Thursday, December 15, 2011

Who Should I Vote For in 2012?

President Obama, you wanted to bring us together, to get Republicans and Democrats to somehow find agreement despite our ideological differences. Congratulations. Mission accomplished. You have brought us together, not to hold hands and sing "Kumbaya," or to solve our dire economic problems, but you've managed to unite us in distrust of you for supporting this horrible bill. I never thought I'd live to see these words, "[Senator Rand] Paul was backed by Senator Dianne Feinstein."

"It's something so radical that it would have been considered crazy had it been pushed by the Bush administration," said Tom Malinowski of Human Rights Watch. "It establishes precisely the kind of system that the United States has consistently urged other countries not to adopt. At a time when the United States is urging Egypt, for example, to scrap its emergency law and military courts, this is not consistent."

President Obama, it looks like you're trying not to be the next Jimmy Carter. I grew up during Carter's era. You, sir, are no Jimmy Carter. He did what was right, ignoring critics who said he was too weak, regardless of its effect on his winning another election.

President Obama, if you do not veto this bill, you have lost my vote.