Skip to comments.In with the Old - Why Obama should keep Gates at Defense
Posted on 06/21/2008 5:42:26 PM PDT by The_Republican
Barack Obama has never been shy about comparing himself to Abraham Lincoln. He did so when he announced his candidacy at the Illinois state capitol, where both he and Lincoln served in the legislature. "The life of a tall, gangly, self-made Springfield lawyer tells us that a different future is possible," Obama said. "He tells us that there is power in words ... He tells us that there is power in hope." That was, well, audacious, to say the least and the comparisons have continued, on issues large and small. But the most important similarity, in Obama's mind, is how he plans to govern if elected.
Obama has said he admires Doris Kearns Goodwin's wonderful Lincoln biography, Team of Rivals. "He talks about it all the time," says a top aide. He is particularly intrigued by the notion that Lincoln assembled all the Republicans who had run against him for President in his war Cabinet, some of whom disagreed with him vehemently and persistently. "The lesson is to not let your ego or grudges get in the way of hiring absolutely the best people," Obama told me. "I don't think the American people are fundamentally ideological. They're pragmatic ... and so I have an interest in casting a wide net, seeking out people with a wide range of expertise, including Republicans," for the highest positions in his government.
But what does that mean? It has become something of a tradition for a President to claim bipartisanship by appointing stray members of the opposing party who either have a similar outlook or are tucked into the most obscure Cabinet positions; even George W. Bush hired Norman Mineta remember him? as Secretary of Transportation.
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Then again, he works for Newsweak.
Well, Lincoln and Obama have a lot in common. Both moved to Illinois as adults and got involved in politics. Lincoln led us in a civil war. Obama hopes to lead us in a great war effort, or does he?
This is part of the strategy to, subliminally, set in the back of peoples minds that he is going to be the pres...like the phony take off on the Presidential Seal that he is now using. It is illegal with fines and jail time that can be imposed.
He uses it for that subliminal thought planting in peoples minds = "President Obama,,,"
Political psyche ops = Don't swallow it...
“Well, Lincoln and Obama have a lot in common. Both moved to Illinois as adults and got involved in politics. Lincoln led us in a civil war. Obama hopes to lead us in a great war effort, or does he?”
Obama is leading this country into a RACE war.
Unlike Bush1, Bush2's appointees have been uniformly disasterous good ol boys. Neither Gates nor Petraeus are Bush2 men. He got stuck with them after he had used up all the alternatives and the US was still getting its tail kicked around the desert. It is amazing after 6 years of Rumsfeld that there is much of an army "old guard" left. His other cabinet appointees are uniformly weak and uninspiring.
I must beg for the reverse of the Ann Coulter rule here.
Let’s call it The Helen Thomas rule.
I just can not stand to see or look at Obammy’s sumg little face. No photos PLEASE!!
He gives me the total creeps. Obama is the end of Western civilization. He’s such a total phony. And his wife,..?......Please,...Oi vey! Such a witch with a B.
Joe Klein , OBama now Head cheerleader-propagandist and former Clinton propagandist and documented bold faced liar. The phony reporter who wrote Primary Colors which details the non media and his cheerleading for Bill and Hillary in 1992 election. Then he lied for years when asked if he wrote the book and now he is back impersonating a Time reporter while acting as head cheerleader for Obama. Joe has come full circle !
I was unaware that Abraham Lincoln supported gay marriage, abortion and debauchery of all kinds???
Dang, I missed the election, I thought it was in November.
NO, he now the black JFK and she is Jackie without the looks, class, brain, style, and cool according the leftist Obama media . There more like Chairman Mao and Madame Mao ready to set up the reeducation camps once in power !
Obama will pick Paul Reubens as Secretary of Defense. They are soul mates.