Monday, June 4, 2012

#Barackmail

I don't know about you, but I'm getting really pissed off at the Obama campaign people and other Obama supporters who think that the way to rebut criticism of Obama is to say, "Well, you have no other choice but to vote for Obama."

"Mitt would be worse!" is NOT a rebuttal to "I cannot support a President who kills children with drone strikes."

"Do you think Romney would be any better?" is NOT an answer to "I am morally opposed to a President who directs extrajudicial executions."

"If you don't vote for Obama, the Republicans will win!" is IRRELEVANT to the question, "What happened to closing Guantanamo and ending indefinite detention?"

"What do you think the Republicans would do?" is INSUFFICIENT to the questions, "Ten more years in Afghanistan? Daily CIA incursions into Pakistan? Threats of war against Iran? Yemen drone strikes? Somalia drone strikes? ....."

Until we Americans start voting our consciences, and fight back against "Barackmail," we're going to be stuck in an endless swamp of civil liberties violations, foreign aggression, and war crimes.