It really is amazing that Democrat Representatives are so concerned about protecting privacy rights they are unwilling to exclude, from derivative law suits, corporations willing to help "any" administration protect the American people by providing information on telecommunications involving possible terrorists engaged in overseas contacts. We are not talking about what Democrats did to Japanese Americans post Pearl Harbor. It would appear Democrats are more beholden to trial lawyers than to protecting Americans.
Another bone I would pick with Democrats is they are seemingly trying to use the current credit and mortgage debacle as a way to expand government's intrusion into more facets of the nation's economic activity by paying off constituents they sought to help own homes they could not afford, by making tax payers foot the bill . Sen. Schumer accuses GW of being Hoover because GW opposes a bail out of those who are walking away from mortgages on homes they never occupied and intended to "flip" for a profit. Democrats also want to expand the " recession handout" beyond what has already been voted upon. It is the same old liberal saw: Help contribute to the crisis, then bail victims out so no one has to accept responsibility and all accomplished at taxpayer's expense. (Congress both encouraged and then pressured banks to make loans to lower income segments of our society whose balance sheets and incomes could not support owning a home and meeting subsequent mortgage payments.)
We are probably already in a recession which should be allowed to play itself out over time because most efforts to keep it from happening simply heightens concerns things are worse than they are and they are bad enough. Politicians are often more like arsonists than firemen.
On another note, now that some of Minister Wright's speeches are being revealed I would pose several questions to Senator Obama and his wife, Michele:
a)Why did you and your family remain members of his church if you now denounce Rev. Wright's comments and speeches?
b)Why did you wait almost twenty years to do so?
c) If you are truly the change candidate who claims you want to unite the nation how do you plan to do so in view of Rev. Wright's divisive and hate filled speeches which you apparently were exposed to for some 20 years?
d) Finally, as a serving Senator pledged to uphold the Constitution please explain how you could sit for twenty years listening to Rev. Wright's diatribe against our nation without speaking out against it?
It would appear to me I may have been "right" about Obama all along - he is no more than Wilson's "Music Man." Intelligent, a scintillating gifted speaker but behind his campaign slickness is significant emptiness, superficiality and lack of experience that suggests he is not qualified to occupy the office you seek. I suspect this firestorm could ultimately become his undoing and possibly his unraveling will begin as many of the youth he turned on will begin questioning why they succumbed.
I have expressed all along how concerned I was that we might elect a president partlt due because unformed minds of many of the nation's youth had became enthralled, nay exuberant, over the meteoric rise of a "political rock star" while failing to comprehend the enormity of the shallowness of their emotional decision.
Obama may still become president but Rev. Wright's revelations raise the ante and I believe they may become insurmountable.
What say Senator Obama?