The Obama administration, which promised during its transition to power that it would enhance "whistle-blower laws to protect federal workers," has been more prone than any administration in history in trying to silence and prosecute federal workers.Comment from the eeeeevile Bushites:
The Espionage Act, enacted back in 1917 to punish those who gave aid to our enemies, was used three times in all the prior administrations to bring cases against government officials accused of providing classified information to the media. It has been used six times since the current president took office.
Mark Corallo, who served under Attorney General John D. Ashcroft during the Bush administration, told Adam Liptak of The New York Times this month that he was "sort of shocked" by the number of leak prosecutions under President Obama. "We would have gotten hammered for it," he said.
"Hammered" is I think an understatement so vast as to be grotesque. Who's making a fuss? All the useful idiots who thought Barry was going to bring actual "openness" to the US government. Barry is predictably acting like the tin-pot dictator of a banana republic, and they're all surprised by this.
So how about in other areas? How's Barry doing on the Social Justice front?
Hmmm, Big Brother following kids around with a microscope, doesn't sound good. What's that got to do with Barry?
At Columbia University and elsewhere, the fear that the New York Police Department might secretly be infiltrating Muslim students' lives has spread beyond them to others who find the reported tactics "disgusting," as one teenager put it.
The NYPD surveillance of Muslims on a dozen college campuses in the Northeast is a surprising and disappointing violation, students said Saturday in reaction to Associated Press reports that revealed the intelligence-gathering at Columbia and elsewhere.
Millions of dollars in White House money has helped pay for New York Police Department programs that put entire American Muslim neighborhoods under surveillance.Who's all mad about it?
The money is part of a little-known grant intended to help law enforcement fight drug crimes. Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the Bush and Obama administrations have provided $135 million to the New York and New Jersey region through the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program, known as HIDTA.
So basically what we have here is the liberals getting hoisted on their own Big Government petard. You've got Big Socialist Government run by a no-kidding Saul Alinsky apostle, doing what Big Government does: anything it wants, and smacking down anybody who objects. And you've got the uber liberals all dismayed that their guy Barry and his little friends are the ones doing all this stuff that they (falsely) accused Bush of.
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Council on American-Islamic Relations are separately calling for investigations into White House funding of a domestic spying program launched by the New York Police Department against Muslim-Americans.
The AP reported Monday that White House funds managed by the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) program went to buy equipment and vehicles for a domestic surveillance program designed to infiltrate Muslim groups.
The irony is sweet, is it not?
The (just can't seem to shut up) Phantom