President Obama came out in defense of the federal government’s massive snooping program today. It was a rough start since he didn’t have his handy-dandy teleprompters and his written remarks weren’t waiting for him on the podium. After testily calling out “People” his remarks were delivered. From there he went on to say that nobody is listening to our phone calls and this is all just a bunch of hype. We’re just supposed to trust him.
“They make a difference in our capacity to anticipate and prevent possible terrorist activity,” Obama said. He added that the programs are “under very strict supervision by all three branches of government and they do not involve listening to people’s phone calls, do not involve reading the e-mails of U.S. citizens and U.S. residents.”
Wait, I thought the war on terror was over. And what good did any of this do to prevent the Boston Marathon bombing? They were warned about the Tsarnaev brothers and they still slipped through the cracks. But we’re supposed to continue to trust them? These are the same people that made up a story about an obscure video being the cause of the attack on our Benghazi consulate, jailed the filmmaker, and then continued to repeat the lie until it was completely obvious that they were full of BS. But now they want our trust. Just like we’re supposed to trust that the IRS doesn’t target people based on political affiliation or release confidential tax information to liberal news outlets during election campaigns.