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Obama to tap Charlotte mayor to run Transportation [Kakistocracy Lives On!]
Time ^ | 4/29/13 | JULIE PACE

Posted on 04/29/2013 6:26:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

President Barack Obama is nominating Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx, a rising star in Democratic politics, to run the Transportation Department, a White House official said...

Foxx will be the first black nominee among Obama’s picks for open spots in his second-term Cabinet. The president has faced questions, including from the Congressional Black Caucus, about a lack of diversity in his first round of nominations after winning re-election.

If confirmed by the Senate, Foxx would take over a department that has been at the center of Washington’s debate over the impact of the so-called sequester cuts. The automatic cuts resulted in furloughs for air traffic controllers that spurred delays at many airports.

(Excerpt) Read more at swampland.time.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: bureaucracy; cabinet
Unqualified, but at least he is going to add diversity! Gee, he IS a mayor of a middle sized city....THAT makes him qualified, right?
1 posted on 04/29/2013 6:26:03 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Ray LaHood had to be the worst sec of trans. EVAH! But, I bet this guy could be a contender!


2 posted on 04/29/2013 6:28:49 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: SoFloFreeper
THAT makes him qualified, right?

He's qualified because he's black. Obama (peace be upon him) picked him because he's black. It's as simple as that.

3 posted on 04/29/2013 6:32:54 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Diversity = Chrome


4 posted on 04/29/2013 6:38:07 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: SoFloFreeper
a rising star in Democratic politics

I.e., member of a fashionable minority.
5 posted on 04/29/2013 6:41:13 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I’ll take a contrary position. I think this is a great pick. Granted, I live in Charlotte, so my judgement may be biased. However, from where I sit, we’re removing an incompetent Mayor without a recall, and sending him up to DC to help arrange the deck chairs on the SS Obama. A two-fer!


6 posted on 04/29/2013 6:47:02 AM PDT by Be Free (I believe in gun control. The more people that control their own guns, the safer we'll all be.)
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To: Be Free

Amen!


7 posted on 04/29/2013 6:48:53 AM PDT by captnorb
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To: All

color before competence..


8 posted on 04/29/2013 6:50:38 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Can't find any info, but curious.

Is he a Muslim?

9 posted on 04/29/2013 7:03:14 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("God bless Planned Parenthood"- B.H.Obama, 2013)
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To: Fresh Wind

obama picked him because he is black, and the dim-0 party knows that in order to keep winning elections, they have to keep putting up black candidates. That is the only way to keep blacks turning out in massive numbers.This guy will likely be running for high office soon.


10 posted on 04/29/2013 7:50:06 AM PDT by weezel
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To: Be Free

HERE, HERE!!..I Also live in Charlotte, and expressed that same opinion on a thread yesterday... He was praised on CNN for helping add A RUNWAY at Charlotte/Douglas Airport. They had nothing else really to say. I will also be glad to hand Dumbo MR. RUNWAY.


11 posted on 04/29/2013 7:51:45 AM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Be Free

Yes, it’s a great pick for Charlotte and North Carolina to be rid of this clown.


12 posted on 04/29/2013 7:56:09 AM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: NCDave

The only “help” he provided on the new runway at Charlotte-Douglas airport was having the good sense to keep out of Jerry Orr’s way (now THAT guy knows how to run an airport!).

The other thing he (Foxx) had going for him is that, when the Democrat party came up $10 million short on when paying back Charlotte for the costs of putting on the Obama coronation events last summer, he said “never mind”, sticking us residents and taxpayers with the bill. I can’t help but wonder if that was part of the decision process to tap Foxx for the position ...


13 posted on 04/29/2013 8:00:12 AM PDT by Be Free (I believe in gun control. The more people that control their own guns, the safer we'll all be.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The good news is that this screws CT governor Dannel Malloy who has been angling for this job since before he got elected. His hero Obama, for whom he furthered restrictive gun laws stayed true to his race and tossed Malloy under the bus.


14 posted on 04/29/2013 8:15:39 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: NCDave

Foxx will be the first Transporation Secretary in history who has lost an entire airprt.


15 posted on 04/29/2013 8:23:55 AM PDT by csmusaret (America is more divided today , not because of the problems we face but because of Obama's solutions)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Exactly what big tranportation projects does the mayor have experience overseeing?


16 posted on 04/29/2013 8:33:36 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: SoFloFreeper
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loved him on Sanford & Son.

17 posted on 04/29/2013 8:38:58 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: TurboZamboni

He has light rail experience and Grid lock on I-77 and I-485. They are fighting to keep trolley looking buses in uptown running.

Really none. Pat McRory the now Republican Gov got all that going.

Charlotte needs him lost in the Wash. Politics. I left for Fort Mill SC because Meck county thinks they own the state. I lived in Union county which had to pay for most of the Charlotte taxes cause thats where the most of the services come from; water, power, phone,...


18 posted on 04/29/2013 9:28:54 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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