A recent poll shows the sadly obvious: A large number of the same liberals who accused the Bush administration of shredding the Constitution with its heavy-handed war-mongering and counter-terrorism measures are now cheering on the Obama administration as it continues to carry out the exact same policies, sometimes even escalating the violence. Glenn Greenwald has his usually gripping take over at Salon, and meanwhile, here’s Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks ripping into these progressive hypocrites:
While I personally find the vague allusion to Kim Jong-il to be a bit strong, his point is absolutely undeniable: Too many liberals who claim to be all for civil liberties are only too eager to forget about them the second the purportedly liberal Commander-in-Chief says they no longer apply. What’s wrong under one President is wrong under any, regardless of whether their name is followed by an ‘(R)’ or a ‘(D)’. Anyone who attacked President Bush for the way he waged war in Iraq and Afghanistan and integrated the police and surveillance state in the U.S. under the guise of protecting “national security”, but now supports President Obama for doing the exact same things, is little more than an unmitigated hypocrite.