Here are comments from the Daily Kos.
Spock: Nixon, China. Only Obama could step on civil liberties without a hue and cry from liberals.
We lost. This is on us, or rather our fair weather liberal friends who are, after all, simply partisan.
You know, I could care less about Holder’s ‘opinion’ his memos, or anything else on that. This is so clearly beyond the bounds of legality, morality, constitutionality, or any other ality (back to Magba Carta – Ality, if such a thing existed).
Turning the clock back to the stone age.
We failed to hold the Bush administration accountable, we should stop failing and start protecting the rule of law and the Constitution.
secret laws are not laws at all since even the knowledge of whether such laws exist is secret, let alone how they are decided upon (should they exist), how are we to determine the difference between a “secret law” and the whim of our Monarch-President? Is there a difference?
If you can be killed at whim, then no one has any civil rights at all.
their strategy is not to reveal what their criteria for assassinations are until after the fact, when they have actually assassinated someone. Then they stonewall to prevent the release of any information about how the assassination was conducted.
If indeed they bother with actually formulating and abiding by any criteria at all. I’m guessing these DOJ memos were largely written for public consumption, to convince the public that they are playing by some kind of rules instead of just doing whatever they feel. Who knows if they actually follow them?
It’s like Calvinball. They make up the rules as they go along. Maybe today they decide it’s not convenient to assassinate Americans on American soil. Maybe tomorrow they wake up and change their minds. Who knows?
In any case, Obama’s all like, TTH. He’s the Decider and he decides what’s best. If he says we’re enemies of the state, who are we to say him nay?
My Dad Is A Bad Ass Mother Fucker. His job many years ago was to kill you if you where an enemy of the state. I tend to listen to him, cause well he knows things I don’t know. About how things work.
He is freaked out by the topics brought up in this Diary and we talk about them all the time. We almost never see eye to eye, but here we do.
Why oh Why are we having this conversation five years after Bush?
This is insane. WTF is going on with this administration?
Embarassed it took Rand Paul to do this. We should have been doing this.