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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    Simple. I agree with Obama when he said she did not have enough world experience to be POTUS. One would think that same requirement would be for SECSTATE, no?


    Furthermore what does he think he is doing? appointing a bunch of clinton re-treads then hillary as SECSTATE? Where do you think at least SOME of those appointments loyalties lie?

    I think if **** ever hits the fan for Obama or someone in his administration, its gonna cost him.
    Firstly, I think it is a good idea to appoint some from the Clinton administration. Many of those were highly competent, as evidenced by his successful Presidency. However, I agree with you completely on Hillary at State. I would never have chosen her for that position. Not enough foreign policy experience. The appointment was purely political. Nothing more, IMO. Disappointing. And I wanted Hillary to be President, so there is no bias, at all on my part.




    That was my whole point in bringing this up.

    Though I will say. Obama does not like to make fast decisions. And his 1st instinct is to play Sgt Shultz "I DONT KNOW NOTHING".... how long can he use this technuique before people start noticing?
    OK, but as President, I'd rather see thoughtful decisions than "shoot from the hip" ones.
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

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    OK, but as President, I'd rather see thoughtful decisions than "shoot from the hip" ones.
    sometimes if you do not shoot from the hip

    you get shot
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    No reason to get so defensive. Not only was I not referring specifically to you, I didn't see your question, nor did I address anything you said. Calm down.

    Yes, I think Bush should get some credit, too. Rather than playing idiotic partisan games, he has been a professional and has assisted with Obama's transition.
    I think you made a blanket statement.
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

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    Firstly, I think it is a good idea to appoint some from the Clinton administration. Many of those were highly competent, as evidenced by his successful Presidency. However, I agree with you completely on Hillary at State. I would never have chosen her for that position. Not enough foreign policy experience. The appointment was purely political. Nothing more, IMO. Disappointing. And I wanted Hillary to be President, so there is no bias, at all on my part.
    but his choosing of these insiders is the exact opposite of his campaign promise no?





    OK, but as President, I'd rather see thoughtful decisions than "shoot from the hip" ones.


    I think these were not "thoughtful" choices at all. my bet is that they were all advisors and sets him up for potential loyalty issues later.
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    With the help of 1-a slumlord, 2-a pro-communist buddy from the 70's, 3- a fanatic "God Damn America" reverend, 4-a corrupt Illinois governor, 5-a media that won't talk about any of these. I think it's time for a CHANGE
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

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    Firstly, I think it is a good idea to appoint some from the Clinton administration. Many of those were highly competent, as evidenced by his successful Presidency.
    Your ideas about what constitutes "successful" must be, ah....interesting.

    OK, but as President, I'd rather see thoughtful decisions than "shoot from the hip" ones.
    However, Obama and his supporters relied on his "leadership" skills as one major qualification for his candidacy. Yet, when confronted with the economic mess coming to a head in September, Obama told us he was calling everyone, including Bill Clinton for advice. I can see him seeking advice, but what happens when the next economic crisis hits? How about the red phone ringing at 3am?

    I'm not convinced.

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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeJayH View Post
    sometimes if you do not shoot from the hip

    you get shot
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    I don't completely disagree with this. However, it depends on whether a gun is pointed at you or not. At the present time, I do not believe that an analogous gun is pointed at Obama.
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think you made a blanket statement.
    And I think you got defensive real quick without asking a question, first.
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    but his choosing of these insiders is the exact opposite of his campaign promise no?
    Depends on how you define "insider". Truthfully, after Hillary was not nominated, I didn't pay as much attention to some of Obama's campaign promises, such as these. He may have said this. He's a politician. Politicians say quite a bit to get elected.

    And as far as I'm concerned. I'll believe "change" when he becomes President and he proves it. Until then, he's just another politician, who'll probably screw the rest of us, liberals and conservatives. Just like most of them.


    I think these were not "thoughtful" choices at all. my bet is that they were all advisors and sets him up for potential loyalty issues later.
    There is undoubtedly some politics involved, but I don't completely agree. I don't think that Gates was much of an adviser to him.
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    Re: Poll: 79% approve of way Obama is handling transition

    Quote Originally Posted by JMak View Post
    Your ideas about what constitutes "successful" must be, ah....interesting.
    And this comment shows that what you believe constitutes "successful is "interesting".



    However, Obama and his supporters relied on his "leadership" skills as one major qualification for his candidacy. Yet, when confronted with the economic mess coming to a head in September, Obama told us he was calling everyone, including Bill Clinton for advice. I can see him seeking advice, but what happens when the next economic crisis hits? How about the red phone ringing at 3am?

    I'm not convinced.
    No President can know everything. I think FDR once said something like, "I may not know all the answers, but if confronted with a problem, I will surround myself with people who can find the answers". This is one of the most important jobs of a President. Having advisers around him to help during a crisis.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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