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Lies we can believe in…

November 15, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I was confused there for a moment last spring.

Had this nation actually produced a presidential candidate capable of bringing change to Washington?

Had a corrupt and terribly corrupting social order managed to overcome its own deeply ingrained patterns of anti-human behavior.

Hah!

Sorry. Merely a momentary lapse into some naive optimism. Evil begets evil, and the son is in the image of the father.

greg-craigBarack Obama’s second appointment announcement is in, and it is a doozy.

One of the most outrageous reversals by the “Messiah” during the campaign was his about face on domestic spying and violations of Americans basic constitutional rights by the Moron’s administration.

The apparent author of that reversal, Attorney Greg Craig, was today appointed to be the Messiah’s White House Counsel.

Said Attorney Craig at the time:

“This was a deliberative process, and not something that was shooting from the hip,” Mr. Craig said. “Obviously, there was an element of what’s possible here. But he concluded that with FISA expiring, that it was better to get a compromise than letting the law expire.”

The only thing wrong with that explanation: it was a lie.

Craig knew it was a lie when he said it.

And, he wasn’t even intelligent enough to come up with another lie to smooth over the first one.

Apparently this man is either a poor liar, or, or someone not used to having to explain his lies.

We will let you be the judge.

So, before you embrace this new religion of CHANGE, you may want to have a look at the man who will be the Messiah’s mouthpiece in some future impeachment proceedings. (Believe me, the Republicans will not be as lenient on him as were the Democrats on his predecessor.)

Here, Mr Greg Craig is being interrogated by Salon on his blatant and obvious lies in response to the Messiah’s sudden betrayal of his supporters on the issue of domestic surveillance:

Back in August, when he was seeking the Democratic nomination, Obama voted against the Protect America Act. Therefore, had Obama had his way, there never would have been any PAA in the first place, and therefore, there never would have been any PAA orders possible. Having voted against the PAA last August, how can Obama now claim that he considers it important that the PAA orders not expire? How can he be eager to avoid the expiration of surveillance orders which he opposed authorizing in the first place?

I asked Craig that question several times and received completely incoherent replies, after which he started insisting that he already answered me and had nothing else to add (he then changed the subject to talk about the “improvements” the current bill achieves over the Rockefeller Senate bill). The fact is that there is no answer. In the past, Obama has opposed the type of warrantless eavesdropping which those PAA orders authorize. He’s repeatedly said that the FISA court works and there’s no need to authorize eavesdropping without individual warrants. None of that can be reconciled with his current claim that he supports this FISA “compromise” because National Security requires that those PAA orders not expire and that there be massive changes to FISA. It’s just as simple as that.

It’s bad enough that Obama is supporting a new warrantless eavesdropping scheme. They should just candidly admit that he changed his position rather than feeding incoherent and insultingly false rationalizations to the public — whereby they throw around the terms “National Security” and “balance” enough times and hope that nobody notices or cares that what they’re saying makes no sense.

“…hope that nobody notices or cares that what they’re saying makes no sense.”

Ah, Hope!

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