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Obama Leans Left With Pick
Of Chuck Hagel For Defense

Investor´s Business Daily, by Michael Barone

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Posted By:SoCalGal, 1/9/2013 11:42:43 PM

Barack Obama, we have been told by his admirers on the left and right, is an instinctive centrist, a moderate always ready to negotiate compromises, a politician deeply interested in the nuances of public policy. (Snip) On foreign policy and defense issues, Hagel stands not somewhere between the two parties but conspicuously to the left not only of Republicans but of most Democrats — and to the left of many of the president´s own policies.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TheMom, 1/10/2013 12:18:32 AM     (No. 9108208)

As we are seeing more and more lately, just because one calls oneself a Republican, that doesn´t make it so.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: annie xango, 1/10/2013 12:19:35 AM     (No. 9108209)

I swear we are "governed" and I use the term loosely , very loosely..by the biggest bunch of morons ..ever....anyone who was paying even a minute of attention when he first came on the scene, would have figured him out..Centrist, negotiate compromises..Bah, spit, phooey..my 7 year old would have nailed him..if I had a 7 yr. old...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/10/2013 12:31:01 AM     (No. 9108213)

Mr Barone, Obama doesn´t lean left; he already fell over left. I dread the next four years. I´m to old to wish them away, so I´ll just have to suffer through them.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/10/2013 1:06:22 AM     (No. 9108222)

Obama...a centrist???? In what LSD-addled alternate universe run by Joe Stalin´s twin would that be true??? Come on!!! I am feeling sick. These people probably think Nixon was a reactionary and FDR was a conservative! Oh, that´s right...Showtime and Oliver Stone think so already!! What a bunch of hooey!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Trigger2, 1/10/2013 4:20:39 AM     (No. 9108272)

Hagel hasn´t been a republican for years. He was one of those ´in name only´ ones.

How is it possible to be even more left than Jug Ears is? Barry wants to implode the military but doesn´t want the direct blame, so he ushers in Hagel to do the job.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: cake crumb, 1/10/2013 5:03:20 AM     (No. 9108291)

I´m calling BS on this article. This is reverse psychology. "Instinctive centrist"? First time I´ve heard it, though the author wants me to believe "every knows" Obama is an "instinctive centrist" only just now moving to the left, rather then a socialist zealot so far to the left that Chi is to the right of him. It´s purpose is to set up the narrative that Obama WAS "an instinctive centrist".

No, Obama was never a "centrist". If he´s "instinctive" anything, he´s an "instinctive rabid communo-socialist with some green weenie sprinkled on top".

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/10/2013 6:52:17 AM     (No. 9108371)

He not only leans left, he is about to tip over!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2013 10:23:38 AM     (No. 9108753)

Does no one understand the first sentence? Did they miss the part I am highlighting below?

Barack Obama, we have been told by his admirers on the left and right, is an instinctive centrist, a moderate always ready to negotiate compromises, a politician deeply interested in the nuances of public policy.

The point of the article (if one reads beyond the headline and the intro) is that Obie is anything but "an instinctive centrist, a moderate, etc., etc., etc." - he is not as advertised.

When LDotters don´t understand what they read, I really worry about the future of our country.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/10/2013 10:26:46 AM     (No. 9108768)

(Hit submit too soon)

As Barone says, Obie´s choice of Hagel, who is far to the left of even Obie´s leftist policies, is an indication that he is moving even further left. Or maybe just more overtly?

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