Nothing But Outrage: Reaction To The NSA Phone Records Scandal Reverberates Across The Political Spectrum

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“We believe most Americans would be stunned to learn the details of how these secret court opinions have interpreted Section 215 of the Patriot Act…As we see it, there is now a significant gap between what most Americans think the law allows and what the government secretly claims the law allows. This is a problem, because it is impossible to have an informed public debate about what the law should say when the public doesn’t know what its government thinks the law says.” – Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon and Senator Mark Udall of Colorado

The lust for power and private information by the government has been unquenchable since 9-11 and the current administration has been particularly shameless in its pursuit of it. It’s inexcusable and Orwellian in nature. Where once such attempts at collection of power was carried on in the shadows, increasingly, the powers-that-be show little inclination to hide or deny their abuses of power. We have not seen such arrogance and the continued concentration of power in the White House since the days of Nixon and FDR. And a coherent argument could easily be made that the now almost daily stories of coverup, lies, abuse of power, targeting of ideological enemies using the power of the state, militarization of domestic agencies and law enforcement, and massive violation of personal liberties and privacies is far more than anything that has ever been witnessed in this country.

The agenda is increasingly transparent and open, and the continued slide from constitutional Republic to the ‘soft’ tyranny of the big-brother nanny-state continues at an increasingly fast pace. The latest outrages over the NSA phone records ‘scandal’ may have finally been the straw that broke the camels back as even the most dim-witted among us who inhabit the far left of the ideological spectrum have begun to realize that the Right was right all along  and that far from being the post-racial Messiah of needed change He Who Would Fundamentally Change The Nation and Stop The Rising Of The Oceans isn’t such a blessing after all. Every day just brings another abuse of power by yet another government agency under the authority of  the Obama presidency. The President has shown himself to be overreaching, dismissive, and one to whom you cannot entrust your liberty.

The reaction across the political spectrum to this rapidly unfolding story has been interesting to watch and record. As the concentration of power and pursuit of extremist agendas (gun control, massive wiretapping, seizing of phone records etc.) continues unabated one has to wonder what the end goal is here. One party rule? The complete marginalization and even silencing of all contrary ideological opponents? An unwillingness to give up power when the time comes to do so? The organization of a surveillance state that is willing and able to crush all future opponents when the time is deemed right? The speculation can drive one crazy and while these may have at one time have been unlikely scenarios they deserve a second look as yesterdays unlikely fantasies are increasingly becoming today’s reality.

There is nothing more dangerous than a wounded animal, and as the current regime becomes more isolated, attacked, and abandoned by one time allies one has to wonder what the cornered, but still fierce, 44th president has planned for us next.

There is no reason the government needs to know what the average citizen is doing or when they are doing it. It is not their business and never has been. Government exists to protect the rights of the individual, not to violate them.

Welcome friends, to Obama’s America. Statism, with a Leftist twist, now dominates the Shining City on the Hill.

MAD

Below is a sampling of the various articles on the subject making the rounds today.

nation.foxnews.com

NSA reportedly collecting phone records of millions, though officials had denied holding ‘data’ on AmericansFoxNews.comReports that the Obama administration has been collecting the phone records of millions of Verizon customers…

weaselzippers.us

Within hours of the disclosure that the federal authorities routinely collect data on phone calls Americans make, regardless of whether they have any bearing on a counterterrorism investigation, the Obama administration issued the same platitude it has offered every time President Obama has been cau…
Huffingtonpost.com
The former vice president slammed the overreach of the NSA’s surveillance powers on Twitter.

blogs.telegraph.co.uk

The sheer number of scandals exposes Obama’s inner authoritarianism. Those crazy American conspiracy theorists who live up trees with guns and drink their own pee don’t seem quite so crazy anymore.

http://www.forbes.com

The National Security Agency has long justified its spying powers by arguing that its charter allows surveillance on those outside of the United States, while avoiding intrusions into the private communications of American citizens. But the latest revelation of the extent of the NSA’s surveillance…

http://www.teaparty.org/

(Breitbart) – Sen. Rand Paul released a statement Thursday responding to the scandal erupting over the Nation Security Agency’s massive seizure and surveillance of Americans’ Verizon phone records, as reported by The Guardian.

washingtonexaminer.com

In 2006, then-Sen. Barack Obama criticized the nomination of U.S. Air Force Gen. Michael Hayden as director of the Central Intelligence Agency, citing the controversial National Security Agency program for wiretapping Americans and collecting their phone records. His full remarks below: I have no do…

http://www.liveleak.com

‘The President has put in place an organization with the kind of database that no one has ever seen before in life,’ Representative Maxine Waters told Roland Martin on Monday. ‘That’s going to…
And it’s not just phone records you know….

http://www.washingtonpost.com

U.S. intelligence has access to the servers of nine Internet companies as part of top-secret effort.
But the PRISM program appears more nearly to resemble the most controversial of the warrantless surveillance orders issued by President George W. Bush after the al-Qaeda attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Its history, in which President Obama presided over “exponential growth” in a program that candidate Obama criticized, shows how fundamentally surveillance law and practice have shifted away from individual suspicion in favor of systematic, mass collection techniques.
And what has been the Obama administrations response to these valid privacy concerns? Perhaps a tearful apology or promises of reform?
Nope.

http://www.breitbart.com

On Thursday afternoon, former Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor took to Twitter to mock American concerns about invasions of privacy due to the administration’s blanket surveillance of phone records for Americans.
So….
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Categories: Barack Obama, Big Brother, Conspiracy Theories, Decline of America, Liberal Fascism, Obama Regime, Outrage, Politics, Scandal, The Nanny State, The Obama Administration, The Obama Regime, Truth vs. Lies, U.S. Constitution, You Can't Make this Stuff up

3 replies

  1. The NYT breaking ranks is particularly stunning.

  2. i am a long time left of central voter. However, this willingness of the obama adminstration to aupport spying on americans (not to mention drone killing of americans with no oversight, even if very likely right) is too much. I would support a call of impeachment.

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