Can You Pull The Lever For Obama In 2012 In Good Conscience?

I shake my head every day (seems to happen nearly that often) when I am behind a car with two particular bumper stickers. One that says “No-War” and one that says “Obama 2012.” Seems like cognitive dissonance. And in spite of reading the items below how many true-believers will simply vote for him anyway?

A very solid argument from a man who won’t apply a double-standard: Why I Refuse to Vote for Barack Obama – The Atlantic.

And note below how the graphs go close to vertical right after the January 2009 inauguration.

New Justice Department Documents Show Huge Increase in Warrantless Electronic Surveillance: Justice Department documents released today by the ACLU reveal that federal law enforcement agencies are increasingly monitoring Americans’ electronic communications, and doing so without warrants, sufficient oversight, or meaningful accountability. (pic via ACLU)

If you claim to be anti-war and pro civil-liberties, I don’t see how you can pull the lever for Obama in 2012. And no, I do not believe that means you should vote for Romney.

[ And here’s a nice response to Samuel L. Jackson’s Wake The F-Up Video. ]

Misc.
He Campaigned On Closing Gitmo, That Was Yesterday …
Readers Have a Stake in Obama’s Free-Speech Disconnect – The Public Editor – NYTimes.com
ACLU Chief “Disgusted” With Obama’s Civil Liberties Record
White House Claims Right To Kill Americans Without Trial
Dave Ross Nails Obama on Libya & The WPR
Does The U.S. Have a Double-Standard on Human Rights?
Liberals Need to Take Obama’s Civil Liberties Record Seriously – Forbes
Obama’s dismal civil liberties record – Salon.com
On War, Obama Has Been Worse Than Bush – Anthony Gregory