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    Why do you think these policies are not flowing from him? Do you really believe he is a hapless dupe and not just a centrist Republican? I think it is pretty obvious that there is a wide disconnect on what he preaches and what he practices. Certainly in the area of civil liberties (outside of gay rights), he has been one of the most conservative presidents. And he waited on gay marriage until it was indesputable that  the Democratic base and the country in general was significantly for its legalization. But on privacy, 4th and 5th Amendment, the interminable war on drugs (especially marijuana), indefinite detention and limitless executive extra-judirical powers, he has an abysmal records. I think that goes too for banking and Wall Street regulation. I see absolutely no leadership towards a fair and equitable financial industry - just pure status quo and unlimited profits - on those issues.

    "You can die for Freedom, you just can't exercise it"

    by shmuelman on Sun Jul 21, 2013 at 12:45:19 PM PDT

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