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Obama is the ONLY one responsible for having no TSA Director

I came upon this summation of Obama's TSA failure and the Washington Post & Liberal outlets like McClatchy & MSNBC trying to blame Republicans for the President's failed leadership and found this blog to be so succinctly correct that I'm simply sharing this with you from http://www.riehlworldview.com/carnivorous_conservative/

Obama Waited 8 Months To Appoint New TSA Head
The story the media would like us to believe (see Washington Post, etc.) is that, it's all Jim DeMint's fault there isn't a new head at the TSA right now. But it's a bit more complex than that. To start with, Obama didn't appoint a potential replacement until September. Now, suddenly there's a rush? And other reports insist it wouldn't make much difference anyway, as the acting team is far more directly experienced for now. Also note, even the funny dummies at DU ( http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=show_mesg&forum=389&topic_id=7337595&mesg_id=7337679) claim Error Southers has abused his authority wherever he's been.

Still, as Heritage pointed out ( http://www.heritage.org/Research/labor/wm2689.cfm), it's all about unionization in the end. Southers won't agree to retain the existing policy to keep the TSA non-union. Like a good Democrat, perhaps, it's always better to have government workers more concerned with protecting their jobs, than the land and people of the US. Now the story line is to read, Republicans are politicizing the issue. No, Democrats did that by making it a unionization issue to start with. All Southers has to do is agree that a non-union approach is best in the TSA's case. But he won't.

WASHINGTON -- An attempt to blow up a trans-Atlantic flight from Amsterdam to Detroit on Christmas Day would be all-consuming for the administrator of the Transportation Security Administration - if there was one.

The post remains vacant because Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., has held up President Barack Obama's nominee in opposition to the prospect of TSA workers joining a labor union.
Meanwhile, Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., said in a statement that the TSA had grown lost and bloated in bureaucracy and called for a review.
Mica also said Congress "must change the process by which TSA administrators serve. There has been no TSA administrator for nearly a year and the next one will be the fifth in eight years. Running a security agency with a revolving door is a recipe for failure."

This all all about Obama wanting to unionize the TSA at the expense of American safety. If Obama was more concerned about security than politics, he would have appointed a Director who's acceptable to both parties. More prrof that Obama is more concerned with politics than security is his appointment of hyper-partisan and Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security.

Remember back in March, Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano was bragging that she was doing a better job screening airplanes for terrorists than Bush. Now she has "The Crotch Bomber."

Tomorrow: Reasons why Janet Napolitano is just another incompetent "bad hire" by Obama.



Posted at 10:01am on December 29, 2009 by Rick Jensen

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