Thugs (cont.)

May 27, 2009

“The Obama Administration may have targeted GOP donors in deciding which Chrysler dealerships would have to close their doors.”

 

h/t – Glenn Reynolds

Post-racial.

May 27, 2009

Or, as Peter Kirsanow, explains, maybe not:

During the presidential campaign, there was considerable commentary about the prospect of a President Obama ushering in a post-racial era in America. The candidate himself fueled the commentary, frequently making sounds about the advent of a society that transcends race.

The nomination of Judge Sotomayor demonstrates that identity politics not only remains alive and well, but may be accompanied by an unabashedly racialist interpretive doctrine.

Change.

May 25, 2009

The New York Times reports:

The United States is now relying heavily on foreign intelligence services to capture, interrogate and detain all but the highest-level terrorist suspects seized outside the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to current and former American government officials.

The current approach, which began in the last two years of the Bush administration and has gained momentum under Mr. Obama, is driven in part by court rulings and policy changes that have closed the secret prisons run by the Central Intelligence Agency, and all but ended the transfer of prisoners from outside Iraq and Afghanistan to American military prisons.

Arthur Herman has written a must-read on Gitmo:

What [the standard account re: Gitmo – that “the public shift in attitude toward Gitmo was gradual, and reflected a growing disillusionment with the war on terror as the sordid details of how George W. Bush and his assistants chose to wage it came out, including the supposed secret use of torture” –] and others like it fail to take into consideration are the aggressive and unending efforts of a cadre of lawyers, activists, left-leaning Democrats in Congress, and civil libertarians against the facility, its purpose, its goal, and its existence. These efforts began even before it was opened, in November 2001, and continue to this day. The anti-Gitmo forces worked tirelessly to shape the public perception that Gitmo was the red-hot center of an aggressive policy approach that led the leftist financier George Soros to declare: “The biggest terrorist in the world is George W. Bush.”

The enemies of Bush and Gitmo have succeeded brilliantly. But in so doing, they have done grave violence to the truth about the Guantánamo Bay facility, have aided in the release of prisoners who have since committed acts of terrorism outside the United States, and may yet succeed in having Barack Obama’s government release young men with terrifying ambitions for murder and mass destruction onto the soil of the United States.

Read the whole thing.

No sh*t.

May 24, 2009

The One admits: “we are out of money now.”

As Rick Moran over at American Thinker comments, “I wish he would have realized that about $11 trillion ago.”

That’s soooooo 18th Century –

Kent Engelke at Capitol Securities Management, said the administration plan for GM, based on reports, “is asking the senior debt holders to forgive $27 billion in debt for 10% of the company. The U.S. Treasury and the UAW will forgive $20 billion and receive 89% of the newly formed company.”

The plan, he said, “sacrifices the senior debt holders for the unions. This is wrong, lacking legal precedent, violating the most basic rule of law and capital structure.”

Other than that, it sounds like a good plan.

Why would anyone invest in any company that is tied to the government?

Update on my earlier post about The One’s takeover of the means of production –

USA could lose AAA rating! It’s almost like the government is acting as irresponsibly as those nasty speculators Obama keeps talking about…