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Comment Re: What an empty life (Score 1) 725

No, draining the swamp is about changing the way lobbying works. Banning people from being lobbyists after working in the government, banning them from ever lobbying for foreign governments, a proposed constitutional amendment for term limits in congress, etc. It has nothing to do with replacing bad people with good people but with changing the system that enables systemic corruption. These are not things he can do until after inauguration, though, so whether or not the swamp will be drained is unknown, but cabinet appointments have nothing to do with it.

The speech: https://www.donaldjtrump.com/p...

And the five points:

First: I am going to institute a 5-year ban on all executive branch officials lobbying the government after they leave government service.

Second: I am going to ask Congress to institute its own 5-year ban on lobbying by former members of Congress and their staffs.

Third: I am going to expand the definition of lobbyist so we close all the loopholes that former government officials use by labeling themselves consultants and advisors when we all know they are lobbyists.

Fourth: I am going to issue a lifetime ban against senior executive branch officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government.

Fifth: I am going to ask Congress to pass a campaign finance reform that prevents registered foreign lobbyists from raising money in American elections.

Comment Re: Genuine question (Score 1) 1321

You need to stop sniffing glue. And smoking crack. This election was largely a revolt against the Republican establishment that has betrayed the Republican voters who 1) worked their asses off to get them there and 2) desperately need relief from mass immigration and free trade catastrophes. If the establishment fucked Trump, there would literally be blood.

Comment Re: Dear Apple fans: (Score 1) 471

Obamacare has saddled companies with and the additional burdens

Apple doesn't use Obamacare for it employees.

Trump wants to remove these roadblocks so that we are on an equal footing with the competition.

Great so we too can choke on polluted air like this...

http://i1-news.softpedia-stati...

Comment Re:It's RIGHT THERE in the summary! (Score 1) 624

You've got to stop watching CNN. It's rotting your brain. Jeff Sessions desegregated Alabama schools, had the head of the KKK executed and broke the back of the organization with a crippling $7 million judgment, effectively ending them. And I'm supposed to believe this guy is a racist?

And Steve Bannon? White nationalist?! Breitbart is the most pro-Jewish, pro-Israel newspaper outside of Israel. The actual white nationalists call it "kikebart."

You're smearing some good people here with some really nasty lies. I can't imagine what it would be like to have executed the leader of the KKK and have political assholes try to smear me as a racist.

Comment Re:Why won't Democrats support the outcome? (Score 1) 1321

I'm saying you should probably be certain before you go to the press. Do your analysis, have other researchers take a look and try to reproduce your results or poke holes in your methodology, take it to the other campaign and see what they want to do. Only after you're sure do you go to the press and say "HAX!!!!" But when you go to the press before you've done that you just stoke resentment and maybe incite riots.

That said I'm fine with it as is. Angry buttmad lefties rioting in impotent rage are entertaining, look awful to moderates, and waste time instead of trying to mount an effective response.

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