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Sneaky or sincere?

OK, yes, we can all guess which way the answers will fall on this one, but lets get it out there anyway. Obama nominated Republican senator Gregg for his cabinet. Senator Gregg says he will not take the position if it will give the Dems a solid 60 man majority (fillibuster proof) in the Senate. So, did Obama really pick him for his ability, or was he trying to back-door load the senate in his favor?

 
NotPanicking

Asked by NotPanicking at 9:17 AM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (24)
  • Most likely a Republican would be appointed to be in his place. So I would take it as an offer to be part of the administration and make a difference.
    frogdawg

    Answer by frogdawg at 10:04 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • he said that he would work with both parties and he is trying. I think it shows good faith. but i guess one will judge by the wya they live their lives. in other words if it's something that one will do then one will think taht's what he is doing.
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 9:22 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • If these are going to be the kinds of posts that are made when he includes the Republican party, especially if he feels that he/she is the best man/woman for the job, then it is clear that some people will never see him as bi-partisan, regardless of his efforts. There is always a chance that he was trying to strong arm his agenda but on the flip side of that coin is the possibility that he is actually attempting to fulfill his promise to be bi-partisan.
    micrespo

    Answer by micrespo at 9:27 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • "some people will never see him as bi-partisan"

    Why would Gregg even make the statement if it wasn't a valid point?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:28 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • because republicans will never give him any credit.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • again it goes with the saying that people will judge others according to the way they live their lives. I guess if "greg" was in his shoes that would be something he would do
    ny.chica

    Answer by ny.chica at 9:30 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Back door obviously. Its Chicago politics.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 9:33 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Back-door load the senate in his favor, that is blatantly obvious! Work both sides of the isle, my tushy! He hasn't and never will, this is his attempt at total control! Those who say any different are the NObama zombies who believed him during his campaign and will continue to believe whatever he SAYS now. He is very manipulative and secretive! Transparency in this is apparent! Even Stevie Wonder can see this!

    blessed5x

    Answer by blessed5x at 9:36 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • BLESSED5. Who are you calling Nobama zombies? Rep. Senators who are happy with Presidents candidate to be Sec.of Commerce???????
    Should we all believe you?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Back-door load the senate in his favor, that is blatantly obvious!


     


    If it were "blatantly obvious", then everyone would see it that way.  It may be "blatant" for someone who refuses to see anything positive, but not for me.

    DusterMommy

    Answer by DusterMommy at 9:43 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

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