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(Some Guy) Video Let's go back to 2008 and see what candidate Barack Obama promises about illegal wiretapping, shall we?   ( divider line
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1959 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Jun 2013 at 1:19 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-06-11 02:22:56 PM  
3 votes:

Marcus Aurelius: With a few more Alitos on the bench, we could gut the Constitution in its entirety.

A Few More Alitos would be a great name for a band though.
2013-06-11 03:02:28 PM  
2 votes:
2013-06-12 12:59:52 AM  
1 vote:
I'm honestly shocked at the people who claim to be anti PATRIOT ACT but just shrug all this off and say "Well Bush did it too and everything's legal now so why all the fuss?"

Are you crazy? Do you have any idea how hard it is to make the American people give a damn about something? There's such a small sliver of time before the public shrugs and goes back to the next "scandal" of the day. Why give Obama a pass? Especially if you consider yourself a liberal, what better time is there to fight this than now? Or do you think it'll be easier to fight against the PATRIOT Act after another 4 years of living with it, possibly with the Republicans in control of the White House and Congress?

Have you just given up and accepted a permanent state of war as the norm? Are you that cynical?

And I bet some of you claim to be anti spending on the military industrial complex. Why? If you really think we shouldn't be engaged in perpetual war, why not take a chance to make a difference and make the Democrats do what we want them to do? Is it because you'd rather just biatch and feel self righteous than actually try to change the status quo?
2013-06-12 12:10:36 AM  
1 vote:
The only good that will come out of this is the easily citable hypocracy of all the leftists defending this shiat.
2013-06-11 11:18:01 PM  
1 vote:
let me see if I am following you on this?
Since Obama knows that congress will not repeal the patriot act if they know that's what he wants. He is acting like he is using it so they will pull it out from underneath him? Thereby completing what he wanted in the first place? Brilliant!!
2013-06-11 04:59:08 PM  
1 vote:
How do FARK moderators feel about this?
2013-06-11 04:57:14 PM  
1 vote:

mikaloyd: How do FARK moderates feel about this?

2013-06-11 04:00:55 PM  
1 vote:

Communist_Manifesto: You bootlickers are disgusting. Before WW2 the Germans had a nice program that went and gathered what religion everyone was. No big deal right? Why would I care if the government knew I was a Jew?

This guy TRIED to warn us!

But we wouldn't listen!
2013-06-11 03:48:23 PM  
1 vote:

Agneska: Haha listen to the little brownshirts making excuses for the liar in chief.

Haha look at the moron who's trying to deflect the fact that Bush let the genie out of the bottle in the first place.
2013-06-11 03:12:47 PM  
1 vote:
This is unpossible. I've been told in no uncertain terms that liberals and the liberal media are entirely in the tank for obama and do nothing but carry his water and furthermore comma
2013-06-11 02:51:32 PM  
1 vote:
HURR we the people need to IMPEACH him...
2013-06-11 02:43:10 PM  
1 vote:

max_pooper: Shryke: max_pooper: what the Bush administration was doing was illegal.

Mind sourcing this please?

No problem... in g-authority-3268539.php

 how could you!   uncle george jr could do no wrong.  he was protecting Freedom.  only the Black Guy is ruining Freedom.
2013-06-11 02:32:51 PM  
1 vote:
Obligatory, might as well get this out of the way, etc.
2013-06-11 02:24:48 PM  
1 vote:
Funny how these blustering holier than thou CONservatives apprently have never heard of the Patriot Act signed by their butt boy george Jr. and the source of all these lax rules that the government is taking advantage of.

wierd how that works. now, its the Black Guy who is wiretapping, spying, etc.

when ole' white as the driven snow george implemented things 10 years ago, no one knows a damn thing about it until Blackey show up.
2013-06-11 02:16:11 PM  
1 vote:

devilEther: If my phone sex calls are ever leaked, I'll jump off a bridge

What will you be wearing?
2013-06-11 02:09:57 PM  
1 vote:
What people think is going on:

2013-06-11 02:05:47 PM  
1 vote:
he made himself Supreme Commander,  Why come won't 0bama just change the laws back to how Bush made it? we were all so safer than and the Constitushion was more than toilet paper.

all of our Liberty is belong to him! Impeach now so Congoress can do they're job led by Jesus's hand! Wolferinces!
2013-06-11 12:40:59 PM  
1 vote:
As has been mentioned numerous times, no laws were broken, so technically Obama has not broken any of his promises. However, in the words of the Daily Show last night: "Nobody is saying you've broken any laws. What we're saying is it's kind of weird you didn't have to."
2013-06-11 12:39:25 PM  
1 vote:
What they are doing is NOT wiretapping.

The government is not recording or listening in on the content of the conversations.

/at least they say they aren't
2013-06-11 12:31:50 PM  
1 vote:

bongmiester: Why has Faux News forsaken their beloved Patriot Act? It's like they never supported it.

I don't watch Fox News, but it should be an interesting dance that they (and their Republicans) do here.

They're calling for Snowden to be extradited.
They've been briefed on the PRISM program, so they're either complicit or negligent.
But of course, there is some controversy, some negative coverage of Obama, so they will be compelled to press it, one way or another.
Epic amounts of concern trolling predicted.
2013-06-11 07:50:03 AM  
1 vote:
also remember a couple months back when Obama floated the idea that the Patriot act and all of the added powers that it gave the president should be repealed?  And how the right said he was crazy?

Now look, Obama's got the right in such a tizzy that they my repeal the act themselves.   Maybe this was Obama's plan all along.
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