showme saidThis ought to be a bipartisan issue for everyone who cares about civil liberties.
"The sweeping roundup of U.S. phone records has been going on for years and was a key part of the Bush administration’s warrantless surveillance program, according to a U.S. official."
Absolutely. Bipartisan - particularly given that Democratic administrations seem to get a pass on these issues when they do them - it was expanded under the Obama Administration as well.
Look at the lack of outrage over the proposed warrentless spying.
Except it's not warrantless, you right-wing Canadian liar: the reason this is in the news now is because the Obama administration actively sought a warrant -- unlike the Bush administration.
More selective much-ado-about-nothing outrage from hippies, Paultards, and fringe right hypocritical Obama haters. This program has been going on for years, and under Bush it was warrantless and thus worse. Riddler and his right-wing ilk had nothing to say about that, but now because Obama has tried to improve the program by seeking warrants, they want to take to their fainting couches. Puh-leeze.
Thank goodness there are reasonable Republicans in Congress who've acknowledged that this program has saved American lives: there have been 40, count them, FORTY post-9/11 terrorist attacks thwarted. And make no mistake about it: had even one of those attacks happened under Obama's watch, riddler and his fellow Obama Deranged teanuts wouldn't shut up about how the evil black man in the White House didn't protect Americans.
Democrats should not fall for yet another bullshit distraction from thing fringe of a party that has nothing to offer besides racism, homophobia, misogyny, and objectivism -- all poisons from which Americans should continue to run.