Occupy Protesters Block DNC Buses, Yell “Obama is a Traitor”
Not all liberals are prepared to give President Obama a second term, especially after hearing that Obama’s Justice Department just gave final immunity to CIA torturers. So to make their opposition felt, many Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the street of Charlotte, temporarily shutting down official bus service that carry delegates back and forth from the Democratic National Convention.
Yahoo News reports:
“What do you think of free speech zones?” shouted one protester to the police and onlookers, referring to the cordoned-off areas for activists. “Does that seem strange to you?” Protesters also shouted that accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning should be freed. At one point, the protesters raised a tent above their heads and set it on the ground. “Bad news, guys, they’ve pitched a tent,” a police officer joked. “They might be here for the duration.”
Glenn Greenwald reports:
During his 2008 campaign for president, Obama repeatedly vowed that, while he opposed “partisan witch-hunts”, he would instruct his attorney general to “immediately review” the evidence of criminality in these torture programs because “nobody is above the law.” Yet, almost immediately after winning the 2008 election, Obama, before he was even inaugurated, made clear that he was opposed to any such investigations, citing what he called “a belief that we need to look forward as opposed to looking backwards”.
Couple that with the fact that the Obama administration has not prosecuted any of the Wall Street bankers who engineered this recession, and you can understand why some liberals are fuming. The question they have to grapple with is the same question all progressives must grapple with: Obama or…. Romney?
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