Boy, this guy David Ogden, Obama’s pick to be Deputy Attorney General is pretty slimy:
Republican senators challenged President Barack Obama’s pick for the No. 2 position at the Justice Department, echoing concerns raised by Christian conservatives about his past legal arguments on pornography and abortion.
The AP just had to throw in the “Christian Conservative” label. I don’t think you need to be a Christian Conservative to be worried or concerned by some of this man’s past actions and defenses of certain, shall we say, questionable elements.
“Ogden has been an activist in support of a right to pornography, a right of abortion and the rights of homosexuals,” said Patrick Trueman, a former Justice Department official during the first Bush presidency who is now in private practice.
While a private attorney, Ogden argued on behalf of Playboy and librarians fighting congressionally mandated Internet filtering software.”
Honestly, do you have to be a Christian Conservative to be outraged at the fact that this man argued against pornography filtering in public libraries?
“Ogden’s record is nothing short of obscene. He has represented Playboy Enterprises in multiple cases, Penthouse Magazine, the ACLU, and the largest distributor of hard-core pornography videos. He has opposed filters on library computers protecting children from Internet smut, and successfully defended the right of pornographers to produce material with underage children.”
“David Ogden has collected checks from Playboy and Penthouse to fight reasonable protections for parents and children from pornography. Ogden even sued the federal government in an attempt to publish Braille versions of Playboy magazine – at taxpayer expense, of course,” said Burch.
Whoa.. Braille versions of Playboy? That’s a doozy. Use your imagination for that one.
Here’s a statement from Mr. Ogden concerning his take on how a woman should feel regarding the psychological feelings of a woman after she’s had an abortion.
[I]t is grossly misleading to tell a woman that abortion imposes possible detrimental psychological effects when the risks are negligible in most cases, when the evidence shows that she is more likely to experience feelings of relief and happiness, and when child-birth and child-rearing or adoption may pose concomitant (if not greater) risks or adverse psychological effects.”
This man is the best Obama could come up with? Dare I say he doesn’t hold to traditional American values regarding pornography and abortion, let alone “Christian Conservative” values.
What the hell is Obama thinking? This kind of stuff is more common sense than ideological. Does Obama believe there should not be pornographic filters on PUBLIC library computers?
This type of pick is not a “mistake”. It is purposefully done with the intention of pressing outward the traditional boundaries in place which have come to define common decency in America.
These are just a few examples found over the internet in a few minutes time. DO NOT tell me that Obama and his team missed this kind of information about their number 2 pick for AG.