KOmmies Upset Over Obama Choosing Gates For Defense Secretary
Times: Gates to Stay at Defense
[Hope and CHANGE? Let's skip the redundant intro and go right to the KOmmie KOmments...]
Not a good start for de-militarizing US foriegn policy. OR proving Dems can handle military matters.
[Even Obama can't trust Democrats to handle military matters.]
Whenever I hear the word "bipartisan," I instinctively bend over and grab my ankles, mostly based on past experience. Gates may not be as bad as Rumsfeld, but this is still a bad move.
[Is that you, Ben Burch? And you don't need to hear the word "bipartisan" or anything else for an excuse to bend over and grab your ankles.]
I'm OK with this as long as Gates is kept on an extremely short leash, with people from our side always at his side.
[He vill be watched by the Thought Police.]
this is a slap in the face Obama has been excellent at slapping his suppporters in the face since the election. This was totally unnecessary. There was no reason to retain Gates for even 1 month. The American people did not vote for continuity with Bush's policies, particularly on Iraq, they voted to repudiate them and to change them. This is the latest in a series of betrayals and bad moves from Obama. I don't need to wait until he takes office, he has shown his hand. He has put our economic policy in the hands of Rubin's disciples who are the cause of the massive meltdown in the financial markets with their policies of deregulation. Now he is keeping the management of the largest branch of the US government, the Defense Department, in the hands of those who brought us this disaster. You may argue Gates is not Rumsfeld, but I don't think Bush appointed Gates because Gates was going to bring our troops home from Iraq or repudiate neoconservatism. I expect that it is going to take the vast majority of Kossacks months, if not years, before they will finally realize they've been sold out. But I do not have the same amount of emotional energy wrapped up in Obama. I was for Edwards initially. In my heart I wish Kucinich could have been the nominee but I knew that was not going to happen. I was so thrilled and esctatic Election Night when I saw the Democrats retake the White House. But I had a sense of caution, left over from the Clinton years, to that joy. I sensed that Obama was going to let us down. And he has.
[Bend over and grab your ankles.]
I think we're all pleased with conditions in Iraq.
[Really? And who was it that was screeching about how the Surge in Iraq could never work?]
Wes Clark cant be Defense Secretary. There's some rule that you have to be retired from the military ten years.
[There is also some rule that the Defense Secretary must be at least slightly sane.]
For keeping Gates for a year, in the middle of two wars? Our hearts are broken so fast...
[May I send you flowers?]
Flushhhhhhhhhh Obama's claim to change.
liar liar pants on fire.
OOOOOOOOOh I'm a progressive!!!!! OHHHHHHHHH NOOOOOOOOOOOOhhhhhhh really, I'm notttttttt I Lied! ooooooooppppppppppppps.
[Hope and Change letdown?]
I see the pragamatic argument for Gates and agree with some of it. I think that, on some very good levels, it makes sense. But, I also think that I voted for Obama because I want an entirely different kind of government than Shrub has run or that John would have. Gates is part of their establishment. Regardless of what he knows, Gates was appointed by Shrub and I haven't liked a single person that Shrub thought was good. Gates irks me like a mole irks the CIA. There are plenty of other good choices for Defense Secretary and I wish Obama would choose one of them. A Democratic one.
[Like somebody from Code Pink?]
it's disconcerting in a Cabinet that has yet to exhibit anyone who qualifies as left of center-left that Gates is being picked, even if it is for the short term.
[Consider yourself disconcerted.]
Gates was the "adult supervision" choice...
[And Democrats certainly need adult supervision.]
I get desperate sometimes voting Democrat, almost to the point of just not voting. I didn't vote for Obama to have Republican Lite - but that's what an administration of Gates's and Clintons begins to sound like.
[You want me to cry you a river?]
Obama's Stockholm syndrome. No, it could be bait and switch.
Filling the government with political insiders shows some timidity on Obama's part. Then he will become their helpless captive.
[We now have Obama under our mind control.]
Gates is NO change--despicable! The MSM seems absolutely delighted with Obama's uninspired picks which should set off all kinds of alarm bells. It's about time we had some evidence of some progressive roots on Obama's part. He might turn out to be a conservative.
[Hope and No Change.]
What's this continuity garbage? The people voted for change, including in Iraq. Other presidents have come in in times of "crisis" and haven't kept holdovers at crucial positions like Sec. of Def. And there's a more important point. Gates has stood for policies we have opposed on this site for years going back to the 1980s. As a matter of principle he shouldn't be retained. But I realize principle is a foreign word for those for whom everything is political calculation and fear of getting someone in the mandarin class angry.
[KOmmieland was around in the 1980s?]
So far, Obama has not appointed one liberal/progressive voice for his cabinet. NOT ONE!! So basically, we're good enough to build a grassroots campaign on, but we're not good enough to sit at the big boys table. As of now, Obama is reminding me of that kid in school who, once he became popular, suddenly had his new circle of friends and wanted nothing to do with his old friends who were there for him from day one. I'm still trying to keep an open mind, but so far am not impressed with Obama's cabinet picks
[Back to the kiddie table to stare at your turkey.]
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