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?"
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."
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.
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.
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.
@#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.
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.
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?.."
#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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