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  •  Groooooaaaaaaannnn. (12+ / 0-)

    Obama the candidate was a heck of a lot smarter than Obama the citizen-spying crisis handler. I'm sorry about that.

    I know he doesn't sit around all day telling the NSA what to do or not to do despite what others think.

    But now it's time for the executive order telling them what to stop, and how quickly to unseal this crap -- all of it -- so we can have that transparent and informed debate.

    Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

    by dadadata on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 02:03:07 PM PDT

    •  I tend to agree, but why would President Obama (11+ / 0-)

      do that?

      He's already on record saying that "we don't spy on you, Americans" and that "well, if we do spy on you, it's for your own good, because ter'rism".

      So it's clear that all necessary "transparency" has been effected, and there's nothing that needs to "stop". Obama likes the domestic spying wiretapping email-reading data-mining eavesdropping mail intercepting metadata-gathering just the way it is. In his best Goldilocks voice, he's said "it's juuuust right!"

      "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

      by blue in NC on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 02:12:54 PM PDT

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      •  We keep raising Cain about it. That's why. (3+ / 0-)
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        There's a real disconnect here, nearly as bad as the Romney-Rove poll-a-palooza.

        Thump! Bang. Whack-boing. It's dub!

        by dadadata on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 04:23:56 PM PDT

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        •  He hasn't done much in response to the Cain (2+ / 0-)
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          that we've raised...

          Now Republican Cain being raised...well, then Obama tends to listen. It reminds me of those "When E. F. Hutton talks, people listen" commercials from the '70s.

          And now Obama doesn't even need to pay lip service to the left, because he can't run again and he's got a cushy lifetime as a lobbyist and a public speaker awaiting him.

          "Bernie Madoff's mistake was stealing from the rich. If he'd stolen from the poor he'd have a cabinet position." -OPOL

          by blue in NC on Mon Aug 19, 2013 at 04:37:45 PM PDT

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      •  He's too proud (2+ / 0-)
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        He wouldn't admit a mistake and he'll be lucky to get out of office without that biting him because there's nothing on earth more dangerous than a President of the United States afraid to change course when he is wrong.

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