Old Gray Lady: Obama Has Lost All Credibility!
By John W. Lillpop
As the Obama scandals grow greater in number and gravity with each passing day, even Obama’s most loyal lefty soldiers are refusing to automatically salute the sullied Commander-in-Chief.
Those so disinclined now include the New York Times which, following revelations that the Obama administration is collecting telephone records on all Americans, believes that The One has lost all credibility when it comes to transparency and accountability.
As reported at the reference:
Within hours of the disclosure that federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.
Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability.
The administration has now lost all credibility on this issue. Mr. Obama is proving the truism that the executive branch will use any power it is given and very likely abuse it. That is one reason we have long argued that the Patriot Act, enacted in the heat of fear after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks by members of Congress who mostly had not even read it, was reckless in its assignment of unnecessary and overbroad surveillance powers.”
The Ney York Times says the Executive Branch will use and abuse any power it is given? Even the beloved Barack Obama?
Hear, hear! When the New York Times sounds the alarm for slapping Barack Obama down, you know revolution is in the air!
The big question: Where will you be when the revolution officially begins?
Posted by John W Lillpop at 6:02 PM