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  1. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Key holes & listening ears…a sad day when USA is seen this way. What has happened since 2008 is Obama—the “Nowhere Man”.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 3 years ago

    @mrs1wing

    Ahem


    The US was seen in a much worse light a few years back. The NSA revelations haven’t changed it much. We non-Americans understand spying is done by everyone; I think a few allies’ leaders and citizens may have been taken aback by the extent this spying was taking place on them, and for economic reasons no less, not security.
    Personally, I’m not at all surprised. I await the day when more revelations come to light that show how much other states spy on each others’ leaders, too, including attempts on your leader and your country’s economic comings & goings.
    And while I raise a surprised eyebrow at all the surprise generated, no, I don’t condone the spying.

  3. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    @mrs1wing

    The depths of empty partisan bile spewed and believed by so-called “conservatives” never ceases to amaze me.

    The NSA was created in 1952 by Truman. It’s expansions of power were voted on by Congress. It’s expansion of powers were approved by Congress. Nearly every single member of Congress voted to ratify the Patriot act, not just Obama. The more recent extension was also ratified by Congress. In fact, only four Republicans voted against extending provisions of the Patriot act. (Two abstained.)

    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/senate/1/84

    So what exactly do you mean by your comment?

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Why are Republicans trying to pin the blame solely on Obama? Only 4 Senate Republicans voted against extending provisions of the Patriot Act. Two abstained. Only 31 out of 240 House Republicans voted against it. 13 abstained.

    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/senate/1/84

    http://politics.nytimes.com/congress/votes/112/house/1/376

  5. omQ R

    omQ R said, about 3 years ago

    …while the rest of the world watches on, bemused, looking at Obama and Bush simply as Americans. They couldn’t care a toss about internal partisanship, they just see American presidents doing the usual.
    shrug

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “That wasn’t the beginning, but it was the beginning of the end.”

    The beginning of the end actually started under Carter with the enactment of Public Law 95-511, 95th Congress, the “Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978” dated Oct 25, 1978. We’ve gotten to where we are because Clinton made minor changes while Bush and Obama made major changes.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 3 years ago

    It didn’t START in 2008, but it was OKAY until then, because it was “their guy” doing it.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 3 years ago

    “Would you consider that changes in technology, as much or more than any administration, have fueled the present situation?”

    Undoubtedly. I can see the reasoning of “We can now do this so we shall.” that the various administrations approved. I don’t believe the denials of all of the administration officials over the years that they didn’t know the extent of the surveillance. That many administrations couldn’t possibly employ that many incompetent administrators. Stonewall and deny until you have no choice but to admit to it, and then only partially admit or admit with a lot of obfuscation to what you were doing.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @omQ R

    You think America was seen in a better light a few years ago. Right!

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    @Jase99

    All true but after the law is passed who is responsible for the proper execution of the laws? The executive branch.

  11. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Boy your angry at both sides but do you really believe President Obama did not know illegal wire taps were going on. Come on. You do know the wire taps we are talking about are the same ones allowing the FBI and some other people to listen in while the suspects move from one communication device to another right?

  12. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    Oh like Obamacare who are the purists, now Obama is saying, I never said “If you like your insurance policy you can keep it”. They passed this farce after Pelosi said, “We have to pass this to know what is in it”. Who are the purists?

    Oh buy the way Pelosi, Obama, Reid they are rich so the democrats at the moment are the “PLUTOCRATS”, that you claim to hate so much.

  13. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 3 years ago

    No your are wrong, turning America’s back on its allies, even its own in Benghazi. Now the failure of Obamacare people overseas are seeing us very badly.

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