Freedom of Speech part two, Democrats in action
By now, everyone is aware of the story of Joe the Plumber. He asked a question of the Saintly B. Hussein Obama, and was promptly targeted for destruction by the lefties in power.
That's a wonderful example of what happens when you question a Liberal, you're destroyed by the left for daring to question their talking points, or worse, correctly categorizing them as socialist.
However, it's now getting worse. How much worse can it get you may ask, and I'm willing to tell you, until the Feds show up at my door. The FCC is now investigating Military Experts who have spoken on TV, and not used the Democratic Party platform of the War in Iraq is lost. In other words, the Military Experts spoke the truth, and now they're being investigated by a Federal Agency.
A Federal Communications Commission investigation of on-air military analysts is providing a glimpse of what Democrats and an Obama administration will do to critics once they capture Washington.The FCC has sent letters to some of the nation's most prominent military analysts -- some of them pro-President Bush and pro-war -- suggesting they may have broken the law when they appeared on television stations to comment on and explain the war on terrorism.The FCC investigation raises the question of whether a Democrat-controlled Congress and White House next year will investigate -- and perhaps criminalize -- all sorts of actions taken by the Bush administration. Obama is leading in all presidential polls, while Democrats are set to greatly increase their hold on the House and Senate.
Imagine the audacity that the Democrats are already showing us, and imagine what will happen over the next four years.
The basis of the investigation? Simple. The retired military people got their old contacts in the Pentagon to provide them with information, briefings in other words. Then they went on the TV and told the information to the people. Not secret information. No plans, or operations that were going to be happening. Things that had already happened, and the import they may have for the future. Like the surge was going to work, and here's why. Then the surge worked, and here's what we're going to do now.
Broad and wide reaching explanations, without details on upcoming operations. Generalized information, probably also available to the Press, if they cared to report on the truth about the Military instead of hyping all the negatives.
The other complaint? Simple as well. The analysts may also be employed by Defense Contractors, advisors to them on weapons system design ideas to make the systems more friendly to troops. This is usually early pre-production, really when the systems are in the planning stages. However, this lifetime of experience is valuable to the contractors, because obviously, you want to hear what the soldiers who use the bloody thing are liable to think about it.
The complaint is that the analysts may have promoted these designs that they had input on, and the company manufactured, thus giving the company, and the country, a public relations coup.
Yeah, that's what's wrong here. The people who designed a weapon system, built the system, are not supposed to cheer when it's used to kill terrorists, and save American Soldiers lives.
If it's a robot that's being used to disarm IED's manufactured in Iran, thus saving the Private's life, why wouldn't the company mention that? Oh, that's right, the Democrats will get angry, and investigate them to show they may have technically violated an asinine law from 1934.
I told you all, the four years of an Obama Presidency would be entertaining. I also predicted that they would over-reach rather quickly. Obama's not even elected yet, much less sworn in, and the Democrats are running Socialism right out of the text book from the old Soviet Union on the American People full speed ahead.
Abuse of Government Power, using threats and intimidation to silence critics. Well perhaps we should change the title if Obama's elected. Instead of President, we could call him Premier.
Remember, everyone is a Tovarich. That's Russian for Comrade.