Republicans aiding and abetting terrorists

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    Who's running the TSA? No one, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint

    By Margaret Talev | McClatchy Newspapers

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    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 were 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.

    As al Qaida claimed responsibility Monday for the thwarted attack and President Barack Obama made a public statement about it, Democrats urged DeMint to drop his objection and allow quick confirmation of nominee Erroll Southers, a counterterrorism expert, when the Senate reconvenes in three weeks.
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    Southers, a former FBI special agent, is the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department assistant chief for homeland security and intelligence. He also is the associate director of the University of Southern California's Center for Risk and Economic Analysis of Terrorism Events, and he served as a deputy director of homeland security for California Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

    Two Senate committees have given Southers their bipartisan blessing. An acting administrator is in place pending his confirmation.

    Marshall McClain, the president of the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers Association, said that the Senate should have acted sooner to confirm Southers.

    "Friday's terrorist attack on U.S. aviation makes it all the more imperative that there be no further delays in filling this crucial position," he said.

    Who's running the TSA? No one, thanks to Sen. Jim DeMint | McClatchy
     
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    *Puts a bucket down near bfgn. He's bound to make himself sick with all that spinning.*
     
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    TFF. Lame.
     
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    He must think it is better to lose a few plain loads than *gasp* allow Americans to participate in collective bargaining.

    Total idiot, imo.
     
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    Regardless, eleven months later and Obama still has no TSA director?
     
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    So are they saying the "acting administrator" is incompetent?
     
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    Government employees in critical jobs should not be in Unions. EVER. Pretty simple concept. Of course Obama could do to TSA what Reagan did to the Air Traffic Controllers if they strike. NAH he doesn't have the balls.

    BY the way the absence of a director is not critical since right in the story it STATES there is an ACTING director.

    Lets go back to that 2 year period when Dems controlled the Senate early in Bush's first term. They spent 2 YEARS blocking Judges from being appointed. I don't recall any of you lot whining about the lack of competent Judges on the bench to do criminal courts at the Federal level.
     
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    Yes..the person Obama has appointed has very good credentials but he is being stonewalled by the Republicans.

    The acting administrator doesn't have any real power to make changes.
     
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    In eleven months Obama cannot get a TSA director. Of course not, our safety is not a priority.
     
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    Not for the Republicans, apparently.
     

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