Thursday, May 31, 2012

The accomplishments of the past four years . . . .

. . . are many.

They also explain why I could not vote for Barack Obama,  or for his mini-me Mitt Romney:

President Obama . . . .

  • Opposed gay marriage in 2009 and reaffirmed his position in 2010. When he finally flipped on his position in 2011 he stated that he was still "grappling" with his personal views on gay marriage.
  • Signed the NDAA - an indefinite detention bill - into law.
  • Gave $535,000,000 of our money to a company which he knew (or at least should) have was going to go bankrupt.
  • Placed Sanctions on Iran that will likely lead to war.
  • Increased the TSA’s budget and allowed the scope of their authority to increase
  • Gave Blackwater a quarter of a billion dollars.
  • Approved of a more draconian Patriot Act.
  • Assassinated three American Citizens 1 2 3.
  • Continued the Drug War. Including pushing for a five year mandated sentence for Charles C. Lynch the owner of a licensed medical marijuana dispensary.
  • Wins right to deny habeas review from detainees.
  • Protected Bush officials from charges relating to torture.
  • Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
  • Waives health care coverage for employees of 29 companies including McDonald's.
  • Deports record number of immigrants.
  • Continued and escalated a covert, drone war in Yemen.
  • Takes the hardest stance in American history against government whistle blowers.
  • Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
  • Pushes harder for warrantless wire taps than Bush did.
  • Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan including attacking first responders and funerals.
  • And what about the Children?
  • Promises more transparent government denies more FOIA request than Bush.
  • Gives BP and other big oil companies exemption from EPA laws.
  • Will maintain a presence in Iraq even after "ending" war.
  • Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
  • Secretly made deal to kill health care public option while secretly meeting with health care executives and provided an exemption for abortion.
  • Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.
  • Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia.
  • Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia
  • Appoints multiple lobbyists while signing an executive order limiting this practice. This included lobbyists from Goldman Sachs , Raytheon and Monsanto.
  • Continued Bush's rendition program.
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