With still floundering economic reports and the very real prospect of yet another credit downgrade for the United States under his leadership, the Obama White House once again turns to the media to create controversy and deflect attention away from their own failures – the art of divisive crisis politics for which the Obama administration has churned out 24/7 since taking office.
(Bring on another staged crisis!)
EXCERPT: (via WHD)
Obama to Announce Hagel, Brennan at 1:05 PM ET
Obama appears to be trying to make a bit of a splash with the Hagel announcement by staging it in the East Room, hoping to give Hagel a running start as heads toward what promises to be a tempestuous confirmation process in the Senate.
By contrast, last month’s announcement that Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) would be nominated as Secretary of State was a low-key affair in the West Wing’s Roosevelt Room. LINK
The always astute Keith Koffler is absolutely right in noting the staging difference in the announcement for Hagel vs Kerry – it now appears obvious the Obama White House is encouraging a contentious confirmation process for the highly controversial Chuck Hagel. While on the surface the nomination of Hagel – a Republican, by Obama – a Democrat, would be a gesture for improved bi-partisanship in Washington D.C. Chuck Hagel though is on the relative fringe of the Republican Party – a man who has voiced strong support of an enhanced United Nations and who has had a rather cozy and supportive relationship with Barack Obama since 2008.
In essence, Chuck Hagel is a globalist and that trumps any party allegiance – very similar to the actual political leanings of Barack Obama, who, just like Hagel, embraces the concept of a much more powerful and influential United Nations.
And that is concept Barack Obama is placing before the Senate confirmation process – that is the concept Barack Obama wishes to now run the United States Military as Secretary of Defense.
Elections have consequences America…