Obamacare author muses about prison life

Over at Huffington Post , political spouse, self styled political organizer, strategist, author and oh yes convicted felon (why do these backgrounders often go together?) Robert Creamer muses on "What I Learned When I Spent Five Months at the Federal Prison Camp at Terre Haute."

And just why was Creamer in a federal prison?

when I directed Illinois' largest public interest organization, I let my enthusiasm for its progressive goals overwhelm my good judgment. I floated checks between the organization's accounts to keep the organization's programs alive. No banks lost any money and I didn't personally benefit. But my actions violated the law.

A full seven years later he was finally convicted of bank fraud and tax evasion; at the time his wife, Rep Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), airily dismissed the crime by echoing that not only did her husband not personally benefit it was for a good cause anyway so hey, what's the problem?

But after legal battle, off Creamer went to the Big House where, according to several research accusations posted on Big Government by Joel Pollak who hopes to win a Republican primary and run against Schakowsky, and Larry O'Connor, Creamer penned his manifesto "Listen to Your Mother: Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win." And what are the progressives to win? Imposing national health care, socialized medicine, on America which they claim he wrote while living at government expense.

Understandably Creamer evades any specific mention of how he spent his time in prison, focusing instead on his prison lessons.

First, I learned a much deeper respect for the rule of law.

Well, good except he uses this lesson to whine about mandatory sentencing laws even though as a "progressive" he is committed to equality which requires that the standards have to be the same for everyone.

So my second big lesson was gained from a first-hand crash course in the gaping shortcomings of our system of criminal justice -- especially the Federal system of sentencing, parole and prisons.

And not only that he complains, "we imprison five times more people than the average for the rest of the world."

Lesson three. This experience gave me a life-changing lesson in the power of friendship.

Lesson four. Five months of incarceration taught me that freedom is a very precious thing.

Yes Mr. Creamer, freedom is very precious; don't grab if from us by imposing government mandated health care or anything else.