Jun 10, 2013

This post is watching you

When Bush was in office, he was easy to criticize as the office of the Presidency hadn't yet seen anyone so ignorant, so lacking in charisma, and such an easy target. The corruption was so rampant after a while nary an eyebrow was raised when he did something of extreme incompetence. It was just how the office of the Presidency ran for eight years, and we all just took it in mournful stride.

Then Obama comes, offering change and wisdom and ponies. While he in my opinion hasn't been a particularly bad President, he hasn't been all that effective in my opinion. Wall Street regulations remains the same as it did before the horrible crash of 08, Guantanamo Bay is still open for business, and Obama is having a hell of a time responding to the numerous accusations thrown at him by the GOP. Still, with all the good things he's done, such as health care, DPRK, and other things too numerous to mention here, I'm sort of happy with how he's managed the country.

And then comes the phone tracking data, which no one is happy with. I understand the need to fight terrorism as much as anyone, but never at the expense of our values. As Americans we were outraged to find out torture was used against suspects, and we should feel the same outrage when the government collects our information without a warrant or our consent.

Not only did he come out and try to defend the indefensible, but much like Bush, he seemed to try and talk down to his critics, which is just insane.

Sadly though, nothing will be done about this as the opposition party is still trying to stick him to Benghazi after failing numerous times, and they still have a hard on for Fast and Furious.

When someone criticizes Obama, the knee jerk reaction at this point is to think them a conspiracy theory freak, but soon more people from the left will have to accept that this behavior is not acceptable, and will have to put the blame exactly where it belongs, at the White House.

I'm kind of sad about this as I had high hopes for Obama, but not shockingly he disappointed me/us. Yes I know, you should contain your shock that a politician can be anything but excellent at his job.

“Is it just me, or is secret blanket surveillance obscenely outrageous?” - Al Gore


wigsf3 said...

Meet the new boss! Same as the old boss!

Riot Kitty said...

I know, I'm super disappointed too. He campaigned on change, or at least not more of the same, and when we have some of the same of the worst, it's depressing. Still, I'd rather have him than any slate that the GOP has come up with in the last 30 years.