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He was against it, before he was for it

More obama lies. Apparently he is all for warrantless wiretapping, in spite of campaign promises.

The lie:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-10784_3-9845595-7.html

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Clearly not content to leave their votes to the whims of online politicking, the Illinois senator stepped onto a stage fashioned in a Dartmouth College gymnasium, pulled an index card from his inside jacket pocket, and launched into a familiar set of talking points centered on what has become a familiar theme for his campaign: change and hope.

"My job this morning is to be so persuasive...that a light will shine through that window, a beam of light will come down upon you, you will experience an epiphany, and you will suddenly realize that you must go to the polls and vote for Barack," he told a crowd of about 300 Ivy Leaguers--and, by the looks of it, a handful of locals who managed to gain access to what was supposed to be a students-only event. insert gagging sounds here

For one thing, under an Obama presidency, Americans will be able to leave behind the era of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and "wiretaps without warrants," he said. (He was referring to the lingering legal fallout over reports that the National Security Agency scooped up Americans' phone and Internet activities without court orders, ostensibly to monitor terrorist plots, in the years after the September 11 attacks.)

It's hardly a new stance for Obama, who has made similar statements in previous campaign speeches, but mention of the issue in a stump speech, alongside more frequently discussed topics like Iraq and education, may give some clue to his priorities.
Current situation:

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwa...ama/index.html

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They were seeking to make good on the promise made by Congressional Democrats: namely, that even though lawsuits against telecoms for illegal spying will not be allowed any longer, government officials who broke the law can still be held accountable.

But late Friday afternoon, the Obama DOJ filed the government's first response to EFF's lawsuit (.pdf), the first of its kind to seek damages against government officials under FISA, the Wiretap Act and other statutes, arising out of Bush's NSA program. But the Obama DOJ demanded dismissal of the entire lawsuit based on (1) its Bush-mimicking claim that the "state secrets" privilege bars any lawsuits against the Bush administration for illegal spying, and (2) a brand new "sovereign immunity" claim of breathtaking scope -- never before advanced even by the Bush administration -- that the Patriot Act bars any lawsuits of any kind for illegal government surveillance unless there is "willful disclosure" of the illegally intercepted communications.
Flip flop much? The bald face campaign lie just astounds me.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 02:14 PM
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 02:15 PM
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It doesn't matter Mike. He can do anything he damned well pleases and not a damned thing will be said against it in any venue that matters...


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He wants power and control of everything and will make Bush look like a hero when it comes to grabbing control and power.


He won't abuse any power, you can trust him!

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Depends on what your definition of "was" was.
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That asshole was willing to say whatever it took to get elected . He's as bad as Kerry or maybe even worse in my book . Bill Clinton is going to look like a fucking saint 4 years from now .
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-07-2009, 07:54 PM
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bush jr. and obama are both in the lead for most fucked up unamerican peice of shit presidents america has ever had.

bush really got to me and obama should be walking on glass but instead hes sinking our fucking ship.

pisses me off.

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