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The White House has used "czars" since the Reagan years. Why is it only a problem now?

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Asked by Anonymous at 10:20 PM on Sep. 16, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If no one had a problem with KARL ROVE....LOL


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:23 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Since Nixon actually

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:24 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • ACTUALLY....since the Nixon years! President Nixon had a Drug Czar,for example. He was a long time before Reagan. I don't see what the big deal is with it either. I think some people think Czar means "Russian"...LOL. It just means "someone who is in charge".....but, oh well. Anything they can grab onto in order to criticize our President, ya know. @@

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 10:25 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Reagan had 1 czar,

    Obama has 29.

    It's the numbers that have people freaked.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • many of the "czars" that are being fretted about have already been confirmed by the Senate, hold positions that were created by the Congress, or are just people who have been arbitrarily named a "czar" despite the fact that they are actually State Department envoys or Deputy Secretaries of the Interior, like "California Water Czar" David Hayes. Read more at:


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 10:27 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • Because Obama-haters will cook up the most ridiculous reasons to justify their hatred. Differences in opinion on policy are one thing but most of those opposed to him hate him as much for his color & ethnicity as his politics.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:17 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • The difference is that in the past they have been advisors and now they are actually writing policy.

    In the past some of the positions were temporary. BO's aren't temporary.

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:19 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • George Bush Czar's

    1. Abstinence Czar - TobiasRandal
    2. AIDS Czar - Scott Everts
    3. AIDS Czar - Joe ONeill
    4. AIDS Czar - Carol Thompson
    5. Bank Bailout Czar -Kashkari, Neel
    6. Bioethics Czar - Kass, Leon
    7. Bird flu Czar - Simonson, Stewart
    8. Budget czar - Daniels, Mitchell
    9. Budget Czar - Joshua Bolten
    10. Budget Czar - Portman, Rob
    11. CleanUp Czar - Roberson, Jessie
    12. CleanUp Czar - Rispoli, James
    13. Communications Czar - Bartlett, Dan
    14. Cyber Security Czar - Clarke, Richard
    15. Cyber Security Czar- Beckstrom, Rod
    16. Democracy Czar - Califano, Joseph
    17. Domestic Policy Czar - Rove, Karl
    18. Drug Czar- Walters, John
    19. Faith Czar - Willett, Don
    20. FaithCzar - DiIulio, John
    21. Faith Czar - Towey, Jim
    22. Faith Czar - Hein, Jay
    23. Food Safety Czar - Acheson, David
    24. Global Czar - Tobias, Randall
    25. Global Czar - Dy

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:27 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • cont:

    25. Global Czar - Dybul, Mark
    26. Health Czar WTC - Howard, John
    27. Health IT Czar - Brailer, David
    28. Homeland Security Czar - Chertoff, Michael
    29. Homelessness Czar - Phil Mangano
    30. HurricaneKatrina Czar - Powell, Donald
    31. Intelligence Czar - Negroponte, John
    32. Intelligence Czar - Mcconnell, JohnMichael
    33. Manufacturing Czar - Frink, Albert
    34. Manufacturing Czar - Sutton, William
    35. Policy Czar - Gerson, Michael
    36. Public Diplomacy Czar - Hughes, Karen
    37. Public Diplomacy Czar - Glassman, James
    38. Reading czar - Lyon, G. Reid
    39. Regulatory Czar - John D. Graham
    40. Regulatory Czar - Dudley,


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

  • 11:27 PM anon sight your source for that it needs to be a legit source too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 PM on Sep. 16, 2009

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