Obama: Wounded … and Dangerous
Big Brother Barack
Obama’s dragnet serves as an ominous reminder that inside every liberal is a totalitarian screaming to get out.
The journalist who broke the news that the government is monitoring vast quantities of American phone records is claiming the U.S. is building a “massive” snooping apparatus committed to destroying privacy worldwide.
“There is a massive apparatus within the United States government that with complete secrecy has been building this enormous structure that has only one goal, and that is to destroy privacy and anonymity, not just in the United States but around the world,” charged Glenn Greenwald, a reporter for the British newspaper “The Guardian,” speaking on CNN. “That is not hyperbole. That is their objective.”
Even before the revelation this week of the National Security Agency’s spying on citizens, a trio of major scandals already had Democrats worried about the health of President Obama’s second-term agenda.
In May, as immigration-reform took center stage, friendly pundits advised Obama to restore the political momentum stymied by the Benghazi, IRS and reportergate scandals by appointing a special investigator, asking for Attorney General Eric Holder’s resignation and not appointing polarizing Susan Rice as national security adviser or nominating far-left activist Samantha Power as ambassador to the United Nations.
Obama has resolutely rejected every one of those suggestions, and now, with the report Thursday that his government has been tracking the calls of millions of Americans, Democrat political analyst Doug Schoen says “Obama’s agenda is essentially dead in the water.”
“His days, and his administration’s days, are now spent playing defense – in press conferences, in hearings and elsewhere,” Schoen wrote in a Forbes.com column Friday.
USA Today, meanwhile, reported Obama’s agenda has been “scorched” in a “firestorm of scandals.”
After his failure to pass gun-control legislation, Obama hopes to pass a comprehensive immigration bill in the fall that effectively would provide amnesty for more than 11 million illegal aliens who likely would become reliable Democrat voters. He also seeks a budget deal he hopes will put him in a favorable position in the 2014 midterm elections.
But with congressional investigations well under way on the White House handling of the Benghazi attack, the IRS targeting of conservative tea party groups seeking non-profit status and the Justice Department’s use of secret subpoenas and search warrants against reporters, the “firestorm” Thursday was especially problematic for Obama, USA Today said.
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MICHAEL SAVAGE: ACLU TURNS ON OBAMA
Liberal ally warns of ‘grave threat to democratic freedoms’
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OBAMA LOSES THE LEFT
Politicians and mainstream media turn against the president
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This week’s revelations about the federal government collecting massive amounts of communication data on American citizens has the country’s most-listened-to radio voice saying President Barack Obama is leading a coup against the nation.
“What everybody knows and what nobody wants to come to grips with is we are in the midst of a coup taking place,” talk-show host Rush Limbaugh said Friday afternoon. “It’s almost on a par with [when I said] ‘I hope he fails.’ How does that sound now, by the way?”
“What’s wrong with calling this a coup?” he continued. “There’s a lot here to be concerned about.”
“This is the guy, don’t forget, convincing people that this kind of stuff was never going to happen here. … This is the guy who got elected president by telling us that what is happening now was never going to happen when he was president. … He got elected warning us that what was happening now was happening in 2008. … [Now] it’s more sweeping than it’s ever been.”
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Prepaid Credit Cards
The Many Ways That Obama Has Been Spying On You
Meet PRISM / US-984XN – The US Government’s Internet Espionage Super Operation
The secrecy is so deep we expect even the president himself may not know about it (but he does):
Personal response from Mark Zuckerberg to the outrageous press reports about PRISM:
Assange on PRISM: US justice system in ‘calamitous’ collapse
The New York Times’ Clair Cain Miller has the best report yet, which reconciles the initial reports about PRISM (a way for the government to monitor internet traffic) and the tech company claims that the government has no “direct access” to their servers.
PRISM (surveillance program)