Obama may be better than Bush or McCain, but that ain’t much of a bar, and he’s doing the absolute minimum to clear it

What better evidence than “[“Patriot Act renewed”:http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gmao3Tg9nvBQeAOMAVzmeZkrmAoAD9E4QD501]”.

Parenthetically, you want to know what’s destroying our way of life? It’s not Healthcare Reform, (which would save lives and money and infringe your freedoms not at all), and it’s not the fiscal stimulus (which even Republican economists agree helped keep unemployment from growing and the economy from slowing even more than it has), it’s the continuous encroachment of the “law-enforcement elements of our government on our civil liberties under the guise of making us safer”:http://epic.org/privacy/terrorism/hr3162.html. It is the “intelligence agencies conspiring with communication companies to relieve us of our right to privacy using warrantless surveillance”:http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/08/23/AR2007082302056.html who are “then let off the hook for breaking the law”:http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-9872969-38.html. It is our “willingness to approve of immoral acts done in our name”:http://www.gallup.com/poll/118006/Slim-Majority-Wants-Bush-Era-Interrogations-Investigated.aspx.

Unfortunately, we haven’t left most of those things behind by electing Obama, and we’re not even getting appropriate levels of bread and circuses in compensation.