Rubio and Bush move to extend NSA snooping of Americans

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While Jeb Bush said this week that he strongly supports NSA snooping, Marco Rubio introduced legislation in Congress to permanently extend the program.

I consider the Patriot Act and this particular issue a good “canary-in-the-mine” blood test for determining which candidates for President are really conservative. Bush, Rubio, and also Christie have come out in support of warrantless searches by the NSA of your private electronic communications. All three reveal to me that they are not really conservative by this position. However,

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has called for the end of the NSA’s domestic dragnet surveillance program and has indicated he will try to block reauthorization of those core provisions of the Patriot Act later this year. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, meanwhile, was one of just four Republicans to join with Democrats last year in backing the USA Freedom Act, a bill that would have essentially ended the bulk metadata program. The measure fell two votes short of advancing, failing to overcome a Republican-led filibuster.

This is very good information about these candidates.



  • Cotour

    Both Rubio and Jeb Bush are on my “NO” list. Rubio I might have voted for, another empty shirt IMO who is just as comfortable being a RHINO as being a Republican. Jeb Bush however I will never vote for, the dynastic component of his familial aspirations being the very least of my concerns.

  • PeterF

    Its RINO not RHINO. I might vote for someone that demonstrates rhino-like qualities. nobody messes with rhinos, or hippos.
    P.S. add Mike Pence to the list of spineless squishes.

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