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    Default Nikki Haley resigns

    An apparent surprise to the Trump administration, but Trump has apparently accepted her resignation. No details yet on what prompted her choice.
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    nyt op ed writer?
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    What did she sign in the first place? Harhar.

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    Yeah she REALLY looked to be biting her tongue during his UN speech.

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    Default Re: Nikki Haley resigns

    oh no, not nikki too
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    Definitely, a presidential candidate. There's no doubt that there are a number of Republicans (outside of the Trumpista contingent) who think that a Trump run for a second term would be a guaranteed loser.... and Nikki Haley would be a logical choice, to defeat a Democrat. She's just shedding her association with Trump, hoping the stink will wear off by 2020.
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    John Kelley/Nikki Haley for pres/vice pres

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    "Suivez l'argent.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norman Bernstein View Post
    There's no doubt that there are a number of Republicans (outside of the Trumpista contingent) who think that a Trump run for a second term would be a guaranteed loser.
    The number of those drops every day. Trump = Republicans, Republicans = Trump.

    This is just a rat leaving the ship to be replaced with someone sleazier.

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    She's hanging around until the end of the year, so I doubt any threat of scandal is motive.
    How will this effect the midterms with another Trump confidant abandoning ship? Is it a calculated move to undermine Trump and give her an upper hand in a 2020 primary?
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    She has been on camera during this Kavanaugh debacle saying strongly that one needs to respect and believe victims of sexual impropriety, as well as respect the rights of the people who are the subject of their allegations. My guess is that her resignation has to do with the Kavanaugh appointment.
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    She denies any presidential ambitions:

    Departing UN Ambassador Nikki Haley denied she is stepping down later this year to prepare for a 2020 bid for the White House, Roll Call reports.

    Said Haley: I dont have anything set on where Im going to go. Im a believer in term limits.

    She added: For all of you who are going to ask about 2020, no I am not running for 2020. I can promise you what Ill be doing is campaigning for this one, pointing to President Trump.
    "Reason and facts are sacrificed to opinion and myth. Demonstrable falsehoods are circulated and recycled as fact. Narrow minded opinion refuses to be subjected to thought and analysis. Too many now subject events to a prefabricated set of interpretations, usually provided by a biased media source. The myth is more comfortable than the often difficult search for truth."







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    Haley’s press confrence with Trump (on her right) this morning was quite flattering to Trump and particularly Ivanka and Jered (calling Jered brilliant in negotiations!). Pretty strange public display in all. Maybe she is the heir to 2020 if Trump does chose not to run.
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    Split that freak show.
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    I dunno. I find myself wondering if Haley is loyal enough to the GOP that she won't trash Trump in public over the Kavanaugh stuff, but principled enough personally to have timed this decision because of it.
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    'Nuther story inquires whether Ivanka Trump may "step into" Haley's position at the UN. While searching my limited recall for the word "nepotism", wife came up with something perhaps more apropos, "incest". (Good on'ya wife dear (as well as excellent Mate aboard our Albin-25, the DuNORD)).

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    I don't think it was about Kavanaugh.
    Anyone who could work for Trump after the access hollywood tapes came out has clearly made their peace with misogyny.
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    ^ Ivanka or Jared if appointed to UN before new congress takes over could return home and continue to loot internationally. That would be the most brilliant plan as Trump continuely stated this morning - the UN ambassadorship is the “glamorous job” with qualified people who have shown interest already.
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    Principled? She accepted a job from the T administration, and then did his bidding enthusiastically. I don't think this is a principled move.

    She stood against the Human Rights Council, trashed the UN over moving the embassy to Jerusalem, and much more.

    I used to think she was different, but she jumped on board with open arms.

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    How about this scenario?

    Trump fires Sessions after midterms.
    Then trump appoints Lindsey Graham as AG. (note: he was auditioning during the Kavanaugh hearings)
    Gov. of SC appoints Haley to Graham's seat in Senate.
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    lindsay graham may not be the brightest bulb in the room, but he ain't that stupid
    he's basically got a gerrymandered seat for life where he is
    dude brings home the bacon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    lindsay graham may not be the brightest bulb in the room, but he ain't that stupid
    he's basically got a gerrymandered seat for life where he is
    dude brings home the bacon
    Not gerrymandered unless you are going to tell me that state boundaries are drawn as a result of gerrymandering. I might even agree with you if you said that, but would point out the gerrymandering is over 200 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    nyt op ed writer?

    Not impossible
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    not impossible but unlikely. The op ed author seemed to have fairly frequent access to the Oval.

    Ivanka wants to move back to NY... I still say she could've been the op ed author.
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    I'm thinking this is an effort to get another cabinet member confirmed to that seat before elections.
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    I'll bet they're really going to miss her at the UN!

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    Lindsey has a gerrymandered seat
    Oy vay

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    Hmmmm, isn't Kanye meeting with Trump this week?

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    Appearances suggest Haley couldn't be more "in-bed" with Trump were she to actually be caught on film pulling back the sheets.

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    gerrymandered was a poor choice of words
    protected seat, for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    Appearances suggest Haley couldn't be more "in-bed" with Trump were she to actually be caught on film pulling back the sheets.
    It's not freakishly small

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    Harley's statement about Jared is code - Trump is considering him to replace her.

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    Perhaps Nikki is simply getting the hell out of Dodge in advance of the Thanksgiving weekend Mueller indictments

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    A lot of people are saying... or maybe just a few, Nikky gets the AJ job and to be groomed for higher office, Ivanka goes to the UN, and Lindsey goes down to Meuller after having taken $800k from the Russians.

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