Remember how President Obama was going to close Guantanamo Bay? How he was going to run one of the most transparent administrations in history? How he was opposed to the Patriot Act? How he believed civilian trials were important?
Maybe you remember, but as both progressives and conservatives have been long since forced to accept, that Obama is so 2008. A taste of power can make a lot of difference. So it must be worrisome to progressives especially when one of their former great monsters of the Bush administration, John Yoo, starts saying President Obama might be going a bit too far in knocking down civil liberties. Yoo talked to the Daily Caller on this specific issue today:
The relevant part of the video is where Yoo says, "You don’t see the same critics who so thrashed President Bush, for allegedly thinking he was a king, making the same arguments and engaging in the same criticism of President Obama. I think a reasonable person can only conclude that is because President Obama happens to be a Democrat, where as President Bush was a Republican.”