Skip to comments.Obama’s Secretary of the Navy Walks Back Complaints About Size of Fleet
Posted on 09/01/2015 9:11:15 AM PDT by Nachum
You expect senior Obama administration defense appointees to be budget hatchetmenthat just comes with the territorybut Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabuss new remarks to Politico on the size of the Navy achieve impressive levels of partisan hackwork coming from a Pentagon official.
The issue is the ongoing debate over whether it is fair for Republicans to complain, as Mitt Romney famously did while debating the president in 2012, that the Navys surface fleet is about as small as its been since the First World War. Despite Obamas snarky response at the time (Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets ) and the dogged efforts by some in the media to editorialize against the argument, what Romney said was true. So true, in fact, that his point was once made by the Secretary of the Navy himself, Ray Mabus:
One of our main areas of focus has to be the size of our fleet. The CNO has repeatedly said, and I repeatedly have strongly supported him, that the minimal number of ships we should have is 313. We have 288 today in the battle fleet: the lowest number since 1916, which during that time, the intervening years, our responsibilities have grown somewhat. But if Congress funds the shipbuilding program that we have laid out, we will reach a fleet of 325 ships in the early 2020s.
The source of this quotation, incidentally, is Politico itself. And while its not entirely a surprise to see Mabus backtracking on this argument yet again, as it has become an ongoing embarrassment to the president, it is a bit surprising to see that Politicos senior defense correspondent has simply omitted mention of the fact that these words were once spoken by Mabus. Here are the new talking points, better than the old
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Mabus is widely recognized as The Village Idiot, in retired USN circles anyway.
He bought EIGHT MILLION barrels of navy algae gasoline at $150 per gallon.
Obamas San Fran contributors made it.
If the Navy launched a thousand canoes, the Administration would say we have the largest Navy ever.
1000 canoes. sounds like Jefferson’s coastal gunboats. oh wait we have those. the LCS program.
I don’t want a bigger fleet until the navy is fixed. They are buying these idiotic Littoral “combat” ships, the command levels are utterly filled with sodomite and perverts. The ships are being named for Harvey Milk and Gabby Giffords.
A small fleet is fine for now until the NAVY is fixed. You don’t fix perversion by increasing its size and scope.
You know folks, I think we're too hard on the Left at times. I'm sure Mabus knows what he is talking about.
Sitting there in his tub, overseeing his fleet, I'm sure he felt safe. What with his rubber duck and his staff there to comfort him, it would be easy to understand him thinking the ships hidden by the bubbles, were sufficient...
Sounds silly? Well, this is the level of understanding one would have to have, to think Mabus is right.
Sad days for our nation...
One hopes our nation will survive until January of 2017, so a new person can get this nation back on track again.
At this point, signs point to a Left so desperate to destroy this nation, that you wonder if there will even be a 2016 election.
If Trump is our nominee, does anyone besides me question if the Republicans wouldn't be just as eager to avoid that election as the Left?
Something to consider.
The fact is, the Establishment Republicans have decided to plunder the USA after taking all the money and running. Obvious to me, should be to others.
Clinton was the sad, sorry, SOB who demanded that all branches of our military accept queers and lesbians. He did this in 1999 when he went against the pay raise that was approved for the military. Clinton put low ranking married EM on food stamps. What has happened to our nation’s military is a damn disgrace and it was Clinton who demanded that women be allowed to serve in combat MOS’s. Hell, Bill hated the military as he had lied to an Air Force LTC or COL in Arkansas.
Someone should have gone to prison for this.
Reminds me of the song: “I always voted at my parties call and I never though a thing of my self at all. I thought so little they rewarded me by making me the Admiral of the Queens navy” Gilbert and Sullivan. Need leader in White House.
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He certainly doesn't do anything to dissuade anyone from thinking that way, does he?
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