The following day he voted in favor of the new FISA bill. Apparently, he was always in favor of it, we just weren't listening to him.
In a statement issued on his website last week, Obama explained his reason for supporting the new FISA bill:
"The ability to monitor and track individuals who want to attack the United States is a vital counter-terrorism tool, and I'm persuaded that it is necessary to keep the American people safe."However, Rush Limbaugh on his radio program Thursday remarked:
Here is a man, a member of a party which has for the last year or longer done everything it can to weaken America's defenses and ability to be forewarned via surveillance of the next terrorist attack. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, the Democrat Party, have tried to undermine the FISA court, they've tried to undermine the FISA bill..."Mega Dittos!"
Now, if it's important for Obama to size up the need to prevent another terrorist attack with an election coming, why was it irrelevant to protect the country from a terrorist attack a year ago when the election was not right around the corner?
A year ago Obama can rail against FISA, rail and get all his left-wing troops all railed up about the fact that Bush is spying on them, intercepting their phone calls, reading their computer e-mails, violating everybody's civil rights, now all of a sudden when there's an election out there, it's okay because we gotta stop terrorism?
Thomas Sowell: "Back in the days of “The Lone Ranger” program, someone would ask, “Who is that masked man?” People need to start asking that question about Obama."