Obama Defends NSA Phone, Internet Surveillance

Jun 8, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones Reprints: This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, use the Order Reprints tool at the bottom of any article or visit www.djreprints.com President Barack Obama , in a rare public acknowledgment of secret efforts to combat ... (more)

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OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#30 Jun 8, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
It's horrible, isn't it?
Reminds me of when Bush wanted librarians all across the
country to give him the names of all those who borrowed
books.
WTF!
Everyone just put a picture of your brown eye on your phone:

Make sure the name is "bomb!"

DC will get a brown explosion!

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#31 Jun 8, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone just put a picture of your brown eye on your phone:
Make sure the name is "bomb!"
DC will get a brown explosion!
Is this a Weinerism?
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#33 Jun 8, 2013
OBAMA the GENIUS wrote:
<quoted text>
Everyone just put a picture of your brown eye on your phone:
Make sure the name is "bomb!"
DC will get a brown explosion!
Remember, Bush started the whole spying thing. It's legal. I hear your brown eye gig is how Bush met his buddy Jeff Gannon. LOL

“ROCK ON ROCKERS!!”

Since: Mar 11

Rockin' USA ;)

#34 Jun 8, 2013
MORE OF OUR RIGHTS TAKEN AWAY..America!!
OBAMA the GENIUS

Pittsboro, NC

#35 Jun 8, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
MORE OF OUR RIGHTS TAKEN AWAY..America!!
By Bush, Cheney and Dumbsfeld!

Bush signed it into law.

Hey dumb chick:

DC has a picture of you! Is it gross or?

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#36 Jun 8, 2013
It wasn't the conservatives that were duped by Obama's campaign promised to repeal the Patriot Act, it was the left.

He expanded NSA powers in 2009. In 2012, he promised ACLU to revisit the PA, a year after he extended,it intact, in 2015.

Huffpo, WAPO, NYT, and raw story, have all figured it out. I wonder why folks here haven't.

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#37 Jun 8, 2013
Aprilvue wrote:
It wasn't the conservatives that were duped by Obama's campaign promised to repeal the Patriot Act, it was the left.
He expanded NSA powers in 2009. In 2012, he promised ACLU to revisit the PA, a year after he extended,it intact, in 2015.
Huffpo, WAPO, NYT, and raw story, have all figured it out. I wonder why folks here haven't.
He wears a false face.
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#38 Jun 8, 2013
Aprilvue wrote:
It wasn't the conservatives that were duped by Obama's campaign promised to repeal the Patriot Act, it was the left.
He expanded NSA powers in 2009. In 2012, he promised ACLU to revisit the PA, a year after he extended,it intact, in 2015.
Huffpo, WAPO, NYT, and raw story, have all figured it out. I wonder why folks here haven't.
The folks here are fully aware that President Obama is continuing the right-wing conservative policies of spying on the American People.

We just could care less about your phony false fake outrage over it.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#39 Jun 8, 2013
Aprilvue wrote:
It wasn't the conservatives that were duped by Obama's campaign promised to repeal the Patriot Act, it was the left.
He expanded NSA powers in 2009. In 2012, he promised ACLU to revisit the PA, a year after he extended,it intact, in 2015.
Huffpo, WAPO, NYT, and raw story, have all figured it out. I wonder why folks here haven't.
"He expanded NSA powers in 2009".

How?
Spike

Birmingham, MI

#40 Jun 8, 2013
The easily offended liberals will give him a pass
Spike

Birmingham, MI

#41 Jun 8, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
"He expanded NSA powers in 2009".
How?
Jerry Ford made this possible! Dirty SOB!
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#43 Jun 8, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
MORE OF OUR RIGHTS TAKEN AWAY..America!!
More?

In this case.

That would be Bush who took our rights away.

Over a DECADE ago.
Spike

Birmingham, MI

#44 Jun 8, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
"He expanded NSA powers in 2009".
How?
I beleive the Bamster as well you do too ! Who (like you) would ever doubt the BAMSTER!!!! What ever he sez is true because he/she is one with me!

“To contract new debts...”

Since: Apr 08

is not the way to pay old ones

#45 Jun 8, 2013
Fire the GOP wrote:
<quoted text>
The folks here are fully aware that President Obama is continuing the right-wing conservative policies of spying on the American People.
We just could care less about your phony false fake outrage over it.
True conservatives don't count Bush among their number.
Spike

Birmingham, MI

#46 Jun 8, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
More?
In this case.
That would be Bush who took our rights away.
Over a DECADE ago.
If the Bamster sez it,,,,Well,,,it must be true,,,,,,,,,,RIGHT?,,,After all the only ones who lie are the ones you disagee with

Since: Feb 07

Location hidden

#47 Jun 8, 2013
Welcome to Obama's World, he cannot be connected to it. Nancy & Reid should be kept accountable.
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/neil-cavuto-explod...
The country needs to keep all comments,
On the Record.
Senate and House are O.K.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#48 Jun 8, 2013
"Obama Administration quietly expands Bush's legal defense of wiretapping program
John Byrne
Published: Tuesday April 7, 2009
In a stunning defense of President George W. Bush's warrantless wiretapping program, President Barack Obama has broadened the government's legal argument for immunizing his Administration and government agencies from lawsuits surrounding the National Security Agency's eavesdropping efforts.

In fact, a close read of a government filing last Friday reveals that the Obama Administration has gone beyond any previous legal claims put forth by former President Bush.

Responding to a lawsuit filed by a civil liberties group, the Justice Department argued that the government was protected by "sovereign immunity" from lawsuits because of a little-noticed clause in the Patriot Act. The government's legal filing can be read here (PDF)."

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2008/Obama_Admin...
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#49 Jun 8, 2013
Spike wrote:
<quoted text>I beleive the Bamster as well you do too ! Who (like you) would ever doubt the BAMSTER!!!! What ever he sez is true because he/she is one with me!
Problem is, he never stated he expanded the un "Patriot Act".

Teabaggers did.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#50 Jun 8, 2013
Spike wrote:
<quoted text>If the Bamster sez it,,,,Well,,,it must be true,,,,,,,,,,RIGHT?,,,After all the only ones who lie are the ones you disagee with
Prove it.

Tell me how he expanded the un "Patriot" Act.

Since: Mar 11

Location hidden

#51 Jun 8, 2013
To the misguided who see "outrage"

No outrage. Just fact.

Obama duped the left. Now they have to somehow support a program that they went nutso over when it involved callers from the US to overseas numbers, but now is exposed to include tens of millions plus severs and engines.

If anything, amusement, not at the spying, but at those who must now try to embrace it.

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