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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    First they complain he's surrounded himself with radicals, then they complain when he dumps them...
    Get a grip on reality there brainiac Dumbama isn't dumping anyone they are dumping his sorry ass.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    The truth of the matter is...
    "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
    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.....

    Bush Appointee Resignation Scorecard | the DC Shuffle


    It seems whenever someone resigns for "family reasons" it's actually for more dubious reasons.
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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    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.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

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    Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director - Yahoo! News



    It looks like Obama is going for a thorough shakeup of his staff.

    Yep, all the rats are jumping ship aren't they?......lol.


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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    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.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, all the rats are jumping ship aren't they?......lol.


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    The same exact words were said during the last adminstration by the other side of the aisle. Glad to see you're keeping your side on the low road too. Never mind the facts, such as he wasn't going to stay long anyway.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Looks more like they're bailing, because they don't want to be associated with Obama's mess. General Jones was the only member of his staff that gave Obama any real credibility and now that's gone.
    See above post. Of course I didn't expect more from a partisan shrill.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Obama has been a failure and nothing he has done has been good for America or worked other than to destroy the economy as his plan has been from the start.

    Obama is going down as a failed one term idiot and he will be deserted by many more as the the end of his popularity grows.

    Only fools still believe in this amateur at everything.

    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.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    Quote Originally Posted by reefedjib View Post
    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.
    He was never accepting any input from his senior military folks, anyway. Jones' regination isn't going to change anything.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Jones resigns as NSC chief, Donilon next director

    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...

    that's NEWS

    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 01:22 PM.

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