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  •  It worked great with Bob Gates. (5+ / 0-)
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    charliehall2, pistolSO, Loge, mangusta, Brian A

    He was a brilliant choice. Without him DADT would still be the law of the land.

    The only thing I fault him for was not warning the President against Petraeus bullshit expansion of the Afghan War. I don't know exactly what role he played, but he should have been warning the President about the consequences.

    What possible problem do you have with gates as Sec-Def.

    Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

    by OIL GUY on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 07:37:14 PM PST

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    •  You missed my meaning (3+ / 0-)
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      The article is saying Hagel would help Obama win "bipartisan coooperation."

      Obama tried this before, but putting Republicans in his cabinet (Gregg and Gates - and am I forgetting another one?  doh!  LaHood in Transportation).  McConnell still said job one was to make sure Obama wasn't reelected.  The stimulus still passed without a single Republican vote in the House and only 3 Republicans in the Senate (including Arlen Specter).  Appointing Republicans to the Cabinet will not convince Republicans to suddenly play nice this time, either.

      •  I agree that no Republican (2+ / 0-)
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        in the Cabinet will soften the hearts of Republican assholes in Congress. It looks really good to the American people, which I think is much more important.

         

        Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

        by OIL GUY on Tue Dec 04, 2012 at 08:06:07 PM PST

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        •  most people haven't a clue about Cabinet's party (3+ / 0-)
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          It might have limited impact on the aging Beltway pundocracy (Cokie Roberts, David Gergen, Stephanoupoli, that ilk), and so indirectly affect their followers.

          But I'd bet that >90% of Americans have no idea about the party affiliation of Cabinet members, or even if Obama has appointed any Republicans as Secretary.

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