I agree. What I meant to say was that it is mind boggling how they are doing it with very little complaining from the republicans... heck many of the republicans have openly supported them. That too is not unexpected either. Sad shape we are in.
The republicans saved the most recent attempt to clip the wings of the NSA only last month.
Not to mention that Bush and Cheney have both come out supporting Obama in this NSA treachery. The GOPe is eyeballs deep in this and has no problem with anything Obama is doing.