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Mattis Withdraws Horrible Nominee for Top Defense Position

Conservatives blanched when Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced he was nominating former Obama administration diplomat Anne Patterson to be his undersecretary for policy. Patterson was President Obama’s ambassador to Egypt from 2011 to 2013, at a time when the administration was expressing support for the Muslim Brotherhood-tied regime that was later overthrown.

Whether or not she was a true believer in Obama’s misguided approach to Middle Eastern affairs, Patterson was the public face of the administration’s outreach to Islamist groups like the Brotherhood. She remains a figure of derision in Egypt to this day, where many supporters of the current president view her with the same level of animosity they have for the overthrown government she backed.

Republicans such as Sen. Ted Cruz and Sen. Tom Cotton urged Mattis to reconsider his selection, warning that Patterson represented everything wrong with Obama’s tolerance for – if not active encouragement of – Islamist governments and organizations.

Seeing a potential showdown within the Republican Party when Patterson’s confirmation hearings begin, the Trump administration told Mattis they would not fight particularly hard for his nominee. Especially since, in many ways, Patterson stands for everything President Trump has opposed since he started his campaign.

Mattis apparently got the message, withdrawing his selection on Wednesday.

We’re happy to see Patterson won’t have a place in Trump’s Pentagon, but this once again shows there’s an ideological rift between the president and his Defense secretary. How wide that rift is we don’t know, but Mattis was reportedly the one who lobbied against including Iraq on the travel ban list as well. That argument may have had less to do with ideology than practical military concerns, but it certainly shows you that Mattis isn’t afraid to stand his ground.

That’s not a bad thing…if that’s all it is. But if Mattis differs from Trump on key matters such as how to best fight Islamic terrorism, we can’t see how the president will be able to turn completely away from his predecessors mistakes. Trump was elected because he was one of the only Republican candidates willing to say, flat out, how dangerous and destructive Obama’s coddling of radical Islam had been for the country. His voters expect him to follow through with a foreign policy platform that corrects Obama’s errors.

Hiring Obama’s diplomats isn’t going to get that done.

 


  • Ed Shick

    If they worked for Obama , Trump does not need Them ! America should stop using Muslims when We have some good Americans ! Obama is still getting paid by George Soros to hurt America , Hillary is not going to stop ether !

    • TheEPClark

      “ALL” of Obama’s former employees are SUSPECT !!!!! There are PLENTY of PATRIOTIC and LOYAL AMERICANS to fill the slots required !!!! DO IT !!!!

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    • Richard Manley

      They’ll stop when we put the noose around their necks !

      • sluggo

        Yeah, but wait until they stop twitching…then leave ’em hanging another 24 hours to be sure! lol

        • Askjrsk

          Absolutely

        • ted j

          why only 24 hours???? wait until the birds pick their bones clean!!!

          • John Somers

            NAH, the smell would make you sick.

      • Askjrsk

        Hang free!!!

    • Barbara Wells

      Totally agree!!!

    • Walter Flatt

      BANN OBAMA, SOROS AND HILLIARY FROM THIS COUNTRY.

      PUBLIC LAW 414, PAGE 2, SECTION 212, WAS PASSED IN 1952 THAT BANS ALL MUSLIMS AND ANY OTHER GROUP TRYING TO DESTROY AMERICA, FROM THIS COUNTRY, SO, ENFORCE THAT LAW.

      PASS A LAW BARRING ALL JUDGES OR ATTORNEYS FROM INTERFERING WITH ANYTHING PERTAINING TO WHAT THE PRESIDENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO ORDER.

  • Joe Pewter

    anything connected to obama is worthless

    • TheEPClark

      Senator John McCain recently suggested that RAND PAUL was literally “WORKING FOR VLADIMIR PUTIN ” !!!!
      I Trust the same charges, that JOHN McCAIN was working for HO CHI MINH during his captivity as a POW, when he was quite open and cooperative with his captors, according to other POW sources.
      The “SONGBIRD” doth make statements of TREASON, when TREASON be his own millstone around his own neck !!!!!! Throw in the TRAITOR, JOHN KERRY to complete the triad of accused “curs ” and we have an ugly display of what some of what our ELECTED OFFICIALS are made of !!!!!
      Are not PATRIOTISM and LOYALTY part of a “Vetting Process” encouraged by our Governmental Security Agencies before allowing these CHARLATANS, “KEYS” to our most secretive vaults of NATIONAL SECURITY ?????
      President TRUMP surely has plate full of REPUBLICAN losers, but the DEMOCRATS are beyond redemption and show complete and utter loyalty to every enemy our Nation has on Planet Earth !!!!

      • curmudgeon VN Veteran

        McCain is the poster child for term limits and is a total waste of skin!

        • Askjrsk

          And unstable mentally ill lawmakers

          • sunandfun

            Remember one thing, we allowed these SCUMBAGS to get into office and ruin our country. BEYYER WAKE UP AMERICA!

          • Askjrsk

            Illegal voting. Voter fraud help them immensely

        • Robert

          That’s what happens when you take Geo. Soros money.

      • Conservative

        John McCain is a bitter ‘has been’. I once respected him and actually voted for him but now…….he is over the Hill along with Pelosi and all the other old-timers who have grown so egotistical that they have the audacity to dictate how each and every one of us live their lives, how we speak, etc., etc.
        The old timers who have outlived their usefulness consider ‘we the people’ are their subjects, inferior to live our lives as free citizens and are coerced by law to live in accordance with their ‘superior’ laws because (we do not have the sense on how to live in freedom). I’m so sick of these decrepit hold-ons who have used and abused us for years because they feel so superior to the average U.S. citizen who does nothing but pay taxes for their OWN priorities – most often to benefit their millionaire donors who always have something to gain by their support and donations.

        • Munge

          It’s all because of the idiots who keep voting them back in so to prevent these assholes from becoming career politicians we need to get term limits imposed but when it comes to Mc Connell he says we have term limits it’s called elections so it’s plain that that rino definitely doesn’t want term limits cause then he’d lose his Cash cow.

          • Richard Manley

            Fact !

          • dude

            right I don’t see how anybody could vote for a traitor to this country and the military he was serving …he’s a traitor plain and simple he rated everybody out for his own gain… coward is what he was and never a hero

          • Uzoozy

            The guy who dodged the draft 4 times and now CIC what loyal people.
            He should Never wear any uniform, he does not deserve it.
            unpatriotic at best

          • sluggo

            WORD, Dawg!…lol

          • Munge

            Thank you brother.

          • John Somers

            You will NEVER see the day where ANYONE in Congress will WILLINGLY give up their power.
            THAT is why we NEED an Article V Convention of States that way WE the PEOPLE set the term limits and Congress does not have a word to say about it.

          • Munge

            That would work great but if enough people in Congress would go for term limits then we wouldn’t have to go that route which could take longer but good old Mc Connell says he won’t bring it up for a vote because he says we already have term limits they’re called elections so when he comes up for reelection he needs to be voted out then all those who do believe in terms limits can get that voted in.

        • libertybells2

          My feelings 10000%.

        • Bella Gray

          Well said!

        • kbmiller

          It’s not just the old timers. The Socialists/Communists have been brainwashing our children for decades. Now, even the 20 somethings, with no work or life experience, believe their leftist opinions are valid. Watching some of these protests where these spoiled crybabies whine is disgusting.

        • Herb Branch

          I believe that the current problem with Senator McCain is that he HAS been in Washington for so long that he has gradually become comfortable with, and a part of, the “Washington Establishment.” As such, he defers to Establishment concerns and desires MORE THAN to constituent and national GOP concerns and desires.

          Also, there is the nearly universal human tendancy evident here — a very long stay in the District tends to separate you both physically and socially and emotiomally from your personal home state involvement.

          That is why no less a person than James Madison argued persuasively in Federalist Paper No.37, this view:
          “The genius of Republican Liberty seems to demand on the one side, not only that all power should be derived from the people [i.e., We the People]; but that those entrusted with it [the power] should be kept in ddpendence on the people, by a short duration of their appointments; and, that even during this short period, the trust should be placed not in a few, but in a number of [many] hands.”
          — James Madison, in Federalist Paper No.37 (which he published in Philadelphia during the debates of the Constitutional Convention, itself). The 85 Federalist Papers explain the concerns and issues of the Founders on every matter considered to be relevent to the future of American governmental structure and function. And those documents should be the Starting Point for understanding of the intent of any part or section of that Constitution — and NOT how the meaning of words have changed since 1787 and are understood today!

          [From Herb: Why do as Madison requested? To severely limit ambitious men from being able to acquire and accumulate power over an extended period of time! Why? Because, men of accomplishment are ever tempted by the siren song of gaining potential for power and dominion over others. That is universally a historic human weakness, which tempts most men who achieve some form of societal greatness! Madison knew that! And it is naive to pretend such temptations do not take place, no matter how well hidden. So, We the People must disallow that possibility by the way we make the government structured to function. Our Founders did so. But Statists like Woodrow Wilson and Franklin Roosevelt rearranged that to make power accumulation possible.]

          • Barbara Wells

            I hope more people read this–so true!!!

        • Uzoozy

          First in line is the GOP Majority he should have been retired a decade ago, scum of the world.

        • Uzoozy

          DT will start another war soon, with his attitude and ignorance life will change.
          We actually are at the edge of disaster.
          Good luck

      • Munge

        Got that right friend.

      • george briar

        Johnny “fake hero” McCain is losing his mind and voices in his head have been telling him the Viet Cong are trying to capture him again or so he says. So anything that comes out of this loon bags mouth can be regarded as just made up stuff or fantasy in his lost mind.

        • David in MA

          With all the terrible things we keep hearing that McCain went through while at the Hanoi Hilton, how come we never hear he has flashbacks?

          • Mustafa Curtess

            I think g. briar just did. (But McCain just may be saying that to get some more miles out of his worn-out old “hero” status. I’ve known he is a fraud from the first time I heard him speak.)

          • Uzoozy

            Alternative news, no proof like the twitter user in the Black House.

        • Uzoozy

          McCain a great honorable war hero.

          • retreaded

            McCain was badly beaten at the time of his capture but he rolled over to the communist side just as soon as he arrived in the Hanoi Hilton. He was never beaten or mistreated while in the prison. There are two, large, stone monuments in Hanoi honoring Americans that helped the communists. The honorees are Jane Fonda and John McCain. You need to move to Iran where you would fit right in.

          • Uzoozy

            You are so pathetic , McCain in his senior years need to be respected and honored.
            You are simply using DT ‘s words .
            Very un-American attitude

          • dude

            know one should respect a traitor and McCain is that and you still can’t trust him even today and you only honor and respect people who earn it…he doesn’t and didn’t

          • John Somers

            The reason he was so open with the V.C. is that daddy was a U.S.Navy ADMIRAL !! He knew enough and he knew daddy would get him released. I do believe there is a plane leaning for Afganistan shortly, BE ON IT IDIOT !!!!!!!!!

          • Robert

            None of those who served with him seem to think so.

        • Askjrsk

          His eyes show he’s spaced

          • Uzoozy

            You mean DT

      • Bella Gray

        John McCain has slipped over the edge. It is so easy to see that he should have stayed in AZ. I seriously think he is slipping into Alzheimer’s, and people aren’t looking for it, so are missing what is really going on. He is definitely working against America.

      • Herb Branch

        Senator McCain’s remarks about Senator Rand Paul are absurd. And he should know better. The Kentucky Junior Senator understands more about medicine than Sen. McCain will ever know. Rand Paul ran for the US Senate in Kentucky just because ObamaCare came into existance! I see Senator McCain as having become a part of the DC Establishment, which is to say that he is now an integral part of the problem We the People have with the DC “Foggy Bottom” Swamp.

        And, as others have said elsewhere here, there does need to be Term Limits on all our senators and representatives. I think that perhaps 12 years for both (or 3 terms max for Senators), with a mandatory absense for at least 4 years before seeking to return to Congress in any manner or form. But, we have to have a mechanism for breaking up the ability of any one person to accumulate power.

        The ability for ambitious personalities to appease their own appetites for power in DC must become blunted and severely limited. The Congress Must be primarily about the Peoples’s business and our proper governance. NOT about the personal power agendas of the politicians themselves. Otherwise, the causes and means to become corrupt will always be the chief results and effects of every vote and every law advanced for consideration.

      • DaveyJ

        McCain is easily one of our worst governmental employees. Even as a POW is was questionable! Too bad he is getting elected anywhere. Sarah Palin was a better candidate than McCain!

      • Askjrsk

        You are so right on

      • sunandfun

        I see more information like what you have about John McCain that a lot of people don’t know about therefore they won’t believe it. A lot of former POW’s with McCain have said what you said but don’t want to go in the news. We have a lot of paid politicians from the great Soros trying to RUIN the GREATEST country in the world. PROOF that scum will do ANYTHING for money even though the are ruining our country. The Americans that put Trump in office better wake up and watch what is going on to PREVENT these SCUM from accomplishing their goal of killing our country.
        “PLEASE” !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Joe Pewter

        Hello EPCLARK..McCain is definately confused //senile now..when McCain was a POW ..most likely was treated/ given better food than other POW’S/enlisted/drafted/non-officers for sure ..being a US Senators son..
        McCain a traitor back in Viet Nam days??? dont know?I was in the U.S Army 74thru 77..was in a training POW compound for 60 days..they didnt beat us.. but deprived us of food and water..made us move rocks all day from one pile to another..made us sleep on the ground..pouncho underneath..big guy/little guy for warmth about 35degrees out..I shouldnt make fun of the guy a (corporal) behind me though….he was a married guy with a wife an children..like 240 lb linebacker..one night he put his arm on my shoulder..started whympering about his wife an kids..he was asleep..I pushed his arm away..saying what are u doing dude?me being about 175# at the time..really didnt want to laughingly embarrass dude..never did humiliate him back at post at our 155 howitzer battalion,,could have easily..dude couldnt kick my ass..McCain is a dis- loyal to America fool now days…do agree

      • Bella Gray

        McCain is taking money from Soros. The GOP recipients of the Soros Fund Management are:
        House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI)
        Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ)
        Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL)
        Gov. John Kasich, (R-OH)
        Sen Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
        Rep Carlos Curbelo (R-FL)

        Figures for the current election cycle are based on data released on January 09, 2017, by the Federal Election Commission.

        http://usapoliticsnow.com/urgent-new-report-exposes-6-top-republicans-george-soros-payroll-guess-whos-paid-stop-trump/

    • sluggo

      Even worse…they’re like nuclear waste…dangerous to be around!

    • Uzoozy

      Obama was the best President America ever had.

      • Robert

        Your kidding right?

      • kathleen sampat

        Uzoozy, How much did you get on food stamps from Obama? Did you also get a free phone from him? No wonder he is your “best President.”

    • Askjrsk

      Actually less than worthless.

  • Mark Goldberg

    Speaking of bad appointments, why is Sahar Nowrouzzadeh still in the State Department at all, much less being in charge of Iran policy planning? This is the guy who pushed the Iran deal with and for Obama. From R Spencer at Jihadwatch:
    “Nowrouzzadeh is a former employee of the National Iranian-American Council (NIAC). NIAC (of which Leftist establishment media darling Reza Aslan and Leftist “academic” Juan Cole are Board members) has been established in court as a lobbying group for the Islamic Republic of Iran. Said Michael Rubin: “Jamal Abdi, NIAC’s policy director, now appears to push aside any pretense that NIAC is something other than Iran’s lobby. Speaking at the forthcoming ‘Expose AIPAC’ conference, Abdi is featured on the ‘Training: Constituent Lobbying for Iran’ panel. Oops.” Iranian freedom activist Hassan Daioleslam “documented over a two-year period that NIAC is a front group lobbying on behalf of the Iranian regime.” NIAC had to pay him nearly $200,000 in legal fees after they sued him for defamation over his accusation that they were a front group for the mullahs, and lost”

  • Vinnie S.

    America and Americans First !! All of Obama’s Worthless Infiltrators and Sympathizers should be removed from positions of influence and /or power immediately or ASAP if the present administration is to move forward without restraints.
    It’s bad enough that there are Bleeding Heart , liberal left judges who don’t care about America , trying to impede the advancement of Americans and the plan to make America Great Again !!

  • Dick

    Based upon his nomination for a second in command, I would remove Mr. Mattis from his position also. President Trump is having enough problems with the democrats, Obama, Hillary, Pelosi, Paul Rino Ryan, McCain and the rest of the Rino’s without having one of his so-called friends. Replace Mattis with a loyal American.

    • Gerry Costa

      You might be right — I can’t even imagine why Mattis would consider one of obozo’s worthless minions.

      • Lyndau123

        Could it have something to do with PC to appease the Obamites to show impartiality -when partiality Is CALLED for after the Obama Regime of nation destroyers? Wrong call, Mattis. To HELL with PC -do the job and get the RIGHT people in there in the first place. We’ve had enough of Obamas crooks and totally Anti-Americans for a lifetime!

    • Munge

      He is a loyal and decorated general and he isn’t looking at politics he was looking to do his job the best possible way he could. I don’t want obozo holdovers any more than all President Trump supports but even once and a while you have to put aside politics and go for a person not a party. General Mattis while being a great leader is still human and ALL humans make mistakes anyone who says they don’t is lying thru their teeth.

      • sluggo

        NO!…after eight nightmarish years of deliberate destruction by the muslim dictator wanna be, Republican can NEVER buy that bull-shite line of “go for the person not the party”…that is simply NOT an option in modern politics now.

        Party, party, party!…THEN person….there’s plenty of loyal patriots to fill those positions.

        • Munge

          Yes those 8 years were a nightmare that obozo is trying to keep up but there’s no way to say everyone of his workers is bad that’s like saying all Christians are bad because one priest molested a kid. I hate to make that kind of comparison but it’s true.

          • Lyndau123

            She’s had a HISTORY of BAD for America! What MORE evidence do you need than the NIGHTMARE of the Iran Nuclear “deal” that she was a player in?

          • Munge

            I agree with you totally and am all for that hag going to prison. I never supported her and would only support her going to prison and no other way whatsoever.

          • sluggo

            I’m sorry, but I have to disagree with you, again. The Clintons changed American politics forever when they came to Washington D.C. back in 1992.
            With George Stephanopoulus, James Carville, and Paul Begala instituting the anti American Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” campaign strategy through their infamous “War Room command center”.
            They admitted to deliberately lying, even joked about it, to put Bush senior on the defensive constantly, and it works…with so many of the “low information” type people in this country…then, in 1996, they did the same thing again…why?…because it works!…but, only with a totally dishonest, fully compliant, lying liberal democrat mass media, who willingly lie, spin, and cover up for them.
            The days of political civility, of disagreeing with an opponent’s ideology, but NOT attacking them personally with lies, quotes from “anonymous sources”, or deliberately presenting known, untrue “documents”…such as Dan Rather did against G.W. Bush, or even the totally discredited “Russian Dossier” presented to the FBI by, drum roll…..RINO John McCain, to hurt Trump…to discredit them and even destroy their lives… as it used to be, are long…long…gone.
            Now, given the totally visible lies, and scurrilous behavior of the liberal democrats, where, as Harry Reid confirmed when asked about apologizing for his deliberate lie about Romney’s taxes back in 2012, replied…”Romney didn’t win, did he?”…the INTENTION is to “win at all costs”, then…maybe…apologize later.
            That’s also why they constantly have voter fraud, and it is proven after each election…and they fight so hard to stop “voter ID” from becoming a true requirement.
            So, when given the difference between the two political parties these say, the choice is very clear…you may not like some supposedly “private” remarks about women that Trump made ten years ago, or something equally irrelevant, but to try and make the moral equivalency of some “private” non politically correct, sexual remarks by Trump, with the deliberately destructive, anti American, anti Christian, anti Caucasian, anti capitalism, pro socialist/communist, pro homosexual agenda of obama, and Hillary Clinton, is about as dishonest, and culturally damaging as can possibly be.
            There is NO “middle ground” these days…

            And, in my opinion, even those who claim they are “independent” are, in reality, just liberal cowards who KNOW that the policies and agenda of the lying liberal democrat party is destroying America, but they are just too cowardly to PUBLICLY fight against them.
            So, the “bottom line” is, if you can’t even make THAT distinction between a group of people that literally “boo” God, who are so full of anger and hatred toward America, our Founding Fathers, our sacred founding documents, our morals, customs, and traditions, that you can’t easily “pick a side”…because, in reality there are ONLY TWO sides to choose from!…then you are NOT someone who can be trusted to “do the right thing” FOR America when the crucial votes and court decisions are being made…just look at “conservative” Chief Justice John Roberts and his deliberate help to the obama-care attorneys WHILE the case was being decided!
            Party first…THEN close scrutiny of the individual.

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  • PEGGY CUNNINGHAM

    Feds said no hacking by obummer did they check on Loretta Linch

    • jobird

      No I think not,no check.Ask Comey,I believe he has the answers but most likely would need to be water -boarded to
      get the truth.We know that won’t happen.

      • sluggo

        I agree, jobird…what’s up with Comey anyway…he says Crooked Hillary did plenty wrong…”but there was no intent”?…what the hell does that mean…or matter?

        If a bank robber steals money from a bank to give to charity…does he NOT get prosecuted?

      • Robert

        He should be removed from the FBI, he has a hard time understanding that he works for the AMERICAN CITIZENS not POLITICIANS

    • Richard Manley

      I’m sure they will. We all got to see how President Trump was being so respectful to outgoing Obozo. (Sickening to most of us)
      what if the President is hanging onto this wiretap thing to start going after that prick. Like the DEM’s do, (keep repeating a lie long enough they’ll believe it) it didn’t work on us, then again the liberal left isn’t as smart as us !

    • David in MA

      OR, Valerie Jarrett, her name seems to be missing a lot in the conversations of today.

    • Robert

      I doubt it, the establishment loves her. Progressive Democrats and RINOS.

  • Conservative

    What in hades is going on? I just don’t get it! Mattis is a good man, Trump is a good man. I just hope they can work together to get the U.S. on this terrible slide in every area. We really need to know who among us want to restore the U.S. to it’s greatness. The Left Socialist/Democrats are bitter and hateful….they depended on Hillary to remain comfortable ‘in the swamp’ and enrich themselves by deluding the weak and dependent so we must know who is ‘for us and who is against us’. It’s still too early for me to make a judgement but for myself and all Conservatives it is imperative that we stay aware!

  • sluggo

    How do you get a name like “Mad Dog” if you’re THAT bad at seeing RED FLAGS right in front of you?

    Nothing…nothing…nothing…nothing…NOTHING that is connected to the lying, racist, liberal/communist muslim obama should be allowed in the Trump administration…NOTHING!

    …and that goes for those ridiculous, Saddam Hussein looking golden drapes, too!..lol

    • libertybells2

      Exactly! My concern also…is he so ‘mad’ that he can’t see that you don’t deal one iota with those who were friends with the opposing factions. Anyone linked with Obama is suspect of evil.

    • Justified

      sluggo – – – – I thought I was the only one that despised those Obamy drapes !! They should be used in a practice
      fire drill out side of the WH with MSM coverage. Very observant on your part.

      • sluggo

        Thanks, “Justified”….it’s the “Raylan” in me….lol

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  • Charles Baldwin

    I don’t get this. Mattis is a dolt and wierdo. He’s creepy; Three rules of human life: never give a woman a man’s job (we’re toast); beware unmarried men (almost always queer); don’t trust childless and unmarried women. I think he was a terrible pick for Defense Secretary, as are most generals. Despite that there are better generals than he was. Mattis is an Obamist left wing “monk”.

    • David in MA

      Maybe Trump should consider some retired line officers.

      • Charles Baldwin

        Over twenty years in the military in two services, and two wars I can confirm the universal truth: the essential personality trait of the very successful is meanness. This especially applies to Generals/Admirals. While most officers put themselves out to do their duty and complete the mission, and display leadership, those who become generals spend their careers massaging and managing their careers. Mattis rose in the Clinton/Bush43/Obama affirmative action/ women/queers in combat political military as its fighting capacity was emasculated, even while we are fighting essentially permanent wars (probably why we have permanent war – no victory). I would beware anything this guy suggests. Interestingly mid level officer combat vets (eg Tom Cotton, Joanie Ernst, Duncan Hunter) and brigade level combat vet line officers (eg John McCain) make far better politicians, leaders and policy makers. Putting generals in secretary positions just continues their dysfunctional generalship. Generals never do anything on their own – most have no intellectual capacity for it -coordinate strategy and tactics and leadership from the real military leaders. Mattis is most comfortable surrounded by Obama social engineers planning estrogen therapy for queers and “trans-genders” to grow boobs, promoting minorities to sergeant majors of the services and generalships for dingbat female and minority military academy grads (which, oddly, he is not).

    • sluggo

      Holy cow!…I can’t believe you said that!…But I’m glad you did, ’cause I totally agree! lol

  • Gerry Costa

    WTF !!!!!!!! Why would Mattis even consider one of obozo’s puppet minions ???? President Trump needs to have a talk with Mattis.

    • Richard Manley

      I think he already did , the very reason for the change of heart !

    • sluggo

      Yep…in the wood shed! lol

  • Miz M

    In some instances, it seems that another quality rather than loyalty to the US is the criterion for appointing people to government posts. Often exists a revolving door of people who work for various presidents, regardless of past history, and their hiring is based on recommendations from “friends” or the ignorance of the new president’s appointments secretary. Such a rush exists to fill positions when a new president is elected that all candidates seem to not be thoroughly vetted. Particularly for Trump, who seems to have been elected, in part at least, on a negative reaction to Obama, he should be very thorough and thoughtful in appointing/hiring people and stay away from those who previously worked for Obama. People voted for a clean slate of government workers, starting at the top with Trump!

  • george briar

    If they worked for Obama stay away from them as Obama is up to no good as he lurks in the shadows jealous of the great job Trump is doing and hiring one of his idiots just gives him an in to the inside. Obama must be arrested eventually and thrown in prison along with his traitor financier Sorros. Obama was and always will be dirty and anti American he is part of the Muslim brotherhood.

    • chief1937

      Trump was elected to correct Obama’s mistakes why in the world would you appoint one of his stoles to the Trump administration? Makes no sense.

  • jobird

    Maybe Mattis was a bad choice for Sec.of Def. It is common sense to remove all Obama people from President Trump’s admin.
    It is taking to long to get all this positions filled and to get the “wheels turning.” Out with the Old in with the New.

    • David in MA

      Dump the chitheads at the top of these departments and advance some of the lower positions upward, even if only temporarily.

  • libertybells2

    Mattis is making me nervous. If he can’t see the negative reasons on Patterson…yikes! only common sense would have warned him to stay away from ANY Obama connections.

    • sluggo

      Yep…THAT’S what worries me too, liberty…

  • l2a3

    Mattis needs to go also, He may have been a “good” General but he is totally ignorant of Islam and its goals. He is acting like one of the last Presidents PC political shoe ins.

  • Richard Manley

    Very glad to hear this news.

  • ConsultantInAction

    Perhaps, President Trump ask for someone that is beyond the influence of the Obama Years of Influence . … .

    So far, I believe the Presidents ability to Clean House, is suffering from the so called, “Deep State Saboteurs” that were and are in place following the Transition . … . If you all recall; HRC was talking about the Color of the Drapes she was going to have installed in the Oval Office . … ? Now, she’s having to eat all of the material she purchased in advance of her stunning Defeat . … .

    Conservatives need to keep in mind; We Won, President Trump, in spite of his; Never having been been in Politics . … .
    All of the reasons we the People elected Donald J. Trump, is because we the People are not only Tired of the Status Quo, we find it Despicable and Disgusting as well . … .

    Now, Republicans have the Majority, they need to take full advantage of it . … . While the Democrats had the Majorities, they were insolent, condescending and outright rude to their colleagues . … . However, now they’re the Minority Party, we hear them Whine, calling Foul time after time again . … . When in fact; Pay Backs are a B_ _ _ _; Get Over It . … .

    With the likes of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, there can be no resolve in either the House or Senate . … . Pelosi, she’s a Nut Case, she talks in Riddles, hoping something she throws out, sticks; like Mud on the Proverbial Wall . … . Schumer; he’s acting as if he’s forgotten what the American People were trying to tell him, when they Elected Republicans to, not only the Congressional Majority, but the Executive Branch as well . … .

    Chuck and Nancy, had better be planning their Retirements, for that’s just off the Horizon . … . Obstructionist have always been those that were too Radical to Reason at the hands of Defeat . … .

    • sluggo

      True again, Consultant…but, Trump needn’t have been in politic to get a list of EVERYBODY that served the muslim obama…in ANY way…and immediately say…
      YOU”RE FIRED!”

  • randy jackson

    Withdraw—-BS—-drain the swamp.
    If Patterson is tied to and has allegiance with Ovomit—-fire her!

  • Chuck

    When Mattis was nominated I noted that one does not put jarheads in charge of anything. They are the best, and I admire them greatly, for breaking things and killing people. They are the worst at making policy decisions. He is undoubtedly the second Patton. He is undoubtedly no judge of people or he would never have nominated this muslime loving Bathhouse Barry hack as his second. I predict he and President Trump will be at odds even more and he will not finish his appointment as SecDef.

    • sluggo

      Well, Chuck…as retired Air Force, I have to agree with you…love the Marines, but…

  • David in MA

    Gen. Mattis have higher intentions?

  • ConsultantInAction

    President Trump, needs to continue to move forward with his Agenda, Our Agenda, the Middle Class and those that haven’t had a say for Decades . … . What we as Americans need to remember and to ask; How did America, determine it was destined to be a Multicultural Society . … ? We never asked for that; it was the New World Order of those that preceded President Trump . … . Ever since Ronald Reagan, those that followed him; including Bush 1, were big supporters of New World Order as was Clinton, G.W. Bush and Obama . … . Now, a Breath of Fresh Air, an America President, that’s Proud to be White, Christian and more importantly, Proud to be an American . … .

    To think; the Model followed for so many years; was to Apologize for being an American; No More, Proud is where we need to be . … . We’ve watched as our Military was systematically dismantled, disgraced and insulted, not by our Enemies, but by our leaders . … . Most Recently with Senator McCain’s calling the Raid, where Seal Team “6” Chief Petty Officer Ryan was Killed in Action; A Failure . … ? For he more so than the others, should realize, this man; He Gave His Life, in support of his Mission and his Country; We sent him into Harms Way and for McCain to criticize his Missions Success; with out the Knowledge, his statement based on Pure Conjecture is Disgraceful and he should’ve known better . … .

    America, might be on a Collision Course with China, North Korea, but now better than to wait . … . We should have had the much needed conversations with China, a long time ago . … . They are the Key to stopping North Korea, we can, but the price will be a costly one . … . America’s never been one to waiver, but we also need to handle the Leftist in this country with an understanding, Middle America’s Fed Up with the Left . … .

    • sluggo

      Well, “consultant…”…I think you may be being a little too rough on John McCain….naw, you’r eright…let’s shoot him! lol

      As far as China and N. Korea, it was the “Mad Horn Dog of Hope, Arkansas”, Bill Clinton that gave China the top of the line Cray computers that helped out their missile guidance systems and got them where their at now…AND…we all know that it was Slick Willie…again…that gave North Korea everything they needed to develop their nuclear missiles, even though they “promised” that they would only use the equipment for peaceful electrical production, and Clinton…just like the America hating muslim obama with Iran, didn’t even get no notice inspection rights to monitor what was going on.

      China…North Korea…9/11…Bill Clinton is directly responsible for all of the trouble of these three things…and yet some people still claim “Clinton was good president.”

  • Bella Gray

    Anyone who even had a brushing up acquaintance to Obama needs shown the door! All that the traitor Obama touched needs wiped out of existence!

    • sluggo

      Mmmmm….I like the way you think, Bella! lol

      • Bella Gray

        ? if you knew everything Obama has done against us, it it mind-boggling. He was and is betraying us.

        • sluggo

          Yes, I totally agree…and I know a lot more about obama than most.

          It’s almost incomprehensible to think that someone like obama, and the democrat party who backed him, could possibly get this man through the requirements needed to run for president. His background, associates, ideology, anti American writings, etc, wasn’t even that well concealed.
          The only possibility is bribed politicians and their lackey bureaucrats they appointed…even high level judges, to include the supreme court judges..and, of course the lying liberal democrat scum that infests the modern, totally dishonest and corrupt, liberal mass media…to include Hollywood.
          obama would have been very…very…easy to discredit…but someone needed to WANT to discredit him…and it sure wasn’t John McCain, Mitt Romney…or the lying, liberal mass media.
          ——————————————–

          • Bella Gray

            The Communist Democrat Globalists always knew Obama was a changeling. The Republicans allowed the Communist Democrat Globalists to “vet” him. One of the achilles’ heel for Conservatives is they think people are going to be honest, and there isn’t an honest bone is the entire Communist Democrat Globalists Party.

  • junkmailbin

    the way you fight islimic terrorism is to kill them

    • sluggo

      That’s true, junkmailbin…I would suggest PRESIDENT Donald Trump watch an old sci-fi movie called “Starship Troopers”…

      Earth gets attacked by a race of murdering insects (see the similarities?)…you can’t negotiate with them, you can’t even talk to them…you simply MUST kill them all!

      I’d call it “America’s Starship Troopers Doctrine”…mess with the best, die like the rest! lol

      MAGA!

  • Arbie Viau

    What the hell, Mattis, get a grip! One of Obama’s people is not smart!

  • Maria castro

    Anyone that has liberal tendencies and much less worked for Obama should be a NO NO for Trump’s administration. And, if he doesn’t do it, he will be finished.

  • Rudy Bartholomew

    If they ever worked or backed Obama they need to GO!!!

  • GuardianFlame

    DO NOT KEEP ANYONE WHO PREVIOUSLY WORKED FOR BARACK! NO ONE!

    Their loyalties will not be to your Conservative Administration, but to the Liberal party. USE YOUR BUSINESS SENSE PRESIDENT TRUMP! Supervise your Administration closely and NEVER let any barack crony remain to sabbotage your actions! Just like a competitor, they’ll willfully destroy what you build!

  • ConsultantInAction

    Though I have great Respect for John McCain for what he endured during his captivity while a POW, I find his actions of late to be totally out of touch with what the American People have said; when they Elected Donald Trump President . … .

    America’s Tired of the Wimps that inhabit Washington DC and most of our State Houses as well . … . Few of these so called, Legislators have ever served in our Military, let alone had the courage to tell our enemies to back off; or suffer the consequences . … . Teddy Roosevelt, so eloquently said; ” Walk Softly, but Carry a Big Stick” and we have a Big Stick, but are unwilling to use it to its capability . … .

    The Powell Doctrine; If we are to go to War, we should only do so; If we are willing to go at it with Overwhelming Force, so as to Defeat the Enemy, leaving him no possibility but, Unconditional Surrender, Capitulating to our Forces . … .

    All I can say is; Our last Commander in Chief; Made Horrible Decisions, one right after another . … . His Conscience; Valerie Jarrett, has always been an Fan of the Iranian Revolution as well as Islam Radicalism . … . As for former President Obama; he despises all of what America Stands for, which was clearly illustrated time and time again, in his Foreign Policies. … .

    Benghazi, Fast and Furious, Illegal Immigration Policies, Russia, China, North Korea, the Philippine or should I say lack there of, for policy . …. . Former President was a Failure as a President, leaving the US in over 20 Trillion Dollars . … .
    To make matters worse, his Iranian Forgiveness Tout and his Devout Admiration for Fidel Castro, pretty much Obama, soared to the Top of Worse Presidents Ever . … .

    We all need to Pray for President Trumps Success, because it will be Americas Success . … .
    As for McCain, he needs to either get with it; or join forces with the Liberals, because he and Collins really are out of touch with the Realities of our Plight . … .

  • Walter Flatt

    WE HAD BETTER WORRY ABOUT THE MUSLIMS HERE AT HOME.

    COULD IT BE THAT OBAMA HAS SET US UP FOR HIM TO LEAD A MUSLIM INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY? READ THEIR BIBLE, THE QURAN.

    IF NOT,

    WHY ARE THERE 5 MUSLIM CAMPS IN N. VIRGINA, CLOSE TO DC.

    WHY TRY AND BUY UP ALL AMMO AND TAKE OUR GUNS.

    WHY ALLOW IN EXCESS OF 36 MUSLIM CAMPS. (PERHAPS HUNDREDS)

    (BUILD A FEMA CAMP IN EVERY STATE? SOME STATE HAS MORE THAN ONE. BUILT AND SUPPORTED BY YOUR TAX MONEY.

    WHY, WHILE IN OFFICE, DID HE SET HIS CABINET WITH MOSTLY MUSLIMS.

    WHY, WAS HILLIARY’S TOP AIDE A RADICAL MUSLIM,

    LAST WHY, DID OBAMA SEND BILLIONS TO HIS MUSLIM FRIENDS.

  • daveveselenak

    For Mattis to even consider one of our former “Dick-taker-N-Thief’ and Muslim-Marxist jihadist’s political Islamic whore makes me think that he should be relieved of his position – what in the hell is he thinking, unless he’s with the other side!

  • Jacks are Wild

    I supported Trump from the beginning but, not anymore. From the get go he has made terrible personnel decision. I am yet to see any of cabinet members or ambassadors show support of or loyalty to Trump. I won’t vote for him again! I sooner vote for Howdy Doody rather than Trump or any living democrat.

  • RobertNorwood

    Our opinions matter….He’ll get by with a little help from his friends…

  • BIG STAN

    PRES TRUMP HAS TO STAY AWAY FROM ANYBODY WHO HAS HAD ANY DEALINGS WITH OBAMAS. NO MATTER WHAT THEY SAY NOW,THEY ARE STILL LOYAL TO OBAMASS’S WAYS. REMEMBER “BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH “AND ANY ONE WHO WAS HIS FOLLOWER. THERE ARE NO LOYAL TRUMP PEOPLE THAT WORKED FOR THE DEVIL. “ET TU RYAN ” ? ONLY TRUE PATRIOTIC AMERICANS SHOULD BE ON TRUMP’S LIST OF SELECTED FOLLOWERS,OTHERWISE BEWARE.!!!!

    • Askjrsk

      Absolutely agree wholeheartedly

  • Askjrsk

    Why would an OBAMA appointee have any reason to be in PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP administration

  • CUZIN ERN

    Loosers always finish last!

  • mrpoohead

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/mar/17/trump-merkel-white-house-trade-refugees-wiretapping It’s “official” we are now the biggest joke on the planet.

  • Gary D Flatt

    Maybe “Mad Dog” isn’t the man we hoped is/was? He doesn’t look like like the battle harden vet?

  • We do not know the full story of who pressured for the original appointment. I’m positive they all know Every practicing Islamist is subjugated to the Koran and Sharia Law … That means practicing Islamic’s must annihilate (by whatever means and however long it takes), reject (not obey) any set of laws (USA’s Constitution, laws and the legislative and enforcement systems) and all non-Islamic entities (Biblical believers, edifices and principles) not subjugated as they are.
    To do so, all forms of lying, cheating, subterfuge, breaking of contracts, deception, murder, killings, terrorism and any anti-Biblical means that brings honor and glory to Allah (Satan) are praiseworthy to all Islamist. Hence Obama (a not so covert Muslim) and his peers never critiqued or condemned those actions unless it was ‘taqiyya’ (an approved form of deception to pretend they are offended while inwardly rejoicing and supporting such actions).
    Simply put, while many may deny it, every Islamist is a warrior and at war (to some degree) with every non-Islamist.
    Too few Americans understand (been blinded to and isolated from) the absolute hatred of the Islamic faith to our Constitution, legal system, Biblical believers and principles. The Satan authored Koran is the antithesis to and counterfeit of God’s Bible.

  • downs1

    Every individual who was part of the Obama Administration should be summarily removed from that position! The people who worked immediately below them should also be removed. Sounds rash; however, this is a serious security issue! Obama was/is a traitor, regardless of what the weak, foolish, dishonest, anti-American liberal leftists say! Obama was/is an agent of militant Islam.

  • cathylovesyou

    Trump administration should get one thing straight. No Democrats need apply, in general cannot be trusted and we cannot take that chance

  • MIKE6080

    thought the idea was to get rid of the headaches

  • Fred Doe

    Trump has made a HUGE mistake with this AGW believer. Rectify the problem before it causes many more.

  • randy jackson

    This is old news.
    Less interesting than fake news.
    Publish something fresh.
    After Comey’s BS performance yesterday I can’t believe TC keeps publishing this “HISTORY”.
    C’mon man!

  • Dannie Poe

    I am of the opinion that because those in government represent US interests they should be 100% pro US. Any conflict of interest should not be allowed within our nation. This is why I oppose Islam as I do. The interests of Islam has no relationship toward Constitutional Government. Islam does not give the right to people to make individual choices as our Constitution does. People under Islam have only one choice: follow Allah or else. Even Black Lives Matter gives the people one choice: Follow and accept Blacks or else. Sadly, when we make people Political Correct we defeat the core meaning of our Constitution. We have our Constitution for two reasons. The Constitution outlines how our government should function and protects the rights of ALL US Citizens. Our Founding Father who drafted our Constitution warned us of the Political Correct agenda. When we give our government the right to make decisions for the people as to who is correct and who is not we create corrupted government. Hitler was Political Correct and we all know what happened under Hitler. Today, if we like it or not, we have Political Correct Socialism. If we allow Political Correct to dominate our policies all those who cherish freedom of individual choice will lose. Will you be happy when government tells you what you should or will have? When it tells you, you must accept another religion or be prosecuted? You are already being told that Gay marriage is the same as Traditional Marriage. When will it end? When People who love God are in cages or lined up to have their throats slashed by Islamic fanatics?

  • Loretta Hafer

    Get rid of these radical people,NOW

  • Mark Goldberg

    And for the State Dept, why is Sahar Nowrouzzadeh, running the dept of Iranian, persian affairs there? She was basically the
    architect pushing the nuclear deal for obama, and she’s with the iranian american council. This is disastrous, and just as bad as the Patterson appointment, except, she’s still in power and can do great damage to Trump’s plans to dump that horrific arrangement. Why is Tillerson allowing this?

  • kassa1

    It’s trumps cabinet so he needs to remove them, cut the cancer out now before it spreads!