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August 14, 2013

Obama, Who Publicly Calls the Debate over NSA Techniques Vital and Necessary, Privately Derides the Controversy as "Noise" Which Is Neither "Real" Nor "Meaningful"

There's shocked, and then there's shocked, and then there's what I am right now, which is not very shocked.

Swiped from Hot Air.

President Barack Obama privately derided the controversy over the blockbuster June 6 revelation of the National Security Agency’s far-reaching capabilities as “noise rather than something that’s real and meaningful,” said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

And what did Obama consider to be truly real and meaningful, unlike the "noise" about the NSA possibly (probably) infringing our rights to be free from government searches?

Well, one of his fake political micro-initiatives, naturally.

Instead of showcasing the president’s June 6 speech about a new plan to boost Internet use in schools, the major media in the United States and abroad were focused on Snowden’s claims that the NSA was copying huge quantities of private, commercial and criminal emails from around the world.

"A new plan to boost Internet use in schools" is what Obama considers his "real and meaningful" work, so much as to make him denigrate American's concerns over the abuse of the security state.

I can't seem to help thinking that this is a classic sign of narcissism-- whatever the narcissist wants, that is clearly the most important thing in the entire world, and these other things that you might think are important, well, that's just something stupid for babies, isn't it?

A new plan to boost internet use in schools. What the hell is this, 1996? This is what this brain trust thinks is a major policy initiative in education?

Oh, and his plan gets better, if that's possible.

The school-Internet project, dubbed ConnectEd, is expected to cost roughly $5 billion. Obama wants to pay for the program by having the Federal Communications Commission raise taxes on cell-phone owners, without any agreement from Congress.

Obama is pushing the controversial fund-raising scheme, according to the Washington Post, and told his staff that “We are here to do big things — and we can do this without Congress.”

I take my previous criticism back -- that is real and meaningful, though not in the way he imagines.


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