Picking just one Obama nominee for a cabinet post to be Douchebag of the Week proved to be impossible, so we’ve gone with two. While limiting it to just two wasn’t easy either, giving the award to all of them simply wouldn’t point out the extra douchebag yard these two went in order to win this week. Our winners are Attorney General Designate Eric Holder and Treasury Secretary Designate (for now) Tim Geithner.
First, let’s deal with Geithner. The man seeks to be the head of the Treasury Department, which means the IRS would fall under his control. Turns out he’s not very good at filing his taxes, owing $34,000 more than he has paid for the years 2001 -2003. It’s being called a “mistake,” and it probably was. But what does it say about our tax code that the man charged with enforcing the law can’t understand it well enough to follow it accurately? It would be one thing if he were advocating for flat-tax or something much simpler than we have now by saying, “It’s so screwed up even I can’t follow it!” But he’s not, he’s the guardian of the status quo, and for that he’s a douchebag.
Seriously, what’s next, the guy who writes the tax laws not following them? Oops.
Eric Holder is a douchebag not only for his anti-gun stance, but for his anti-free speech stance. What does that mean? In his confirmation hearing Holder wasn’t able to give an answer on the question of weather or not he supports the oxymoronically named “Fairness Doctrine,” the regulation that essentially makes unelected FCC bureaucrats program directors of every talk radio station in the country. Why couldn’t he answer a question that is essentially “do you support free speech?” with a simply yes or no answer? Because “yes” is popular with the uber-leftists, aka the Democrat base who seek to silence those who dare not kiss the feet of socialism and cherish liberty, but very unpopular with anyone who understands the issue. It’s dangerous to put someone in that position who refuses to clearly articulate unequivocal support for free speech, and submitting it in writing later only serves to allow nuanced finessing so as to obscure the true meaning. Dangerous, and douchebaggy.
Congratulations to both of our “winners” this week, you truly have outshined all the other douchebags up for cabinet posts. But don’t cry for them, they will undoubtedly step up their games in the future and win one of these for themselves. And we have a feeling this won’t be the last time we hear from you either. Well done.