September 16, 2009, - 12:10 pm
Hmmm . . . someone in the White House is seeking an extension of the USA Patriot Act. You know, the same Patriot Act much vilified by the Democrats and the left–especially a certain Senator Barack Hussein Obama–ever since it was enacted.
But, wait. Since Bush is no longer President, and a different guy has been in there for eight months, who could possibly be seeking an extension of three key provision of the Patriot Act?
Why, it’s none other than the same Barack Obama who voted for the Patriot Act, but then claimed he opposed the Patriot Act and wanted it repealed . . . until he became President (echoes of John Kerry).
The Obama administration supports extending three key provisions of the Patriot Act that are due to expire at the end of the year, the Justice Department told Congress in a letter made public Tuesday.
Lawmakers and civil rights groups had been pressing the Democratic administration to say whether it wants to preserve the post-Sept. 11 law’s authority to access business records, as well as monitor so-called “lone wolf” terrorists and conduct roving wiretaps.
The provision on business records was long criticized by rights groups as giving the government access to citizens’ library records, and a coalition of liberal and conservative groups complained that the Patriot Act gives the government too much authority to snoop into Americans’ private lives.
As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama said he would take a close look at the law, based on his past expertise in constitutional law.
Life is tough when the shoe is on the other foot and you head up a country that’s under attack, isn’t is.
What’s that I hear? Outcries from the left that Barack Obama is a Nazi and the new Hitler because he wants to extend law enforcement’s ability to protect the country and properly investigate terrorists? Nope, strangely silent on that front. Ditto for the crickets chirping from the mouth of Senator Richard Durban. No comparisons to the Nazi camps from him, this time.
Instead, we hear gushing and silver lining stretching from the ACLU:
Michelle Richardson of the American Civil Liberties Union called the administration’s position “a mixed bag,” and said that the group hopes the next version of the Patriot Act will have important safeguards on other issues . . . .
“We’re heartened they’re saying they’re willing to work with Congress,” Richardson said, adding that is “definitely a sea change from what we’ve seen in the past.”
A “sea change”? How?
Like I said, shoe. Other foot. Other President. Correct side of the aisle. Hypocrites.
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