It's amazing how fast things change. Last year I was thinking how wonderful it was to be present at this historic moment when either a woman or a black man would for the first time in history be a major party's nominee for President of the United States. Then Hillary revealed herself to be a lying scumbag, and so I decided to support Barack Obama.
Today, Obama cast a YEA vote on the FISA Wiretap Bill HR 6304 after promising that he would filibuster it. So much as it pains me, I have to say that Obama too is just another lying scumbag.
In a way, Obama's lie is worse than Hillary's. Hillary's lie revealed her to be a liar, but didnt' really matter much in the grand and glorious scheme of things. Obama's lie actually mattered. He promised to defend the Constitution and our civil rights and to stand up for justice and truth. Now not only will justice not be done, but we will never even know the extent to which our civil rights have been violated by the Bush Administration.
I feel utterly betrayed. Every last bit of enthusiasm that I had for this election has been ripped to shreds. What's the point of voting when both parties conspire to shred the Constitution? A year and a half of a Democratic majority in Congress and what do we have to show for it? Nothing. Not a god damned thing. Ralph Nader was right.