Hot Outrage Of The Day: Trump Might Look To Purge Obama Appointees

I actually had a fun little ‘climate change’ story teed up, but, hey, things move fast, especially during a campaign season and a convention week, and this little story amused me

Exclusive: Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday.

Christie, who is governor of New Jersey and leads Trump’s White House transition team, said the campaign was drawing up a list of federal government employees to fire if Trump defeats Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 presidential election.

You’re probably wonder why Trump would need a special law to terminate people who essentially serve at the pleasure of the president. In most transitions, the appointees, other than a select few, such as Supreme Court justices, simply leave. A few might be kept on if they were particularly good at their jobs, as a way of smoothing feathers, if they are rather non-partisan, or a combo of all three. The president can still let them go later, or suggest that they leave their post to spend more time with their families.

Trump’s transition advisers fear that Obama may convert these appointees to civil servants, who have more job security than officials who have been politically appointed. This would allow officials to keep their jobs in a new, possibly Republican, administration, Christie said.

“It’s called burrowing,” Christie said. “You take them from the political appointee side into the civil service side, in order to try to set up … roadblocks for your successor, kind of like when all the Clinton people took all the Ws off the keyboard when George Bush was coming into the White House.”

Would Obama do this? If you think the chances are minimal, you haven’t been paying attention the past 7+ years. Heck, if he wasn’t, it would have occurred to him and/or his advisers soon enough. Shame that Christie had to give them the idea early.

Of course, places like the NY Times, Vox, Daily Kos, and Balloon Juice are having fits, with more available at Memeorandum.

Here’s a better idea (not that the above one is bad): Trump should state that he will have manpower studies done on federal agencies, looking for things like over-redundancy, over-duplication, and non-essential positions, much like in the private sector. Slim the federal government down through attrition. Someone leaves, you just do not replace the position if it is un-needed.

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20 Responses to “Hot Outrage Of The Day: Trump Might Look To Purge Obama Appointees”

  1. Jeffery says:

    If elected will Trumpelstiltskin be able to have Mrs. Clinton killed?

    Donald Trump Adviser Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Shot By Firing Squad

    GOP Official Was Just ‘Emotional’ When He Said Clinton ‘Should Be Hanging From A Tree’

    Maybe, like Hitler, Drumpf can just have the employees he dislikes murdered.

    dave, Don’t let us down. This is your cue.

  2. drowningpuppies says:

    More from that silly little guy who exaggerates often.

    Such a little drama queen.

  3. Jeffery says:

    Ted Cruz didn’t endorse Trump in his speech, telling Repugnants to “vote your conscience”!

    Trumpelstiltskin walked in to interrupt…

    It’s like the WWE!!

  4. Liam Thomas says:


    The best thing that could rile the base of the left is someone like trump.

    They now dont have to defend their own seriously flawed candidate because the one on the other side is so full of hyperbole and anti-political correctness that they can ignore the fact that Hillary should be tried for treason.

    Every time someone is going to testify against Clinton they end up committing suicide…..funny thing that.

    And the left claims Trump is a Neo-Nazi. I think we all know who is going to run this country like a dictator. Its in her DNA.

    But she is after all a communist….meanwhile on the right people are waking up and realizing that the establishment GOP is nothing but a bunch of whoremongering pols who are after money and power and could give a shit about the country or the people.

    Thats what Trump is all about… angry base that is so tired of Politics as usual.

    However we know the left its about communist revolution and a take over of this country to remold it into something Putin and company would be proud of….a sort of hybrid democracy with communism and nepotism running deep and entwined in everything the government does.

    Enjoy your commie country Russia will be 1/2 muslim by 2050……I hope you enjoy purchasing expensive prayer rugs Jeffery.

    • John says:

      Jeffery has been denounced

    • John says:

      Liam believes the SOROS international bugi man organization is behind all those “suicides”
      Liam sounds like he has fully surrendered to his fears

  5. o0Nighthawk0o says:

    1.If elected will Trumpelstiltskin be able to have Mrs. Clinton killed?

    No, but when he wins he should bring her on as an advisor to show him how to off his competition and not get caught. After all, she is an expert at it.

  6. Dana says:

    Mrs Clinton shouldn’t be summarily shot, as satisfying as that would be. Rather, the next Attorney General should reopen the case concerning her e-mail server, and determine if she could be prosecuted.

  7. Hank_M says:

    I’d love to see Trump purge the Obama appointees. That would be a good start to reigning in the out-of-control govt.

  8. Jeffery says:

    Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law — What’s Next?

    It (Federal court) also ordered a district court to consider whether lawmakers did so intentionally, which could force the state to once again submit to oversight of its voting laws.

    LOL. Did the Repugnants do it intentionally?

  9. John says:

    Teach the Federal government had its largest workforce as a percentage of population in the 1980s after Reagan added about 250000 to that payroll
    as a percentage of population it is about 15% smaller now

  10. david7134 says:

    At the end of the day, conservatives win. If Trump is elected, then we have a path to improving our country and purging the horrible Obama administration. On the other hand, if the witch Hillary wins, we will be facing secession of the Southern states in a few years and then we can really have our freedom.

  11. Jeffery says:

    On the other hand, if the witch Hillary wins, we will be facing secession of the Southern states in a few years and then we can really have our freedom.

    LOL. Will you take all the Southerners with you?

  12. Jeffery says:

    The old school Republican Party oppressing a new conservative:

    Lori Gayne, a delegate from the Fifth Congressional District, posted a photo of law enforcement officers standing on the roof of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, along with a racist caption, reported the Chicago Sun-Times.

    “Our brave snipers just waiting for some N—- to try something. Love them,” Gayne posted.

    Gayne, who used an abbreviation for the racial slur, admitted to the newspaper that she had made the post using a different name.

  13. Hoagie says:

    Show us the post.

  14. Jeffery says:

    FactChecking Mr. Trump:


    “America is one of the highest-taxed nations in the world.” It isn’t. In fact, according to statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. is among the least-taxed nations in the world.

    Even David Duke gave him two thumbs up:

    Nicolle Wallace, communications chief under former President George W. Bush and for the McCain/Palin campaign didn’t mince words after Trump spoke.

    “The Republican Party that I worked for for two decades died in this room tonight,” Wallace said.

    Are there enough frightened, angry white christian men to elect der Trumper? We will find out in November.

  15. Jeffery says:

    FBI statistics on violent crime, US. The uptick in 2015 was 1%. Another der Trumpenfuhrer lie.

  16. Jeffery says:

    der Trumpenfuhrer himself supported the invasion of Iraq and regime change in Libya, but now pretends he didn’t.

    Secretary Clinton supported Mubarak in Egypt.

  17. Jeffery says:

    Contrary to der Trumpenfuhrer’s belief, Senator Bernie Sanders and his supporters do not support Trump:

    Bernie Sanders
    ✔ ‎@BernieSanders

    Those who voted for me will not support Trump who has made bigotry and divisiveness the cornerstone of his campaign. #RNCwithBernie
    9:28 PM – 21 Jul 2016

    Bernie Sanders
    ✔ ‎@BernieSanders

    Our movement understands that what we don’t need is Trump’s huge tax breaks for millionaires. #RNCwithBernie

    Bernie Sanders
    ✔ ‎@BernieSanders

    Looks like Ted Cruz was right about one thing. Trump does not understand what the Constitution is about. #RNCwithBernie9:48 PM – 21 Jul 2016

    Bernie Sanders
    ✔ ‎@BernieSanders

    Trump: “I alone can fix this.”
    Is this guy running for president or dictator? #RNCwithBernie

    Bernie Sanders
    ✔ ‎@BernieSanders

    What a hypocrite! If Trump wants to “fix” trade he can start by making his products in the US, not low-wage countries abroad. #RNCwithBernie 9:42 PM – 21 Jul 2016

    Bernie Sanders
    ✔ ‎@BernieSanders

    Trump is wrong. The real cause of instability in the Middle East was the Bush-Cheney invasion of Iraq. By the way, where is President Bush? #RNCwithBernie 9:34 PM – 21 Jul 2016

  18. Jeffery says:


    I don’t follow your orders, sorry.

    Google Lori Gayne. There are a number of articles about her. Her social media handle is “whitepride”.

    Trump’s cowardly new world: mainstreaming what the GOP has been trying to hide for decades. Their hardcore base.

    Here’s one such article:

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