The New York times sacrifices its credibility on the Obama altar

    Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been caught overreaching in the use of his powers: Terrorists are a real menace and you should just trust us to deal with them because we have internal mechanisms (that we are not going to tell you about) to make sure we do not violate your rights.

    Those reassurances have never been persuasive — whether on secret warrants to scoop up a news agency’s phone records or secret orders to kill an American suspected of terrorism — especially coming from a president who once promised transparency and accountability. The administration has now lost all credibility.

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    The Obama smoking gun

    **When Obama was running against Hillary for the nomination, he was REAL upset when she would not release her income tax information. The Obama campaign was licking their chops, hoping for something in those records they could use to tear Hillary apart. For a guy who made such a big stink about Hillary having something to hide, he isn’t real forthcoming on his own medical | Read More »

    Does Obama get scrutiny or not?

    Compare these two. Speaking to a group of African-American journalists, he says: What I would ask is that I am treated like other candidates in terms of expectations and that people look at my entire record. But his staff is “terrified” of people looking into his history: Reporters who have covered Obama’s biography or his problems with certain voter blocs have been challenged the most | Read More »