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Response to Pretzel_Warrior (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:37 AM

15. Misdirection Accomplish...

...seems anyone with a problem these days is happy to blame President Obama and gonna "show" us how evil he is and how he, and he alone, is responsible for every wrong. Either he didn't know about it and didn't act fast enough or knew about it and still did act fast enough. It's like he's a dictator that can clap his hands and everyone falls in place. It's all to draw attention away from where the real problems lie: in congress and on the state level.

It's a shame to see so few who REALLY understand how government works...the concept of separation of powers and how our system is still more bottom up than top down. Without having a legislature he can work with, little can or has been done about many of the gripes this President's critics harp about. Closing Gitmo? And the funds to pay for it come from where? Or cutting back on the surveillance state...it's the Congress that is in charge of oversight...purposely to keep an executive from abusing their power. Want to see why our country is so screwed up? Spend time looking at how this worthless congress and senate have made the entire government dysfunctional. Fact is this house has passed the least amount of legislation of any in recent memory and even less has gotten to the Senate. No budget...just ongoing obstructionism the critics of this President gladly use to bash him.

I'm all for investigating how pervassive the survellience state (public AND private) has gotten into our lives. Let's investigate how corporates can buy and sell your personal information without your consent and how three companies control your financial destinies based on accumulating all sorts of private data. I'm more concerned with that invasion of my privacy than Officer Mike wanting to know what I need to bring home from the Jewel.

Cheers...

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