In an unusual weekend hearing, retired Superior Court Judge Winston Burbank ruled that the public’s right to know about candidates outweighed Obama’s right to privacy.
“I hold that although Mr. Obama has a legitimate expectation of privacy in those documents, Mr. Obama’s right to privacy is indeed outweighed by the public’s significant interest in the background of a public figure who is running for the U.S. President,” the judge said. He noted that U.S. President is among the highest elected offices in the nation.
So President Obama must release all documents related to his involvement with the Annenburg Challenge, ACORN, his collegiate and law school courses, professors, grades, his time as editor of the Harvard Law Review (or Journal), his long-form birth certificate, etc. And stop spending millions of dollars in an effort to keep all that information away from the people since the people have a greater right to know than his right to privacy.
Claim To Fame: Oregon’s most senior member of Congress
Why He’s the Insane Liberal of the Week: for whining and “investigating” the prospect of impeaching Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts because he might lose his seat to a GOP challenger next month.
Thanks to Barack Obama’s socialist policies we live in a very trying and polarizing time. Ask any Democrat politician trying to get reelected in a couple of weeks and you’ll feel the frustration of what happens when you blindly supported stuff like Obamacare or cap-n-trade and a stimulus bill that did nothing to bolster the hurting economy. Not only is the country greatly divided, but the prospects of the GOP taking over Congress Nov. 2 is getting realer with each passing day.
Enter Peter DeFazio, a longtime liberal congressman from Oregon who now faces a tough fight to get reelected against his Republican challenger Art Robinson. Energized by a combination of soft money and anti-government sentiment, the relatively unknown Robinson is making a surprisingly close race out of his bid to unseat DeFazio. And now DeFazio’s angry, really angry at . . . Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts?!?
See, according to Defazio, it was Roberts who as part of a “perverted majority” went and manipulated deliberations in the case of Citizens United v. FEC in order to create an opening for a 5-4 ruling that eliminated limits on campaign spending by corporations (conservatives can recall Barack Obama using his bully pulpit to embarrass SCOTUS over the same ruling at his State of the Union speech earlier this year). Defazio, whose established a well-deserved rep for fighting Wall Street corruption over the years, feels that hedge fund managers have conspired and banded together to meddle in his reelection race, contributing loot to Robinson’s campaign and targeting him with vicious ads and now he’s fighting back against the Roberts court for allowing it to happen: ‘They have done more to undermine our democracy with their Citizens United decision than all of the Republican operatives in the world in this campaign. They’ve opened the floodgates, and personally, I’m investigating articles of impeachment against Justice Roberts for perjuring during his Senate hearings, where he said he wouldn’t be a judicial activist, and he wouldn’t overturn precedents.’
But in targeting a Supreme Court justice for impeachment, does DeFazio look to be panicking or like Obama, is he just in denial about the fact that on both sides of the political aisle many hedge-fund managers, bankers and CEO’s meddle in elections, spending hundreds of millions of dollars to buy the results they want? Consider too the virtual impossibility of actually getting a Supreme Court justice impeached (esp. after Nov. 2) and what you’re left with is our Insane Liberal of the Week.
One of the things I have tried my best to do is to keep CSPT a completely free-speech zone. The last thing I ever want to do is ban a non-spam commenter. (Spammers are fair game, of course.)
But we have one frequent commenter here who is bombarding the site with spam, specifically 9/11 Truther spam. I’m getting e-mail from other commenters, on both sides of the political chasm, telling me that this spam is degrading the site, and I’ve reached the point at which I agree.
Translation: long comments which are obviously re-hashed lists in which scientists, former government officials, and nutjobs who are telling us that the World Trade Center towers couldn’t have collapsed just because they got hit by airliners loaded with jet fuel are not new compositions, but spam. I’ve got a thick enough skin that I usually ignore them, but when there’s no audience for such comments, and the poster knows that there’s no audience for such, it’s spam. And when it starts to degrade the entire site and push readers away, the time comes to do something about it.
So, I’m asking you, blu, to cease and desist with the 9/11 Truther spam unless the main article thread actually concerns the September 11th attacks. I’m not banning you, and appreciate your comments when they are actually on topic.
I really regret having to write this in the first place.
“I was told it’s not a baby. They lied to me. They exploited me. Then I learned the truth and I’ve suffered for years,” she says. “And believe me I am angry. My heart has been ripped out. Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Norton – they all support the murder of babies and the abuse of women by abortion. It’s time to make child killing illegal again.”
I strongly suggest reading the rest of the article. When a woman gets an abortion, she is indeed killing her baby. There are no two ways around it. And here is undeniable proof that it’s a real baby. And, yes, the video shows aborted babies.
Here Obama has spent two years bestowing upon the peasantry the “New Foundation” of a more regulated, socially engineered and therefore more humane society, and they repay him with recalcitrance and outright opposition. Here he gave them Obamacare, the stimulus, financial regulation and a shot at cap-and-trade — and the electorate remains not just unmoved but ungrateful.Faced with this truly puzzling conundrum, Dr. Obama diagnoses a heretofore undiscovered psychological derangement: anxiety-induced Obama Underappreciation Syndrome, wherein an entire population is so addled by its economic anxieties as to be neurologically incapable of appreciating the “facts and science” undergirding Obamacare and the other blessings their president has bestowed upon them from on high.
Appears Obama has been consulting with famed neurologist, Janeane Garofalo, on Republicans and their limbic brains.
Mr Krauthammer continued beyond what Mrs Click quoted:
I have a better explanation. Better because it adheres to the ultimate scientific principle, Occam’s Razor, by which the preferred explanation for any phenomenon is the one with the most economy and simplicity. And there is nothing simpler than the Gallup findings on the ideological inclinations of the American people. Conservative: 42 percent. Moderate: 35 percent. Liberal: 20 percent. No fanciful new syndromes or other elaborate fictions are required to understand that if you try to impose a liberal agenda on such a demonstrably center-right country — a country that is 80 percent non-liberal — you get a massive backlash.
The author then noted that Americans can actually see what has been happening in Europe, the near-collapses of the economies of Greece, Spain, Portugal and Ireland, as well as the real financial struggles in the larger European economies of Germany, France and the United Kingdom. Those countries have, in effect, been employing the policies that President Obama would like to impose on the United States, and they haven’t turned out so well.
For some unfathomable reason, we center-rightists in the United States have come to the shocking realization that at some point, you have to pay your bills, that at some point you cannot have more than your actually produce.
But, I will certainly confess something: I definitely have Obama Underappreciation Syndrome! I very much underappreciate his intellect, his policies, his style and his politics!
Alas! We so frequently have too little respect for our betters…….