On the 64th anniversary of the publication of GEORGE ORWELL’s classic “1984” BIG BROTHER is MORE than watching as WHITE HOUSE official defends seizure of American citizens’ phone records.
While Nixon may have famously bugged his Democratic opponents in the now infamous Watergate scandal of 1972 shattering his Presidency, President Obama defends the seizure of all Verizon customers’ phone data.
Today the Obama Administration admitted it has been gathering a massive amount of telephone records from at least one major telecommunications (and perhaps, possibly more) company, Verizon Communications, as critics charge the “transparency” Obama proffered to the American people was nothing more than a sham.
The shameful admission comes after the UK Guardian newspaper published a secret court order related to the records of millions of Verizon Communications customers on its website.
It's perfectly obvious that Oblunder knows this. If he thinks his presidency is such a success, why isn't he running on his record? He can't. He inherited a recession and made it worse. His porkulus failed. Unemployment is still over 8%. It went up from 8.2% to 8.3% yesterday. He's still running record deficits.
Over the years, Obama has said some really disturbing things.
It was necessary to punish success, he said, to promote “fairness.”
This was an utterly malevolent statement. It meant Obama is so consumed by the politics of hate and envy that he is willing to destroy private sector output even if it doesn’t result in more money for the political class.
Now there is a new statement that may be just as bad. In a recent interview on new fees from banks, the President said, “you don’t have some inherent right just to, you know, get a certain amount of profit, if your customers are being mistreated.”