Republicans have some explaining to do
Before departing and writing some more for my own blog, and as I have a deep sense of irony - political irony to boot, I thought I would respond to this story on NowPublic, because it did take me aback somewhat. Blaming the president of the USA for the Christmas Day attempted attack is, to me, ludicrous. So before I went on rant as to why I felt that, I decided to have a look around the intertubes to see what was there ... re: the quote I give you below. (Highlight mine)
despite bipartisan approval of Southers, who is a former FBI special agent and counterterrorism expert, assistant chief for homeland security and intelligence for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department, the associate director of the University of Southern California’s Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, and served as deputy director of homeland security for Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Why is DeMint endangering US security? He wants Southers to promise that he will prohibit TSA workers from joining a union.
The TSA, though without someone who has been nominated and, gosh golly, gosh - has bi-partisan support, who could have been actually been held somewhat responsible for something that happened overseas and wasn't anything to do with them - added to that would have given more political clout to any argument that would arise ... the appointment of said person was blocked because of domestic anti-union bias - IN THE US - by a Republican!
There sits the irony. You want to make political miles out of an incident whereby incompetence is the real reason, yet, rather than looking into the facts behind the facts you go off on a tangent and look where it leaves you.
Maybe DeMint will now stop blocking for blocking sake, maybe Republicans and the GOP will look at today rather than the race in 2012 and get the US back on track in aiding the president in doing so - it's a long-shot, and one where I know as I type will not happen - yet we can dream that opposition is not simply a matter of a political party saying no because they have one agenda and that agenda blinds them to all other things. Something the right do with consummate ease!
The buck stops with the department boss - but when there isn't a boss who do you blame? To the GOP/Republicans it is obviously the person the majority of the American people elected to office - unless, of course, it is a Republican president.
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