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Second-Rate Appointments
From A Third-Rate President

American Thinker, by Geoffrey P. Hunt

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 2/13/2013 7:23:29 AM

So, former VP Dick Cheney says "The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal... Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people." Well, to be charitable to Barack´s second-raters, at least our third-rate president has learned one leadership axiom -- surround yourself with people smarter and more capable than you are. Yet what a tragedy to waste even second-raters on a national security policy that is but a portfolio of indifference and cynicism. "What Difference Does It Make?"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 2/13/2013 7:38:18 AM     (No. 9173623)

The time has come to admit that the U.S. government is a full-fledged, dictatorial kakistocracy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/13/2013 8:01:20 AM     (No. 9173649)

Worse yet, how many of those second-rate people are going to be embedded in national security who are muslim? Brennan is one and it looks like Hagel is the other.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Freeloader, 2/13/2013 8:16:46 AM     (No. 9173682)

Welcome to the world of Barry "O´s" exciting new Marxist Banana Republic..."Work all night on a drink a´ rum...Daylight come and me wan´ go home...Stack banana till the mornin´ come...Daylight come and me wan´ go home."

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Reply 4 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 2/13/2013 8:23:18 AM     (No. 9173692)

Reference to President Truman is telling. If it possible for our international standing to sink any lower, this team of slackers will achieve it.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Illinois Resident, 2/13/2013 8:30:20 AM     (No. 9173708)

Why are Obama and the democrats pushing global climate change crap down our throats? Because it is the biggest money-making scam/scheme, it lines their own pockets with our money which equals grand theft. The democrats are all a scheming bunch of crooks and political thugs. "Second-Rate" is above their pay grade. Their class is "criminal" at the high-crimes level.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 2/13/2013 8:55:21 AM     (No. 9173771)

...and yet, all those power hungry sycophants were standing and clapping for this mouth during his speech, eager to be touched or kissed as he walked up the aisle. I ask myself, what hope do we have?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: grampus, 2/13/2013 9:05:52 AM     (No. 9173800)

Dingus Jhan, in my opinion, is at the very bottom of this miserable barrel.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JAN, 2/13/2013 9:15:20 AM     (No. 9173823)

Second rate my eye. These appointments are treasonous.

No other word for it.

Call your senator, even if he/she is a dem.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: JimS, 2/13/2013 9:32:07 AM     (No. 9173870)

Calling those appointments 2nd rate gives them far too much credit.
They aren´t even worthy to be called "bottom of the barrel."
It is comparable to appointing Alger Hiss to be head of he CIA.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 2/13/2013 10:01:27 AM     (No. 9173932)

These appointments are indeed appalling, no doubt even to Democrats. I am sure that the Obama voters were hoping for someone at least on the intellectual level of Gwyneth Paltrow or Lady Gaga or even Sean Penn.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: cake crumb, 2/13/2013 10:03:55 AM     (No. 9173936)

Congress COULD try the radical new concept of not rubber stamping all of Obomba´s picks

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Reply 12 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 2/13/2013 11:20:47 AM     (No. 9174079)

I keep asking myself the question: If Obama was removed from office due to "high crimes and misdemeanors" would Biden be better or worse than Obama? My answer is a qualified "better".

#1. Valjar would leave with Obama - I would hope.
#2. Dr. Jill is so much easier to look at than the Mooch.
#3. We would be able to laugh more than we do now, Joe is really a funny guy even when he is serious.
#4. We know he is an American - born in Scranton, PA.

My solution for living through the next four years is to Impeach the Kenyan serial prevaricator and call in John Roberts to administer the oath of office.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/13/2013 11:37:53 AM     (No. 9174102)

@#5: So the companies that will benefit financially from climate change can pay Obama a million dollars/speech once he leaves the WH.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 2/13/2013 11:48:03 AM     (No. 9174119)

@#13: Impeachment sounds appealing an is necessary but the senate would never vote to convict. The result of a House impeachment would be the same as for Clinton. Obama would become even more of a cult hero and the CrapMedia would lambast the GOP endlessly. Obama knows this and so does Boehner. We as a nation will have to put up with Obama until he is gone and hope the country doesn`t continue the democrats/progressives reign of terror by electing Shrillary to the WH.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: dbdiva, 2/13/2013 11:51:53 AM     (No. 9174127)

Third-Rate? The author gives Mr.pRESIDENT waaaaaayyyy to much credit.I´m thinking tenth-rate may be too generous.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: janjan, 2/13/2013 2:37:11 PM     (No. 9174431)

Obama doesn´t want anyone on his team who is smarter than he is. It is really an impossible task to find these people. Hagel comes close.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Tianne, 2/13/2013 6:23:40 PM     (No. 9174813)

Excellent article. The first words of the article, "So, former VP Dick Cheney says...."

Just the mere mention of our wonderful former Vice President Cheney makes one´s heart swell with pride and with longing. Vice President Cheney´s observation that, "The performance now of Barack Obama as he staffs up the national security team for the second term is dismal... Frankly, what he has appointed are second-rate people", is unabashedly truthful and outspoken. Instead of watching in frustration from the sidelines, our former Vice President is still making his voice of reason heard.

We hunger for Mr. Cheney´s candor and his knowledgeable comments on everything significant. How we wish that this dear man and his family are all doing well.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2013 6:29:20 PM     (No. 9174826)

2nd rate appointments from a 3rd rate Marxist pandering to a posse of worthless, deadbeat Lo-Fo Mo-Fos with promises of minimum wage instead of maximum potential!

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Rafter, 2/13/2013 7:12:55 PM     (No. 9174895)

First-rate comments here from our usual suspects...
nailing our Wannabe Kommie Dicktater to the wall once again for his low crimes
and what surely must be a string of felonies.

#19, I´ve worked on that and cleaned up my act, so now it reads as follows...

LoFo Bozo´s VoFo So-So Pro-Mo-Bro So-&-So...
GOP No-Sho´s GoLo...
Hence the 2012 election outcomes.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Nutmegger, 2/13/2013 7:16:05 PM     (No. 9174899)

Hi folks. Even No Korea leader knows that zero has no Korea "expert" on his staff. So off goes a thermo nuke test, and they are just about to be combat capable. God help us.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: uno, 2/13/2013 7:40:07 PM     (No. 9174937)

#21 - Until they clean up their act I´ll call ´em like I see ´em.
But thanks - and good job thar!

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Reply 22 - Posted by: KanCreeper, 2/13/2013 8:55:46 PM     (No. 9175041)

This paragraph from the article pretty well sums the situation up:
"...Instead, Barack Obama, the third-rate poseur, believes foreign policy and national defense consists of basking in the assassination of Osama Bin Laden while abandoning the U.S. Navy Seal Team who did the dirty work on his behalf, and popping an Ambien and shutting off the lights while his embassy is being firebombed.
A nation that elected Barack Obama will get neither a first-rate national defense nor a first-rate foreign policy. So, "what difference does it make" if he can´t or won´t find a first-rate national security team to run it?.."




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Reply 23 - Posted by: Happy Trails, 2/13/2013 9:47:55 PM     (No. 9175114)

When your goal is to sabotage the United States, everything Obama does makes sense.

Spread the concept.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: veritas, 2/13/2013 9:55:03 PM     (No. 9175124)

#22: Point of order: I´d bet a Happy Meal that what the Nork/Iran axis has built is a pretty straightforward "gun" type plutonium ["atomic"] bomb [like our "Little Boy" Japan bomb]. Simplest fissile material [plutonium can be made in many regular uranium-fueled reactors]; simplest design function.

A "thermonuclear bomb" is an "H-bomb." First, an H-bomb needs a reliable "atomic bomb" as a trigger. Next, producing, containing, and working with deuterium and tritium is pretty hard to do. Hydrogen regards pipe and valves as "suggestions"; even good valves leak hydrogen at a 10% rate, so hydrogen systems typically install two valves in tandem to slow the leakage. I haven´t heard any rumblings that either tyranny is working on a hydrogen [a fusion, or thermonuclear] bomb.

Offered as clarifying information only. Hope some find it useful.

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