A lot of my friends who hit up the liberal side of things have been supporting Barack Obama much to my surprise. I really don't get it considering he's a Nobel prize winner with a kill list, who expanded the drone program at grave cost to thousands civilian lives.
His administration demanded US citizens be included in section 1021 of the NDAA. This allows US citizens to be detained indefinitely under suspicision of terrorist activities without any charge or trial. When a judge found this section to be unconstitutional and blocked it, Obama sent out his team of lawyers to get an emergency stay... and got it. So, now you, a US citizen on US soil can be sent to places like Gitmo (which he didn't close).
He acted as though he would welcome participation by the people in their governance with his We The People, yet ignores actual petitions and arbitrarily just pulls them down. You have to go far right wing in order to find someone who won't bust states for legal use of medical marijuana. Like that makes any semblance of sense?
Some people say: "well at least he's trying" to avoid military force. Try googling things to see if you can find any legitimate attempts. He keeps calling in drone strikes against non-citizens and US citizens alike - and is fighting to do the latter in secrecy! He even goes as far as going to war with Libya without a Congressional act - at least Bush got permission. After Democrats in Congress started the impeachment proceedings over this, he tried reclassifying it as a kinetic military action. What does that even mean?
Remember SOPA? PIPA? And the "big brother" ACTA? Turns out Obama signed ACTA even before it hit Congress. He even says it shouldn't need Congressional approval!. Funny how that's the opposite sort of thing than what he campaigned on.
He's also ignoring the blatantly criminal behavior Wall Street is engaging in, which I think is the real reason our economy is so messed up.
So, this is why I'm not voting for the peace loving Barack Obama. Or voting for pro-war Mitt Romney (who's basically pro- these bigger issues, as he'll outright tell you). There is no "lesser of two evils" this time around. We had our shot with Ron Paul who was surprisingly electable in retrospect. But now that that's over, it like the only people left we can get behind are Gary Johnson or Jill Stein.