Let’s try this again ….. I’ll leave the clown music out of this one …..
So, I’m getting pretty annoyed at what’s going on at the White House and thought I’d chime in about it.
IMHO, Trump is letting minor annoyances get in the way of governance, and it’s costing him some serious clout. …….Okay, the Sean Spicer thing was probably more about Spicer’s ego than anything. Yet, Trump allowed a loyal and articulate spokesman walk away. It was an unforced error. Spicer was replaced by Anthony Scaramucci ….. which is fine, but, he immediately started a feud with the WH CoS, Reince Priebus. Essentially stating that the comm director has, at least, as large as role as the Chief of Staff! Look, if Trump wanted Scaramucci to help set policy and run the staff of the White House, he should have made him CoS.
Then, there’s Trump’s attempt to openly feud with our Attorney General, Jeff Sessions …… another loyal and avid Trump supporter during the campaign. Now, if Trump didn’t know who he was getting when he nominated Sessions to be AG, then, that’s on him. Sessions is going to follow the law, and not the political whims of his boss. Openly attacking him on Twitter isn’t helping anything. Indeed, it’s harming America. ……. here’s why …..
In spite of the huge powers and authority of the POTUS, he still needs congress to get anything real and lasting done. As Trump has demonstrated, exectutive orders are easily undone. Laws, OTOH, are not, as Trump and congress are demonstrating right now, with respect to Zerocare. What’s that got to do with Sessions? Everything. Here are two quotes from senior Repub senators on the Sessions issue, ………
Everybody in D.C. Shld b warned that the agenda for the judiciary Comm is set for rest of 2017. Judges first subcabinet 2nd / AG no way
Essentially, what Grassley is saying to Trump, ‘you get rid of Sessions, and you’ll have the Obama appointed assistent AG to have for your AG for a long while’. And, then, there’s this ….
During an interview on Capitol Hill Thursday morning, Senator Lindsey Graham said there would be “hell to pay” if Sessions were fired.
“This effort to basically marginalize and humiliate the attorney general is not going over well in the Senate,” Graham told CNN. “If Jeff Sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay.”
The fact is, Sessions is well respected in the Senate and has personal relationships with these guys. These guys are suppose to be all on the same team with Trump. But, pissing off two very powerful guys in the Senate and many others on “team conservative” is a recipe for disaster towards getting anything done for the rest of the presidency. We elected him to get things done, not worry about scores to settle or imperceived slights he may have felt.
If that’s not enough, the LSM is reporting that Sec of State Tillerson and Sec of Defense Mattis are unhappy with Trump’s attacks on Sessions as well, with Tillerson considering resignation. Both Tillerson and Mattis are taking previously unannounced vacations very soon.
We simply can’t have this bs! We don’t need the dirty laundry aired by our own, we have the LSM for that!
Here’s some interesting commentary about what’s happening, now ……
It’s true, and it’s damaging his ability to lead.