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Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:10 PM

The Achilles' Heel - Obama "reaching across the aisle" and appointing Comey

(Republican) as FBI director. This was really an unforced error; there were numerous Democrats he could have appointed instead. I never get why he felt he had to "reach across the aisle"--this just seemed rather dumb to me.

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Reply The Achilles' Heel - Obama "reaching across the aisle" and appointing Comey (Original post)
Stargleamer Jan 2017 OP
Cattledog Jan 2017 #1
StevieM Jan 2017 #2
apcalc Jan 2017 #3
NCTraveler Jan 2017 #4
enough Jan 2017 #5
red dog 1 Jan 2017 #6
SammyWinstonJack Jan 2017 #8
uponit7771 Jan 2017 #7
randome Jan 2017 #9

Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:11 PM

1. And the irony is that this gave us Trump.

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:15 PM

2. And although it is never mentioned, he also appointed Republicans to the Inspector General's office

at the State Department They did a lot of damage and in some ways were more partisan than Comey. And more dishonest.

The O.I.G. report was scathing--and deliberately deceitful. It did a lot of damage, even if it is largely forgotten due to Comey and the FBI overshadowing it.

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:17 PM

3. His main weakness....

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 10:20 PM

4. Correct you are.

 

It was to maintain clout and keep the ball rolling. It was not necessary.

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:05 PM

5. The first thing he did when coming into office was to retain republicans in

crucial positions like sec of defense. That was the moment I began to wonder what he was doing.

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Thu Jan 19, 2017, 11:46 PM

6. 'What Obama should have said at the press conference"

From December 18, 2016

What Obama should have said at the press conference.

(From this OP)

"I am.. instructing James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence, to arrange for briefings to any elector who wants one.
Fifty-six electors have signed a letter asking for an intelligence briefing on Russia's role in this election.
They want access to the best possible information before they cast their votes.
As President, I see it as my duty to provide it."
http://www.democraticunderground.com/12512660873


This goes deeper than Obama choosing neo-con Republican James Comey as FBI Director.

Obama could have allowed the 56 electors who asked for a briefing to be briefed on the Russian interference in the election' but he chose not to!

Thank You, Mr. President!

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Response to red dog 1 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:24 AM

8. +1000000!

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 08:17 AM

7. +1, I know damn well in the future for a position like this NO.. NONE dem prez should trust KGOP

... ever

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Response to Stargleamer (Original post)

Fri Jan 20, 2017, 10:14 AM

9. The only way you make peace is by trying to make peace.

 

I can't fault Obama for doing what he thought was best at the time. None of us should. We should learn and move on and I'm sure that's exactly what Obama is thinking, too.
[hr][font color="blue"][center]All things in moderation, including moderation.[/center][/font][hr]

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