Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss..."

President Obama plans to uphold the power that George W. Bush asserted in regards to spying on Americans without a warrant.

So much for not sacrificing our ideals for safety that Obama kept talking about this past week after he got sworn into office.

I hate to say "I told you so" but... many people, including myself, were screaming as loud as we could during the past several years that the horrible precedents that Bush was setting, would likely come back to haunt us. For almost eight years, Bush got away with violating the Constitution - in both rule and spirit - and his cheerleaders kept assuring us that Bush "had no choice" but to do these things to keep us secure.

Now those same powers have gone to a man that many of these same people have not been able to hide their sheer hatred toward. And however it is that Obama might choose to exercise those powers, these same people have no moral or logical grounds to oppose him.

Consider whatever else I might have otherwise posted about this, as an exercise for the reader.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Where is Howard Beale when you need him most?

"I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take this anymore!"

Anonymous said...

Heck, it's worse than that. Look at the Wall Street mess. No salary caps. What happened to dictating how a company runs when you own the majority? Nope, just more of the good old DC to NY money train going round and round--except it's our money they're stuffing in each other's pockets. Truly meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Except the old boss didn't rook a trillion dollars of government money until he was done.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Meet the new boss, same as the old boss..."

President Obama plans to uphold the power that George W. Bush asserted in regards to spying on Americans without a warrant.

So much for not sacrificing our ideals for safety that Obama kept talking about this past week after he got sworn into office.

I hate to say "I told you so" but... many people, including myself, were screaming as loud as we could during the past several years that the horrible precedents that Bush was setting, would likely come back to haunt us. For almost eight years, Bush got away with violating the Constitution - in both rule and spirit - and his cheerleaders kept assuring us that Bush "had no choice" but to do these things to keep us secure.

Now those same powers have gone to a man that many of these same people have not been able to hide their sheer hatred toward. And however it is that Obama might choose to exercise those powers, these same people have no moral or logical grounds to oppose him.

Consider whatever else I might have otherwise posted about this, as an exercise for the reader.

2 comments:

Matt said...

Where is Howard Beale when you need him most?

"I am mad as hell, and I am not going to take this anymore!"

Anonymous said...

Heck, it's worse than that. Look at the Wall Street mess. No salary caps. What happened to dictating how a company runs when you own the majority? Nope, just more of the good old DC to NY money train going round and round--except it's our money they're stuffing in each other's pockets. Truly meet the new boss, same as the old boss. Except the old boss didn't rook a trillion dollars of government money until he was done.