How to tell when you are in deep trouble

When you have Sean Hannity clasping hands with Al Gore and agreeing that you are scary, Jon Stewart and Rush Limbaugh speaking of you as draconian and a tyrant, Glenn Greenwald and Glenn Beck denouncing your astounding and frightening hubris, and cartoons like this showing up on the Daily Kos

you are in deep, deep trouble.

Glenn Greenwald deserves the Medal of Freedom.  I think Obama should be impeached for violating the Oath of Office.  When even the author of the Patriot Act (which should be repealed and burnt) is saying “Whoa!  What the hell?” you have seriously overreached.  The assaults on privacy and freedom of the press by this Administration are an attack on liberty around the world.

On the bright side, Government is listening the people again.  Just note quite the way the Founders intended.

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  • ivan_the_mad

    “Glenn Greenwald deserves the Medal of Freedom.” Seconded. The guy has continually braved the big guns of both sides in his vigilance; he certainly has the strength of his convictions.

  • Imp the Vladaler

    From the third panel: “Under a 96-year-old statute — never intended for this purpose — I hearby charge you with espionage!”

    And that’s how Tom Tomorrow stopped worrying and learned to love Orginalism.

  • Irksome1

    I would give more credence to Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh, et al, if they were to repent of their enthusiastic support of the surveillance state under Bush.

    • chezami

      To be sure. Their dudgeon about this stuff is fake, just as anti-war dudgeon from the now-quiet Left was mostly fake. But when everybody is mad at you, left and right, you have real trouble nonetheless.

      • Martial_Artist

        And, might I venture to add, that real trouble has been overdue in coming.

  • Linebyline

    The Patriot Act shouldn’t be burnt. It should be blown up (I mean enlarged, as cathartic as the other interpretation would be), poster size at least, framed, and hung in the White House, Congress, courthouses all over America, and every other building where lawmakers, executives, and judges do their thing. Beneath it would be a plaque reading “Never do this again!”