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  •  Napolitano and Sebelius all over again (12+ / 0-)

       The Obama administration simply does not believe in the Democratic Party. The party is nothing but a vehicle for Obama; he doesn't share in its ideals and platform, and really couldn't care less abut its long-term viability.

      Beyond the imminent "grand-bargain" giveaways which will destroy the party's prospects in the 2014 midterms, Obama has a disturbing record of crippling whatever institutional power the Democratic Party might possess. By tapping Jeannette Napolitano for his cabinet, he opened the Arizona governor's office for Jan Brewer, and the state has suffered ever since, with the Dems becoming pretty much a nonentity there. He ripped Kathleen Sebelius from Kansas, and she was pretty much all that was keeping the state from medievalism.

       It's not that either of these women haven't done a good job in their federal positions. It's just that they couldn't have possibly been the ONLY well-qualified people for those Cabinet posts. And by naming them, Obama weakened the Democratic Party for no real advantage.

      John Kerry will make a fine Secretary of State, but there are dozens of people who would also serve just as well, and they wouldn't risk a progressive Senate vote in the process. I can't imagine Obama's not aware of this. He just doesn't care about the Democratic Party.

    "Le ciel est bleu, l'enfer est rouge."

    by Buzzer on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 08:56:08 AM PST

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