Obama Is Embracing Abusive Bush Policies

Deb Weinstein, Truthout: "For disillusioned Obama supporters, the ACLU's July report 'Establishing the New Normal' is not a heartening read. After being voted into office on promises that included undoing abuses carried out under the Bush administration - promises to protect privacy, to end government-sanctioned torture and rendition programs and to end the use of military commissions for non-enemy combatants - President Obama's administration is proving it is far easier to tow the line than buck a trend."

//www.truth-out.org/aclu-scorecard-obama-is-embracing-abusive-bush-policies62153

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White House: “Crazy” liberal Obama critics “ought to be drug tested”

Raw Story

08/10/10

The White House is sparing no punches to some of its critics on the ‘professional left,’ describing them as insatiable and unrealistic. In an interview with Sam Youngman of The Hill published Tuesday morning, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs unleashed a series of forceful attacks on some unnamed progressive critics of President Barack Obama. ‘I hear these people saying he’s like George Bush. Those people ought to be drug tested,’ Gibbs said. ‘I mean, it’s crazy.’ The paper described the president’s spokesman as ’simmering with anger’ and ‘in furious disbelief’ over some of Obama’s liberal detractors, from whom he has faced regular criticism for not pushing a progressive agenda more authoritatively...

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Robert Gibbs attacks the fringe losers of the left

Salon
by Glenn Greenwald

08/10/10

Robert Gibbs — in one of the most petulant, self-pitying outbursts seen from a top political official in recent memory, half derived from a paranoid Richard Nixon rant and the other half from a Sean Hannity/Sarah Palin caricature of The Far Left — is here to tell you that the real reason you’re dissatisfied with the President is because you’re a fringe, ideological, Leftist extremist ingrate who needs drug counseling …

//tinyurl.com/2ehet86


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Is Robert Gibbs Right About the "Professional Left"?

By Mike Whitney

Obama can talk-the-talk, but he can't walk-the-walk. He can roll up his sleeves, point at the horizon, and work his magic on a stadium full of fans. But he can't shut down Gitmo or indict a few bankers who blew up the financial system.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article26150.htm



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