'Drain the Swamp'? How's that going to happen by picking long time DC insiders?

Jump to Last Post 1-5 of 5 discussions (6 posts)
  1. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 2 years ago

    'Drain the Swamp'?  How's that going to happen by picking long time DC insiders?

    I'm all in on for having the most highly qualified group of successful leaders as Trump's Cabinet. So I guess that would include DC insiders? Texas Rep. Mike McCaul, former Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Rogers, Christie.  What do you think of  the prospect of Gingrich as Sec of State and and Giuliani for AG?


  2. lions44 profile image96
    lions44posted 2 years ago

    I'm fine w/Gingrich. But Rudy's time has passed.  He's too old at this point. He was a brilliant mayor but time to retire.  The energy needed for that position is twice what it once was.  Trump needs a "Mr. Clean" in that office. Lots of candidates. Trey Gowdy?  Controversial, but a tough former prosecutor.

    1. ptosis profile image72
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your answer. Yes, Rudy was a great mayor. Need a fresh face.

  3. peoplepower73 profile image93
    peoplepower73posted 2 years ago

    Here is what "Draining the swamp" looks like today."  Trump is already starting to change his tune and temper his promises with reality.  Sorry to disappoint you Trump supporters.  But that is what happens when you trust B.S. campaign rhetoric.


  4. The Old Guard profile image69
    The Old Guardposted 2 years ago


    Always, always take things said with a grain of salt.
    In other words, don't trust anyone in Government.
    Trump's said a lot. Whether he actually does what he said he'll do is another story.
    I trust him more than hillary killary, but that does not mean I 'trust" Trump.
    Don't tell me, show me.
    He's not even taken office yet, and already people are saying he's not going to change things.
    I'll wait and see when he takes office what he does. He's a great orator and as with his campaign, is not afraid to change course if it get's him to his goal.
    Some of those he's chosen could be changers of corruption. Others, not so much.
    Right now, with the demonstrations, he's walking a tight rope. Give the guy a bit of time, and let's see how it plays out.
    Personal opinio - the corruption is too imbedded in D.C. The "hidden government" will try to stop him. The socialists and the demagogues are running d.c..  He's got quite the challenge. I think he'll lose the fight against the elite - both in the republitards and the demoncraps parties.
    I'll give him 6 months to see what actions he takes.
    Clinton wouldn't even had tried to change a fricken thing in D.C.
    C'mon Trump, I hope you pull it off!
    But, I'll stay outside the U.S. until he's proven himself.
    Adios muchacho's

  5. ptosis profile image72
    ptosisposted 2 years ago


    Trump appears to  be his own man : Tuesday unveiled several policy proposals for lowering child-care costs that were crafted in part by his eldest daughter, Ivanka, including a plan to guarantee six weeks of paid maternity leave that marks a striking departure from GOP orthodoxy.

    Truly an outsider. But then again - maybe all this soft talk is a way to pacify the protesters.   At this point - I don't believe nothing from anyone right now.

    And now this from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the … litics_pop

    Lichtman made another call: that if elected, Trump would eventually be impeached by a Republican Congress that would prefer a President Mike Pence — someone whom establishment Republicans know and trust.

    Interesting times.

    “I'm going to make another prediction,” he said. “This one is not based on a system; it's just my gut. They don't want Trump as president, because they can't control him. He's unpredictable. They'd love to have Pence — an absolutely down-the-line, conservative, controllable Republican.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)