This year of 2009 has been an amazing year for notable men of color... obviously, Barack Obama has led the charge as the first African American President... but after him, it seems to have been a tough year indeed. Poor Michael Jackson got a fatal overdose of some tranquilizer while trying to prepare for his comeback tour...and now Tiger Woods gets clocked on the head
by his wife with his own golf clubs in a "car accident"... just saying.
Where was I going with this? Oh yes... I was going to note that President Obama has done a complete 180 with respect to the position once taken by alleged constitutional law
professor senior lecturer Senator Obama with respect to proposed extensions of some of the more egregiously intrusive provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Yada yada yada... the ACLU isn't pleased.
And the rest of us shouldn't be either. Greenwald notes the odd acceptance of policies reviled when Bush engaged in them simply as a matter of partisan preference... a troubling trend that completely overlooks the fact that our two political parties are so close ideologically they can only be separated by a crowbar (and highly paid pundits must come out to tell us what the differences are), and hence, only a cad would expect the President to actually adhere to those promises he made during the campaign.
And I'm not even going to mention that country that begins with "A" that he's planning on sending more troops into... beyond that, anyway...
But hey... you'all kind of knew all of that... so, let's all just hunker down and realize that the war to restore this country's soul and the precious liberties for which it was founded will be a long one, and our supposed allies, the alleged constitutional law
professors senior lecturers... may be the first ones to sell us out as soon as they acquire power. This has been.... yada yada yada...