I'm sick of Obama apologists who jump in to spin any situation which might reflect poorly on Obama or the Democratic Party. I'm also sick of Republican partisans who never see any wrong within the party. The present media defense of Obama and Democrats, unlike the media criticism of Bush, is unconscionable and dangerous to the health of the nation. The criticism of Bush was unfair at times, but it's best to have a too sceptical media than a media which is partisan and biased and complicit in corruption.
Let's pretend that what has happened in the last few years happened under a Republican president, or an independent president, or a Libertarian president, or that we all decided we'd have a group presidency made up of all political philosophies, then look objectively just at what has happened in the last four years. The media investigated Bush's two terms thoroughly, so we know what went wrong then, but now there are cover ups after cover ups. The latest is the Libyan embassy and death of the ambassador -- what happened and why? No one in government is investigating. This is incredible. An alternative media source is investigating Fast and Furious while the MSM neglect their journalistic duties. Our interventionist government, regardless of which party is in power, is running roughshod over the American people, and it protects a State that is corrupted with power and drunk with the allure of more control. From warrantless wiretaps to drones to immoral wars to support of radicals in the mideast to loans made to cronies to the recent payment made manipulating Lockheed's announcements of layoffs to union favortism in the GM bailout -- it goes on and on with little hard coverage from the media and hardly any opposition from the Left.
Those who say we need moderates to work out solutions regarding how government can run the country miss the point. We don't need better technocrats to manage the economy and society -- we need limits placed on government power. What we're witnessing now is only tangentially related to Obama, because it doesn't matter who is president. If power is not limited, the State expands its control, and in its anti-social fashion suppresses freedom and repels all opposition to its power. Obama may or may not be a corrupt power-monger, but it doesn't matter because government has to have limits placed on the powers it possesses. Individuals come and go --we can't depend on the intentions of each individual who enters the office of president -- there has to be limits to government power regardless of who's in office and how moral or immoral the person might be. A Constitutional system has to be in place to prevent power corruption, but the system is broken and Constitutional limits have been removed.
We have to, as a people, remove consent to be governed by this type of government under a statist system. I don't know how it's to be done, but if we send enough representatives to DC who promise to limit power, and if we diligently hold them to their promises, then we have a chance of making peaceful change happen. If we ignore the problem and vote on likablity and whether or not we'd like to have a beer with the candidate in question, or if we vote because we are party-loyal, or if we vote based on a single issue, then it's pretty much over for liberty in America.