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

  1. ptosis profile image76
    ptosisposted 16 months 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 image98
    lions44posted 16 months 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 image76
      ptosisposted 16 months agoin reply to this

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

  3. peoplepower73 profile image92
    peoplepower73posted 16 months 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 image71
    The Old Guardposted 16 months 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 image76
    ptosisposted 16 months 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.