Perhaps now the media will begin to see that there isn't much difference
between an assault by the Federal Government against the 2nd Amendment, or the
1st Amendment (or for that matter, the 4th Amendment - "...secure in their
papers...."). The Founding Fathers understood that Human
Nature hasn't changed in 6000 years of recorded history, and they
incorporated that understanding into the U.S. Constitution. Why do you suppose
the Progressives hate it so much? Thus, I wonder if we will begin
to see a change in the way the liberal media deals with the 2nd Amendment, now
that they have been attacked. Ehhh - probably not.
It would be nice just once Mr. Evensen if you dug deeper than the Fox news
talking points to inform your writing. If the Obama administration was
targeting it's opponents for harassment why did it miss Karl Roves group
who clearly was the biggest and most influential opponent? Guess why, because
it wasn't targeting it's opponents. The IRS didn't single out
Mr. Roes group exactly because it was big and complicated, the same reason it
didn't audit the large liberal groups. It simply was an organization
overrun with work who made a very poor administrative decision to clear
it's plate from the bottom up and picked off the easy fruit, groups
who's name indicated they were political not social.AP scandal,
Mr. Evensen go back and check the Fox news and CNN channels the Sunday after the
leak story broke and see the flood of Republicans screaming for an investigation
to uncover who leaked the story to the AP. because this was the worst leak
"ever"..now..Obamas clearly trying to take away the freedom of the
"...tone and expectations are set at the top."The man at the
top wants to "fundamentally transform" America. First things First.
@ PragmatistPlease take the blinders off. Even the left sees the
problems and you are still in denial!
The problems did not magically start on the first Tuesday after the first Monday
in November of 2008. These problems or the "imperial presidency" have
their roots far in our history, some would say from the time of John Adams.
There have been presidents who were especially bad about this and some that were
lesser offenders, but our elected representatives in the House and Senate have
over the years made it easier for the Executive to overreach. The idiotic
Patriot Act is a prime example and one needn't look further then Camp
Williams to see a new monument to government overreach. Being partisan about it
is rather petty, when it is a universal problem. A good man is elected to go to
Washington, D.C. and a power hungry tyrant is what finally gets there.
Unfortunately many can not see the universality of this or any other issue, and
make it another rallying point against the sitting president. Four comments so
far and it seems like 50 insults already.
Seriously Big D, facts don't mean anything to you? Why wasn't Karl
Roves group targeted? They spent over 70 million in attack ads but drew no
scrutiny. It was a very poor administrative decision but that's exactly
what it was. Your proof to the contrary is?
Liberty?? You mean the sort of liberty where you are audited by the IRS if you
are a conservative? That liberty? I would say liberty is in free fall in our new
Obama-nation. Of course Jay Carney and Eric Holder and the regime leader Barack
Obama know nothing about it. Right.
Mr. Evensen,What I would like to know is WHY, WHAT, HOW, WHEN WHERE
regarding the AP and DOJ story. Perhaps you, as a journalist could
dig up the facts for us. Apparently there was a very serious crime committed
which put American lives at risk. Apparently there was an investigation? which
didn't reveal the perpetrator of the crime at which point the DOJ took the
extraordinary step of investigating AP records. Now, one might
believe no crime can justify the actions of the DOJ. But, at a minimum, we
ought to have the ENTIRE story to form a reasoned debate. "In
each case, the president has claimed a healthy distance from decisions made.
But, as anyone with corporate or government experience can attest, tone and
expectations are set at the top."Reagan: Iran-Contra?Bush: 2006 dismissal of 7 U.S. Federal Prosecutors which the "Justice
Department's Inspector General (IG) released a report on the matter that
found most of the firings were politically motivated and improper."????
"George Washington couldn't tell a lie, Richard Nixon couldn't
tell the truth, Brack Obama couldn't tell the difference."