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  •  Not buying it (0+ / 0-)

    Tell me, please, how this logic makes sense:

    "The last republican president in power wildly violated the constitutional rights of American citizens and his supporters blindly followed it. Therefore, we are going to make fun of anyone who calls out when a democratic president steps out of bounds constitutionally and tell them they have no leg to stand on, even if we don't know their position on the last republican president."

    I don't know about you, but I live in a hugely red state. It went Bush both elections and the rest of the state hates the one blue city (Austin). You probably realize by now I'm talking about Texas. When Bush was president, I lived in a town washed in red, San Antonio. Even the most devout republicans that I knew in San Antonio were complaining about the expansion of government under W.

    So, please, let's stop this nonsense. Either violating the constitution is wrong or it isn't. As far as I can see, the majority of the people who thought it was wrong under Bush still think it's wrong under Obama. The stereotype of the guy who loved it under Bush but hates it over Obama is just that - a stereotype with no backing.

    Any government that believes it's legal to use drone strikes against a US citizen (and now in the boundaries of the US!) is a misguided government, period. It would still be misguided with a white president, it would still be misguided with a republican president. The sooner all of you start coming to terms with that, the better off this country is going to be.

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