Obama will be president for another 24 days but his legacy has already shrunk considerably as the “Trump Effect” is rippling across virtually every department of the government.
Now it’s the Navy’s turn to say no to Obama’s decree that it scrap job titles that Obama’s pantywaists demanded no longer contain the word “man.”
The Political Insider had previously reported the decision to remove the word “man” because liberals found it offensive. PI reported in September that:
“The Navy announced Thursday that it’s removing all historic job titles and replacing them with occupational specialty codes, as opposed to direct titles, effectively removing the word “man” from job titles in a roundabout way.
According to Navy Times, what this decision means in practice is that “Fire Controlman 1st Class Joe Sailor…would be Petty Officer 1st Class Joe Sailor.”
“We’re going to immediately do away with rating titles and address each other by just our rank as the other services do,” Chief of Naval Personnel Vice Adm. Robert Burke told Navy Times. “We recognize that’s going to be a large cultural change, it’s not going to happen overnight, but the direction is to start exercising that now.”
Now that Donald Trump is the president-elect and General “Mad Dog” Mattis is about to become the Secretary of Defense the alpha males are back in charge. That means that the days of running our military as another Leftist social experiment is about to come to a crashing halt.
Fox News report that:
“Navy Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operations, said in a statement that the proposed removal of rating titles “was unnecessary and detracted from accomplishing our major goals.”
“We have learned from you, and so effective immediately, all rating names are restored,” Richardson said.
This signals a critical shift away from the past four presidents who increasingly demanded that our military act as a police force rather than the killing machine that it was intended to be.
When Trump nominated General Mattis he called him the closest thing to General Patton alive today. Mattis believes that negotiating is the province of the State Department and the president. He sees his role as Secretary of Defense to cause as much death and destruction to our enemies with the least cost to the United States in terms of our blood and our treasure so that the negotiators can get what they want.
The men are back in charge and that is only going to make Barack Obama’s foreign policy failures even more obvious in very short order. This will soon remind everyone of how Jimmy Carter’s fecklessness made the Iranians secure in holding American hostages until the day Ronald Reagan rode into town.
Following Obama’s shameless rejection of our Jewish friends in Israel – the only true allies in that region that we can rely on – the cavalry is arriving none too soon.