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View Diary: The AP Phone Records, the Press, and the Devil's Bargain (45 comments)

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  •  Tie the GOP in knots with this. (4+ / 0-)

    Grant their premise.  "Why yes, Congressman Issa, this wholesale scooping of press phone records is horrible...reprehensible...an act that has no place in a free and open society.  May we assume you will join the Democrats in rolling back those portions of the Patriot Act which made such actions legal?  When will you be introducing such a bill?  Will you be a co-sponsor?  Will you also be drafting legislation to streamline the vetting process for "social welfare" organizations seeking tax-exempt status?"  Force the Pubbies by dint of their own outrage into a corner where they themselves have to roll back the draconian laws they rammed through during the Bush years.  If they balk--well, then, they don't get to stomp their widdle feets about it.

    It ain't free speech if it takes cash money.

    by Uncle Igor on Sat May 18, 2013 at 12:51:55 AM PDT

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