To say that Obama continues to disappoint would be a major understatement.

To say that Obama continues to disappoint would be a major understatement.

It’s just a shame all the alternatives are so much worse. It’s disheartening to think the best we can do isn’t all that removed from the worst we have done. When it comes to policy decisions such as this he’s consistently as bad as, and too often worse then, President George W. Bush.

Missing portion of Obama Hope poster revealed

From Demand Progress

President Obama just signed the National Defense Authorization Act into law despite startling provisions that will allow the military to indefinitely detain American citizens. It’s a travesty, defying basic principles of justice and due process in perhaps the most extreme respect our nation has ever seen.

Thankfully, several lawmakers are keeping up the fight. Senator Dianne Feinstein has introduced legislation to undo these provisions of the NDAA, in the form of the Du…

8 thoughts on “To say that Obama continues to disappoint would be a major understatement.

  1. He is NOWHERE near as bad as Bush Jr. Did Obama flat-out lie us into a war that cost 4484 Americans their lives? The worst thing he has done is hand our money on a silver platter to private health insurance companies.

  2. I guess I’m just a hippy trippy optimist, but I expect a lot more from the POTUS that he or she is not “nowhere as bad as Bush Jr.”  I wonder how much is simply due to Obama’s lack of guts, principles, or pragmatic assessment of what he can do with the Congress.  I’ll probably never know.

     

  3. The military cant act as police on american soil, via  posse comitatus  but… does this bil allow american citizens to be arrested in other countries?

     

    In either case, it is faulty, the first on constitutional grounds, the second on jurisdictional bounds (must comply with international law, right?)

     

    I dont know, it’s a piece-of-shit  bit of law either way, in principle if not in fact, and that’s good enough for me to resist it.

  4. This is merely another stark reminder that no one in our government sincerely believes in their own rhetoric. Republicans have spent three years demagogically calling President Obama a threat to our liberty, yet they vote in large numbers to give him this practically despotic authority which he apparently did not even want. Democrats railed for eight years about Bush’s abuses, yet they supported this, which is as unconstitutional as anything that Bush ever tried.

    But I will still vote for the President. Romney is a snake, Santorum is a theocrat, and Gingrich is… Gingrich. Nothing good has ever come from liberals sitting out elections due to dissatisfaction with their own candidates; it only makes the country worse off by enabling Republicans.

  5. Ron Paul is the only votable candidate at the moment, he has yet to say anything stupid during his campaign and he wants to stop military support for Israel. I just don’t agree with his views on drugs.

  6. I don’t think he has views on drugs, per se, but views on over-reaching federal authority telling people what they can or can’t do with their bodies, despite not owning them. You think the government should tell your mind how to function, and what you can put into it?  Now that Steve Jobs is dead, I guess you need someone.

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