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The Rude Pundit: "Obama's Cabinet Choices Are Shut the Fuck Up"
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Obama's Cabinet Choices Are Shut the Fuck Up:


There's a few points one could make here: about the fallacy of the long resume', about the stupidity of overanalyzing cabinet picks, about how you shall only know a person by his or her actions.

But let's just say this as Barack Obama introduces his national security team and people huff and puff about whether they're hawks or not progressive enough or problem children or disappointing or what the fuck ever: Ultimately, the cabinet does the bidding of the president. Sure, they offer ideas and guide the departments. But they are policy implementers. Nothing less and nothing more. You have to be willing to go along with the boss to do the job, or you don't take it. And it's all a political game. If we know anything at all about Barack Obama, it's that he's one crafty motherfucker in the realm of politics.

If you wanted to, say, change the course of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and our strategic relationships around the globe, who's gonna do it without pissing people off? Secretary of Defense Dennis Kucinich? Fuck no. You get the guys and gals who were proponents of the war in at least some way or have cozy goddamn Capitol Hill relationships. If the great and glorious David Petraeus and the shiny Robert Gates are saying, "Bring the troops home," then you've defused your enemies. It ain't Clintonian triangulation, which involved embracing a watered-down version of your opponents' beliefs. It's just fuckin' smart. The same goes for economic policy and it will go for domestic.

Yeah, if Obama lets his hawks run the place and make him break his promises, then we can squawk. But for now, can we just take a breath and see how it all works out?

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  -The Rude Pundit: "Obama's Cabinet Choices Are Shut the Fuck Up" kpete  Dec-02-08 08:51 AM   #0 
  - You're right  HelenWheels   Dec-02-08 08:56 AM   #1 
  - at least you see that  mkultra   Dec-02-08 09:16 AM   #2 
  - The nitpick brigade, pick pick pick pick pick  DainBramaged   Dec-02-08 04:06 PM   #20 
     - You mean, the nitpick brigade that got torture supporting Brennan to step down?  sfexpat2000   Dec-02-08 04:37 PM   #26 
        - Nope wrong brigade, that was the watchtower brigade  DainBramaged   Dec-02-08 05:26 PM   #28 
  - i wanted an asskicker for my senator. but after watching him, i realized,  mopinko   Dec-02-08 11:01 AM   #10 
  - Rude one gets it right again! n/t  TreasonousBastard   Dec-02-08 09:53 AM   #3 
  - Spot on man...  spokane   Dec-02-08 09:57 AM   #4 
  - This is how I am seeing it as well  spiritual_gunfighter   Dec-02-08 10:07 AM   #5 
  - The phrase "I dont do cowering" comes to mind. NT  Clio the Leo   Dec-02-08 10:09 AM   #6 
  - Thank God someone fucking gets it  EstimatedProphet   Dec-02-08 10:17 AM   #7 
  - Indeed.  mzmolly   Dec-02-08 03:43 PM   #19 
  - The rude sometimes like to elevate the level of conversation with optimism  nolabels   Dec-02-08 10:32 AM   #8 
  - nolabels  kpete   Dec-02-08 11:18 AM   #11 
  - Totally agree. K & R. n/t  tandot   Dec-02-08 10:56 AM   #9 
  - Strange that it takes somebody like that, saying it exactly like that,  JenniferZ   Dec-02-08 11:29 AM   #12 
  - kicked & rec'd. Right on! nt  bunnies   Dec-02-08 12:49 PM   #13 
  - Penetrating and timely, isn't it?  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Dec-02-08 01:05 PM   #14 
  - Rudeness can cut through the bullshit sometimes  eshfemme   Dec-02-08 01:47 PM   #15 
  - Fuckin' A  DainBramaged   Dec-02-08 04:07 PM   #21 
  - He's great at prescribing for others what he doesn't do himself  sfexpat2000   Dec-02-08 04:21 PM   #25 
  - Sounds good in theory.  utopiansecretagent   Dec-02-08 03:03 PM   #16 
  - Our country has lacked leadership for the last 8 years, give us some time to rethink what a TRUE....  uponit7771   Dec-02-08 03:05 PM   #17 
  - Good to know ...  mzmolly   Dec-02-08 03:29 PM   #18 
  - 19 votes to shut the fuck up. Inspired by a person who makes a living talking.  sfexpat2000   Dec-02-08 04:12 PM   #22 
  - I'd never thought i'd say this...  lame54   Dec-02-08 04:18 PM   #23 
  - Yeah, Rude, you  zidzi   Dec-02-08 04:21 PM   #24 
  - Word! I like what he's saying and the way he said it. n/t  firedupdem   Dec-02-08 04:51 PM   #27 
  - A big K & R! NT  Laurab   Dec-02-08 10:16 PM   #29 
  - Does Rude ever get it wrong?  Husb2Sparkly   Dec-02-08 10:53 PM   #30 
  - He's a great squawker all right, as he himself proclaims.  John Q. Citizen   Dec-03-08 01:24 AM   #31 
  - Big fan of the Rude Pundit.  MrSlayer   Dec-03-08 01:30 AM   #32 
  - i disagree  natrat   Dec-03-08 02:41 AM   #33 
  - Hear hear!  sheeptramp   Dec-03-08 09:56 AM   #34 

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