No sense of decency?

The slimy little so-and-so breaks laws that don’t even exist. Ask the Clinton campaign.

You have to feel sorry for Hillary Clinton. It can’t be easy running against someone who learned to deal drugs while studying in a madrassa. And it’s clear that Obama’s morals haven’t improved a whit since then. (Why, he’s so slippery he uses speeches &#8212 some of them containing whole sentences &#8212 to try to persuade people who disagree with him. Disgusting!)

Not only did Obama dare to challenge Her Inevitability, despite how hard and successfully she has worked for change (which is why we now have national health insurance). That enough would be proof of bad character. But the sneaky little b*stard actually voted on an abortion-rights bill the way the pro-choice organizations in Illinois asked him to vote! You can’t protect a woman’s right to choose by doing that! If you’re really and truly pro-choice, you’ll just ignore what the pro-choice leadership asks you to do. Isn’t that obvious?

And when this gross misconduct was politely called to his attention, did he apologize and thank Ms. Clinton for straightening him out? He did not! Instead, Obama found another pro-choice leader to make excuses for him: one who even had the temerity to criticize the former First Lady for telling fibs.

Wait! It gets worse! In putting out that message, Obama’s campaign broke a law. The violation was about as egregious as they come: the law requires that a phone call’s sponsor be identified within thirty seconds, and in the calls in question that announcement didn’t come for a full thirty-eight seconds. Has he no sense of decency? At long last, has he left no sense of decency?

Well, yes, technically the law being cited didn’t actually apply to this case: it specifically exempts Presidential preference primaries. But that just shows how utterly untrustworthy B. Hussein Obama is: he’s capable of breaking laws that don’t even exist! Anyway, it’s the principle of the thing.

Or something.

God damn, I’ll be glad when this is over!

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: