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“Senator Obama warned about Patriot Act abuses. President Obama proved him right.”

 
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“Senator Obama warned about Patriot Act abuses. President Obama proved him right.”
In recent months, Barack Obama has forcefully defended the use of the Patriot Act to gather the phone records of every American. But before he was elected president, he had a very different perspective on the issue.

In December 2005, Congress was debating the first re-authorization of the Patriot Act, a controversial 2001 law that gave the federal government expanded power to spy on Americans. And Barack Obama was one of nine senators who signed a letter criticizing the then-current version of the legislation for providing insufficient protections for civil liberties.

Sen. Obama and his colleagues also objected to the lack of transparency and due process in Section 215. “The target of a Section 215 order never receives notice that the government has obtained his sensitive personal information and never has an opportunity to challenge the use of this information in a trial or other proceeding,” they wrote.


Again, this prediction proved prescient. In 2012, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) asked the NSA for a “ballpark estimate” of the number of Americans who had been subject to NSA surveillance. The NSA refused, claiming that revealing the number would violate the targets’ privacy. We now know that the figure was in the hundreds of millions. And prior to NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s disclosures, none of them received notice of the surveillance or an opportunity to challenge it in court.

[link to www.washingtonpost.com]

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The amazing thing in this article is how it shows that in 2005, Obama was focused on the abuses that could result from the broad language in Section 215. Now, as President, Obama opposed the Amash amendment which would have fixed exactly those abuses arising from Section 215.
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Re: “Senator Obama warned about Patriot Act abuses. President Obama proved him right.”
It sure would be nice if one brave journalist dared to question him about it on the record.

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Re: “Senator Obama warned about Patriot Act abuses. President Obama proved him right.”
Everything liberals bitch, moan & whine about when they're not in power are the VERY things they'd do when they are in power.

1000 fold.
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I really like your title!!!!!
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I really like your title!!!!!
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 44405615


THanks its so true isnt it?
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Re: “Senator Obama warned about Patriot Act abuses. President Obama proved him right.”
It sure would be nice if one brave journalist dared to question him about it on the record.
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lol, journalism is dead in America, killed the same was as it was in 1930s Germany by Goebbels. Liberals are as evil as they are wrong.
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Best headline ever

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Excellant title..says it all. Only question is: was he a liar from the beginning or is he just a puppet following orders?
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It sure would be nice if one brave journalist dared to question him about it on the record.
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lol, journalism is dead in America, killed the same was as it was in 1930s Germany by Goebbels. Liberals are as evil as they are wrong.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31219881


True and the ones that dare go against get Breitbart'd or Michael Hasting'd

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[link to thisishistorictimes.com]
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It sure would be nice if one brave journalist dared to question him about it on the record.
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lol, journalism is dead in America, killed the same was as it was in 1930s Germany by Goebbels. Liberals are as evil as they are wrong.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 31219881


The white house press aren't journalists nowadays. They are merely a relay for the white house to say what they want.
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Three green, and I could karma pin this
Boycott the media! They support the destruction of this country.
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***** 5 stars *****
Boycott the media! They support the destruction of this country.
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Re: “Senator Obama warned about Patriot Act abuses. President Obama proved him right.”
Have you ever read a press conference transcript? Jay Carney: "I don't have that information." "Let me direct you to..." "We'll have to look into that for you." "The president is very concerned about the conflict in Syria, and urges all parties to protect civilian life."

Such garbage!
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Three green, and I could karma pin this
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I guess they dont want to pin this thread idk bud but thanks
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Everything liberals bitch, moan & whine about when they're not in power are the VERY things they'd do when they are in power.

1000 fold.
 Quoting: John Difool

Good thing the republicns are worried about your rights huh

Oh yea they were in white house during 9/11, the patriot act and bailouts
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