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Trump just shuffled his transition team

 

Donald Trump is already displaying his superb skills as an administrator and judge of talent which enabled him to build a fantastic company, run a successful campaign, and he will do the same for our country.
Trump used these skills to shuffle around or fire his campaign coordinators before settling on the right combination that helped him win the presidency. He is loyal to his staff only to the point of their competency and ability to get the job done. Otherwise they will be gone.
This is exactly what we need in a president. Obama and presidents before him, would put someone in place, and even though everyone knew they were incompetent, they usually kept their job even when it was painfully obvious they needed to be removed.
Trump will not have any of that nonsense. Regardless of race, color, creed, etc, he will hire the best people for the job, and regardless of political correctness or anything else, he will fire them if they under-perform.
Trump as we've said all along, has the potential to be a great president, and so far so good.
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http://www.businessinsider.com/trump-transition-christie-pence-2016-11

 

Trump just shuffled his transition team

 

Donald Trump is already displaying his superb skills as an administrator and judge of talent which enabled him to build a fantastic company, run a successful campaign, and he will do the same for our country.
Trump used these skills to shuffle around or fire his campaign coordinators before settling on the right combination that helped him win the presidency. He is loyal to his staff only to the point of their competency and ability to get the job done. Otherwise they will be gone.
This is exactly what we need in a president. Obama and presidents before him, would put someone in place, and even though everyone knew they were incompetent, they usually kept their job even when it was painfully obvious they needed to be removed.
Trump will not have any of that nonsense. Regardless of race, color, creed, etc, he will hire the best people for the job, and regardless of political correctness or anything else, he will fire them if they under-perform.
Trump as we've said all along, has the potential to be a great president, and so far so good.

 

What I find interesting here, is you don't know shit.

 

'Drain the swamp'? Trump's transition team is full of DC lobbyists and insiders

 

Donald Trump Paul Ryan Donald Trump meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

An organizational chart released by the Trump campaign to various media outlets detailing who will handle his transition into office is filled with Washington lobbyists, insiders, and GOP veterans.

 

The first step of Trump's transition to the presidency has led to questions about a signature promise late in his campaign that he would "drain the swamp" — that is, cleanse Washington of political insiders who are out of touch with the needs and demands of ordinary Americans.

 

These people leading Trump's transition team will be tasked with vetting nominees for various appointments — nominees likely to come from the pool of DC insiders Trump's transition team is already familiar with.

 

Poised to head Trump's economic team are Bill Walton, chairman of the DC-based private-equity firm Rappahannock Ventures, and David Malpass, an economist and Reagan administration treasury official.

 

Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of Nucor, the largest steel producer in the US, was listed as Trump's trade representative on the transition team.

 

The man in charge of "independent financial agencies," according to the chart, is Paul Atkins, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Atkins is now the CEO of Patomak Global Partners, a private DC firm that consults companies on how to navigate post-financial-crisis Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul, which Atkins staunchly opposed.

 

Former Rep. Mike Rogers is slated to lead the national security transition. And Ken Blackwell, former Ohio official and George W. Bush honorary campaign co-chair, will be in charge of domestic issues, including health and human services, labor, and environmental protection.

 

Rep. Mike Rogers Former Rep. Mike Rogers. Associated Press

 

Trump has called for "a five-year ban on members of Congress and executive branch officials who want to become lobbyists after leaving government." Rogers served as a representative for Michigan's 8th Congressional District from 2001 to 2015 and founded the lobbying group Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security the year he left office.

 

APPS comprises former government officials with ties to military contractors who advocate "American engagement and a strong foreign policy." Rogers has said that the FBI needs to be given "more surveillance capability," and has described himself as a close personal friend of Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

 

Blackwell served as the mayor of Cincinnati from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio state treasurer from 1994 to 1999, and Ohio secretary of state from 1999 to 2007. He was criticized by Democrats in 2004 over supporting voter suppression policies, and he is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, a group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

 

Former Attorney General Ed Meese and Kay Coles James, a former director of the Office of Personnel Management who served under George W. Bush, are handling the management and budget team, according to the chart. Ado Machida, a top domestic policy aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney, is also on the chart.

 

Bush, Rice, Cheney US National Archives

 

Meese served in the Reagan administration before becoming a top fellow at the Heritage Foundation — a conservative think tank that has been embedded in DC politics for 40 years. Heavy on Heritage Foundation personnel, Trump's team told CNN it would be open to policy recommendations from K Street, where most of the capital's think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups are concentrated.

 

Trump's Homeland Security team, for example, is being led by Cindy Hayden, a director at the US tobacco giant Altria. Jim Carter, a lobbyist for the manufacturing company Emerson, has been tasked with overseeing tax reform policies.

 

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's transition team banned lobbyists altogether, Politico reported late last month.

 

A former Bush administration official told Politico that it would be "a mistake" for a leader to deprive themselves of lobbyists, who are "some of the most seasoned and capable people able to responsibly pull the levers of government."

 

The law firm where Trump ally Newt Gingrich serves as a senior adviser, Dentons, published a document after the election predicting whom Trump would choose for various cabinet positions. Among those listed were former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

 

The Dentons document also lists Jose Rodriguez — the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service who has defended the agency's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding Al Qaeda detainees at CIA black sites — as Trump's likely pick for CIA director.

 

Some think it's a positive sign that Trump isn't going rogue and selecting a team of outsiders. Business Insider Senior Editor Josh Barro argued on Wednesday that "Americans — and especially Republicans — of expertise and talent and character should be encouraged to go to work in his administration."

 

"Our president-elect is woefully unprepared for the job he is about to enter, and temperamentally unsuited to it," Barro wrote. "What Trump needs most is new, normal staff."

SEE ALSO: 'It is phenomenal how close they are': Both Trump and Putin want to unravel America's most 'solemn commitment' to Europe

 

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Trump just shuffled his transition team

 

Donald Trump is already displaying his superb skills as an administrator and judge of talent which enabled him to build a fantastic company, run a successful campaign, and he will do the same for our country.
Trump used these skills to shuffle around or fire his campaign coordinators before settling on the right combination that helped him win the presidency. He is loyal to his staff only to the point of their competency and ability to get the job done. Otherwise they will be gone.
This is exactly what we need in a president. Obama and presidents before him, would put someone in place, and even though everyone knew they were incompetent, they usually kept their job even when it was painfully obvious they needed to be removed.
Trump will not have any of that nonsense. Regardless of race, color, creed, etc, he will hire the best people for the job, and regardless of political correctness or anything else, he will fire them if they under-perform.
Trump as we've said all along, has the potential to be a great president, and so far so good.

 

 

 

Two days without a hitch. Hell, I'll take it. It is more than I expected. I was even impressed with his treatment of Hillary and Obama. I hope he continues to pleasantly surprise his detractors (such as me).

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Vice President-elect Mike Pence is replacing Gov. Chris Christie as head of the team transitioning President-elect Donald Trump to the White House, Trump announced Friday...

Mark Levin has been hammerin' on this very subject for Two days.

Crispy Cream has been puttin' in Bush RiNOs...

 

You're FIRED!

 

 

Good On Donald J. Trump!

 

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What I find interesting here, is you don't know shit.

 

'Drain the swamp'? Trump's transition team is full of DC lobbyists and insiders

 

Donald Trump Paul Ryan Donald Trump meets with House Speaker Paul Ryan on Capitol Hill in Washington. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

 

An organizational chart released by the Trump campaign to various media outlets detailing who will handle his transition into office is filled with Washington lobbyists, insiders, and GOP veterans.

 

The first step of Trump's transition to the presidency has led to questions about a signature promise late in his campaign that he would "drain the swamp" — that is, cleanse Washington of political insiders who are out of touch with the needs and demands of ordinary Americans.

 

These people leading Trump's transition team will be tasked with vetting nominees for various appointments — nominees likely to come from the pool of DC insiders Trump's transition team is already familiar with.

 

Poised to head Trump's economic team are Bill Walton, chairman of the DC-based private-equity firm Rappahannock Ventures, and David Malpass, an economist and Reagan administration treasury official.

 

Dan DiMicco, the former CEO of Nucor, the largest steel producer in the US, was listed as Trump's trade representative on the transition team.

 

The man in charge of "independent financial agencies," according to the chart, is Paul Atkins, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Atkins is now the CEO of Patomak Global Partners, a private DC firm that consults companies on how to navigate post-financial-crisis Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul, which Atkins staunchly opposed.

 

Former Rep. Mike Rogers is slated to lead the national security transition. And Ken Blackwell, former Ohio official and George W. Bush honorary campaign co-chair, will be in charge of domestic issues, including health and human services, labor, and environmental protection.

 

Rep. Mike Rogers Former Rep. Mike Rogers. Associated Press

 

Trump has called for "a five-year ban on members of Congress and executive branch officials who want to become lobbyists after leaving government." Rogers served as a representative for Michigan's 8th Congressional District from 2001 to 2015 and founded the lobbying group Americans for Peace, Prosperity and Security the year he left office.

 

APPS comprises former government officials with ties to military contractors who advocate "American engagement and a strong foreign policy." Rogers has said that the FBI needs to be given "more surveillance capability," and has described himself as a close personal friend of Vice President-elect Mike Pence.

 

Blackwell served as the mayor of Cincinnati from 1979 to 1980, the Ohio state treasurer from 1994 to 1999, and Ohio secretary of state from 1999 to 2007. He was criticized by Democrats in 2004 over supporting voter suppression policies, and he is a senior fellow at the Family Research Council, a group that opposes same-sex marriage and abortion rights.

 

Former Attorney General Ed Meese and Kay Coles James, a former director of the Office of Personnel Management who served under George W. Bush, are handling the management and budget team, according to the chart. Ado Machida, a top domestic policy aide to former Vice President Dick Cheney, is also on the chart.

 

Bush, Rice, Cheney US National Archives

 

Meese served in the Reagan administration before becoming a top fellow at the Heritage Foundation — a conservative think tank that has been embedded in DC politics for 40 years. Heavy on Heritage Foundation personnel, Trump's team told CNN it would be open to policy recommendations from K Street, where most of the capital's think tanks, lobbyists, and advocacy groups are concentrated.

 

Trump's Homeland Security team, for example, is being led by Cindy Hayden, a director at the US tobacco giant Altria. Jim Carter, a lobbyist for the manufacturing company Emerson, has been tasked with overseeing tax reform policies.

 

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's transition team banned lobbyists altogether, Politico reported late last month.

 

A former Bush administration official told Politico that it would be "a mistake" for a leader to deprive themselves of lobbyists, who are "some of the most seasoned and capable people able to responsibly pull the levers of government."

 

The law firm where Trump ally Newt Gingrich serves as a senior adviser, Dentons, published a document after the election predicting whom Trump would choose for various cabinet positions. Among those listed were former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus.

 

The Dentons document also lists Jose Rodriguez — the former head of the CIA's National Clandestine Service who has defended the agency's use of "enhanced interrogation techniques" such as waterboarding Al Qaeda detainees at CIA black sites — as Trump's likely pick for CIA director.

 

Some think it's a positive sign that Trump isn't going rogue and selecting a team of outsiders. Business Insider Senior Editor Josh Barro argued on Wednesday that "Americans — and especially Republicans — of expertise and talent and character should be encouraged to go to work in his administration."

 

"Our president-elect is woefully unprepared for the job he is about to enter, and temperamentally unsuited to it," Barro wrote. "What Trump needs most is new, normal staff."

SEE ALSO: 'It is phenomenal how close they are': Both Trump and Putin want to unravel America's most 'solemn commitment' to Europe

 

 

No I do know shit - her name was Hillary

 

 

Two days without a hitch. Hell, I'll take it. It is more than I expected. I was even impressed with his treatment of Hillary and Obama. I hope he continues to pleasantly surprise his detractors (such as me).

 

Agreed - Let's give the guy a chance. It would be impossible for anyone else to be worse than Hillary, other than a Barack Hussein third term.

He's refilling the swamp :)

 

You are mistaking swamp for a beautiful lake. Even the most beautiful of lakes can contain some algae and invasive species - Trump will get rid of that as needed.

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