Nobody in Government is spying on good people (defined as those on the left who were given passes by the IRS), just bad subversives, and the Government is in the very best of hands. Obviously. Just trust President Obama and his worthy minions and all will be well – just as we all know it already is.
In a Friday morning press conference in San Jose, Calif., President Obama took the stage to respond to criticism about the recently-unmasked phone surveillance program. The leaked court order sparked widespread privacy concerns and rapid-fire questions about the breadth of the program, forcing the executive branch on the defensive. Obama defended the National Security Agency’s power to collect mobile phone data, stressing that it’s solely for counter-terrorism purposes.
President Obama stressed the balance between security and freedom, explaining that the onus for oversight of the program is on Congress.
Obama was firm in highlighting that the NSA phone surveillance initiative is not a “Big Brother” program, incorporating “metadata” such as call time and location but involving no actual listening to
Video from 2005 of then-Senator Barack Obama criticizing the Patriot Act.