And an important thing to recognize is that it wouldn’t really have mattered who was president at that time; the same thing would have happened. Replace Obama with a Clinton, a Bush, Joe Biden — any owned and well-heeled politician that toes the line — the will of the military industrial complex would have been obeyed.
For a change, try electing people based on their bold ideas and principles rather than name recognition and folksiness.
Our ideas about free speech might need to change unless we become a much more educated electorate. There isn’t enough critical thinking on the part of the audience to compensate for and process the massive amount of deception and lies that are constantly broadcast by our private media.