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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Republicans, are you willing to admit you poisoned the well? on: January 09, 2017, 10:56:57 pm
In answer to your obviously weighted hack original question, no.

The tide goes out, the tide comes back in.

We all know politics goes in cycles.

Really, Democrats, cry me a river.
77  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jared Kushner's Rise to Unimaginable Power on: January 09, 2017, 07:45:48 pm
Kushner is a Democrat so I'm slightly ok with this

The way I understand it

he was a Democrat

he is now a Republican
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Jared Kushner's Rise to Unimaginable Power on: January 09, 2017, 07:36:04 pm
From Wikipedia

According to journalist Daniel Golden, Kushner and his brother Joshua were admitted to Harvard after their father had made a $2.5 million donation to the university.

In 2003, Kushner graduated cum laude from Harvard College with an B.A. in sociology.

In 2007, Kushner graduated from New York University where he earned a J.D. and M.B.A.; his father had previously made a $3 million donation to NYU in 2001.
79  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 09, 2017, 07:28:11 pm
In such an event, with Pence resigning from office let us say, for health reasons, I can see Trump picking House Speaker Paul Ryan to become the new Vice President, in spite of their differences in the past.

Ryan has tremendous support amongst Congressional Republicans, in both the House and Senate, and is seen as capable and knowledgeable.
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Speculation about Alf Landon and the FDR cabinet on: January 09, 2017, 03:13:50 pm
As far as I know, Alf’s running mate Frank Knox, a newspaper publisher, served as Secretary of the Navy in FDR’s administration after the election.

His term in office as Secretary of the Navy was July 11, 1940 – April 28, 1944.  He died in office.

This appointment of Knox was part of President Roosevelt's effort to build bi-partisan support for his foreign and defense policies following the defeat of France by Germany.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Can Trump please kick Lindsey Graham upstairs already? on: January 09, 2017, 01:36:51 am
Graham should have been appointed Secretary of State.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Speculation about Alf Landon and the FDR cabinet on: January 09, 2017, 01:16:42 am
It is interesting to note that Frank Knox, who was the Republican candidate for Vice President on the ticket with Alf Landon in 1936, was appointed by Franklin D Roosevelt to cabinet as Secretary of the Navy, serving 1940-1944.

He died in office.
83  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: When Prince Charles becomes King, what name do you think he will use? on: January 09, 2017, 01:03:34 am
King Arthur II

Actually, I believe it would be King Arthur I, As King Arthur and Camelot is simply a myth.
84  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 09, 2017, 12:58:46 am
Do not post in this thread unless you have a serious answer to my original question.

Kushner is not a serious answer.  It is delusional.
85  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 11:17:29 pm
Probably his son in law Kushner

Not a serious answer.

Yet, one of the more likely ones in practice.

Given that Kushner will likely be one of the last, and thus most influential, opinions Trump would hear on such an issue, it seems all too likely.

I have no idea where you are all getting this science fiction from.

Not probable, not likely, not even remotely possible.

86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 11:14:09 pm
Probably his son in law Kushner

Not a serious answer.

Yet, one of the more likely ones in practice.

Where are all of you getting this bizarre notion from?

No, not serious, and not likely.  In fact, not even remotely a possibility.   
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Can Trump please kick Lindsey Graham upstairs already? on: January 08, 2017, 09:18:44 pm
Lindsey Graham is one of America's greatest Senators.  A true Patriot.

I totally agree.

We need more Senators like him.
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 09:13:43 pm
Good question, Winfield. If Pence resigns to open up an electrocution camp for gay teens or something like that, I could see President Putin choosing longtime confidant Rex Tillerson as his replacement.

Your first sentence is great, wonderful in fact, and I completely agree.

However, your second sentence is completely ridiculous, and pure hackery.
I guess you would know a thing or two about pure hackery now, wouldn't you?

How do you think I recognized it as pure hackery in the first place?  Smiley
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 09:10:55 pm
Ivanka will be living in DC, so them both being residents of NY State wouldn't hurt him in 2020. I could see him doing it. And yes, we're talking about Trump, this is a serious answer.

Also, I think Trump might designate Ivanka as First Lady. There have been other cases in the past where the First Lady was actually the niece or daughter of the President.

Trump nominating his son in law as VP?  Not even Trump would do something that stupid.

Would never get congressional approval for one thing, let alone all the other problems that would come along with this.

No, not a serious answer.

Second point, in the event that Melania Trump was unable to fulfill her responsibilities as First Lady, then yes, Donald Trump could have his daughter, Ivanka, fill in for the role of First Lady.

And yes, you are correct, historically, there have been other female family members, and sometimes not even a family member, who have filled in for the role of First Lady.
90  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 08:46:30 pm
Stephen Bannon

Not a serious answer.
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 08:45:50 pm
Omarosa?

Not a serious answer.
92  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 08:45:13 pm
Probably his son in law Kushner

Not a serious answer.
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 08:05:37 pm
Good question, Winfield. If Pence resigns to open up an electrocution camp for gay teens or something like that, I could see President Putin choosing longtime confidant Rex Tillerson as his replacement.

Your first sentence is great, wonderful in fact, and I completely agree.

However, your second sentence is completely ridiculous, and pure hackery.
94  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 08:01:02 pm
Does it have to be an elected member of Congress?

No, absolutely not.

Strictly speaking, the President would be free to pick anyone he wants, as long as they meet the constitutional requirements.

Although, clearly, the President is most likely to pick someone politically experienced.

And the pick would have to be confirmed by Congress.  So the President would have to be sure he picks someone who would get confirmation from Congress.
95  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Here we go again. If Trump has to replace Pence as VP, who does he pick? on: January 08, 2017, 07:41:04 pm
I think the world of Mike Pence and believe he will be a great Vice President and a great President if the President resigns.

But let us say for discussion purposes that Vice President Pence finds it necessary to resign from office, let us say, two years into the first term.

This being the case, who does President Trump pick as the new Vice President?

I know, here we go again.

Please discuss.
96  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: When Prince Charles becomes King, what name do you think he will use? on: January 08, 2017, 07:33:30 pm
The world could use a King Arthur.

This is true.

But somehow I doubt Charles is exactly the one to restore Camelot.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Most Famous Senator to the General Public? on: January 08, 2017, 07:15:16 pm
Besides the obvious ones, Sanders, McCain, Cruz, Kaine, Rubio

I would add the following, not as well known as the ones above, but who have gained notoriety

Lindsey Graham.  very vocal in the last election and added to his already well known status.

Jeff Sessions, the first U.S. Senator to endorse Donald Trump, and his nomination as Attorney General.

Ben Sasse, well known criticism of Trump in the recent election.

Cory Booker, gained further status moving from Governor to Senator.

 

You mean mayor.

Mayor, yes, thank you.
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Report:. Hillary Clinton mulling NYC mayor primary challenge vs DeBlasio on: January 08, 2017, 07:05:30 pm
Doubt she will run.

From the article

The Chappaqua, N.Y., resident — who struggled with using a MetroCard while campaigning in the city during the presidential primary earlier this year — will also have to leave the ‘burbs.

State law says City Hall candidates must live in the five boroughs by Election Day.


DeBlasio is an absolutely terrible Mayor and should be replaced, but I don't know if Hillary is that interested, although, being Mayor of New York City has been described as the second toughest political job in America.

99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Speculation about Alf Landon and the FDR cabinet on: January 08, 2017, 06:38:41 pm
Interesting thought experiment! I'll say AG, I don't believe Commerce existed then

Thank you for your input.

The Department of Commerce has existed as its own department since Mar 4, 1913.

Prior to that time, it was part of the Department of Commerce and Labor since Feb 14, 1904.

The most famous Secretary of Commerce was Herbert Hoover, who held the office from 1921 to 1928, who, of course, went on to be elected President in 1928.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Speculation about Alf Landon and the FDR cabinet on: January 08, 2017, 05:22:53 pm
In 1936, Governor Alf Landon of Kansas was the Republican candidate for President, losing to President Franklin D Roosevelt.

Landon was a lawyer, as well as a very successful business man.

It is reported that Landon was offered a cabinet position by Roosevelt.

Landon made his acceptance of a cabinet position contingent on Roosevelt's renunciation of a third term, and therefore did not accept a cabinet position.

And now for the speculation.

If Landon had agreed to accept a cabinet position in the Roosevelt administration, what position do you think that would be?

Attorney General, Interior, Commerce come to mind.

Your thoughts?

 
 
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