President Barack Obama, third from right, listens during a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in Paris, on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. The leaders discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, and the fight against the Islamic State group. From left, Charles Kupchan, Senior Director for European Affairs, Brian Deese, Senior Advisor, Secretary of State John Kerry, Obama, Susan Rice, National Security Advisor, and Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Democrats Have No Room to Claim People Are Unqualified

Eight years ago the Democrats nominated a man who had not even served a full term in the United States and whose primary job had been as a failed community organizer in Chicago. He got elected President of the United States then promptly surrounded himself with career bureaucrats and non-profit devotees who had never had real jobs in their lives in the private sector. And he used those people to try to regulate the private sector they neither understood nor had worked in.

Now, eight years later, their party is in ruin, the majority of states are held by Republicans, the House and Senate are held by Republicans, and the man they allowed into their party to seek their nomination this time left it once he lost.

So please spare us any and all claims that any Trump pick is unqualified. We have seen a country run for the last eight years by some of the least competent, let alone least qualified, people to ever preside over our republic.

Whether it is Rex Tillerson or Rick Perry or Betsy Devos or Tom Price or any of the other cabinet picks, whether I care for them or not, they are all qualified and vastly more so than even the present President was when he was sworn in on January 20, 2009.

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