June 11, 2008
June 10, 2008
"Activist" Obama's audacity of obeying the law
Just so we're clear, we all understand what's going on here, right? I'm glad to hear that a potential Obama White House is promising to take a serious look at potential crimes committed by the Bush administration, but you'll notice that none of the right-wing pundits seem to be claiming they'll have a vigorous defense ready. Instead, they're instantly wailing that "Obama is going to prosecute Bush for war crimes! Horrors!"
In other words, this has nothing to do with any actual prosecutions, because there aren't going to be any. At all. Because using the excuse they're establishing now- that Obama's Justice Department will be a bunch of mean, awful, leftist partisans who just want to punish all Republicans- will be the cover for Bush issuing a blanket pardon on January 19 to pretty much everyone whose name he can fit on a single sheet of paper.
In other words, "witch hunt" is this year's "activist judges." Mark this down now because it's the guaranteed right-wing meme for 2009- Bush is protecting his staff from Obama!
Pre-emptive martydom- catch it!
Update: just a reminder that you should always remember one of the most crucial laws of the Bush administration: the level to which they complain about any acts of misconduct are directly proportional to the misconduct they themselves have committed. I initially figured it went without saying that for anyone within seventeen degrees of separation of Bush to complain about the abuse of power in a prosecutor's office is, of course, absolutely hilarious.