Obama is channeling Nixon now.

At first our Dear Leader was emulating the worst President of the past 50 years, the overtly racist Jimmy Carter.

Now he is taking a page out of former President Richard M. Nixon’s book of really bad things to do, and starting an “Enemies List” of American journalists.

This action raises this important question, “What does Barack Hussein Obama and his administration have against the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America?”

Let’s review the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

It is widely excepted that the free speech and press clause is focused on “Political” topics.  The American people have to be able to freely report on and discuss their government and the effects on them, in order to maintain a free society.

Team Lightbringer doesn’t seem to be on board with this concept.  The Obama White House, through it’s official spokesmen, have publicly attacked members of the American News Media, and public figures, who have published stories that the Obama administration doesn’t like.

What happened to the classic liberals who stated, “I do not agree with what you are saying, but I’ll defend your right to say it”?  They seemed to have been replaced with thin skinned leftists who viciously attack anyone who dares to disagree with their agenda.

Jack Tapper, of ABC News seems to be the only member of the White House press corps with a functional set of testicles and an understanding of the US Constitution.

Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –
(Crosstalk)
Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.
Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –
Gibbs: ABC –
Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?

Tapper: It’s escaped none of our notice that the White House has decided in the last few weeks to declare one of our sister organizations “not a news organization” and to tell the rest of us not to treat them like a news organization. Can you explain why it’s appropriate for the White House to decide that a news organization is not one –

(Crosstalk)

Gibbs: Jake, we render, we render an opinion based on some of their coverage and the fairness that, the fairness of that coverage.

Tapper: But that’s a pretty sweeping declaration that they are “not a news organization.” How are they any different from, say –

Gibbs: ABC –

Tapper: ABC. MSNBC. Univision. I mean how are they any different?

What is this White House afraid of?  A news organization that points out that Obama has admitted Communists and supporters of pedophilia  working for him?  Aren’t those actual facts that the American people should be aware of? Doesn’t the American people have a right to know just which health insurance officials are in those secret meetings with Joe Biden?

Just to add to the stench of Obama’s “Enemies List” is the flat out hypocrisy of Team Lightbringer.  The White House talking Head Gibby specifically singled out two of Fox News’ opinion format hosts, Beck and Hannity, as the reason for the Obama White House War on Fox News (which they are spending more time and effort than the war against Islamofascism being fought in Afghanistan) at the same time they are bringing in MSNBC’s hate mongers Olbermann & Maddow, who are clearly lapdogs of the Obama Administration,  in for private briefings.

3 thoughts on “Obama is channeling Nixon now.

  1. So let me get this straight. You just wrote a piece decrying the Administrations attack on the First Amendment when their very speech is also protected? Is that correct? Might want to not be so blatant in your contradictory statements in the future. Sort of waters down your point.

    Now when the Administration comes out and says that FOX News is illegal then you might have a jumping off point. But until then I’m sure you’re aware that any thinking person takes this for what it is, desperate fear-mongering.

    “You guys” never cease to amaze me. But thanks for reiterating your political impotence. I always enjoy that. (I wonder if this will actually be posted? We’ll see).

  2. As usual, the leftist gets it completely ass backwards.

    The fear mongering is coming from the White House and it’s “Enemies List” and is parroted by their tame lapdogs in the Media. The MSM was very vocal in it’s opposition to Nixon’s list, and their silence now highlights their hypocrisy.

    The left’s attack against the First Amendment is nothing new, and has been more extreme than the White House’s current attacks (which is pretty appalling, since the President is supposed be *defending* the Constitution). There was this attempt to shut down a conservative talk radio station in oh so liberal San Francisco for example.

    You do remember Tim Robbin’s speech at the National Press Club Dinner in 2003, where he told a room full of journalists that his Freedom of Speech was being oppressed?

    The left was claiming that the Bush administration was threating basic civil rights for doing a lot less than actively attacking a major national news organization for parroting the party line.

    This attempt to shut down any opposition is nothing new for Obama. During the campaign, attacks that shut down anti-Obama websites were tracked to IP addresses assigned to barackobama.com

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