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Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:45 AM

Lindsey Graham, Ari Fleischer, Saxby Chambliss defend Obama

some people are trying to make it sound like the NSA outrage is another GOP fake outrage. Well it's not. The GOP has Obama's back just like they did with Bush.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/lindsey-graham-m-glad-nsa-collecting-phone-records-151211411.html

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-SC, said Thursday morning he's "glad" the National Security Agency is secretly collecting millions of telephone records from Americans in an effort to track down terrorist suspects.

“We are very much under threat," Graham said on "Fox and Friends," adding that he is a customer of Verizon, the communications company ordered to turn over the records by the government. "Radical Islam is on the rise throughout the region. Homegrown terrorism is one of my biggest concerns. It is happening in our own backyard, and I am glad that NSA is trying to find out what terrorists are up to overseas and inside the country."

Graham isn't the only Republican defending the Obama administration's broad surveillance program, which The Guardian newspaper exposed Wednesday.

Ari Fleischer, President's Bush's former press secretary, wrote on Twitter that Obama "is carrying out Bush's fourth term" with drone strikes, phone surveillance and Guantanamo Bay. "Just to be clear & so silent liberals understand, I support President O's anti-terror actions. They're bi-partisan now," he wrote.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia told reporters the program is long-standing and legal.

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Reply Lindsey Graham, Ari Fleischer, Saxby Chambliss defend Obama (Original post)
Enrique Jun 2013 OP
truebrit71 Jun 2013 #1
Fumesucker Jun 2013 #2
LuvNewcastle Jun 2013 #6
marmar Jun 2013 #3
OnyxCollie Jun 2013 #4
whatchamacallit Jun 2013 #5
LuvNewcastle Jun 2013 #8
whatchamacallit Jun 2013 #9
truebrit71 Jun 2013 #10
LuvNewcastle Jun 2013 #11
OnyxCollie Jun 2013 #13
LuvNewcastle Jun 2013 #14
Faux pas Jun 2013 #7
spanone Jun 2013 #12
frylock Jun 2013 #15
Major Hogwash Jun 2013 #16

Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:47 AM

1. Coupled with Scalia's vigorous dissent in defense of the 4th amendment...

 

...I feel safe in saying we're in uncharted territory now...

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:47 AM

2. See? Bipartisanship is indeed possible n/t

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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:00 PM

6. It's sweet to see them come together like this.

Just think of what else they would accomplish if they were working together more.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:48 AM

3. Of course. They might despise Obama, but they love the proto-fascism of a surveillance state.

nt

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:53 AM

4. No complaints against drones, either.

 

Except for Rand Paul (but his concern was whether US citizens would be killed at random. As long as they are suspected of doing something, that's OK.)

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 11:58 AM

5. It's clear to anyone paying attention, Obama

was only meant to look like the antidote to Bush.

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Response to whatchamacallit (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:04 PM

8. They knew people were fed up, so they set up

a decoy for people to rally behind. I see this experience as a cautionary tale for how we proceed in the future.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:05 PM

9. Indeed.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:06 PM

10. ..and sadly I bet "we" will still fall for it...

 

...I really wish Campaign Obama had made it into the WH and not the guy that's in there now...I liked Campaign Obama...

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Response to truebrit71 (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:24 PM

11. Campaign Obama was great. It was great to see

Campaign Obama win. Unfortunately, he didn't make it to the White House. You're probably right about people falling for it again. It's hard breaking old habits. For the past 30 years, we've had to pick either a Republican from the GOP or a Republican from the Democratic Party. All I can say is that I won't be voting for anymore Republicans. Who knows where that will lead me. The best indicator for who I choose in the future will be where a candidate gets his or her money from. I knew Obama was getting millions from bad sources, but I suppressed my concerns. Never again.

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Response to LuvNewcastle (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:05 PM

13. Obama and Rahm were the top recipients

 

of campaign contributions from AT&T in 2008.

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Response to OnyxCollie (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 01:14 PM

14. Dear old Rahm.

When Obama chose him and Geithner, that's when I finally started seeing we were fucked.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:04 PM

7. You gotta know

that if that gruesome group is for it, you must be doing something wrong.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 12:39 PM

12. they are defending their complicity

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:19 PM

15. ...the company you keep.

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Response to Enrique (Original post)

Thu Jun 6, 2013, 02:22 PM

16. Well, there you have it . . Lindsey Graham was on "Fox and Friends."

That settles that.

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