Jeff Crowley, the Director of the Office of National AIDS Policy, has announced he will be leaving his post at the end of December.
“After developing and releasing the National HIV/AIDS Strategy for the United States and spending a year and a half on implementation, now is an appropriate time for me to move on to the next phase of my life,” wrote Crowley in an email to colleagues.
He was appointed by President Obama in February 2009 and was tasked with developing the nation’s first national AIDS strategy. (He also serves as the Senior Advisor on Disability Policy at the White House.) Previously Crowley was a health-policy researcher at Georgetown University and the deputy director of The National Association of People with AIDS.
No names have been floated for his potential replacement.
Who can blame the guy for leaving? He must be frustrated beyond belief. As with so much related to Obama, the National Strategy is just words and more words, and some more words. Obama has done nothing to implement what’s in the Strategy and hasn’t even tried.
I must disagree. Obama has had people working to implement this and many other programs. The blocking has been done by the Republicans. It’s one thing to send a bill to Congress, it is quite another to get it through the Senate, where they filibuster every bill.
Just think where this country would be now if it weren’t for the GOP to filibuster so damn much. The GOP don’t give a fuck about Americans only defeating and making the President a failure.
@lucifer Arnold: Um, excuse me sir, but the Republicans give a f… about Americans, only those Americans who voted for them – -which is, roughly 1/2. , and they say — stop the Democrats. And the Democrats only give a f… about their side, roughly 1/2, and say “stop the Republicans.” Actually, only 1/4 and 1/4, since the rest of us seem to willy nilly go back and forth between the twain. And so we seesaw back and forth, and the one side Filibusters the other. Why, it’s been going on since the dawn of the Republic. Why, it’s very American indeed. After all, since when must we all join one party or the other in a wondrous one party state? Hell, I don’t like teh two party state, and wish two or three more parties, so that we might find those even more closely allied with our thoughts, and not some big tent mush where I like Democratic ideas on some things, and Republican ideas on others — but I despise the other parts of their agenda. Filibuster away, I say, and have the government do nothing for awhile, and let the people get back to the business of the nation, which is, as Calvin Coolidge said: business. But with three or four parties, a filibuster would reign in the extremes of any party’s ideas. Welcome to America sir, enjoy it.
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