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stravinskian
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"Mad Dog Mattis: "This dude's crazy! I'm done.""
Thu Dec-20-18 05:54 PM by stravinskian

          

Prepare for defense secretary Mick Mulvaney.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/us/politics/jim-mattis-defense-secretary-trump.html

From his letter:

"One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies."

https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/20/politics/donald-trump-james-mattis-out/index.html

  

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James Flames
Dec 20th 2018
1
for the 1st time in a while i think trump could actually get impeached.
Dec 20th 2018
2
i expect things to get real ugly real soon
Dec 20th 2018
3
Nobody's even talking about the Deripaska shit yet.
Dec 20th 2018
4
I thought the Syria announcement was to cover the Flynn stuff
Dec 20th 2018
5
if we pull out of syria that basically hands it over to russia right?
Dec 20th 2018
6
      That too.
Dec 20th 2018
8
I'm not as hopeful as you...
Dec 20th 2018
12
What about primary or 3rd party challenge?
Dec 21st 2018
20
RE: Mad Dog Mattis: "This dude's crazy! I'm done."
Dec 20th 2018
7
There are no more Evil Grown Ups in the room.
Dec 20th 2018
9
It is kinda funny how everyone's treating him like an elder statesman.
Dec 21st 2018
15
Trump has to be a Manchurian Candidate
Dec 20th 2018
10
SecDef Bolton is going to invade Iran and/or Venezuela
Dec 20th 2018
11
I saw Lindsay Graham's name mentioned. God fuckin help us
Dec 21st 2018
13
      He's already angrily criticized the Syria decision.
Dec 21st 2018
14
Stock market crashing, no defense secretary, no AG. All in less than a
Dec 21st 2018
16
Agent of Double-0 Chaos earning his keep
Dec 21st 2018
19
RE: Mad Dog Mattis: "This dude's crazy! I'm done."
Dec 21st 2018
17
The president has been provoking Russia?
Dec 21st 2018
21
      RE: The president has been provoking Russia?
Dec 22nd 2018
22
           I’m not convinced
Dec 23rd 2018
23
there is not enough popcorn in the entire world for this circus
Dec 21st 2018
18
President Petty: Mattis out Jan 1
Dec 23rd 2018
24
Ridiculous and Incompetent
Dec 23rd 2018
25
      He needed Fox to translate it for him
Dec 23rd 2018
26
      lol
Dec 24th 2018
28
      Do you think he read anything past the title and first sentence?
Dec 23rd 2018
27

navajo joe
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Thu Dec-20-18 05:59 PM

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1. "James Flames"
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That letter is the whitest way of saying 'Nigga, fuck you'

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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Reeq
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Thu Dec-20-18 06:02 PM

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2. "for the 1st time in a while i think trump could actually get impeached."
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stock market tanking, pulling out of syria (maybe afghanistan), lifting sanctions on a russian oligarch directly implicated in mueller investigation, kelly out, mattis out, govt shutdown, etc.

basically all at once.

shit is gonna get even crazier in 2019.

seeing/hearing repub reactions to all of this...i think even they know a lot of their constituents are thinking about getting off the trump train.

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mista k5
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Thu Dec-20-18 06:07 PM

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3. "i expect things to get real ugly real soon"
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for all of us

dont know what or why but we might shrug at trump being gone finally.

i hope not.

hopefully he is out before doing too much more damage.

  

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stravinskian
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Thu Dec-20-18 06:07 PM

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4. "Nobody's even talking about the Deripaska shit yet."
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That kinda shocks me, because it seems like the most blatant scandal of them all right now. But I guess the Syria thing forced some friction with GOP senators, so of course that's what gets covered.

I almost think he announced the Syria thing to distract from the Deripaska thing. But if so, right now it looks like that backfired.

  

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navajo joe
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Thu Dec-20-18 06:11 PM

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5. "I thought the Syria announcement was to cover the Flynn stuff"
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and/foundation stuff but i don't even know anymore only because they tend toward reaction rather than anticipation

There's so many narratives to change at this point we'll have to pull out of Ft. Benning shortly just to keep shifting focus

"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
-Cee-Lo

"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
-Bree Newsome Bass

  

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mista k5
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Thu Dec-20-18 06:18 PM

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6. "if we pull out of syria that basically hands it over to russia right?"
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could it be that simple? hes giving russia what it wants now to try to save himself in their eyes?

  

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stravinskian
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Thu Dec-20-18 07:05 PM

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8. "That too."
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Turkey has wanted us out of Syria, too, and apparently Trump spoke with Erdogan just a few days ago. (Remember that the administration just left Turkey hanging, ignoring their case on Mohammed bin Salman.)

The talking heads, as they flail around for an explanation to this Syria pullout, are trying to avoid conspiracy theories. But I think they're giving this President too much credit.

  

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sersey
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Thu Dec-20-18 10:53 PM

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12. "I'm not as hopeful as you..."
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As we speak, his base is averaging $3 million dollars a day in fundraising for his xenophobe wall. And as long as his base rides for him, GOP gon ride as well. Its spineless but it's politics. It'll take a lot more for the party to turn on him in a meaningful way.

  

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Stadiq
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20. "What about primary or 3rd party challenge?"
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I think with the market tanking one of these becomes more likely.

  

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MEAT
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Thu Dec-20-18 06:21 PM

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7. "RE: Mad Dog Mattis: "This dude's crazy! I'm done.""
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My views on treating allies with respect . and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion . in these issues… Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.

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GOMEZ
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9. "There are no more Evil Grown Ups in the room. "
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also rats from a sinking ship or something...

https://www.instagram.com/sbmission365/

In a generation of swine, the one-eyed pig is king.
-Hunter S. Thompson

  

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stravinskian
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Fri Dec-21-18 01:08 AM

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15. "It is kinda funny how everyone's treating him like an elder statesman."
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Didn't he endorse Trump even BEFORE the GOP primary was over? He shoulda known what he was getting himself into.

  

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10. "Trump has to be a Manchurian Candidate "
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11. "SecDef Bolton is going to invade Iran and/or Venezuela"
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within a year.

Or they'll just put some other piece of shit up there to help bomb Yemen and occasionally tell Mr Softbrain that he can't nuke China just because "that Oriental who works here" gave you a funny look.

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13. "I saw Lindsay Graham's name mentioned. God fuckin help us"
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Nothing's more dangerous than an insecure wimp with power

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stravinskian
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14. "He's already angrily criticized the Syria decision."
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So I don't see it.

Until recently I thought he was running for Attorney General. But nowadays he seems to have given up on a Trump post and is trying to distance himself.

  

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16. "Stock market crashing, no defense secretary, no AG. All in less than a"
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month.

  

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navajo joe
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19. "Agent of Double-0 Chaos earning his keep "
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"Regardless if you listen to me, in the end we'll see."
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"You’ve had 4 years of Trump University and are still failing the final exam smh"
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17. "RE: Mad Dog Mattis: "This dude's crazy! I'm done.""
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Of course Mattis will get out once Trump makes a small step towards a more humble foreign policy. The idea we should be worried about a warmonger stepping down is ridiculous.

He was perfectly aligned with the president’s decisions when he was dropping MOABs, provoking Russia, and helping to starve Yemen.

  

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21. "The president has been provoking Russia?"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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22. "RE: The president has been provoking Russia?"
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https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.brookings.edu/blog/order-from-chaos/2018/09/25/on-the-record-the-u-s-administrations-actions-on-russia/amp/

  

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23. "I’m not convinced"
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“So back we go to these questions — friendship, character… ethics.”

  

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18. "there is not enough popcorn in the entire world for this circus"
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24. "President Petty: Mattis out Jan 1"
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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/politics/trump-mattis.html

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25. "Ridiculous and Incompetent "
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Love the part about how 45 had already read Mattis’ letter but didn’t realize how much of a diss it was until it went viral. Dude’s a moron. (Old news, but so many reminders)

  

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26. "He needed Fox to translate it for him"
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dude probably read it at first like "aw he's sweet"

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28. "lol"
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>dude probably read it at first like "aw he's sweet"

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27. "Do you think he read anything past the title and first sentence?"
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You know that resignation letter was too long to hold his attention, used way to many big words in it and not enough “Trumps” in it to keep his attention.

  

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