Folks, I give you Rover's secret crush trying to defend the NSA. Not only is she dodging the questions, but she even blames Dubya for what's happening now. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1W-fJpgZr0
The NSA is one of those areas where establishment Democrats have a very tough time if they choose to defend the agency. There are many Democrats (mostly the new generation) who oppose the NSA data collection no matter who the president is. It was started under the Bush presidency, but it has continued for six years under Obama - if he wanted it to change it would've. I'm guessing Candidate Obama wanted to change things but advisors successfully argued to President Obama why it couldn't. But that's just a guess. Back in 2000 I remember saying if Nader had won he would have walked into the Situation Room, seen the state of the world and ended up in the fetal position under a table.
To be fair, it isn't a whole lot easier for Tories. On the one hand they want to appear tough on defense but it goes against the civil liberties angle in the party. Democratic Senate candidate Shenna Bellows (former head of the Maine Civil Liberties Union) made headlines here when she praised Rand Paul for his stand on the NSA.
It's funny how ACLU attorneys, including the famous one I unfortunately have to share a birthday with (Gloria Allred), talk about how they want to defend the Constitution, yet they only do it selectively. They're not defending the Constitution if they choose to ignore parts of it. About the time I went to college, media started to show the activities of the group FIRE, which has had to defend many college students, regardless of political affiliation, on the account of Constitutional issues. One of the famous ones was Steven Hinkle, who was able to get an author to the Cal Poly campus, put up fliers which had the name of one of the author's books, and was expelled because it had the word "plantation" in it. Granted, that's a private establishment, but a great uproar was caused. I forget the name of the documentary, but it was done by Evan Maloney.
I'm curious what parts of the constitution you feel the ACLU does not defend. I disagree with them pretty frequently, but inconsistency would not be one of my criticisms.
Hey - Liarwatha proposed a bill I can agree with.. https://washingtonexaminer.com/cbo-51...rticle/2549323
The crushing student loan debt is going to prevent a large # of college grads from loading up on other worthwhile debt to buy houses or automobiles in the future. Reducing the interest rate will put more money in the borrowers' pockets, thereby hopefully allowing more $$ to be spent.
It is prudent for Uncle Sam to provide climates that encourage its citizens (and illegals) to make investments in the economy. Therefore. Mr. President (Speaker) I support the bill.
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Although they may be starting to see the light: https://www.infowars.com/court-case-c...ilming-arrest/
They've got CNN on here in the airport - entertainment tabloid news, yeah I know. They're talking to some writer for Rolling Stone who served in Afghanistan about Bergdahl. In criticizing the media response, he just said the most dangerous thing Bill O'Reilly ever did was walk across the street to buy a burger. That got an approving chuckle out of me.
Cue the '*******' labeling.
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Rover Frenchy, Classic! Great post.
iwh30 I wish I could be as smart as you. I really do you are the man
gregg729 I just saw your sig, you do love having people revel in your "intelligence."
Ritt18 you are the perfect representation of your alma mater.
Miss Thundercat That's it, you win.
TBA#2 I want to kill you and dance in your blood.
DisplacedCornellian Hahaha. Thread over. Frenchy wins.
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"The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command." George Orwell, 1984
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