I was saying this almost a decade ago. When the GOP passed the Pat Act in which the federal government declares they have done away with due process, I said to many republicans that while you may believe that bush would never use that law, do you believe the next president would have such restraint?<quoted text>
Obama is first and foremost the leader of the Democrat party. As a Leader of a nation, not so much.
Ryan is correct in questioning Obama's motives.
Why was the Pat Act passed if it was never expected to be used? What effect does it have on citizens who may want to speak out in opposition to the government. They can be summarily declared enemy combatants and executed. Due process is gone. Had Ryan filibustered right after this abomination became law, I would have supported him. As it is now, it is just grandstanding. Instead of just jawboning, he should have introduced legislation voiding the Pat Act.