POLITICS: Obama is the Best Republican President Since Lincoln

Short and sweet: Good points.

LINK URL: http://crooksandliars.com/tina-dupuy/obama-best-republican-president-lincoln

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Top 45 Lies in Obama’s Speech at UN | Washington’s Blog

Pretty good analysis.

It’s sad that George Fucking Bush is at this point seeming to be a more honest president than Obama.

Bush did bad and mostly admitted it as him just being an asshole with an asshole agenda; Obama does the same shit but tries to frame it as if he’s not doing it.

LINK URL: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2013/09/top-45-lies-in-obamas-speech-at-un.html

OBAMA ADMINISTRATION: Well-sourced list of 252 examples of lying, lawbreaking, corruption, cronyism, etc.

Wow.

I’m not going to pretend to have read all this (got about 50 in so far), but the onus to read this list is really on the people who are still making excuses to defend our current jackass of a president.

LINK URL: https://danfromsquirrelhill.wordpress.com/2013/08/15/obama-252/

BIG BROTHER: The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama’s Presidency – Conor Friedersdorf – The Atlantic

And yet, there are many who still think Obama is a good president because he’s better than McCain would have been.  

That’s kind of like saying vomit is a good food because it’s better than eating feces.

This is a nice deconstruction of Obama’s bullshit, which half the country seems to swallow hook, line, and sinker.

Obama has taken away as much civil liberty as Bush at this point, if not more.

Great job.

LINK URL: http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/the-surveillance-speech-a-low-point-in-barack-obamas-presidency/278565/

POLITICS: Noam Chomsky: Obama’s Attack on Civil Liberties Has Gone Way Beyond Imagination

A great interview with a great man.

At least some people on the left can acknowledge that Obama is not really left or liberal.

The amazing part is how people just plug their fingers into their ears and pretend like none of this is real.

LINK URL: http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/noam-chomsky-obamas-attack-civil-liberties-has-gone-way-beyond-imagination?ak_proof=1&akid=.20860.o8hxm8&rd=1&src=newsletter831496&t=9&paging=off

ELECTION 2012: 40 Points That “Prove” That Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate

“They’re largely the same candidate, except that one has views that I like about gay marriage and abortion. That isn’t enough for me to choose that guy over the other, as they’re both horrid.þff” -Chris Y

I concur.

LINK URL: http://www.blacklistednews.com/40_Points_That_Prove_That_Barack_Obama_And_Mitt_Romney_Are_Essentially_The_Same_Candidate/21051/0/38/38/Y/M.html

GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY: Obama asserts executive privilege on Fast and Furious documents

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Wow, Obama is sure upholding his promise for a more transparent government!

LINK URL: http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/20/politics/holder-contempt/index.html

JOURNALISM VS. WAR ON TERROR: Obama’s personal role in a journalist’s imprisonment – Salon.com

This is pretty damning. Journalist releases something USA and Yemen lied to their people about. Wikileaks then verifies it. Yemen imprisons journalist as if he’s a terrorist for saying something America doesn’t like. Local leaders and Amnesty International get mad.

Pardon is drafted up. Obama then literally called Yemen when they had the pardon written up, in order to ensure that this journalist stay in jail and the pardon disappear. Which happens after the phone call.

This is direct action. This is not Congress’s fault, this is not Obama being a puppet of vast machinery he has no control of. 

And oh, we still have secret prisons just like under the Bush Administration. Obama just tricked Obama-supporters into thinking he stopped Bush’s practice. He did not. As usual, Obama continues Bush’s practices, but more secretively. 

And at this point, is The New York Times even worth wiping one’s ass on? This is the paper that knew we were being wiretapped by the government, and sat on the story for a year. Among many other things, New York Times is now, to me, the least reliable major newspaper in existence.

LINK URL: http://www.salon.com/2012/03/14/obamas_personal_role_in_a_journalists_imprisonment/singleton

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