On Obama- Excerpt from a letter to….
June 22, 2014
As for liking Obama- let me put it this way, in so far as he embodies and embraces the best part of Democratic Party principles, yes, I like him. Unfortunately, he has proven to be less than I hoped he would be. In foreign policy he has kept making the Bush mistake of letting the Pentagon and the National Security Agencies call the shots and has continued, even expanded, domestic surveillance and used the Espionage Act against governmental whistleblowers more often than other administrations combined, but has prosecuted nobody in the National Security Complex for illegal activities (a ‘thank you’ to John Feffer in The Dumbing Down of American Foreign PolicyHow much of these failures are because of his trying to ass kiss special interests in the Koch brother owned Republican Party, so as to foster some cooperation with his domestic policies, is hard to say, but this ass-kissing has been a mistake and useless.
Of course, as a gay man, I most heartily approve, and applaud, his recent Executive Order banning Federal contracters from discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Let’s hope he doesn’t muck it up with “religion” exemptions.