“None of our questions got answered! Also not mentioned was the National defence Authorization Act,” says Ashley Carey, who recently joined the show as our West Coast contributor.
Her full video commentary is directly below — oh, and yeah, we know the volume is too low (we’re on it! Not in the Obama administration “we’re on it” sort of way, but in the actual “yes, next time the volume will be correct” way).
As Carey notes in her piece, a) Obama did not mention NDAA, despite the fact that thousands of questions were submitted about this very topic, b) Obama did not dip his toe into the marijuana policy pool, even though cannabis is a major topic — especially among the unemployed youngs, and c) Rather than scoring points with the YouTube/Google+ tech savvy coastal elites, his team selected questions that were basically just sycophantic hot air. If we wanted to hear that, we’d turn on MSNBC.
With the YouTube hangout, I think many viewers were expecting something different: a more raw, unplugged, “I’ll be honest with you here!” Barack Obama.
And the question remains: why did he sign NDAA, which allows the military to imprison — potentially for life — American citizens on US soil, without right to a trial, attorney, and without the government even needing to bring formal charges against the suspected. Welcome to the Dark Ages, version 2.0, with a hint of totalitarian technocratic police state thrown in to boost flavour.
(FYI, GOP presidential candidates Rep. Ron Paul and Gov. Buddy Roemer, whom we recently interviewed, both strongly oppose the NDAA’s detention without trial provisions.)
Ashley Carey sounds off:
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