A corporatist executive and a globalist, Michael Froman picked Barack Obama’s cabinet. It was confirmed in a Wikileaks email. Obama’s point man on the globalist project, told the Council on Foreign Relations the administration is preparing to force a vote on Obamatrade in a lame-duck session of Congress.
“To even do this in the lame duck, you want to do as much of the preparatory work as possible under Trade Promotion Authority beforehand, and that’s what we’re working on now,” Froman told the mandarins of globalism, reports Inside US Trade.
He went on to say it is precisely because the people are opposed to Obamatrade that they are rushing to get it done before Obama leaves office.
“Froman highlighted that there is ‘a certain urgency’ to get TPP done this year because the speaker of the House, the Senate majority leader and the president are all pro-trade but warned ‘that all could be different a year from now,’” Inside US Trade reports.
Obama is becoming more and more open and brazen in his denunciations of national sovereignty and Americans who believe in it.
Obama slams Americans who rightly see so-called free trade destroying their lives and communities and resorts to straw men, calling people nativists and xenophobes if they want borders. Hillary calls them unAmerican.
Nice, huh? This is how people are picked to run the government.
John Podesta is Bill Clinton’s former Chief of Staff and currently serves as Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair. While he was co-chair of Barack Obama’s Transition Team, he received an email from Michael Froman who was a high-level executive at Citicorp. Froman is currently a Trade Representative and a big supporter of all the trade treaties.
An email in one of the Wikileaks batches refers to the list of appointees Froman recommended for Mr. Obama’s cabinet.
The email includes a “list of African American, Latino and Asian American candidates, broken down by Cabinet/Deputy and Under/Assistant/Deputy Assistant level. There was also a list of Native American, Arab/Muslim American and Disabled American candidates.”
“While you did not ask for this, I prepared and attached a similar document on women.”
Froman even went ahead and “scoped out” which people should be appointed to which cabinet positions.
“At the risk of being presumptuous, I also scoped out how the Cabinet-level appointments might be put together, probability-weighting the likelihood of appointing a diverse candidate for each position (given one view of the short list) and coming up with a straw man distribution.”
The New Republic points out that the cabinet was almost exactly the way Froman planned it.
The cabinet list ended up being almost entirely on the money. It correctly identified Eric Holder for the Justice Department, Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security, Robert Gates for Defense, Rahm Emanuel for chief of staff, Peter Orszag for the Office of Management and Budget, Arne Duncan for Education, Eric Shinseki for Veterans Affairs, Kathleen Sebelius for Health and Human Services, Melody Barnes for the Domestic Policy Council, and more. For the Treasury, three possibilities were on the list: Robert Rubin, Larry Summers, and Timothy Geithner.
This was October 6. The election was November 4. And yet Froman, an executive at Citigroup, which would ultimately become the recipient of the largest bailout from the federal government during the financial crisis, had mapped out virtually the entire Obama cabinet, a month before votes were counted. And according to the Froman/Podesta emails, lists were floating around even before that.
Many already suspected that Froman, a longtime Obama consigliere, did the key economic policy hiring while part of the transition team. We didn’t know he had so much influence that he could lock in key staff that early, without fanfare, while everyone was busy trying to get Obama elected. The WikiLeaks emails show even earlier planning; by September the transition was getting pre-clearance to assist nominees with financial disclosure forms.
If history is our guide, Hillary Clinton’s cabinet is being formed by corporatists right now.
Crony Corporatism is alive and well and much more alive than we ever knew. Why is a corporatist choosing the cabinet? Barack Obama advertised himself as the Main Street president.
This isn’t Capitalism but it is consistent with globalism and unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats in Brussels running our government instead of citizens, Obama has already moved the country in that direction by politicizing every government agency and writing legislation from these agencies, by ignoring Congress from violations of immigration law to passing treaties, and from their commitment to controlling the entire government and the media. The “agreements” he has passed without Congress on Iran and climate are also a good example of where this government is headed.