Originally Posted by TonyR
^ That's fair, BI. And I don't know how this discussion got to the TSA topic to begin with. I'm just trying to get these guys to explain what level of security and/or surveillance should be used. They're attacking the NSA programs, understandably, but they're not offering alternatives and they're not admitting that had Obama scrapped such programs they'd be attacking him the other direction. This was a political loser for Obama from the start. In the political environment he inherited there was no way these programs were going to be shelved. Few, if any, on "the right" complained about this stuff then. Now it's the end of the world. I don't particularly like it, but at the same time I'm not ready to impeach Obama because the NSA has technology which scans emails.
I get what you're saying. Right-wingers who didn't make a peep of complaint when the Bush administration enacted most of these procedures are pretending like it's all the evil-doing of President Blackenstein. Still, that doesn't excuse Obama for continuing these policies.