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Trump eyes Rick Perry to replace VA secretary
CNN ^ | March 13, 2018 | Kaitlan Collins and Kevin Liptak

Posted on 03/13/2018 3:15:34 PM PDT by Innovative

President Donald Trump has grown irritated with his embattled Veterans Affairs secretary, David Shulkin, and is now making plans to remove him from his post, two sources familiar with the move tell CNN.

Trump has eyed Energy Secretary Rick Perry as a possible replacement, a person familiar with the matter said.

Trump and Perry discussed the possible move during a lunch at the White House Monday.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: islamist; larazarick; perry; rickperry; sharialaw; trump; trumpcabinet; veterans
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To: MrEdd

Rick Perry is an Islamist?


21 posted on 03/13/2018 4:11:23 PM PDT by Cats Pajamas
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To: Qiviut
Trump’s “chaos” is why he’s accomplished 64% of his agenda in his first year and continues to MAGA on :-)

And a main reason he's a multi-billionaire.

22 posted on 03/13/2018 4:19:25 PM PDT by luvbach1 (I hope Trump runs roughshod over the inevitable obstuctionists, Dems, progs, libs, or RINOs!)
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To: Cats Pajamas

Of course not. He’s a God-fearing Bible-believing Christian.


23 posted on 03/13/2018 4:23:51 PM PDT by time4good
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To: Innovative

The political animal that Perry is would refuse the VA job in a New York minute. It’s a no-win situation where you are both trying to reign in runaway spending and be accountable for every soldier that dies in a hospital.

The VA job is just a set-up to be fired. The only reason for taking it would be because you are close to a federal pension but need a few more months.


24 posted on 03/13/2018 4:31:35 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Donald Trump: Doing the work American politicians just won't do.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Kelly succeeds Reince, Nielsen succeeds Kelly, Pompeo succeeds Tillerson and Haspel succeeds Pompeo. If nothing else it’s a good strategy to blunt the democrats confirmation hearing grandstanding. Hard for them to get all up in arms over people they’ve already confirmed once.


25 posted on 03/13/2018 4:34:10 PM PDT by jyo19
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To: MrEdd
...the last thing veterans need is that stupid Islamist son of a bitch being put anywhere near the VA.

What the hell are you talking about? Rick Perry is an Islamist???

26 posted on 03/13/2018 4:44:38 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen)
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To: All

The VA is overwhelmed. There are too many veta for the VA to treat. Try finding a parking space if you get there after 8:00 am. It’s impossible in Houston. A doctor told me if he gets there after 8 he has to park off campus and walk. A friend in Johnson City, TN tells me it the same there.


27 posted on 03/13/2018 4:53:37 PM PDT by Terry Mross (Liver spots And blood thinners..)
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To: poinq

Agree


28 posted on 03/13/2018 4:56:10 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WINNING! !!)
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To: abb

Agree


29 posted on 03/13/2018 4:57:00 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WINNING! !!)
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To: MrEdd

Whaat?


30 posted on 03/13/2018 4:58:11 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (WINNING! !!)
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To: airborne

The real question is - is CNN a reliable source?

So is this more fake news about President Trump’s people?


31 posted on 03/13/2018 4:59:40 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Dems are having trouble with their MAMA campaign (Make America Mexico Again) versus MAGA!)
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To: Innovative

Again, this is how Great CEO’s work.
Find people who get things done. Have them solve problems in one dept and then move then to another.
Perry has clearly repaired DOE, now on to VA


32 posted on 03/13/2018 5:00:07 PM PDT by Zathras
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Perry should stay where he’s at until Cruz gets appointed to SCOTUS. Make him Senator. No drama.


33 posted on 03/13/2018 5:01:43 PM PDT by DIRTYSECRET (urope. Why do they put up with this.)
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To: Terry Mross
I've never had a problem finding parking at the VA in Grand Rapids, MI.

The staff have their own lot, same as in almost any hospital or medical building.

34 posted on 03/13/2018 5:01:55 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again.)
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To: poinq

We have been members of Kaiser Permanete as Medi Care Patients for about 6 months.

The care is truly excellent.

We have met a few military retirees, who have both Kaiser and whatever VA/Military they can find.

If the company I retired from can combine their plan with Kaiser/Medicare, the federal government can work out a plan to allow our vets get excellent care at Kaiser.

Our government probably spends more $’s day/week/month/year for care of our Vets than it would cost at Kaiser.

Keep our military hospitals for active duty personnel and their families.


35 posted on 03/13/2018 5:09:59 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Dems are having trouble with their MAMA campaign (Make America Mexico Again) versus MAGA!)
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To: DIRTYSECRET

Would Rafael be the first foreign born SC Justice?


36 posted on 03/13/2018 5:10:34 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again.)
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To: ASA Vet
Since I asked, it was my duty to look it up.

There have been six foreign-born justices in the Court's history:

James Wilson (1789-1798), born in Caskardy, Scotland;
James Iredell (1790-1799), born in Lewes, England;
William Paterson (1793-1806), born in County Antrim, Ireland;
David Brewer (1889-1910), born to American missionary parents in Smyrna, Ottoman Empire (now İzmir, Turkey);
George Sutherland (1922-1939), born in Buckinghamshire, England;
and Felix Frankfurter (1939-1962), born in Vienna, Austria.

37 posted on 03/13/2018 5:18:02 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Make American Intelligence Great Again.)
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To: SuperLuminal

In my opinion, if Trump thinks that any subordinate is not doing a good, that subordinate is just dumped. Anybody getting moved to another job, is likely being sent as a troubleshooter, based on a good assessment in their last assignment.

In the case of Rick Perry though, he might get special treatment, because of his unique value with the big oil money, and hard core conservative donors.

Department of Energy is a bit like EPA - stopping them from doing things is the real measure of success.


38 posted on 03/13/2018 5:19:48 PM PDT by BeauBo
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To: Savage Rider

Just keep this guy far away from border/immigration issues.

39 posted on 03/13/2018 6:10:44 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: BeauBo; Sacajaweau

Excellent points by both of you...


40 posted on 03/13/2018 7:14:36 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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