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Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser
New York Times ^ | 10/08/10 | David E. Sanger

Posted on 10/08/2010 9:59:53 AM PDT by Enchante

Mr. Donilon began as a 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 in the 2008 presidential campaign.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010; 2010election; axelrod; corruption; democrats; donilon; eu; fanniemae; foreignpolicy; freddiemac; jamesjones; jimmycarter; liberalism; liberals; mentaldisorder; military; nationalsecurity; obama; obozo; scandal; thomasdonilon; un; whitehouse; woodward
oh, great, we're getting a politicized HACK as National Security Advisor
1 posted on 10/08/2010 9:59:55 AM PDT by Enchante
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whatever one thought of General Jones on particular issues, at least we had a grown-up who was not a political hack in the key NSA position at the White House

now the whole operation is given over to the politicos


2 posted on 10/08/2010 10:01:59 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Enchante

Nor to worry. as 0bama recently said, “We can absorb another attack”.


3 posted on 10/08/2010 10:02:22 AM PDT by unkus
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To: Enchante

Excellent, with his resume as a former lobbyist for Fannie Mae how could we go wrong?

Man, we are in serious trouble.


4 posted on 10/08/2010 10:03:57 AM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Enchante

“Donilon to Replace Jones as National Security Adviser”

Wowee!!! That should make all Americans feel comfy when they tuck their kids in at night!!!


5 posted on 10/08/2010 10:04:09 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: Enchante

As (o)bama continues to implode, he just keeps making his inner circle smaller in thought. Not only is he surrounded now by sycophants, he now is encircled with a bunch of yes men who will filter out any counter argument to any one of his inane positions. He has moved from being on a stage to standing on a band box.


6 posted on 10/08/2010 10:04:56 AM PDT by Mouton
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To: Enchante
King Hussein only chose Jones because at the beginning of his administration he wanted to prove that he was serious and level-headed on national security.

It didn't take long for that masque to slip, and so now two of the grown-ups at the WH - Rahm and Jones - have been shown the door.

7 posted on 10/08/2010 10:05:59 AM PDT by mojito
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To: Enchante

God help us!


8 posted on 10/08/2010 10:09:36 AM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: mojito

the inner circle shrinks to just the political hacks who will help Obozo to focus solely upon his political and ideological interests — which is what he is all about, even if he made occasional irritated gestures toward pretending to be some “centrist” which he is not

funny that the left is hating on him for not being radical enough, b/c he has been trying for absolutely everything in the socialist program that he thinks he can get through

how’s this hopey-changy stuff working out for us, America??


9 posted on 10/08/2010 10:10:57 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Enchante
This is about the same as janean garbarfalo running our security.

LLS

10 posted on 10/08/2010 10:13:20 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Enchante

It matters not what the advisers advise when it is the idiot that replies.


11 posted on 10/08/2010 10:14:14 AM PDT by edcoil (No "D's" for me!)
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To: Enchante

He was a Fannie mae lobbyist from 99 to 2005!!


12 posted on 10/08/2010 10:14:50 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Enchante

To me this signals Mr. Skittles defiance. It is amply clear to me, him, and any viewer of politics that Mr. Skittles will be dealing with a Republican Congress (and maybe Senate). So for him to choose a hard core political operative as NSA head means that National Security will be his chosen field to engage in “hand-to-hand combat” with Congress. This does not bode well. To defend his ill gotten domestic agenda games he will hold hostage our troops and long term security. I don’t see how any other conclusion can be reached.


13 posted on 10/08/2010 10:16:53 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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A political hack much further to the left than the current occupant.

And, no security experience to boot.

14 posted on 10/08/2010 10:19:05 AM PDT by Mariner (USS Tarawa, VQ3, USS Benjamin Stoddert, NAVCAMS WestPac, 7th Fleet, Navcommsta Puget Sound)
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To: Enchante

Van Jones is out?


15 posted on 10/08/2010 10:20:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Enchante

16 posted on 10/08/2010 10:20:56 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (The presidential seal is the one thing Obama forgot to screw up.)
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To: GeronL

And didn’t the Administration that is suppose to be the MOST honest and transparent tell us that no LOBBYIST would find safe haven in his inner circle?


17 posted on 10/08/2010 10:21:47 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: Enchante

Oh crap, a former Carter schmuck.


18 posted on 10/08/2010 10:22:23 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Enchante

Obama actually expects that the military will take this guy seriously?


19 posted on 10/08/2010 10:25:41 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: rovenstinez

right


20 posted on 10/08/2010 10:26:40 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Enchante
Tom Jones sings Obama's Favorite Song
21 posted on 10/08/2010 10:36:22 AM PDT by Karliner (Now this is not the end. .... But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning, Churchill 1942)
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To: rovenstinez; GeronL; kcvl; piasa
Donilon, LOBBYIST for Fannie Mae who made millions
22 posted on 10/08/2010 10:38:20 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Enchante
According Bob Woodward in Obama's Wars Bill Gates stated he thought Donilon would be a "disaster" as Obama's national security adviser.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2010/10/08/130430124/woodward-gates-thinks-donilon-a-disaster?ft=1&f=1014

23 posted on 10/08/2010 10:46:28 AM PDT by Robwin
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Damn, Enchante, you are fast! Beat me to it!

Tom Donilon was the chief lobbyist and political "enforcer" at Fannie Mae for Jim Johnson. He should be in prison, not serving as the President's top national security advisor!!!

24 posted on 10/08/2010 10:46:37 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (U.S. Out of My Doctor's Office!!)
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To: Enchante

Note- this is a man who selected Biden as a running mate to add gravitas and foreign policy “expertise.”


25 posted on 10/08/2010 10:49:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: mojito
"Gates did this in part, he told an aide, because he did not think Donilon would work out as Jones's successor. Gates felt that Donilon did not understand the military or treat its senior leadership with sufficient respect. The secretary later told Jones that Donilon would be a "disaster" as Obama's national security adviser."

Sec. Defense Gates thinks Donilon would be a 'disaster' as NSA
26 posted on 10/08/2010 10:51:39 AM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: PghBaldy

And Obama had the genius Carolyn Kennedy head up the search committee that picked Biden


27 posted on 10/08/2010 11:11:44 AM PDT by mommab2003 (Stop these White House Chefs!!!)
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To: Enchante; Beckwith; LucyT; Fred Nerks
Donilon is a political operative. The NSA will now become a political arm of the Obama liberal fascist Junta. This is when the liberal fascist knives will come out in the night.

Watch the purge of political opponents begin, this is what history of fascism predicts is next.This is very bad news for America.

Imagine having James Carvelle as Clintons Security Advisor? Gollum is at the helm.

No wonder Obama is going around saying we can absorb a terrorist attack. This appointment will assure we will have one.

The liberal fascist Obama junta continues to destabilize America; their goal is America's ruination.

Now every nation but the Muslim ones and Mexico will be our "enemy." Welcome to bizarro world.

28 posted on 10/08/2010 12:54:29 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Enchante

Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Donilon was a partner with O’Melveny & Myers. From 1993-1996, he served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Chief of Staff to Secretary of State Warren Christopher. Donilon has served as Fannie Mae’s executive vice president of Law and Policy since 2000.


29 posted on 10/08/2010 1:39:02 PM PDT by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: Enchante
10 reasons to be worried as Tom Donilon, Afghan war sceptic & desk-bound foe of US military, gets top foreign policy job.
30 posted on 10/08/2010 3:38:45 PM PDT by 1066AD
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Donilon is a corrupt political hack who made millions fighting against regulatory oversight of Fannie Mae.

Ignorant about and hostile to the US military, purely a bureaucratic manipulator and liberal pansy.

Chief of Staff to Warren Christopher after being promoted from the “public affairs” slot at State Dept. - need we say more about his outlook and supposed expertise? He’s a LAWYER for heaven’s sake.

Worst pick for NSA ever, well maybe to rival Clintonistas Tony Lake and Sandy Burglar.


31 posted on 10/08/2010 4:35:07 PM PDT by Enchante ("The great enemy of clear language is insincerity." -- George Orwell --)
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To: Enchante

Looks like he’s recruiting others from that firm:

http://web.omm.com/newsroom/News.aspx?news=1271

O’Melveny Alumnus Khanna Takes US Commerce Department Appointment


32 posted on 10/08/2010 4:54:19 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: mommab2003

Good point. Thanks.


33 posted on 10/08/2010 6:15:01 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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