“Will Obama the Constitutional Lawyer Please Stand Up?” @ The Nation

Posted on January 30, 2013

David Schipler — January 23, 2013: “There’s something about Barack Obama that induces Americans to imagine what they cannot see. The right envisions a vile socialist, while many on the left picture an inspired liberal, politically restrained in his first term but now free to pursue his true beliefs.

No hard evidence exists to sustain either view. Obama behaves like a centrist who leans tentatively left on certain social programs but boldly right on military force and civil liberties. His supporters, who have watched him duplicate and codify some of the Bush administration’s most damaging civil liberties violations, are now reduced to wishful thinking that an authentic Obama will soon step forward and return the country to the constitutional footing that was abandoned after 9/11…………….”

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