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Obama faces Dem backlash over latest NSA revelations
fox news ^ | staff

Posted on 08/16/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT by Nachum

The Obama administration faced a backlash from congressional Democrats on Friday following revelations that the National Security Agency broke privacy rules and overstepped its authority thousands of times since 2008.

The details were reported late Thursday in The Washington Post, based on an audit and other secret documents provided by NSA leaker Edward Snowden. The report challenged claims by President Obama just last week that the NSA was not abusing its authority, and complicated his effort to reassure Americans and Congress that -- with a little more oversight and transparency -- the surveillance programs are nothing to be worried about.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the latest reports "extremely disturbing."

Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said: "Reports that the NSA repeatedly overstepped its legal boundaries, broke privacy regulations and attempted to shield required disclosure of violations are outrageous, inappropriate and must be addressed."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Colorado; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: backlash; benghazi; california; colorado; dem; dictator; edwardsnowden; fastandfurious; impeachnow; irs; mikethompson; nancypelosi; nsa; obama; oregon; revelations; scandal; spying; stalinesque

1 posted on 08/16/2013 5:51:57 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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2 posted on 08/16/2013 5:52:34 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

Pelosi will wave her hands, frown a lot, and propose perfectly meaningless legislation about this. Inside every progressive is a totalitarian.


3 posted on 08/16/2013 5:56:00 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Nachum
"Reports that the [Obama Administration's] NSA repeatedly overstepped its legal boundaries, broke privacy regulations and attempted to shield required disclosure of violations are outrageous, inappropriate and must be addressed."

They vet the enemy and he is us.

4 posted on 08/16/2013 5:59:00 PM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: ModelBreaker

I am hoping for a candle in the darkness here. Pelosi and other Democrats are starting to understand that the Obama administration has dirt on EVERY POLITICIAN!


5 posted on 08/16/2013 6:00:47 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Nachum
One of the talking point was area code 202 typed in the computer instead of country code 20.

Yeah, right.

6 posted on 08/16/2013 6:04:10 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: ModelBreaker

Pelosi will wave her hands, frown a lot, and propose perfectly meaningless legislation about this.

In other words just another day for Pelosi. I wonder if she has found a way to funnel money to husband through this?


7 posted on 08/16/2013 6:17:10 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Nachum

The minute Obama starts to hurt, permanently hurt, the Democrat party, Joe and Harry and Nancy will make that long walk to the back door of the White House to tell Obama that he’s sick.


8 posted on 08/16/2013 6:29:37 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Nachum
Will not forget Michele Bachmann saying to Beck that she had no proof the NSA EVER violated any secrecy laws, and defending them.

They must have something on her, or her family. I don't buy the reason she gave for not running for office again.

9 posted on 08/16/2013 6:31:11 PM PDT by Errant
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To: Nachum
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the latest reports "extremely disturbing."

You mean the same Pelosi Galore who drove many Dems to vote against a bill defunding the NSA if it spied upon Americans? Talk is very cheap.

10 posted on 08/16/2013 6:31:31 PM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Nachum

BullCRAP. They adore Obamugabe. Worship him....and Hitlery.

This is ALL posing...all posing until they get their little poodles in the media to put a spin on it that makes Obamugabe a hero...


11 posted on 08/16/2013 6:35:22 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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12 posted on 08/16/2013 6:37:03 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Nachum

Do yourself a favor. Be as invisible as possible. Don’t inadvertently volunteer information.


13 posted on 08/16/2013 7:26:21 PM PDT by upchuck (My therapist says I have a preoccupation with vengeance. We'll see about that!)
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To: Nachum

Dem backlash...

Is there an election coming up, or something?


14 posted on 08/16/2013 7:35:49 PM PDT by Chaguito
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To: Nachum

Backlash?! What are they going to do? Wring their hands and what else?


15 posted on 08/16/2013 7:43:39 PM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Nachum

NSA is a highly capable tool. It directs its efforts according to the orders it receives from its leadership which, in this case, definitely includes His Wonderfulness.


16 posted on 08/16/2013 9:01:41 PM PDT by Rembrandt (Part of the 51% who pay Federal taxes)
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But the idiots are okay with turning their private medical records and history over to govt bureaucracy.


17 posted on 08/16/2013 9:03:24 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Nachum

Hmmmm, Pelosi actually going public with disapproval, even if feigned, more than likely?

Just wait. People will get what they voted for with this Democratic nonsense for 5 years. Wait until all 8 years kick in everywhere.


18 posted on 08/16/2013 9:35:43 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Errant

Yep, her entire statement and reasoning seemed odd. Something wasn’t right about it.


19 posted on 08/16/2013 9:46:27 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Enterprise

Democratic voters with anything like a functioning brain (and yes, they DO exist) will clearly understand here that the reins of that machinery won’t always be in Dem hands. This is NOT going away. And, it’s starting to hurt business; all US hardware and software manufacturers, a few already under suspicion, are getting re-evaluated in Europe and Asia because of the assumption of the existence of backdoors. And here, we were pointing the finger at China...!


20 posted on 08/16/2013 10:31:34 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: ModelBreaker

“Pelosi will wave her hands, frown a lot, and propose perfectly meaningless legislation about this. Inside every progressive is a totalitarian.”

At this point, due to botox paralysis, I do not think that she can manage anything that could be actually be construed as a “frown”.


21 posted on 08/16/2013 10:34:23 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: Nachum
Once this communist regime is voted out of power, the people will have the option to FOIA Pelosi's recorded audio phone records, and publically post the orgies, sex with animals, and other vile filth this communist b#tch allegedly involved herself with while acting as Speaker of the House.


NSA has you on tape, you old, nasty swinger! Let's hear Pelosi moan! Bring on the Donkey!
22 posted on 08/17/2013 12:40:47 AM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: blueunicorn6
No Way....he has the DIRT on ALL of them.

Democrats are Law-Less

Republicans are Ball-Less.

23 posted on 08/17/2013 1:55:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Errant

Beck has also said , for the last 5 years, to clean their closets of the skeletons for they would be exposed.


24 posted on 08/17/2013 2:38:10 AM PDT by lucky american (The Democrats will follow the big "D"even if it means going over a cliff.)
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To: ModelBreaker

Pelosi called the REPORTS extremely disturbing - I’ll bet she has no problem with the actual activities...


25 posted on 08/17/2013 3:18:20 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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Thanks Nachum.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the latest reports "extremely disturbing."
..."Clearly those who publish such disturbing reports need to be investigated by Congress."


26 posted on 08/17/2013 4:00:33 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Nachum

The dem backlash will be because occasionally, the NSA “wasted”
time spying on overseas terrorists instead of devoting all its time and resources on Tea Party groups, conservatives, returning veterans and libertarians.


27 posted on 08/17/2013 6:29:00 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: ModelBreaker

I don’t believe there’s any corruption democrats would be outraged about... If they’re concerned about the NSA it means they think the NSA has something on them.


28 posted on 08/17/2013 7:56:48 AM PDT by GOPJ ( When the state knows all but difference between right and wrong, it won't end well--Steyn)
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To: Nachum

When will America collectively say “Enough is enough”?


29 posted on 08/17/2013 8:33:13 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: NCC-1701

When they’ve had enough of the Kardashians.
Go back to sleep, it’s going to be alright.


30 posted on 08/17/2013 9:45:42 AM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: goron
The above post should have began with the word 'imagine', as in one can only imagine. John Lennon's tune might include the lyric, 'imagine all the orgies'.. Whereas, in my opinion the Senate itself is one huge get nothing done filthy orgy, and Democrats are donkeys, and vile animals. Imagine 'sex' is the legislation that never gets passed in this gridlock.

I doubt Nancy cares about the public's privacy, so in my opinion I can only imagine what the NSA hears..
31 posted on 08/17/2013 1:24:14 PM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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To: Nachum

I will not be surprised when it is discovered that Obama was preparing to fulfill the weatherman dream of murdering millions of Americans.


32 posted on 08/17/2013 6:53:50 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: NCC-1701
When will America collectively say “Enough is enough”?

That is a good question. I'm guessing...never...

There are two types of Americans: idiots and cowards

the good ones end up getting killed in the line of duty.
33 posted on 08/17/2013 6:53:50 PM PDT by Wanderer99
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To: Nachum

Elections coming up


34 posted on 08/17/2013 6:55:24 PM PDT by Diggity
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To: Nachum
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called the latest reports "extremely disturbing." Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, said: "Reports that the NSA repeatedly overstepped its legal boundaries, broke privacy regulations and attempted to shield required disclosure of violations are outrageous, inappropriate and must be addressed."

Let's just wait until AFTER they get back from their August vacation and see if they actually MEAN what they say or whether it's likely just for show.

35 posted on 08/17/2013 10:44:52 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: boatbums

I’m betting to “show”


36 posted on 08/17/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT by Nachum (I am Breitbartacus!)
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To: Nachum

Sure won’t be to “place” and here’s hoping they never “win” again!


37 posted on 08/17/2013 11:19:30 PM PDT by boatbums (God is ready to assume full responsibility for the life wholly yielded to Him.)
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To: goron
Just a follow-up after re-interviewing the democrat homeless street-corner psychic that I hoped had the inside scoop on the Pelosi party scandal..

So, it turns out the democrat homeless street-corner psychic I paid $1 to give the accurate ALLEGED state of affairs was right on a couple of current events, with caveat. Namely, the evident of three animials within the Senate: Democrat (Donkey), Republican (Elephant), and Pig (as in PORK added to every bill):

So, what we have now to overcome is a sex law; Donkey, Elephant, Pig public view of the Congress/Senate procedure. Thus leaving Nancy looking like a swinger, as she uses us all to advance the politics of envy through taxation of small businesses and the individual mandate fines of Communist-ObamaCare crapola that we taxpayers consider 'legislative beastiality'.
38 posted on 08/17/2013 11:51:50 PM PDT by goron (If this be treason, make the most of it! - Patrick Henry)
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