"Congress shall make no law," reads the First Amendment, "abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press."Mr. Barone is a well-known conservative voice, one I've often cited before. Most of the time he's quite detached from the political fray, more a reliable and well-informed observer than a participant. But this year, for whatever the reason, he's been more and more a participant – to the Republican Party's great advantage. Go read the whole thing.
Sebelius' approach is different: "zero tolerance" for dissent.
The threat to use government regulation to destroy or harm someone's business because they disagree with government officials is thuggery. Like the Obama administration's transfer of money from Chrysler bondholders to its political allies in the United Auto Workers, it is a form of gangster government.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Michael Barone is not happy with Kathleen Sibelius – and Michael Barone is well-armed with a wit and a podium: