Obama on the NSA:
“Yes, but what I’ve also said is that it can only work if the American people trust what’s going on. And what’s been clear since the disclosures that were made by Mr. Snowden is that people don’t have enough information and aren’t confident enough that, between all the safeguards and checks that we put in place within the executive branch, and the federal court oversight that takes place on the program, and congressional oversight, people are still concerned as to whether their e-mails are being read or their phone calls are being listened to,” Obama responded.
CUOMO: Especially when they hear that they are and mistakes are made. You know, it shakes your confidence.
OBAMA: Well — yeah, but I think it’s important — for example, this latest revelation that was made, what was learned was that NSA had inadvertently, accidentally pulled the e-mails of some Americans in violation of their own rules, because of technical problems that they didn’t realize. They presented those problems to the court. The court said, “This isn’t going to cut it. You’re going to have to improve the safeguards, given these technical problems.” That’s exactly what happened. So the point is, is that all these safeguards, checks, audits, oversight worked. (WS)
So, starting very soon, The Government will have all your health records and be in charge of your Health Care.
Sure. I trust them! 🙂
“Let’s just put the whole elephant out there so people know what they are looking at,” said Obama who argued the government “is not interested in spying on ordinary people.”
One could be forgiven for reading that remark as another way of saying, “You are not worth our time and worthy of our interest.” To which one then thinks, “Maybe not now.”
The issue, of course, isn’t whether or not the government is “interested” in you (and if NSA isn’t, there are certainly other departments, bureaus, divisions, offices, agencies, etc. etc. that are) but what it is constitutionally permitted and not permitted to do even if it should become interested.
The president’s remarks were typically imperious and condescending. And, furthermore, just who gets to decide who is “ordinary”?
Would that the citizenry could say to the government, on any number of occasions and issues, “Sorry but we’re just not that interested in you. Buzz off.”
President Obama declaratively said, “When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls. That’s not what this program is about.” (WS)
Enough with the “phony” scandals! 🙂
Trust Me. Have I ever lied to you…:)
Less than two months before the health insurance exchanges open nationwide, more Americans disapprove (49%) than approve (41%) ….
The feeling of those in charge of ramming Obamacare through is, evidently, that people will learn to like it once they’ve come understand it and lived with it a little while.
And we either give them no choice or hook them on it like a pimp dealing to their drug-addicted “clients” then the Democrats can use their “you want grandma thrown over a cliff” fearmongering even more.
And there is nothing a Democrat loves more than Fear!
And with a Debt Ceiling fight coming, Fear will be the appetizer, main course, and desert on the Menu.
And you, will have an apple shoved in your mouth and placed on a skewer and roasted over an open flame of hatred, division, and fear.