A Twenty Something Shift Manager at a McDonalds or Dominos Pizza lasts longer than a National Security Advisor for Donald Trump.

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First, there was General Michael Flynn but he committed criminal acts and he had to leave the National Security Advisor position less than a month after Individual One’s Administration started.

General H.R. McMaster served the remainder of 2017 and into 2018, offering skilled service. He left in the winter of 2018 after reported policy differences with the President and personality clashes with fellow Generals (who are also no longer with the Administration) Mattis and Kelly.

Then ultra interventionist John Bolton, after making a favorable impression to Fox News number one viewer while serving as a guest pundit, became the National Security Advisor.

This arrangement ended today (September 10, 2019) after policy differences forced a parting of the ways via Twitter (although whether Bolton resigned or was fired is being dueled in the twitter-verse by both men.)

If you count former General Keith Kellogg who served as the acting National Security Advisor between the appointments of Flynn and McMaster, this Administration has had four NSC advisors in less than three years.

A Twenty-Something Shift Manager at a McDonalds or Dominos Pizza lasts longer than a National Security Advisor for Donald Trump.

What makes this worse is that this President has put hiring sycophants and yesmen with reactionary agendas a larger priority than retaining the services of actual competent public servants.

There is also the problem, according to CNN,  that there are still 260 out of 713 Executive Branch vacancies. A third of the State Department executive staffing positions are vacant.

This is no way to run a government. This would be no way to run a business.

People should read Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk to see how widespread this stench of incompetence is.

Any White House needs competent individuals to occupy posts for more than a year and do the People’s business.

This Administration can not even fulfill this most basic function.

It is yet another reason serious leaders in the Executive and Legislative Branch should consider invoking the 25th Amendment or Impeachment.

This country would be better off and safer with reactionary President Pence until January 2021 then allowing Individual One to remain at the helm.

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David Gordon
Living in Arizona since his family moved to Tempe from New York in 1982, David Gordon has three degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix in History, Political Science, and Secondary School Administration. A highly qualified Social Studies instructor and Certified School Principal, Mr. Gordon owned his own charter school, Grand Canyon College Preparatory Academy from 1997-2016. The school served students in grades 6-12 in the East Valley of Maricopa County. Many of the graduates of GCP earned college credit for free while still attending high school, some completing the first year of college before graduating. Among the speakers at the school's graduations were noted figures in Arizona Politics like Harry Mitchell, David Schweikert, Juan Mendes, Andrew Sherwood, and John Huppenthal. Mr. Gordon also participated in the revisions of the Arizona History and Social Studies standards. In January 2017, Mr. Gordon started the political blog Twenty-First Century Progressive Bull Moose. It has a global following and routinely comments on the political events of the day. Mr. Gordon also helps administer the Facebook page Living Blue in Arizona. He is also currently writing a series of Young Adult science fiction novels which incorporate the themes of time travel and its impact on history. Mr. Gordon is very happy to be asked to join the Blog for Arizona team and hopes to spread the progressive word to make Arizona a better place for everyone.

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  1. Trump didnt know there was no limit to countries Bomb’em Bolton wanted to bomb, Iran in particular to satisfy Bibi. The only positive thing about Trump is he does seem very reluctant to start a war. Of course, in his career McCain advocated bombing or invading at least 24 different countries. Look it up.

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