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Has domestic surveillance by the federal government become too commonplace?

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Jun-07-13 5:53 AM

think Oblamer expanding and spying on US citizens while declaring war on terror over. now He needs to find and destroy domestic "enemies" that don't agree with His socialist policies. Onward with the "Most Transparent Admin in History !!"

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Jun-07-13 8:02 AM

Often times people from many different parties, liberal, progressive, democrat, RINO, republican, conservative, liberterian, to name a few agree onthe right or wrong of an idea. This is one of those times. It will be a great day when the people from diverse party affiliation come together to support or DEFEAT ideas that are good or bad for the country.

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Jun-07-13 8:33 AM

Conspiracy Theory

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Jun-07-13 9:22 AM

I'm so sick of you idiots blaming bush for the crap the emperor is pulling on a daily basis! The god child is in his 5th year of power, 8 years of Dem. leadership and you still think Bush is to blame, what a F8888ing joke!!!

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Jun-07-13 10:06 AM

So, animal, been drinkin the Fox News kool aide lately? You drink too much and then you get sick and then you throw up that garbage on the blog.. You need help.

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Jun-07-13 11:20 AM

I don't listen to fox news. But I'm smart enough to know who the party is that is and has been in power for several years. I also know who the current pres. is and what he has been up to since the day he became a community upriser! I was just up town, saw a lot of Minnisota license plates, perfect example, the liberal loving state, so progressive that they are dead broke and need to come to right wing N.D. to make a living, I LOVE IT !!!!!

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Jun-07-13 11:28 AM

It always amazes me that the righties all DON'T listen to Fox news, Rush, Shawn, Glenn, Bill and all the rest. Your pants must be full, animal, because your denials don't hold water. No guts to admit the truth, but you regurgitate the garbage they spew. Get a life.

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Jun-07-13 11:58 AM

Obama has a new name. George W. Obama. It fits.

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Jun-07-13 1:49 PM

Leftfield, you're very rude and condescending for someone that obviously watches MSNBC night and day. Trashing others and not contributing to the conversation doesn't make you less of a hypocrite. Maybe YOU should get a life.

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Jun-07-13 4:49 PM

"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past are certain to miss the future." John F. Kennedy

Looks like we have a lot of leftovers from the Bush Cheney that cannot get past them and into the future. They will spend their whole life living in regrets and die from feeling so sorry for themselves.. Pathetic isn't it?

(rugbyreader, wilygarr, varicose) are just a few. They refuse to look at what Obama is doing but rather keep trying to blame everything on Bush.

Whatever will they do in 2017 when their is no Obama in office? Guess that will be Bushes fault too..

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Jun-07-13 4:52 PM

leftwing.I guess you believe Obama didn't have anything to do with killing the folks in Benghazi.You are one pathetic person.People who defend Obama must have dementia

Who is in charge? Hillary? Holder? Michelle? Just who is the Commander and Chief of the USA. It sure ain't Obama he doesn't know whats going on. I think maybe he has dementia

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Jun-07-13 4:55 PM

centerfield. I have 120 channels on my TV and I am quite sure I have at least that many channels on my satellite radio and you think I can only get 3 or 4 stations. Your boat doesn't float does it? Your beached in one world and cannot get off the sandbar..Pathetic comes to mind..

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Jun-07-13 8:08 PM

So bush is to blame for the rain this year. Good grief--is there no end to the blame game?

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Jun-07-13 10:52 PM

Centerfield Anyone with just half a brain knows how to research a comment.. Guess Its asking too much of the left to find where the comments come from isn't it..

So you dispute the fact I have 120 channels? Come on over I will flip thru them for you..

Who is in charge? Hillary? Holder? Michelle? Just who is the Commander and Chief of the USA. It sure ain't Obama he doesn't know whats going on.

And you need me to back this up with facts too? Just what is it you need facts on centerfield???

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Jun-07-13 10:58 PM

Yes Varicose I do have ideas on all you requested..

"Have any ideas on the economy? Like jobs, tax reform, middle class benefits that have alluded most of us?"

Its called a leader.. You leftasses voted Obama back in. He didn't find you a job in 4 years so you decided to ride the unemployment check for another 4 years.. ooops the checks ran out and now your blaming Bush I suspect..

ANY good POTUS would have turned this around by now. Look at history,.This is the longest period of high unemployment ever.. Who is the leader? We don't have one. We got this dunce sitting in the WH or hanging out on the golf course.. has done absolutely nothing but cause more heartbreak for the people. 2014 You all need insurance.. Good Luck with that.. All low income will quit and jump on medicaid and welfare because they will otherwise have to pay out their entire check for insurance..

Too bad the stupid fool in the White House isn't smart enough to comprehend the*****he is crating for the

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Jun-08-13 8:05 AM

The former constitutional law professor -- who rose to prominence in part by attacking what he called the government's post-Sept. 11 encroachment on civil liberties -- has undergone a philosophical evolution, arriving at what he now considers the right balance between national security prerogatives and personal privacy.

"I came in with a healthy skepticism about these programs," Obama said in San Jose on Friday. "My team evaluated them. We scrubbed them thoroughly. We actually expanded some of the oversight, increased some of safeguards. But my assessment and my team's assessment was that they help us prevent terrorist attacks."

"On net," the president added, "it was worth us doing."

????My Team????? Who runs the country? Who is "his team" that does all his thinking? Is he not capable of making a decision himself?

His team? Valerie Jarrett? Michelle? Hillary? Did he mean to say his harem?

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Jun-08-13 10:30 AM

You two idiots are the most hateful people on the blogs. Everything you say and do is full of hatred. But, you never, never back up your big talk with facts. All you do is regurgitate the hate talk of Rush and the idiot Fox network. You are both very sick in the head.

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Jun-08-13 11:56 AM

willgarr. Don't hate women at all Just don't need 6 of them to tell me what to do like Obama does..

We elected him POTUS not all the baggage he brought with him..

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Jun-08-13 1:04 PM

I can really see how tapping into James Rosen's and his "Parents" phone lines is really protecting the American People.

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Jun-08-13 2:30 PM

Ten years ago the "yes" responses would have been 20%, and they would have been called Un-American, unpatriotic, blame-America-firsters, alarmist and worse by the people who then voted "no", but now for some mysterious reason have switched their vote to 'yes'.

Ummmm....What could possibly have changed? Huh?

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Jun-08-13 2:44 PM

willgarr if I was elected POTUS I Would make the decisions.. I would find out the facts and I would give the orders and I would tell the truth..

I don't need a TEAM to tell me what is going on..

AND as Dustoff points out Obama is AWOL more then he is present..

You cannot EVER run a business and expect the employees to handle it like the owner would..

Obama is not a leader he delegates and hides..

Obama is a failure.. Obama is incompetent.. Obama is dumb.. Obama ADMITS he "doesn't know about almost everything.

I can see exactly what went on in his 1st year.

His words were don't bother me.. Your getting paid to do the job.. so do it.. leave me out of this mess.,. I am just a figure head and I don't need to know whats going on.. My job is to play golf, entertain, vacation and read from the teleprompter.. You low life do whats necessary and leave me out of it.. I don't need the headaches.. I just want the glory..

I am in campaign mode can't you see I am busy?

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Jun-08-13 9:56 PM

I am so glad we have you, Ron the hypocrite to explain all the logistics of the middle east. You are by far the best analyist, without facts, of any of the other bloggers including change and billwhatever. You have swallowed the BS of the right wingers .. did you notice how criminal congressman Issa is not talking about it anymore..Maybe because he would interview his people (those who said what he wanted) in public but interview anyone with the facts in private. Bengahzi is a non-issue no matter how hard your try. Oh, maybe you should call the military in charge to explain how they could have done it. I am sure they did not have your information.

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Jun-09-13 12:59 AM

Although President Bush signed “The Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001”, & reauthorized in March 2006, this version was written by, then Senator, now Vice President Joe Biden. On May 26, 2011, President Obama reauthorized the portion of the act that allows roving wiretaps, i.e., the ability of law enforcement officials to track targets if they change phones without law enforcement first consulting a judge, had he not done so this portion of the Act would have expired.

So ask yourselves this; since it was Senator Biden who wrote the current Act in 2006 & President Obama who signed the reauthorization of this portion of the act in 2011, shouldn’t President Obama & Vice President Biden be given credit for the current Patriot Act? Or do they only get credit for doling out the increased unemployment benefits, welfare & food stamp benefits, and other entitlements?

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Jun-09-13 1:43 AM

One more thought. Does President Obama not understand that when he signs the document it goes into the Library of Congress archives under the President whose signature is on the document, not the predecessors? Maybe it is above his pay grade to know what is happening in the Executive Branch of the government or read what he is signing. After all PPACA was signed before anyone read it, because it was too long to read before signing it into law.

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Jun-10-13 12:30 AM

Veritas, In our Republic, that we call the United States. Individual members of Congress, either in the House or the Senate write bills. The bill will have an author and oftentimes a co-author, the bill goes to committee for review, such as the intelligence committee, if it moves through the committee to the floor the bill is voted on. It then moves to the other branch of Congress to repeat the process. If it passes both branches of Congress it then goes to the President to sign. So when I stated in 2006, then Senator Biden, now Vice President, which means he was the Senator who authored & sponsored the current Patriot Act, that was passed by Congress and signed by then President Bush and reauthorized by President Obama.

The Library of Congress has all this information available for House bills, Senate bills and Presidential votes or vetoes.

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