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The Obama-Clinton Cabinet? We Voted for CHANGE, Not Recycling

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Please, president-elect Obama, keep your promise, starting with your cabinet and bring change to this nation, not re-cycling.

It's been a long time since Democrats have worked in the whitehouse or have had cabinet positions. Maybe it makes some sense that to start things off, Obama would consider bringing in some democrats with Whitehouse experience. That, almost by necessity, means Clinton people, or pretty old Carter people.

Personally, when it came time to choose between Obama and Hillary, there was no question in my mind. I did NOT want another Clinton in the Whitehouse. And I don't want the Obama cabinet or administration to look like a Clinton one.

While way to conservative for me, and because he's crossed progressives too many times by supporting more centrist candidates in Democratic primaries, Rahm Emanuel makes sense as a choice. He's extraordinarly well connected to the house and is known as a tough guy-- perfect to play good-cop bad-cop, a game Obama is a master at. He'll be able to work with or ON Pelosi, Hoyer, the bluedogs, progressives and other caucuses.

But, I fear, will Emanuel open the gates for a herd of Clinton vets to invade the whitehouse? That would be a betrayal of the millions of voters, who in the primary, made a very clear non-Clinton choice. We need fresh blood, not Clinton people who were involved in supporting and defending NAFTA, the WTO and Clinton's effort to move the Democratic party to the right.

Come on, President-elect Obama. Sure, it makes sense to start with a few experienced hands. But we hired you to make CHANGE happen, not to recycle.

For example, appoint Robert F. Kennedy to head the EPA right away. You'll be bringing in a fresh face who has a stellar history defending the environment.

And, when it comes to recycling, please, please do NOT recycle more Goldman Sachs people. That CULTURE got us into this mess. There are plenty of really smart people who actually think with the bottom up approach you've spoken about so often. Prove you meant it by hiring someone who's walked that talk. 

 

Rob Kall has spent his adult life as an awakener and empowerer-- first in the field of biofeedback, inventing products, developing software and a music recording label, MuPsych, within the company he founded in 1978-- Futurehealth, and founding, organizing and running 3 conferences: Winter Brain, on Neurofeedback and consciousness, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology (a pioneer in the field of Positive Psychology, first presenting workshops on it in 1985) and Storycon Summit Meeting on the Art Science and Application of Story-- each the first of their kind.  Then, when he found the process of raising people's consciousness and empowering them to take more control of their lives  one person at a time was too slow, he founded Opednews.com-- which has been the top search result on Google for the terms liberal news and progressive opinion for several years. Rob began his Bottom-up Radio show, broadcast on WNJC 1360 AM to Metro Philly, also available on iTunes, covering the transition of our culture, business and world from predominantly Top-down (hierarchical, centralized, authoritarian, patriarchal, big)  to bottom-up (egalitarian, local, interdependent, grassroots, archetypal feminine and small.) Recent long-term projects include a book, Bottom-up-- The Connection Revolution, debillionairizing the planet and the Psychopathy Defense and Optimization Project. 

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Hillary won the popular votes in the primaries.&nb... by Kellis R. Solomon on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:09:31 AM
I couldn't agree more!  Rubin and Summers... by Ron Burnett on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 9:07:33 AM
Me too! How about that for a fresh face? Dr. Paul ... by BroderWriter on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 9:29:11 AM
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I believe in redemption and Powell sold his soul a... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:47:21 PM
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Rob, one pick and you are questioning Obama's ... by Patrick Michael on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 9:49:18 AM
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BravoEnough with the politics of division. Us and ... by Reverend Anthony Wade on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:52:30 PM
Rob,What are the 4 main things Obama wants to do i... by Wynona Ely on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:14:25 AM
" ... and if that means surrounding himself w... by Mr M on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:34:35 AM
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... with more emphasis on "doubt". But I... by Mr M on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 11:37:55 AM
Though I worked to elect Obama.  Now is not t... by Paula Sayles on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 1:26:33 PM
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Those of us who have really been paying attention ... by jersey girl on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 10:30:43 AM
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the idea that the Green Party was running a safe s... by Jack Harrington on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 12:23:46 PM
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... we'll call it, Negative Old Farts.... by Mr M on Friday, Nov 7, 2008 at 2:05:29 PM
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