Why is it when wingnuts want to describe how truly awful Obama is they have to compare him to a Republican? LOL!The Sprawling, Dimming Age of Obama
In Barack Obama, America elected a chief executive whose Department of Justice has repeatedly targeted the press, whose Internal Revenue Service has gone gunning for conservatives, and whose government has elevated secrecy into a cardinal virtue. The Obama administration’s data grab is not just about national security, or Edward Snowden. It is also an epilogue befitting a candidate who delivered his 2008 convention acceptance speech in front of a temple façade dedicated to himself, and whose faith in government and the state is at the center of his presidency.
Under the Obama Rules, the unauthorized dissemination of non-classified government information is now “tantamount to aiding the enemies of the United States.” Think Nixonism without the sweaty five o’clock shadow; Cheneyism without the dyspepsia, armed with a jump shot instead of a shotgun.
Comparisons of current legal NSA actions (which have been regulated by an informed Congress and cleared by the courts) to Nixon's criminal behavior are completely irrational. Anyone who would make such a comparison is either completely out of touch with reality or a blind partisan telling conscious lies.