Choice

27Oct08

Interesting assessment from Jim Gergaghty at National Review regarding what legislation would be pursued by a President Barack for quick package.

When Obama says “we won’t have time to engage in a bunch crazy things” I guess we’re supposed to be reassured.

But ask Congressional Democrats about their first priorities, and you’ll hear a lot about “Card Check” — the Orwellian-named Employee Free Choice Act, which eliminates the right of a secret ballot for workers deciding whether or not to form a union, and the Fairness Doctrine.

I note that Obama has indicated in the past that he opposes the Fairness Doctrine.

But if a heavily-Democratic Congress passed a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, would a President Obama veto it? Would he really fight a Democratic Congress, and go to the mat to defend Rush Limbaugh’s right to criticize him for three hours a day? Yeah, I have my doubts about that, too. (If Obama were to veto it, you would see me saying “Hip, Hip, Hooray” for him.)

Thus, after campaigning on getting the U.S. out of Iraq, health care for all, a middle class tax cut, funding alternative energy research, etc., the American people would see that two of the first acts of an Obama presidency are to eliminate the secret ballot and to drastically restrict Americans’ First Amendment rights.

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