Blame the voters!
No, you want to see the villain, look in the mirror. It’s the pants-wetting populace of the United States, who votes for these assholes who pass bad laws in moments of crisis, because we have to do something and because Americans, unlike every other nation in the world, have a god given right to be safe at all times from all things.
Fuck you all. The only thing that might save this country from a couple more weeks of this partisan bullshit obscuring important issues is maybe we’ll get lucky and a cute young blonde girl will get kidnapped and we can move on to something else.
The "cute young blonde girl" is the world weary cynicism -- once they are realists, but that rotted -- that seems to be the most powerful defensive mechanism left in the Obama supporter's arsenal. Not with a bang, but a collective shrug, as it were.
Thing is, some of us don't have to "look in the mirror" at all. Some of us saw Obama for what he was and called him out on it at the time, right when he flip-flopped and voted for retroactive immunity for the telcos. And some noticed, though not, of course, the Obama supporters.
Yeah, and who said the Fourth Amendment and a government of secret law are "important issues," anyhow?
NOTE Of course, it's not Obama's fault:
Obama is not the villain here, he’s just dealing with the laws as they were passed, and it looks like they did everything correctly and followed the letter of the law.
RIght, right, which some unseen force just made Obama do. Because Obama can never fail. He can only be failed.
NOTE Hat tip, joe6pac.