There are efforts to make the government accountable to the people once again. A bill is targeting a 2008 law — Obama voted for it — which gave immunity from prosecution to telecommunications companies that participated in President Bush’s warrantless surveillance program.
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama said he would take a close look at the law.
But when we see statements from the administration like Weich’s, we recognize the kind of thinking that got this abuse-codifying law repeatedly reauthorized in the past.
It is with bitter disappointment that we realize President Obama is happy with that status quo. Those of us who voted for him, after all, bought into his message of “change.
From a standpoint of protecting Americans' civil liberties, Obama's administration morphed (with terrifying speed) from "hope and change" to "despair and outrage".