- Lois Lerner, IRS Director of Tax-Exempt Organizations LINK
I know knee-jerk liberal Democrats are saying "serves the bastards right." But then what do these same people say when the Government illegally raids the private information of the media - the same media that has protected and defended Obama? Look people, the fact that Bush essentially lifted his leg on the Bill of Rights and let the Government trample all over our rights was bad enough. But wasn't the guy that's in there now supposed fix all the damage Bush inflicted on our Constitution and Civil Rights? I know he made those promises because I watched one of his speeches in person in 2008 in which he promised to clean up Capitol Hill and Wall Street. How's his scorecard there?
Not only has Obama NOT even attempted to fix things, he's taken the baton handed to him by Bush and run laps around the crimes committed by the Bush Administration. How can any person who voted for Obama POSSIBLY defend this guy? And it's beyond laughable that Eric Holder has recused himself from the AP scandal - his dirty fingerprints are all over it. He should be held accountable in a court of law. But then again, it appears as if Obama skipped the class that covered Rule of Law at Harvard - that is, assuming Harvard Law even bothers to teach that subject matter...
From the liberally-oriented Huffington Post today:
Tuesday also saw James Goodale, who was the lawyer for the New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case, flatly say that Obama was worse than Nixon in his dealings with the press..."Obama has all these things that he's done to the press on national security matters that Nixon never did," Goodale told the New York Observer LINK
The golden truth of the matter is that our Government has become excessively large and omnipotent. No wonder the Government-directed public education system no longer teaches the history of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights - it would be too dangerous to the livelihood of politicians and Governmental lifers for kids these days to learn why Thomas Jefferson and his colleagues expressly put in the mechanisms required to prevent the kind of Government we have now. These days Jefferson might be subjected to oppressive tactics by the IRS and the Justice Department. And if that didn't stop Jefferson, under the guise provided by the Bush-legislated - and Obama-strengthened - Detainee Bill, Jefferson could be arrested and detained without the right to a hearing in front of a judge to determine if the detainment was warranted.
Back in 2003, I was having a conversation with a colleague and we both agreed that eventually we were going to see things happen in this country with corruption and fraud and unchecked Government oppression that would "blow our minds." What's happened during the Bush era was bad enough. But the fact that guy who was supposed to rescue the system from all of the above has actually enabled the problems to get worse truly blows my mind.