Anthony Foxx, labeled by President Obama as "one of the most effective mayors Charlotte [North Carolina] has ever seen," has been nominated by the President to be the next Secretary of Transportation. Foxx would take over for Ray LaHood, who announced that he would be stepping down a few months ago.

President Obama had only positive things to say about Mr. LaHood, who had previously served in Congress as a Republican, calling him "a model for the kind of bipartisan approach to governance I think we need so badly in this town." Foxx had been a Democrat, but said during the nomination speech, "There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, airfield or rail system."

Scroll down below to see a video from CBS News highlighting Obama's announcement and Foxx's acceptance.


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      Richard Hunter
      • 1 Year Ago
      Guy is totally clueless, doesn't give a damn about transportation...this is Odumasses reward for bringing the Dumbassocrat National Convention to Charlotte NC...Not Qualified at all...typical of all of Odumasses appointees.
      Gabbo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just another empty-headed liberal twit ... they are a matching pair.
      • 1 Year Ago
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        gop.hates.america
        • 1 Year Ago
        Yes. There is no diversity in his cabinet. http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/20120730-cabinet.jpg Also, we never landed on the moon, Saddam had WMDs and Bush was not the worst president.
      Ivan Ivanovich Renko
      Some things are simply to be expected here-- Americans claiming that Japanese cars are by far the best, guys claiming that hideously ugly cars are beautiful and beautiful cars are hideously ungly; and angry white guys saying "Obummer" is "clueless." Show us your advanced degrees, angry white guys. Then you can talk to us about how "lazy" (we'll leave out the other word in that couplet, you can fill it in yourselves) the President is. Oh, and you can ask Osama Bin Laden and the rest of the Al Qaeda leadership about how incompetent this President's nominees are.
        Saint Zero
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Ivan Ivanovich Renko
        I think it was a group of Navy Seals that took care of Osama, not Obama. Obama is responsible for the massacre at Benghazi.
          ragtopdodge
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Saint Zero
          Ya, and Bush did such a wonderful job getting Osama. The same POTUS where 3,000 people died on his watch on 9/11. Where he was warned. And then later lied about Iraq where 4500 soldiers died and $3 trillion was spent. Oh man, your guy Bush was awesome!
          gop.hates.america
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Saint Zero
          and this is why your mother should have aborted you
          Ivan Ivanovich Renko
          @Saint Zero
          And if they'd had a "Desert One" type debacle, just who exactly would you angry white guys blame, eh? I doubt seriously you'd speak ill of the SEALS. As for Benghazi... puh-lease.
          Firefly
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Saint Zero
          I think it was a couple of now-deceased hijackers responsible for the twin towers, not Osama (since he didn't fly the planes...).
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        gop.hates.america
        • 1 Year Ago
        It's like making a clueless Hollywood actor President of this country. And it did end badly.
          merlot066
          • 1 Year Ago
          @gop.hates.america
          Replace "clueless Hollywood actor" with "clueless spoken-word Grammy winner" (or "clueless peanut farmer") and you would be correct...
      John Riecke
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's this guys actual transportation philosophy? LaHood turned out halfway decent. For the "obummer" crowd I shall only quote Ron White: "fuuuuuuck yewwwwww".
        ragtopdodge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @John Riecke
        Can't be as bad as the Republican transportation philosophy == No taxes, so no roads/bridges being built. Cut funds to the FAA so that travel by planes are less safe and long lines at the airport.
      Chris
      • 1 Year Ago
      What's next? Is he going to make former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick Secretary of the Treasury? He can be the first presidential cabinet member to be appointed while in prison.
        ragtopdodge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Chris
        What's next? You want him to appoint someone like Florida Rick Scott who stole $1B of Medicare money with his hospital he ran?
      thequebecerinfrance
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, this is going to be a fun thread.
      Sir Duke
      • 1 Year Ago
      America the beautiful: Just as racist as it ever was.
      Porsche4life
      • 1 Year Ago
      Why because he's black?
        ragtopdodge
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Porsche4life
        That's the reason all his other secretaries are black, right?
      ragtopdodge
      • 1 Year Ago
      He'll never get confirmed. The Repugs will stonewall and filibuster every appointment unless he nominates someone like Gingrich for Secretary of State, Bachman for Secretary of HUD, or Rush Limbaugh for Secretary of the Treasury.
        brandon
        • 1 Year Ago
        @ragtopdodge
        You partisan dillweeds need to get a life and learn about something OUTSIDE of your party. Just a thought. It's time to realize Keynesian policies didn't work in the 30's, and they aren't going to start working now. I want my liberty back. (well, not that I'm old enough to even know what liberty was like, since we haven't actually had it in this country since LONG before I was born.)
      Afi Keita James
      • 1 Year Ago
      Their all bunch of globalist psychopaths.
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