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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:12 PM

Democrats, do not buy into MSM RW talking points: criticism of Obama's cabinet

Charlie Rangel: Lack Of Diversity In Obama’s Cabinet ‘Embarrassing As Hell’
http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entry/charlie-rangel-lack-of-diversity-in-obamas-cabinet

Here is the President's cabinet, first term
http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/cabinet

Women
Department of State
Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton
http://www.state.gov

Department of Commerce
Acting Secretary Rebecca Blank
http://www.commerce.gov

Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius
http://www.hhs.gov

Department of Labor
Secretary Hilda L. Solis (Hispanic - first Latina Cabinet member in history)
http://www.dol.gov

Department of Homeland Security
Secretary Janet A. Napolitano
http://www.dhs.gov

Environmental Protection Agency
Administrator Lisa P. Jackson (African American)
http://www.epa.gov

United States Ambassador to the United Nations
Ambassador Susan Rice (African American)
www.usunnewyork.usmission.gov/

Small Business Administration
Administrator Karen G. Mills
www.sba.gov/

African American
Department of Justice
Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.
http://www.usdoj.gov

United States Trade Representative
Ambassador Ronald Kirk
www.ustr.gov

Hispanic
Department of the Interior
Secretary Kenneth L. Salazar
http://www.doi.gov

Asian American
Department of Energy
Secretary Steven Chu
http://www.energy.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
Secretary Eric K. Shinseki
http://www.va.gov

White men
Department of the Treasury
Secretary Timothy F. Geithner
http://www.treasury.gov

Department of Defense
Secretary Leon E. Panetta
http://www.defenselink.mil

Department of Agriculture
Secretary Thomas J. Vilsack
http://www.usda.gov

Department of Housing and Urban Development
Secretary Shaun L.S. Donovan
http://www.hud.gov

Department of Transportation
Secretary Ray LaHood
http://www.dot.gov

Department of Education
Secretary Arne Duncan
http://www.ed.gov

White House Chief of Staff
Jack Lew

Office of Management & Budget
Jeffrey Zients, Deputy Director
whitehouse.gov/omb

Council of Economic Advisers
Chairman Alan B. Krueger
www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/cea/


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Reply Democrats, do not buy into MSM RW talking points: criticism of Obama's cabinet (Original post)
ProSense Jan 2013 OP
frazzled Jan 2013 #1
fredamae Jan 2013 #15
FSogol Jan 2013 #2
flamingdem Jan 2013 #3
babylonsister Jan 2013 #4
Scurrilous Jan 2013 #5
michigandem58 Jan 2013 #6
dsc Jan 2013 #7
ProSense Jan 2013 #8
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #9
bongbong Jan 2013 #10
Pachamama Jan 2013 #11
Comrade_McKenzie Jan 2013 #12
alsame Jan 2013 #13
fredamae Jan 2013 #14

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:16 PM

1. And no one seems to have stood up for his choice of an African American woman

for secretary of state in the second term.

(For all you naysayers who said Obama never "chose" her, that's bull: her name was floated officially by the White House in the same way Hagel and Brennan's names were floated before being officially nominated. The backlash was immediate and huge for her, and no Democrats stood up to the bullying, including, I assume, my dear friend Charlie Rangel.)

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Response to frazzled (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:44 PM

15. Good Point! Only the electorate stood

by Rice, but-hey--what the hell do they care about what we want or say?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:18 PM

2. K & R. From the files of "nothing is ever enough." n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:19 PM

3. It's such a loud drumbeat and every anchor seems compelled to

echo the theme. There must be something more important to report about.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:21 PM

4. From Booman: "This Diversity Charge is Bunk"

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:22 PM

5. K & R

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:24 PM

6. None of which changes the fact he has no women on this cabinet

 

It's a fair criticism.

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:32 PM

7. sebelius?

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:37 PM

8. No,

"It's a fair criticism."

...it's RW drivel.

I'm sure it burns the RW that Susan Rice is still a member of the Cabinet.

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Response to michigandem58 (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:37 PM

9. It's his fault Solis is stepping down?

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:57 PM

10. It's a Rovian thing

 

The MSM is taking orders from Rove.

Remember that one of KKKarl's tricks is to use your opponent's strength against them. In this case, use diversity AGAINST Obama.

It's actually a good sign, as if the MSM & the repigs are dipping into this incredibly shallow pool, they are bereft of ideas.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 12:59 PM

11. Charlie Rangel - STFU n/t

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:03 PM

12. He should pick who he feels is best for the job, regardless of race or gender. nt

 

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 01:20 PM

13. As far as I know, there has only been one

demographic change and that's from Hillary to Kerry.

CIA - white male to white male
Defense - white male to white male
Treasury - white male to white male

I don't recall media hysteria over any of these previous appointments.

And I don't think there have been replacements yet named for Lisa Jackson and Hilda Solis.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 03:42 PM

14. The Pick Has To Be Qualified

AND Willing to take the post.....I have many disagreements w/some of this admins policies etc--But Obama's record of diversity, recognizing and protecting Womens rights is good imo.

I agree, don't let this crap distract from the important "stuff".

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