Democrats Retreat on Civil Liberties in 2012 Platform

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    This is an interesting read.

    Democrats Retreat on Civil Liberties in 2012 Platform | Mother Jones

    In 2008, Democrats were eager to draw a contrast with what they then portrayed as Republican excesses in the fight against Al Qaeda. Since then, the Obama administration has in many cases continued the national security policies of its predecessor—and the Democratic Party's 2012 platform highlights this reversal, abandoning much of the substance and all of the bombast of the 2008 platform. Here are a few places where the differences are most glaring:

    Indefinite Detention
    Warrantless Surveillance/PATRIOT Act
    Gitmo
    Racial Profiling in Fighting Terrorism
    Torture

    Everybody saw this coming, right?
     
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    They haven't given a shit about civil liberties.....EVAH.

    They're as big of fakes on civil liberties as the GOP is on fiscal restraint.
     
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    I was on a leftist board just before Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act. I said he would sign it and the leftists said he promised he wouldn't. After he signed it, there was not a peep out of the leftists.
     
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    no obama supporter will post in this thread
     
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    Nope...1 big party and we ain't invited to it folks...there isn't any republican vs democrat its the state vs the people.
     
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    Of course not. Obama's record is indefensible. My take is that the diehard Obamabots don't care about facts and the others who cast their vote for Obama in November will do so because they believe he is the lesser of two evils.
     
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