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  1. Standard membervivify
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    13 Mar '18 19:36
    Two more people have now departed from this corrupt administration: A long time aid of Trump under investigation by Homeland Security, and Rex Tillerson.

    Who did Trump pick to replace Tillerson?

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/mike-pompeo-muslims-torture-guan tanamo-bay-180313145408365.html

    [Mike Pompeo] is a controversial figure who has voiced support for torture, wants to keep the prison at Guantanamo Bay open, and has a history of xenophobic remarks.

    Pompeo was elected to the House of Representatives in 2010, representing Kansas state during the era of the Tea Party, the ultra-conservative branch of the Republican Party.

    He ran against Democratic candidate Raj Goyle, a lifelong Kansas resident and son of Hindu-Indian immigrants.

    That didn't stop Pompeo from posting a link to a blog on his campaign's Facebook page that called Goyle "just another turban topper we don't need in Congress or any political office that deals with the US Constitution, Christianity and the United States of America!"

    Corey Saylor, former director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations department that monitors Islamophobia, told Al Jazeera that Pompeo being appointed secretary of state is a "continuation of the troubling policies we've seen coming out of the Trump administration".

    Juan Cole, a visiting professor at Qatar University, was more direct about the US' new top diplomat, describing Pompeo as "out of control.

    "He's a huge Iranophobe. He really has it in for Iran … He's a huge Islamophobe. He's accused American-Muslim leaders of potentially being in cahoots with terrorism … He's a hardliner. I think Pompeo is so ideological, so one-sided," Cole told Al Jazeera.

    Pompeo has also taken a stalwart stance in favour of "enhanced interrogation" tactics, or torture methods, including waterboarding, used to question those suspected of violent activities.

    Pompeo criticised the administration of former President Barack Obama for closing "black sites" - secret prisons used to interrogate suspects overseas - and the requirement for interrogators to adhere to anti-torture laws.

    In 2014, Pompeo accused Obama of neglecting to "take the war on radical Islamic terrorism seriously".

    The comments were said to have motivated Trump to consider Pompeo as the future CIA director. Trump said on the campaign trail for the 2016 elections that he would consider bringing back waterboarding "and a hell of a lot worse".
  2. Standard membervivify
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    13 Mar '18 19:36
    Why is EVERYONE in Trumpland a reprehensible bigot?
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    13 Mar '18 21:01
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Why is EVERYONE in Trumpland a reprehensible bigot?
    People like people like themselves.
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    13 Mar '18 21:55
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Why is EVERYONE in Trumpland a reprehensible bigot?
    so you are coming down on the side of the head loppers?
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    13 Mar '18 22:584 edits
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    so you are coming down on the side of the head loppers?
    Maybe you should ask yourself, if Trump only hires the best people, then why have 95% of his original high ranking associates been fired, quit, or have pled guilty to multiple felonies and are now cooperating with Robert Mueller?? 😲
  6. SubscriberSuzianne
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    14 Mar '18 02:30
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Two more people have now departed from this corrupt administration: A long time aid of Trump under investigation by Homeland Security, and Rex Tillerson.

    Who did Trump pick to replace Tillerson?

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/mike-pompeo-muslims-torture-guan tanamo-bay-180313145408365.html

    [Mike Pompeo] is a controversial figure who h ...[text shortened]... lections that he would consider bringing back waterboarding "and a hell of a lot worse".
    Yes, possibly the worst choice for SoS among the entirety of Trump's admin, except Trump himself.

    Trump and Pompeo are two peas in a pod.
  7. Standard membervivify
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    14 Mar '18 02:42
    Originally posted by @suzianne
    Yes, possibly the worst choice for SoS among the entirety of Trump's admin, except Trump himself.

    Trump and Pompeo are two peas in a pod.
    "Possibly the worst choice for..."

    Every notice how often those words are used when describing Trump's cabinet (including Trump himself)?

    Betsy Devos is possibly the worst choice for Secretary of Education; Ben Carson is probably the worst choice to lead the department of Housing and Development...etc., etc.
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    14 Mar '18 02:591 edit
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Why is EVERYONE in Trumpland a reprehensible bigot?
    Being a regressive again? Do you want to relive the past of releasing terrorists from Gitmo for an American traitor so they can resume terrorizing the world?

    Guess so.

    Or how about giving a terrorist state like Iran all those billions of dollars so they can wreak havoc in the Middle East?

    Syria anyone?

    Benghazi anyone?

    I can't imagine any President who could do worse internationally.
  9. Standard membervivify
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    14 Mar '18 03:10
    Originally posted by @whodey
    I can't imagine any President who could do worse internationally.
    .........lmao
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    14 Mar '18 03:23
    Originally posted by @vivify
    .........lmao
    Why can't people like yourself realize how much of a train wreck Obama was?

    Trump followed him ya know.

    I know, I know, only cuz the Russians got him elected.

    Keep believe that.
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    14 Mar '18 03:261 edit
    Originally posted by @mott-the-hoople
    so you are coming down on the side of the head loppers?
    If it was good enough for the French Republic it’s good enough for me. I know you prefer the head shooters but potato potato right? Half a dozen of the one and all that...
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