Originally Posted by GOON The Legend
The Republicans didn't pressure Obama into anything. He had no incentive to extend the Patriot Act at that point, as he already had his healthcare passed. What pressure was he put under? Do you have proof of this?
The Patriot Act has NOTHING to do with the Middle East. It has to do with combating domestic terrorism via wiretaps, and spying on American citizens. Plus, it was the REPUBLICANS who were questioning whether Obama extending the act via "Autopen" was even constitutional in the first place. But hey, I thought it was part of a "compromise?"
It's clear you have no idea what you're talking about. Just stop it.
EDIT- Also, glad to know you know and fully understand the definition of Neo-Con. Can you define it for me, and then give examples where I exemplified traits of being a Neo-Con?
Neo conservatives are pro-bombing, pro-empire heavyweight intellectuals who have filled the vacuum on the Right, where most Americans have little interest in foreign policy. They dominate Republican foreign policy because they care about it, whereas most Americans don't. NATO expansion was an example; most Americans don't think about it and don't care. "Neo cons" do. Also they heavily influence the Democratic Party from whence they came. They are close to European Social Democrats, many of whom have also now favor pro-interventionist wars, since the collapse of communism.
"Neo conservatives" are mostly former leftists/liberals who converted to conservatism during the '70's and when Ronald Reagan became President. In domestic policy they tend to be moderate "welfare" Republicans. However, their major concern is foreign policy. They strongly favor US military interventions overseas and becoming the world’s policeman. They promoted the First Iraq War and are constantly the instigators for more confrontation with Iraq, Iran, the Sudan, and other Moslem states. They were among the chief instigators of the Kosovo War.
Oh, no..hear that everyone? Obama signed with an autopen, golly gosh! I'm sure it's not any worse than Romney not showing his tax returns or Trump finding "divorce papers" You love to have everything your way but once someone else gets a turn it's "THIS IS COMMUNIST RUSSIA!" You really think you do any good to the society with that type of attitude?
I have no idea what I'm talking about? Hahahaha, that is funny. You are leaving out A LOT and just rampaging on Obama, while not looking at the tracks that you guys left in the midst of all the chaos several years back.
Hey but what do I know? You quoted a Creed song in an endorsement for Romney. LMAO.