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Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:35 AM

Pompeo Finishes As He Started - An Arrogant, Thin-Skinned, Petty, Strutting Embarassment To America

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The portrait Pompeo has painted of Trump’s America has been in dramatic contrast to recent events. Two days after Congress came under an unprecedented violent attack by a mob egged on by Trump, Pompeo blithely tweeted: “Being the greatest country on earth is not just about our incredible economy & our strong military; it’s about the values we project out into the world.” He also boasted his state department team “did more than any other to build alliances that secured American interests” days before having to cancel his swansong trip to Europe because his counterparts did not want to see him.

The Luxembourg foreign minister signalled he would be unavailable to meet America’s top diplomat, and described Trump’s behaviour as “criminal”. The Belgian foreign minister, Sophie Wilmès, who Pompeo was also supposed to have met on the trip, made clear on Twitter that her government was counting on Joe Biden to restore US unity and stability.

“It is unprecedented for an American secretary of state to be unwelcome at any time, especially at the end of their tenure, in the foreign ministries of our closest allies,” Brett Bruen, who was director of Global Engagement in the Obama White House, said. “It just goes to show how far he has ostracised himself.”

In his would-be victory lap, Pompeo – known for being thin-skinned – has restricted his media interviews to admiring conservative talkshow hosts and has not taken questions after his speeches. At the headquarters of the state-funded Voice of America (VOA) station on Monday, he berated its journalists for being insufficiently patriotic, even “demeaning America”. He told them “to broadcast that this is the greatest nation the world has ever known”.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/14/mike-pompeo-lashes-out-reign-ends

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Reply Pompeo Finishes As He Started - An Arrogant, Thin-Skinned, Petty, Strutting Embarassment To America (Original post)
hatrack Jan 14 OP
milestogo Jan 14 #1
Roisin Ni Fiachra Jan 14 #5
madaboutharry Jan 14 #2
eleny Jan 14 #10
moonscape Jan 14 #3
underpants Jan 14 #4
oasis Jan 14 #6
struggle4progress Jan 14 #7
Hortensis Jan 14 #8
NCDem47 Jan 14 #9
leftieNanner Jan 14 #12
marble falls Jan 14 #11
gademocrat7 Jan 14 #13

Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:37 AM

1. Pompeo pompous ass

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Response to milestogo (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:48 AM

5. We call him Pompousio.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:38 AM

2. Pompeo wants to be president.

Ugh.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:55 AM

10. Electrifying on the campaign trail

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:41 AM

3. And the man has ambition to be elected to something.

So delusional, like most of them.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:46 AM

4. You're not in Kansas anymore dumbass

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:48 AM

6. Pariah Pompeo's family ain't traveling to Luxembourg on America's dime.

Pay your own way, Mr. Private citizen.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:49 AM

7. "There will be a smooth transition"

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 08:53 AM

8. Pompeo's an ass and a Christian dominionist. He may have hoped to finish

more of their agenda while in power, but he will have his own list of what's been accomplished, including personal successes.

We're not out of this yet. We could still end up living in an authoritarian police state run by white Christian nationalist cabals. And Pompeo would be among them.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 09:51 AM

9. Off to the dustbin of history.

Ambition alone won't get him to the top. There are more cunning and devilish Republican players out there jockeying for higher office that will keep him a minor player from here on out.

Good ridance.

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Response to NCDem47 (Reply #9)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:37 AM

12. I'm hoping that a new IG

Will open some investigations into him. His ambition may be cut short by his hubris.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:36 AM

11. Wannabe Dick Cheney.

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Response to hatrack (Original post)

Thu Jan 14, 2021, 11:39 AM

13. Pompeo is an arrogant bastard.

He has done more to destroy the moral of The State Department than any previous Secretary of State.

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