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Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:35 PM

George Will Gets SMACKED HARD by his own words on NSA

During a panel discussion on ABC News, Will linked the NSA’s practice of collecting the phone records of millions of Americans with a so-called “scandal” involving the Internal Revenue Service targeting conservative groups.

“This is where the IRS scandal metastasizes into a national security scandal,” Will opined. “Because I’m sure I’m not the only American saying — looking at the NSA information gathering and saying, ‘Well, this would really be a problem if we had the kind of government that, say, unleashes the IRS on political opponents. Oh, come to think about it, we do have that kind of government.’ And, therefore, the willingness to trust the executive branch is today minimal and should be.”


At that point, Ellison reached into his jacket pocket and pulled out Will’s 2006 column excoriating President George W. Bush’s administration for using the NSA to spy on Americans’ phone calls without a warrant and without congressional oversight.

“Besides, terrorism is not the only new danger of this era,” Will wrote. “Another is the administration’s argument that because the president is commander in chief, he is the ‘sole organ for the nation in foreign affairs.’”


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http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/06/09/keith-ellison-smaks-down-george-will-2006-column-nsa/

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Reply George Will Gets SMACKED HARD by his own words on NSA (Original post)
kpete Jun 2013 OP
Skittles Jun 2013 #1
Rex Jun 2013 #3
lindysalsagal Jun 2013 #2
reformist2 Jun 2013 #4
monmouth3 Jun 2013 #5
Fumesucker Jun 2013 #7
woo me with science Jun 2013 #11
asjr Jun 2013 #6
WinkyDink Jun 2013 #8
SummerSnow Jun 2013 #9
awoke_in_2003 Jun 2013 #10
BlueCheese Jun 2013 #12
cherokeeprogressive Jun 2013 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:40 PM

1. WOO!!

sometimes collection of information is a GOOD thing

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Response to Skittles (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:42 PM

3. GEORGE WILL GOT HIS ASS KICKED!

 

Verbally.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:41 PM

2. Awwww. Missed it. Will got schooled.

Still not worth tolerating the sunday political shows.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:43 PM

4. How is that a slam?

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:46 PM

5. Not a slam to me either..

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:46 PM

7. I'm with you, sounds like Will was consistent

Far be it from me to defend Will but I don't see the gotcha on this one.

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Response to reformist2 (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:00 PM

11. Sounds like consistency to me, too.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:46 PM

6. How I would have loved to see that, but I have boycotted

those Sunday "jam" sessions. I can't stand David Gregory or the other miscreants.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 04:53 PM

8. THEN he said, "POTUS as 'sole organ...' is a "danger." NOW he says, "should be minimal trust." SAME!

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 05:15 PM

9. Dayum..lol

I missed it..what was his reaction.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 08:57 PM

10. To bad our media cannot do this...

 

they never bring up film when people are obviously lying.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:00 PM

12. Stupid to link to the IRS non-scandal.

But sounds like Will opposed wiretapping back then, and opposes the bulk collection of phone records now.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jun 9, 2013, 09:05 PM

13. It's at 9:50 on this video, and it IS awesome.

 

By the way, watch what Rep. Ellison has to say starting at 2:50. That's awesome too, and you might find it not only surprising, but a little disconcerting as well.

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/week-roundtable-privacy-security-19359675?tab=9482930

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