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Obama: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’
The Washington Examiner ^ | August 9, 2013 | Ashe Schow

Posted on 08/09/2013 8:47:29 PM PDT by cunning_fish

President Obama said Friday that he believes Edward Snowden – the whistleblower who revealed that the National Security Agency was collecting metadata and phone records of every American – was not a patriot for his leaking of classified documents.

Obama, speaking at his first news conference since April, was responding to a question from NBC’s Chuck Todd about Snowden. “No, I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot,” Obama said before reiterating that as a senator he called for a review of the Patriot Act.

“If in fact he believes that what he did was right, then, like every American citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case,” Obama said. “If the concern was that this was the only way to get this information out to the public, I signed an executive order – well before Mr. Snowden leaked this information – that provided whistleblower protection to the intelligence community for the first time.” Obama did not mention that his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other administration in history.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: bhofascism; criminalpresident; democrats; obama; snowden

1 posted on 08/09/2013 8:47:29 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: cunning_fish

‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’ until he proved it by exposing me.


2 posted on 08/09/2013 8:49:37 PM PDT by bigheadfred (INFIDEL)
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To: cunning_fish

Well, I guess Snowden and Obama have something in common then...


3 posted on 08/09/2013 8:49:44 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: cunning_fish

Wouldn’t know one if he saw one.


4 posted on 08/09/2013 8:55:30 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: cunning_fish

Why’s Barry referring to Snowden in the past tense? He’s still alive, isn’t he?


5 posted on 08/09/2013 8:58:25 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: cunning_fish

Maybe he’s a Russian patriot.


6 posted on 08/09/2013 8:59:21 PM PDT by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: fhayek

Snowden is a crazy young man who revealed the truth about the massive and intrusive spying on everyone in violation of the Fourth Amendment that the government has been hiding from the people.

He broke laws to do it.

Snowden is a lawbreaker if you wish, but I won’t call him a traitor.

Barack Obama with his Marxist-Leninist philosophy and radical associates is a more reputable candidate for the title of “traitor”.


7 posted on 08/09/2013 8:59:23 PM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: cunning_fish
"Obama: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’ "

Guess what buttwipe...more and more people don't give a crap what you think about anything!!!

8 posted on 08/09/2013 9:00:41 PM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: cunning_fish

Thanks. I don’t give a shit what Obama thinks. He is a GD moron that has a moonbat base from hell.


9 posted on 08/09/2013 9:03:46 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: cunning_fish

I don’t think Mr. Obama is a patriot.


10 posted on 08/09/2013 9:04:27 PM PDT by RC one
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To: RC one

I think Barry is looking really bad these days.


11 posted on 08/09/2013 9:07:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair (Inbred, pedophile-worshipping, misogynists (mozlums) offend me.)
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To: cunning_fish

If Bush were President he would be Man of the Year.

Pray for America to Wake Up


12 posted on 08/09/2013 9:09:06 PM PDT by bray (Coming soon: The Republic of Texas 2022)
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To: cunning_fish

More of a patriot than our effing foreign born ineligible white house poser is.


13 posted on 08/09/2013 9:11:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: cunning_fish

That’s okay.

Mr. Snowden doesn’t think President Bo Jangles is a patriot either.


14 posted on 08/09/2013 9:15:42 PM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: cunning_fish
“No, I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot,”

Then Zip treats the Ft. Hood shooter as a patriot, including a private jail wing and helicopter.

15 posted on 08/09/2013 9:20:41 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: cunning_fish

I don’t think Benghazi Barry is a president.


16 posted on 08/09/2013 9:26:52 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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I’m not convinced that Snowden did just transfer a whole lot of US intel to the Russians. In front of our faces.

With Obama’s blessing and assistance.


17 posted on 08/09/2013 9:29:03 PM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: cunning_fish
Obama: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’

That's ok we KNOW you are not a patriot.

I really hope what Snowden removed without permission were files on this Pinocchio in chief.

18 posted on 08/09/2013 9:31:49 PM PDT by Lera (Proverbs 29:2)
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To: cunning_fish

Translation: He’s a patriot.


19 posted on 08/09/2013 9:34:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: PhiloBedo

Why’s Barry referring to Snowden in the past tense? He’s still alive, isn’t he?


WHOA. Good point.


20 posted on 08/09/2013 9:36:34 PM PDT by txhurl ('The DOG ate my homework. That homework, too. ALL my homework. OK?' - POSHITUS)
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To: cunning_fish
You ought to have a beer summit with him, you Marxist maggot, one traitor to another. You could compare notes on how to undermine the security AND Freedom of United States citizens!

Note that I don't accept that false choice between Security and Freedom. That's nothing more than a classic red herring.

In my early years, back in the Dark Ages, i.e. the Eisenhower Administration, we still had some basic Freedoms. In my opinion, we did not then have Security - we had numerous Soviet ICBM's pointed at us and our National prestige was heading downward rapidly.

Now we have less security than ever - look at the Boston Marathon - and a damn sight less Freedom.

I shudder to think what will be left for my children.



America demands Justice for the Fallen of Benghazi!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

21 posted on 08/09/2013 9:38:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: cunning_fish

“If the concern was that this was the only way to get this information out to the public, I signed an executive order – well before Mr. Snowden leaked this information – that provided whistleblower protection to the intelligence community for the first time.” Obama did not mention that his administration has prosecuted more whistleblowers than any other administration in history.

I had to laugh my ass off when Obama told this whopper of a lie!!!!


22 posted on 08/09/2013 9:49:53 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: cunning_fish

WTF??

He wont demonize Snowden because he is is less popular than him(Snowden) is and he needs the kids votes , in 2014 midterms.


23 posted on 08/09/2013 9:50:27 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: cunning_fish

“If in fact he believes that what he did was right, then, like every American citizen, he can come here, appear before the court with a lawyer and make his case,”

What an unmentionably cynical bastard Obama is.

If Snowden walked in the door, he would be instantly arrested and vanished into the Marine brig at Quantico. He would be held incommunicado in conditions bordering on torture (solitary for years + “suicide watch” conditions) for a few years until his trial in a secret court.

His attorney would be denied the ability to use what Snowden found in the files because it is secret. This makes it impossible to explain why he took what he did.

There would be no trial as to whether or not Snowden exposed illegal activity. It would be an A+B=C prosecution. Was the material classified + did he take it = Guilty.

There would be absolutely no chance of his prevailing in court and everyone knows it.

Shame on our revolutionary socialist pResident.


24 posted on 08/09/2013 9:54:53 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: cunning_fish

25 posted on 08/09/2013 9:58:00 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: cunning_fish

I[’m sure Mr Snowden doesn’t think the Keynan is a patriot either


26 posted on 08/09/2013 11:16:21 PM PDT by Figment
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To: PhiloBedo

“Why’s Barry referring to Snowden in the past tense? He’s still alive, isn’t he?”

Barry better be very careful in his comments on Snowden. Putin has already jabbed a finger in his eye and shown him to be a pussy. Anything he says now will blow up in his face and prove Putin right. This country needs a man in charge


27 posted on 08/09/2013 11:21:25 PM PDT by Figment
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To: cunning_fish

The President has done a lot more damage to this country than Snowden ever will.


28 posted on 08/09/2013 11:46:59 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: cunning_fish

Using Obama’s 2008 campaign rhetoric, Obama is unpatriotic.
And according to the Constitution Obama committed treason by violating the 4th Amendmentment and the Patriot act.


29 posted on 08/09/2013 11:52:50 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: cunning_fish

Does a patriot put his hands on his privates when the National Anthem is playing?


30 posted on 08/10/2013 12:05:44 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: fhayek
Well, I guess Snowden and Obama have something in common then...

Compared to Obama, Aldrich Ames was a patriot.

31 posted on 08/10/2013 3:26:58 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: cunning_fish

No expert here but imo Snowden is more of patriot than Odumbo.


32 posted on 08/10/2013 3:54:59 AM PDT by exPBRrat
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To: cunning_fish

Yeh Barry he will be rushing back here to get put in prison for 30 years. Not.


33 posted on 08/10/2013 5:16:39 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: cunning_fish

I know hussein isn’t a patriot.


34 posted on 08/10/2013 5:39:58 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: cunning_fish
Obama: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’

Then that settles it, Snowden was a patriot after all!

35 posted on 08/10/2013 5:41:07 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Liberals' first line of defense is emotion...the fall back position is specious reasoning.)
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To: Nextrush
""Snowden is a lawbreaker if you wish, but I won’t call him a traitor.

I agree. He broke the law and should go to jail for a week or two.

36 posted on 08/10/2013 5:43:01 AM PDT by HangThemHigh (Entropy's not what it used to be.)
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To: cunning_fish

Is Obama more of a patriot than Snowden?

That’s a rhetorical question.

Is Obama more of a traitor than Benedict Arnold?

I’m leaning towards a yes.


37 posted on 08/10/2013 6:13:17 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: cunning_fish
Obama: ‘I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot’

... proclaims the serial Constitution traitor.

38 posted on 08/10/2013 8:31:12 AM PDT by Amagi (Buying "Green" means purchasing inferior quality at increased cost.)
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To: cunning_fish

Mega-mega-mega hurl alert.


39 posted on 08/10/2013 8:33:22 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: eyedigress

Preach it !!!!


40 posted on 08/10/2013 11:09:15 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt)
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To: cunning_fish
Obama, speaking at his first news conference since April, was responding to a question from NBC’s Chuck Todd about Snowden: "no, I don’t think Mr. Snowden was a patriot,”


41 posted on 08/10/2013 12:30:06 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (The)
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