The leading defenders of the NSA specifically and America’s Surveillance State generally are now found among self-identified Democrats

Just as Democrats went from vehement critics of Bush’s due-process-free War on Terror policies to vocal cheerleaders of Obama’s drone kills and even Guantanamo imprisonments, the leading defenders of the NSA specifically and America’s Surveillance State generally are now found among self-identified Democrats. That was embodied by the key role Nancy Pelosi – one of the most vocal NSA critics during the Bush years – played in almost single-handedly saving the NSA from last week’s House vote. If someone had told you back in 2007 that greatest support for NSA surveillance would be found among Democrats, many would find the very idea ludicrous. But such is life in the Age of Obama: one of his most enduring legacies is transforming his party from pretend-opponents of the permanent National Security State into its most enthusiastic supporters.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jul/29/poll-nsa-surveillance-privacy-pew

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