Looks Like There Is Some George Bush In Barack Obama Too
by James Glaser
June 26, 2008

The Democrats have been trying to pin George Bush's third term on John McCain, but they better be careful of what they put in people's minds.

Mathew Rothschild, writing for The Progressive yesterday, titled his column: "Obama's FISA Betrayal." Barack Obama is starting to get confident that he will be the next President, and he doesn't want Congress to take away all of George Bush's powers before he takes office.

Here is a quote from Obama. "Given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay." I don't think George Bush could have said it better. Here is what George said about the same law. "The bill allows our intelligence professionals to quickly and effectively monitor the plans of terrorists abroad, while protecting the liberties of Americans here at home."

What George and Barack are talking about is wire tapping American phone conversations without a court order. George Bush has been doing that for years, but now Congress is trying to put a stop to that. Barack Obama says this about the new law he wants passed. It "firmly reestablishes basic judicial oversight over all domestic surveillance."

Senator Russ Feingold calls this new law, "a farce" and "political cover." He went on and said, "Anybody who claims this is an OK bill, I really question if they've even read it."

People who become President of the United States are on the power trip of a life time. Barack Obama is no different that anyone else who has sought that office. Obama will want every bit as much power as George Bush has had, so he will try to stop anyone in Congress from taking that power away from the Executive Branch of our government before he can take office.

John McCain wants to retain many of George Bush's policies. That does not mean that Barack Obama does not want many of those same polices to stay the law of the land too. Both men want all the power they can get to govern this country. They both, like every other person who sought that office, believe they will need it.

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