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  •  If she was up for SecDef, I'd be worried. n/t (0+ / 0-)

    "Michael Moore, who was filming a movie about corporate welfare called 'Capitalism: A Love Story,' sought and received incentives."

    by Bush Bites on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 05:00:57 PM PST

    •  If it makes you feel better, (4+ / 0-)
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      according to Reuters, none other that Chuck Hagel is now on Obama's short list for SecDef.

      The thought isn't exactly giving me the warm fuzzies.  May this be a bad, I mean, really bad rumor.

      •  From that article (5+ / 0-)
        The choice of Hagel, a moderate on foreign policy who currently co-chairs Obama's Intelligence Advisory Board, would give the president a Republican in his Cabinet at a time when he is trying to win bipartisan cooperation from congressional Republicans on taxes and spending to avoid a looming "fiscal cliff."
        Because that worked SO WELL with Judd Gregg and Bob Gates.
        •  It worked great with Bob Gates. (5+ / 0-)
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          He was a brilliant choice. Without him DADT would still be the law of the land.

          The only thing I fault him for was not warning the President against Petraeus bullshit expansion of the Afghan War. I don't know exactly what role he played, but he should have been warning the President about the consequences.

          What possible problem do you have with gates as Sec-Def.

          Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

          by OIL GUY on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:37:14 PM PST

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          •  You missed my meaning (3+ / 0-)
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            The article is saying Hagel would help Obama win "bipartisan coooperation."

            Obama tried this before, but putting Republicans in his cabinet (Gregg and Gates - and am I forgetting another one?  doh!  LaHood in Transportation).  McConnell still said job one was to make sure Obama wasn't reelected.  The stimulus still passed without a single Republican vote in the House and only 3 Republicans in the Senate (including Arlen Specter).  Appointing Republicans to the Cabinet will not convince Republicans to suddenly play nice this time, either.

            •  I agree that no Republican (2+ / 0-)
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              in the Cabinet will soften the hearts of Republican assholes in Congress. It looks really good to the American people, which I think is much more important.


              Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

              by OIL GUY on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:06:07 PM PST

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              •  most people haven't a clue about Cabinet's party (3+ / 0-)
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                It might have limited impact on the aging Beltway pundocracy (Cokie Roberts, David Gergen, Stephanoupoli, that ilk), and so indirectly affect their followers.

                But I'd bet that >90% of Americans have no idea about the party affiliation of Cabinet members, or even if Obama has appointed any Republicans as Secretary.

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