It’s the Democrats who back NSA spying

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Back during the Bush administration, many Democrats, including Senators Barack Obama and Joe Biden, opposed warrant-less wiretapping.   But now that the Democrats are in power, there has been a change of mind.

It is a great example of how much politics is a matter of group loyalty rather than loyalty to principle.  Obamaphiles are in favor of whatever President Obama favors, and Obamaphobes are opposed, no matter what.

Presidents Ronald Reagan was noted for “dog whistles”—phraseology that the general public didn’t notice, but that reassured conservative Christians that he really was on their side.  President Obama has a genius for liberal dog whistles.  Liberals believe he is on our side at heart in spite of all the things he actually does.

Click on Majority Views NSA Phone Tracking as Acceptable Anti-Terror Tactic for the complete results of the Pew Research poll.

Click on Americans Disapprove of Government Surveillance Programs for the complete result of the Gallup poll.

Both Pew and Gallup found that the NSA surveillance program gets more support from Democrats than Republicans.

Click on Republicans oppose, Democrats support secret NSA surveillance for a report by the Los Angeles Times.

Click on Obama defends surveillance he decried as senator for a report by the Washington Examiner.

Click on The Leadership Trait that Barack Obama and Dick Cheney Share for comment by Conor Friedersdorf.  The shared trait is that they value their own judgment more highly than any law.

Hat tip to Mike Connelly.

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