During the 2008 presidential election, the leftist media surrendered any last trace of objectivity and neutrality in order to get Barack Obama elected. They didn't investigate him. They didn't vet him. They didn't ask him any hard questions. For reasons which still confound me, they gave him their shameless adoration. The election became nothing more than watching the lefties play "can you top this", i.e., who could make the most complimentary and thoroughly baseless statement.
David Brooks was in the running with his statement that obama's "perfectly creased pant" was proof that he would be a "very good president." Then there was Chris Matthews who felt a "thrill going up my leg" after an obama speech. Somebody, somewhere said that it would be a step down for obama to accept the presidency. But the hands-down winner was Newsweek's Evan Thomas who said "I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."
Rather than even pretend to look into the qualifications of the nobody from nowhere with a resume of nothing more than attaining positions and then doing nothing while there, the leftist media spent all its time chasing after and bashing Sarah Palin, who was only the candidate for the #2 job.
Now we find that the IRS has been targeting conservatives applying for tax exempt status for their organizations. Gee, the President of the United States ran around saying "Right now all around this country there are groups with
harmless-sounding names like Americans for Prosperity, who are running
millions of dollars of ads . . . And they don't have to say who exactly
the Americans for Prosperity are. You don't know if it's a
and "attack ads run by shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names. We
don't know who's behind these ads and we don't know who's paying for
them. . . . You don't know if it's a foreign-controlled corporation. . .
. The only people who don't want to disclose the truth are people with
something to hide".
and that conservative groups "pose as non-for-profit, social welfare and
trade groups," even though they are "guided by seasoned Republican
political operatives" who might be funded by a "foreign-controlled
David Axelrod stated that "benign-sounding Americans for Prosperity, the American Crossroads Fund" are "front groups for foreign-controlled companies."
And shortly thereafter, the IRS began targeting conservative groups. You think that order didn't come from the top, despite the fact that President Slick said he didn't know nothing about it until he read the paper. Just wait until the IRS gets its claws into your health information.
Now comes word that the NSA is amassing volumes and volumes of material on every person in America. We're told that it's only keeping track of phone calls and e-mails. Nothing is actually being read or listened to. Really. And why, exactly, should we believe that. The administration is pulling the old "ends justify the means" defense. Apparently, if even one terrorist attack is thwarted because of this massive invasion of privacy, then we should get down on our hands and knees and thank the president for keeping us safe.
Despite all the warnings that something was wrong, the muslim at Ft. Hood murdered 13 people. Russia gave us intel on the Boston bombing brothers, that this administration promptly ignored.
An administration that can't - or won't - act on hard evidence wants us to believe that sifting through mountains of data will keep us safe.
Obama hasn't changed. He's not a different man now than he was then. He's always been about amassing power for himself. Intrusive patdowns and naked scanners at airports weren't about safety. That the shoe and underwear bombers got on airplanes prove that. No, those were all about power. The power of the government saying that it was going to put its hands on you any time it wants and to blazes with your 4th Amendment rights.
Obamacare isn't about health care. It's about the full power of the government controlling your most basic needs. The IRS situation is about the full power of the government coming after you if you disagree with it. Now we find out that the NSA is snooping into yet more aspects of our life . . . just because it can.
After making a big show about taking a 2% deduction in his pay, obama just signed an executive order raising his salary. He wanted it, so he made it happen. He constantly chafes against the constraints of the Constitution because to him it's a "charter of negative liberties.". He whines that there are some things he can't do because of our system of government. He arrogantly thinks that he's always the most interesting person in the room. He thought that running a presidential campaign meant that he could be president.
So, he does what he can get away with because he can. And the more he gets away with, the more he tries to get away with. And, he thinks when he's found out, that he can simply sweet talk people over to his side. What on earth did the leftist media think was going to happen. How did it never occur to these self-important smarties that a wildfire fanned with hot air will only get worse.
Now, in the wake of the NSA storm, even the left is beginning to say "Hey, wait a minute here." Obama has become a law unto himself because nobody has even questioned him, let alone try and stop him. The leftist media has given him pass after pass after pass, and he has responded by laughing in their face and basically saying, "What are you going to do about it."
Well. What are they going to do about it.