Probably the sweetest aspect of a Trump win for me is watching over and over and over, the whinny dems getting hoisted on their own petard. Crap that they pulled, much going against both protocol and decency while they had the power, the same tactics are being used against them, and oh and screaming. Yes, they are that shameless.
CM provided us with a link a few days ago describing how a heartless Trump was going to fire the US ambassadors on Inauguration Day, what a meany. What was not reported was that these same ambassadors were told a month in advance that they would be replaced. Then we find out that Obama did the exact same thing, firing all Bush ambassadors effective on Inauguration Day, crickets;
Why, it’s the most unyielding directive since … Barack Obama’s. Somehow the hyperventilating editorialists of the New York Times forgot that Obama did the exact same thing, notifying all of George W. Bush’s ambassadors that they had to vacate their posts by Inauguration Day.
Fox News recalls the Washington Post reporting the news in December 2008 without the slightest hint of disapproval, or a single heartstring-tugging anecdote about the difficulties faced by the ambassadors and their families:
But Obama took it a step further, populating his ambassador corps with big time donors to his campaign, his version of “pay to play”;
The people asked to vacate their posts by the Trump Administration are big Obama donors and political allies. In fact, career diplomats complained about how crass and obvious the “selling of public office” had become by Obama’s second term, as one former ambassador put it to the UK Guardian in 2013.
The Guardian ran the numbers and found the average amount of political cash raised by recent or imminent appointees “soaring to $1.8 million per post.” Some of them were far above that average, such as Obama’s choice for representative to the Court of St. James’s, Matthew Barzun, who personally donated $2.3 million to Obama’s re-election campaign and helped raise $700 million more. That wasn’t public knowledge, by the way; it was revealed when someone leaked Democrat Party records to the media.
Those notorious Democratic National Committee documents released by WikiLeaks had even more information on these politically appointed diplomats. “Essentially, Obama was auctioning off foreign ambassador positions and other office positions while Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State,” charged the Observer last September.
We also learned this week that Chucky Schumer and his band of get alongs are planning to fight Trump on 8 of his cabinet picks, 8. Hell, the GOP even let a multi year tax cheater (Geithner) in as an Obama cabinet pick with little opposition.
Revealing their strategy (like it was some big time secret anyway), the GOP has decided to fast track the confirmations, holding six confirmations in one day, next Wednesday. Chucky did not like that;
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has personally urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) not to schedule simultaneous hearings on Trump’s selections, warning that such a move would test the new relationship between the two leaders. But the GOP ignored the entreaty by scheduling the attorney general, secretary of state, CIA director, education secretary, homeland security chief and transportation secretary all for the same day.
“Not acceptable. I’ve told that to Mitch McConnell,” Schumer said in an interview Thursday. “I don’t think my members would find what they did appropriate or acceptable … I talked to Sen. McConnell last night, we had a very good discussion. I am hopeful we can resolve this.”…
“They’ve made pretty clear they intend to slow down and resist and that doesn’t provide a lot of incentive or demonstrate good faith to negotiate changes. So I think we’re going to just be plowing ahead,” said Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas).
Gee, why would McConnell want to steam roll the opposition? Could it be that he was on the ass end of that same steam roll;
But it turns out this is very similar to what Democrats did in 2009, scheduling 7 confirmation hearings on a single day.
Goose, meet gander.
We have talked before about Harry Reid’s bullet to the head of the filibuster with his nuclear option. Schumer said last week that he now regretted Ried pulling such a stunt, no doubt, more dem tactics being used against them.
As the process unfolds, the dems keep making complete asses of themselves, complaining about behavior they wallowed in such a short time ago.
Right now the business at hand is taking care of business, full speed ahead and don’t even bother to clear the road kill, they would do the same to you.