The Party That Brought You the Patriot Act Denounces the NSA as “Unconstitutional”
Today I learned the Republican Party can still surprise me with the depth of their bald-faced hypocrisy: RNC Slams ‘Unconstitutional’ NSA Spying.
The Republican National Committee passed a resolution Friday renouncing “unconstitutional” National Security Agency surveillance programs.
The resolution, affirmed by a voice vote at the GOP’s winter meeting, was a remarkable move from many of the same party activists who vigorously defended controversial surveillance programs during George W. Bush’s administration.
Yes, that’s right — the party that brought you the Patriot Act is now making a blatant, opportunistic bid for the libertarian crowd. Just ignore that history behind the curtain, folks.
It does make me wonder, though; what could possibly be the difference between the President we had then and the one we have now?