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Tue Mar 7, 2017, 12:59 AM

Trump Ally Proposes Purge Of Leftists From The Executive Branch

Source: TPM

Conservative congressman and Trump ally Rep. Steve King (R-IA) urged the President on Sunday to “purge Leftists” from his administration before they “sink us.”

On his Twitter account, King made the recommendation while posting a story from Conservative Review’s Daniel Horowitz.

@RealDonaldTrump needs to purge Leftists from executive branch before disloyal, illegal & treasonist acts sink us. https://t.co/o1DYtgA7aL

— Steve King (@SteveKingIA) March 6, 2017

In his article, Horowitz wrote that there had been “a silent coup within the intelligence agencies” against Trump, and he argued for a wholesale firing of political appointees who don’t “share the views of the president.”

“Any open borders official within DOJ and DHS should be gone,” he wrote. “Any pro-government-run health care supporter within HHS has to go. Any official within Treasury who is not on board with the OMB spending cuts and pro-growth tax cuts should go . . .”
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Read more: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/steve-king-purge-leftists

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Reply Trump Ally Proposes Purge Of Leftists From The Executive Branch (Original post)
ColemanMaskell Mar 2017 OP
Corgigal Mar 2017 #1
jmowreader Mar 2017 #2
forgotmylogin Mar 2017 #3
mdbl Mar 2017 #4
xor Mar 2017 #15
mdbl Mar 2017 #16
Hortensis Mar 2017 #18
nikibatts Mar 2017 #5
sinkingfeeling Mar 2017 #6
KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #7
mahatmakanejeeves Mar 2017 #10
KingCharlemagne Mar 2017 #12
yellowcanine Mar 2017 #8
yellowcanine Mar 2017 #9
dhill926 Mar 2017 #11
neeksgeek Mar 2017 #13
xor Mar 2017 #14
JHB Mar 2017 #17
truthisfreedom Mar 2017 #19
Blue_Tires Mar 2017 #20

Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 01:01 AM

1. Ah sweetie

We're not gonna sink you, you're gonna sink yourselves.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 01:04 AM

2. Kinda stalinesque, isn't it?

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 01:22 AM

3. That'll solve things.

"Dump the goody-goods so they don't foil our diabolical plot!"

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 06:25 AM

4. If they purge all the leftists

there will be no intelligence left. Bad enough it already looks that way.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 02:54 PM

15. I bet many of the people they call "leftists" aren't even close to being leftists

They just have some critical thinking abilities and actually care about the country.

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Response to xor (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:05 AM

16. Agreed. That was where I was going with it.

Repuglicans (at least those running the senate and house ) are one of 2 things, either unintelligent or evil. I am beginning to think the same about anyone who votes for them.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #16)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 07:31 AM

18. Agree. The GOP leadership's gone extreme, well right of

even conservative voters on average. Watching today's GOP, it's so clear that extremists in power are fundamentally stupidified and not only not fit to govern but unwilling. They want to rule. And, of course, many are just plain ambitious, amoral opportunists.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 08:03 AM

5. Purging all the brains from the Executive Branches will only make matter worse.

 

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 08:24 AM

6. The headline should be, "Steve King (R-IA) calls for full-blown fascism".

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 08:39 AM

7. Does that mean KIng is proposing doing away with Civil Service

 

rules and regulations?

Reporters should hound him with that question at every public appearance.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #7)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:13 AM

10. "{Horowitz} ... argued for a wholesale firing of political appointees who dont 'share the views of

Political appointees are separate from the usual civil service workers.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:44 AM

12. Thanks! - nt

 

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 09:24 AM

8. Steve King's definition of "leftist" anyone who doesn't think Trump's doo doo smells like roses.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 09:26 AM

9. Steven King likes to say the word "purge" because it sounds vaguely dirty and titillating.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 10:34 AM

11. Leftists?

I wish....

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 11:21 AM

13. Coming soon, to a legislature near you...

In order to work as (insert government job here), you must be a registered Republican.

I'm sure this is in the works somewhere.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Tue Mar 7, 2017, 02:52 PM

14. It's as if some of these people want to push things to the point of revolution

I don't say that lightly, either. If these people got their way it would turn foster such sentiments that push us toward such a situation. This is by far the most unamerican shit I've ever heard from someone who isn't sitting a dark basement wearing a tinfoil hat while polishing their AR-15s.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 06:34 AM

17. "Leftist" being defined as "not a conservative partisan"

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 08:20 AM

19. Sounds vaguely like ethnic cleansing.

Good luck with that.

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Response to ColemanMaskell (Original post)

Wed Mar 8, 2017, 09:40 AM

20. But there aren't any "leftists" working for that moron?

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