Why is it that everyone almost completely ignores the things that the Obama administration has done lately? If ANY other administration tried the
things coming out of the Obama administration, they would be crucified, and everyone would be calling for their impeachment immediately. With the
Obama administration, the only people even reporting it are Fox News.
First we have the Arizona Immigration Law debacle.
Attorney General Eric Holder is critical of the Arizona immigration bill. Yet he admitted, when pressed before Congress, that he had not actually
read the bill, he had skimmed it. Yes, the top attorney for the U.S. government has not read it but opposes it anyway. And that's not all, Homeland
Security Secretary Janet Napolitano admitted, also before Congress, that she has not read it, either, but added that it was not the kind of bill she
would have signed when she was governor of Arizona.
They haven't even READ
the law, but are ripping Arizona for passing an "unconstitutional" law.
Then we have Mr. Posner of the State Department expressing "regret" over the Arizona Immigration Law, to CHINA, after China complained about US
human rights violations.
QUESTION: Did the recently passed Arizona immigration law come up? And, if so, did they bring it up or did you bring it up?
ASSISTANT SECRETARY POSNER: We brought it up early and often. It was mentioned in the first session, and as a troubling trend in our society and an
indication that we have to deal with issues of discrimination or potential discrimination, and that these are issues very much being debated in our
When questioned about his comments, Phillip Crowley had this to say:
But Crowley also said, “There is, as many have said, real concerns about -- that this Arizona law will inevitably devolve into racial profiling.
That would be a fundamental challenge to human rights around the world.”
Now let's move on to the SCOTUS nominee, Elena Kegan.
The White House has completely cut off access to Kegan, and her family by members of the media. When reporters were to sit in on her brothers class,
and interview him (with permission from him and the school he teaches at), the White House suddenly announced they "weren't comfortable with the
idea", and the school immediately pulled the plug.
When a family member of Kagan told the media that they family was debating wildly around the dinner table after the announcement, the family member
suddenly told the same reporter that she was sorry, she couldn't talk to the media anymore.
The White House will traditionally put a gag (for lack of a better word) on the nominee, but this is the first time I've seen a gag put on the family
and friends of a nominee. If this had been tried under the Bush administration, the media would have crucified him.
Add to this the idea that we're now not supposed to use words like "Radical Islam", "War on Terror", or "Act of Terrorism" (see Eric Holder
dodging the use of those words when questioned by Congress after the Times Square incident), and I just have to wonder why people aren't up in arms
over this Administration.
I was fairly indifferent to the Admin when they first began, but now I'm starting to feel pretty outraged myself about these things going on. The
media is almost completely ignoring everything going on, and barely touching on other things going on. For the first time I'm starting to think that
we really are losing rights under this Administration.