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Name: Miles Archer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Hamilton Massachusetts
Home country: USA
Current location: Nevada
Member since: Wed Oct 16, 2013, 07:49 PM
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John Kelly: Any channel of communication back or otherwise with a country like Russia's a good thing

"Ryan shook his head in exasperation. "Oh, good grief," he said."

As Ryan earnestly touted his party’s work on “landmark federal IT reform legislation,” there was a grim, haunted look in his bright-blue eyes, and it wasn’t hard to imagine why. What ought to have been the salad days of Republican-led government had instead become a ceaseless, disorienting swirl of scandal, 120 days of self-inflicted chaos and crisis.

At the fifth question of the press conference—what was his view on the idea that Republicans might be better off with the vice president, Mike Pence, in the White House instead of Trump?—Ryan shook his head in exasperation. “Oh, good grief,” he said. “I’m not even going to give credence to that.”

“But your members are saying that!” the reporter said. Republican members of Congress were buzzing about this idea, openly wondering, as the presidential mess threatened to consume their careers and priorities, whether it might be possible to remove the president and move on.

Congress, Ryan insisted, was perfectly capable of doing its job. “I know people can be consumed with the news of the day,” he said, as though a potential impeachment were the latest celebrity scandal, or the time everyone was up in arms for 24 hours about avocado toast. “But we are here working on people’s problems every day. We have all these committees that do different jobs, and our job is to make sure that we still make progress for the American people, and we’re doing that. It’s just not what we’re being asked about.”

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/trumps-washington-congress/528426/

Jennifer Granholm: "In this case, the war room is because the president created the crisis."



http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/former-michigan-gov-trump-is-creating-a-circular-firing-squad-and-hes-the-one-pulling-the-trigger/

Former Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-MI) was taken aback by the idea that President Donald Trump is setting up a “war room” to navigate the Russia scandal. She told CNN’s David Gregory on “New Day” that normally such “war rooms” are for policy related issues.

“Governors have war rooms. I set up war rooms because we had a national blackout or the auto industry was going into bankruptcy,” she explained. “You have a war room for a specific crisis. In this case, the war room is because the president created the crisis. He’s not listening in the war to his generals. He is creating the problem, he’s created essentially a circular firing squad although he’s the one pulling the trigger. That is not a great way to do a staff shakeup.”

Granholm went on to encourage Trump to set up a war room to combat serious issues facing the country, such as the opioid crisis, creating jobs or navigating the global economy. She called Trump’s RussiaGate war room “a waste of human resources” focusing on himself and not the country.

Conservative commentator Ben Ferguson refuted Granholm by claiming that the “war room” doesn’t exist and that reports of one existing are fake news. The story has been widely reported based on leaks from Trump’s own allies.

Trump: "North Korea has shown great disrespect for their neighbor, China,..."

...by shooting off yet another ballistic missile...but China is trying hard!"

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/869166145894535169

5 reasons anonymous White House officials say they can't stand Jared Kushner

Because of the 4 paragraph rule, you get 4. The rest at the URL.

5 reasons anonymous White House officials say they can’t stand Jared Kushner



http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/here-are-5-reasons-anonymous-white-house-officials-say-they-cant-stand-jared-kushner/

1. He whines a lot. Even though no one forced Kushner to take on a role as a top adviser to his wife’s father, sources say he regularly complains that his association with the scandal-plagued Trump White House is damaging his reputation.

2. He regularly skips town when bad news hits. Staffers tell the Times they were particularly annoyed that Kushner and First Daughter Ivanka Trump took a ski holiday back in March on the same weekend that the original version of the Republicans’ Obamacare replacement bill crashed and burned in the House.

3. His family is using his connections with Trump to hawk visas to Chinese investors. Earlier this month, it was revealed that Kushner Companies gave a presentation to wealthy Chinese investors that informed them that they could get American visas if they invested in the Kushners’ real estate projects — and they even name-checked both Jared Kushner and Trump during the presentation. Sources tell the Times that even President Trump was annoyed by this, and he’s made “snarky, disparaging comments” about Kushner’s family in recent weeks.

4. Trump gives Kushner a lot of jobs — and he takes no responsibility for doing them. Among other things, Trump has tasked Kushner with bringing peace to the Middle East, solving the opioid crisis, and reorganizing the executive branch of the United States government. In reality, however, sources tell the Times that he often avoids “messy aspects of his job that he would simply rather not do — he has told associates he wants nothing to do with the legislative process.”

From DEEP within the bowels of 2014, Ivanka "Nostradamus" Trump issues chilling prophesy

"I called home & my daughter told me she was having a donut w/ pink sprinkles for breakfast but that it was a secret. Jared is so busted!"

https://twitter.com/IvankaTrump/status/426334429624434688

Scott "Dilbert" Adams is now the Scott "Chachi" Baio of comic strips, presents alternate Trump facts

https://twitter.com/mcuban/status/868554079928295425

https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/868561607000956928

Ladies & Gents, it's become William Shakespeare's Othello, starring Steve Bannon as Iago.



YES! Steve Bannon is a blotchy, bloated drunk uncle.

YES! He's the king of "alternate facts," and while reports have surfaced of readership dropping off at Brietbart, he still has Trump's base in the palm of his hand.

But he has TRUMP there as well, because when you start spouting that "Deep State" crap, you play DIRECTLY to Trump's sizable yet fragile ego. You stoke the Nixonian fires inside of him. You tell him that he isn't getting enough credit for all of the wonderful work he is doing, and that the "leakers" are OUT TO GET HIM.

Are any of my fellow DUers IN sales, or have you ever BEEN in sales? If so,you know a core "Sales 101" tenet...essential in the past, frowned upon in the latest generation of sales professionals...is to "find the source of your prospect's pain and AMPLIFY it, make them feel it so acutely that you can ride in on the white horse with the solution.

In a similar fashion, Shakespeare's Iago was a shit disturber. He found Othello's tragic flaw, fanned the flames, and that's how we got to the "tragic" part of the tragedy.

Drunk uncle is rubbing salt in Trump's wounds and TELLING HIM HE IS RIGHT, which is easily the single worst thing you could do with someone as unhinged as Trump. Doing so also drives the wedge between Bannon and Kushner a little deeper. "HEY, Mr. President...I know Jared is your son-in-law, and he really is talented and brilliant, and I have nothing but the utmost respect for him, but with all due respect to YOU, I DON'T THINK HE UNDERSTANDS WHAT YOU ARE GOING THROUGH..."

I mean, you can HEAR that conversation HAPPENING...can't you?

The basis for my take on this is the article which appeared in Raw Story this morning, "Trump ‘obsesses’ over Russia probe as Bannon fears he’s the victim of a ‘deep state’ conspiracy" (http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/trump-obsesses-over-russia-probe-as-bannon-fears-hes-the-victim-of-a-deep-state-conspiracy/).

Will Trump's Memorial Day Address include a discussion of how he won the Electoral College vote?

I really am not looking forward to it. If by some miracle he avoids self-promotion, I can already hear his robotic teleprompter tones.

Give yourself at least an hour after dinner before reading this. You'll thank me for it.



‘Anti-feminist’ Kellyanne Conway reveals how she uses her ‘femininity’ to influence Trump

http://www.rawstory.com/2017/05/anti-feminist-kellyanne-conway-reveals-how-she-uses-her-femininity-to-influence-trump/

Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway thinks her gender “has helped her with the president,” in part because she’s able to “respectfully” and “deferentially” tell Donald Trump her opinions.

Conway made the comments while speaking with Business Insider about what it’s like to work with Trump—who’s made a range of sexist and offensive comments about females and once insisted women “get it better” than men.

Conway argued that Trump’s cabinet—which is largely comprised of white men—doesn’t give a clear indication of where the president’s priorities lie.

“Attaching a hard and fast number to it is not as relevant as the contributions that are made by the women who are at the table,” Conway said.
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