Ted Rall. That name seem familiar? Leftist columnist? Editorial Cartoonist? The guy that drew Condoleeza Rice with big lips as George W. Bush’s “House Nigga”?
Yeah, THAT Ted Rall. (You can read more about the illustrious — no pun intended — Mister Rall HERE is you absolutely must.) Big Left; big Obama guy.
Well, not anymore:
From health care to torture to the economy to war, Obama has reneged on pledges real and implied. So timid and so owned is he that he trembles in fear of offending, of all things, the government of Turkey. Obama has officially reneged on his campaign promise to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. When a president doesn’t have the nerve to annoy the Turks, why does he bother to show up for work in the morning?
Obama is useless. Worse than that, he’s dangerous. Which is why, if he has any patriotism left after the thousands of meetings he has sat through with corporate contributors, blood-sucking lobbyists and corrupt politicians, he ought to step down now — before he drags us further into the abyss.
Oh, the irony is delicious. He’s mad as hell; and he’s not going to take it any more:
In democracies with functioning legal systems, it is assumed that people against whom there is a “lack of evidence” are innocent. They walk free. In countries where the rule of law prevails, in places blessedly free of fearful leaders whose only concern is staying in power, “tainted evidence” is no evidence at all. If you can’t prove that a defendant committed a crime — an actual crime, not a thoughtcrime — in a fair trial, you release him and apologize to the judge and jury for wasting their time.
It is amazing and incredible, after eight years of Bush’s lawless behavior, to have to still have to explain these things. For that reason alone, Obama should resign.
And apparently I woke up on Bizarro World where everything is backwards this morning, because I find myself agreeing with Ted Rall. President Obama’s idea to “indefinitely detain” Gitmo terrorists and combatants without even a military tribunal is patently ridiculous, considering the man is supposed to be a freaking Constitutional scholar, for pity’s sake!
President Bumble . No wonder he doesn’t have a functioning legal license.