Namely, that Obama’s program for killings American citizens has nothing to fear from conservatives. As Graham himself noted:
“Every member of Congress needs to get on board, [with killing citizens with drones]” Graham said. “It’s not fair to the president to let him, leave him out there alone quite frankly. He’s getting hit from libertarians and the left.”
Well, Lindsey is partly right. Obama’s getting hit from libertarians. “The left,” outside of the ACLU and a few lonely voices such as Glen Greenwald, offers no credible protest either. The left will ofter some token grumbling and then get back to slavishly supporting whatever Obama tells it to support.
Conservatives naturally have no interest in opposing the drone program at all. Sure, some conservative sites have offered some token complaints about the program. After all, Obama’s doing it, so conservatives know there’s something bad about killing American citizens without any due process, but they can’t quite put their finger on it. After all, the American citizens who got locked up without trial, or who get murdered without any due process, had brown skin and Arab-sounding names. So, it’s been win-win so far.
If we can just get a Republican back in the White House then we’ll have nothing to fear, for sure. Unless, of course, you’re a terrorist, and then we don’t even need a trial to know you’re guilty. We just know, and we don’t need any of that America-hating leftist red tape known as “due process” to get in the way of fighting all those people who hate us because we’re so free.
It’s been more than four years since Bush was in office, so many folks have forgotten how conservatives roll when they’re in power. Fortunately, however, we at least have Lindsey Graham, who for all his horrible-ness, is at least consistent, and he helps us remember what most conservatives are like when there’s a Republican in control, and conservatives rally behind every freedom-destroying, Bill of Right-shredding, child-immolating policy that is put forward in the name of striking a blow against Islamo-fascism.10:47 pm on February 6, 2013 Email Ryan McMaken