Remember when all those telecom companies rolled over and allowed the government to use their networks for illegal spying on American citizens? Well, your favorite candidate just voted to grant them retroactive immunity. Basically it’s a giant “fuck you” to the Constitution, which apparently means less to him than a bunch of cash from telecom lobbyists. He just gave that assmonkey Bush a massive victory and vindication for his criminal activities. Well, so much for all those speeches about change — that is, unless by “change” he meant making our government even more evil.
Obama wasn’t the only one, of course, but he’s the one most of us lefties were hoping would be different from the rest. I never did put all my hopes into him, or anyone for that matter, because I just knew something dreadful was around the corner. It was only a matter of time, and here it is. I didn’t think it was possible to have even less confidence in our choices of candidates, but today the bar is officially lower. “Get out and vote!” they say. Why? So people like this can swoop in and ignore everything their supporters were saying?
It’s just so goddamn disappointing. I hate feeling bitter about politics, but this is really the icing! Anyone else out there down to their last drop of hope for this stupid country?