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A Petty Decision by Obama

KYoung43 Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 11:27 AM
Bipartisanship my foot. Obama is thumbing his nose AND doing the middle-finger chin scratch with this guy. He is showing his true feelings toward Israel and boosting his standing among the anti-semitic members of congress. Perhaps THERE is some bipartisanship--members of both sides of the aisle who blame Israel for everything. But THIS PRESIDENT has GOT to be reined in, and we can't be playing "respect for the office" games when he shows no respect for the office OR for the people FOR WHOM HE WORKS.

It's official. President Obama has named former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) as his nominee for secretary of defense. Hence, we may be in store for the worst defense secretary nomination fight since George H.W. Bush's failed appointment of Sen. John Tower (R-Texas) more than 20 years ago.

The interesting question is, why? Why waste the political capital? Why pass over more qualified candidates who would sail through confirmation, including Michele Flournoy -- who'd be the first female defense secretary?

The most ridiculous answer is among the mainstream media's favorites: bipartisanship. According to Politico, the choice "appeals to Obama's bipartisan spirit." The...