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Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:03 PM

Barack Obama for Secretary of State

Who better to get our country back in good standing on the world stage? All world leaders like him except Putin.

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Reply Barack Obama for Secretary of State (Original post)
KS Toronado Oct 20 OP
JI7 Oct 20 #1
maxsolomon Oct 20 #31
JHB Oct 20 #33
PoliticAverse Oct 20 #2
TwilightZone Oct 20 #3
madaboutharry Oct 20 #4
Under The Radar Oct 20 #5
madaboutharry Oct 20 #8
Under The Radar Oct 20 #15
Volaris Oct 20 #24
PTWB Oct 20 #10
Under The Radar Oct 20 #18
ProfessorGAC Oct 20 #28
TomCADem Oct 20 #6
Buckeyeblue Oct 20 #7
Sherman A1 Oct 20 #16
lapfog_1 Oct 20 #9
Celerity Oct 20 #22
OAITW r.2.0 Oct 20 #11
DonaldsRump Oct 20 #12
dsp3000 Oct 20 #35
DonaldsRump Oct 20 #36
Joinfortmill Oct 20 #13
rso Oct 20 #14
exboyfil Oct 20 #17
Baclava Oct 20 #19
FakeNoose Oct 20 #20
Doreen Oct 20 #21
Brother Buzz Oct 20 #23
Binkie The Clown Oct 20 #25
lettucebe Oct 20 #26
helpisontheway Oct 20 #27
mucifer Oct 20 #29
onenote Oct 20 #30
tman Oct 20 #32
themaguffin Oct 20 #34
tgenerico Oct 20 #37
Happy Hoosier Oct 22 #38
Name removed Oct 22 #39

Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:04 PM

1. No

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:09 PM

31. Seconded.

He's done enough for several lifetimes. SoS is a bear of a job, and there's plenty of qualified people who want it.

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Response to JI7 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:14 PM

33. Yup. If he's willing, he's much more effective as an unofficial go-between...

...than as a formal member of the administration.

And it's far more in keeping with what modern ex-presidents normally do.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:04 PM

2. What makes you think he'd want the job? n/t

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:05 PM

3. If I had to guess, I'm not sure he'd want the job.

I think he's pretty happy outside of official public service.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:05 PM

4. IMO, he has zero interest in being Sec. of State.

Why would he want to to that?

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:05 PM

5. Nothing less than Chief Justice of SCOTUS

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:07 PM

8. That job is already filled.

Roberts isn't going anywhere, he loves that job.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:14 PM

15. I didn't say it would happen, just that anything less he is above honor.

Who even said Barack needed a job? But the thought of it isnít impossible. The right wing is calling for his impeachment this morning, when things get too crazy he could just walk away as Speaker John Boehner did.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #8)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:20 PM

24. Yeah, and to be fair, as far as the administrative part of the job goes, he is actually good at it.

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:08 PM

10. Has something happened to Roberts?

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Response to PTWB (Reply #10)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:15 PM

18. No, just in hot water with his conservative overlords

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:02 PM

28. Start With Justice

He's young enough to stick around to become CJ.
He'd be the 2nd POTUS (I think) to go to SCOTUS. Pretty sure Taft did that.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:06 PM

6. That would mean that Democrats would be shelving their best asset...

...because in a normal Presidency, the Secretary of State should not be campaigning.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:06 PM

7. I think Obama is best as a former president who is not tied down by a job

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Response to Buckeyeblue (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:15 PM

16. Agreed

A cabinet post is beneath his stature and abilities.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:07 PM

9. if Obama wants to serve again

it will either be as Sec Gen of the United Nations or as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:17 PM

22. +1000

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:08 PM

11. I want him on the Supreme Court. nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:11 PM

12. How about BHO on the Supreme Court?

It happened once before with William Howard Taft who, after his Presidency, became Chief Justice. Unfortunately, when Joe wins, it's unlikely he'll get to pick a CJ, and I doubt Barack would settle for anything less.

That being said, Taft had been a federal judge before he became President.

Of course, it's just a dream about an ideal world/utopia, but wouldn't it be great for Barack Obama to sit on the US Supreme Court with lifetime tenure!!?!

(B/t/w the last time a Democratic President picked a Chief Justice of SCOTUS who was confirmed was 1946 by Harry Truman! Folks, that was 74 years ago. The Rs have played the SCOTUS game well. Once they saw the social changes brought about the Warren Court (and remember that Earl Warren was nominated by Ike), they clearly have done everything they can to control this branch of the US government. It's all the more reason to consider judicial reforms).

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Response to DonaldsRump (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:21 PM

35. would he really want that job though?

Seems like a tough job. If i were him i'd just be an advocate as a former president and enjoy a more or less relaxing life.

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Response to dsp3000 (Reply #35)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:29 PM

36. No. But "I" would want him to!

It's just a pipedream.

I think it's better he does what he's doing now: advising the party and its leaders. He's accomplished everything a person could accomplish in this life and he's not even 60 years old. Presidents Carter and Clinton are getting up there in age (although Bill is younger than Joe). So it's good for BHO to continue as the "elder" statesmen of the Ds.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:13 PM

13. Obama will work behind the scenes.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:13 PM

14. Obsma

Donít think he would take a demotion, because after being POTUS, Sec State is a demotion.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:15 PM

17. Besides John Quincy Adams who became a Representative

William Howard Taft who became Chief Justice, and Andrew Johnson who became a Senator, has any other former President taken a political job (elected or appointed)? Hoover helped on some commissions to reform the Federal government.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:16 PM

19. Uh, no. After holding the highest office of the land you want him to answer to his subordinate?

He's served his country and can do whatever he wants with his life.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:16 PM

20. Absolutely - if anyone can get our friends & allies back

... Obama can! He is our most beloved Goodwill Ambassador.
He'd make an awesome Secretary of State.

THEN he can have his well-deserved seat on SCOTUS.




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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:17 PM

21. I want future pictures of Obama skiing, walking in a park with the family

eating at his favorite restaurant, playing with Bo, or heading into a theater. I do not want to see more pictures of him stressed. He has done his time and did it well. Let him breath.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:17 PM

23. Ambassador Extraordinary or Plenipotentiary sounds good to me

Barack Obama will be Joe Biden's long ball hitter.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:22 PM

25. Or Supreme Court justice. nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 12:59 PM

26. Seriously doubt he wants a government job ever again

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:01 PM

27. No way..He deserves to enjoy his life. That is constant travel..nt

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:04 PM

29. I bet he advises President Biden as some former Presidents do That's about all

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:07 PM

30. All of these posts suggesting that Obama and/or Hillary Clinton be made cabinet members

are disconnected from reality.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 01:11 PM

32. What is this weird obsession with finding Obama a new job?

Let the man do other things ffs.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:17 PM

34. Why???? We have GREAT, TALENTED people to move UP into that role who also can be

a future president

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Tue Oct 20, 2020, 02:31 PM

37. Hillary again if she wants it.

 

Obama would be a good Supreme Court pick.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Thu Oct 22, 2020, 11:52 AM

38. I loves me some Barack Obama, but no...

How about Susan Rice?

More than qualified.

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