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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What on earth does this even mean?
    Lol, I laughed at it too.
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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    I dont care one way or the other since the GOP and Dems have both proven they are equally adept at ****ing up the country. BUT...in 2016 I hope a republican wins, and then I hope they appoint a former Fox News boss to...anything. It doesnt matter what. The results here on this site would be something straight out of Raider of the Lost Ark. Faces will literally melt. Heads will literally explode. It would be fun to watch.


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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    I dont care one way or the other since the GOP and Dems have both proven they are equally adept at ****ing up the country. BUT...in 2016 I hope a republican wins, and then I hope they appoint a former Fox News boss to...anything. It doesnt matter what. The results here on this site would be something straight out of Raider of the Lost Ark. Faces will literally melt. Heads will literally explode. It would be fun to watch.

    So I'm guessing Tony Snow doesn't count?
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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    The point is that the appointee shouldn't highly partisan.
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    So anyone involved in politics or has opinion in politics isn't qualified...
    Straw Man Argument

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So I'm guessing Tony Snow doesn't count?
    Press Secretary is a pretty Press position. I think he was referring to (for example) someone like Sean Hannity being put on the elections' board or putting Ann Coulter in charge of the IRS.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    So I'm guessing Tony Snow doesn't count?
    Id say the hatred has been cranked up to 11. Based solely on the number of people today that use the words "Faux News" and that rush to post threads about all things Fox News and gather together in their one way biased mutual masturbatory circle jerk, I'd put the numbers at 6 minimum. Maybe more. Now...I wasnt here at that time so you would know far better than me...how many Far left posters just mysteriously stopped posting after April 26 2006? Coincidence? Hmmmmmph....not likely.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Press Secretary is a pretty Press position. I think he was referring to (for example) someone like Sean Hannity being put on the elections' board or putting Ann Coulter in charge of the IRS.
    I think if it happens in the future (mind you...I'm on the record as saying I dont think the GOP wins in 2016-they are always their own worst enemy) even appointing them as official greeter at the WH would cause an uproar.

    (and for the record...it was a joke. You guys are taking it way too seriously. I dont REALLY think their heads are going to explode. OK..2 people stand a real good shot...but other than that...)

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by faithful_servant View Post
    Not anywhere near what I said. This is a position that should be free of as much partisan bias as possible, yet it was handed to someone who's biggest job to date has been to run a HIGHLY partisan website. It's a BAD choice, one that leaves the position open to accusation and questions. There are a LOT of people out there who are just as qualified, but don't carry the baggage the Butler does, so why make a choice that's guaranteed to bring heat to the position??? This is FAR from the first time this kind of thing has happened and it's a pattern that is bad for this country, not just because of which side of the aisle it's comong from, but for the precedent it sets, that of putting partisanship over what's best for the WHOLE nation.
    First of all it is highly debatable whether or not CEO of Media Matters was "his biggest job to date." Also it is highly debatable whether or not Media Matters is a "Highly Partisan Website." But putting those two issues aside it is pretty clear that given his limited amount of time spent as CEO of Media Matters and the success he had there in making them profitable it easy to conclude that he was hand-picked by the board to resolve specific financial/management issues with Media Matters and not as a permanent leader of the organization. That means his primary function was not Partisan Attacks but technical managerial issues. So just because someone works for an organization that YOU determine is highly partisan that should disqualify them from other offices. Again this a HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE criteria you are using that would be impossible to meet. The only questions that should be asked are; Is he qualified? Yes. Does he hands on experience working in and around elections? Yes. Does he have managerial experience at the level we are considering him for? Yes. Does he have experience in dealing with government regulations and regulatory compliance? Yes. Does he have anything in his past that indicate he would have any difficulty in meeting the requirements of this job? No. Ergo he is highly qualified, a proven entrepreneur, a proven manager, a proven lawyer with the legal expertise needed. End of story.

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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you know exactly nothing about either the topic or the contents of the thread. Please get back to me when that changes.
    Why make your response about me -- oh that's right, because you didn't read or perhaps you didn't understand the OP .... and I made your post look stupid, which is what it is. You also failed to answer the question... and instead attacked me personally. Way to go former mod! I can always count on your post never disappointing.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination: Monitoring ELECTIONS

    Quote Originally Posted by smb View Post
    First of all it is highly debatable whether or not CEO of Media Matters was "his biggest job to date." Also it is highly debatable whether or not Media Matters is a "Highly Partisan Website." But putting those two issues aside it is pretty clear that given his limited amount of time spent as CEO of Media Matters and the success he had there in making them profitable it easy to conclude that he was hand-picked by the board to resolve specific financial/management issues with Media Matters and not as a permanent leader of the organization. That means his primary function was not Partisan Attacks but technical managerial issues. So just because someone works for an organization that YOU determine is highly partisan that should disqualify them from other offices. Again this a HIGHLY SUBJECTIVE criteria you are using that would be impossible to meet. The only questions that should be asked are; Is he qualified? Yes. Does he hands on experience working in and around elections? Yes. Does he have managerial experience at the level we are considering him for? Yes. Does he have experience in dealing with government regulations and regulatory compliance? Yes. Does he have anything in his past that indicate he would have any difficulty in meeting the requirements of this job? No. Ergo he is highly qualified, a proven entrepreneur, a proven manager, a proven lawyer with the legal expertise needed. End of story.
    I never said one single word that his involvement in Media Matters (a VERY liberal site, in spite of what you want it to be) disqualified him. My perspective is about this wisdom of choosing him. There are a lot of VERY qualified people out there who don't have the baggage that he does and putting him in this kind of position is simply a piss poor choice due to the amount of flak that it will bring. Why not choose someone just as qualified without the "questionability" that Butler has?? The guy might be 100% qualified, but to choose him means pissing off a lot of people, when there are choices that could have been made that would be just as qualified and wouldn't piss off a lot of people. Now I fully expect that the response I'll get will be something along the lines of: "Any choice the President makes will piss off people.", but that's only because the President has repeatedly made this kind of choices and thus the criticism is well deserved. He could be making choice that people from all sides can get behind, but he repeatedly makes those that are guaranteed to be divisive.
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