Steve Palmer reminds us of this quote:

“This is legislation that puts our own Justice Department above the law. When National Security Letters are issued, they allow federal agents to conduct any search on any American, no matter how extensive or wide-ranging, without ever going before a judge to prove that the search is necessary.”

What we should learn from this story is that there is no difference between Democrats and Republicans: their major goal is and has always been obtaining power and control over others.




  1. soundwash says:

    SURPRISE!

    -people have become so gullible.

    -s

  2. Greg Allen says:

    >> Hmeyers said, on March 2nd, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    >> I’ve noticed very little “change” that matters, but the rhetoric is better.

    I’m happy we have a president who understands that tax cuts for the rich aren’t the only solution for a crashed economy.

    If we had elected McCain, that’s was the only solution we ever would have gotten, just like with Bush.

    And even TRYING to fix healthcare for average Americans? It never would have even occurred to him, just like with Bush.

    Stopping torture? McCain grooved in it, just like Bush. More torture! Not and end to it.

    Getting Muslim countries to help us fight Al Qaeda? With McCain, forget about it… just like Bush, he would have alienated all our allies and our potential allies.

    Equal pay for women? Absolutely not friggin way with McCain, just like with Bush.

    A raise in the minimum wage for workers who desperately need it? McCain as well as Bush would NEVER have allowed this.. it might mean a 0.0001% ding in the income of their rich benefactors!

    Credit for small businesses? Unless they are gigantic corporations, neither Mccain nor Bush would give two craps about those guys.

    A jobs bill for average Americans? The idea never would have even OCCURRED to McCain or Bush. Jobs are for socialists!

    McCain or Bush doing a credit card bill to protect average Americans? Both of them would have laughed at even the idea.

    How about the tax cuts for middle class people we got under Obama?

    McCain, Bush and their uber-rich buddies would have gotten a good laugh about that over their cuban cigars and $500 a bottle brandy.

    Pay as you go? Absolutely no friggin’ way Bush or McCain would EVER have rejected borrow-and-spend conservatism. Neither of those guys ever paid for a single thing in their lives.

    And the list goes on and on.

    If you never noticed any of these differences, you had your head in the mud.

  3. Dallas says:

    #26 which higher forces? Aliens? Zeus?

    [Ha ha, you’re so cute you get a pat on the head… – ed.]

  4. Greg Allen says:

    Here’s the difference.

    When Bush and the GOP do MAJOR flip flops — and they’ve done some doozies — the Republicans don’t even notice. Hell, they defend the hell out of it, every time.

    The whole conservative movement are a bunch of shameless cynical flip floppers.

    It’s hilarious hearing them carp and whine about the health care bill being “rammed through” when none of them made a peep when the Patriot Act was rushed through without a debate or even a cursory reading.

    As for me, I criticize Obama for signing this piece of crap the GOP foisted on America when they collectively crapped on the constitution after 911.

  5. Derek says:

    I love the liberal defense…

    “Well Bush did it too!”

    So what you are saying is that the Democrats are just as fucked up as the Republicans. Honestly, do read the tripe you type? How much of a two party whore can you possibly be when you fight one side ruthlessly, and defend it when your party does the exact same thing? If it’s wrong when your enemy does it, it’s just as wrong when you do it! Grow a pair and defend your COUNTRY, not your damn party for once!

  6. Hmeyers says:

    @33 Greg Allen

    I would never in a million years want McCain as President. The guy is absolutely incompetent.

    “I’m happy we have a president who understands that tax cuts for the rich aren’t the only solution for a crashed economy.”

    +1 Obama. I do like that. At the same time, that massive stimulus package was like firing a blank and spending $1.5 trillion to do it.

  7. Phydeau says:

    What are you wingnuts bitching about? You voted for McCain, who would have done what Obama did, and probable worse.

    It’s us liberals who have the right to bitch. We thought he’d be different from the fascist statists you wingnuts love. Our bad.

  8. jman says:

    #33 is smoking some good stuff

    he’s in his own alternate reality, a bizarro world that is the exact opposite of this real world

  9. MikeN says:

    Dallas, most of the provisions were made permanent. Obama signed an extension of the portions that were not made permanent.

  10. smittybc says:

    #40That’s because the Left has you buy into a narrative that makes reality irrelevant. All you need to know is Republican evil and bad, Democrat pure and good. It’s like a giant “Easy” button for critical thinking. You just need to get them to believe you can do anything.

  11. Phydeau says:

    How’s that bipartisan spirit coming, little pedro? Managed to criticize any Republicans yet? 😉

    #42 Excellent case of projection, kiddo. Wingnuts have Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck to take your marching orders from. There’s your “Easy” button right there… megadittos, smittybc! 🙂

  12. Phydeau says:

    #45 Excellent reasoning skills little pedro! You were successfully able to restrain yourself from calling me an Obama worshiper. You realized that I had just been criticizing him, and a person who’s criticizing a politician can’t be classified as someone who worships that politician. There’s hope for you yet! 🙂

    Go sheeple!

  13. noname says:

    Obama, has no problems being two faced. Being pragmatic and two faced are two different things.

  14. NelsonOH says:

    Does it really matter who’s in the oval office? The moment the candidate begins to accept significant campaign donations (read: lobbyist money) he accepts the ties that bind. There’s no free lunch. Think: quid pro quo.

  15. deowll says:

    What can I say? Change you can believe in.

  16. Phydeau says:

    #47 Aw, you were doing so well… another relapse. 🙁

  17. Good post here defining the Patriot Act and its ability to impose martial law on the country. Obama has consistently mislead American’s about his intentions, one lie after another. Thanks for the post.

  18. NoGuff says:

    Shocked, SHOCKED I am to find out that gambling is going on here!!


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