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  •  just look at the Patriot Act (0+ / 0-)

    All of the provisions in the Patriot Act were originally written by Bill Clinton. They were introduced as parts of his "anti-terrorism" bills in 1995 and 1996. The goppers screamed about "civil rights!!!" the Clintonistas yelled about "national security !!!!"  The provisions were dropped.

    In 2001, the Goppers needed their own "national security !!!" bill in a hurry, so they just reintroduced all of Clinton's old provisions and named them "The Patriot Act".  This time, it was the Dems who screamed "civil rights !!!!!!, and this time, the provisions passed.

    Then Obama is elected---and the Patriot Act is renewed four times, without either party even PRETENDING anymore to be outraged, outraged I say!!!!

    It's all just partisan patter.  (shrug)

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