On a scale of 1-10 (not at all to off the charts enraged) how much does Obama filling his 2nd term cabinet with white men bother you?
How much is capitulating to GOP pressures (which may tacitly or explicitly require him to choose people they will accept; e.g., white males).
Me, I don't care a whit (or a white).
Go ahead and refill that Cabinet, Mr. President.
Save your hand for where they really count: those key SCOTUS appointments that we know will be coming in the next 4 years!!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in- … pmpolitics
Anytime Obama tries to appoint women or minorities to any government post, the GOP descends on him like a pack of rabid dogs. Remember how they savaged Van Jones? Edited the comments of Shirley Sherrod and smeared her? Recall how they went after Desiree Rogers? They've been similarly aggressive against Valarie Jarrett. They tried to mock Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor, but the White House and Democratic allies were ready for them. Lately it's been Eric Holder and Susan Rice. They mocked Hillary Clinton's health problems when she was in the hospital for New Year's day. Sensing a theme here? Meanwhile, the names of White men who have been singularly called out for a full-fledged, talking-point fueled smear attack don't come readily to mind, do they?
The goal of Republicans is pretty obvious here-- to create a narrative that Obama is promoting incompetent minorities and women to underscore their larger narrative that Obama is not only an illegitimate President (birth certificate), that he's incompetent (teleprompter) and had been the recipient of improper affirmative action (request to see his college transcripts) who is lining the halls of government with minorities and women who are in over their heads.
And they wonder aloud after elections, "Why, oh, why don't minorities and women like or trust us?"
I have no proof of the following statement but I know it to be true.
A certain percentage of white males (and females, too) can barely tolerate a black man as President. It scares their pasty little white hearts to imagine Obama surrounded by brown people in high level positions, especially positions that involve security. That is the ultimate S-C-A-R-Y....
Pretty Panther, that's because clearly they will continue to subvert America and you will all be governed by the devils foot soldiers. Which, of course, is an entirely rational perspective.
I don't see where his color is an issue. He is not a black man...hHe is both black, and white, thus belonging to both races. It is not his color that is a problem, nor who he has in his cabinet. His job performance should be the issue, not genetics.
Take a look at how many women, black and white, other minorities that Bush had in his administration, then compare it to Clinton and obama.
Bush actually appointed qualified people regardless of their race or gender, while obama appoints more for political reasons than how qualified the person is.
Everyone points to Susan Rice, but the reality is she is no Condelezza Rice. Couldn't hold a candle to Hilary let alone Conde.
I find it quite hilarious that the Republicans are getting the blame for obama's lack of leadership and ineptitude. I'm suprised you're not blaming it on Bush.
The truth is obama doesn't care about anything but getting his own way whether it's good for the country or not.
Besides how else is he going to pay back the nearly billion dollars in campaign contributions?
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