idiggory, King of Bards wrote:
Honestly, these can just be seen as a continuation of a political process put into practice by Bush, who was doing the same thing.
Sure, if you want to just give Obama a free pass for no good reason.
Honestly not trying to. That was why I added the thing about arguing which is work being irrelevant. Rereading it shows that it probably wasn't obvious what I meant though.
I'm absolutely disgusted with Obama over this issue. He's faaaaar from my ideal president, but I was at least hopeful that he'd be willing to take a hard stance on a bill that was so obviously a direct attack on our basic rights. But, honestly, he's exactly what a president who followed Bush would like to--adding to executive power, using the precedent of the vast power increase of the previous presidency to legitimatize it.
Most presidents from either party would have done the same thing. Doesn't make it okay, and doesn't mean I won't happily berate Obama for the choice.