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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:10 PM

TJ Ducklo has resigned

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Reply TJ Ducklo has resigned (Original post)
servermsh Feb 13 OP
Raven123 Feb 13 #1
cwydro Feb 14 #51
WhiskeyGrinder Feb 13 #2
soothsayer Feb 13 #3
mcar Feb 13 #21
brooklynite Feb 14 #46
treestar Feb 14 #49
cwydro Feb 14 #52
USALiberal Feb 14 #54
USALiberal Feb 14 #53
CincyDem Feb 13 #4
BannonsLiver Feb 13 #5
SharonAnn Feb 14 #44
LuvLoogie Feb 13 #6
dem4decades Feb 13 #7
Peacetrain Feb 13 #25
treestar Feb 14 #50
scarletwoman Feb 13 #8
Kaleva Feb 13 #40
applegrove Feb 13 #9
PufPuf23 Feb 13 #10
questionseverything Feb 13 #11
Deuxcents Feb 13 #15
demmiblue Feb 13 #16
Budi Feb 13 #20
questionseverything Feb 13 #42
peggysue2 Feb 13 #12
questionseverything Feb 13 #41
peggysue2 Feb 13 #43
Autumn Feb 13 #13
JanMichael Feb 13 #18
Autumn Feb 13 #23
JanMichael Feb 13 #26
Autumn Feb 13 #36
JanMichael Feb 13 #37
qazplm135 Feb 13 #33
treestar Feb 13 #38
Autumn Feb 13 #39
Blue_true Feb 13 #27
demmiblue Feb 13 #14
Budi Feb 13 #17
BannonsLiver Feb 13 #19
Budi Feb 13 #24
BannonsLiver Feb 13 #29
DeminPennswoods Feb 13 #30
Budi Feb 13 #34
DeminPennswoods Feb 14 #47
dalton99a Feb 14 #45
BannonsLiver Feb 13 #32
Budi Feb 13 #35
DeminPennswoods Feb 14 #48
mcar Feb 13 #22
Budi Feb 13 #28
mcar Feb 13 #31
NurseJackie Feb 14 #55

Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:13 PM

1. It's about time. Should have been fired

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Response to Raven123 (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:53 AM

51. Agree.

shame.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:13 PM

2. Good.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

3. Bye, Felicia. Unacceptable. Do better.

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:01 PM

21. Guy is fighting stage 4 cancer

I have sympathy for him.

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Response to mcar (Reply #21)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:30 AM

46. If a Trump aide had a serious medical condition, would you excuse his behavior?

I'm guessing not.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:51 AM

49. A Trump aide would not need a serious medical condition

to be a total idiot.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:54 AM

52. I asked the same question in another thread.

Yeah, apparently not.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #52)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:11 AM

54. +1000! Nt

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #46)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:10 AM

53. +1000, quite a double standard here! Nt

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

4. That took...checking watch...27 hours.

As joe said (in effect), if you treat people disrespectfully in my administration, I will fire you.

Who’s destroyed now TJ ?

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

5. Lose lose

Nobody will give credit to Biden for fulfilling his pledge since the initial punishment was a suspension and the wokists on social media will still be laying down the sanctimony.

If I’m him though I’d rather spend my final days about as far away from American politics as possible. Hard to imagine a more dreary exit from this world than that serving as the backdrop.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 12:51 AM

44. You don't fire someone withou doing the proper steps. Or you face legal action and hire back.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:15 PM

6. The administration handled this well.

And I am inclined to believe that TJ Ducklo understands it is the right thing to do.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:15 PM

7. I wish he had handled this differently, Biden set a line in the sand and he crossed it.

Hopefully the are lessons learned.

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #7)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:09 PM

25. He has stage four cancer from what I have read.. he will probably die,

and needs his job for his health care and I am sure this played into decision making.. not giving him a pass for his behaviors, but as one who has survived cancer and extreme chemo it makes you a little crazy.. there are things I regret saying, but my brain was fried..

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Response to Peacetrain (Reply #25)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 10:53 AM

50. And he is only 32

That's not an easy thing at all.

What he said was just silly, too, how was he going to ruin that reporter? It's like they are taking it literally.

And why is that reporter going on about his dating life? Is it really such an important matter?

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:17 PM

8. Well, there really was no other feasible outcome.

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Response to scarletwoman (Reply #8)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 10:23 PM

40. Resigning was about the only door open.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:18 PM

9. No threatening anybody. Ever. So good.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:19 PM

10. For the best.

Ducklo should have been rapidly and quietly shown the door after the initial report followed up by fact checking and a frank talk. Perhaps this is what happened in all the other hullabaloo in DC, just conclude the separation of Ducklo from Biden WH could not have occurred fast enough.

I have been impressed and very happy with Jen Psaki as Press Secretary. Every such position needs a strong and deep bench.

We need focus, unity, and no BS.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:23 PM

11. Can someone post a link explaining what he did?

N/t

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:36 PM

15. That's my request

On another thread I said I missed this

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #11)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:56 PM

20. The actual story is in post #17

Best to you TJ ~

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Response to Budi (Reply #20)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 11:44 PM

42. Ty , I thought something was wrong

My spidey sense is seldom wrong

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:27 PM

12. Not a surprise

Joe Biden set the markers on Day 1: respect, transparency. Though I sympathize with someone so gravely ill; sometimes heavy-duty meds can set you off. Still, the man's remarks/threat couldn't be dismissed. All this to hide a ongoing relationship with another journalist. Too bad. From what I read before this brouhaha, he was a very effective communication/election guy for Biden.

Is what it is.

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Response to peggysue2 (Reply #12)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 11:42 PM

41. He wasn't trying to hide it

Both of them had told their bosses

I am kind of astounded by how sensitive the press is after four years of sheepishly allowing trumps agents to shit all over them

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Response to questionseverything (Reply #41)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 11:50 PM

43. My mistake then

I understood both were keeping things quiet because of the opposing career dynamic, one invested in the political world, the other reporting on politics. If there was something else then I missed it.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:30 PM

13. Three weeks ago Biden said he would would fire anyone being disrespectful 'on the spot'.

This man should not have been allowed to resign.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:55 PM

18. There are still labor laws. Even with "at will" employment. Being mean or insulting...

...can result in HR actions but rarely "YOU'RE FIRED"! Like Trumps show.

He was suspended then quit. That's how some/most professional separations happen.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #18)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:05 PM

23. Maybe you missed what President Biden had to say

“I am not joking when I say this … if you ever work with me and I hear you treat another colleague with disrespect … talk down to someone, I promise you I will fire you on the spot … on the spot. No ifs, ands, or buts,” he cautioned on the first day of his presidency.

He said everybody has to be treated with decency and dignity which he said had been “missing in a big way in last four years,” in an apparent reference to the turbulent years of Donald Trump’s presidency.




https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/biden-fire-staff-spot-disrespect-colleagues-b1790476.html


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Response to Autumn (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:11 PM

26. Hyperbole is hardly unknown to Presidents. nt.

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Response to JanMichael (Reply #26)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:36 PM

36. That's a damn low bar, sounds like the excuse the Pukes used to blow off Trumps insurrection.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #36)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:37 PM

37. Post #33 said it better. nt

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Response to Autumn (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:19 PM

33. that's the problem with setting bright lines

there are always going to be exceptions. Stage IV cancer makes one rethink taking someone's job and healthcare away from them for a minute. Doesn't excuse what the guy did, but it underscores why "No ifs, ands or buts" is never a good idea when dealing with humans. There are always going to be exceptions and extenuating circumstances.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #23)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:42 PM

38. Technically it was not a colleague

wasn't it a reporter?

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Response to treestar (Reply #38)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 10:20 PM

39. He said everybody has to be treated with decency and dignity which he said had

been “missing in a big way in last four years.

I take everybody to mean reporters also.

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Response to Autumn (Reply #13)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:13 PM

27. Some people pointed out his terminally ill condition.

Given that President Biden’s son Beau died of cancer after a fight, maybe staff under President Biden went soft on the guy. I can see that given how difficult the guy’s condition is. But your point is valid, I just believe that once people know the facts about the guy’s medical condition, they may understand why a fast trigger was not pulled on him.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:32 PM

14. Good (though I do wish him good health). n/t

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:49 PM

17. Soo Olivia, & Lizzo of Politico are dating & Wait for it...IT'SALL BIDEN'S FAULT!!




This Ryan Lizzo (who's never had a truthful good thing to say about Democrats OR Biden.

Aaahaaa...see where this shitshow comes from?
Figures🙄 enough said...




Sorry you got caught up in the shittiest journos in DC's line of fire TJ.
Take care of yourself & peace.
Your career is at least more admirable than the trash that dragged you.
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Jan 2021 ~
Nashville native TJ Ducklo has been named as President-elect Joe Biden's deputy press secretary.

The Biden-Harris Transition team announced Ducklo's new role in a news release on Friday, which detailed roles in the new administration's communications, press, photo and digital strategy teams.

Ducklo currently serves as the spokesperson for the transition, and also worked as the Biden campaign's national press secretary.

“Speaking honestly, with empathy and directly to the public about our administration will be among the key pillars in this Presidency and White House," Biden said in the release. "At a time when American families are facing numerous challenges, these appointees will strengthen our administration’s ability to convey information to the American people and be integral in our team’s efforts to build our nation back better."

Ducklo, 32, has juggled the demands of the campaign and transition with treatment for stage 4 lung cancer.


TJ DUCKLO: Nashville native goes from student council president to Joe Biden's presidential campaign

Inside the Belmont Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden
In October, as he prepared for the second and final presidential debate at Belmont University in Nashville, he was taking four pills twice a day to treat his cancer, which spread from his lungs to his bones, liver and gallbladder. The gene-targeted treatment, which sidesteps some of the harsher side effects of traditional chemotherapy, allowed him to stay on the campaign trail with his boss.

In phone interviews in October, Ducklo said there is no place he'd rather be.
The searing urgency of the Biden campaign pushed him past the fear, anxiety and uncertainty that comes with an advanced cancer diagnosis.

"It was part of how I dealt with it," Ducklo said. "I believed in the work I was doing, and I believed in the vice president. I wasn’t going to let being sick keep me from doing what I wanted to do."
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So as Lizzo slithered out from under his Firing from NY Magazine for a sex scandal, he rebuilt his creds by going to work for Politico & digging for a story he could redeem himself, via his girlfriend Olivia, and zeroed right in on scooping a damning report of all that's wrong with the Biden Admin.

Way to go Lizzo! Celebrate your success today.

TJ , in his short career as Student Council President, to the Biden/Harris campaign, to Deputy Press Sec for the President of the USA is more honorable & admirable than the low life scrub of dirty political 'gotcha' scandal scoops you call journalism.
You crawled over Ducklo, the guy with stage 4 cancer, to once again "Absolutely Prove" that the Biden admin was inept.

*Big F to You Olivia & your bff sleazy Lizzo.

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Response to Budi (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 08:56 PM

19. +1

Inside baseball DC press corps cocktail party circuit gossip of no relevance to anyone, though he handled it poorly.

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #19)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:08 PM

24. Not as poorly as sleazy Lizzo.

He was looking for a dirt scoop on the Biden admin.
Ya know, since Lizzo's been selling the same mantra of "Biden's the SaMe as Trump" as those who hauled out the Tara Reade fiasco.

This is the circle of shitty journos that emerge from Politico.
Lizzo's redemption ~ from fired at NY Magazine for a sex scandal, to Politico.

"Hard hitting" and all..

He wasn't after TJ as much as he was out to manufacture a derrogatory scoop on the Biden Admin.
Which is what Lizzo has always done.

End of story.

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Response to Budi (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:13 PM

29. Yeah, it's all gross.

Nobody looks good.

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Response to Budi (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:14 PM

30. Deadspin on Nuzzi and Lizza

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #30)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:22 PM

34. Wt hell? Gross. Olivia the White Supremacist?

SNIP from the link:

"If you haven’t heard, white-supremacist whisperer Olivia Nuzzi and guy who was fired from the New Yorker after a sexual misconduct investigation Ryan Lizza are a couple. Congrats to the sex-havers. While I’d usually try to avoid thinking about a woman my age being with a guy who is old enough to be her father, it was impossible when CNN’s Brian Stelter got a “SCOOP” like this:"

This is the world Lizzo & Olivia exist in.

Anyone think they gave 2 shits about dragging the guy dying of stage 4 cancer, to manufacture a dirt scoop on Biden/Harris Admin?

This is who reperesents POLITICO.




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Response to Budi (Reply #34)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:17 AM

47. That reference is to Nuzzi's work interviewing

and writing about white supremacists, not that she herself, presumably, is one.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #30)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 01:17 AM

45. +1. Nuzzi worships Ann Coulter

Last edited Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:01 AM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Budi (Reply #24)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:17 PM

32. Interesting you brought up Reade

Talk about a blast from the past.

Remember when people here were sanctimoniously defending her? Seems like a lifetime ago

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Response to BannonsLiver (Reply #32)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:30 PM

35. It does seem so long ago. Probably since it was a big fat lie, also

Just like this scandal manufactured against the Biden Admin.

Lizzo is in the running for the Rodger Stone Scandal Award of Manufactured bs Against a Democratic President.

Congrats Lizzo

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Response to Budi (Reply #35)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 04:20 AM

48. FTR, it's Lizza as in pizza

nt

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Response to Budi (Reply #17)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:03 PM

22. What a horrid take

and sad to see so many on the "left" falling for it.

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Response to mcar (Reply #22)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:13 PM

28. They aren't falling for it so much as they're running with it.

I believe Jen Psaki will deal with the Politico press reporters in her usual fair manner from here on.

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Response to Budi (Reply #28)

Sat Feb 13, 2021, 09:15 PM

31. Yep

I think Psaki can handle it.

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Response to servermsh (Original post)

Sun Feb 14, 2021, 11:32 AM

55. Sorry to see him go.

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