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  •  I think you're wrong. (3+ / 0-)
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    Palin and Beck are only condemning this (2+ / 0-)

    because they believe it's Obama that'll be in the hot seat.

    Think it through.  We didn't trust Bush.  When he started the NSA spying, we went nuts about it.  We didn't trust him with that kind of power.  The right were quite happy to see it the administration's way because it was their guy.

    The roles have reversed now.  And some on the right are realizing, "Oh shit, you mean a black anti-christ Kenyan from outer space can spy on all of us?  I don't like that!"

    Kind of late to be just now figuring that out, eh?  And yet, as if to make up for it, there are now people here, on the left, that are SUPPORTING the same policies and programs (and often the same people, too, like Brennan and Clapper) that they opposed under Bush because, just as the right is MORE worried when it's not their guy, some people here are less worried when it's our guy.

    And that's not a good basis for making judgments.  If you are concerned that this president OR the past president OR the next president might not be trustworthy with these kinds of powers, then you should be in the same boat in wanting this curbed or stopped completely.

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