Ah, what goes around…
Comes around. Heh:
Whenever libertarians and some liberals defended civil liberties and the Bill of Rights during the past 8 years, conservatives went on the attack. We were just soft on terrorism, cowards, pacifists, unpatriotic, even treasonous, they said.
The conservatives know that they have boxed themselves in. Can they now argue that the war on terrorism is over when they previously said it would last for decades? Can they now argue that the president should not be trusted with such omnipotent powers? Can they now argue that such powers are unconstitutional? Can they now argue that national security no longer turns on the president’s wielding of such powers?
No, in their hearts conservatives know that they must now argue that President Obama, the man they are convinced is coming to take away their guns, increase their taxes, spend more money than even President Bush, has ties to terrorists, has a Muslim name, and is friends with a radical Christian preacher, should wield all the same dictatorial powers that they relinquished to President Bush.
No president should ever have the powers that Cheney and Bush stole for themselves. And we’re going to learn more and more about why this is so in the coming months and years.
And its all because we didn’t deal with this sack of crap when we should have. For a nation that supposedly loves freedom and hates tyrants, we sure don’t seem to get too worked up about any of it, do we?