Equal weights, equal measures
Glenn Greenwald has the details here:
I remember that when George Bush asserted prerogatives of this kind all sorts of "progressives" went ballistic - and rightly so. But now the same crowd says we all have to support Obama against those terrible Republicans, and they make excuses for Obama doing what Bush did - only more so. Why, exactly, is it so important to support someone who claims dictatorial power with no oversight whatever and not the slightest concern for the Constitution which he swore to uphold and defend at his inauguration? Why was it so important to get rid of Bush for the same things that must be overlooked in Obama, and worse?