Well, sir, here is your chance:Jeff wrote:
"Man, I can't wait to be jaded by Obama."
http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn ... ssinations
Personally, I was already jaded to the possibility that executive authority and the advice of all the lifetime miliary and counter-intelligence staffers in the closed-circuit of the presidency would alter somebody's previously-stated viewpoints on how to proceed in certain scenarios.
But this? Claiming powers and issuing orders that are specifically prohibited by the Constitution, something which he railed about during his campaigns? And then, to use the same claims of executive power to authorize the assassination of a U.S. citizen--without going through any trial or due process? I'm beyond jaded. I'm freaking appalled. I was appalled when the previous administration claimed they could eavesdrop on anyone and everyone, and now this administartion is going even further.
Regardless of your opinions on health insurance reform, TARP, nuclear arms reduction treaties, Pell grant funding, or whatever else Obama has done, this executive order should outrage you. Fans of the Constitution and civil liberties should be up in arms about this. Hell, even MSNBC's Keith Olberman, who's about as big a left-wing cheerleader as there is, called out Obama on this. His story on it (aired last Thursday, April 8) can be found here: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3036677/#36241433