Obama reached across the political divide today, and slapped those who have the temerity to oppose him in the mouth. The reporters from three papers, The Dallas Morning News, NY Post and the Washington Times were thrown off the plane. Granted, this was not done at cruising altitude, but it is still disturbing. Will newspapermen from publication that don’t kow-tow to the Obama party line be dismissed from the White house newsroom?
This is just the latest in what is a becoming trend in the Obama campaign, stepping on the first amendment. It appears Obama does not think much of our constitution. It is fundementally flawed. We need a new bill of rights. Ones that do not limit the power of governent, but instead will guarantee jobs, homes and health care. The only trouble with this is one cannot simply legislate prosperity. Its been tried before. It has failed before.
In order for this much sought after Utopia to be brought about Obama is going to more than likely have to silence the opposition. It appears he is all too comfortable with such tactics.
For once I am in agreement with zimzo. To wit:
It appears that McCain also tossed someone off his plane. Joe Klein is persona non grata on the McCain plane according to The Politico. While this is not a wholesale purge of left wing journalists I am still against it because for the 1st amendment to mean something journalists need access to politicians. As I pointed out in a comment below unless the journalist is disruptive denying except to those who are friendly to you is a corruption of the intent of the first amendment.