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Behold The Power of Partisan Stupidity Through The Magic of Twitter

Isaiah 5:20: ” Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.”

In the aftermath of the Obamacare debacle, I came across a celebrity twitter comment, which eloquently summarizes the alarmingly level of partisan stupidity that plagues our country:

Sarah Silverman ‏@SarahKSilverman 31 Oct

W led us into an illegal war based on lies. Obama set up a website incorrectly. That is all.

Sarah Silverman, for those unaware, is a mostly quite funny (albeit shockingly brazen) comedienne who decided to join some other ill-informed celebrities in a White-House sponsored propaganda campaign to support it’s heath care disaster:

Celebrities who promoted ObamaCare now quiet in wake of website debacle – FoxNews

Now, it is already well-documented that the problems arising from our governments attempt to take over the health care system are much more pervasive than ‘setting up a website incorrectly’. Let’s even assume that the president did not know he was misrepresenting the alleged benefits of ‘lower costs’, and ‘you can keep your current plan and doctor if you want to’, there is absolutely no possible way for an objective person to conclude that this 2,500 page pile of shit that Congress passed as a law addressed any of the real problems with the health care system.

Under Obamacare, the in-network list of places where you can get treated is shrinking – thus restricting freedom of choice – and if you want to go out of network, you pay for it.

Under Obamacare, hospital and doctor bills will still be terribly complex, making it impossible to discover the many costly overcharges.

Obamacare will do little to curb insurance industry profits and will actually enhance insurance industry profits.

Under Obamacare, 31 million Americans will still be uninsured by 2023 and millions more will remain underinsured.

Under Obamacare, the poor pay a larger share of their income for health care than the affluent.

The U.S. currently pays 18 percent of its GDP and still doesn’t cover tens of millions of people. Obamacare does nothing to solve this problem.

Under Obamacare,complexity will lead to ratcheting up administrative costs and overhead.

Under Obamacare, Congress made it specifically illegal for the government to negotiate drug prices for volume purchases, so they remain unaffordable.

Under Obamacare, the deductibles and co-pays will continue to be unaffordable for many millions of Americans.

Under Obamacare, patients without health insurance or who are underinsured will continue to delay or forgo care and put their lives at risk.

So, getting back to this statement:

W led us into an illegal war based on lies. Obama set up a website incorrectly. That is all.

We all know that George W. Bush was a dreadful president, perhaps the worst in the history of this country. However, in a race to the bottom, is Obama is really far behind ? It’s really not that difficult to see, if of course you remove the partisan blinders and actually pay attention to what the fu%$ is going on.

For example, when you do observe what Mr. Obama has done on the foreign policy front, you find a record that is perhaps even more detrimental to our national security, and civil liberties in particular than even the (quite deservedly) vilified George W. Bush.

Considered some of these selected items from this extensive fact sheet offered by St Pete For Peace:

Pushed for war on Syria.
Launched 20,000 Airstrikes in his first term.
Initiated, and personally oversees a ‘Secret Kill List’.
Waged war on Libya without congressional approval.
Started a covert, drone war in Yemen.
Escalated the proxy war in Somalia.
Escalated the CIA drone war in Pakistan.
Maintained a presence in Iraq even after “ending” the war.
Sharply escalated the war in Afghanistan.
Sold $30 billion of weapons to the dictatorship in Saudi Arabia.
Secretly deployed US special forces to 75 countries.
Signed an agreement for 7 military bases in Colombia.
Opened a military base in Chile.
Signed the NDAA into law – making it legal to assassinate Americans w/o charge or trial.
Obama has kept his promise to not prosecute CIA torturers, leaving them unaccountable.
Given Bush absolute immunity for everything.

In fact, Noam Chomsky has cited Obama as the leader of the most dangerous terrorist organization on the planet.

By Andrew Kirell

June 21, 2013 “Information Clearing House – Continuing his streak of fiercely criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy and civil liberties record, pre-eminent left-wing scholar Noam Chomsky told GRITtv that this administration is “dedicated to increasing terrorism” throughout the world via its own “terrorist” drone strikes in foreign lands.

Speaking with GRITtv host Laura Flanders about the National Security Agency snooping scandal, Chomsky remarked that “the Obama administration is dedicated to increasing terrorism; it’s doing it all over the world.”

He continued: “Obama is running the biggest terrorist operation that exists, maybe in history: the drone assassination campaigns, which are just part of it […] All of these operations, they are terror operations.” Drone strikes are “terror” because, Chomsky said, the attacks have the effect of “terrorizing” locals.”

“You are generating more terrorist operations,” Chomsky pointedly said. “People have a reaction” when they lose a loved one to an American drone strike, he added. “They don’t say, ‘Fine, I don’t care if my cousin was murdered.’ They become what we call terrorists. This is completely understood from the highest level.”

He recalled the recent congressional testimony of a Yemeni man named Farea al-Muslimi, who described how a single drone strike managed to “radicalize” his entire village against the United States.

“People hate the country that’s just terrorizing them,” Chomsky concluded. That’s not a surprise. Just consider the way we react to acts of terror. That’s the way other people react to acts of terror.”

Cornel West, a prominent civil rights advocate who campaigned for Obama, has concluded that he is nothing less than a ‘War Criminal’.

Despite invoking Dr. King, Obama ‘tied to Wall Street and drones,’ said West.

In an interview with the Guardian published on Sunday, renowned professor and prolific critic of the “military-industrial-complex” and rampant “plutocracy” in the U.S. and around the world, Dr. Cornel West explained his views on the state of America today and his fall from grace, by design, with President Barack Obama: “He’s just too tied to Wall Street. And at this point he is a war criminal.”

Cornel West (Photo: David Levene / the Guardian) “They say I’m un-American,” West told interviewer Hugh Muir, referring to Obama’s team.

But from someone who actively campaigned for the man, only to be quickly and vastly disappointed, West sees in Obama the epitome of Washington corruption:

“He talked about Martin Luther King over and over again as he ran,” West said of their campaign stops together, adding later, “You can’t just invoke Martin Luther King like that and not follow through on his priorities in some way.”

“King died fighting not just against poverty but against carpet-bombing in Vietnam; the war crimes under Nixon and Kissinger.”

Clearly President Obama has been a busy man, and the damage has not been limited to setting up non-operative websites. Unfortunately, for those who maintain allegiance to party politics, regardless of the facts, he is just suffering from a bout of temporary incompetence.

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