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Yes, it is fascinating to see how this is a nonissue with neolibs and the large left wing media complex when it's a Dem sitting in the Oval Office........ditto wars, droning, big-ger deficits and debt, Plame vs Benghazi etc. It's all good now! Well, except for the nation in massive decline thing ;o)
It's a lonely thread, but I understand why.
One can only be a 21st century neolib--thru a massive helping of hypocrisy. I get it.
As usual, the American public sleeps while the government under both administrations slowly takes aware our freedoms and privacy in the name of protecting our nation. The founding fathers understood that federal government could not always be trusted and so they protected the press, protected from illegal search and seizure, and so on, but our citizens are being raised in an atmosphere of fear which only gives those in power even more control of our lives. I was vehemently against the Patriot Act and the dangerous parts of FISA when it began under Bush and I am equally as upset about this continuing under Obama.
Thanks to Pres. Obama for signing the extension, even though he spoke out against these and other practices brought about by the previous administration after 9/11/2001. I can stomach the hypocrisy, but not a lax vigilance on such important national security issues.
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