Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Obama: Government's "Unconscionable Ineptitude"

"If there's any bright light that's come out of this disaster, it's the degree to which ordinary Americans have responded with speed and determination . . . even as their government has responded with what I consider to be unconscionable ineptitude."

Who unleashed that excoriating criticism?

Why, none other than Sen. Barack Obama, back in 2006. When someone else was mishandling a disaster along the Gulf Coast.

So, does waiting nearly two months before meeting BP's CEO constitute "unconscionable ineptitude"? Or does making it abundantly clear he has no clue how to solve this mess?


But, hearing the President of the United States talking about kicking people's asses makes for great primetime television.

And hilarious YouTube remixes, apparently.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Rep. Etheridge Assaults Private Citizen

Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-N.C.) was recently filmed assaulting a college student who had the audacity to question his voting record.

The video clearly shows Rep. Etheridge forcefully grabbing the student first by the arm and then by his neck and shoulders, effectively demobilizing him for 30 seconds while demanding the student to divulge his identity. Another video captured from the student's perspective is available here.

Rep. Etheridge clearly committed a battery against the student because being confronted with non-violent questioning on a public sidewalk does not grant him the privilege of forcefully detaining the questioner.

It would be an open-and-shut case even if Etheridge were a private citizen, but his status as a Congressman is even more appalling. Is Bob Etheridge really so arrogant that he believes his actions are immune to his constituents' scrutiny? Why, for that matter, does he believe he has the right to use physical force to intimidate his critics? The government is answerable to the governed, not the other way around.

Or, does Bob Etheridge believe he belongs to a ruling class?

He apologizes profusely because he got caught, and probably only because he got caught.

We deserve better than this.

Friday, June 4, 2010

John Eastman for Attorney General

I strongly encourage you to support John Eastman for California Attorney General.

I have enjoyed the privilege of studying under John as one of his law school pupils, and then working for him on a number of his constitutional law cases. My experience with him leaves no doubt in my mind that John Eastman is the real deal.

John truly is a Renaissance man. He is a fantastic lawyer, a skillful administrator, a brilliant scholar, and a talented educator. His litigation of over 50 cases before the Supreme Court and other appellate courts uniquely qualifies him to defend the constitutionality of California law. Chapman Law's leap from Tier 4 to Top 100 during his deanship proves his leadership and administrative talents. And, let's face it --- we need more intelligent politicians.

It is important to note that John Eastman is an unabashed conservative. Social conservatives will appreciate his vow to defend Prop 8 and stringently enforce 3 Strikes, while libertarians should enjoy his legal advocacy of economic liberty and limited government.

His primary opponent, Steve Cooley, is far less conservative. The Eastman campaign recently enumerated the stark differences between Eastman and Cooley. My personal favorite is that Cooley is poised to collect approximately $5 million in state pension payments while excessive pensions are driving California bankrupt.

My experience with John Eastman convinces me that he possesses the skills, experience, intelligence, ideas, and character necessary to brilliantly serve as California's next Attorney General. You can learn more information about him at