Blowing the whistle on Obama’s America

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

On the campaign trail four years ago, US presidential candidate Barack Obama shared his views on whistleblowers. He said: “Often the best source of information about waste, fraud and abuse in government is a government employee committed to public integrity, willing to speak out. Such acts of courage and patriotism … should be encouraged rather than stifled.”

As president, the reality has been very different. During his first term in office, six whistleblowers have been charged under the Espionage Act for allegedly mishandling classified information. That is twice as many as all previous presidents combined.

The fact that Barrack Obama was once a Constitutional Law professor at the university of Chicago seems in complete contradiction to what he has done to protect the the abuses of government.  

The Pentagon Papers, Watergate, Iran-Contra and wiretapping without warrants by the Bush administration are known to the wider public because someone had the courage to blow the whistle.


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  1. terryhallinan

    Nixon’s betrayal of his old commie hunting buddies was astonishing.  

    Nixon went coast to coast screaming “20 years of treason” at Democrats as good old Ike’s VP.

    As president, Nixon made the famed “Opening to China,” and the Cold War was essentially defunct despite continuation of the Vietnam War and the Plumbers and everything that is history.

    Obama looking out for the upper crust and contempt for the lower classes completes the transition of Democrats to little more than an adjunct of the Republican Party.

    Given my druthers, I would take [gag] Nixon.

    Best,  Terry

  2. Xanthe

    His title was lecturer and senior lecturer later at U of C.  Of course, no one at U of C will not dispute the professorship as it is to their benefit —

    Frankly, what difference does it make – he’s not a good president in that he’s not interested in the working or lower middle class of America.  Whether he was a professor or not is of no import in that fact.  

    This title of professorship has been floating around the internet for some time.  I can hardly pick up the truth of it — much of it may be lies by political enemies – but he didn’t hold title of professor.  Both Obama and Michelle surrendered their law licenses but this is not unusual – otherwise they are obligated to take classes.  There is an annual fee but that certainly wouldn’t be a problem for the Obamas.  But this surrender gives a lot of fodder to the right —

    If you google this, you can read all this. His records are sealed up pretty tightly.

    And maybe lecturers use the title professor commonly – I don’t know.  but it is a question.

  3. banger

    Nixon was the last social-democrat to occupy the White House–Carter doesn’t count because he had no power (he was treated as an outsider by official Washington and was consistently blocked at every turn by the bureaucracy and the permanent government–a lot of it was his fault, mind you).

    Nixon understood that he had to trick official Washington in going his way–there’s a good argument in Russ Baker’s Family of Secrets (about the Bush family and a great read even if just for fun) that Nixon was fighting the same forces as JFK and was “eliminated” by the same forces in a rather ridiculous operation that we should have seen was a set-up. I sensed it was but like everyone else on the left I was happy to see Nixon go In fact, it was Nixon’s political demise that signaled the new reactionary age we’re in now and that Obama epitomizes.

    Obama is not left or right he is, by his own admission if you listen, a technocrat–a CEO of an organization that he runs for the Board of Directors who control the stockholders–how they do that is of no interest to Mr. Obama–just so they do and they’ve done very well particularly using the great good-cop, bad cop routine in the last election.

  4. Xanthe

    …no one at U of C will dispute the professorship….

    Just a sidenote:  William Black is always announced as a “Assistant Professor” when interviewed – he is scrupulous about that.  His experience in the S&L scandal is – on the other hand – incalculable.    

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