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  •  yes (5+ / 0-)

    our guy is good, so he can do what he wants. their guy is bad, so he shouldn't.

    The cold passion for truth hunts in no pack. -Robinson Jeffers

    by Laurence Lewis on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:11:22 PM PDT

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    •  He is doing what is legal (1+ / 0-)
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      doroma

      and not claiming he has power to do any more than what is legally accepted. The law should changed.

      Be well, ~*-:¦:-jennybravo-:¦:-*~

      by jennybravo on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:19:54 PM PDT

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    •  i'm being somewhat tongue in cheek (1+ / 0-)
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      If the objection is that the programs, as disclosed, are inherently already problematic because the data collection itself if injurious, it wouldn't be a defense.  But I don't share that view, and never did, except to the extent Congress had then expressly forbidden it.  If the objection is more that the programs, as disclosed, could lead to abuse in the future, then who is in charge absolutely matters.  Not for nothing, I wouldn't completely trust Clinton as much with this stuff, out factors relating to discipline and restraint.    The power of the Presidency is broader and deeper in totally unrelated ways to this, which is why judgment, and therefore, elections matter.  

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Tue Jun 11, 2013 at 12:21:12 PM PDT

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