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Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:39 PM

Trump originals say they're getting frozen out

Source: Politico

Early Trump campaign operatives angst about their future as the Republican establishment muscles its way in.

They’ve been with him from the beginning – when no one believed he could win, and when the Republican Party establishment wanted absolutely nothing to do with him.

But now, as President-elect Donald Trump builds out his administration, the group of loyalists who helped launch his campaign and powered its stunning early victories are growing worried they won’t be getting plum jobs.

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Several say they feel alienated from the transition effort -- especially from Priebus, an establishment figure who will be White House chief of staff. Priebus collided bitterly earlier this year with Lewandowski, who as Trump’s first campaign manager hired many of the originals, and played a major role in his June firing.

“None of us are exactly Cabinet-level,” said one staffer who is among those pining for a job, but so far hasn’t been given any promises. “Most of us just want to do a good job and help the country, but apparently we don't play the game very well.”

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/trump-original-operatives-frozen-out-232383

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Reply Trump originals say they're getting frozen out (Original post)
TubbersUK Dec 2016 OP
NRaleighLiberal Dec 2016 #1
CincyDem Dec 2016 #2
DK504 Dec 2016 #39
FreakinDJ Dec 2016 #54
NYC Liberal Dec 2016 #55
madaboutharry Dec 2016 #3
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Eugene Dec 2016 #5
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Kathy M Dec 2016 #71
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DK504 Dec 2016 #40
JI7 Dec 2016 #7
JI7 Dec 2016 #8
vinny9698 Dec 2016 #9
PatSeg Dec 2016 #10
Raster Dec 2016 #13
PatSeg Dec 2016 #44
Raster Dec 2016 #49
PatSeg Dec 2016 #59
Raster Dec 2016 #62
Raster Dec 2016 #12
Xipe Totec Dec 2016 #14
louis-t Dec 2016 #15
TeamPooka Dec 2016 #16
KittyWampus Dec 2016 #17
Turbineguy Dec 2016 #19
enid602 Dec 2016 #30
Hong Kong Cavalier Dec 2016 #20
tblue37 Dec 2016 #23
Hong Kong Cavalier Dec 2016 #26
keithbvadu2 Dec 2016 #21
Strelnikov_ Dec 2016 #32
BeyondGeography Dec 2016 #22
Bradical79 Dec 2016 #24
JudyM Dec 2016 #25
Sunlei Dec 2016 #27
Kingofalldems Dec 2016 #28
sfwriter Dec 2016 #29
yeoman6987 Dec 2016 #37
Kingofalldems Dec 2016 #38
sfwriter Dec 2016 #46
Kingofalldems Dec 2016 #47
sfwriter Dec 2016 #48
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LisaM Dec 2016 #31
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Ilsa Dec 2016 #35
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Paladin Dec 2016 #70
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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:42 PM

1. Trump originals!



maybe they will wind up being sold on ebay!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:44 PM

2. Help me understand...



...they invested their time and best efforts in supporting a candidate with and expectation that, should he win, he would recognize the effort and quid-pro-quo them into some position of power.

That's just wrong on so many levels, not the least of which is belief that Trump would remember them once he had what he wanted. They're just contractors to be stiffed.

The stupid - it runs deep in these ones.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:44 PM

39. These are the same babies

crying about pay to play...Oh irony is so striking.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:20 PM

54. Least you forget FOBs

 

at least they kept that promise

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #2)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 11:23 PM

55. Zero sympathy from me. I hope they're finally realizing their hero

is a con man, and that he doesn't care about anyone but himself, and anything but making more money. He has no loyalty, and he is not grateful to anyone because he thinks everything that happens to him is solely because of his own brilliance.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:47 PM

3. Well.....

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:52 PM

4. They aren't millionaires

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:55 PM

5. Trump made a career out of screwing people over.

They were expecting something different?

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Response to Eugene (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:00 PM

11. When someone shows you who they are, believe them!

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Response to Eugene (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 06:07 PM

71. +1

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:56 PM

6. Trump's personal slogan ...

"YOU fucked up - you trusted me."

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:16 PM

18. Truer words have rarely been spoken. nt

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Response to NanceGreggs (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:47 PM

40. So goes the gratitude of the Pig Elect

Donnie Two Tones Tic Tacs. I'm just crying me a river.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:56 PM

7. fuck them all

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:57 PM

8. i would love it if lewandowski is one of those being screwed over

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:59 PM

9. They got the Trump Treatment

And they knew beforehand how he treated other employees and contractors before they signed up. So they walked into the arrangement with their eyes wide open. They will now be charged for all the pizza and drinks they ate. Can not have free loaders now can we.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 06:59 PM

10. There is no loyalty in Trump world

He expects it, but doesn't reciprocate.

I'll bet they all had to sign confidentiality agreements, so they can't even write tell-all books.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:02 PM

13. EVERYONE who works for tRump, close to him signs...

...confidentiality agreements. tRump is notorious for his confidentiality agreements.

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Response to Raster (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:53 PM

44. Yeah

It is part of his MO, giving him license to do or say whatever he likes without consequences. What a "nasty man".

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #44)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:23 PM

49. Nasty man... that's being charitable.

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Response to Raster (Reply #49)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 09:26 AM

59. Seriously

I've run out of adjectives and none of them really hit the mark with this man.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #59)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 10:00 AM

62. I agree, no they don't...

...this is the unthinkable --the "situation" THAT NO ONE, including the tRump itself, took seriously. Now we find this is as serious as a heart attack.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:01 PM

12. I believe they are called "the expendables"

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:06 PM

14. Welcome to the Biglies nt

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:09 PM

15. News alert, you've been conned by the best.

Congratulations. Bernie Madoff wishes he were as big a con artist as drumpf.
And he doesn't need them anymore.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:10 PM

16. Trump stiffs everyone. Suckers.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:12 PM

17. If Trump had kept them on, he'd have lost. He took on Bannon and away he went.

 

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:17 PM

19. Ernst Rohm

had that problem as well.

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Response to Turbineguy (Reply #19)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:53 PM

30. ah, yes

...the night of long knives.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:17 PM

20. ...as the poison coursed through his veins, the fox looked at the scorpion on his back and asked...

"Why'd you do that? Now we're both going to drown!"

The scorpion replied, "It's my nature."

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Response to Hong Kong Cavalier (Reply #20)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:35 PM

23. Ironically, when Trump recites the lines "You knew I was a snake before you took me in" his

suckers believe he is describing his political opponents!

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #23)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:40 PM

26. Yup.

Never seen so much denail since my trip to Egypt.

Okay, I've never been to Egypt. Just looked at it on Google Earth.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:27 PM

21. The Donald is well known for non-payment.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:05 PM

32. Ka-Ching n/t

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:32 PM

22. Trump supporters respond

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:39 PM

24. For the most part, they were morons.

 

In my opinion, Trump got elected despite these idiots, not because of them. The GOP establishment laid out the groundwork over the previous decades, and then Trump was pushed over the goal line by a combination of mainstream news outlets putting ratings first, Russian hackers, and the FBI. Other than Bannon getting the white suppremicists on board, and his people with Russian connections, I can't think of anything his team actually did to help him win.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:40 PM

25. Good - let em fight it out.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:44 PM

27. Priebus and Pence do the transition work. If you haven't been called by now, you won't be included.

Go ask Kellyanne for a job, you can be on the Republicans new tweet team.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:44 PM

28. Trump: You are losers. I don't like losers!

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:52 PM

29. ha!

 

“None of us are exactly Cabinet-level,” said one staffer who is among those pining for a job, but so far hasn’t been given any promises. “Most of us just want to do a good job and help the country, but apparently we don't play the game very well.”


Ha ha ha ha ha bwaaa haaa haa ha ha..... hee...

Schadenfreude, sweet sweet Schadenfreude.

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #29)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:25 PM

37. Good grief trump has to hire over 4,000 people in positions

 

I doubt they will be left out.

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:42 PM

38. Another pro Trump post.

You seem to get upset when he is criticized here. This is a Democratic site. We are not Trump supporters.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #38)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:58 PM

46. Who was that. Aimed at?

 

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Response to sfwriter (Reply #46)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:00 PM

47. Not you sir. Look on the top right corner of my post.

The post is directly above mine.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #47)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:09 PM

48. Sorry, my phone is rendering it strangely.

 

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Response to yeoman6987 (Reply #37)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:56 PM

45. You are right.

 

Jackson turned over nearly the entire government. It used to be more common. It's not so common now, but I'm unsure just how much of that is tradition and how much is law. If tradition is all that stands between us and spoils based governance, then we are essentially screwed.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 07:58 PM

31. Pardon me if I don't weep.

I honestly don't see how anyone could have been swindled by him.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:06 PM

33. Trump originals say they're getting frozen out

I do not feel sorry for them.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:11 PM

34. Surprise, surprise, surprise!

Imagine that, Trump used them to gain an advantage and at the first opportunity to reward them he screwed them instead. Isn't that just too precious?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:12 PM

35. Boo-fucking-hoo.

Serves them right for not seeing him for who he is: a lying, cheating, bigotted psychopath.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 09:38 AM

60. You beat me to it. Thanks. (nt)

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Response to Paladin (Reply #60)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 04:36 PM

67. I didn't cuss this much during Shrub's administration.

But every day there is a new offensive nomination to DT's cabinet:
1. Anti-drug safety
2. Anti-food safety
3. War mongerers
4. Anti-climate change
5. Anti-environment
6. Anti-national parks,
7. Anti-equality,
Etc ad nauseum.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #67)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:05 PM

68. Trump makes Dubya look like Churchill, by comparison.

It's really that bad, in my opinion.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #68)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:44 PM

69. It seemed like at the beginning,

the worst thing W did was bring in Darth Cheney to run things for him, like Pence will do for Trump.

I wonder how much federal land trump wants to buy? And I bet he gets a good deal on it, too.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #69)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 05:54 PM

70. The U.S. Treasury gets a staggering amount of money from those federal lands.

In the form of oil and gas royalties and grazing fees, out West. I'm sure Trump wants to make common cause with those Bundy goons and privatize the ownership of such lands, reaping huge benefits. And if a cherished national park gets in the way...tough shit. In my worst nightmares, I never dreamed it could get this bad, this quick.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:23 PM

36. Pssst...credulous dump adherents

Your candidate was conning you as well as his moronic voters. Now that he "won", his true colors come out--he's a fascist and plutocrat who mouthed populism to get into power. Let the screwing commence! Just too bad that it will hurt the commendables (= opposite of his deplorables) who saw through his shit.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 08:58 PM

41. Nobody he's appointed so far is "cabinet level."

So they have that going for them.

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Response to MustBeTheBooz (Reply #41)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:24 PM

43. Yes.

Thanks for the laugh.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 09:15 PM

42. Chris Christie? ? ... crickets ... . nt

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:32 PM

50. Oh toooo bad!! When are trumpsters going to figure out dump,is only for dump

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:36 PM

51. Can somebody just get them all together in a room and

give 'em some PCP and a case full of guns?

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:48 PM

52. Cry me a river.

That is all.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Thu Dec 8, 2016, 10:55 PM

53. They want jobs in the new administration?

They'll be lucky if they get paid for the work they've done so far.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:11 AM

56. Trump originals say they're getting frozen out.



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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 08:54 AM

57. Fuck 'em. They helped this asshole, and now he's shitting on them . . .

. . . just like he's shitting on this country.

Enablers getting what they deserve.

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Response to hatrack (Reply #57)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 09:01 AM

58. " " " n/t

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 09:40 AM

61. This could be a semi-good thing....

....He's not putting the neo-Nazis in, maybe just the Klansmen.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 11:19 AM

63. Cry me a river.

That's what you get when you support a double-crossing con man for president.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 12:36 PM

64. The more people el putin hitler of the orange shade

 

pisses off the better. These are the people with inside info, and who will hold grudges. This are the people that can turn and betray him and bring him down. This is actually making me smile.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 02:51 PM

65. Some people never think that the person screwing over other people won't screw over them

This never ceases to amaze me.

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Response to TubbersUK (Original post)

Fri Dec 9, 2016, 03:49 PM

66. they are whining like a baby. tough luck for you. hahahahahahahahahaha

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