Patient: Still seems intrusive. But I'm more relaxed about missing my flight.
Don’t be a bigger jerk than you have to, churchill. I said it was an appalling violation of our civil rights, I just didn’t cite Obama specifically. My primary concern was the original decision to pursue “security theater” instead of sensible efforts, but to your point – and with no sarcasm at all – I am happy to hammer Obama for his share of blame for continuing the original bad “security theater” policy and maintaining the bloated nonsense that is the TSA, as well as implementing this specific policy, which is, as I said, appalling and useless.
I think Obama gets Fs for his continuation of torture, imprisonment of terrorism suspects without recourse, and domestic spying policy as well. Bush started it – but Obama ran to stop it and restore civil rights, and has therefore doubly failed.
April 12, 2017