The oath of that the president elect takes calls on her/him to defend the Constitution, but on this New Year’s Eve President Obama signed a huge $662B defense appropriation bill that included a provision giving the United States military the power to detain US citizens indefinitely and without criminal charges. In other words, the man who promised as a candidate never to sign such a bill—who just two weeks ago threatened to veto the appropriation over this nonsene—went ahead and gave the military sweeping powers to ignore the Constitution just so he wouldn’t look like he was against funding our troops.
Not like Obama hasn’t proven over and over that he’s a gutless shill, unable to take a principled stand on…well…much of anything. But signing a bill that essentially does away with the 5th, 6th, and 14th Amendments is a new low, and was made all the worse by Obama’s signing statement claiming that he had no intention of applying indefinite detention to US citizens.
Really Mr. President? You really expect that, just because you won’t be throwing US citizens in dungeons, that the next man or woman to warm your chair isn’t going to say, “Oh hey! I can just imprison my opponents. Thank’s Barack!” It doesn’t occur to your addled brain that Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, or Rick Santorum won’t do, without a second thought, what you claim you won’t. ARE YOU A F*CKING MORON!?
Mr. President…failing to uphold your oath of office by signing a law that explicitly violates the Constitution is tantamount to treason. And do you know what we call people who betray their country by committing treason?
Happy F*cking New Year America! We’ve got at least one more year of this clown, and when he’s done we’ll almost certainly have to deal with someone worse.