Eyebolter, from most of what you complained about you should have written "I can't believe anyone in their right mind would have voted for either Rumney or O-man". Because if you think that Rumney would have stopped the trashing of the constitution (which by the way is favorite presidential past time nearly all them) you may not be paying attention. Rumney agreed with most of what has been done foreign policy wise, although I think he would have liked it better if he'd done it.
We have all been tolerating these specific constitutional trashings since GW started the land war in Asia. I dislike them but in retro spec it appears to have been a good political calculation because we all complain about it but few voted based on it (GaryJ only got 1%).
He has a "kill list" that has executed American citizens, including a 16 year old, without any charges or trial. He swore to uphold the Constitution, and is allegedly a "Constitutional scholar," but apparently is unfamiliar with the Bill of Rights.
Pretty sure GW started the dead or alive list... If O-man didn't keep it going he'd be labeled a weak liberal and would have gotten trounced on the issue in the election... turned out security was a non-issue in the election.
He signed into law the extension of the so-called "Patriot Act," which allows the NSA to spy on us without a warrant, another clear violation of the Constitution.
Extending the 2001 GW law that was extended in 2005. Another likely political calculation because security was a non-issue in the election. I'm hopefully this will get gutted when renewal comes up in 2015 but I doubt it because democrats are scared of their own shadow when it comes to security issues because they have been labeled weak for so long.
He has started additional undeclared wars by bombing and killing people in Yemen and Pakistan.
Started by GW, again another likely political calculation....
I'm still waiting for the war in Afghanistan to end. Why are we there again?
yup most of us I think would agree, however long term it is prolly in our best interests to have some sort of stability there because the last round of instability lead to the military mess we are in now.