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I cant disagree......Bolton was quite good as ambassador to the UN in past but as a national security advisor he just parrots back the same old irrational invasion/worlds police nonsense that dems and reps alike have enguaged in......

Bolton's aggressive positions on Venezuela, North Korea and Afghanistan clashed with the comparative reluctance of his boss to entertain new confrontations and his enthusiasm about winding down some old ones.

Trump promised to cut bait on the long-running war in Afghanistan, faulted the U.S. invasion of Iraq and rattled the foundations of America's security posture around the world, including its forward deployment of forces and system of alliances in Europe and Asia.

Bolton, meanwhile, communicated in old-school terms to leaders in Caracas, Pyongyang and Tehran, with threats about the prospect of direct action by the U.S. military.
Trump is right to GTFO of Iraq and Afghanistan and not invade Venezuela
 

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Trump seems to want to use the military as a lethal force option, and tends to fire everyone who wants to leave our troops pulling their puds in ports potty’s in 150 degree heat for years on end.

I’m good with this. Trouble is he pisses off the left for wanting to kill bad guys, and pisses off the right for not wanting to maintain a presence in sh!tholes.
 

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I cant disagree......Bolton was quite good as ambassador to the UN in past but as a national security advisor he just parrots back the same old irrational invasion/worlds police nonsense that dems and reps alike have enguaged in......



Trump is right to GTFO of Iraq and Afghanistan and not invade Venezuela
One might wonder why Trump ever put Bolton in that position. Bolton is an unapologetic, unwavering, "send in the troops everywhere" hawk. Seems that he and Trump have been at odds since day 1.

This is the foreign policy equivalent of digging a hole and filling it back in. Indicative of unfocused leadership and lack of a coherent mission, to my eye.
 

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One might wonder why Trump ever put Bolton in that position. Bolton is an unapologetic, unwavering, "send in the troops everywhere" hawk. Seems that he and Trump have been at odds since day 1.

This is the foreign policy equivalent of digging a hole and filling it back in. Indicative of unfocused leadership and lack of a coherent mission, to my eye.
I somewhat disagree

Bringing Bolton on board served as "Notice" to enemies that Trump wasnt effing around....Bolton was in most regards the "Bad Cop"

Letting him go is the equivalent of Trump playing "Good Cop"
 
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FEMA Officials in Puerto Rico Arrested on Fraud Charges





Two former FEMA officials, including one of the agency's top administrators, were arrested on federal fraud and bribery charges in connection with their work in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017.

The FBI also arrested the ex-president of Cobra Acquisitions, contracted to work with federal officials on the restoration of Puerto Rico's power grid, which sustained widespread damages in the storm.

Ahsha Tribble and Jovanda Patterson of FEMA, along with then-Cobra president Donald Keith Ellison, were sent to Puerto Rico as part of the recovery and restoration of the electric power grid after Maria.
 

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FEMA Officials in Puerto Rico Arrested on Fraud Charges





Two former FEMA officials, including one of the agency's top administrators, were arrested on federal fraud and bribery charges in connection with their work in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017.

The FBI also arrested the ex-president of Cobra Acquisitions, contracted to work with federal officials on the restoration of Puerto Rico's power grid, which sustained widespread damages in the storm.

Ahsha Tribble and Jovanda Patterson of FEMA, along with then-Cobra president Donald Keith Ellison, were sent to Puerto Rico as part of the recovery and restoration of the electric power grid after Maria.
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George Soros offers rare praise for Trump and how he's handled Huawei in the trade war



In the op-ed, Soros called China “a dangerous rival in artificial intelligence and machine learning” but said its ability to compete in the 5G market is seriously hampered by Huawei’s dependence on U.S. companies.

“As long as Huawei remains on the entity list, it will lack crucial technology and be seriously weakened,” Soros wrote.
 

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I like Bolton, others dont but i like no BS people. He is tough and very smart. People often accuse him of being part of Bush's NEOCON squad but he was not.

One might wonder why Trump ever put Bolton in that position. Bolton is an unapologetic, unwavering, "send in the troops everywhere" hawk. Seems that he and Trump have been at odds since day 1.

This is the foreign policy equivalent of digging a hole and filling it back in. Indicative of unfocused leadership and lack of a coherent mission, to my eye.
 

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I like Bolton, others dont but i like no BS people. He is tough and very smart. People often accuse him of being part of Bush's NEOCON squad but he was not.
Show me a conflict that bolton hasnt advocated for the US to take part in?

He's the quintessential neo con world police advocate
 

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FEMA Officials in Puerto Rico Arrested on Fraud Charges





Two former FEMA officials, including one of the agency's top administrators, were arrested on federal fraud and bribery charges in connection with their work in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria hit the island in 2017.

The FBI also arrested the ex-president of Cobra Acquisitions, contracted to work with federal officials on the restoration of Puerto Rico's power grid, which sustained widespread damages in the storm.

Ahsha Tribble and Jovanda Patterson of FEMA, along with then-Cobra president Donald Keith Ellison, were sent to Puerto Rico as part of the recovery and restoration of the electric power grid after Maria.
all they need now is to arrest that corrupt mayor of san juan, and the ship will be righted again
 

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Show me a conflict that bolton hasnt advocated for the US to take part in?

He's the quintessential neo con world police advocate
This. I find Bolton abhorrent. Its like he was born in 1946 and never learned anything about history or human interaction beyond how the world was at the close of WWII. He's a warmongering dinosaur wondering where all the other Jurassic animals went.
 

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These guys are so used to getting their way, the lazy sacks just mailed it in. They figured the fix was in as usual, and couldn't be bothered making a legitimate motion before the court.
 

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Bolton is a neocon warmonger. Good riddance.
When Trump selected him for the job, the leftist MSM talking heads all freaked out, saying how horrible a person Bolton was. Now that Trump dumped him, the same people that previously slammed Bolton, are now praising him.
 
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Winning!

In a major victory for both President Trump and national Republicans, North Carolina GOP state Sen. Dan Bishop was projected to win a fiercely contested special U.S. House election for the 9th District that was widely seen as a bellwether for the president's chances in the 2020 election.

And another Republican House candidate, Greg Murphy, decisively won a separate special election in North Carolina's more solidly GOP-leaning 3rd District earlier Tuesday evening -- frustrating Democrats who spent millions trying to make a splash in the state.

Even Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) Chairwoman Cheri Bustos acknowledged that the president contributed to Bishop's win,

Dems admit Trump helped GOP candidates sweep North Carolina special elections
 

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Show me a conflict that bolton hasnt advocated for the US to take part in?

He's the quintessential neo con world police advocate
He is a hawk for sure, no doubt. He isnt always right but he isnt always wrong. People group him in with the Bush admin NEOCON squad, but IIRC he wasnt even part of the Bush administration when we went back to Iraq.
 

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When Trump selected him for the DNI job, the leftist MSM talking heads all freaked out, saying how horrible a person Bolton was. Now that Trump dumped him, the same people that previously slammed Bolton, are now praising him.
And this should not be a surprise. The corrupt media makes it up as they go, hurt Trump using any means necessary.
 

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I think leaders should hear different points if view, and i think Bolton definitely has an interventionist mind set. My biggest concern with Bolton is the people who are upset that he is out. Mitt Romney, and the never Trump squad. I heard this morning that Bolton may have leaked to hurt Teump and bolster his point of view, which is unforgivable. For a member of the President's team.

This. I find Bolton abhorrent. Its like he was born in 1946 and never learned anything about history or human interaction beyond how the world was at the close of WWII. He's a warmongering dinosaur wondering where all the other Jurassic animals went.
 

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Just a friendly reminder that NH ain't communist MA [devil2]
The rise, and rise, and rise of Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire - The Boston Globe
But Sunday’s CBS/YouGov poll of 526 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters put Warren with 27 percent, Biden at 26 percent, and Sanders at 25 percent — a statistical tie. Warren’s gain of 10 percent didn't come from Sanders, who also gained in the poll. Instead, it appears she benefited from the drop of Biden, Buttigieg, Booker, and former representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas.

In an interview with the Globe over the weekend, Sanders declined to criticize Warren and also demurred on whether he thinks New Hampshire will be a contest between just him and Warren.

“I am not going to speculate,” Sanders said. “Joe is a strong candidate. Elizabeth is a strong candidate. You never know what’s going to happen with five months to go.”

Biden, the national front-runner, is decidedly less engaged in the on-the-ground combat that has been waged by the campaigns of Warren and Sanders.
 

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Just a friendly reminder that NH ain't communist MA [devil2]
The rise, and rise, and rise of Elizabeth Warren in New Hampshire - The Boston Globe
But Sunday’s CBS/YouGov poll of 526 likely New Hampshire Democratic primary voters put Warren with 27 percent, Biden at 26 percent, and Sanders at 25 percent — a statistical tie. Warren’s gain of 10 percent didn't come from Sanders, who also gained in the poll. Instead, it appears she benefited from the drop of Biden, Buttigieg, Booker, and former representative Beto O’Rourke of Texas.

In an interview with the Globe over the weekend, Sanders declined to criticize Warren and also demurred on whether he thinks New Hampshire will be a contest between just him and Warren.

“I am not going to speculate,” Sanders said. “Joe is a strong candidate. Elizabeth is a strong candidate. You never know what’s going to happen with five months to go.”

Biden, the national front-runner, is decidedly less engaged in the on-the-ground combat that has been waged by the campaigns of Warren and Sanders.
Democrat voters support a democrat candidate. No shit?
 
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