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Trump Fills Top Positions With Swamp Creatures

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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:28 PM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Debating the pro or con of the issue is another matter


These issues just aren’t democratic party issues they advocate.




posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:38 PM
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a reply to: Willtell

At some point... the DEMS need to take root on some principles, and not pander to every floating idea out there...

THey used to have a base.. a solid base.. these days... not so much..

You can't stand for everything, and oppose everything at the same time...

They may think the folks are conditioned to be ignorant, but surprise... the bubble heads in their tight DEM circles, have lost the script...

You can't call your supporters names, and expect them to just take that as casual talk behind the scenes...

No one likes to be played... Instead of reconnecting with their own... they double down and try to take down what they think defeated them...

HINT to the Denial DEMS.... YOU DEFEATED YOURSELVES....

You aren't helping yourselves by putting Pelosi back in.. and pondering Ellison as DNC....

Ask yourself if being Democratic... equals embracing socialism & communism...

IF not.. you should take back your party.... If so... RIP DEM party...



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:40 PM
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Yes , he apparently is listening to the wrong people on some

Romney in line for SoS . Really Don ? Slimy Greasy Establishment -Swamp Creature
Bob Corker in line for SoS - Is going to join with John McCain (big war-mongerer) in investigating the Russians -Swamp Creatures

Nikki Haley - McCain and Palin's best buddy. Need I say more ? - Yep fits the name
So , I agree in part.
(Yes , there is a first time for everything)



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:47 PM
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Although I don't necessarily approve of every choice Trump makes in his team, I know he will be keeping a VERY tight leash on everyone under his name. Maybe he is using people "Of the swamp" to catch the dirtiest swamp creatures, like the FBI uses crooks to catch the biggest crooks.
Maybe someone needs to ask Trump himself why he is choosing swamp creatures when he needs to be hunting them down and eradicating them from government.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:47 PM
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Colbert lost some serious good writers when he left. He should given some of them chunks of his fat salary to maintain the facade that he is actually funny. His show now is brutal to watch. Maybe one star better than Chevy Chase's late night show which puts him at 1/2 a star.
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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:47 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Swamp creatures? How cool, much more trustworthy than politicians.


Where do you think politicians come from, and what jobs that take after office?




posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:49 PM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
Colbert lost some serious good writers when he left. He should given some of them chunks of his fat salary to maintain the facade that he is actually funny. His show now is brutal to watch. Maybe one star better than Chevy Chase's late night show which puts him at 1/2 a star.


You realize the video that was shared wasn't the guy that left Comedy Central, right?

It's just a Youtube blogger guy who's name is similar...



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:53 PM
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a reply to: Kettu


No. I do now though. Wasted my life on both shows now I can never get back.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 11:57 PM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

A lot of the swamp that needs draining are in CONGRESS... 2018 Elections will be key to help Drain the Swamp...

Trump will do what he can within his power on the Executive side... but I think he won't be shy to call out those in COngress (on both sides of the aisle) who are pushing back against swamp drainage...

2018 is the folks responsibility to help draining the swamp..

Personally, I hope that this will get more folks engaged in holding the elected responsible for the mess they create or extend..

Term limits for Congress, INsider trading IS NOT OK for COngress, END THE LIFETIME Salaries for CONGRESS & POTUS....

Serve your Country.. then go home and resume your life... as serving the Country was meant to be...

.02



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:09 AM
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originally posted by: LifeMode
a reply to: Kettu


No. I do now though. Wasted my life on both shows now I can never get back.




I wasn't to impressed either. I don't care much for vBlogs on Youtube. Usually the audio/video quality is poor. I'd rather just read something instead.

In any case I'm starting the new hashtag #buildtheswamp because, well, that's what Trump is doing. He's bringing in heavy-hitting elites and insiders who are even MORE "swampy" than the people they're replacing.

Politicians usually end up as lobbyists or as chairpersons on corporate boards as a "reward" once they leave politics anyway.

When's the last time you've seen someone in congress or the senate or white house that wasn't:

1. Made over 60k a year
2. A lawyer
3. Came from a big corporation

None of them live in the "real world" where the bulk of the American population resides. None of them come from the middle, lower-middle, or lower classes in this country. None of these people give two *bleeps* about you, me or anyone besides themselves.

And yet this groveling for table scraps continues. Everyone seems to think their ship is about to come in any time, and that they aren't as poor or that the people beneath them are to blame.

That's the point. The wealthiest people in the world want you blaming those below you. We all act like battered wives defending our abusive husband:

"He's not really a bad man, he only hits me when I get to uppity..."

And those are the same excuses people in America make, despite congress never basing its decisions off public opinion. Look it up, its true. It doesn't matter what we think. We, the people, who they are supposed to serve have absolutely no control over what our elected officials do.

So can we drop this love affair for people who only mock, laugh, despise, use, manipulate, lie and exploit us?

No? Instead we descend further and further into what the middle ages had ... feudalism.
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: JacKatMtn
a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

A lot of the swamp that needs draining are in CONGRESS... 2018 Elections will be key to help Drain the Swamp...

Trump will do what he can within his power on the Executive side... but I think he won't be shy to call out those in COngress (on both sides of the aisle) who are pushing back against swamp drainage...

2018 is the folks responsibility to help draining the swamp..

Personally, I hope that this will get more folks engaged in holding the elected responsible for the mess they create or extend..

Term limits for Congress, INsider trading IS NOT OK for COngress, END THE LIFETIME Salaries for CONGRESS & POTUS....

Serve your Country.. then go home and resume your life... as serving the Country was meant to be...

.02


Totally agree.

I see the hard part about the draining of the swamp as all those behind the scenes who have abused their powers and enriched their bank accounts will be fighting against it in many ways as well. Some will hide away and keep lower profiles, and some will expose themselves even more because they are so vastly arrogant. (And we have already noticed many of them), It is definitely going to be a really dirty and difficult job.

Getting America reformed politically to me means getting good people elected who will serve America with those values rather than using it as an opportunity at the expense of the rest of us to gain personally from their positions. I like the idea of term limits, and, or something similar with a performance based aspect put on being able to run for office. The current rubber stamp type of politician and the fake ones who wear a badge of being of one party but making backroom deals with the other party need to be simply canned for good.




posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:14 AM
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originally posted by: charlyv
You don't bring the status quo to a Save America fight.
There are good reasons why these people have been placed there.
Hard to figure out the plan, but bet it is a doozy.


Some of his choices at first made me go Hummmm also... Mathis as well as he is loved and respected is a bud with certain areas/countries in the mid-east (Saudi comes to mind)...which makes me want to puke... but ... if I were the boss with hire and fire privileges I would hire the devil himself to work for me to root out evil...who better would be better to know where all the evil lies ?

Anyway Trump has not taken office yet and his policies have not been put forward and reviewed by congress ... I did listen to one of his speeches where he was talking about some of his cabinet choices.. He basically said he was interested in smart people who were able to get things accomplished regardless of the D or the R of their political affiliations. If he remains the boss and the director of government policies then the people he has chosen are but extensions of his finger tips.... I am ready for a true change in the direction of our countries regime change policies all over the world.. Yemen whom Saudi is bombing daily (with American weapons) has another 3.5 million refuges wanting to get the heck out of the country. Aleppo is all but finished in Syria as there is a big scramble to get the Brits and U.S. special forces out of harms way.. IMO every place one looks US and their allies have made many parts of the world unstable and fubar. So I would go with Trump and let him prove himself and his policies before I throw the first stone... HRC was a well known war monger and laughed at and was responsible in part for the demise of Libya... She was a status quo big government politician not counting her personal faults; which were many...

Trump at least has a plan for trying to get companies and jobs for America.. He has said there will be no more un-vetted immigration and actual borders.. Those two things right there are a breath of fresh air for anyone who cares about America's future.

HRC always reminded me (evidently others too) that the government was the master and not the people in her utopian idea of a progressive society. Either way she is out of the picture (thank goodness).



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:17 AM
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a reply to: JacKatMtn

Term limits are actually not a great idea. I used to think it was a good idea myself...




Legislators can and should root out waste and probe for incompetence, but they get much better at this as they get to know the process and the inner workings of the government. Green legislators often simply don’t have the depth to ask the right questions and know how far to keep pushing. They learn.


I hadn't thought of that before, and I also really, really hadn't considered this:



The second big problem with legislative term limits is how they warp people’s time in office. Remember how I imagined you saying legislators think of themselves and not the voters? Well, if they don’t expect to be coming back to the voters, they really won’t be thinking of them.

Let’s imagine that every doctor knew he or she would have to quit medicine after 12 years. A scant few could move up to manage the hospital (the analogous career path is getting to Congress, which very few legislators can hope for), and the rest would go work for pharmaceutical companies (you can guess the analogy on this one — it’s becoming a lobbyist, which is what a lot of former legislators do).

Would this create greater incentives to care about every patient and find the best plan of care for each case? Or would the doctors instead be thinking about how to land the best pharmaceutical job, perhaps by prescribing those medicines the companies want to sell?

Would reporters have as much incentive to root out the truth about corporate malfeasance if going to a company public relations department were the likely next career move?


And that's not all:



A term-limited legislature is more appealing to people who just want to punch a ticket on the way to a bigger or more lucrative job and less appealing to people who want a career helping the public. In short, it will attract worse candidates, not better ones.


[url=https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/heres-why-term-limits-are-a-bad-idea/2016/10/21/19494762-84d2-11e6-92c2-14b64f3d453f_story.html]Link[/url ]

Things aren't always what they seem. I too for years and years screamed "term limits!" at the top of my lungs. Now, however, I think term reform might a better option. We might be better off limiting the kinds of jobs politicians can take after leaving public office for a certain number of years. That's just an idea I'm throwing out there..
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posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:20 AM
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a reply to: NoCorruptionAllowed

The term limit for Congress.. may just be the KEY for 2018...

I think Trump will send something along that line to Congress... and it's up to US to keep an eye on who opposes it...

Those folks will be the target...

If term limits can get passed... then we can move on to the lifetime salaries and BS insider trading exemption they have afforded themselves..

For me.. 6 years House, 12 years Senate would be an acceptable term limit... serve your district/ state.. and go back to living your life....

It was never intended to be a LIFETIME CAREER...



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 12:41 AM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
Swamp creatures? How cool, much more trustworthy than politicians.




They are a rarely seen in public creature, skulking around late at night doing their bidding in the darkness...They are known by their Latin name "Skankus cruelsii" and common name where i am from is "meddlesome menace"....they may appear to be a little more trustworthy however they are far more devious and cunning than their counterparts...



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:14 AM
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originally posted by: EmmanuelGoldstein
a reply to: Willtell




"What difference – at this point, what difference does it make?"


MuhaaHaa Ha Ha uh huh u h hu h uu uhh u uuuh


We're screwed.





posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 01:59 AM
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If your source is Steven Colbert, whom WikiLeaks revealed to be taking orders from the Clinton Campaign, you might be watching fake news.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 02:01 AM
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a reply to: Kettu

Then Trump's lobbying ban should be of interest to you.



posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 02:09 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
If your source is Steven Colbert, whom WikiLeaks revealed to be taking orders from the Clinton Campaign, you might be watching fake news.



That's funny you should mention that because Steven Colbert mentioned it too. He shoots down your little theory about who funds him and reminds everyone that what he does isn't news in the first place.




posted on Dec, 9 2016 @ 02:13 AM
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originally posted by: Wardaddy454
a reply to: Kettu

Then Trump's lobbying ban should be of interest to you.



Not unless he gets Citizen's United overturned.

Corporations are NOT people.







 
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