@Ted Lind – What do you mean accomplishing less than nothing. Democracy can’t survive as long as citizens placidly allow the governing class to do what ever they want without thought to the Constitution, Laws, and Rights of the citizens.
It isn’t exciting to find out that the government has been illegally snooping in our private affairs, ignoring the very laws they are expected to uphold, putting citizens and law enforcement agents and local citizens at risk by putting illegal weapons on the street, etc. etc. But it is important that we discover the extent of the corruption and hold the leaders accountable. Otherwise, the next President (Liberal or Conservative) will take even more from us.
You don’t like it because you still believe in Obama’s Hopey Changey message. But you would be mad as hell if it had been discovered that Bush or Reagan was doing the same thing.
The President isn’t a King – He is bound by the same laws that we are. Obama just seems to conveniently forget that and the MSNBCs of the world turn a blind eye to it because they forgot that the Ends alone Never Justify the Means.