Jon Stewart on Obama's civil liberties record
"The Daily Show" assembled a surprisingly hard-hitting collection of clips documenting some of Obama's assaults on civil liberties.
It's a pretty damning dossier, but how does the segment end (after leavening concern about Obama's American-citizen assassination program by saying its first publicly announced target is "a bad guy")?
Stewart says that Obama "is not a bad person" (apparently ordering assassinations, renditions, and indefinite imprisonment void of all due process doesn't count against him)... and besides -- for the non-sequitur clincher -- he's being "stalked" by the "strange and twisted" Sarah Palin.
See, our tribe is just fine! Nothing to see here folks, move along.
Yes, it's just a comedy show. And also, it's no doubt the high water mark for how much truth most "progressives" have been exposed to on this issue, so kudos for TDS for presenting this information, however belatedly.
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