How Extremism is Normalized: Obama’s Radical Interpretation of The Bill of Rights

How Extremism is Normalized: Obama’s Radical Interpretation of The Bill of Rights

Glen Greenwald hits the nail on the head again about the former so-called constitutional law professor we refer to as President Obama:

Here we have the Obama administration asserting what I genuinely believe, without hyperbole, is the most extremist government interpretation of the Bill of Rights I’ve heard in my lifetime — that the Fifth Amendment’s guarantee that the State cannot deprive you of your life without “due process of law” is fulfilled by completely secret, oversight-free “internal deliberations by the executive branch” — and it’s now barely something anyone (including me) even notices when The New York Times reports it (as the ACLU’s Jameel Jaffer asked yesterday: “These Dems who think executive process is due process: Where were they when Bush needed help with warrantless wiretapping?” — or his indefinite detention scheme?)

Obama: No Change, No Reason for Hope

Cenk Uygur with an observation shared by too few. It’s a challenge that needs to be posed to anyone who asserts that it is critical to vote for Mr. Obama.

No reporter has ever asked him as far as I know. I don’t know if any will ask this time around. What did you mean by “Change” anyway? He ran a whole campaign on it and does anyone really know what Barack Obama meant he was going to change?

I’m in the camp that he hasn’t changed a damn thing.