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My Picks for Obama’s 2nd Term Cabinet

Copyright Jill HendersonAs Obama prepares for a 2nd term, there are signs that a Cabinet housecleaning may be underway.  The controversies around CIA Director Petraeus and General Allen, and talk that Hillary Clinton will no longer be Secretary of State bode well for a less hawkish foreign policy.

But the people’s revolution to overthrow the parasitic Money Power has just begun.  The 2008 Wall Street bailout further concentrated power in the hands of what I term in my book Big Oil & Their Bankers…, the Four Horsemen of US banking – JP Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo and Bank of America.  As I write this, President-elect Obama is being swarmed by Illuminati operatives who will try to control the direction he moves this country.

They will be trying to influence his cabinet choices to ensure Eight Families’ control over US government policy via the appointment of Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and Bilderberger members to key positions.  Presidents are just figure heads.  Policy decisions favorable to the Illuminati banksters are hatched at Cabinet-level.

Now is the time for all citizens to call your representatives to ensure that Obama chooses a people’s cabinet rather than a corporate cabinet.  You can reach any one of them by calling the Capitol Switchboard at (202)224-3121.  You can contact the Obama transition team directly.  What follows are my dream picks for the new administration.  I have already sent this list to Barrack Obama.  This “team of rivals” would represent real change.

Forget about Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State.  Nobody knows the international landscape better than Jessie Jackson, who can introduce a new progressive US foreign policy to the world.  Our new Treasury Secretary should be Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX).  His mission: nationalize the Federal Reserve once and for all.  For Secretary of Defense I like one-term Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA), a decorated Vietnam veteran who is both a well-traveled populist novelist and tough as nails.

Let’s make Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) our new Attorney General.  He alone voted against the treasonous Patriot Act post-911 and would dismantle the Gestapo which has shredded our Bill of Rights.  At Homeland Security, how about Cynthia McKinney, the Green Party candidate for President.  She alone in the 2001 Congress questioned 911 and we need a FULL investigation with Bush and Cheney under oath.  Once completed, Homeland Security should be abolished.

The new FBI Director should be former DNC Chair and 2004 Presidential candidate Howard Dean.  He’s a bulldog who could turn the focus of this agency to going after corporate criminals and CIA drug gangs.  If we appoint Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) as CIA Director we can purge the Agency of the criminal element that’s been running it for decades.

We should make former Texas Ag. Commissioner Jim Hightower the new Secretary of Agriculture and Kentucky writer Wendell Berry our new Secretary of Energy.  If we did, both sustainable organic agriculture and alternative energy would be well supported.  I like progressive writer Barbara Ehrenreich for Health and Human Services.  She could implement a single-payer free health care system for all Americans.  If we appoint Presidential candidate Rep. Dennis Kucinch (D-OH) to head Housing and Urban Development we can prosecute fraudulent mortgage lenders and stem foreclosures by forcing banks to write down overpriced mortgages.

Maybe the most important appointment is long-time rabble rouser Ralph Nader to head Commerce.  It is here that we could set up an anti-trust unit which can begin to break up the oligopolies which have resulted from 30 years of deregulation and corruption.  First on the list: Exxon Mobil.  I like Native American songwriter/activist John Trudell to head the Department of Interior.  The only non-immigrant Americans would finally have a voice in Washington.  At Transportation I like University of Texas economist Dr. John Kenneth Galbraith Jr.  He understands the need to implement an infrastructure improvement program modeled after FDR’s New Deal to provide high-paying jobs for out-of-work people.

Vermont’s esteemed Senator Bernie Sanders would make an excellent Labor Secretary, while former Vice-Presidential candidate Winona LaDuke would be the right choice at the Environmental Protection Agency.  Harvard professor and civil rights activist Cornell West is my pick as Secretary of Education, while long-time media reformist Bill Moyers would be a great pick to head the Federal Communications Commission.  Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) should be US Ambassador to the United Nations and former New York Governor Elliot Spitzer, despite his recent frame-up, is the only logical choice to head the Securites and Exchange Commission.  He’ll have Goldman Sachs running for cover.

There you have it.  Oh, one last thought.  I’m growing a bit tired of hearing that the Wall Street bailout was “socialist”.  Socialism is an economic system that helps poor and middle class people.  It seems to me that the best governments in the world, such as Norway, contain a mixture of capitalism and socialism in their economies.  Our Founding Fathers knew this and the US has always had a mixed economy.

And to all you right-wing ideologues out there who are over 65, why don’t you break out your wallets and show us that you are actually card-carrying socialists.  That is unless you have opted out of Medicare.  The 2008 bank bailout was not socialism.  It was fascism.  Check your dictionary.  Or take it from the horse’s mouth, a guy named Mussolini, who said that, “Fascism is the merger of the corporation with the state”.

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @

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14 thoughts on “My Picks for Obama’s 2nd Term Cabinet

  1. You missed one person, Elizabeth Warren, senator from Massachusetts. I think that was her name.

    Posted by JVKrnich | November 23, 2012, 3:41 pm
  2. I’m always happy to hear REAL suggestions, from someone whose voice carries a little further than my own. Being from the windy city, I have seen that with the Jacksons, not all that shines is gold. But I’m down with your thought process. greg

    Posted by greg | November 23, 2012, 4:26 pm
    Simon Johnson’s Baseline Scenario article raises the question about complacency being the standard compromise for appointments that prioritize watchdog regulations and restraints against bankster terrorism.
    His article Mary Miller vs. Neil Barofsky For The S.E.C is a test case for the second term and the real world of “trickle down government cosmology”

    Posted by Bruce E. Woych | November 23, 2012, 5:50 pm
  4. FANTASTIC SELECTION. Elizabeth Warren, of course, whould be in charge of Finance and Banking regulations. I am not sure about Ron Paul, even though he is correct about the Fed, his libertarian ideology gets in his way. You know, I am sure, that this is a “dream team” and not very likely in this “elite”-controled economy. Nevertheless, like me (see TheModernUtopian,com), we must propagate our best suggestion and hope others will asvocatee them as well. (I too will forward your list to the President.)

    Posted by Richard Fairfleld | November 23, 2012, 6:17 pm
  5. Sounds good but only an ignorant fool would believe it.

    Posted by geoffrey franklin | November 23, 2012, 8:46 pm
  6. A tiny quibble, Ellen Brown not Ron Paul.

    Posted by Douglas Baker | November 23, 2012, 9:24 pm
  7. How about considering Ellen Hodgson Brown, who has long supported public banks and who might encourage all states to reinstate a state bank on a similar basis as the Bank of North Dakota, for a position in Obama’s cabinet? Also consider Francis Boyle for foreign policy or tax reform.

    Posted by Jen | November 23, 2012, 10:00 pm
  8. Jessie Jackson as secretary of state? Are you out of your damn mind? Yeah socialism is working out so well for most of Europe, Jesus christ. Socialism is an admittance of failure by the populace. Of course socialism works in Norway! Norway is a small HETEROGENEOUS White country with massive amounts of natural resources. Norway has a population of around 5 million while the US has a population of 315 million plus 20-40 million illegal third world aliens. Elizabeth Warren, don’t make me laugh people. It’s too bad you are an indoctrinated liberal Dean-O, you have a lot of good insight on the current nightmare that is the world at the moment.

    Posted by Max Payne | November 23, 2012, 10:26 pm
  9. I’m all for it Dean, but then what would we do for problems? Putting these people in charge could lead to rational decisions, scientific based policies and humane policies, no, no, it couldn’t work at all . Without constant infusions of confusion our politic system cannot be maintained! Much better to talk about non-issues in moderation . p.s. keep the faith max, it’s all ya got!

    Posted by Ron Norris | November 24, 2012, 9:31 am
  10. Yeah, a dream team. Unfortunately, it’s just that, a dream. The global Plutocracy has the world firmly in its grip, and until the 7 billion people on our planet don’t start to recognize what they are and are awaken from their stupor, there will be no dream team. We are only allowed to keep Dean and this page for demonstrational alibi purposes, that it is possible to oppose things, to express unrest and discontent. As soon as it would truly become a thread to the system, Dean would be labeled terrorist, this page treason, and we all sympathisants. We are merely tolerated, because we offer an outlet for voicing frustrations, and as demonstration vehicle, that freedom is alive, because, well, still can write here.

    Posted by Rabert von Dahrenhorst | November 24, 2012, 12:26 pm
  11. For those who oppose massive legal and illegal third immigration and, above all else, the changing demographics, you will have to speak out loudly: join an immigration reform group, like FAIR (strength thru numbers); when you get a political fundraising letter, return it, with no money, and state your opposition to the immigration tragedy; call a radio talk show to let thousands of listeners know we exist; write/e-mail your local newspapers to express your opinion (so far, three item were printed in The York Post); and, finally, fax your rep in congress. I am sure they delete e-mails concerning this subject very quickly. More can be done on this front. Do your own gardening; don’t go to restaurants. You would be amazed at how money you save. PLEASE FORWARD THIS!!

    Posted by Ken | November 24, 2012, 6:05 pm
  12. Nice post. Paul Craig Roberts also had a nice list.

    Posted by Michael F. Hughes | November 24, 2012, 8:25 pm
  13. Great post!

    This certainly is the time to turn things around.

    Posted by Agraulis | November 27, 2012, 5:31 pm

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