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Degree Of Changes In Obama’s Staff Unknown By His Own Team

December 30, 2010 by  

Degree of changes in Obama's staff unknown by his own teamSpokesmen for President Barack Obama have given conflicting reports about upcoming changes to his staff.

Last week, Obama's senior political advisor David Axelrod said that "significant changes" will be announced regarding the White House Cabinet when Obama returns from his holiday vacation in Hawaii. On Dec. 26, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said there will not be any major changes heading into 2011.

According to The New York Times, the Reorganization Plan — a review of how the White House staff can be modernized — was expanded following sweeping victories by Republicans in the midterm elections. Before Obama left for Hawaii, he was given recommendations on potential staff changes.

"This is a bubble. It’s been an intense couple of years, and there’s an advantage to bringing in folks who have a fresh set of senses — smell, touch and feel — about what’s going on out there," Axelrod told the media outlet.

Among the staff members who will take on different roles in 2011 are the two spokesmen who provided conflicting reports. According to FOX News, Axelrod will leave the White House to work on Obama's re-election campaign, while Gibbs is considering a new role within the executive office.

Recent media reports have indicated that New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson may succeed Hilary Clinton as the Secretary of State next year. In April 2010, the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington pegged Richardson as one of the United States' worst governors.

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  • Shearwater

    No matter how they shuffle the chairs, as long as Obama remains a KEYNESIAN with affections toward government control and CONFISCATORY TAXES, America will continue to decline. The only difference will be that a republican congress will put the brakes on deficit spending, unlike Nancy Pelosi who pledged, “No more DEFICIT spending!!” but did exactly the opposite. Obama promised to go through every bill with a fine toothed comb and eliminate EARMARKS and ignored that campaign promise. Once elected, democrats ignore what they promised. I hope republicans learned that we will toss them out with just as much alacrity as we voted them in, if they become inside the beltway clones.

  • Bitter Libertarian

    This administration (as others before it) is filled with Criminal Idiots.

  • Kim

    Great post, Shearwater, and amen!

  • Jack

    Reform government. Freeze congress pay…pay raises are voted on by citizens. Cancel congressional retirement program and place them on social security. Cancel congressional health care and place them on health care as regular citizens. Require they fly on commercial aircraft. Everything congress has exempted themselves from is broken. Everything they are member to works fine. They want to relate to the common citizen…make them one. It will work.

    • DeJay

      JAck, you are right on target. READY, AIM. FIRE!!! This needs to be shouted from the house tops. The politians are supposed to be our servants. Servants, hell, they treat themselves like royalty and with legal immunity. I’m afraid that the only way things will change to where they should be is by a revolution. The sheeple need to be woke up. I don’t know that this is possible since I have friends and family who just don’t get what’s happening. They are so caught up in living day to day and many are just plain pleasure seekers.

  • JC

    What? You mean even the Czars don’t know if their position in the Kremlin West is gauranteed? Boy is there evr going to be a lot of sucking up and back stabbing going on….Perfect! ;)

  • crystal

    Obama has to regroup. Americans are waking up too fast for his agenda of dismantling America to work.

  • http://com i41

    Jack, agree with most of what you say, except for Congress slubs pay. Cut it down to the average pay of the state citizens. Also have states buy housing for the leeches, like states do for the governors. End the housing problem and growth of the beltway idoits and these clowns get taxed on all the freebies and perks they get. There speaking fees should be deducted for their salaries. Also definitely put in a term limit of being in the beltway of no more than 10 years total and make lobbiests names be published any time there is contact of any type between the clowns no matter how breif.

  • chuckb

    not only revise their pay and retirement, but, remove the country club in washington. make these clowns stay in their home states and break up their fiefdoms. we are supporting an elite class of blood sucking leeches. clean out washington from the top down. send barry back to where ever he came from, exile the clintons to venezuela.

  • jukebox

    When you replace ten dumb asses with twelve dumb asses, you get dumb and dumber. Until this pseudo President puts some business smart adults in place, we will continue our whirlpool of economic recession.

  • CJM

    Obama’s agenda will not change no matter who he places in vacant positions. At the moment, he is living it up at the taxpayer expense; better to enjoy now because it isn’t going to last. Unfortunately, he is bankrupting the citizens and the nation as quickly as he can–makes you wonder if he is stockpiling certain goods in some foreign establishment (like so many former dictators did over the years)so he continue to live the life of Riley. It would be great if the imposter would resign, but better if Congress had the backbone to impeach his sorry derrier.

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