How far to the left do you have to be to compare Obama to Bush?
Tuesday’s CBS This Morning rolled over and gave movie star John Cusack a platform to spout his leftist political views. Cusack slammed the Obama administration: “The excesses of the Bush administration…[Obama] had a constitutional obligation to correct that, and I don’t think they have, and I think that’s deeply troubling. . . . They’ve . . . continued that imperial presidency of the Bush administration.”
Cusack also played up “some of the issues that the Obama administration has with due process and with the assassination of American citizens — this speech by Eric Holder — I think, are deeply troubling,” an apparent reference to the use of Hellfire missiles against American-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki. Instead of bringing up al-Awlaki’s connections to the Fort Hood shooter and plotting attacks against U.S. airliners, anchor Charlie Rose simply replied, “Meaning you expected more from the President and attorney general?”