Bush's Civil Rights Abuses?

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  1. PoliticalChic
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    Remember how you use to rail against Bush, even calling for impeachment -- him using secret laws to spy on people in covert operations? I know one of the reasons you voted for Obama was because he wouldn't do anything like that. He's different. After all, CHANGE!

    Take a gander at the AP ("Always Partisan") article:

    Obama inheriting broad covert ops policies
    By PAMELA HESS – 1 day ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush leaves President-elect Obama broad latitude for covert action in countries with which the United States is not at war, powers that Obama could scale back along with other Bush presidential orders now under consideration for rescinding.

    But he's not likely to do that.

    Obama already has telegraphed his willingness to exercise those powers if he deems them necessary.


    The Associated Press: Obama inheriting broad covert ops policies

    How do you like the emperor's new clothes?
     
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    Coloradomtnman Rational and proud of it.

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    Did you read the article PoliticalChic? It says only that it is likely he will continue covert intelligence operations in other countries where Al Qaida is a threat.

    It didn't say he was going to continue Bush's policies of torture, spying on US citizens, or using the Patiot Act to monitor civil rights and environmental organizations. In fact, it said that a top Obama spokesperson told the press that it is likely that once Obama takes office he will rescind many of the executive orders that Bush enacted.

    Sheesh. Talk about blowing out of proportion what the article said and to spin it to make it seem as though Obama was no different than Bush. That was a huge stretch and requires a huge stretch of imagination and a willful suspension of rational thought to believe.
     
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    "Policies of torture".
    Pffft.
    What was that you were saying about blowing out of proportion?
     
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    Boy, you sound so afraid that this could be true, after all what is the meaning of "it is likely"?

    Here is the point to help you all Obama voters: Remember what Tom Brokaw and Charlie Rose said, the Friday before the election, "We really don’t know anything about Obama.”

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    Now calm down. Have a drink and let's watch the story unfold.
     
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    :lol: so you'll criticize Obama for using procedures put into place by Bush? really? that's hysterical. Hypocrite much?
     
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    I don't recall calling for his impeachment but I certainly railed against him when he used these "secret laws" against U.S. citizens.

    When used to get at AQ in other countries, which is what this article is about, I didn't say a peep.

    Sorry, babe, but this article doesn't make the point that you hoped it would.

    Nice try though.
     
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    We all knew this was going to happen the second a Democrat took office.

    I only imagined that it would happen before one was inaugurated ...
     
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    I am in a generous mood today, so I'll give you a lesson on reading comprehension. No need to thank me.

    The point was not criticism of Obama, it was criticism of YOU, and all of those who voted for him without knowing anything about him.

    If he continues Bush's policies, what happened to the reasons that you voted for him?

    Now before you have problems with my endnote, I wasn't talking about Obama's clothing. I was referring to a story that the nurse read to you a week or two ago.

    "How do you like the emperor's new clothes?"
     
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    i'll be very happy if obama discontinues the use of "signing statements".
    bush's use of them has been far more corrosive to freedom and our republic than any covert activities he may have authorized. bush has wiped his ass with the Constitution and Congress has let him do it.
     
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    I knew enough about him to make me positive that I didn’t want Palin to have a chance of exercising the powers put in place by W. Oh, and there was a high actuarial probability that Palin would have received those powers, I still have nightmares about that possibility.

    You guys should have known that the expansion of executive power would have been transferred to anyone inheriting the Whitehouse. It’s always harder to take something away than it is to not give it in the first place.

    Or do you think W. will refuse to leave?
     

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