Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Glenn Greenwald — Major opinion shifts, in the US and Congress, on NSA surveillance and privacy

Pew finds that, for the first time since 9/11, Americans are now more worried about civil liberties abuses than terrorism
Tide turning?

The Guardian (UK)
Glenn Greenwald


Daniel said...
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Daniel said...

More like reflexive and opportunistic Republican opposition to anything Obama does (not that I'm defending or justifying what he does).

I'm just saying the moment a GOPer occupies the White House again, the Republican opposition to spying, from the elected officials in Washington on down to the elderly Fox News viewers in the local barbershop, will disappear so quickly it will almost be as if it never happened in the first place.

Malmo's Ghost said...

Daniel, you're spot on regarding the GOP. Opportunistic.

On the other hand, I know some right leaning people (only know a few to begin with) that feel pretty much that Snowden is a hero. I don't think GOP politicians reflect their rank and file on this issue, so perhaps they are pandering to them as much as they are opposing Obama.