To say I have buyers remorse is an understatement of Herculean proportions. Where do I begin? Glen Ford refers to Obama as the "more effective evil" and I would have to agree with his assessment.
Obama not only continues the wars but escalates them claiming Afghanistan is the "good war" and even though it's bankrupting he country and we're losing he continues this insanity.
He promises to get us out of Iraq but instead we build the largest military installation in the world and fill it with 2,500 private contractors.
He starts new wars in Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, Libya, Syria and now wants to add Iran to the list.
And then there's Obama's secret "Kill List.'
Escalates drone attacks. These illegal killing machines mainly murder innocent women and children and once in a blue moon hit a low level so-called "enemy combatant." But not to worry they've changed the laws so any male that's hit who's of a certain age is labeled an enemy combatant.
He extends the Bush tax cuts for the rich.
Extends the Patriot Act.
He does not prosecute or even question one member of the Bush Administration for their crimes or one of the Wall Street crooks or bankers who caused the global meltdown, in fact, bank bailouts under Obama have far exceeded Bush to the tune of 16 trillion.
He does not close Gitmo.
He continues and escalates spying on American citizens without warrants via the FISA Amendments Act.
Unemployment continues to rise as thousands are thrown off the roles and unemployment benefits are not extended.
He prosecutes twice as many whistleblowers under the Espionage Act of 1917 as all other presidents combined.
Signs the NDAA into law. (Hedges, Chomsky and a few other brave Americans have sued Obama and Leon Panetta) Under the NDAA American citizens are labeled enemy combatants and can be arrested and held indefinitely without due process.
Passes Obamacare, which forces people to buy inadequate insurance and is a give away to the for profit insurance companies.