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28 March 2011

The Arrogance of Joe Biden's Staff

Scott Powers, an Orlando Sentinel reporter, was the pool reporter to cover a fund-raiser for Democrat Senator Bill Nelson at Alan Ginsburg's palatial home in Florida.  Joe Biden and Bill Nelson were to speak at the $500 a head dinner.  When Scott Powers arrived, he was escorted to a small, overcrowded storage room and told he had to wait there until Biden arrived.  Powers was kept in the overflowing room with a chair squeezed in near its door for 1 hour and 15 minutes, before Biden staffers would allow him to come out as the speeches began.  When the un-newsworthy speeches were finished, Powers was immediately escorted to his car and told to leave.  He was never allowed to talk to any guests.

Given Joe Biden's claim that no individual has any sovereign rights, but only such provisional "rights" as the government chooses to give individuals at the convenience of the government, this imprisonment of a respected reporter is not really surprising.  It is certainly consistent with the theft of our ownership rights in our own bodies and minds provided for by ObamaCare.  Joe Biden is a man of principle and that principle is that every American individual is to serve the needs of the government or more exactly, its VIP political leaders, such as Joe Biden.  Such is the arrogance of power among the Democrats.

You can read more about this here.


Atlanta Roofing said...

The reporter quietly sitting in the closet has become a bigger story than whatever was happening outside…
I think perhaps the reporter realized that when he chose not to fight it.

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. said...

I expect you are right.

Harry Dale Huffman said...

For my vote, this is unforgivable behavior, and I suggest it shows the arrogance -- really, the disconnect from proper behavior -- of this particular administration and those at its top, not of Democrats in general. The Obama administration is -- first, last and foremost -- in re-election mode, so everything it does is about controlling, however poorly, the message and image it wants to put out. We will be in "1984" land as long as Obama is in power, because he is vicious about retaining power in every interaction, and in putting on a thin veneer of moral righteousness to claim the high ground (which Biden, however, is too careless to worry about).