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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

President Donald Trump has fired national security adviser John Bolton.

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Another bastard humiliated by the head bastard.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-10 12:08 PM | Reply

Good for America. Taliban tea parties are not cool.

#2 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-10 12:08 PM | Reply

I wonder if Bolton threw one of the wall eyes fits he' famous for or just sort of slunk off?

#3 | Posted by Zed at 2019-09-10 12:09 PM | Reply

Ok by me. I don't like neocons like Bolton and Hillary Clinton and the never-trumpers like Bill Kristol, Max Boot, Evan McMuffin, etc.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 12:15 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

That lunatic never should have been in that position in the first place. This would be good news, except that Trump is liable to appoint Sebastian Gorka or some other Fox News celebrity to replace him.

#5 | Posted by anton at 2019-09-10 12:19 PM | Reply

Good news, the age of the war hawk is over.

#6 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-09-10 12:23 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Kinda disappointed, I wouldn't fire anyone just because I disagreed with them.

So long as when the ship sails they are on board.

#7 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-09-10 12:23 PM | Reply

Bolton was garbage.

Unfortunately, since Trump has a problem with anyone telling him what to do, this likely means someone even less qualified will be appointed.

#8 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Kinda disappointed, I wouldn't fire anyone just because I disagreed with them.

#7 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

It's what Trump is known for. Like it's one of his main things.

#9 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-09-10 12:25 PM | Reply

Great news.

#10 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-09-10 12:26 PM | Reply

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And Bolton never got to fire a shot. I'm sure he's disappointed.

#11 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-10 12:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Ok by me. I don't like neocons like Bolton and Hillary Clinton and the never-trumpers like Bill Kristol, Max Boot, Evan McMuffin, etc.

#4 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-09-10 12:15 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

Nobody cares what Trumpers think because they don't.

#12 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-10 12:27 PM | Reply

Bolton has made no secret of his policy positions. Add him to the pile of poorly vetted short timers that Trump has hired during his term in the White House.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2019-09-10 12:27 PM | Reply

"I don't like neocons like Bolton and Hillary Clinton and the never-trumpers like Bill Kristol, Max Boot, Evan McMuffin, etc." - #4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 12:15 PM

By "etc." nulli means he doesn't like:

Educated people
People who believe in science
Brown people
Black people
People who think
Democrats
Liberals
Women
Women who think for themselves
Immigrants
People who look like they are immigrants
Women who are immigrants
Women who look like they are immigrants
Muslims
Muslim women
Asians
Asian women
Europeans
European women
South Americans
South American women
Central Americans
Central American women
Canadians
People who work for a living
Retirees
People who are LGBTQ
Anyone who look at him with pity (which is almost everyone)

#14 | Posted by Hans at 2019-09-10 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Oh well,

The Retort just went to ----.

Hans is back. :)

#15 | Posted by boaz at 2019-09-10 12:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#14

Uh oh, Hans is home.

#16 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-10 12:31 PM | Reply

I think this is a net positive for the country, Bolton is a bit of a dinosaur from a foreign policy standpoint...the world is a much smaller place than it was even 10 years ago.

#17 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-09-10 12:31 PM | Reply

I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, "Let's talk about it tomorrow."" John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) September 10, 2019

#18 | Posted by qcp at 2019-09-10 12:35 PM | Reply

Lots of cucking going on he DR from the usuals about Dear Leaders Great Decisiveness

No mention of why they think he hired him in the first place, or their fanboying when he did

Color me surprised

#19 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-09-10 12:37 PM | Reply

--Hans is back. :)

Well I have that creepy stalker plonked, so I don't care.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 12:38 PM | Reply

#15 and #16 Hans had a few posts yesterday. He also had a couple of cameos over the past few months.

Remember, with his archiving skills he's never really gone.

#21 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-09-10 12:41 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Drumpf is trying his best to only have acting cabinet members. The approvals process in the Senate is too much hassle.

#22 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-09-10 12:42 PM | Reply

For minute there, I though God raptured him

#23 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2019-09-10 12:43 PM | Reply

Other than Flynn, Walsh, Comey, Dubke, McFarland, Spicer, Priebus, Mooch, Bannon, Gorka, Price, Powell, Manigault, McCabe, Porter, Hicks, Cohn, Tillerson, McMaster, Shulkin, Bossert, Pruitt, Short, Haley, Sessions, Kelly, Ayers, Zinke, Mattis, Shine, McMahon, Nielsen, Sanders, Acosta, Greenatt, and Bolton, the Trump Administration remains intact!

#24 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 12:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Well I have that creepy stalker plonked, so I don't care.

#20 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-09-10 12:38 PM | REPLY | FLAG:

You prefer to be blindfolded when you're spanked.

#25 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-10 12:47 PM | Reply | Funny: 4 | Newsworthy 1

Other than Flynn, Walsh, Comey, Dubke, McFarland, Spicer, Priebus, Mooch, Bannon, Gorka, Price, Powell, Manigault, McCabe, Porter, Hicks, Cohn, Tillerson, McMaster, Shulkin, Bossert, Pruitt, Short, Haley, Sessions, Kelly, Ayers, Zinke, Mattis, Shine, McMahon, Nielsen, Sanders, Acosta, Greenatt, and Bolton, the Trump Administration remains intact!

#24 | POSTED BY JOE

Proof that he only hires the best people!

#26 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-09-10 12:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We all know this was about the mustache.

#27 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-10 12:57 PM | Reply

--Remember, with his archiving skills he's never really gone.

Kind of like eating bad fish: it keeps coming up and up and up...

#28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 01:01 PM | Reply

I hire only the best.... until they disagree with me. Then they instantly become worstless vermin. - Dumpster

How can anyone with a sane mind work for this guy? Imagine one of his meetings. "Sir, if I may, I like to review your idea from last week". Instant pink slip. Donald Jr. probably gets a free pass, not that brainless would ever challenge daddy o. The whole adminsitration is a one big kiss your highness butt party.

#29 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2019-09-10 01:02 PM | Reply

"Kind of like eating bad fish..." - #28 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-09-10 01:01 PM

I don't seem to remember ever meeting Mrs. nulli.

#30 | Posted by Hans at 2019-09-10 01:03 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Bolton: Trump is lying

www.mediaite.com

A source texted Fox News White House reporter John Roberts while he was on air to state that Bolton tendered his resignation less than 30 minutes before Trump took to Twitter to claim he had fired him the night before.

#31 | Posted by lee_the_agent at 2019-09-10 01:18 PM | Reply

Bolton Gone

Yet his mustache lives.

#32 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2019-09-10 01:25 PM | Reply

Something is fishy about Trump's John Bolton announcement
beta.washingtonpost.com

...President Trump announced Tuesday that he had effectively fired national security adviser John Bolton. But two key details call into question his version of how it went down " including Bolton's own comment.

Trump tweeted around noon, "I informed John Bolton last night that his services are no longer needed at the White House. I disagreed strongly with many of his suggestions, as did others in the Administration, and therefore ... I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week."

....I asked John for his resignation, which was given to me this morning. I thank John very much for his service. I will be naming a new National Security Advisor next week.
" Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 10, 2019

But just an hour before the announcement, the White House announced that Bolton would be appearing at a 1:30 p.m. Eastern time news conference alongside Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. It seems unlikely Bolton would agree to show up after effectively being fired. If Bolton was on his way out as of Monday night, why did the White House press office not seem to know about it at 11 a.m. Tuesday morning?

Adding to the subplot is Bolton's own comments. His tweets Monday night and Tuesday didn't indicate anything had changed, and shortly after Trump's tweets, he chimed in by saying, "I offered to resign last night and President Trump said, Let's talk about it tomorrow.'"...



More palace intrique....

#33 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-09-10 01:29 PM | Reply

Imagine being fired for saying you shouldn't throw the Taliban a 9/11 party

#34 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 01:33 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Kaitlan Collins @kaitlancollins (Covering the White House for CNN)

John Bolton and President Trump got into a bitter argument last night over the president's plan to host Taliban leaders at Camp David, two people tell me.

It's unclear if it was on the phone or in person.
9:39 AM - 10 Sep 2019

#35 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-10 01:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At least he didn't get his face chewed off by starving hounds...

#36 | Posted by NerfHerder at 2019-09-10 01:45 PM | Reply

I'm not sorry Bolton is gone, but Trump has a way of replacing downward so it will be interesting to see who he comes up with as a replacement.

#37 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-10 01:49 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

LIP MERKINS 'R US stock dipped precipitously when the president's decision was announced

#38 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-09-10 01:58 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

No one can disagree with Trump for long and stay in his good graces. If you disagree with him, he takes it as a personal affront. Who are you to disagree with him?!? He is the POTUS and knows more about everything than anyone else. If you disagree with him, he interprets that mean you are saying he is wrong, and we all know he can't admit to being wrong about anything--as the recent Alabama-Sharpie dust-up demonstrated. Such is life with a malignant narcissistic "leader".

#39 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-10 01:59 PM | Reply

Oh geez, another day of needless drama:

Lis Power @LisPower1

BOLTON IS TEXTING FOX HOSTS WHO ARE ON AIR TO DISPUTE TRUMP'S ACCOUNT OF HIS FIRING

Kilmeade: "John Bolton just texted me, just now, he's watching. He said, 'let's be clear, I resigned.'"

#40 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-10 02:15 PM | Reply

David Priess @DavidPriess (Chief Operating Officer, Lawfare.)
Sep 7

"Life under a good government is rarely dramatic; life under a bad government is always so."

" Oscar Wilde

#41 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-10 02:18 PM | Reply

Imagine being fired for saying you shouldn't throw the Taliban a 9/11 party

#34 | Posted by JOE at 2019-09-10 01:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

Precisely.

Just think. If Obama had not had OBL killed, he could have invited him too.

#42 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-10 02:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"John Bolton just texted me, just now, he's watching. He said, 'let's be clear, I resigned.'"

#40 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2019-09-10 02:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Watching Fat Nixon and Bolton argue about who fired or quit is hilarious.

#43 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-09-10 02:31 PM | Reply

It is difficult to imagine that Trump will be able to find an even bigger warmonger to replace him.

#44 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-09-10 03:17 PM | Reply

I hear that Bolton actually resigned the night before (Trump said he "wanted to discuss it in the morning") Bolton tweeted it to Fox and Friends while they were live on the air.

#45 | Posted by Sezu at 2019-09-10 03:20 PM | Reply

What qualified foreign policy professional (in their right mind) would ever agree to be Trump's Secretary of State?

#46 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-09-10 03:29 PM | Reply

-What qualified foreign policy professional (in their right mind) would ever agree to be Trump's Secretary of State?

not very many but a lot of folks dream of that job and it only comes around once in a lifetime.

#47 | Posted by eberly at 2019-09-10 03:37 PM | Reply

Bolton should've just tweeted that he quit. Let Drumpf find out that way.

#48 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-09-10 04:12 PM | Reply

Short list for Secretary of State,
Dennis Rodman
Sebastion Gorka
Sara Palin
Oliver North
The list is endless.

#49 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-09-10 04:31 PM | Reply

Whoops, National Security Advisor
Short list for "Secretary of State",
Dennis Rodman
Sebastion Gorka
Sara Palin
Oliver North
The list is endless

#50 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-09-10 04:33 PM | Reply

America's longest war has, in the end, failed to expel the Taliban. The group now controls or contests more territory"forty-six per cent of the land, inhabited by a third of the population"than at any time since the U.S. intervention. (This spring, the Pentagon stopped assessing who holds what, which has long been a key barometer of U.S. success.)

New Yorker

#51 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-09-10 04:41 PM | Reply

Others on the short list...
Ted Nugent
Sean Hannity
Kid Rock
David Duke
Sergey Kislyak

#52 | Posted by chuffy at 2019-09-10 05:07 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

And another one gone
... Another one bites the dust

#53 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-09-10 05:50 PM | Reply

If Bolton's mustache and Trump's rug got into a fight, which one would win?

#54 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-09-10 05:52 PM | Reply

Bolton's the 3rd national security advisor in 3 years.

Flynn going to prison
McMaster, highly qualified, refused to be a sycophant and quit in disgust
Bolton .. ah, he's a proven moron. Should have been a good match for Trump

#55 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2019-09-10 06:16 PM | Reply

Next up.. Kanye west

#56 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2019-09-10 06:28 PM | Reply

That lunatic never should have been in that position in the first place. This would be good news, except that Trump is liable to appoint Sebastian Gorka or some other Fox News celebrity to replace him.
#5 | POSTED BY ANTON AT 2019-09-10 12:19 PM

Precisely. Few at Fox question Trump administration shenanigans.

#57 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-09-11 09:48 PM | Reply

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