Politico Unironically Cites President Obama’s ‘Bipartisan Spirit’
It’s not exactly breaking news that Politico is, and always will be, completely in the tank for President Obama, but their latest exercise in Obama worship had me double checking the post to see if it was a parody piece. What did President Obama’s faithful palace guards do this time? Check out this nonsense they’re spewing over President Obama picking Chuck Hagel for SecDef:
Democrats don’t love the former Nebraska senator because he’s a Republican. Republicans don’t think he’s a real Republican. And his past statements have at times angered two key Obama constituencies: Jewish groups and gay-rights activists.
But inside the White House, the choice makes sense. It appeals to Obama’s bipartisan spirit — and the optics aren’t bad, either — to have any Republican as Defense secretary when Obama is seeking to end the war in Afghanistan and dramatically reduce the Pentagon’s budget.
Really? On what planet does picking a ‘Republican’ that wouldn’t endorse John McCain in 2008, endorsed Democrat Joe Sestak over Republican Pat Toomey in 2010, then backed Democrat Bob Kerrey’s senate bid in 2012, make one bipartisan? That’s right, it doesn’t.
The idea that President Obama has a ‘bipartisan spirit’ is about as ridiculous as calling Chuck Hagel a ‘Republican.’