Silence, you knaves

This is just so unbelievable … it’s … well unbelievable? Just the next step toward the new America the Messiah … err … the President … has been talking about. Obama’s Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform suggests one way to make the stimulus package work better? Silence the critics. No, really.

From Ed Morrissey, without whom we would be in trouble.

Mark Tapscott notices an interesting blog post by Norman Eisen, who works for Barack Obama as Special Counsel to the President on Ethics and Government Reform.  Anticipating a deluge of criticism over the thus-far ineffectual spending plan, Eisen has a straightforward plan to deal with criticism.  He’ll simply use the power of the federal government to silence it.  Problem solved!

Go to Hot Air to read this most incredible, as in, not believable post.

Silencing dissent and criticism is “necessary under the unique circumstances of the stimulus program”?  Gee, what “unique circumstances” might those be?  Perhaps the fact that it costs more than the Moon shot, and has yet to halt the economic skid.

I think I may use this technique on the radio show. Oh wait … I control the red button. Never mind.

Updated to add (Steve): The Apollo program to put us on the moon six times cost about $25 billion in 1969 dollars, or about $145 billion today. The TARP fund provided $380 billion even before President Obama took office. Details on the TARP fund, which does not include stimulus spending or the $320 billion in TARP funds available to the Obama administration, is available online.

3 replies
  1. Dimsdale
    Dimsdale says:

    The Obama version of "The Emporor's New Clothes" fable.  Or is it the Obama Potemkin Village?

  2. gillie28
    gillie28 says:

    It's hard to imagine that this could even be contemplated.  But, it's also  fascinating to see how silent the main-stream press is on these types of issues…they who were so critical of the previous administration's "control" and "lack of communication."   Let's hope future history books don't use this period of time as an example of how quickly a nation can lose its freedoms.

  3. Anne-EH
    Anne-EH says:

    Could all this restriction on just criticism that the Obama White House propose be the gateway to bringing back in one form or another the "UNFairness Doctrine"?

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