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Friday, November 25, 2016

No Mitt

Forget the apology. The Trump administration should just say no to Captain Underoos:
Aides to Donald Trump have discussed asking former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to publicly apologize for insulting the president-elect in order to pave the way for a nomination to lead the State Department.

A Trump transition aide confirmed to DailyMail.com on Friday that there have been 'discussions' inside Trump Tower about the possibility. The source wouldn't say if Trump himself is aware of those discussions or has given them his blessing.

Romney famously tore into Trump in March, telling a Utah audience that the New York billionaire was 'a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He's playing members of the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House, and all we get is a lousy hat.'

But eight months after the former Massachusetts governor said that 'dishonesty is Donald Trump's hallmark' and mocked his 'bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics,' Trump is reportedly considering making him America's top diplomat.
Considering how the Reagan administration was often led astray by its moderates, the God-Emperor Ascendant's team should know better than to put any trust in Mitt Romney. While Romney is competent and probably will take orders and do as he's told, he's simply not popular with, or trusted by, anyone who isn't a Mormon or a GOPe figure.

There is simply no significant benefit to a situation where the best case scenario is that he doesn't stab his boss in the back. Bring in new blood. Surely there is someone else out there with height, good teeth, and executive hair.

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Blogger John Williams November 25, 2016 6:00 PM  

Milo?

Anonymous Romney? He suck! November 25, 2016 6:02 PM  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ASlIUIW_uk

Blogger Badger Brigadon November 25, 2016 6:03 PM  

If they want a nevertrumping mormon moderate, go with Mike Lee. The worst he did was beg on his knees for Trump to quit the race.
Trump can use a neocuck that's comfortable on his knees.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 25, 2016 6:05 PM  

This deal is all good for Mittens because he gets some visibility that he can use in the future. One scenario would give him leverage vs. Pence in 2020 or 2024. The last thing the US needs is any vapor of a ghost of a chance that Mittens might credibly run for President again. Ditto for anyone named Bush, but that goes without saying.

I said it before and I say it a different way: the 20th century is over. It is done. It is time for Trump's search team to reach further down the ladder, skip right over every trailing edge Boomer. Forget those that "did well" in the 90's or even in Bush 2.0, find other people who have done things at that state level or in industry.

We should be done with hacks and perfumed princes. In officer terms, it's time for Patton and Vandegrift, Nimitz and Halsey. They are out there, Trump's team can find them.

Cuckservatives need not apply.

Blogger Michael O'Duibhir November 25, 2016 6:07 PM  

"...the Reagan administration was often led astray by its moderates..."

Reagan, himself, was "often led astray" by his handler, Lew Wasserman. Wasserman's parents fled Russia after the failed 1905 Marxist revolution, a revolution which had critical impetus provided by Pavel Borisovich Axelrod (guess who is related to him). Wasserman was instrumental in leading Reagan by the elbow in order to implement the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. He was also instrumental in instigating the flooding of the federal government with neocons.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor November 25, 2016 6:08 PM  

Surely there is someone else out there with height, good teeth, and executive hair.

Richard Spencer?

Blogger VFM #7634 November 25, 2016 6:09 PM  

Mittens won't be Secretary of State. It would be completely unlike Trump.

Blogger VFM #7634 November 25, 2016 6:10 PM  

@5 Michael O'Duibhir
Never heard of this (((Lew Wasserman))). Was he Reagan's equivalent of Bannon? If so, I'm pretty sure we have nothing to worry about.

Blogger Sam Lively November 25, 2016 6:11 PM  

If Trump just wants a Ken doll at state, he should go with Scott Brown. Endorsed him all the way back in February. An open-minded moderate.

Blogger Ingot9455 November 25, 2016 6:13 PM  

So like, four years ago, when Mitt was asked a variety of foreign policy questions by the press, he was exactly right. He saw what was going on and forecasted accurately what was going to happen with Russia.

I'm not saying this is brilliant. You could have gotten to Mitt's ideas just by seeing what Obama did and thinking the opposite.

But it remains that Mitt Warned The US and (of course) Obama didn't listen and Mitt Was Right.

So it makes sense to be interested in a guy who, at least 4 years ago, was studied up and was right about something.

But Nate Silver at 538 was also studied up and right about something 4 years ago. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results.

Also, Mitt is a turnaround guy. And if there is a place that needs turnaround, it is our State Department, full of arabists who are in the pay of other countries.

But Mitt's turnaround record in terms of percentages is not fabulous (nor is anyone's by definition, hopeless companies are hopeless for reason. It's just that the ones that went up went way up, like Staples). His turnaround style is efficient, but it is also nice. He is Presidential and goes to Christmas parties with the staff. He is encouraging and happy.

That is not what we need in a turnaround guy for State. We need Kratman-level crucifixion style. We need ruthless brutality. We need the willingness to set up a State Department office in Topeka, Kansas and exile anyone sufficiently annoying there to count haystalks for the next four years until they quit and try to get hired by a Dem think tank.

That makes Mitt a lame choice.

Anonymous Gen. Kong November 25, 2016 6:15 PM  

How about Federall underoos inspector? He could inspect all the underoos of the FBI-stasi as they're being carted off to Club Fed to serve in Shotavious' harem of 'wymyn'. If it was too boring he could watch reruns of Orca and flagellate himself for his whiteness.

Anonymous Dave November 25, 2016 6:16 PM  

Surely there is someone else out there with height, good teeth, and executive hair.

Of course, there is very nearly an endless supply in the CEO mills.

Disappointing that DJT Jr. won't take the job; a perfect stepping stone to take over for Sr. in eight years.

Anonymous trev006 November 25, 2016 6:16 PM  

I insist Mitt Romney become the new Secretary of State. We've already seen what happens when the President has basic contempt for a major cabinet officer, except Trump will be far more obvious about it. I'm gobsmacked Mitt would set himself up for this kind of humiliation- I wouldn't be surprised if Jared was planning to dump pig's blood on him at the climax of his first press conference.

Blogger pyrrhus November 25, 2016 6:17 PM  

Mittens cannot be trusted, and Trump's supporters will never trust him. There must be some people who aren't neocons and supported Trump who can fill this job, so case closed.

Blogger Badger Brigadon November 25, 2016 6:17 PM  

My concern is that Donald Junior would turn out like Rand Paul. a Pale, ineffective copy of pop.

Blogger haus frau November 25, 2016 6:18 PM  

I hope I'm not wrong in this, but I don't see Trump giving Secretary of State to Mittens. What upside is there to Trump compared to so many other options that didn't go on a public rampage against him? This will only irritate and disillusion the base that pushed back against GOPe to get him elected. Trump is a F you to the establishment. Why squander that even in appearance (assuming Mitt did toe the line)?

Anonymous Dave November 25, 2016 6:21 PM  

My concern is that Donald Junior would turn out like Rand Paul. a Pale, ineffective copy of pop.

Ahhh, somebody wasn't paying attention during the presidential campaign.

Blogger SteelPalm November 25, 2016 6:21 PM  

Everyone should recall that the GOP Establishment talked Reagan into accepting his bitter foe George HW Bush as his Vice President.

And George HW Bush was then the main reason amnesty was granted to millions of criminal invaders in 1986. ("Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986")

These criminal invaders, in turn, were largely responsible for Democrats winning so many national election and numerous state elections.

Blogger Noah B The MacroAggressor November 25, 2016 6:22 PM  

@10 No, Mitt was wrong about Russia. He was worried about a Russian invasion of Ukraine, not a CIA-backed coup.

Are we supposed to consider it an act of aggression that Russia annexed the autonomous Crimea, which voted for independence from Ukraine, requested annexation into Russia, is something like 95% ethnic Russian and Russian speaking, and was only transferred to Ukraine from Russian territory in 1954 as a gesture of unity at a time when the breakup of the Soviet Union was unthinkable to Russians?

Blogger Nate November 25, 2016 6:22 PM  

I don't care who Trump selects. I care about results. I can pick the damn toothfairy for all I care as long as he builds the damn wall and doesn't get us involved in WW3.

Anonymous tublecane November 25, 2016 6:25 PM  

Why would we want him at State, specifically? Because he looks statesman-y? Pfft.

When was the last time we had a good Secretary of State? Can such a thing even exist anymore?

Anonymous Steve November 25, 2016 6:26 PM  

So like, four years ago, when Mitt was asked a variety of foreign policy questions by the press, he was exactly right. He saw what was going on and forecasted accurately what was going to happen with Russia.

Dunno. Romney was cucking for pointless neoconny confrontation with Russia before it was kewl, sure. But to whose benefit?

Do Americans really give a fuck about Russia's naval base in the Crimea? Or have a vested interest in who rules the Ukraine? Or want to go to nuclear war to defend Macedonia or Georgia?

Even people in the UK and Western Europe don't give a shit about those places, and we're a lot closer.

This whole Russian bogeyman thing is the most retarded moral panic since global warming. The West has no good reason to get into a new cold war with the Rooskies, nevermind a hot one.

Blogger Alpha Jed November 25, 2016 6:28 PM  

I agree, no Mittens. Keep your friends close and your enemies closer? I don't completely discount the competing goal of bringing the NeverTrumpers back into the fold, although I expect that to take care of itself, what with all the winning

Blogger Elocutioner November 25, 2016 6:28 PM  

I don't think Trump would ever seriously consider Romney. I do, however, think Trump would string him along and get a public apology then pick someone else. Romney certainly earned any public humiliation that he gets, especially putting out that he's really eager for the SoS job.

Combine that with the Treehouse's analysis that Trump is using the intense public pushback against Cuck Romney as leverage to reign in Mitt's watching-couch buddy Cuck Ryan.

"Gee, look at how disposable the previous GOP Presidential nominee was. The people were adamant that I didn't pick him, so what could I do? It's sad, really. BTW, do you have a good retirement planner, Paul?"

Blogger MordWa November 25, 2016 6:35 PM  

Whilst the rumour is he's being vetted for SoS, what if he was asked to turn Obamacare back into Romneycare? Trump can negate any bad feelings on the right by using Mittens, but still keep any of the provisions he thinks are worthwhile.
No evidence to back it up, just a hunch...

Anonymous Napoleon 12pdr November 25, 2016 6:36 PM  

I never understood why Romney would even be on the radar for that position. Treasury, maybe. State? Go get Gingrich, Bolton, or Anselem.

Blogger Dexter November 25, 2016 6:38 PM  

"When was the last time we had a good Secretary of State? "

John Foster Dulles, 1959.

Blogger rumpole5 November 25, 2016 6:38 PM  

Keep your enemies closer?

Anonymous Scintan November 25, 2016 6:38 PM  

Nate wrote:I don't care who Trump selects. I care about results. I can pick the damn toothfairy for all I care as long as he builds the damn wall and doesn't get us involved in WW3.


You should care, though. This would be the second obvious blunder even before he steps into office, the other being the decision not to prosecute Clinton. He's only going to get so many of those before he starts losing his support.

And he's going to need that support if/when he goes up against the Party on issues like the border.

Anonymous BGKB November 25, 2016 6:40 PM  

What if TRUMP is doing like he did with Cruz? What if after Mitt kisses the ring he gets the boot?

Anonymous An Extremely Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than A Basket Of Twenty Deplorable Cents November 25, 2016 6:42 PM  

@25
Whilst the rumour is he's being vetted for SoS, what if he was asked to turn Obamacare back into Romneycare?

Turn a pile of steaming dung back into a pig with diarrhea?
Why bother?

Anonymous BGKB November 25, 2016 6:43 PM  

the other being the decision not to prosecute Clinton.

He is not prosecuting Clinton for the Emails. First he has an AG to do it for him, second there is a lot better stuff to prosecute the Clintons that takes Chelsea down with them.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 25, 2016 6:44 PM  

This would be the second obvious blunder even before he steps into office, the other being the decision not to prosecute Clinton

What exactly did Donald Trump say or tweet about any Clinton prosecution? Details matter.

Blogger Brian H November 25, 2016 6:47 PM  

These are the times I have to make myself remember the Trump at that Maria Bartiromo Boobs Dinner putting the knife into all those elites in his midst.

Surely that Trump would not hire all these establishment has-been shills currently in the discussion?

Blogger newanubis November 25, 2016 6:49 PM  

Even the idea of Guy Smiley anywhere near public office should top a 9 on any patriot's pucker factor.

Anonymous basementhomebrewer November 25, 2016 6:49 PM  

Romney is a bad pick because State needs someone who is going to clean house. Besides the DOJ, it tops the list for completely corrupt departments.

Blogger Steampunk Koala November 25, 2016 6:58 PM  

I'm wondering if Trump isn't dangling the Neocons over the public so they can see clearly how much we hate them. I know there's a ton of backroom deals going on right now, but continuing to show our intense hatred of the Cucks gives Trump leverage, since it's a huge credibility hit to even consider them. Keeps them from thinking they are gonna run away with the government appointments.

At least, that's my take thus far.

Blogger Phillip George November 25, 2016 7:00 PM  

Whoever we get, the persecution of witch hunters in this country has to stop.
America has a proud and noble tradition of witch hunting and the campaign against witch hunters has been a gross overreach and denial of natural justice.
Sure a few innocent muggles might have been toasted on the paths to glory but in retrospect America's success rate in witch hunts has been second to none.

Don't go into houses made of confectionary without a SWAT team! We need to study history! Bone up people.

Anonymous Steve November 25, 2016 7:00 PM  

Combine that with the Treehouse's analysis that Trump is using the intense public pushback against Cuck Romney as leverage to reign in Mitt's watching-couch buddy Cuck Ryan.

The CT theory is intriguing but almost too clever, like the sort of thing you'd see in House of Cards rather than real life. One of their commenters made a brilliant point though:

I think it’s simpler…Trump just wants to expose Romney for the self-serving opportunist that he is, disavow the notion that Romneys stance against Trump was “principled opposition”. He showed that Romney was willing to toss his “principled” stance against Trump by the wayside as long as there was a chance to advance his own ambition. Romney beckoning the call of Trump proves that and it makes any stance against Trump now seem self-serving, and Romneys credibility is gone…

Which is true, is it not?

Mitt Romney is a fabulously rich man with a yuge family. He doesn't need a job. He could easily spend more time with the kids or do venture capitalism or a thousand other things.

If he had any scrap of self-respect, Mitt Romney would have turned Trump down flat.

Just 8 months ago, Mitt Romney said Trump was a "fraud", a "fake", and a "con man". He said Trump's promises are "worthless". He mocked his business acumen and insulted his intelligence. He said Trump's words were "evil trumping good".

And now he's scampering to New York, eager to talk Trump into becoming his new boss. How humiliating.

Blogger Arthur Isaac November 25, 2016 7:00 PM  

If Mitt gets a nomination North of Ambassador to Utah it will invite others to trash Trump. He needs to be banished to the wilderness he had planned for us. Haman's gallows are waiting.

Blogger exfarmkid November 25, 2016 7:00 PM  

VD: "Bring in new blood. Surely there is someone else out there with height, good teeth, and executive hair."

Ah, what the hell ... maybe Tom Emmer (MN CD 6) could be talked into it.

Anonymous Dave November 25, 2016 7:01 PM  

And he's going to need that support if/when he goes up against the Party on issues like the border.

Not exactly; immigration laws are already in place. Previous administrations refused to enforce them.

Blogger Tom K. November 25, 2016 7:09 PM  

Damn, that executive hair!

I coulda been a contender!

Blogger Cail Corishev November 25, 2016 7:21 PM  

Yeah, I don't get why people are determined to find a place for prominent retreads, as if name-recognition is a requirement. Romney might be perfectly capable and do a fine job, but so could plenty of other people who don't come with his baggage.

On the other hand, I fully understand why the establishment, media, and cuckservatives would all love the idea.

Anonymous A Most Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 25, 2016 7:25 PM  

Romney might be perfectly capable and do a fine job, but so could plenty of other people who don't come with his baggage.

Romney's baggage is too large to fit in any stretch limo.
Romney's baggage could the entire carousel at any large airport.
Help me out here, guys.

@43
There's always Hair Club for Men, dude. Give it a shot!

Blogger Cinco November 25, 2016 7:28 PM  

I suspect Trump is trolling Romney hard. He wants that public apology and then to laugh at Mittens.

Anonymous Ironsides November 25, 2016 7:29 PM  

Apply a God-Emperor size boot to Romney's magic underwear posterior, and find someone else. Anyone else, almost.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 25, 2016 7:30 PM  

Mitt Romney has so much baggage, Samsonite is naming a new line after him.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 25, 2016 7:35 PM  

the other being the decision not to prosecute Clinton.

He's made no such decision. He said he has "no desire" to prosecute her for the email server. Have you never done something you didn't "desire" to do, because it was your duty?

Going all the way back to Trump's VP choice, every time he's had to choose someone we've gotten lots of these stories where "sources" "reportedly" said he was "considering" various brand-name GOPe types who would have disappointed his base and watered down his anti-establishment, drain-the-swamp stance. Then their predictions turned out to be wrong as he chose people like Pence, Sessions, Bannon, and Mattis.

It's possible that "sources" will be right one of these times, but I'll believe it when Trump himself releases it.

Blogger Badger Brigadon November 25, 2016 7:38 PM  

@Dave-

Rand Paul came out strong too. and in a few years he was twisting in Neocuckery wind.

He's still not as bad as Paul Ryan, but give it a few years.

Blogger Lazarus November 25, 2016 7:39 PM  

Steve wrote:Just 8 months ago, Mitt Romney said Trump was a "fraud", a "fake", and a "con man". He said Trump's promises are "worthless". He mocked his business acumen and insulted his intelligence. He said Trump's words were "evil trumping good".

And now he's scampering to New York, eager to talk Trump into becoming his new boss. How humiliating.


Career politicians do not feel shame. They react either like psychopaths or sociopaths.

Sociopaths and Psychopaths: Have you no shame?

Blogger Erynne November 25, 2016 7:42 PM  

I guess people still get surprised when a politician is shown to be a two-faced sycophant.

Blogger Miguel D'Anconia November 25, 2016 7:50 PM  

Not just no, HELL NO!!! Trump needs that butt munch establishment cultist like I need another butthole.

Blogger Parallel November 25, 2016 7:52 PM  

Repeat after me:

If you're looking for wisdom and integrity in your elected officials, YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG.

Blogger Skyler the Weird November 25, 2016 7:53 PM  

I've always thought Romney was behind Egg McMuffin. No way he should be associated with a Trump Administration.

Anonymous Tipsy November 25, 2016 7:55 PM  

No to Mitt for the simple reason that the got Trump wrong. He's smart, but blind to the obvious evil in America that Trump clearly sees and has pledged to fight.

Other reasons, if that's not enough: Romney-care in Massachusetts. Laying off in debates with Obama in order to appear nice.

Blogger Lazarus November 25, 2016 8:05 PM  

RT (the fake news site) had an interview with Ron Paul, and jokingly suggested he should be considered for secretary of State.

RT’s Peter Lavelle interviews Dr. Ron Paul about Donald Trump

The most interesting part comes at the very end where Mr. Paul admits his whole career in congress was only intended to be able to make a statement, and he was surprised how far it all went.

Blogger David The Good November 25, 2016 8:07 PM  

Mr. T for Sec State.

Blogger Feather Blade November 25, 2016 8:08 PM  

@12

No dynastic presidencies

Anonymous SciVo de Plorable November 25, 2016 8:10 PM  

I'm wracking my brain trying to think of a single American that would make a good Secretary of State, and I got nothin'. They're all either too controversial or tools in the kayfabe (and I would prefer the former).

Where do you find a nationalist that wants to traverse the globe? Beale and Cernovich have too many irons in the fire, and others aren't even American... Wait.

Boris Johnson. He is, in fact, a U.S. citizen with Secretary of State experience (albeit for the U.K.). And not only is he the only choice, he would be a brilliant choice.

Anonymous Battelfrog November 25, 2016 8:11 PM  

#NeverRomney

Blogger dienw November 25, 2016 8:19 PM  

According to Lame Cherry, Ivanka'a Ashkenazi husband has pulled off a coup and along with the traitor Mike Pence is influencing the choices of the transition team. No one who supported Trump during the election is being brought forward.

Ivanka has proven to be the unguarded gate.

Blogger tz November 25, 2016 8:25 PM  

IIRC, if you immersed a woman and she drowned, she was NOT a witch.

Perhaps we can have Capt. Long Underoos try a burning at the stake test. Oops, the drone launched the hellfire missile to the wrong target.

Anonymous George of the Jungle November 25, 2016 8:35 PM  

Just 8 months ago, Mitt Romney said Trump was a "fraud", a "fake", and a "con man". He said Trump's promises are "worthless".

If Romney accepts Trump's offer of SecState, then Romney will be proven a fraud. But if Trump accepts Romney's acceptance, then Captain Underoos will be proven correct.

Mmmmmm, very confusing.

Anonymous George of the Jungle November 25, 2016 8:36 PM  

Just 8 months ago, Mitt Romney said Trump was a "fraud", a "fake", and a "con man". He said Trump's promises are "worthless".

If Romney accepts Trump's offer of SecState, then Romney will be proven a fraud. But if Trump accepts Romney's acceptance, then Captain Underoos will be proven correct.

Mmmmmm, very confusing.

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 25, 2016 8:37 PM  

dienw wrote:According to Lame Cherry, Ivanka'a Ashkenazi husband has pulled off a coup and along with the traitor Mike Pence is influencing the choices of the transition team. No one who supported Trump during the election is being brought forward.
According to Lame Cherry, worm-shaped aliens from Altair are mind-controlling weak-willed Democrats into fucking, killing and eating children.
Seriously, Lame Cherry has yet to be right about anything.

Anonymous BGKB November 25, 2016 8:47 PM  

According to Lame Cherry, worm-shaped aliens from Altair are mind-controlling weak-willed Democrats into fucking, killing and eating children.

Everyone knows its (((Lizardmen)))with small PPs from Epstein island

Blogger modsquad November 25, 2016 8:48 PM  

Badger Brigadon wrote:My concern is that Donald Junior would turn out like Rand Paul. a Pale, ineffective copy of pop.
Don Jr. is the opposite of Rand Paul. Think George Patton crossed with Lex Luthor.

Blogger Badger Brigadon November 25, 2016 9:00 PM  

@Modsquad- No, that's Tom Kratman.

Blogger Phillip George November 25, 2016 9:01 PM  

It really is looking increasingly like Julian Assange is dead. Wikileaks is utterly compromised. They BBC have the recount as their top story. Think about that. The recount is the top story.

Be prepared for the "Russian hack" as the ultimate false flag election steal back story.

It is not looking like there will be any Trump administration. As I said MIA s are the number one story coast to coast.

At the risk of melodrama this looks like Amerigeddon. FEMA camps with steroids / nitro/ turbo chargers.

Gird up thy loins Saints.

Blogger Paul R November 25, 2016 9:02 PM  

Ok I've been wanting to post this here for some time, and now I've finally got my chance. I've watched this video a dozen times and still laugh like crazy every time.

I give you the TRUMPINATOR! (costarring Mitt Romney)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTbkbH3x7LQ

Blogger modsquad November 25, 2016 9:05 PM  

BTW, for SoS, I wouldn't be surprised if Trump named someone linked with the Cargills.

Blogger Cail Corishev November 25, 2016 9:15 PM  

I'm getting confused: am I supposed to be discouraged because Trump is (for real, this time!) about to appoint an establishment shill, or because the recounts will keep him from being president at all?

It'd really help if the discouragement brigade could huddle up and settle on one narrative, so I could properly wallow in it.

Blogger Michael O'Duibhir November 25, 2016 9:16 PM  

@61 "Ivanka has proven to be the unguarded gate."

Yep. Looks like (((they))) have found The Donald's Achilles heel: Ivanka.
Donald's handler = Ivanka
Ivanka's handler = Jared Kushner

Anonymous Zed, Lord of the brutals November 25, 2016 9:19 PM  

Romney should be our new ambassador to Libya.

Anonymous Avalanche November 25, 2016 9:20 PM  

@48 "every time he's had to choose someone we've gotten lots of these stories where "sources" "reportedly" said he was "considering" various ... their predictions turned out to be wrong as he chose people like Pence, Sessions, Bannon, and Mattis."

Trump ALSO said that the only "source" we are to believe is HIM! So, do as he asks!

Anonymous Jemison Thorsby November 25, 2016 9:28 PM  

Hear, hear!

Anonymous Ronnie speaks November 25, 2016 9:30 PM  

I am a Trump supporter, but he should keep Mittens far away from the White House. He will sabotage his foreign policy agenda with Russia.

Anonymous Tipsy November 25, 2016 9:42 PM  

I'm a little worried about the influence that Jared Kushner has, a concern that hails from the "Apple doesn't fall far from the tree" perspective. His father, Charles Kushner, served 14 months in federal prison on some pretty nasty crimes, including witness tampering.

Anonymous Bobby Farr November 25, 2016 9:44 PM  

isn't Trump just setting himself up for these virtue signalling cucks to resign in a very public fashion as soon as he does something controversial (e.g., deport a few million mexicans). He may as well appoint Democrats. At least then he would win some people over. Not sure who appointing people like Haley and Mitt is designed to please. There is no public support for leftist Republicanism.

Blogger Cataline Sergius November 25, 2016 9:47 PM  

The problem is this. The Secretary of State needs to be known to have a positive and close relationship to the President of the United States if he is going to be genuinely effective.

Everybody knows that Romney doesn't. I think Trump is handing him the keys to Foggy Bottom mostly because he isn't all that interested in foreign affairs and needs to throw the Establishment a bone.



Blogger Lazarus November 25, 2016 9:57 PM  

Cail Corishev wrote:It'd really help if the discouragement brigade could huddle up and settle on one narrative, so I could properly wallow in it.

Pity them. They had no idea that Deux Ex Machina could operate outside the theater.

Blogger Rusty Fife November 25, 2016 10:16 PM  

@79 Cataline Sergius

I think Trump is handing him the keys to Foggy Bottom mostly because he isn't all that interested in foreign affairs and needs to throw the Establishment a bone.

I wonder if it is to actually place them someplace where they are too busy, and under his influence, to interrupt his plans.

Example Haley at UN, the UN will have zero impact on The God-Emperor enacting his agenda. Meanwhile, he can have her busy doing stupid shit like making sure they aren't flying any objectionable flags at the HQ.

Anonymous CorkyAgain November 25, 2016 10:29 PM  

"When was the last time we had a good Secretary of State? "

I thought the actor who played Cordell Hull in "Tora! Tora! Tora!" was pretty good.

Blogger Pseudotsuga November 25, 2016 10:35 PM  

Mitt Romney would make a pretty good executive secretary...

Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 25, 2016 10:37 PM  

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Blogger Snidely Whiplash November 25, 2016 10:38 PM  

Cataline Sergius wrote:I think Trump is handing him the keys to Foggy Bottom mostly because he isn't all that interested in foreign affairs and needs to throw the Establishment a bone.


For the last freakin' time, Trump isn't naming Romney to State.

Some friend of his, well, associate of his, politicians don't have actual friends, is leaking a rumor to the press as part of a campaign to get Trump to nominate him. That's all.

Blogger Rusty Fife November 25, 2016 10:38 PM  

@81

For this to be true, I get to create a 2x2 matrix! (Aeoli Pera FTW)

MAKING AMERICA GREAT AGAIN AGENDA!

| totally converged| slight-converged
---+------------------+-----------------
n | Education | FBI/Luciferians
e | IRS | NSA
e | Voter integrity | Overall intel
d | Healthcare | Overall Defense
e | Infrastructure | Borders
d | Finance |
| Unions |
---+------------------+-----------------
n | State/CIA | Military
o | DEA | Interior
t | Farms |
| |


Anonymous Dave November 25, 2016 10:38 PM  

The problem is this. The Secretary of State needs to be known to have a positive and close relationship to the President of the United States if he is going to be genuinely effective.

That's so true, I mean everyone knows how close Hillary and Obama were.

Blogger Rusty Fife November 25, 2016 10:40 PM  

...| totally converged| slight-converged
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n | Education .......| FBI/Luciferians
e | IRS .............| NSA
e | Voter integrity .| Overall intel
d | Healthcare ......| Overall Defense
e | Infrastructure ..| Borders
d | Finance .........|
..| Unions ..........|
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n | State/CIA .......| Military
o | DEA .............| Interior
t | Farms ...........|
| |

Anonymous Jack Amok November 25, 2016 11:15 PM  

Dave, he did say "effective"

Blogger Were-Puppy November 25, 2016 11:18 PM  

@3 Badger Brigadon
Trump can use a neocuck that's comfortable on his knees.
--

https://youtu.be/qv8M66ZbAZA

Anonymous Anonymous November 25, 2016 11:21 PM  

Duh?

Blogger Cail Corishev November 25, 2016 11:24 PM  

I wonder if it is to actually place them someplace where they are too busy, and under his influence, to interrupt his plans.

That's great, except he doesn't have to "place them" anywhere at all. He doesn't even have to send them a No Thank You card. He can just leave their names off the invitation list. He's not choosing up teams for kickball at recess, and they're down to the fat kid and the smelly one. He can just pick someone else.

There's this goofy idea -- only during Republican administrations, of course -- that the president should appoint a couple of people who oppose him, maybe even Democrats, to show his open-mindedness, or to bring balance to the Force or something. It's dumb, but they fall for it because they want to make nice, because the media is screaming about how divided the election made us. Here's hoping Trump will break the trend.

Blogger Mighty Lou November 25, 2016 11:36 PM  

Captain Underoos, lol!

Blogger Iain November 26, 2016 12:15 AM  

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Blogger Happy LP9 November 26, 2016 12:18 AM  

Please no Mitt, I was all over Gab all week on this matter, Mitt is a nein-nein or no no.

I was at my local pawn shop, the gun buys are still at all time high, I had to cash in some minor gold to live, the mgmt there, all strong 'altrighty then' men do not trust Mitt at all.

It is why I wish Kellyann and Coulter can talk to stop a Mitt anywhere near Trump. Trump sons are not fond of Mitt at all. Mitt needs to retire to and stop it, enough is enough with Mitt, McCain to HRC, ya all can go home to rest and retire.

Blogger Happy LP9 November 26, 2016 12:19 AM  

I reject Mitt and the neocons against Russia, Russia is not our enemy.

Anonymous Ultradimensional Longboats of Deplorable Spartacus November 26, 2016 12:22 AM  

Ingot9455 wrote:That is not what we need in a turnaround guy for State. We need Kratman-level crucifixion style. We need ruthless brutality. We need the willingness to set up a State Department office in Topeka, Kansas and exile anyone sufficiently annoying there to count haystalks for the next four years until they quit and try to get hired by a Dem think tank.

See that? See that right there? This here VP blog is the think tank.

Blogger haus frau November 26, 2016 12:26 AM  

Don Jr. is the opposite of Rand Paul. Think George Patton crossed with Lex Luthor.

What gives you all this impression? Genuine question here. I have never heard Don Jr. speak in any significant manner. I would love if it were true and the Donald listened to him but no reasonto think so.

Anonymous A Deplorable Paradigm Is More Than Twenty Cents November 26, 2016 1:03 AM  

Fidel Castro croaked. One less commie.

Anonymous Dave November 26, 2016 1:08 AM  

I have never heard Don Jr. speak in any significant manner.

Yeah, that does make it difficult to form an opinion. In any event it looks to be a moot point as the God-Emporer is keeping the kids in the family biz and out of DC politics.

Anonymous Dave November 26, 2016 1:13 AM  

Fidel Castro croaked.

Florence Henderson and now Fidel; these things always happen in threes, Hillary?

Anonymous Beau November 26, 2016 1:37 AM  

OT

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Lord Jesus, save us.

Anonymous Tipsy November 26, 2016 1:41 AM  

Beau: Never fear. As far as I'm concerned, that's always on topic. Thanks for the good words.

Blogger newanubis November 26, 2016 2:26 AM  

Very insightful. I believe that your interpretation is the probable scenario.

Anonymous Intravenous de Milo November 26, 2016 2:50 AM  

Making Romney Secretary of State makes about as much sense as giving Jeff Fisher another NFL head coaching job.

Anonymous LurkingPuppy November 26, 2016 2:56 AM  

Bring in new blood.
Someone needs to introduce him to (our fellow commenter) Sheila.

Blogger Ken S. November 26, 2016 6:13 AM  

Trump needs a Secretary of State who shares his generally non-interventionist foreign policy views. Romney would stab Trump in the back.

Blogger Basil Makedon November 26, 2016 6:30 AM  

Romney isn't running for President in 2024 (or 2020). He'll be nearly 80 years old in 2024. Trump himself will be the oldest president inaugurated (Reagan being the oldest until Trump). HRC would also have been the oldest president as she is only a few months younger than Trump. I just don't see it. Granted, his hair will still be great in 2024.

Romney is therefore running for John Kerry -- a "glorious" ride into the sunset and a extra paragraph or two in Wikipedia. Perhaps to help his kids raise their profile.

I'm ambivalent towards Romney at State. I voted for him in 2012 because ... Obama. He will take orders, and he is a good turnaround man. He probably would not cause a revolt at State (recall this was one of the reasons Bush II failed), but we probably need mass firings at State more than competent middle management.

Anonymous FitzRobert November 26, 2016 12:07 PM  

I believe I should be Secretary of State, since I apparently meet the requirements. I have great hair. And not just great hair but executive hair. I have important hair, in the vein of a Kerry or a Romney. My hair will play an integral role in Making America Great Again.

Anonymous Noah Baudie November 26, 2016 12:38 PM  

@93
There are specific circumstances under which it's appropriate.

For example, I think Donald Trump should offer Hillary Clinton a position--as Ambassador to Libya.

Anonymous Mr. Rational November 26, 2016 1:59 PM  

Dave wrote:these things always happen in threes, Hillary?
Janet Reno.

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