It is an historic year, with the very first black American set to assume the highest executive office in the land. As everybody knows, he is a Democrat and should be instituting an extreme agenda of left-wing policies. Indeed many pundits are warning us of that very possibility.
Yet, here is an amazing thing. Of the announced nominations for his cabinet, I really can’t object to any of them on ideological grounds. Oh, sure, they aren’t Republicans (well some of them anyway), but neither are they charter members of MoveOn.org. As far as the War on Terror, Mr. Obama proposes leaving the current Secretary of Defense in place. For his National Security Advisor, he has chosen a decorated General (is that redundant?).
Now, it could be that he is even more clever than some give him credit for. The Senate must approve all the nominations. Since it is Democrat controlled, we could expect a rubber stamp on each one. But wait, there is more. Suppose the Senate REJECTS his “first” choices. Then Mr. Obama will be FORCED to nominate someone more in line with the extreme left, just so he can get them confirmed.
Kind of makes you go “Hmm…”