Friday, May 27, 2011

I Told You Lefties There Was Nothing Wrong With The Patriot Act!

And I'll accept that you know I'm right and are hypocrites, until I see you out protesting in the streets:
Minutes before a midnight deadline, President Barack Obama signed into law a four-year extension of post-Sept. 11 powers to search records and conduct roving wiretaps in pursuit of terrorists.

"It's an important tool for us to continue dealing with an ongoing terrorist threat," Obama said Friday after a meeting with French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

With Obama in France, the White House said the president used an autopen machine that holds a pen and signs his actual signature. It is only used with proper authorization of the president.

Update, 5/31/11: At least we have a president who will stop shredding the Constitution! (snicker snicker):
Civil libertarians once looked to this president to right the constitutional balance. But what Obama has wrought is the same old "Terror Presidency" with new rhetoric.

Gen. Michael Hayden, President George W. Bush's CIA director, notes a "powerful continuity" between the two administrations on national security powers. Even former Vice President Dick Cheney now grudgingly praises Obama for leaving most of the Bush framework intact.

In some areas, "44" has gone even further than "43." Bush claimed "inherent power" to attack other countries at will, but never fought a war without congressional authorization.


Anonymous said...

Tell it to Tea Party hero, Rand Paul.

Darren said...

Rand is consistent. You lefties are not. You're hypocrites, and it *should* embarrass you, but it doesn't.

neko said...

But you forget, Darren, hypocracy is only to be ridiculed when conservatives and/or Republicans do it.

Ellen K said...

I wonder at the silence from the Left. They spent years vilifying President Bush for the Patriot Act and now under their Pet President Obama, the SCOTUS upholds it. And what is more, Obama's chosen staff member asked that it be extended. So where are the apologies Huffington Post? Where are the regrets Rolling Stone?