GOPers Votes to Sustain NSA Abuse
(and yes, it is massive abuse on a grand scale)
More fear from the GOP and it still sells ... the question is why. Story from NY Times here:
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping overhaul of the once-secret National Security Agency (NSA) program that collects records of Americans’ phone calls in bulk.
Democrats and a handful of Republicans who supported the measure fell two votes short of the 60 votes they needed to take up the legislation, which sponsors named the U.S.A. Freedom Act.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, worked hard to defeat the bill, which had the support of the Obama administration and a coalition of technology companies, including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo.
“This is the worst possible time to be tying our hands behind our backs,” McConnell said before the vote, expressing the concerns of those who argued that the program was a vital tool in the fight against terrorism.
The GOP: standing for massive secrecy, government snooping, invasion of privacy, and the unmitigated gall to say: “We stand with the American people.”
I say bullshit and this action proves beyond any doubt that the GOP is anti-privacy in any form ... in a word, the GOP is running scared and spreading fear along the way.