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View Diary: BREAKING (Ok, not really): Why we should be happy about Obama's nomination for US Attorney. (321 comments)

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  •  Or, conversely, the Diehard Obama (4+ / 0-)

    Haters are willing to accept any narrative that painst the President's decisions in a negative light; regardless of whether or not that narrative makes any sense given the reality of US Attorneys, the historical non-political nature of their appointments, their nominating process, etc.

    Jeez, doesn't anyone here remember the outrage of Bush politicizing the U.S. Attorneys?  Do we have the memories of goldfish?

    •  Or more importantly.. (3+ / 0-)

      jumping to wild conclusions without really knowing all of the facts to this situation.  I would think that people would have had enough of that from the Anthony Weiner blow up.

      "The bottom line is, we've got to wake up. We can't allow our disappointment in Obama to lull us into allowing a truly dangerous strain of conservative philosophy to gain any more traction than it already has." --ObamOcala 4/5/11

      by smoothnmellow on Wed Aug 03, 2011 at 09:46:17 PM PDT

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    •  I agree with this (2+ / 0-)
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      Limelite, Tommymac

      Many of the reactions in the other diary are overblown.  Just because Barlow was an Attorney for a Tea Partier, it does not necessarily follow that he is, himself, a Teabagger as well.  Which is why I am withholding judgement on his appointment until I can review his record.  Although I will say right now that it doesn't speak well for Brlow that he has worked in Corporate Law for 10 years and has no experience as a prosecutor.  But still, jumping to any conclusion without a complete review of his record is hasty.

      And if that was the kind of diary that Matisyahu wrote (i.e. we should wait until everyone can evaluate his credentials and work/political history) then I wouldn't be complaining.  But instead, he wrote this: a shameless propaganda piece filled with outright falsehoods.

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