(I can't embed the clip, but you have got to click on the link below and watch this video)
Jon spends 8+minutes highlighting Obama's contradictions and hypocrisies in regards to executive power and civil liberties. It's pretty damning stuff. And pretty remarkable that once again, it's The Daily Show that's speaking truth to power. I'm sure Colbert is not far behind.
There's a lot of anger and disappointment at Obama right now and justifiably so. He has betrayed many of us who gave our precious time, energy and money to get him elected. But whatever your views or feelings about Obama, at the end of the day, it's about holding our elected leaders accountable. And once again, Jon Stewart is leading the way. Good for him.
H/T to Glenn Greenwald where I first saw the clip.
When ACLU Executive Director Anthony Romero last week addressed the progressive conference America's Future Now, he began by saying: "I'm going to start provocatively . . . I'm disgusted with this president." Last night, after Obama's Oval Office speech, Jon Stewart began his show with an 8-minute monologue on Obama's executive power and civil liberties record which, in essence, provided just some of the reasons why Romero's strong condemnation is so justified.