Friday, November 7, 2014

#007: Barack Obama





Oh, Obama. How do I loathe thee and thine administration? Let me count the ways:

You have extended the Patriot Act, not once, not twice, but three times.

You have prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other president combined.

You signed legislation permitting the indefinite detention of American citizens without even the slightest due process.

You have used executive privilege to withhold documents concerning "Fast And Furious”, a federal operation that smuggled guns to Mexican drug cartels.

You approve targeting American citizens for drone strikes if they pose an "imminent threat" to national security--and by "imminent threat," he means no "clear evidence" of one whatsoever.

You have already had four Americans citizens assassinated, including a 16-year-old.

You have cracked down on medical marijuana dispensaries, despite having promised not to.

You have appointed the Monsanto Vice President as your food safety czar, allowing the businesses that are supposed to be regulated to regulate themselves.

Your healthcare reform, which forces American citizens to purchase from insurance companies or else pay a fine—excuse me, a tax!—have caused millions of Americans to either lose their healthcare coverage or see their insurance premiums skyrocket.

You have backed the FBI’s plan for a sweeping overhaul of surveillance laws, allowing for the further erosion of privacy.

You have allowed the Justice Department to seize the phone records of countless journalists and editors.

You have allowed the IRS to target political groups such as the Tea Party that are in direct opposition to you.

Your administration has pushed for internet censorship through proposed legislation such as SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, and CISPA.

But, of course, I guess I only hate you because you’re black, right?