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January 20, 2014 By

Feinstein defends NSA, Obama

Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, argues the National Security Agency’s metadata program is here to stay despite opposition from a large coalition of lawmakers seeking to reform the Agency.

On Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, the Senator from California said, “The president has very clearly said that he wants to keep the capability [to surveil privately held metadata].” Feinstein added many of her colleagues agree with Obama on the issue.

The Senate Intelligence Chairwoman said, “the whole purpose of [the NSA spy program] is to provide instantaneous information [and] to be able to disrupt any plot that may be taking place.”

“A lot of the privacy people, perhaps, don’t understand that we still occupy the role of the Great Satan,” Feinstein told NBC. “New bombs are being devised. New terrorists are emerging, new groups, actually, a new level of viciousness.”

The President unveiled a small set of NSA reforms Friday to which Sen. Feinstein and Rep. Mike Rogers — Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee — gave applause. Rogers, a Republican from Michigan, said Obama’s speech in defense of present NSA spying programs was a “victory.”

In his Friday statement, Obama said the federal government’s surveillance powers are in line with the efforts of Paul Revere and other founding patriots despite the fact that the Sons of Liberty were colonists spying on the British Government.

Michigan Republican Rep. Justin Amash argues that “nothing the President said … will end the unconstitutional invasion of Americans’ privacy.”

“The President said he will not end the Patriot Act’s Sec. 215 program that collects the records of every phone call every American makes,” said Rep. Amash. “Instead, he said that the government will continue to search those records without a warrant—but just a little less vigorously.”

Last month, Bill Binney — a 32-year NSA veteran — labeled America as “a police state.”

Binney told Washington’s Blog that what the federal surveillance agency is doing is “a total corruption of the justice system not only in [the United States] but around the world.”

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dwimby

Obama is a fraud and Feinstein is either nuts or into early dementia, as compared to Pelosi who is conclusively and terminally bonkers. She's GONE. That any one of these weirdos (or worse) are anywhere near national power is the issue, and it's a real big issue now since the problems we face due to Obama are existential, transformational, junk ideas, by their very nature. (Ya wanna transform? Go somewhere else and leave us the hell alone!) It is downright scary that we have such freaks and misanthropes running things. THEY ARE THE PROBLEM! And as each day passes their opinions mean less and less, right down to and through absolute zero. They are so into themselves, not the rest of us, that they can't get anything right, except occassionally by accident. And this is who we've become? We've let the patients run the asylum? We've let our dregs (proven by action) enter and control national politics. How screwed up can a people be? We are waaay off the rails! Life is not all about Obamaphones and freebies. That is not who we are. With leaders like those we have today, if they were in office say 200 years ago, we'd still be trying to figure out how to cross the East River to get to that "island out there in the middle of the stream"…. In November let's dump this garbage and return to our future.

January 20, 2014 at 7:45 pm

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David Peacock

his comparison is as outrageous as comparing him [obamacommunist] to a true American patriot.

January 20, 2014 at 6:14 pm

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kebozarth kebozarth

Corrected edit:

Sons of Liberty were / are Sons of American Colonists spying on a British / federal government tyranny NOT federal NSA spying on Sons of American Colonial Sons of Liberty.

Gotchya!! Obama here is employing another lie; trying to redefine and rewrite "Sons of Liberty."

Paul Revere and our other American founding patriots were members of their several Colonial / State vigorous American Militias which proved / proves a virtuous Citizenry in defense of their / our God-given unalienable responsibilities and our rights derived therefrom and our resulting Liberties.

January 20, 2014 at 4:02 pm

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kebozarth kebozarth

Sons of Liberty were / are Sons of American Colonists spying on a federal government tyranny NOT federal NSA spying on Sons of American Colonists.

Gatchya!! Obama is employing another lie; trying to redefine and rewrite our history.

Paul Revere and our other American founding patriots were members of our vigorous American Colonial Militia which proved / proves a virtuous Citizenry in defense of their / our God-given unalienable responsibilities and our rights derived therefrom and resulting Liberties.

January 20, 2014 at 3:52 pm

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