Tina Brown: If Obama Were Bush He Would Already Be Impeached

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. pspr


    This isn’t the first time this sentiment has been expressed, but it’s certainly a new venue for it. Daily Beast/Newsweek editor-in-chief Tina Brown follows up on Bill Maher’s observation that the Democratic reaction to Barack Obama’s drone use is somewhat hypocritical by claiming that Democrats would have impeached George W. Bush by now over it.

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  2. Ya think! Obama is Bush on steriods and the leftist media stays quiet as a mouse. The only thing you hear coming from the left is, well Bush did that too. So, they voted for Obama because they hated Bush and thought McCain would just be an extension of Bush, but now that Obama is worse than Bush ever was, Obama is OK because Bush did it too? Yep, makes sense to me.:eek:
  3. pspr


    But in year 5 the first liberal wakes up and says, "Hey....."
  4. "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government." - President Barack Obama, January 2008
    Two years later… March 2010.

    "The Democratic administration of Barack Obama, who denounced his predecessor, George W. Bush, as the most secretive in history, is now denying more Freedom of Information Act requests than the Republican did."



    One of the most disappointing attributes of the Obama administration has been its proclivity for secrecy. The president who committed himself to "an unprecedented level of openness in government" has followed the example of his predecessor by invoking the "state secrets" privilege to derail litigation about government misdeeds in the war on terror. He [Obama] has refused to release the administration's secret interpretation of the Patriot Act, which two senators have described as alarming. He has blocked the dissemination of photographs documenting the abuse of prisoners by U.S. service members. And now his Justice Department has proposed to allow government agencies to lie about the existence of documents being sought under the Freedom of Information Act, or FOIA.

    At present, if the government doesn't want to admit the existence of a document it believes to be exempt from FOIA, it may advise the person making the request that it can neither confirm nor deny the document's existence. Under the proposed regulation, an agency that withholds a document "will respond to the request as if the excluded records did not exist."

    This policy is outrageous. It provides a license for the government to lie to its own people and makes a mockery of FOIA. It also would mislead citizens who might file an appeal if they knew there was a possibility that the document they sought was in the possession of a government agency. Such an appeal would allow a court to determine whether the requested document was covered by an exemption in FOIA.

  5. pspr


    A legacy that will NOT be lost on history. Do you hear me, Mr. Obama!!! Your legacy will be little more than a steaming pile of ........ You will go down in the history books as a model of how NOT to govern. This is, if we can survive your incompetence for another 4 years.