Did powerful cabinet members of the Bush or Reagan Admin write books pushing authoritarian power?
Rampant paranoia they say.
"You're just not used to seeing a real liberal as president, Clinton was no liberal"
And so as Cass Sunstein was approved yesterday (I turned it off at 57-40) I wondered if anyone in previous admins where the left accused the right of fascism, and fascist plans if anyone had written philosophical treatises or uttered philosophical homilies along the likes of Cass Sunstein, Marl Lloyd or any of the gathered klavern we have been alerted to.
BTW these Democrats voted against him:Sens. Mark Begich, Blanche Lincoln, Mark Pryor and Jim Webb.
Republicans who voted FOR SUNSTEIN: Collins (R-ME), Hatch (R-UT), Lugar (R-IN), Snowe (R-ME), Voinovich (R-OH) ...the only POSSIBLE excuse I can think of for the senators is that even if they voted the other way it would still have meant only 52-45. But I have a feeling that Snowe and Collins voting for Sunstein in a state where most counties see A LOT, and I mean a LOT of hunting is going to haunt them. I can hear people 'tuning up' their rifles for Nov NOW.
From the Portland Examiner before the vote:
My colleagues John Van Ness, the Baltimore Hunting and Fishing Examiner, and Kevin Rought, the Grand Rapids Hunting Examiner, are decidedly against Sunstein's nomination.
The Washington Times editorialized against Sunstein specifically on Second Amendment grounds, and Coppin State University Prof. Victor Morawski, a Liberty Features syndicated writer, authored an Op-Ed piece detailing his concerns about Sunstein in the Anderson Valley Post.
From West Viginia ..outdoor column:
Sunstein's nomination raises the hackles of sportsmen's groups nationwide. He's widely known for a blatant disdain for the Second Amendment. He's even more passionate about animal rights, so much so, he advocates the rights of animals to be granted protected status in the nation's courts. More to the point, he believes animals should have the right to sue people. He's on the record in favor of an end to all hunting.
So as I ordered Sunstein's books for a bit of examination, I wondered, if there were any comparable writings, statements, you tubes of people like Rumsfeld, Cheney, Weinberger, Ashcroft, et al detailing their feelings that the ideals of the founders were outdated and that fundamental change of a type they envisioned be instituted?
If so, then perhaps an objective analysis could be made that we a re paranoid, but if not .....
Barack Obama complains in his daily rounds about people trying to score political points in being against his ideas for health care, but when his cretinous klavern of cohorts slide through many or all of whom have expressed ideas which certainly qualify as FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE FROM THE AMERICAN SYSTEM can you blame anyone for simply being against anything he is for? Where is the trust?
His own words, and those of his appointed clerks, his own actions and those of his friends over time has left the center beginning to wonder heavily, and the right in a position where it is VERY HARD to examine any idea of his in dispassionate objectivity.
He is NOT the president of all americans, not when his appointments want lawyers for gerbils, despise the Bill of Rights (ON VIDEO??????), and are as corrupt as ANYONE caring to match them to Foley, Delay, Cunningham and Abramov.