So this is how it’s going to be in the new administration: President Obama signs an executive order that will result in millions of abortions around the world — not too controversial, right?
President Obama is proposing a gigantic spending plan that hugely increases the national debt and inserts the government in the economy — who could be against that?
President Obama is closing Gitmo and giving constitutional rights to terrorists — oh, that is mainstream.
What have we learned by this?
The mainstream media is trying to convince Americans that Obama is working for everyone and not being divisive like President Bush. A recent AP headline read, "Obama Breaks from Bush, Avoids Divisive Stands." But there are only two problems with that: facts and logic. In truth, President Obama really isn’t divisive: all the liberals agree with him.
Meanwhile, the administration is announcing the Justice Department appointment of Tony West, a fancy high priced San Francisco left-wing lawyer who burst into the headlines in 2002 by representing “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh, the 20-year old Taliban soldier in Afghanistan who was sentenced to 20 years in jail. West was also the co-chair of the Obama finance committee during the campaign, and his liberal wife Maya Harris is a former executive director of the left-wing American Civil Liberties Union, who recently took a job with the left-wing Ford Foundation. Tony West’ sister-in-law is the left-wing San Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris who refuses to prosecute a capital case, particularly if it involves a cop-killer.
So what do we learn from this redundant lesson? President Obama is not divisive if you are a liberal.
Conservatives, though, are willing to work with the liberal administration and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
"Alcatraz would be a good place to put these people," Rep. C.W. Bill Young of Florida told Congressional Quarterly. "There’s a lot of discomfort about the idea of bringing the detainees in to the United States," Young said. "That’s why I’ve suggested Alcatraz." Young said he had not discussed the idea with Pelosi of turning the tourist attraction back into a prison. But he did suggest the idea to President’s Obama’s lawyer, he said.
The Chronicle reports Pelosi spokesman Brendan Daly laughed off Young’s jab, saying, "It’s not a serious proposal." But then, Young isn’t alone in pushing Alcatraz. Sen. Kit Bond, a Missouri Republican, said his state and Leavenworth prison in neighboring Kansas want no part in housing terror suspects.
So, he says, "Let our good friends in San Francisco deal with these deadly combatants.” This idea is very helpful, I think, to the civil discourse that the President wants us to show one another.
A columnist from the High Country News in California, Ed Quillen, suggested some time ago that we employ “Stupid Zones.” Quillen says “a Stupid Zone is an area that is stupid to build in, on account of predictable dangers — avalanches, forest fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, mudslides, tornadoes, floods, etc.”
I think that a predictable danger such as importing terrorists to our prison system and granting them American-style justice qualifies as a future Stupid Zone and should be given preferential tax treatment as a result.
Remember, folks (say it all together now), “President Obama isn’t divisive if you are a liberal!”