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Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension

There are 14 comments on the El Paso Times story from May 27, 2011, titled Obama, in Europe, signs Patriot Act extension. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists.

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Bobby

El Paso, TX

#1 May 27, 2011
This must be a typo. I thought the only president who could sign for the Patriot Act was Bush. Surely something is wrong here.

'President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of the Patriot Act.'

The continued effort to keep his liberal buddies happy. And we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan and Gitmo is still open.
Voice of Reason

Houston, TX

#2 May 27, 2011
Bobby wrote:
This must be a typo. I thought the only president who could sign for the Patriot Act was Bush. Surely something is wrong here.
'President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of the Patriot Act.'
The continued effort to keep his liberal buddies happy. And we are still in Iraq and Afghanistan and Gitmo is still open.
He just forgot to do those things, when he returns from vacation he will get right on it.
Obama Doesnt care

Laredo, TX

#3 May 27, 2011
The american midwest and the south has been hit by

The worst storms in years by Tornados and Major Flooding

Over 500 People have died and thousands are homeless

Obama says it can wait till sunday until he returns

and to witness first hand the Destruction.

The President of our Country should come back now not a Whole

Week later.

What message is Obama sending To the Families of Those Who Died

And to those who are without a home now.

Watch the News and You tell Me if Obama really cares.
Obama Likes Bush

Laredo, TX

#4 May 27, 2011
Why is Obama extending something that He Opposed

For so long and so hard

That was Started and Created by Bush.

Obama keeps following the Bush Plan

Over and Over again

What A Hypocrite
Richard

Dallas, TX

#5 May 27, 2011
Europe, you can keep that DOPE. We don't want him. As a candidate, he assailed the Patriot Act. Now he reauthorizes it. Not easy being President is it barack hussein?
We captured bin laden from the interrogations that barack hussein opposed, now the Dope is taking credit.
Europe PLEASE KEEP HIM
HAHAHAHA

United States

#6 May 27, 2011
I hate Brobama, but I like the extension of the Patriot Act. This way we can use it against all the mexiCans that are flooding el Pisso to get them out. Right on Brobama for extending the patriot act which you really hate but you know we need. Everyday you act more and more like a republican, killed BinLaden, still in Iraq and Afg. bombed nothern Africa, will kick ass on Palestine, deports wets back to mexico more than anyother prez, left Quitmo open. You were opposed to each and every one of these and now you like and need them. Right on BROBAMA
Bird

Billings, MT

#7 May 27, 2011
Obama Likes Bush wrote:
Why is Obama extending something that He Opposed
For so long and so hard
That was Started and Created by Bush.
Obama keeps following the Bush Plan
Over and Over again
What A Hypocrite
Obama had a come to Jesus moment when his marxist staff members told him how convienient the patriot act would be to use against American citizens that just don't approve of him. You didn't think he was extending it to protect America from his friends now did you? You know the ones, the marxist radicals that want to destroy our financial system, the muslim terrorist that want to kill us or the newest voting block he's prostituting himself to, La Raza and their illegal immigrant army. His puppetmaster George Soros knows a great tool when he sees one.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#8 May 27, 2011
Obama Doesnt care wrote:
The american midwest and the south has been hit by
The worst storms in years by Tornados and Major Flooding
Over 500 People have died and thousands are homeless
Obama says it can wait till sunday until he returns
and to witness first hand the Destruction.
The President of our Country should come back now not a Whole
Week later.
What message is Obama sending To the Families of Those Who Died
And to those who are without a home now.
Watch the News and You tell Me if Obama really cares.
obama doesn't care about white people.......
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#9 May 27, 2011
Obama Doesnt care wrote:
The american midwest and the south has been hit by
The worst storms in years by Tornados and Major Flooding
Over 500 People have died and thousands are homeless
Obama says it can wait till sunday until he returns
and to witness first hand the Destruction.
The President of our Country should come back now not a Whole
Week later.
What message is Obama sending To the Families of Those Who Died
And to those who are without a home now.
Watch the News and You tell Me if Obama really cares.
Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Mo.), a member of the Appropriations Committee, showed The Huffington Post photos of her district under 12 feet of water as a result of flooding from the storms. She said an emergency aid package shouldn't need to be paid for with spending cuts but said she has "no doubt" that some of her colleagues on the committee will push for offsets. She guessed that none of them will come from disaster-prone areas.

"It makes me sad" that some Republicans are insisting on offsets for natural disaster of this scale, Emerson said. And in the case of Cantor, "I was disappointed. I need to take him to my district."

Still, she said she is hopeful that some committee Republicans will side with her in not pushing for offsets, particularly some of the newer members who hail from districts hurt by the storms. People have a change of heart on spending "all of a sudden when it becomes personal," she said. "My own constituents would be horrified if I didn't do everything I could" to get aid.

Democratic lawmakers from districts hit by the storms say it is bad form for Republicans to even be talking about the need to pay for an emergency package of this nature.

"Where is his heart?" Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said of Cantor. "Where is his compassion for people who are suffering today?" Sure the teabaggers seem all torn up.
NObama

El Paso, TX

#10 May 27, 2011
Obummer is still in Europe?

Hahahahahahaha!
Bobby

El Paso, TX

#11 May 27, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
...Democratic lawmakers from districts hit by the storms say it is bad form for Republicans to even be talking about the need to pay for an emergency package of this nature.
"Where is his heart?" Rep. William Lacy Clay (D-Mo.) said of Cantor. "Where is his compassion for people who are suffering today?" Sure the teabaggers seem all torn up.
You mean like all the aid that Obama refused to send to Texas?

Where is Obama's heart - on vacation? on the golf course? out campaigning? out promising more of our tax money to other countries?

I won't ask if he has a heart for the United States.
LOL

Bradenton, FL

#12 May 27, 2011
obama can't show up in Joplin until he finishes his disaster/campaign speech.....

he's having problems writing it because there are not enough blacks involved in the disaster....

oh yeah....and he said the golf course really sucks....
Wall Street Government

Vero Beach, FL

#13 May 27, 2011
Bobby wrote:
<quoted text>
You mean like all the aid that Obama refused to send to Texas?
Where is Obama's heart - on vacation? on the golf course? out campaigning? out promising more of our tax money to other countries?
I won't ask if he has a heart for the United States.
Oh yes, that's exactly what I meant. The comment was all in code. You are one smart fella.
southern_pride

Dallas, TX

#14 May 27, 2011
LOL wrote:
obama can't show up in Joplin until he finishes his disaster/campaign speech.....
He should just do a fly over in AF1 like Bush did over New Orleans. Worked for him just fine.

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