Four More Years
Expect worse from Obama in term two than one.
by Stephen Lendman
Inaugurating US presidents quadrennially reflects institutionalized hypocrisy.
On January 20, Obama began term two. After all the harm he caused so many, imagine how much more he plans.
He broke every major campaign promise made. He mocks legitimate governance. He lawlessly serves powerful monied interests. They own him.
He spurns peace. He's waging multiple direct and proxy wars. He's got new targets in mind. He supports some of the world's most ruthless despots.
He spends more on militarism than all other countries combined. He's done it when the only enemies America has are ones it invents.
He institutionalized tyranny. He targets dissent. He elevated abuse of power to a higher level. He imprisoned some of America's best and brightest. He's got others in mind.
He decides who'll live or die. His kill list chooses targets. He designated himself judge, jury and executioner.
He supports the worst of Israeli crimes of war, against humanity and genocide. They partner in ravaging one country after another.
He authorized indefinite detention without charge or trial. He approved doing it to Americans. He wants them held in military prisons out of sight and mind.
He promised to close Guantanamo. It's still open. He endorses torture by permitting it. He invents nonexistent security threats as justification.
He ignores political corruption at the highest levels.
He prioritizes serving Wall Street and other corporate favorites. He ignores popular needs. He's force-feeding austerity when stimulus is needed. He destroyed hard won labor rights.
He wants education made another business profit center. He rationed healthcare to enrich insurers, drug companies and large hospital chains.