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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:39 PM

27. It would be convenient to just issue a flippant obscenity, but this calls for more than that

All right, it would be fun too. But I still won't.

Mitch McConnell was the leader of the obstructionist wing of the Republican Party during the presidency of Barack Obama. Obama, by and large, chose reasonable people to fill his administration - and McConnell's gang attempted to quash them all.

Fast forward to now. Trump picked...

a Secretary of State with so many foreign entanglements - including ones with countries hostile to us, like Russia - that anything he does is going to run him into conflicts of interest
an Energy Secretary who ran for president on a pledge to get rid of the Department he's been chosen to lead
a Labor Secretary who hates workers and is trying to get rid of the ones he has
an Education Secretary who despises public education
a Defense Secretary who wants to be the next Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann
an EPA Secretary who's aligned with the fossil fuel industry
an Interior Secretary who almost got kicked out of the Navy for travel fraud
a SBA chief with no knowledge of small business, except maybe the vendors who sell snacks and souvenirs at her wrestling matches
a Transportation Secretary who is married to Mitch McConnell (and, as far as I know, is totally innocent of any knowledge of the commercial transport industry)
an Attorney General whose only problem with the Ku Klux Klan revolves around the refreshments they serve at their meetings
a Housing and Urban Development secretary who hates public housing assistance
a Treasury Secretary who helped create the Great Recession
a Chief Strategist who runs breitbart.com

Shall I go on? I'd really like Trump to explain why he chose these people for the positions he did - especially Ben Carson, who says he doesn't want to work in government in the first place (which explains why he ran for president) and for whom there are two MUCH better positions - head of the FDA and Surgeon General. Did he choose all these people specifically because he knew they'd piss off the Democrats? If so, he needs to withdraw them all and replace them with people who might actually have some skill set running the agency in question.

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