Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Obama's record

Obama was a sellout when he backed off on closing Guantanamo.
Obama was a sellout when he backed off of his promise to keep lobbyists out of his administration.
Obama was a sellout when he protected the Bush administration from prosecution for torture.
Obama was a sellout when he authorized the assassination of U.S. citizens abroad.
Obama was a sellout when he rescinded on his promise to not prosecute marijuana users in states where it is legal, and pushed for a 5 year prison term for a California-legal medical marijuana dispensary operator.
Obama was a sellout when he prosecuted child-soldier Omar Khadr using evidence gained through torture.
Obama was a sellout when he granted 27 waivers to oil companies drilling in the weeks following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
Obama was a sellout when he fought for, and won, the right to deny habeas corpus to detainees.
He was a sellout when he blocked UN human rights investigations at Guantanamo.
He dropped charges against the CIA for destroying videotapes documenting torture of detainees.
He deported record number of undocumented immigrants.
He continued rendition of alleged terrorists to countries where they could be tortured.
He continued indefinitely detaining alleged terrorists, WITHOUT TRIAL.
He extended the PATRIOT Act, with no reforms.
He dramatically increased government secrecy, denying more Freedom of Information Act requests in 2009 than Bush did in 2008. So much for open government.
He cut a secret deal to kill the public option, while still campaigning on its behalf.
He defended Don't Ask Don't Tell from legal challenges.
He reaffirmed his opposition to same-sex marriage.
He granted waivers to 30 companies, including McDonalds, exempting them from health care reform.
He announced the single largest arms deal in history, of $60bil worth of arms, to Saudi Arabian dictatorship.
He gave permits to BP and other oil companies, exempting them from environmental protection laws.
He appointed Monsanto executive Michael Taylor to the FDA.
He appointed a former Monsanto lobbyist as Chief Agriculture Negotiator.

But NOW, he's a sellout, when he extends Bush's tax cuts? Oh no.

Obama has been a sellout since day one.

1 comment:

NS said...

That's what they always say about MS.