Have no fear, though, because Glenn Greenwald has written an excellent piece for you to read on the backlash by progressives and Democrats against Rand Paul's nearly thirteen hour long filibuster last week. He claims there are three main reasons progressives are failing to hold Obama to account for the massive expansion of executive power at the cost of American civil liberties and the lives of thousands of people abroad:
- An "empathy gap" by largely white, middle-class American voters for those who are least likely to be impacted by these policies at this time,
- A focus on the nonexistent claim that the reason to be worried is that an attack is imminent, and
- A false belief that the letter from Attorney General Eric Holder has put to bed the notion that assassination orders could be used on American citizens in a troubling way.