Obama Administration Finds Another Responsible Actor To Harass

This time it’s New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, who is dissatisfied with the impending settlement with major banks which is intended to resolve foreclosure abuses including the robo-signing scandal. Schneiderman was just kicked off the committee of state Attorneys General and other officials from all 50 states and the US DoJ, apparently for objecting to the proposed settlement for a pittance ($20 billion when the total amount by which mortgages are underwater is $753 billion) and to the lack of what Schneiderman, among other knowledgeable people, considers an adequate investigation into possible criminal wrongdoing. Why was Schneiderman booted? apparently because he pursued his own independent investigation.

Bradley Manning. Thomas Drake. Julian Assange, if Obama could get his hands on him. And now Eric Schneiderman. What do they have in common? The Obama administration seems determined to impose extreme extralegal punishments for fundamentally nonpolitical acts that displeased Obama. Meanwhile, Obama arranges for his buddies, both on Wall Street and in the previous administration, to get off scot-free for their apparent criminal behavior.

I did not think it was possible for America to have a president more banal and venal than George W. Bush. But I think I have underestimated Obama and his propensity to run our country like a Chicago street gang leader.

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  • MandT  On Friday August 26, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    We live in very dangerous times. Our worst enemies are the Government. Who’d a thought that the zeitgeist tapped by Tea Partiers was—-right?

    • Steve  On Friday August 26, 2011 at 6:08 pm

      MandT, our only resemblance to the Teabaggers is that we all want to change the government. Their notion of desirable changes is rooted in unconscionable ignorance and racial hostility, and what they want to accomplish would probably please the Koch brothers who funded them. Whatever I may want, I certainly won’t go there.

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