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  •  Keep Filibustering this guy! (11+ / 0-)

    The minute John Brennan passes through the senate it will mean that most of the Democratic party and especially Obama has endorsed the use of torture and questionable executive power to kill Americans without Due Process. It was bad enough not prosecuting those from the previous administration for doing this crap but now it's becoming business as usual in our government. Keep it up, Senators! Make people really think about this appointment and how detrimental it is to our country.

    "This site's unofficial motto used to be "more and better Democrats", but we've gradually evolved it to "better Democrats".- Kos,11/29/2011.

    by progressivevoice on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 01:39:22 PM PST

    •  I'm wondering if this is why Wyden joined in: (3+ / 0-)
      Wyden sharply criticized the use of Patriot Act, stating: "The fact is that anyone can read the plain text of the Patriot Act, and yet many members of Congress have no idea how the law is being secretly interpreted by the executive branch, because that interpretation is classified. It's almost as if there were two Patriot Acts, and many members of Congress have not read the one that matters. Our constituents, of course, are totally in the dark. Members of the public have no access to the secret legal interpretations, so they have no idea what their government believes the law actually means."
      •  They have different reasons. (2+ / 0-)
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        DEMonrat ankle biter, TexDemAtty

        I think Wyden and Paul have sincere beliefs in constitutional protections. Libertarians like Paul tend to be good on civil liberties and awful on economics. Ted Cruz is a hack and wants press for being the Anti-Obama. No core beliefs whatsoever.

        "This site's unofficial motto used to be "more and better Democrats", but we've gradually evolved it to "better Democrats".- Kos,11/29/2011.

        by progressivevoice on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 02:07:15 PM PST

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    •  What makes you think anyone (2+ / 0-)

      Obama would nominate for CIA Director - if not Brennan, anyone else he would nominate - would not approve of the drone policy?  At least Brennan wants to turn the whole program over to the DOD.  And doing that guarantees at least a modicum of congressional oversight; the CIA is not accountable to anybody except the president as far as I can tell.  The agency is like the president's Pretorian Guard or Republican Guard or his own private international police force.

      Time to do away with the CIA.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 02:46:49 PM PST

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