Carol Platt Liebau: Dispelling Dem Myths

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Dispelling Dem Myths

My former boss, Senator Kit Bond, turned Patrick "Leaky" Leahy every which way but loose on the NewHour in a discussion about the NSA program. Read the transcript for yourself, because Senator Bond dispels a number of popular left-wing myths.

7 Comments:

Blogger wrabkin said...

I read the transcript, and here's what Bond said boils down to:

"Everything we do is legal, and you have to trust us.

Because if you don't let us do whatever we want to do whenever we want, you are endangering national security.

If there is a problem, we can investigate it.

Oh, and the fact that this administration refused to give its own justice department clearance to investigate, well, ignore that. Really, we'll get right on it."

This administration has lied about everything. Everything. And yet we're supposed to believe them about the most basic issues of freedom.

No.

That's it. No.

They've had six years of absolutely unfettered power, with absolutely no oversight by a rubber-stamp Republican congress -- and yes, that includes your former boss, who has gleefully given up his Constitutional duty in the chase for power and money, just like the rest of your party.

This is not a dictatorship. This is not a kingdom. And we are not ruled by the whim of one man and his assurance that he means us well.

And I can't wait to hear the Republican cries of "abuse of power" when there's a Democrat in the White House. You have already proven you believe that there is no such thing.

10:51 AM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

Wipe the drool, dude. Your paraphrase of what Bond said is typically inaccurate. What he said was that the appropriate people have been briefed and that there's nothing illegal in what they're doing. The fact is that the left insists on yelling foul until a foul can be found. If your guys can't come up with a better alternative, they need to back off and let the adults take care of business. This whining about privacy loss is just that: whining. No one's suffering under this program that isn't trying to kill Americans. YOUR concerns rise from your irrational hatred of Bush, his admin and Republicans in general. Take a pill.

10:00 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

Thanks, I was sitting here nashing my teeth, trying to think how to respond, and you said it for me. All I could think of is how does one respond when the writer mischaracterizes, then whoops/drones on with the old Bush lied/lies. The only point to which appears to be that Bush should brief al Quaeda on all our tactics. But no need, Pelosi, Reed, et al are doing fine in that regard. So what's the beef, the Bush lied crowd should be happy.

7:28 AM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

New developments: The Bush administration is tracking phone calls of reporters, according to those commies at ABC News.

Which I'm sure if fine for the Marshall Arts of the world -- they're so cowardly, they'll give up everything that makes America great if Big Daddy will just keep them safe from the boogie man.

But to people who care at all about civil liberties, the picture is getting clearer all the time -- the administration uses the NSA to track the phone calls of all Americans to find terrorists... and oh, yeah, reporters who might be getting leaks.

But it's all for our protection. There's absolutely no way they're using against their political enemies.

Oh, wait, you guys have said that reporters who print leaks are traitors. So I guess it's okay!

12:23 PM  
Blogger Bachbone said...

Uhhh, last I heard, it is still against the law to leak classified information. (Sen. Leahy - Democrat, that paragon of newly-found virtue who was booted off the Judiciary Committee for leaking ought to be able to tell us.) If ABC gets illegally leaked classified info, it and the leaker ought to be prosecuted. Sounds to me like security agencies are just trying to "connect the dots" like they have been bashed, trashed and smashed for not doing by then same bleaters who are now trying to stop them from collecting the dots to connect.

1:17 PM  
Blogger wrabkin said...

If the security agents are trying to "connect the dots" by grabbing the phone records of reporters without a warrant, then they are breaking the law.

I thought conservatives cared about the law.

1:44 PM  
Blogger dodger said...

New developments: The Bush administration is tracking phone calls of reporters, according to those commies at ABC News.

Comment: Good!

9:02 PM  

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