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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Senator Obama Lets The Mask Slip

Not on his ideology, mind you. That was exposed this past week nicely by an average American. No, I am referring to a piece in the Times Online pointed out by current guest-blogger at Hugh Hewitt's site Beldar. I am referring to the names "leaked" by
Senator Obama for his prospective Cabinet:

A host of well-known figures, including some Republicans, have indicated they would be willing to serve in some capacity as Obama begins to acquire a winner’s glow. From Senator John Kerry, the 2004 presidential candidate with hopes of becoming secretary of state, to Larry Summers, a former US Treasury secretary under President Bill Clinton, and Chuck Hagel, the Republican senator who has been tipped as defence secretary, there are plenty who have signalled their availability.

Obama is thought likely to cherry-pick a few high-profile names, while rewarding the loyalty and discretion of advisers such as his foreign policy expert Susan Rice who have served him so well throughout the campaign.

“He has no patience whatsoever with prima donnas,” said one leading Democrat policy adviser. “He’s surrounded himself with people who are pretty smooth in dealing with each other.” All eyes were on Colin Powell, the former secretary of state under President George W Bush, to see if he would declare his support for Obama in an interview on Meet the Press, the flagship political television programme, today.

Powell is unlikely to return to the cabinet after the mauling he received over the Iraq war, but could serve as a special envoy abroad. He is regularly consulted by Obama on foreign policy and military matters, and said last year: “I always keep my eyes open and my ears open to requests for service.”

In last week’s debate against John McCain, his Republican opponent, Obama indicated that he would adopt a bipartisan approach to government, citing the Republican senator Richard Lugar, who worked with him on a bill to prevent nuclear weapons proliferation, and General Jim Jones, the former Nato commander, as figures he admired.

Can we all agree that the comedy of errors continues? Chuck Hagel called the surge the "biggest foreign policy disaster" the nation has ever put forth, and yet the surge has shown a surprising amount of success. And need we be reminded who harped on President Bush to execute the surge? Why, that would be Senator John McCain, so we guess that poor Mr. Hagel is still smarting over that checkmate. And John Kerry as Secretary of State? Is he kidding? This is a man who accused our soldiers of acting like terrorists, and despite his vote for the war, he wanted to cut-and-run in 2004.

As for Colin Powell, he is a good American who served this nation with honor and distinction. He did not fare well as Secretary of State with his consistent infighting with Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld and President Bush. His endorsement of Senator Obama does not come as a surprise to anyone, and it will not likely push the fence sitters into the Obama camp. In fact Hugh believes that this endorsement will appeal to approximately .1% of voters -- undecideds -- right now. In other words the endorsement will carry little, if any, weight with voters.

The telling part of this post is those whom Senator Obama would take as Cabinet members. It is not a pretty picture to be painted should he win, and it further shows that he lacks the knowledge and experience necessary for a person who wishes to be the President of the United States. Chuck Hagel is a joke as a senator, and is regularly trotted out by the media when they need a Republican to bash other Republicans. John Kerry was the punchline of the 2004 election, and would be utterly disastrous as Secretary of State. By looking to the past, Senator Obama is showing he lacks the forward thinking vision to continue making this country the greatest on the face of the planet. In fact, the Cabinet should have more than a few people worried. It reminds us both of the Cabinet assembled by Jimmy Carter.

That alone should give conservatives nightmares, and the majority of the nation fits.

Marcie

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marcie, you are stunningly uninformed.

October 19, 2008 at 4:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1. Who got us into this disasterous situation?

2. Who recruited and promoted the "idiot" ... i mean pres. bush?

3. Who should pay the price for the destruction of the republican party ...and... the usa?

Answer: The answer is a forbidden word in today's media but if you are not too stupified you can get it ... come on ....it starts with "neo"..you can do it.

That's right ... amerika destroyed by a bunch of spies and traitors in the white house and pentagon who serve only their masters in tel aviv.

Time for a purge??

October 19, 2008 at 8:07 PM  
Blogger Syd And Vaughn said...

Anonymous,

You claim Marcie is uninformed and stupid, and yet you miss the point of her post. The point of the post was to show Obama's lack of judgment when it comes to who would be in his Cabinet.

What do you offer? A tirade against neocons. Lord, you looney liberals need to take a reading comprehension course.

And, BTW, if you're an Obama supporter, and you think this is "getting in the oppositions's face" you do a terrible job of it.

Publius II

October 20, 2008 at 11:40 AM  

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