Was not one of the things everyone was mad at Nixon about was his "enemies list"? So, let me get this straight in my head. Nixon had an enemies list and was just awful. Obama has someone calling reporters from the and he's just wonderful.
The more I read about politics the more I realize that Richard Nixon was not some awful wrecker of the American Way, simply someone doing business as usual. It was the sainted Kennedy brothers that wiretapped Martin Luther King, Jr. Franklin Roosevelt locked people up in mental hospitals all through WW2 if he didn't want to fight the courts, there was no habeous corpus back then for the loony bins.
Woodrow Wilson and the Palmer raids were not a shining example of open and honest government, either. But leftists only believe that freedom can be assaulted by Republicans. After all, Janet Reno's Justice Department burned children to death at Waco but lefties are all up in the air about waterboarding the guy who planned 9/11.
Still, this is the first I've heard of high administration officials having conference calls with news agencies attacking private citizens whose crimes are talking on the radio.It wasn't long ago that the whole media was all up in the air over Bush and Cheney being overheard calling Clymer a um, er, Clymer. And the left claims to hate hypocrisy.
Obama isn't even the worst, though. Imagine that you are in charge of raising money and trying to get Republicans to run for office. Now imagine there is a radio talk show host with twenty million listeners, the vast majority of those listeners of your Party. Imagine that you not only insult that radio guy but then say that your own Party's convention looked like something out of Nazi Germany.
Now I will admit that I've never been elected to anything higher than Precinct Chairman. I think, though, that it's a bad idea to comare my Party to something out of Nazi Germany. Nor do I think that it's a really smart idea to just willy nilly pick a fight with twenty million of the people you are going to be asking for donations and votes.
Now, I don't expect the Party's National Chair to march in lockstep with Rush. He is not required to do that. Rush isn't even a Republican, he is a conservative. Now it happens that the Republican Party is closer to conservatism than is the Donkey Party. But the vast majority of Rush's fans ARE Republicans. Now, the Republicans got fifty eight million votes last election. I think, that's off the top of my head. So the Chairman of the Republican National Committee first calls his whole Party Nazis. Then he compounds this insult by further insulting ONE THIRD of the base. No wonder they call us the stupid Party.
Dear Mr. Steele, you might think about noticing that the Republicans no longer run the White House. So, tomorrow, when the Chief of Staff to the President calls to give you the orders of the day, try to remember, that's not the guy wanting Republicans to win.
Oh, and all you civil liberty types? Why don't you see if Rahm Emanual is making his calls from the White House? That is supposed to be a bad thing, remember? I know this because you keep saying so, whenever there is a Republican in the White House.