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Fri Mar 21, 2014, 06:54 AM

68. I don't mind too much when my progressive colleague says that he hates Obama.

 

He has some good reasons for hating him. I don't hate Obama, and I think Obama has improved during his time in office, but he has been a disappointment on many issues. I have seen improvement especially on military issues, although I think it was dumb luck that prevented him from doing something stupid in Syria. He has also improved on border enforcement issues, but still wants to punish undocumented workers for trying to feed their families. His 180 degree shift on whether the president has the right to place the nation in a state of war has been a huge disappointment. His failure to seriously address prison reform or to propose amendments to the war crimes act so that it unambiguously criminalizes harsh interrogation techniques are further disappointments. I won't continue with the long list of disappointments, or add in his many accomplishments, but I guess I don't see much of a reason for loving or hating Obama.

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