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  •  Wait a minute... (1+ / 0-)
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    InformedDiva

    Are you saying that this diary is not the result of the revelations in Gates' book, but a spontaneous reaction to a bad decision the President made five years ago? Would the Left be going after Gates today if he hadn't written some bad things about the President?

    If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

    by HairyTrueMan on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 11:16:08 AM PST

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    •  I can only speak of myself (2+ / 0-)

      I railed against putting Gates as SOD at the time - it sent the message that there was no qualified Democrat who could have done the job and I was all for throwing all the bush trash out.  I hope Gates is happy he's going to go down in history as a self serving ingrate who just couldn't wait until the end of Pres Obama's term before kicking him in the nuts.   Anyone who trusts him is a fool.

      •  I agree about Gates. (0+ / 0-)

        But why should he wait until after President Obama's term is over to criticize him?

        If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

        by HairyTrueMan on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 12:07:02 PM PST

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        •  Because that would (0+ / 0-)

          show grace and loyalty to a man that took heat from his own side in nominating him and also gave him the Medal of Honor.  He obviously has no use for either loyalty or grace.  He's a self serving slug that should have been thrown out with the other bush trash.

          •  He wasn't thrown out with the Bush trash. (0+ / 0-)

            So that's a moot point. President Obama chose to keep him, just as he chose to award the Medal of Freedom (not Honor). Are you saying that because he got the medal, he should be beholden to Obama? Do you think Obama gave Gates the medal to keep his mouth shut?

            If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the precipitate.

            by HairyTrueMan on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 05:44:01 PM PST

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    •  Go back and read the diaries at the time. (0+ / 0-)

      And comments.  Most folks on the left were disgruntled at the time.  This diary is just an 'I told you so.'  You let a scorpion grab a ride across the river on your back, you get stung.

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