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Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Nice is just a town in France

The Hill reported, "Virginia Attorney General Jason Miyares (R) has fired attorneys from the University of Virginia and George Mason University, saying he 'wants the university counsel to return to giving legal advice based on law.'

"The University of Virginia's Tim Heaphy, who was on leave to help lead the House's investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, was reportedly among 30 staffers Miyares dismissed upon taking office last week, according to The Washington Post.

"George Mason University's Brian Walther was let go as well, according to Victoria LaCivita, a spokeswoman for Miyares. She added that it was common for attorneys general to appoint counsel that align with one's 'philosophy and legal approach.'"

He cleaned house in the AG office on Day One.

Purge, baby, purge.

Trump didn't.

Nice is just a town in France. (I know it is pronounced NEESS, but it is a nice town too.)

In the post-Trump era, Republicans are applying lessons learned both from Trump's triumphs and his mistakes. 

Miyares using the vacuum cleaner to suck out the political hacks his Democrat successor left him is the Resistance Prevention Rule. A new officeholder must make a list of political appointees and quickly dump the ones who are least likely to help.

Then there is the Fauci Factor. Over time, bureaucracies become fiefdoms that believe they are autonomous and allowed to do as they please. Dump as many of these lifers as you can.

The second lesson is Act Now Before It Is Too Late.

Glenn Youngkin was sworn in as Virginia’s 74th governor a couple of weeks ago. He signed 11 executive orders upon giving his inauguration speech.

Youngkin said, "It’s Day One. Let's get to work."

The next lesson is Trump the Press, which is a nice title for a book.

The Hill reported last August, "Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) wrote a scathing letter to the head of The Associated Press on Monday, saying the news outlet deserved blowback for a recent story about a top donor to his political campaign.

"'You cannot recklessly smear your political opponents and then expect to be immune from criticism,' DeSantis wrote to CEO Daisy Veerasingham. 'The corporate media's 'clicks-first, facts-later' approach to journalism is harming our country. You succeeded in publishing a misleading, clickbait headline about one of your political opponents, but at the expense of deterring individuals infected with covid from seeking life-saving treatment, which will cost lives. Was it worth it?'

"The governor's remarks came in response to a letter Veerasingham sent his office late last week accusing press secretary Christina Pushaw of 'harassing behavior' toward an AP reporter, saying the public shaming had resulted in threats against the reporter.

"The journalist, Brendan Farrington, wrote an article on Aug. 18 suggesting a connection between a top donor to the governor's campaign and DeSantis's recent promotion of an antibody drug used in some cases to treat covid-19."

The story was fake. What was not fake was AP trying to get his spokeswoman fired and kicked off Twitter. That was actual harassment. Criticizing a reporter is not.

Good for DeSantis for fighting back.

But the real lesson of Donald John Trump's excellent presidency is to keep those election promises. DeSantis is. Miyares is. Youngkin is.

Had Republicans built the wall, they would have wiped Democrats off the map in 2020 with or without The Covid. 

43 comments:

  1. It took Trump to make DeSantis and Younkin possible.

    Thank you, President Trump.

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    1. I agree.

      "The More You Know..."

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    2. Yep. Trump isn't the problem. The RINOs are.

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    3. ABSOLUTELY AGREE!!! President Trump is the BEST!

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    4. Sadly, most republicans are just people with useless law degrees looking for the gravy train. Like dems.

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  2. Fight them, give it back as good or better than the give it. Think Sean Connery in the "Untouchable's.", no mercy,
    no prisoners.

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    1. How about naming names. I'll name one, Paul Ryan.
      He thwarted Trump's agenda and now makes a fortune on Wall Street.
      Mitch McConnell knew about Russiagate and did nothing. McCain was an active participate.

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    2. Despise them all.

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  3. "...least likely to help."? Try "most likely to harm."

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    1. What he said was the threshold to clear house must be lower: if they are least likely to help they must be fired! Not just those that causes harm. Every non helper must be fired.

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  4. When Mr. T is elected Speaker in 10 months…

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    1. Hope so, but I only trust America First! politicians.

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    2. Don't be sure about that (see 2020).

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  5. Not sure here so I don't mind being "fact-checked". Isn't it much easier for a state to fire their bureaucrats than the federal government? I think these federal career employees enjoy all sorts of job protections, not unlike teacher tenure. I guess they can be fired but it is difficult and time consuming.

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    1. Tenure only works for small-trimming situations - it doesn't apply when "the job no longer exists."

      The way that you get around "tenure" is to close down the entire department - since the jobs no longer exist. (Sometimes the department is re-started a few years later.) It's the "nuclear option," but it works.

      Shut down an entire department (I can think of several... both DoEs, the DoA, etc.) and "tenure" won't matter much.

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    2. Follow-up question: if a department in the government was created by Congress, could the President shut it down? I don't think so.

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    3. @Epstein did not kill himself - I don't think a President can "undo" a Congressionally designated group, but he may be able to fire all of them.

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    4. Relocate headquarters out of DC.. CIA to Bismarck, ND for instance. FBI to Lansing, MI etc etc

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  6. Despite all of the evidence showing the power of keeping promises, I have little faith in the GOP if they take back the house and senate. Cocaine Mitch and McCarthy doesn’t send tingles up my spine.

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    1. The only thing that counts with these creeps is what they actually do. How they vote, not whom they "vow" to investigate. Issa and Gowdy have worn that one out.

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    2. Exactly. Uni-party 101. Never vote incumbent.

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  7. The only answer is definitely: Purge, baby, purge. And create an inferno.

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  8. We need to set the stage for Covid-1984 bad actors to be tried for crimes against humanity. Both to punish the perps, but more importantly to serve as a future deterrent. Read the UN definition of such crimes, we are there. I’d like to see a bold red state governor (maybe DeSantis or Youngkin?) set up an online database where people can report specific instances, collecting contemporaneous accounts including names, dates, descriptions, witnesses, etc. Of course the Fauci, Newsom and Cuomo types should be tried, but also local government health officials, over-zealous cops, school boards, teachers, etc. Just knowing such data is being collected would be a deterrent. I’d do it myself, but an individual actor would quickly be disappeared by the FBI. It needs to be done by a state government, which also can charge, try and imprison.

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  9. This is a good trend to see. To do a successful turnaround of an organization (and I mean a real one, not a "for-appearances-only" faked one), you have to be willing to break a lot of glass. This is the prime reason why a real turnaround generally has to be led by an outsider - since it requires an outsider to have someone in charge who doesn't have a lot of in-place loyalties to "the system" and the operatives within it.

    And as mentioned yesterday, rather than try to sort out the mess before deciding who to dismiss and who to keep, dismiss EVERYONE and then invite anyone and everyone who was dismissed to apply for re-employment (even if the "after" numbers will be smaller) - since this way you vet EVERYONE on an equal footing.

    Mark Steyn has long complained that elected Republicans have a bad habit of being in office but NOT acting like they are in power. If this new crop finally understands that they HAVE to be in power once elected, this is a good trend to have. Let the trend be our friend...

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  10. The Virginia governor. the Virginia AG and thecLT. Governor have shown the way for conservatives to.kick ass in 2033 and 2024.

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  11. To be fair, doing it at the Federal level is a little tougher.

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  12. Donald Trump's biggest mistake was trying to work with the GOPe initially. He needed an insider (who knew how things worked) but also a fighter and disrupter. Don, what is your fantasy cabinet for Trump in 2025?

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  13. The article is correct but Trums problem was not so much he didn't fire enough people, his problem was the GOP didn't support him aggressively or they didn't support him at all. A POTUS cannot make bold changes to the federal government if your party does not participate. Trump was not the problem. He kep as many promises as he could get passed. The problem was the do nothing GOP. That cannot happen again.

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  14. Trump's initial mistake was his failure to purge the FBI, CIA, and other 'anti-liberty' agencies from top to bottom.

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  15. Trumps #1 flaw was not shitcanning ALL the political hacks in the Executive Branch, including RINO's, on Day 1.

    He won't make that mistake again...

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    1. I like Trump but he was a fuck up in so many ways. Somebody else please. There needs to be age limits.

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  16. A good Democrat is one removed of any sort of position of power and responsibility.

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  17. A LOT of posters on this thread are seriously confused, not counting educker(he’s stupid). The original premise is to fire political appointees, which is legal and the smart thing to do. Firing civil service drones is a whole other matter. It would be cheaper in the long run to #1 disband the departments, they’re laid off or sent to lunchrooms to vegetate. Or #B kill’em Al and let God sort them out.

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  18. Words are generally ineffective without names and faces. This POS is the CEO of AP:

    https://www.google.com/search?q=Daisy+Veerasingham&hl=en&tbm=isch&sxsrf=AOaemvIG2Zx2jeTCDrLxrJSAA_KkJ0e0bQ%3A1643159121320&source=hp&biw=1024&bih=435&ei=UZ7wYaDwELLH_QaJqIuYDA&iflsig=ALs-wAMAAAAAYfCsYVVvsWsdwgJp5yBiIAKtZjTxAmiD&ved=0ahUKEwjg3O7dnM71AhWyY98KHQnUAsMQ4dUDCAY&oq=Daisy+Veerasingham&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQDDIFCAAQgAQyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBgyBAgAEBhQAFgAYNwZaABwAHgAgAFCiAFCkgEBMZgBAKABAqABAaoBC2d3cy13aXotaW1n&sclient=img

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  19. Had Republicans built the wall, they would have wiped Democrats off the map in 2020 with or without The Covid.
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    If one can get rid of the rinos that delayed and made a point of screwing PDJT's plans the wall may well have been built. But the rinos tossed wrenches into the plans. May well have been because china and russia dropped some cash into some pockets.
    Gov seems to have morphed into a get rich quick scheme for smarter than average criminals (with exceptions).

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  20. My last pay test was $2500 operating 12 hours per week on line. my sisters buddy has been averaging 15k for months now and she works approximately 20 hours every week. i can not accept as true with how easy it become as soon as i tried it out.
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