Sunday, November 30, 2008

Barrack Obama Cabinet Selections - The Press Goes Gaga

Perusing the web, I can across a Newsweek article posted on MSNBC going gaga over Obama's selections of Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State, Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary, and Susan Rice as US Ambassador to the United Nations.

Why is it that Obama gets a nice puff piece for his cabinet selections? George Bush selects Colin Powell as Secretary of State and Condoleezza Rice as National Security Advisor and Secretary of State. But no, it's Obama who credited with blowing through "racial barriers." Give me a break. Are readers of Newsweek and MSNBC that tuned out? Hate or love Bush (probably hate), crediting Obama, a black man, with blowing through racial barriers in cabinet appointees is humorous, and not newsworthy. Obama himself has blown through a barrier thanks to the American people. I am not an Obama fan, but I can give him credit for what is simple history, and I recognize and applaud its significance. Give Bush the same credit for his achievements in this area.


Mark said...

I give him credit for that, credit that he then destroyed through 8 years of terrible policies.

Powell himself is the best argument against Bush. Powell resigned because he had enough.

But I agree: Bush's cabinet decisions, many of them, were also groundbreaking and worthy of note.

Bryan said...

I criticize Bush for his out-of-control spending, for sure. However, that is not the cause of today's economic crisis. The deficit, while large enough to warrant a lesson on number theory, is not responsible for the housing and auto breakdowns. There is blame to go around on that. More on the democratic side then many realize. Bush gets blamed for his complacency on the issue, not any given policy.

Mark said...

I agree with you only in part.

The lifting of practically all controls on the market has led to greed of unprecedented proportions, and that certainly has helped to lead to this crisis.

Bryan said...

Yes, I agree in relation to the housing market. However, it is too much control and regulation by Unions causing American automakers their problems. Slaves in Korea and China making pennies an hour are going to produce a cheaper car compared to the wages and benefits the UAW has negotiated.