I appreciate you bringing this up.
I don't give Obama a pass, but I don't think he should be thrown out of office. Continued pressure from us will push them to make things better.
It seems like support and criticsm is independent of party affiliation - some Rs and Ds support illegal NSA spying, and some Rs and Ds are critical.
I hate to admit I agree with Rand Paul, but he acknowledged Snowden revelations have raised issues that wouldn't have been otherwise. But you can't give Snowden a pass because he violated his security clearance commitments. Paul said Snowden shouldn't get a lifetime or 30 year sentence but wouldn't get more specific.
I think they should make deal with Snowden. A maximum of 1 year or couple years in a "country club" prison in return for testifying and revealing everything he knows.
It's funny to hear Rogers make up some story about how Snowden is a Russian spy.
Or Chertoff concedes Snowden shouldn't be executed but that's about as far as he's willing to go.
As long as I mentioned Rand Paul, David Gregory asked him twice if he agreed with Huckabee's comments about women's libido and their "sugar uncle" giving them birth control and Rand Paul wouldn't answer, just said that women in his family are doing just fine.
And Rand Paul's solution to economic problems is to lower taxes on corporations. But in the last 50 years, average corporate tax rates have gone down from 50% to 20%. If you further reduce their taxes then it will make our deficit worse. Reducing their taxes has not improved the economy.
That's the thing about the Tea Party - they talk about all these libertarian and religious philosophical ideas, but if you look at what they propose, it's consistent with being bought off by political contributions to favor a few super wealthy people. "Follow the money".