House Speaker John Boehner calls NSA Leaker a ‘Traitor’ and the Republican Party loses its soul.
By Mario Murillo
“House Speaker John Boehner today called NSA leaker Edward Snowden a “traitor” who put Americans at risk by releasing classified information to the media.
“He’s a traitor,” the highest ranking Republican in the House of Representatives said in an extensive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos. “The disclosure of this information puts Americans at risk. It shows our adversaries what our capabilities are. And it’s a giant violation of the law.”
Boehner endorsed President Obama’s characterization of two programs, which allow the NSA to gather information about phone calls made in the U.S. as well as information on foreign suspects collected from major internet companies, as critical to the government’s ability to fight terrorism. He said that there are “clear safeguards” built into the programs to protect Americans.
“The president outlined last week that these were important national security programs to help keep Americans safe, and give us tools to fight the terrorist threat that we face,” Boehner said. “The president also outlined that there are appropriate safeguards in place to make sure that there’s no snooping, if you will, on Americans here at home.”
Let me help you understand why Obama is about to get away with murder. By calling Edward Snowden a traitor the Republican Party has signaled surrender on all of the scandals. Yep, they did it today. John Boehner has sent Obama a peace offering that turned us into a one party nation.
Mark my word, without a miracle, you will see no action on Benghazi; you will hear that the IRS targeting the Tea Party,Conservatives, and Christians was from low level workers in Cincinnati and not the President. Any hope of to any hope of holding Obama responsible for his actions against the reporters at the Associated Press Benghazi, or James Rosen from Fox News is essentially out the window.
Today you watch and see Darrell Issa put on a short leash. Watch and see the media begin to crucify all who dare speak against the anointed one. Today Republicans drank the Kool-Aid, thinking that America will destroy them for appearing to be the Party of exposing scandals. They could not be more wrong. To be sure America is dangerously apathetic but they can and will respond to facts just as they did with Watergate.
The second disastrous lie is that Edward Snowden is a traitor. He saw the Obama heart. The president that has shown us what he does with classified information. He does not use it to protect Americans. If the NSA was so effective how could they have been watching the terrorists in Boston for ten years and took no action and in fact allowed them to live on Government subsidies? If there are safe guards against “snooping” how is it that the IRS and Eric Holder use private information, obtained illegally to persecute the Tea Party, giving out their private information to enemies? John Boehner knows there are no safeguards.
John Boehner should have found his conscience, held up the Constitution and shouted the Fourth Amendment: “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
Tossing Edward Snowden to the wolves is a historic stain on Republicans. He uncovered the greatest threat to the Bill of Rights in our lifetime. He did it on the heels of several other acts of tyranny by Obama on our individual freedoms. Now the one voice that could have stood up, right when we had the tyrant, is a lap dog.
In conclusion: Obama uses the intelligence agencies, the FBI, the CIA to expand and protect his job…that is why he has had no time to create a job for you. Obama uses the Justice Department, the Treasury Department and the State Department to go after his enemies not the enemies of law abiding Americans…that is why after all of the billions spend on these covert activities in the name of national security we cannot even protect our own in Benghazi and we live in a far more dangerous world than before he was president.
Obama is not trying to protect Americans from their enemies, he is trying to protect himself from Americans.