Haven't been here in five years. But it's pretty clear to me that Obama @#%^ing sucks. Have all liberals here gotten around to this, or are there still some apologists? Some points:
*Obama murdered an American, and legally authorized the murder of others
*Obama tried to extend the Iraq War, only stymied because Iraq wanted home prosecution of US soldier war crimes
*Obama has continued Gitmo, and rendition
*Obama has ordered/not prevented the mandhandling of objective journalists at airports
*Obama has advocated the prosection of whistleblowers of US fiscal lawbreakers, and US military lawbreakers
*Obama has never even charged any banking executive to fault, and has immunized all previous administrations from war crimes
*Obama has started several new wars via drones: Yemen. Somalia. Libya.
*Obama has greatly increased drone strikes at Yemen and Pakistan, leading to hundreds of innocent deaths
*Obama has authorized drone strikes at weddings and funerals bystanders
*Obama has targeted "any man of military age" as an accepted target of death
*Obama has not put forth any legal rationale for any of the above, depiste FOIA and ACLU requests
*Obama has not gained anything on the Palestine-Isreal conflict
*Obama has, to the above, not prevented Israel building new houses/settlement
*Obama has, as his many formers, supported the dictator Mubarak
*Obama has saber-rattled with Iran, despite a reather equitable solution at hand, which the US rejected
Sure, maye he's better domestically. He did allow gays in the military. He achieved a universal health care that primarily beneifts health care corporations rather than individuals. He directed domestice law enforcement to not enforce marijuana, until oh, they have assraped California marijuana providers.
Seriously, he sucks. Unlike Romney, Paul, Democratic write-in, etc., Obama is a PROVEN enemy of civil liberties, the Constitution, reasonable foreign policy, and peacefulness. Anyone thinking he's going to do an about-face in his second term is a pie-in-the-sky-staring hippie idiot. Obama is a piece of sh*t. He will continue Bush's 3rd term into the 4th with very little change.