Barack Obama is not an acceptable choice for President of the United States as long as he supports the rights-robbing USA Patriot Act.
Obama was not in the Senate when the Bush Administration rammed the Constitution-shredding Patriot Act through Congress in the shell-shocked days following the 9/11 terrorist attacks but he was around in March 1, 2006 when the vote came up to reauthorize the unrelenting assault on the freedoms that once formed the foundations of this nation.
He voted to reauthorize the law, giving the Bush administration more authority to strip away the liberties of Americans.
I made a vow on that day to never, ever, support or vote for any slimeball political hack who voted for the Patriot Act.
Barack Obama is one of those slimeballs. The last thing we need is another President who supports taking away the freedoms that once defined this country.
Sometime today, Obama will reaffirm his membership in the Hall of Slimeballs when he votes yes on reauthorization of the FISA Act, the bill that gives the government unwarranted rights to tap the phones of Americans and grants immunity to the telecom companies who conspired with the Bush administration.
So much for the great Black hope. The only change Obama offers is in color of skin. When it comes to principle, he is as black-hearted as the man he seeks to replace: No morality, no honesty, no desire to keep his word.
With the Democratic nomination assured, Obama now seeks to sell his soul for votes at every opportunity – from embracing Bush’s faith-based initiative that clearly violates the Constitutional principle of separating church and state to announcing that he will "refine" his position on the illegal and immoral Iraq war.
Obama claims he is a "progressive." Bullshit. He’s about as progressive as Pat Robertson. As he moves more and more towards the "center," he proves that he’s just another good old boy in a political system driven by focus groups, polls and the shifting mood of the electorate.
Politicians sell their souls for a variety of reasons. Some do it for votes. Others for campaign contributions. Others for money under the table and still others for a secure financial future. All are traitors to the Constitution they take an oath to uphold. All put their own personal agendas ahead of the nation they promise to serve.
Obama promised us he would be different.
Just like any politician.