Obama Problem Overload. Beep! Beep! Administration Shutting Down…
In just the last 48 hours, the sheer number of serious issues being raised about the activities of this (and the previous) administration, have reached mental saturation for me. Tonight I learned of the PRISM program and Credit Card data collection. This is on top of multiple older issues (Fast and Furious and Benghazi) and recent ones like journalist data collection, IRS targeting, and collection of call data from phone companies.
As someone who is pretty close to the liberal/progressive community, it is hard to see how a defense of the Obama administration remains possible. In fact, in articles in the Politico and Huffington Post I read today, people are beginning to awake to the fact that Obama has been little different from Bush. It is said to be Bush’s 4th term. That he should be called George W. Obama. I didn’t see Jon Stewart’s show tonight, but I would bet he is happy he is off to direct a film.
And this is something I have said for some time. The liberal world has received NOTHING of value or note from Obama. He did not deliver on health care and what he delivered is falling apart. He did not deliver on climate change. He did not close Guantanamo. He did not get rid of the patriot act. He upped the drones. He got the US involved in a war. He did not fix the economy or even help it much. The best you could argue is that he eliminated DADT. But that was widely supported by the libertarian wing of the Republicans and could hardly be called a progressive victory solely.
Only partisans could continue to defend him. It is important that true liberals wake up to the fact that they were sold a bill of goods when they stepped away from a far more reliable Hillary Clinton in 2008 in order to “make history”. They made history all right. They advanced the police state when they swept Obama into office chanting “Hope and Change” like deranged puppets following their Dear Leader.
I feel sick with all this news coming out. Someone – please assure me I am actually in the USA.