It seems the MSM is a bit perplexed over the Obama appointments. Wasn’t he about change? He hasn’t chosen anyone “new,” no one “different,” instead he has chosen the same ole’ same ole’:
President-elect Barack Obama promised the voters change but has started his Cabinet selection process by naming several Washington insiders to top posts.
Obama is enlisting former Senate leader Tom Daschle as his health secretary. Hillary Rodham Clinton, a well-known Washington personality, seemed more likely than ever to be his secretary of state. Clinton is deciding whether to take that post as America’s top diplomat, her associates said Wednesday
Obama is ready to announce that his attorney general will be Eric Holder, the Justice Department’s No. 2 when Clinton’s husband was president. Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s chief of staff, is another veteran of the Clinton White House.
Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is Obama’s primary choice to be secretary of the Homeland Security Department, several news organizations reported Thursday. The New York Times, citing Democrats with knowledge of the process, said Napolitano was about to be offered the job. The Washington Post also reported that she was Obama’s choice.
Washington insiders and more lobbyist connections, including Daschle whose wife has worked as a lobbyist for the airline companies for many years AND he himself has been a lobbyist for the health industry. But whats another lobbyist when you already have a dozen in the pocket?
The left is getting a bit miffed themselves:
When is Obama going to appoint someone who reflects the progressive base that brought him to the White House?
It’s humorous actually. Us conservatives have been saying for a few years now that the man is not about change, just your everyday typical politician who can read a good speech. The left on the other hand saw the messiah incarnate. Someone who could do no wrong and because he said he would change things, they actually thought he would.
Who woulda thunk it? A Chicago politician who lied.
How about his campaign promises:
“no political appointees in an Obama administration will be permitted to work on regulations or contracts directly and substantially related to their prior employer for two years.”
Which seems to make his appointment of Daschle a conflict of interest but they thought of that. Being the good Chicago politician he created a loophole by saying it only applies to lobbyists who must register with the Federal government.
many people who work for lobbying firms or in other areas of the influence business in Washington do not have to register, because they do not personally lobby federal officials on specific issues.
And just like that another Washington insider and lobbyist makes it onto his team….
But it’s not only the MSM who are perplexed. Many of the far left denizens are also. Just for this occasion Scott created a category sometime back called “Dem eat Dem,” and looking over the Obamatrons at Dummies U, who a month ago held Obama up as the next savior, we find much hand wringing going on. This post entitled “This is change” brought out the attack dogs who accused the poster of Bitching.
Then we get lefties coming to grips with the reality of non-change with a Obama administration:
Doesn’t bode well for his turning the clock back on the vast expansion of executive branch powers that his predecessor implemented. Oh well, I suppose we can learn to live without the Constitution under an Obama administration too.
Bush does it, and they scream bloody murder. Obama does it and its…”oh well.”
Funny how that works.
It’s going to be a long four years but keep the popcorn handy. It’s going to get quite interesting.
They will provide the messiah scapegoats. The media will run with that narrative and protect obama.
This simply demonstrates the level of influence Bill Clinton still exerts in the Democratic party is considerable. Any notion on part of those on the left, and even among those who voted for Obama, that he would bring aboard ‘different’ people were seeing illusions. They assumed Obama was going to cast aside or, at least, redefine ‘conventional political wisdom.’ He’s done neither. His selections seem to point in the direction of Clinton’s ‘third term.’
The Napolitano appointment at first seems perplexing when you consider that vacating the governor’s spot in AZ will mean that a Republican replaces her. Then you see that AZ is facing a deficit of about 24% of state revenues (thanks to the housing collapse) and you realize that the idea is to quickly hand off the mess so that someone who isn’t a (D) gets stuck with it…
America bought a shiney item shown with all the hype and glory of a TV Production. Now the overproduced overhyped item is on the way to the ‘everything is a dollar store’ which only sells items advertised ‘as seen on TV’. The sellers got richer, the buyers got ripped (and in several cases they are now getting, flipped) off. Is that buyers remorse?
ooowww…pretty pretty shiney shiney. at some point he will tarnish and there won’t be a polish strong enough.
Bbart, the housing collapse is only part of it. Janet and her buddies spending practices are partly responsible.
the same people that were responsible for 9-11.
may god help us!
Seems that the Obamanites forgot one thing-this isn’t a Socialist country (yet) and that wealthy individuals control the means of production and the capital. They don’t like hearing that their wealth will be taxed…why bother investing? Sell off and keep what you can. Pretty obvious, but the MSM is, of course, sticking up for Obama Messiah. The Obama supporters thought that we would be entering some kind of new age of Aquarius when he got up there and thanked a teary-eyed Oprah and other sycophants for his election win.
I would’ve voted for the man if I thought I could trust him and thought he would do a good job for our country. But, I don’t. I haven’t seen one thing (other than telling the ‘brothers’ to pull up their pants) that gives me any confidence about the man not being a hardcore Marxist.
The Commies are wetting their pants because they are starting to realize that he is going to consolidate his power first and foremost. I don’t think he’ll disappoint those wearing Che T-shirts and who carry Chairman Mao’s Little Red Book in their pockets (along with their stash) down the line, though…but they won’t like serving in his neo-Civilian Conservation Corps. But, the well-meaning idiots who don’t even know Marx was a comedian much less a political and economic philosopher will have buyer’s remorse. I can already envision Obama standing up there, very FDResque, telling the People that he knows these are hard times (he shares our pain) and that we must all ‘tighten our belts’ for the good of the collective, uh, country, and to just think of how much better off we are than our Comrades in Kenya.
How true is that! Clinton reunion pretty much! i am suprised Bill hasn’t gotten into this action somehow. The illuminati are so coy in their putting this together. Why can’t they just give us something new and fresh. That is the only hope i had of actually liking Obama but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen. Just the same old same old!