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NSA Unleashed, Obama Tells Public, 'Trust Me'
National Journal ^ | January 15, 2014 | Ron Fournier

Posted on 01/15/2014 8:26:58 AM PST by yoe

Nearly six months ago, President Obama sought to temper outrage over the nation's mushrooming surveillance programs by pledging new steps to balance privacy and safety. "It's not enough for me, as president, to have confidence in these programs," he said. "The American people need to have confidence in them as well."

In other words, no government, not even one led by a liberal constitutional lawyer, can shield bad policies with empty promises. It's not enough to say, "Trust us," while curbing sacred liberties -- and yet that still appears to be Obama's position.

[snip]Embracing "the spirit of reform" is euphemism for not reforming. If anything, NSA could emerge stronger: Obama is codifying the sweeping and still-largely secret activities of the U.S. intelligence system while mollifying the public's privacy concerns.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationaljournal.com ...


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Obama's lies don't bother him...I honestly don't think he gives a whit about America; Obama seems to be moving towards an autocratic presidency, not just using NSA as security for the nation, but more as a control for Obama over the hoi polloi as well as the myriad agencies in government. Obama's Muslim childhood taught him lying for Islam is alright....got a clear picture of where he is heading.
1 posted on 01/15/2014 8:26:58 AM PST by yoe
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To: yoe

Yep. I see it the same way.


2 posted on 01/15/2014 8:30:05 AM PST by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: yoe

I DO trust Obama...

To oppose liberty.
To undermine the USA.
To seek his personal interest at the expense of the country.
To aid and abet all enemies of the Republic, foreign and domestic.


3 posted on 01/15/2014 8:30:21 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: yoe

The Dems are rushing to get their chess pieces in place for their eventual socialist coup which must occur while Obama is still in office. If you think that the nation’s civilian intel agencies are firmly conservative, think again. The coup engineers will offer Al Gore and the banking oligarchy (traditional clandestine recipients of NSA and CIA intel) business as usual and they and large factions of our polarized military will support it as a benefit to the working class.

Four obstacles stand in their way- the evaporation of global warming as a universally accepted issue, armed Americans with the cojones to be dangerous, whistleblowers and the radicals’ own blind incompetence and desperation. If Americans can be shown the insanity that underlies the CPUSA propaganda, we should have a series of fun TV + popcorn events.


4 posted on 01/15/2014 8:47:05 AM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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To: yoe

Obama Tells Public, ‘Trust Me’
Public says “Nope.”*

*at least we would hope.


5 posted on 01/15/2014 8:48:11 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: yoe

The dictator-in-chief (DIC), telling the masses to trust him. All you have to do is convert to islam, embrace communism, and accept that the US will become a third world shithole, and all will be well under king Hussein I.


6 posted on 01/15/2014 8:48:50 AM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: yoe

7 posted on 01/15/2014 8:53:24 AM PST by Grampa Dave ( Obamacare is a Trinity of Lies! Obamaganda is failing 24/7/365! Obamaganda will fail 24/7/365!)
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To: LucianOfSamasota
When one of my kids grinned and said, “Trust me,” I knew exactly what was going to happen next. That young person was about to execute an end run around the established rules. I love my children, and I was waiting to correct them, forcibly if necessary, when the transgression occurred. Now they are grown, and when they say, “Trust me,” I can.

Mr. Obama cannot be trusted, especially by the people who foolishly made him the most powerful man on earth. Too bad nobody cared enough about him to teach him right and wrong. Too late now.

8 posted on 01/15/2014 8:53:58 AM PST by July4
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To: yoe

“Nearly six months ago, President Obama sought to temper outrage over the nation’s mushrooming surveillance programs by pledging new steps to balance privacy and safety. “It’s not enough for me, as president, to have confidence in these programs,” he said. “The American people need to have confidence in them as well.”

Oh sure, lay it off on the “American People”, Mr. Obama. I can’t think of a single other case during your tenure when you actually challenged the “American People” to exercise their judgment. I also can’t think of another matter that was of importance to you where you didn’t “steamroll” the “American People” despite what they thought on the subject.

Looks like you’re trying to wiggle out of your share of the responsibility for the invasion of privacy being committed by your government in the name of “national security”.


9 posted on 01/15/2014 9:12:32 AM PST by Tallguy
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To: yoe; COUNTrecount; Nowhere Man; FightThePower!; C. Edmund Wright; jacob allen; Travis McGee; ...

Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping!

To get onto The Nut-job Conspiracy Theory Ping List you must threaten to report me to the Mods if I don't add you to the list...

10 posted on 01/15/2014 9:54:09 AM PST by null and void (We need to shake this snowglobe up.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman; All
Obama Tells Public, 'Trust Me'

I have a very good friend who's Jewish. He says that in Hebrew, "Trust me" translates to "Screw You".

11 posted on 01/15/2014 10:04:31 AM PST by wbill
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To: wbill

That translation is as universal as the word “no.”


12 posted on 01/15/2014 10:15:35 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: yoe

I agree, but at the direction of his handlers.


13 posted on 01/15/2014 10:20:19 AM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: yoe

Dear Leader Kim-Barrack demands we trust him, or else.


14 posted on 01/15/2014 10:23:20 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: yoe
I honestly don't think he gives a whit about America...

He doesn't "not give a whit about America".

He was raised from his mother's knee to loathe freedom, to loathe Western Civilization and most of all to loathe this country.

His fondest desire, and that of the barbarians on the other end of his BlackBerry, is to destroy this country, to leave it aspiring to rise to the level of third-world socialist dungheap, with most of us dead and the rest in chains.

15 posted on 01/15/2014 10:30:34 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Yollopoliuhqui
I'd like to join Commander Riker in applauding your most excellent post:


16 posted on 01/15/2014 10:42:17 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: yoe
Obama Tells Public, 'Trust Me'

Oh that is precious - is there a video clip of it? Should be played over and over interspersed with "If you like your health insurance......."

Lips moving out comes lies
17 posted on 01/15/2014 10:48:13 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: null and void




Support your Free Republic



18 posted on 01/15/2014 11:02:30 AM PST by Lady Jag (Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying society. - Aristotle)
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To: null and void

yeah sure thing… that’s right up there on omg to do list


19 posted on 01/15/2014 11:41:10 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Yollopoliuhqui; Old Sarge
Four obstacles stand in their way- the evaporation of global warming as a universally accepted issue, armed Americans with the cojones to be dangerous, whistleblowers and the radicals’ own blind incompetence and desperation. If Americans can be shown the insanity that underlies the CPUSA propaganda, we should have a series of fun TV + popcorn events.

Fifth obstacle: They consistently S**T on the military rank-and-file. This is NOT the way to build loyalty in the ranks. Take a look at how other tyrants have had relationships with their militaries. Seldom are they completely hostile to the goals of one another, and tyrants almost NEVER work against the prosperity and security of the miltary class.

Obama might get the perfumed prince class of General, but rank and file needs to be on board for this to work.

20 posted on 01/15/2014 11:51:26 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Old Sarge

No problem, crew chief, plenty more where that came from.


21 posted on 01/15/2014 6:07:52 PM PST by Yollopoliuhqui
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