Benghazi, IRS, NSA, Fast and Furious, James Rosen, Associated Press.
Once upon a time those words would had almost nothing to do with each other, but now they are together one major problem for the American people and the government.
During a speech on June 7th in San Jose, California our Commander in Chief had this to say in response to the fact that the NSA has been trampling all over the 4th amendment in the most egregious manner:
If people can’t trust not only the executive branch but also don’t trust Congress, and don’t trust federal judges, to make sure that we’re abiding by the Constitution with due process and rule of law, then we’re going to have some problems here.
– President Obama via Breitbart.com
This would almost be funny if it weren’t for how galling it is. It’s like he believes that America’s short term memory is so fallible that he can hit the reset switch between each scandal and we won’t remember them.
Then again, considering how little coverage most of the main stream media is giving to most of these scandals (and how much time left wing news, like MSNBC and ThinkProgress, have devoted to trying to pretend these scandals aren’t important at all and crazy right wing nuts are trumping them up) maybe he’s right about part of the American populace.
Or maybe he’s the one with a lack of short term memory.
To bad for Obama, it looks like there is going to be a problem because the American people don’t trust the government anymore.
According to Rasmussen 52% of Americans do not believe that the Government can be trusted to use the Constitution as a guide to surveillance.
68% think that Obama is lying about the government not listening to our private phone calls.
58% of Democrats believe the government is listening to our private conversations.
Only 26% of the population approves of the surveillance.
And nearly half (46%) of Americans believe the government has spied on them. (If an NSA operative is reading this, I can totally explain those text messages I sent last week.)
Even worse, now that the NSA has the power, I doubt they will be convinced to give it up. I mean, what would they do with that installation in Utah otherwise. Can’t wast government funds after all.
So yeah, I think we have a problem.
And, despite Reagan’s 11th commandment, I have to say something to the “Conservatives” who are supporting this gross violation of American civil liberties.
Benjamin Franklin is doing his best to jump out of his grave to come bitch slap you and I’ll be happy to help him.
“They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”