President Obama and the top several levels of officials in the regime know nothing about anything that has gone on these past 53 months:
- The Fast and Furious gunrunning program broke into the open more than a year ago. According to the White House and Justice Department no one there knew anything.
- Three months later terrorists attacked the U.S. compound in Benghazi. According to the White House, The State Department, Defense Department and CIA, no one there knew anything except that peaceful people reacted to a hateful You Tube video.
- Less than a month later the foreign ties/foreign money scandal broke. The White House and Obama campaign ignored it (and got away with it).
- Five weeks ago we learned the DOJ had been wiretapping The Associated Press (twenty lines for two months) and Fox News Washington Bureau Chief, James Rosen (and his parents; going back to 2010). Neither the White House nor the Justice Department knew anything.
- Six weeks ago, the IRS leaked the essence of abuse that was about to come out in a Treasury Dept. IG report. No one at the White House, at least no one in charge, knew anything. The President declared he gets his news in the media like the rest of us.
Now we get the news that the NSA (in the name of keeping us safe) is gathering electronic data on all of us. Every single citizen who treasures the Constitution including its Fourth Amendment is outraged. James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence knows nothing. (When he did answer a question, he clearly was lying.)
These scandals have taken their toll. Polls show nearly 80% of Americans mistrust the Federal Government. Now the NSA revelations could drive a nail in the “all seeing, all knowing, all powerful Big Government.” What about the President? Is he as clueless as usual? Hardly. He sprang into action—leaping tall buildings in a single bound.
For context, in 2007 Candidate Obama declared in a speech before voting against NSA reauthorization, “This [Bush] administration also puts forward a false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we provide. I will provide our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our Constitution and our freedom.”
Now six years later President forked-tongue said Americans did have to make tough choices in the name of safety. “You can’t have 100 per cent security and also then have 100 per cent privacy and zero inconvenience,”
Moreover, he recently lied to us all, “I came in with a healthy skepticism about these programs. My team evaluated them. We scrubbed them thoroughly. We actually expanded some of the oversight, increased some of the safeguards.”
In an interview with PBS’s Charlie Rose Monday night, Obama defended the spying program, telling Rose that the NSA tapping system “is transparent.” (Is Rose the only one who bought that one?) He sold the system in place to implement its use, noting:
“My concern has always been not that we shouldn’t do intelligence gathering to prevent terrorism, but rather are we setting up a system of checks and balances? The bottom line: The U.S. isn’t eavesdropping on your calls. What I can say unequivocally is that if you are a U.S. person, the NSA cannot listen to your telephone calls, and the NSA cannot target your emails … and have not. . .
“But I think it’s fair to say that there’re going to be folks on the left [criticizing me]. And what amuses me is now folks on the right who are fine when there’s a Republican president, but now, Obama’s coming in with the black helicopters.
“Some people say, ‘Well, you know, Obama was this raving liberal before. Now he’s, you know, Dick Cheney.’ Dick Cheney sometimes says, ‘Yeah, you know? He took [the Bush-Cheney approach] all lock, stock and barrel.’ My concern has always been not that we shouldn’t do intelligence gathering to prevent terrorism, but rather are we setting up a system of checks and balances.”
“You’ll hear is people say, ‘Okay, we have no evidence that it has been abused so far.’ And they say, ‘Let’s even grant that Obama’s not abusing it, that all these processes — DOJ is examining it. It’s being renewed periodically, et cetera — the very fact that there is all this data in bulk, it has the enormous potential for abuse,’ because they’ll say, you know, ‘You can — when you start looking at metadata, even if you don’t know the names, you can match it up, if there’s a call to an oncologist, and there’s a call to a lawyer, and — you can pair that up and figure out maybe this person’s dying, and they’re writing their will, and you can yield all this information.’ All of that is true. Except for the fact that for the government, under the program right now, to do that, it would be illegal. We would not be allowed to do that.”
Mindboggling! “Except for the fact that for the government, under the program right now, to do that, it would be illegal. We would not be allowed to do that.” Mindboggling! We are all in the “metadata abyss” and Mr. Hagmann’s DHS contact is right, “If anyone thinks that what’s going on right now with all of this surveillance of American citizens is to fight some sort of foreign enemy, they’re delusional.” You and I better get to work and we better put ourselves in those hands Sarah Palin urged—GOD’s.