He's not a progressive and he's not particularly liberal. Hell, in many ways he's to the right of Ronald Reagan. His recent signing of the National Defense Authorization Act with it's provision allowing for the indefinite detention of American citizens is just the latest in a long line of bad decisions on his part. We shouldn't be indefinitely detaining anyone, let alone Americans.
He's counting on anyone the GOP puts forward to be worse than he is and that's probably a safe bet. I'm still hedging on whether I'll vote this year or not. I'm having real moral problems with voting for Obama and there sure as hell isn't anyone else I'd feel any better voting for. He's the lesser of two evils and I'm really sick of having to make that choice. #seb #politics #Obama #Elections
Why I Won’t Be Voting for Obama
The discussion in the Rick Santorum comment thread has veered into whether Obama is worth voting for.
He’s not. Not one bit.
His civil liberties record is one of the worst in history. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, writing in the Los Angels Times, wrote:
Civil libertarians have long had a dysfunctional relationship with the Democratic Party, which treats them as a captive voting bloc with nowhere else to turn in elections. Not even this history, however, prepared …