While Democratic voters have consistently worked to avoid awareness of Barack Obama’s continuation of George W. Bush’s NSA electronic spying programs that are targeted against Americans, independent progressives have done their best to hold Obama’s feet to the fire. The Green Party’s Shahid Buttar is contributing to this effort, slamming Barack Obama for allowing secret courts to subvert justice in the shadows.
I write this as an American liberal, more concerned about the need for honest government than I am about the fortunes of any particular politician. It’s alarming to me to see Democrats who blasted corruption in the Bush Administration give Barack Obama a free pass.
When Barack Obama failed to wear a lapel pin during the 2008 presidential race, FOX News went ape over it: The conservative blogosphere couldn’t stop talking about it for months. Flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin, flag pin. So surely Michelle Malkin, Pamela