Obama’s pick of major Dem. donor for DHS nominee raises concerns

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President Barack Obama‘s choice to replace Janet “Big Sis” Napolitano at the Department of Homeland Security has some questioning just how qualified the nominee is to run such a vast agency.

The president nominated former Pentagon lawyer Jeh Johnson (pronounced “Jay”) on Friday, Fox News reported.

Speaking from the Rose Garden, Obama described Johnson as a tested leader with a vital focus on national security, according to Fox News, saying, “Jeh has a deep understanding of the threats and challenges facing the United States.”

As for Johnson’s qualifications, he was a big-time Democratic donor — he gave more than $33,000 to help elect Obama – and worked on the president’s campaign in 2008. And he’s a lawyer. Johnson was born on Sept. 11 and was in Manhattan when the twin towers were attacked by Islamic terrorists, if that helps any.

While it remains to be seen to what extent Johnson supports and defends the U.S. Constitution, his loyalty to President Obama is without question, as he made clear while speaking of that fateful day in 2001.

“When that bright and beautiful day, a day something like this, was shattered by the largest terrorist attack on our homeland in history, I wandered the streets of New York that day and wondered, and asked, ‘What can I do?’” Johnson said Friday. “Since then, I have tried to devote myself to answering that question. I love this country. I care about the safety of our people. I believe in public service. And I remain loyal to you, Mr. President.”

Obama’s selection is already drawing opposition.

“It would appear that the president plans to nominate a loyalist and fundraiser to this post,” Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said in a statement, according to Fox News.

“This is deeply concerning,” Sessions said. “This huge department must have a proven manager with strong relevant law enforcement experience, recognized independence and integrity, who can restore this department to its full capability.”

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, also criticized Johnson as an Obama crony, saying the department needs someone better versed in immigration law enforcement, the Washington Times reported.

“We need someone who knows how to secure the border, not dial for dollars,” Cornyn said.

Overall, Johnson has contributed more than $100,000 to Democratic candidates and groups, according to Fox News. Besides donating to Obama directly, he also donated to Hillary Clinton’s presidential primary campaign in 2008, and he supported U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., among others.

As general counsel at the Defense Department, Johnson was involved in ending the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for gay service members, and he oversaw the escalation of the use of unmanned drone strikes during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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27 thoughts on “Obama’s pick of major Dem. donor for DHS nominee raises concerns

  1. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    Indian IT companies were invited by Calderon, to start their frauds in PEMEX, http://lnkd.in/bzzQXbh The Indian consultants monopolized the project in SAP, no mexican was involved in this project. It smells fishy and with tax money worse. No a mexican american involved in the project. Smell like a fraud with tax money. Indians work together and they protect each other, but they do not support other kind of people that could disagree with them, allowing that the fraud in government and Corporates. No indian alone has done a complete implementation os SAP in LATAM, You do not know spanish well, legal requirements, you do not know the economic system. I do not want LATAM to suffer as USA for all these IT fraudsThis is a international problem, Corporates supporter for IT indian companies are not paying taxes legally as it suppossed to be made. Countries should look for the consultants to put them in jail.

  2. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    One of master´s degree professor was a college of her, I know that they are right, we want to see the numbers. Fraud using ERP all over the world through IT indian Companies and Indian Consultants. Necesitamos las herramientas, la educación no tiene el nivel adecuado debido a grupos en el poder. http://lnkd.in/bwjACS9 We need the tools, we have a low level of education because these elites. Of course if they do not kill her before

  3. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    The Aztec, Olmecs, Mayas and others are alive in Mexico against the Illuminaties, I hope can be extended to the north of Mexico and South of USA. Integral education at all level to protect our companies and our nation. Bill Gates copied me wrong https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=630317220339709&set=a.628957993808965.1073741825.620414357996662&type=1&theater

  4. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    Calderon and Fox used the international legal and illegal security network in USA and
    Mexico against me, after a comment on line in Excelsior and Universal about the
    issue of two plagiarisms of Fox in Mexico at Universidad Iberoamericana for hic
    Bachelor´s degree and also in his thesis presented at an American University
    for his PhD. It was long time ago but since then he has been using the
    international legal and illegal security network in USA and Mexico against me
    for almost three years, as a personal issue. Also I used to work in Hildebrando,
    Calderon´s family business and both of them decided to use this international
    legal and illegal security network in USA and Mexico against me because of my comments on line about the plagiarism of Fox using government documents as Theses. The Lazies are winning over the world. They only copy or stole the copyrights of others. The Lazies are using fake educational level. They do not have any degree. http://t.co/KhIGtxd6sQ

  5. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    Los modelos macroeconómicos y microeconómicos mexicanos del TLC han sido repetidos en otras partes del mundo dejando millones en la pobresa extrema.
    Mexican Macroeconomic and microeconomic models of NAFTA have been repeated in other parts of the world leaving millions in extreme poverty. http://www.proceso.com.mx/?p=351991

  6. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    Obama is using CPS against iT consultants and finance ttop managers . http://lnkd.in/bEeAMkH

  7. Adalberto Cervantes Rodriguez says:

    The SAP FICO indian consultants, they do not have knowledge of basic accounting and industrial engineering knowledge for american companies as well as no knowledge of capitalism or other economic system. Estas usando a los Indios para hacer fraudes fiscales y contables tanto en empresas como en el sector público. There are using indian consultants to make fiscal and accounting frauds in Corporates and Government. There are some indian consultant that only using Vertix, they are giving a complete soluton in taxes world wide. Can you believe it? Lazies No es solo Oracle o SAP, la tecnología es para estudiantes de preparatoria, no usan tecnología de licenciaturas menos de maestría y doctorado. La tecnología que usan en los ERP esta soprepasada actualmente, usan tecnología de bajo nivel para hacer fraudes fiscales y contables actualmente

  8. bvdees says:

    I’d rather have no one in that critically important job than an unqualified flunky who will simply be another Obama “yes man.”

  9. William Frawley says:

    Why would he say I am loyal to you Mr. PRESIDENT instead of saying I’m loyal to the United States of America. The 3rd Reich took loyalty oaths to Adolf and not to Germany.

  10. darcy922 says:

    I think Obama chooses only the people that agrees with his visions for this country.. That’s obvious from considering all his past selections. And that’s what makes this so very dangerous…

    1. allan says:

      You are absolutely right on his choices. This is how
      CORRUPTION works and at it’s best.

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