose business record is defined by fighting against working people.”

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/u...ary-trump.html

    Oh sure, he's going to protect working Americans from corporate abuse, count on it!

    Then there is Rick Perry who said he would abolish the Dept. of Energy... after he remembered them, that is.

    Trump's picks would be a laughing stock if they weren't so tragic.

    Thx

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