Democratic Convention 2012

Is President Obama Still A Liberal?


Barack Obama campaigned as a liberal in 2008, running against the Iraq War, promising to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, pledging not to raid medical marijuana dispensaries operating within state law, and setting the goal of comprehensive immigration reform.

Contrary to the rhetoric of candidate Obama, President Obama has mired the U.S. military in Afghanistan, kept Gitmo open, stepped up federal medical marijuana raids, and deported immigrants at a faster rate than any president in history. 

Reason TV talked to delegates in Charlotte the day before the 2012 Democratic National Convention to find out how they felt about Obama's record on these issues and whether or not its still fair to consider him a liberal. 

Approximately 3 minutes.

Produced by Paul Detrick and Zach Weissmueller. 

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