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Old 06-02-2013, 08:29 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Any of you out there STILL proud of your vote for this fool?

Obama's new FBI chief approved Bush's NSA warrantless wiretapping scheme | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

You gave Bush 2 more terms, and didn't even realize it (or maybe you did).
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Denver Tech Center
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Default Oh wow.

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Any of you out there STILL proud of your vote for this fool?

Obama's new FBI chief approved Bush's NSA warrantless wiretapping scheme | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

You gave Bush 2 more terms, and didn't even realize it (or maybe you did).
Oh no, shame on him...and shame on me! Is it too late to change my vote?

Give us somebody that would have fixed this county like Mitt Romney, a nice and moderate tea partier or a whacked out, old libertarian. Lol.
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:47 AM
 
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.... I like libertarians.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Oh no, shame on him...and shame on me! Is it too late to change my vote?

Give us somebody that would have fixed this county like Mitt Romney, a nice and moderate tea partier or a whacked out, old libertarian. Lol.
Did you actually READ the article? Glenn Greenwald is a noted left-leaning author and columnist.

Obama and Romney agreed on 99.999% of the issues. It would've made no difference who was elected.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Frankfurt, Germany
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As a liberal, the NSA can wiretap me all they want. I'm not a terrorist and I have nothing to hide.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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Any of you out there STILL proud of your vote for this fool?

Obama's new FBI chief approved Bush's NSA warrantless wiretapping scheme | Glenn Greenwald | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk

You gave Bush 2 more terms, and didn't even realize it (or maybe you did).
I read through the link and the links in the link, including unbelievable to a link to a tweet. I couldn't find any information that showed Comey approved Bush's NSA warrantless wiretapping scheme.

I then googled it in an attempt to find an article to back up Greenwald's claim. What I found was the following. Which matches pretty much what I had found in Greenwald's article.

Glenn Greenwald's Anti-Obama Vendetta Continues (*Please... Cut the Crap)

The question I keep asking myself is, where are his editors? He's not writing for his own personal blog; he's representing a truly good news organization. Why does he get to tell outright lies and then contradict himself later within the same column.
For example, this is from his column;
…the Bush DOJ's most senior lawyers - Attorney General John ********, Deputy Attorney General James Comey and OLC chief Jack Goldsmith - approved a legal memorandum in 2004 endorsing radical executive power theories and warped statutory interpretations, concluding that the Bush NSA warrantless eavesdropping program was legal, thus making it more difficult to prosecute the Bush officials who ordered it (even if the Obama DOJ were inclined to prosecute, which they were not).
It was announced yesterday that this very same James Comey - who as Bush's Deputy Attorney General authorized the once-very-controversial, patently illegal Bush NSA eavesdropping program - is President Obama's choice to be the new Director of the FBI.
I left the links in there, because I found them fascinating. For proof that Obama chose Comey, Greenwald uses a New York Times Article. But the link for his claim that Comey “authorized” the NSA eavesdropping program, he links to a TWEET! Seriously, click on it. It's a bit unbelievable. Again, where are his editors?


If anyone has an article that actually shows where Comey approved the warrantless wiretapping I would be interested in reading it.
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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As a liberal, the NSA can wiretap me all they want. I'm not a terrorist and I have nothing to hide.



I honestly can't believe that such idiocy is so pervasive in this country!
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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As a liberal, the NSA can wiretap me all they want. I'm not a terrorist and I have nothing to hide.
That's EXACTLY what Republicans said after Bush signed the first Patriot Act...

More proof there's no virtually difference between the red party and the blue party...
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Did you actually READ the article? Glenn Greenwald is a noted left-leaning author and columnist.

Obama and Romney agreed on 99.999% of the issues. It would've made no difference who was elected.

Whatever happened to that ron paul steamroller?
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Old 06-02-2013, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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If anyone has an article that actually shows where Comey approved the warrantless wiretapping I would be interested in reading it.
Here's a pretty good one:

Is James Comey really the civil liberties advocate he's being made out to be? | FP Passport
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