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If Senator Obama only knew what President Obama was doing!

A few weeks ago I thought that writing on Obama’s hypocrisies would be a good topic for my blog. Since then, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for things that I thought would fit well with that theme. Wow, I knew the man was a hypocrite, but I really had no idea what a monstrous task I’d set for myself. So, what was going to be one post looks like it’s going to be at least 5, probably more. Progressive Insanity’s first multi-part story. Please, don’t forget to join my blog so that you don’t miss the next ones!

Obama Then vs. Obama Now – Hypocrisies Abound

United States Representative Steve Stockman of Texas summed it up best when he tweeted “Senator Obama is going to be irate when he finds out what the President has been doing.” He hit the nail on the head with that statement! Senator and candidate Obama said a lot of things that President Obama apparently does not agree with. The list is long, and covers a litany of different topics:

  • War/USA’s role in war
  • Budget/Fiscal Issues
  • Enhanced Interrogation/Human Rights
  • Obamacare
  • Lobbyists/Friends
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Executive Privelage use
  • Spying

Send me your examples of his hypocrisies and I will try to include them in one of the next installment of this series.

War – How, when and if we should involve ourselves

Senator Obama gave a few speeches in which railed against President Bush for Bush’s role in the Iraq War. Always, his underlying reasoning was that President Bush exceeded his authority when he started the Iraq War. In December 2007 Senator Obama told the Boston Globe that “the president does not have power under the constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation”.

However, in 2011, he did exactly that when he took us into war with Libya. Colonel Gaddafi posed no threat to the United States. At least Bush allowed Congress to vote on us going to Iraq, Obama didn’t even bother taking the issue to them.

In 2002, Sen. Obama opposed the Iraq War saying that it “will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.”

What effect then would a completely unjustified war with Libya accomplish? Joel Pollak, writing for Breitbart said:  “The same is certainly true of assistance to the Syrian rebels, which–aside from a desire to end the regime’s atrocities, which also applied to Saddam Hussein’s Iraq–has no clear strategic objective. In fact, entering late, on what is apparently the losing side, poses great strategic problems.”

Spying – How far is too far?

In 2005 then Senator Obama decried Bush’s Patriot Act, saying

“…And if someone wants to know why their own government has decided to go on a fishing expedition through every personal record or private document – through library books they’ve read and phone calls they’ve made – this legislation gives people no rights to appeal the need for such a search in a court of law. No judge will hear their plea, no jury will hear their case. This is just plain wrong. Giving law enforcement the tools they need to investigate suspicious activity is one thing – and it’s the right thing – but doing it without any real oversight seriously jeopardizes the rights of all Americans and the ideals America stands for.” -emphasis mine

In August 2007, he pledged to “end the illegal wiretapping of American citizens”. But, just a few short years later, he defends his administrations right to go far beyond how Bush’s Administration used the Patriot Act.

Senator Mark Kirk of IL said

“This act by the Obama Administration is clearly unconstitutional. The federal government has no probable cause to believe that all users of Verizon phones are presumed the aiders and abettors to international criminals,” said the Senate staffer. He continued, “The 4th Amendment requires probable cause and it does not exist, unless if we are now to presume that all Americans are potential terrorists.”

The Administration has insisted the unprecedented invasion into innocent American’s privacy was instrumental in thwarting a major terrorist attack. However, they cannot disclose any information regarding any terrorist attack that was stopped using these means. As usual, their reply is, in essence, “trust us on this” … until we find out something new, and they change their reply again.

Let the debate begin!

Obama’s hypocrisies are worse than Romney’s, and that’s saying a lot. I’d be very interested in seeing the hypocrisies that you come up with. Please, send me an email or leave a comment with an example of his hypocrisy and I’ll try to get it into the next installment.

Liberals just can’t see past Bush!

I’ve been spending some time on Twitter tonight and reading the links that interested me when I came across the story on Mediate about Eric Bolling hanging up on Geraldo’s “show” mid-interview. As I usually do, I read the story and then continued down to the comments. /sigh ….

Bush has been out of office, shoot, out of the public eye, for 5 years now and the liberals still bring up his name at every opportunity. The refrain “…but Booooosh” echoes throughout the progressive/liberal dialogue. I’m about as sick of hearing that as I am sick of being called a racist for disagreeing with Oblamer. Ya know what? I don’t want the white guy under Oblamer in there either!

Not racist, impeach them both

For the record, I never had a problem with Bush. I also didn’t pay attention. I was very UN-into politics. Didn’t care, and didn’t care to care. Things were good for me and mine and I just plain didn’t pay attention. However, since then I have read quite a bit of these “but Boooosh” arguments, and they fall flat on their face time and time again. The Patriot Act is the sole item from Bush’s Administration that I have looked into that gives me pause. The government, who apparently can’t even look after their own, want to look into me? Yeah, I don’t like that one bit. BUT, I understand the reasoning behind it.

At the Mediate link there is  a commenter who is obviously still hung up on Booosh. He/she apparently thinks every conservative is a racist, old, white guy. He/she said used that on several comments to people who replied to anything that he/she wrote. I couldn’t help but get into the fray …

You’re right, I do pretty much hate this pResident. He’s done nothing but marginalize us around the world, pit races against one another and send his cronies after those who dared oppose him. For the record, I’m a white female. Calling everyone who opposes this joke of a pResident old and racist got old a long time ago, y’all really need to find a new line, that one isn’t working anymore. To be perfectly honest, I didn’t pay attention when Bush was President. Things were going well, for me and mine, and politics didn’t interest me. It wasn’t until it became clear that so many were going to vote for a man who had done almost nothing but vote “present” his entire career that I became alarmed enough, and interested enough, to get involved. So the “where were you when Bush” lines don’t work either, I wasn’t paying attention. I’m paying attention now and I’m horrified, scared, and absolutely appalled at what is happening to our country. I don’t understand how people can continue to support this administration. Forget about Bush, it’s not about Bush dammit. It’s about NOW. Bush has NOTHING to do with this. It’s just another red herring. Oblamer is what is happening to this country right now, and it’s NOT good.

I hadn’t planned to publish tonight, but things happen, so there ya go. I’ll be publishing a new one Sunday, hope to see you back then!