Friday, January 9, 2015

"Armed Felon Allowed On Elevator With the President" - The Kosian View

I was interested in the event that saw an armed person with a criminal history in an elevator with the President of the United States and a notice from the Daily Kos arrived in my inbox listing the above title, among others.

What I found even more interesting was the way the author "quoted" the quote and his take on it in his "diary".

Mr. Th0rn notes...
"To top it off, there's Politico's outrageous take on the whole clusterf*uck.Josh Marshall at TPM sums up how they cover the story:
All of which is to say that on this topic Kessler [writer of the Politico article] is simultaneously a genuine expert and a bit of a kook.
So here's the kicker at the end of the piece.
Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. Sadly, given Obama’s colossal lack of management judgment, that calamity may be the only catalyst that will reform the Secret Service. (bolding is mine)
Read that a few times.
So Obama is at fault for his inevitable assassination, or he's the only thing standing in the way of cleaning up the agency responsible for his inevitable assassination.There's a lot packed into that two sentence flourish. But all of it is deeply f'd up.
"All of this is really getting well over the line of any kind of normality. WTF is going on?"

Mr. Th0rn is concerned that Kessler has gone over the line, but it is Mr. Th0rn and Mr. Marshall who go over the line.  

How? By the lie of omission.  

They both leave out the part where Kessler suggests a uniting of Dems and GOP to correct the problem before a tragedy strikes.

Here is the full quote. Tell me if Mr. Kessler went "over the line of any kind of normality".
"Agents tell me it’s a miracle an assassination has not already occurred. In typical Washington fashion, nothing gets reformed until a disaster happens. If anything unites Republicans and Democrats, it is that nobody wants to see a tragedy: We all just want the Secret Service fixed."

When reading Mr. Kessler's article it is apparent that he believes the fault lies with the president as the president had stood by the leadership of Ms. Pierson, Director of the US Secret Service.
He says, "Despite the obvious danger to himself and his own family, President Obama refuses to replace Pierson." 
I believe I have an answer to this.  President Obama does not fire people.  First he would have to be in charge to fire people, and second, firing people may create enemies and Ms. Pierson is probably privy to a load of insider information that Obama's staff would not like to see in the news.

I recommend reading the full original article at Politico and then making up your own mind.

Mr. Th0rn asks what is going on? 

To Mr. Th0rn.  What is going on is the deliberate mischaracterization of a story to further your own adopted agenda - the progressive agenda - which calls for any perceived opposition comment or opinion to be squashed. 

And always, always, progressives must call people who they dislike names and never miss an opportunity try to marginalize them.  Here Mr. Marshall calls Mr. Kessler a "kook" and claims he is over the line of any kind of normalcy. So who is the kook?

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