Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Obama Gets His Nixon On

Today is Tuesday, 7 April 2009.

Here’s a change you can believe in: the Obama regime is even more vile in justifying limitless and illegal spying on Americans than the W. Bush regime.

Constitutional scholar Glenn Greenwald wrote yesterday, in a pitch-perfect summation of the Obama regime’s position: "In other words, beyond even the outrageously broad 'state secrets' privilege invented by the Bush administration and now embraced fully by the Obama administration, the Obama DOJ has now invented a brand new claim of government immunity, one which literally asserts that the U.S. Government is free to intercept all of your communications (calls, emails and the like) and -- even if what they're doing is blatantly illegal and they know it's illegal -- you are barred from suing them unless they 'willfully disclose' to the public what they have learned."

(From a column titled “New and worse secrecy and immunity claims from the Obama DOJ at http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/ . Read the entire column and weep.)

Obama may be a liberal when it comes to issues like health care, but he’s become Richard Nixon redux when it comes to the police state.

6 Comments:

Blogger Morton said...

So, when does he start doing the liberal stuff.

7:05 AM  
Blogger HH said...

I was initially puzzled by "Morton". Is it a reference to J. Sterling Morton, newspaper editor, Nebraska territorial governor, and Secretary of Agriculture, who invented Arbor Day? On this date in 1872, the first Arbor Day, the people of Nebraska planted in excess of a million trees. In 1885, the Day was changed to 22 April in Morton's honour.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Morton said...

HH-
Please email me directly for personal info and I'll be happy to communicate.

Morton is my 1st name. (Unlike Harry James my parents gave me 2 last names!(smile)

8:28 AM  
Anonymous wondering said...

Morton--

Could you be the physician and liberal voice in a university town that by all rights should have more liberal voices? If so, I think you will enjoy reading HH's columns.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Morton said...

something like that-

right now in OK and around the world there's a big push to rehabilitate and extend nuclear power - some of us oppose...

2:48 PM  
Blogger Morton said...

I like the name of your blog - clever.

Do you have a "petit" wing for, ahem, guys like me? (joke)

2:51 PM  

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