Monday, July 21, 2008

OBAMA ADVISOR WARNS AGAINST HOLDING THOSE IN POWER LIABLE FOR CRIMINAL ACTS

According to After Downing Street, Barack Obama's advisor, Cass Sunstein, speaking at the netroots convention cautioned against prosecuting criminal conduct by the Bush regime. Prosecuting government officials risks a cycle of criminalizing public service, he argued, and Democrats should avoid replicating retributive efforts like the impeachment of President Clinton--or even the "slight appearance" of it.

11 Comments:

At July 21, 2008 7:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bush was appointed President by an act of the Supreme Court making use of the equal protection clause of the Constitution.

If he's going to be unaccountable for his crimes in office, then by an evenhanded application of the equal protection clause, everyone held in U.S. prisons and being prosecuted for criminal charges should also be set free--no questions asked.

 
At July 21, 2008 8:35 PM, Blogger Recon said...

To that TWIT SUNSTEIN:

Public service should be criminal free Sunstein you twit. Answers like your are the result of someone having something to hide.

 
At July 21, 2008 8:35 PM, Blogger Recon said...

To that TWIT SUNSTEIN:

Public service should be criminal free Sunstein you twit. Answers like your are the result of someone having something to hide.

 
At July 21, 2008 9:23 PM, Blogger alfo said...

SUNSTIEN,criminal acts are just that don't do the crime etc. for u to suggest that one of the nations gr8st criminals to walk after treason & lying to start a war resulting in 4,200 deaths is simply laughable.

 
At July 22, 2008 9:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Clinton was impeached for lying about a blow-job because the GOP Christian Extremists didn't like him. Prosecuting the Bush administration for crimes against humanity and failing in their obligation to uphold the Constitution is not in any way comparable.

 
At July 23, 2008 12:13 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, Ol' Slick lied to a grand jury, perjuring himself and in the process became guilty of obstruction of justice. Admittedly this is small stuff when compared to the various crimes he ought to have been held accountable. Nevertheless, once upon a time perjury was enough to land one in the hoosegow.

 
At July 23, 2008 9:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

First rule of modern humanity: everybody lies about sex. Turning it into a crime for political reasons, whether it was in front of a grand jury or not, is ridiculous.

 
At July 23, 2008 11:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Committing sexual assault and then lying about it is OK with you 9:27?
Lying about the chubby intern was presumably in service of protecting and preserving a bigger lie, his inappropriate sexual advances upon someone else.
And in so doing, obstructed justice and the legitimate efforts of someone exercising their right to seek legal redress.
Relative to Slick's grander adventures this was all small time stuff. That not withstanding, it is still enough to land individuals of lower station behind bars with something more than a mere civil contempt charge.

By way of analogy, most people lie bout their taxes, too. Nevertheless, few complained when Al Capone was sent up for tax evasion.
Who knows, had Slick been safely tucked away, just how many women and children would be alive in Kosovo today?

 
At July 23, 2008 11:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just for the record, I believe he really did inhale.

 
At July 24, 2008 1:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, 11;12, but I won't blame Clinton for the fact that Lewinski was raised to be a hero-worshipping idiot by calling a consensual act sexual assault.

 
At July 24, 2008 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To revive your memory, the alleged assault was perpetrated upon Paula Jones. Clinton's lies about the chubby intern were made in a sworn video-taped deposition for the Jones case. It has been Jones' contention that Slick's sexual harassment and subsequent exposure of his willie occurred without her consent---that, my friend, is legally considered sexual assault.

 

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