So he's a failure. Barrack Obama has finally spoke out about the TSA's pat downs and once again, he's siding with the governments disregard of Civil Rights. He has consistently failed to defend the Constitution in this area and I'm done with him. I'm wondering who is going to have the guts to run against him in the primary. Russ Feingold? Dennis Kucinich? The Democratic Party had better step up because Barrack Obama won't get my vote even if it's Palin v Obama and it's a tight race.

We've all been hearing about the TSA's procedures. What you have to realize is that this is a Cabinet controlled position. With the wave of a hand, an utterance from his mouth, Mr. Obama can end this trampling of our civil rights. His position? "One of the most frustrating aspects of this fight against terrorism is that it has created a whole security apparatus around us that causes huge inconvenience for all of us." Source "Inconvenience"? "All of us"? Sir, when do you think that you'll be subjecting your daughters to a strip search in front of an entire airport? (Young Boy had this happen.) If your wife ever has a mastectomy, will it be OK if TSA asks her to pull it out in front of everybody like this lady? If you end up with a bladder or colon problem, you won't mind TSA breaking the seal and pushing waste on to your body or clothes, will you? The fact is, you'll never be faced with this. The fact is that for your political position, in the face of terrorism, you'll toss our rights on the burning alter. Sir, my rights are not yours to throw away. 

Barrack Obama is a Constitutional Rights attorney. The greatest dissent I have ever read is from Florida v Bostick. The short, a drug mule was on a bus and cops show up doing sweeps. While blocking the aisle way with badges and pistols on hips, they ask to search the bag of the mule. He consents. So would a reasonable person feel free to leave? No. But the court ruled to admit the evidence because he was already captive by being a passenger. Thurgood Marshall wrote the greatest dissent and our President needs to go back and read it again. 

"[T]he evidence in this cause has evoked images of other days, under other flags, when no man traveled his nation's roads or railways without fear of unwarranted interruption, by individuals who held temporary power in the Government. The spectre of American citizens being asked, by badge-wielding police, for identification, travel papers -- in short, a raison d'etre -- is foreign to any fair reading of the Constitution, and its guarantee of human liberties.

I sincerely recommend reading this dissent. It's the most common sense rights over fear answer to random searches that I've ever read. Link

Barrack's failure on Civil Rights isn't contained to this one issue. Let's take a look at a few others. I'll try to be brief. In the first month he promised to close down Guantanamo within one year. We are closing in on two years... and it's still open. He's moved from it being wrong to arguing that he can hold people indefinitely without ever filing a single charge. Sir, you are not a king and this isn't your Bastille. People have rights, even if they are our enemy. If you can't even put together a military case, you have to set them free. This isn't even legal argument, it's a moral one. 

He's decided that the CIA can carry on with kidnapping people abroad and doing who knows what to him. Yeah, he says that you must follow Army Field Manual, but if he's allowing kidnapping, maybe that position is simply allowing for plausible deniability because clearly he's conflicted on rights in many other places. If you don't know what rendition is, here's the wiki link for you. 

He continues a Faith Based Office. He's spending our money on religion. He mocks a popular internet question about his position on Marijuana. "And I don't know what this says about our audience but.." You self-righteous ass. Do you remember this guy? Did you respect him? And when it comes to gays, he doesn't have the courage to stand for equality and instead says that gays shouldn't marry. Source Would you mind if we put in separate but equal water fountains for your daughters sir? I'd like for you to lay out the fundamental difference in those arguments. 

Barrack Obama has done some good stuff. I was feeling pretty proud of him early on. But I'm really taking a crap on his Civil Rights positions. Like I said, I will not vote for him. I cannot cast a vote for  ignoring my rights. Democrats, either get us a candidate that will respect our rights, or expect no vote from me, and maybe a few million others. It's enough to swing most elections. Your job is to unseat your president and have the courage to vote for America over your fears for what it means to your party. We need to send a message to all future candidates that even within a party, if you don't hold up your end of the bargain, you are through. President Obama, your desire to pat my junk has led to much of your base deciding to kick you in your political junk. 

So who do we start to prop up on the interwebs? Feingold? Kucinich? Who has the guts and the track record of always standing up for us regardless of the political consequences?    

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If Bachmann wins I'm going to research emigration.  I speak a second language.  It is just a matter of getting a job.
But she's a woman , she believes in God and she's attractive.
Obama and most dems with the exception of Kucinich are moderates who lean to the left (many times to the right depending on the issue)

my only question toyou sir is
where were you when local police were and still are doing illegal searches and seizures on black and brown folk?
When did they stop? It's a local issue and City Managers, Prosecutors, Judges, and Mayors need to be held accountable. It seems as if in my area we don't have a systemic problem or I'd be happy to wield my vote for the rights of the public, even for the brown members.
...and as soon as a plane is bombed out of the skies you and the entire Tea Bag Party will call for his impeachment. Atheists or not, Americans are some spoiled, NIMBY people. We know nothing of sacrifice. We only bitch and whine about everything and everybody. Good grief!
Negative. Asserting Constitutional Rights is not bitching or whining any more than saying you can't come into my house and kick my dog. He's not responsible for what terrorists do or catching them all. When he takes the Oath he swears to uphold the Constitution and not the safety of all of us. It's a Red Herring that grows government and Military and it knows no party lines. I have my line and you have yours. Mine lines with rights to free movement without asking the government for permission. Where is your line?
Word, Gaytor. We're on the same page here.
(except maybe Hillary, which both sides love to hate but the middle does approve of).

Love her or hate her, she is a very intelligent woman. I was listening to her on Meet the Press today and the difference between her and Sarah Palin is about as stark as it can get. I'd vote for Hillary in 2016, I think.
I don't think Biden is electable.
I regret not voting for her in the primaries. I only voted for Obama because I didn't like certain things she said during interviews in terms of Obama's religion. But I don't think she'll do it
I think that obama has at least had the balls to tackle the problems that most people would view as too controversial. Actually, the fact that he told the world that we are not a christian nation makes him great in my eyes. Of course I dont agree with everything he's done, but then again, what president will you find that you WILL agree with everything?


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