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  •  Guess who appoints FISA judges n/t (0+ / 0-)

    President Obama - start getting used to the idea.

    by DJ ProFusion on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 02:42:32 PM PDT

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    •  the fact that Obama will be appointing (1+ / 0-)
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      the FISA court doesn't fill me with any confidence. Quite the opposite, actually.

      The fact that he supports legislation that restricts the court's oversight tells us that he thinks having these unchecked spying powers will be useful to him. And I doubt he would appoint any judges who would get in the way of that.

      Your assertion the programs will stop under Obama is entirely faith-based. Not one thing Obama has said since he came out in support of the FISA bill has indicated he will seek to end the program in any way, shape, or form.

      •  Wallow in your cynicsm then (0+ / 0-)

        I respectfully disagree. I live in Illinois and have seen Obama work for years. I do believe him for very good reason.

        President Obama - start getting used to the idea.

        by DJ ProFusion on Tue Jul 01, 2008 at 02:53:04 PM PDT

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        •  not cynicism (0+ / 0-)


          This is not religion. There is no blind faith here. If you want me to believe Obama will end the spying programs, show me actual proof.

          You appear to know him, and you've decided that's enough for you. But I don't know him, and you're going to have to provide proof that will satisfy the millions like me who have not had the privilege of watching him in his earlier career.

          Otherwise, I'll take him at his word when he says he supports this legislation and will continue the spying programs under his administration.

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