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Response to msanthrope (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 25, 2014, 09:00 PM

88. I can't make it out. He spends the first (feels like) 20 paragraphs going on about another issue

It's as if he's making a case about something and he will damn well use whatever it takes to make that case, no matter if his supporting evidence has absolutely nothing at all to do with the subject at hand.

That puts hard-core Obama loyalists and pro-NSA Democrats – the ones that populate MSNBC – in an extremely difficult position. They have spent the last 10 months defending the NSA (i.e., defending Obama) by insisting that the NSA metadata program is both reasonable and necessary to Keep Us Safe™. But now Obama claims he wants to end that very same program. So what will they do?

If they had even an iota of integrity or intellectual honesty, they would instantly and aggressively condemn Obama. After all, he’s now claiming to want to end a program that they have been arguing for months is vital in Keeping Us Safe™. Wouldn’t every rational person, by definition, criticize a political leader who wants to abolish a program that they believe is necessary to stop terrorism and preserve national security?


So he wants people to argue AGAINST something that he thinks is a good idea??? It really seems as though his problems with Meta data et al have always been secondary to his problems with this president. He goes out of his way every chance he gets to reinforce that perception.

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