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  •  I don't want to hear (9+ / 0-)

    any more complaints that Obama doesn't listen.

    Antemedius | Liberally Critical Thinking

    by Edger on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 08:47:14 AM PDT

    •  Obama Does Listen, Among Other Things (7+ / 0-)

      I just ran across this blog. The writer is insightful.

      Though well along earlier, the pace accelerated in the last decade. Obama has been as hard line as Bush, showing he's no different from America's worst ever leaders. He may, in fact, be the most dangerous, given the support he so far retains. None of it, of course, is deserved.

      Bush made America a police state. Obama hardened it - among other ways through:

      -- greater intrusive surveillance;

      -- unjustifiable preventive detentions;

      -- targeting American citizens for assassination, solely by presidential edict;

      -- invoking the "state secrets" doctrine to block litigation against rendition, torture, and warrantless wiretapping;

      -- opposing Net Neutrality;

      -- threatening free expression and the right to dissent, including online;

      -- prosecuting whistleblowers as well as journalists and others who protect their anonymity or publish their revelations; and

      -- making anyone against US extremism vulnerable to lawless political persecutions, especially anti-war and Muslim American activists as well as lawyers who defend them too vigorousl


      If I were to get a job in a factory, the first thing I'd do is join a union.---FDR

      by frandor55 on Fri Oct 08, 2010 at 09:34:40 AM PDT

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