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Re: Trump's horrible very bad Cabinet
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2017, 07:07:58 AM »
This week we found out Perry the nom for the aparemtn of energy..didnt know thar aparement handled nukes

And the head of education seme outright terrible. She seem to only give a shit about relegious education..fuck everyone else.

Perry seemed to believe the DOE that he has wanted to eliminate for years... was primarily for controlling American oil interests domestic and abroad.
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« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2017, 04:36:50 PM »
apparnetly there a 100's of position left empty, because he waited till the last mintue and fired anyone releated to the obama admistration


Some say the plan of doing this is so they then HAVE to confirm any of trump picks because "Well we cant run the goverment and it the Democrats fault if we cant, because they wont let me guy through as quickly". It a way to force through the more crazy noms.

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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2017, 08:39:17 PM »
apparnetly there a 100's of position left empty, because he waited till the last mintue and fired anyone releated to the obama admistration


Some say the plan of doing this is so they then HAVE to confirm any of trump picks because "Well we cant run the goverment and it the Democrats fault if we cant, because they wont let me guy through as quickly". It a way to force through the more crazy noms.

There's a part of me that hopes Trump is that tricky but the real part of me thinks, dudes just don't know what he's doing.

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« Reply #33 on: January 24, 2017, 09:16:09 PM »
Not really a Cabinet position, but South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed as UN Ambassador. This means that Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster is now governor of SC.

Here's the funny part.

In SC, the legislature has a lot more power than the governor, to the point that the leaders of the House and Senate are often considered the most influential people in the state, not the governor.

The new governor McMaster will have to make the Senate's President Pro Tempore the new lieutenant governor. That's what the state constitution says, and the state Supreme Court has recently confirmed that. It's not a choice, the PPT must become the new lieutenant governor. But the PPT, Senator Hugh Leatherman, doesn't want to give up his powerful position for the chair-filling job of lieutenant governor.

So before McMaster was sworn in, Leatherman resigned his position as PPT. Sometime soon the Senate will elect a new PPT, who will then immediately become the new lieutenant governor, and then they'll elect another new PPT to actually keep the job, in all likelihood Leatherman again.
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« Reply #34 on: January 25, 2017, 10:15:54 AM »
Not really a Cabinet position, but South Carolina's Governor Nikki Haley was confirmed as UN Ambassador. This means that Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster is now governor of SC.

Here's the funny part.

In SC, the legislature has a lot more power than the governor, to the point that the leaders of the House and Senate are often considered the most influential people in the state, not the governor.

The new governor McMaster will have to make the Senate's President Pro Tempore the new lieutenant governor. That's what the state constitution says, and the state Supreme Court has recently confirmed that. It's not a choice, the PPT must become the new lieutenant governor. But the PPT, Senator Hugh Leatherman, doesn't want to give up his powerful position for the chair-filling job of lieutenant governor.

So before McMaster was sworn in, Leatherman resigned his position as PPT. Sometime soon the Senate will elect a new PPT, who will then immediately become the new lieutenant governor, and then they'll elect another new PPT to actually keep the job, in all likelihood Leatherman again.

Yikes. Nikki Haley is pretty rough.
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« Reply #35 on: January 25, 2017, 05:26:23 PM »
Yep, I was right.  Senator Kevin Bryant became PPT Kevin Bryant became Lieutenant Governor Bryant.  Then Leatherman got his PPT position back, but not without some criticism.

Senator Shane Massey: "If you took the oath, dadgum it, you ought to do it."  (Honestly, that's a quote)

What's really funny is that this isn't the first time this has happened recently.  Back in 2012, Lieutenant Governor Ken Ard had to resign due to ethics violations, and he was replaced by PPT Glenn McConnell, who was considered the most powerful politician in the state, bar none.  Like Leatherman, he really didn't want to take the job, but he got stuck with it for a couple of years before resigning to become president of the College of Charleston.

 

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Re: Trump's horrible very bad Cabinet
« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2017, 06:52:17 PM »
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/317302-gop-changes-rules-to-push-through-nominees-after-dem-boycott

So is with the north Corlilaina shit, is this just going to be the shit republicans going to pull for 4 years

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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2017, 09:12:36 PM »
It's dumb because it's short-sighted. What happens when the Dems get back in power and use these new lax rules? The GOP seems to think they'll be in power for decades.
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« Reply #38 on: February 02, 2017, 09:16:15 PM »
It's dumb because it's short-sighted. What happens when the Dems get back in power and use these new lax rules? The GOP seems to think they'll be in power for decades.
Actually, the Democrats changed the rules a few years ago. Republicans are benefitting from a few of those changes in the meantime.

The stolen Supreme Court pick is pretty ridiculous though.

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« Reply #39 on: February 02, 2017, 11:52:22 PM »
Watching Obama worshipers pretend to oppose fascism is quite amusing when he installed literal NEO Nazis in a coup to fuck with Russia.

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« Reply #40 on: February 03, 2017, 12:04:53 AM »
Watching Obama worshipers pretend to oppose fascism is quite amusing when he installed literal NEO Nazis in a coup to fuck with Russia.
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« Reply #41 on: February 03, 2017, 07:41:46 AM »
It's dumb because it's short-sighted. What happens when the Dems get back in power and use these new lax rules? The GOP seems to think they'll be in power for decades.
Actually, the Democrats changed the rules a few years ago. Republicans are benefitting from a few of those changes in the meantime.

The stolen Supreme Court pick is pretty ridiculous though.

Yes, the removed the filibuster option on certain nominee picks. Which I'm fine with. Filibuster gets abused by Dems and GOP at times. People just talking about random bullshit non-sense for hours to gum up the system.

Did they also tweak the voting thresholds? If so, THAT was short-sighted on their part.
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« Reply #42 on: February 03, 2017, 08:09:30 AM »
Yeah, they changed some things to simple majority.

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« Reply #43 on: February 03, 2017, 11:18:11 AM »
Yeah, they changed some things to simple majority.

What goes around, comes around. GOP is now moving for more simple majority votes, which is just greasing the tracks on the Trump train.
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Re: Trump's horrible very bad Cabinet
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2017, 12:46:13 PM »
surprise if they going to change  the thresehold, they didnt do it on obama supreme court pick.