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Saturday, March 26, 2022

A team of governors can save us

One frustration from Donald Trump's presidency was the lack of support from his Cabinet. RINOs in Washington saddled him with people who worked for them, not him. His first homeland security secretary opposed the wall.

This should not happen again. The next Republican president -- be he Trump or DeSantis -- needs to bring people in from outside of Washington to run the departments. But they cannot be so outside the system that they do not know how the system operates. Rex Tillerson ran Exxon well but he had problems running the State Department.

Republicans have plenty of people outside of Washington with the requisite experience to handle the Department of Transportation and what-not. 

Right now we have 28 Republican governors. Half of them are dogs. After Romney, never trust a Republican governor of Massachusetts again. The rule should be that if we didn't carry your state, you don't make the cut. That disqualifies Glenn Youngkin.

For now.

Plus guys like Mike DeWine are weather vanes. With the hurricanes that will be coming up, they won't last.

But like I said, half the governors are what we are looking for. Add in the Republican state treasurers, state agriculture commissioners and the rest and you have a nice pool of heartland Republicans with executive experience.

On top of that, every governor has had to balance their budgets, something no one in DC has done in more than 20 years.

None of these governors are perfect. But if you are gonna permanently ban people like Kristi Noem for being slow on the draw on transvestites in girl's sports, then you will wind up with no one. Remember, Trump once supported abortion.

(If you still have the equipment, you are not transgendered.)

Two members of Trump's cabinet should be considered as well. Ric Grennell and Mike Pompeo acquitted themselves well. They would be experienced hands. I'd give Pompeo a second shot as secretary of state.

I mentioned non-governor state officeholders. Definitely the next Secretary of the Treasury should come from the pool of Republican state treasurers and not Goldman Sachs.

Likewise, a state agriculture commissioner from the breadbasket of America would be a prudent choice for secretary of agriculture.

And I want a state attorney general as the next U.S. attorney general because Republican AGs right now have the Biden administration on the run. 

We cannot go into 2024 without a plan for governing. Two weeks ago, I posted, "Lawyer up, Republicans," which urged the party to have about 1,000 lawyers ready to staff DOJ and the legal staffs of the various government agencies. 

Now I offer this.

Republicans must be prepared to govern from Day One because there is so much work to be done to rein the federal government in.

Governors and state officeholders have proven their mettle. Half failed. Tap into the half that succeeded.

56 comments:

  1. Brilliant post, Don. this is the way forward. With the Dems eating their young on the world stage, our international embarrassment keeps on giving. The nation needs competency, not wokesters.

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    1. Greatttt post , concise and dead on point . Thanks , Don !

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    2. Strong opinion. We all agree. However, we are too far gone to come back. It is over. CW2 will start with the stagflation hurricane. Ammo up and stock up.

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    3. Look down. If you can count to 21, you're a guy.

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  2. Super post, Don. This is the right way forward, absolutely. I fear, though, that Republicans won't be prepared for all the changes they should and could make. But it is all about picking the right people. That is the starting point.

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  3. Reagan brought a lot of people who served him well in CA. Some did better than others, but they didn't betray him.

    None of these governors are perfect.

    Old proverb, the perfect is the enemy of the good.

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  4. "If you still have the equipment, you are not transgendered"...Transgendered, transmendgered! A man will NEVER be a woman and vice versa. Take off the equipment and you still have a man that just looks more stupid with his clothes off!!!

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    1. Exactly! If you have a Y chromosome you’re a male, if you don’t you’re a female. Mental illness is not a component of gender. Mental illness is treatable. Gender is a fact.

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    2. Look down. If you can count to 21, you're a guy.

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  5. "If you still have the equipment you are not transgendered." Not so. A castrated man is a eunuch, not a woman

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    1. This comment has been removed by the author.

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    2. Anyone born with XY chromosomes is a male.
      Anyone born with XX chromosomes is a female.

      You can pretend whatever you want, but nobody else should be compelled to go along with your delusion.

      Any other chromosomal combination is a mistake of nature. Doesn't mean they should be treated worse than anyone else. But we sure shouldn't turn the rules over to them about what is or is not female.

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    3. The left set a trap when they started using the word “ gender” instead of “sex.” A gender is a loose term that can be redefined or expanded. A sex is a biological fact. I won’t use the term gender when it is sex that is being specified.

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    4. Not to sure about mental illness being treatable, trying to recall an instance that was successful.

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  6. Much of Actual PDT's cabinet was actively backstabbing him and us, to include 30Pence.

    If we ever get a real prez again, he'll have to smash the Perma-Blob Occupation Government, not tinker around the edges. That's why the true President's support of Warp Speed is so problematic.

    Your estimation that half of the Republican governors are friends of Liberty is wildly optimistic. most of them are time-serving hacks and non-entities. Take a look:

    https://twitter.com/GOPGovs

    DeSantis may be the only one who is mentally and morally awake.

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  7. It makes my skin crawl to think that we have only other politicians to pull from. That doesn't strike me as being a very deep bench. I'm not sure very many of them can be trusted, regardless of their past history.

    It won't be enough to replace the top echelons of cabinets. There needs to be a purge of just about every position above G-13. Add to that all public employee unions need to be made illegal.

    The country isn't just fighting for control of the top of the pyramid. We're fighting the whole damn bureaucracy from top to bottom.

    While winning elections may help or delay the unavoidable decline, I think the only real solution will be a purge of government. Because face it, our government doesn't believe it works for us anymore.

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  8. I wouldn’t vote for Noem for President but ok with her somewhere in a Trump or DeSantis administration. And I wouldn’t rule out business CEO’s despite Tillerson’s failures. Trump is one and he was awesome.

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    1. Glad you agree on Noem.
      You see any CEOs who are unwoke, let me know.
      Outside of Musk that is

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    2. "But they cannot be so outside the system that they do not know how the system operates."

      I disagree. You can bring in someone from far outside the system because all they have to do is immediately put on a hiring freeze in every department and agency and let attrition work its wonders. As staff decreases, start elimination lower priority work until the place is a shadow of its former self. There, I fixed it for ya'.

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  9. The problem with the likes of Noem isn't just that they were slow on the draw.

    It's that they buckled under pressure.

    When the heat's on and the press and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) are screaming at them, they can't be trusted to do the right thing, or (in a Cabinet) to even just do their jobs.

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  10. There won't be an election in 2024.

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    1. There will be but if it turns out like 2016's then you can count on General Milley Vanilli and his ilk to launch a coup and then God only knows what will happen.

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  11. Just remember, Don, there are regions of the country Republicans will have to declare in rebellion to govern.

    https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-epa-california-20180123-story.html

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  12. If you still have the chromosomes, you are not transgendered.

    The solution for the rise of the Federal Empire is extreme federalism. We need to stop acting like we are electing kings or assuming the three branches of government are not colluding in lockstep. That experiment has failed.

    The US Attorney General should be appointed by a college of the State Attorneys General. Independent from everything except the state AGs and tasked to enforce federal law without undue influence of the very institutions they should be investigating and prosecuting.

    Every state has an auditor. The state auditors appoint an Inspector General with power to investigate all actions within the Fed Empire refering malfeasance to the US AG. And non of this "Oh, they're on to my so I'll quit." Government actors are responsible for what they do in office whether they quit or not.

    A college of State Treasurers appoint a US Treasurer General (I'm making up terms now to stay with the general theme) The Federal Reserve as a means of stabilizing the currency experiment has failed. Eliminate the Fed, make the Treasury department answer to the States for the state of the currency.

    There should be no Dept of [Mal]Education. The Constitution grants no power to Congress to control local schools. It is the States' responsibility.

    There should be no Dept of [No]Energy. It is another experiment that failed. Nuclear weapons belong under the Pentagon and nuclear power can go back under an independent Atomic Energy Commission.

    There should be no Dept of Agriculture. Farmers should farm. Why do hopps growers have to get a license from the Federal Empire to grow a non-essential product?

    The failure in the centralized strong executive model is the hyper politicization of administration. The bureaucracy is NOT apolitical. It does not govern impartially. And one stolen election turns the entire function of government and foreign relations on its ear. That's no way to run a country.

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  13. Vermont sure has one of the RINO dogs. I expected it. For years I called him gorilla arms he reached across aisle so many times while in the Statehouse.

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  14. WY Gov. is Joke. Hand out to the feds.

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  15. The only Silver lining to the Biden Election STEAL, is it pulled the curtain back on BACKSTABBING NWO POS RINOs, DC SWAMP corruption and Socialist Media corruption. We The People have always known the Socialist DEMs were destroying America, and could not figure out how they were doing it, THEY WERE DOING IT WITH LYING CHEATING NWO DC RINOs colluding with the EMEMY of Americans.

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  16. I haven't commented on many of Don's excellent posts -- maybe none of them. But this one should be fast-tracked to the Don himself.

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  17. If you don't fire the entrenched bureaucrats in Washington DC it matters little who is at the head of the department. All of Washington needs to be fired.

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  18. (If you still have the equipment, you are not transgendered.)
    No, you are neutered but you are till the same biological sex as when you were born.

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  19. That's is what happens when you suck at picking people.

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  20. "(If you still have the equipment, you are not transgendered.)"

    There is some "equipment" they can't remove. In every cell in their body the nucleus contains an XY chromosome. Drugs or surgery cannot alter that fact. So, not matter what chemicals they take or what surgery they have performed on their body it does not change the fact that they are XY, hence male. They can cut off their equipment and eat it with noodles but that won't change their gender, neither will drugs.

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  21. Most of you you have never known the modern Leftist. They are the filthiest humans imaginable... and you can't imagine those depths because you love God and live your life according to His revelation of law. (Note that that is better than, say, Hammurabi.)
    If you knew what they want for you you would arm up,, and stand guard for your community.

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  22. I know I am probably way too late to comment on this but I think the best choice - by a Republican President - for Sec of Energy would be Joe Manchin. His fossile fuel creds are undeniable so I honestly believe he would be a good choice for the position. Being a Democrat Senator from a red state would mean that his replacement would be a Republican. A true win-win for the American people.

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    1. I'm sorry but he's now considering new versions of the Build Back Better Bill. NO DEMOCRATS FOR ANYTHING, NOT EVEN DOG CATCHER!

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  23. That is fantasy. You can never fix DC without the States exerting Federalism. And you can't fix the states until you fix the republican voter. I remember a voter being asked if Federalism was the answer and he replied 'No. Keep the federal government out of it'. LOL.

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  24. I work for the feds and the most powerful person in DC is the Secretary of the Office of Management and Budget. That person is more powerful than Defense, State, HUD, and all the rest combined. OMB controls every aspect of how the federal government operates, from the purchase of a paperclip to the processing of paperwork. If you can't see the potential in that then you have no imagination.

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  25. Not sure what Julian Assange has on Pompeo but it must be pretty good

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  26. Not a bad article, except for the scurrilous slander of dogs.

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  27. Hi Don, Many great points. I believe we good the 1000+ attorneys now to prevent another election steal.

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  28. 'Nuth'n gunna change if the 2020 election jacking is not "resolved". Only thing that will eventually happen is a "[not-so] civil bloody-ugly v2.0". BRING IT. Sooner the better.

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  29. "None of these governors are perfect. But if you are gonna permanently ban people like Kristi Noem for being slow on the draw on transvestites in girl's sports, then you will wind up with no one. Remember, Trump once supported abortion."

    What a terrible, terrible, thirsty boomerific paragraph. Can't believe you left that in there, pure cringe.

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  30. As I wrote the Trump transition team, move the departments out of DC. Energy could move to Louisiana or Texas, Education could be moved to ghetto Los Angeles etc.
    We'd lose a lot of loser employees who wouldn't want to move to flyover country. Not a loss and probably some huge savings.

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