The truth of the matter is...
It is not unusual for people to change jobs or resign during a presidents term. But what is unusual is the number who resigned in disgrace from the Bush administration....."The move, though expected, is the latest high-profile departure among Mr. Obama's leadership team.....
Jones, who retired from active duty in February 2007 after more than 40 years of uniformed service, had planned all along to leave the national security adviser's post within two years, said one official...."
Obama Adviser Gen. James Jones Resigning - CBS News
Bush Appointee Resignation Scorecard | the DC Shuffle
It seems whenever someone resigns for "family reasons" it's actually for more dubious reasons.
Last edited by Moot; 10-09-10 at 01:55 AM.
True that, Moot, and SecDef Gates has already stayed longer than he wanted to, as well. Summers had to leave so as not to lose out on his Harvard retirement monies...Summers is the one I'm glad to see go.
Regards from Rosie
"If you wanna get it done, you gotta fight for yourself." --Meat Loaf, Bat Outta Hell II
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
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The thing that concerns me is the reduced input from the senior military folks in his NSC meetings. It is worrisome that his advisors are becoming ideologically contracted. He isn't listening to outside voices.
I dearly want you to be right - but it is possible that Barry can get a 2nd term because even if the GOP takes Congress in 24 days they will have a threadbare majority. Obama has the Veto which will not be overridden. ALSO in 2012 he will be up against another person - a face with a History & Human Flaws & baggage from whatever. No way he loses like say Jimmy Carter did in 1980 because our demographics have substantially changed,and higher percentages than ever are Voting by Mail - a dangerous trend.
How many non citizen's Vote has been a growing intriguing question.
More to the point considering the lousy economy with little real hope for change, and entrenched animosities abounding . Obama might have achieved already what he wants which is IMHO the substantial reduction of the Middle Class.
No matter what happens - in 2012 he will carry Manhattan, The Bronx, Marthasd Vineyard, the Hamptons, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills , Vail, Yazoo City, East St. Louis, Detroit, Montgomery Cty. Tacoma, Newark, So Beach, Kuai etc.
you are exactly correct, friend, the promotions of donilon and rouse signal precisely that---more of the same
what the world is learning via these personnel switchups is just how narrowly is controlled this white house by those whom almost everyone, friends and critics alike, has called the chicago mafia
ie, the close and very small cadre of politicos that accompanied obama from chicago to dc and keep his consort in what is coming across as a closet
this president is very isolated
A portrait of Barack Obama, by the book - James Hohmann - POLITICO.com
the above portrait of the president's inner workings was painted after the models presented by woodward, ex car czar rattner and liberal columnist jonathan alter in their separate books
the 3 are consistent, their descriptions overlap along almost all lines, they ring true because they are true
that is, none of this is news to those of us who watch things as closely as those of us who watch so closely
but the rest of the world is catching on, that's the point, it has been for some time, the CHARACTER of barry obama has been so openly on display
you can't help but see it
really, too many of you folks see as SPIN that which isn't
none of the above, for instance, is, it's mere observation, almost buddha-like
the giveaway is always THE SOURCE---if it's politico, the nyt, the globe, wapo, cnn, ap, bloomberg, 100 others---it's not spin
they may be WRONG in their reporting, but it's not spin
if msnbc says something negative about the dems or obama or pelosi...
if fox reports a story embarrassing to a republican...
for you not to see, even to deny what is elephant-in-the-room obvious to the entire, consensual professional political class...
you really need to up your game, you come across too frequently as kids
your first move is to LINK, this will force you to read more and talk less
consider the source
read woodward, rattner and alter---how can you keep up if you don't?
don't be lazy, now
Last edited by The Prof; 10-09-10 at 11:22 AM.