Patriot Act Supporter Upset Over Privacy Being Violated

WASHINGTON – Demanding a thorough investigation, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is furious that a private strategy session was recorded by unknown individuals—not unlike how unknown individuals with the FBI can legally wiretap American citizens because of the websites they visit. The meeting focused on the prospect that actress Ashley Judd might run for McConnell’s Senate seat.

“This is what you get from the political left in America,” said the man who supported the Patriot Act, which allows authorities to spy on an person or place without disclosing who or what they are going to monitor

“Much like Nixon in Watergate, that is what the political left does these days,” added the senator who also supports intelligence agencies being able to retrieve the financial and communication records of people not suspected of breaking the law.

Louisville NPR affiliate station WFPL reported on Thursday that founders of the liberal super PAC Progress Kentucky were responsible for taping the meeting of the elected official who upheld legislation that gives the government easier access to personal voicemails. The recording of the strategy session was subsequently sent to the magazine Mother Jones.

In a 2007 op-ed titled “Patriot Games,” McConnell pointed out that there has not been “a single successful attack on U.S. soil since the morning we awoke to the danger and acted on it in our laws.” Likewise, there has not been a single successful attack on the U.S. since political figures have had their fundraising events and meetings unknowingly recorded.

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  • Avatar of Morley
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 3:20 pm 0Likes

    This man is the start of what George Orwell’s “1984” is all about. These people must be stopped before they can turn an already failing US into a totalitarian nation.

  • Avatar of Faith Brasseaux
    Faith Brasseaux
    Posted April 12, 2013 at 3:59 pm 0Likes

    If you ask me, there’s an attack on American soil right now. Unfortunately we’re being attacked by our own government taking away our right to bear arms, to protect ourselves from predators, otherwise known as criminals that like to break into our homes, a place that should be safe. Our homes will become an open target for these predators if they know that our protection is no longer allowed. The police will only get there ‘after’ the fact. This is an OUTRAGE. Our government should be PROTECTING this law, not abolishing it. It is what they were placed there for in the first place. Lets see who has the courage to do what’s right and take a stand for keeping our amendment rights in effect.

    • Avatar of Sick and tired
      Sick and tired
      Posted April 12, 2013 at 4:24 pm 0Likes

      Faith, PLEASE pay some attention to your other rights as well.

      • Avatar of ex Kaybecer
        ex Kaybecer
        Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm 0Likes

        With gun nuts, their guns are the only right they wish to protect. Which explains the horrible shape the US has been in since 1980, with a brief respite under Clinton.

        • Avatar of Michael Arnold
          Michael Arnold
          Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm 0Likes

          Hear! Hear! They complain about the “predators” out there yet want to do nothing about except buy more guns to kill them!

          Reagan destroyed the public mental safety net in his “welfare queen” tirade and we are now seeing the results of it. They REFUSE to allow affordable, if not free, health care for those that need it the most. They refuse to allow stricter background checks and regulations for firearms because of their irrational and borderline delusional fear that the government is going to come after them some day.

          They refuse to realize that the Constitution is a “fluid” document that must adapt to changing times. All other amendments are fair game except their precious 2nd amendment. They refuse to realize that this country was FOUNDED on religious freedom.

          All while all their, and our, other rights are being slowly taken away.

    • Avatar of Robert Cooksey
      Robert Cooksey
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:19 pm 0Likes

      Faith, I support your right to bear arm, seems they might be a bit hairy, though

    • Avatar of chanceofrainne
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:34 pm 0Likes

      Funny thing, though, how none of your paranoid ranting is actually taking place.

    • Avatar of John Abramson
      John Abramson
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm 0Likes

      Hey faith! Have you been paying attention at all? No legislation is being brought up or even proposed to confiscate your guns. None at all. I don’t know where you are getting your information. Maybe you can share your source with us. I would like to know who exactly is saying this, because so far the only legislation that is being pushed with any success involves background checks. If you think Americans should be able to purchase fire arms regardless of their criminal or mental health history, then you deserve to live in a police state.

    • Avatar of Michael
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm 0Likes

      Faith, show me ONE PIECE of legislation that has even HINTED at taking away our right to bear arms. Better regulation IS NEEDED and is required by the rarely mentioned first part of the VERY SAME 2nd amendment where it says, “A WELL REGULATED militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” What do you suppose “well regulated” means?

    • Avatar of Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
      Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:01 pm 0Likes

      I’m not sure any of this is even really about guns. We have some Casper’s (very WHITE) that are wanting to take WOMEN’S RIGHTS AWAY! Forget about a tyrant government! You mess with women and you will have serious problems. And you want to arm all of us…………
      This is not a threat. I don’t have to do anything but, sit back and watch! Your doing it to yourselves! Brilliant!

    • Avatar of bobbyDP
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm 0Likes

      If you look at other countries that had gun crimes committed as ours in the past; who implemented strict gun laws (not just on assault weapons or extended magazines) like Australia. Their crime rates have significantly decreased. No one is saying you shouldn’t own a gun to protect yourself in your home. Just not an assault weapon that can kill hundreds in a matter of a minute. GET THE PICTURE?

      • Avatar of bobbyDP
        Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:19 pm 0Likes

        Faith, you are apparently listening/watching Rush Limbaugh and Fox (False) News. When you should learn to discern and research through a neutral source such as FACTCHECKS.ORG

  • Avatar of Dave Kruse
    Dave Kruse
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm 0Likes

    The tea party/gop are the New World Order puppets!

    • Avatar of bobbyDP
      Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:05 pm 0Likes

      I’ve been saying this for years. Austerity is means to break down the citizens for the Anti Christ to prevail.

  • Avatar of Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm 0Likes

    I sent him a letter the other day regarding his behavior! It went like this!

    Dear Senator McConnell, ‎4/‎9/‎2013
    I’m sorry you need a Reality Check and I’m about to give you just that! Day 2, email #2. Who the HELL do you think you are? Have you lost your DAMN mind? Sorry, you make me want to curse. People don’t understand you! We don’t fear you, We fear for you! We all want to get reasonable solutions for mental health in our country and you want to take these very serious issues to use against Ashley Judd, of all people, for your own political gain. Ashley is ten times more of a person then you will ever be. America respects her for dealing with her issues in a responsible way. We can not say the same for you! I challenge you to admit yourself for a psychological examination. You are truly deranged! I pitied you when you were whining about how someone bugged your office, trying to take the focus off of yourself. Expected from a 3 year old, but this compiled with your paranoid delusional fantasies, is very disturbing. You and your gang of 13 are the 1-9% (give or take a % of error). Unlike the fact that WE THE PEOPLE don’t matter to you, we know for certain you are powerless and full of OLD HOT AIR! Your balloon has burst and it is time to run and hide like you always do, when things get tough! COWARD! To be continued……….
    Kathleen Kitchen

  • Avatar of Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm 0Likes

    the 2nd! I can’t believe how incredibly STUPID this whole conversation
    is. It’s based on 200+ years ago. Why is this really being debated? Some
    more psychological warfare from our homeland terrorist in Congress and
    the NRA! This is the NRA’s outlook.
    If we hijack the 2nd amendment and mold it into a suitable situation
    which allows the sales of guns to everyone regardless of anything,
    because it’s everybody’s constitutional right. Then we are unstoppable.
    We need to dismantle them now! Relieve them of duty. They are a cancer of the worst kind!

  • Avatar of bobbyDP
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:06 pm 0Likes

    Your number 2 scenario is on point.

  • Avatar of Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm 0Likes

    trying to make sense of any of this, how can the 2nd be relevant? It’s
    based on hearsay and the guys that know what it truly means are dead.
    They won’t be able to testify.

  • Avatar of Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Kathleen Connolly Kitchen
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm 0Likes

    just have one more question. How many more of our rights are we going
    to sell to the highest bidder? Our 2nd amendment has been hijacked by
    TERRORIST who reside within the NRA and our Federal government! And
    America cheers them on? EMBARRASSING!

  • Avatar of bobbyDP
    Posted April 13, 2013 at 4:11 pm 0Likes

    Your assessment and ideology is on point.

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