Obama Is the New Dubya
last night i heard people call him an Empty Suit, totally appropriate
As the president stood on the South Lawn to announce the bombing campaign in Syria, liberal demonstrators gathered on Pennsylvania Avenue on the other side of the White House to protest the man they thought was their ally.
Dana Milbank writes about political theater in the nation’s capital. He joined the Post as a political reporter in 2000. View Archive
“When you were elected president, people had such hope for a change,” Malachy Kilbride of the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance proclaimed through a handheld amplifier. “What we got was a government that continued the policies of the Bush administration! You are NOT the people’s president, and the voices of the people are not being heard.”
The liberal activists’ list of grievances was long: drone warfare, insufficient action on climate change and wages, “failed economic policies,” bending to corporate interests. But the roll call of activists was short: Obama starts a war, multiple antiwar groups schedule a joint demonstration with plenty of advance warning — and only 22 people show up?
You would think the right wing would be happy that anyone showed up to protest Obama - oh wait a second, that's right, the Republicans love war!
Maybe the outgoing AG is fairly worthless, like our president, when it comes to privacy - who will be nominated next?
Departing U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has reinforced the emerging objections of law enforcement departments to the new trend for client-side encryption in consumer devices.
Speaking before the Global Alliance Against Child Sexual Abuse Online, Holder said: “It is fully possible to permit law enforcement to do its job while still adequately protecting personal privacy.”
The implications for a consumer connection map which is dominated by client-side encryption and Tor-based anonymity is practically apocalyptic for investigative agencies, which have relied on the cooperation of communications companies since the invention of the telephone – if not the invention of the letter. It seems reasonable to anticipate that government in the U.S. and America will be addressing the rising tide of concern from their own departments soon.
I'm personally not willing to give my information even if it is "to catch criminals"
One of the many steps our country has taken toward Fascism.