…find myself largely in agreement with Atrios:
The surveillance state is obviously out of hand, super expensive, and quite likely totally pointless (for its expressed purpose) and incompetent. I don’t even consider this to be a comment on Obama, except to the extent that he is dishonest/supports dishonesty on this issue.
Hat tip: Kevin Drum
Ideology isn’t everything. Not everything is about partisan politics. Not everything that is done is effective. Not everything that is effective is constitutional. Not everything that is constitutional is right.