Hey, remember when you could tell the difference between Republicans and Democrats, or at least they cared enough to try to fool you into thinking there was a difference?*
No? Okay. Never mind. Business as usual as Dianne Feinstein (D-State of Hypocrisy) defends the NSA’s surveillance programs. Whenever I read this kind of thing I’m reminded of an abuse victim defending his or her abuser: “You don’t understand him like I do!”
Dianne Feinstein, the chair of the US Senate committee charged with holding the intelligence establishment to account, declared on Monday that the National Security Agency’s mass collection of phone records is “not surveillance” and should be maintained as an essential tool to combat terrorism.
Feinstein made the case for retaining the program, which routinely collects and stores the phone records millions of Americans, in an op-ed for USA Today, in which she wrote that the NSA’s work had been “effective in helping to prevent terrorist plots against the US and our allies”.