Skip to comments.Thomas Donilon Profile (B.O.'s new Nat'l Security Advisor is a political hack)
Posted on 10/08/2010 7:41:19 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
For a long time, Donilon lived his life from presidential campaign to campaign.
The Democratic operative worked on his first Democratic National Convention at 24, and hes been helping elect candidates ever since. He has worked for Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and Joseph R. Biden.
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Yeah, he is the #1 advisor for National Security to the Won. I can hear the mullahs of Iran laughing their collective asses off right now.
Can someone here name an Obama appointee who is NOT a political hack?
As far as National Security Advisors go, we went from the Penthouse to the outhouse. Here’s what his advice to “The One” will be.
Yes sir, aye aye sir, can I kiss your shoes sir?
This caight my eye also. Zero is frikking tnne deaf. Is he really this stupid? This guy is on the must supeona list for the coming Fannie/Freddie investigations.
“He was a registered lobbyist from 1999 through 2005, and his sole client was Fannie Mae.”
Yuo have got to be kidding me. And he vetted positions in the State Department. Hmmm... We could be in trouble here folks. Our enemies are licking their chops.
“Mr. Donilon began as young political operative for President Jimmy Carter and later was chief of staff for Secretary of State Warren Christopher in the Clinton administration. He has long operated in the area between politics and national security. He coached Mr. Obama on foreign policy for his debates during the 2008 presidential campaign.
As deputy national security adviser, he has urged what he calls a “re-balancing” of American foreign policy to rapidly disengage American forces in Iraq and to focus more on China, Iran and other emerging challenges. In the Afghanistan-Pakistan review, he argued that the United States could not engage in what he termed “endless war,” and has strongly defended Mr. Obama’s decision to declare that troops will begin leaving Afghanistan next summer.”
Republicans better take over Congress in 2010 and the presidency in 2012, while we still have a country...
Unreal....nothing but a YES man with NO *real* experience in National Security....sheeeesh.
I am praying that Obama will not even finish his FIRST term. I hope he will be impeached and soundly removed from office!
Please tell me this appointment requires a Senate hearing. Oh boy, will Harry catch it for keeping the Senate in session over the break so the _resident can’t make a recess appointment.
Wish in one hand, $h!t in the other...
Action needs to be taken.
...Protests on the Mall calling for his impeachment. Tar, feathers and a rail in front of the podium before he speaks, arming our newly elected conservative representatives with real pitchforks and torches before the session starts so they can carry them onto the floor making the symbolism unmistakeable - that this tyrant is no longer acceptable.
This means that every report from the NSA to the President is going to be shaded with politics and political bias.
MAE I kiss your FANNIE?
I believe that in Woodward’s book he said something to the effect that Sec. Def. Gates would view Donilon’s advancement to NSA as a “disaster”. Sounds like Dem. politics is going to manage the Afghan. war. Look for Gates to bail sooner than expected and who knows what Petraues will do.
"Donilon and Obama share the same stances on key foreign policy questions. Donilon would like to end the war in Iraq, refocus resources on Afghanistan and keep Iran from building a nuclear weapon through diplomacy and stronger sanctions.
Donilon's specialty, he says, is political conventions."
Pleeze pretty pleeze Bttt.
Carp, no such luck ... there is no confirmation hearing. Not to worry, the pubbies will be all over this on the Sunday shows, right? Now back to my unicorn farm.
"... The Washington Times reported that Donilon made millions for work that included supervising Fannie Mae's lobbying against increased regulation."
Oh, well. As long as he's qualified.
He should be in prison, not on NSC.
Amazing how his history is scrubbed on the Net. Is this what the NSA has been up to SCRUBBING histories of Dum pols?
political corruption bump for later..........
Donilon, 55, has been involved in Democratic politics for more than three decades. He held a White House post in the administration of President Jimmy Carter and worked on the 1984 and 1988 Democratic presidential campaigns.
Oh yeah, Considering what the Dums have been up to for the past 20 years YOU BET HE Should be in PRISON.
Gates was a colorless, second-banana bureaucratic hack of the first magnitude when Obama asked him to stay on.
Anyone who accepts and appointment and works for Obama with his well-known no-victory, anti-military, anti-troops DNA is a sell-out and toadie of the first magnitude.
I'll grant Gates a minimum of slack for his first year when he undoubtedly thought he could make a difference in something or other.....but to stay on and on after every single revelation about the Usurper indicates his bent for the destruction of America and it's national defense, THAT is indefensible.
Hic, haec, hac.....I was appointed, I stayed, I'm still a HACK and I'll keep collecting my substantial salary.
Just another member of “the family”.
It seems the Dems see the post as a plum for toadies, lickspittles, hacks....and criminals.
The Emperor just wants someone to tell him his clothes are beautiful.
Yep, read it and weep.
... and known loyalists who will march into the NSC headquarters sensitive documents archive and take the original copies of all incriminating evidence out of the building hidden in their socks.
Exactly. So are the Czars.
Total family affair .. nepotism is alive and well in the Beltway.
Donilon worked as a member of President Barack Obamas transition team, where he vetted potential State Department officials.Toner, Robin, “Race Is On For 1988’s Brightest and Brashest Consultants,” New York Times, May 31, 1987(1)Toner, Robin, “Race Is On For 1988’s Brightest and Brashest Consultants,” New York Times, May 31, 1987 Since then, he has become a key National Security Council aide, helping craft Obama’s temporary surge of 30,000 troops to Afghanistan.
His brother is Michael C. Donilon, a counselor to Vice President Joseph R. Biden. His wife, Cathy Russell, is Jill Biden’s chief of staff.