Is Obama a crook? According to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander, who worked with the Nixon Administration, the “symptoms” are there. This comes at a time where the President and his advisers are having a strange fight with Fox News and after the famous call from President Obama to tattle on people who disagree with his Health Care Plan.
From the Associated Press:
Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, who once worked in President Nixon’s administration, warned the White House that such a “street brawl” approach of attacking political opponents “can get you in a lot of trouble.”
Alexander offered no evidence that Obama is developing an actual list, as Nixon famously created for his opponents. But, he said, “I have an uneasy feeling only 10 months into this new administration that we’re beginning to see the symptoms of this same kind of animus developing.”
“It’s a mistake for the president of the United States,” he said. “Let’s not start calling people out and compiling an enemies list.”
I’m not quite sure that the President is going to actually make an enemies list, but I have to admit that this squabble with Fox News is very weird. Why is the Administration calling out Fox? Don’t they realize that this is just making their ratings go through the roof? The only thing I can think of is that the Administration is trying to shore up its base.
But in the same vein, Fox News has officially become an enemy of President Obama. I mean, press conferences, interviews, and commercials being made to take down a news corporation? If this sort of thing continues, maybe there will be an enemies list.
An Obama spokes woman responded:
The president “remains committed to working with Republicans to include their best ideas, even if he doesn’t get their support.”
I don’t think so.