Sorry, +Alex Grossman
I think this is, to be blunt, hogwash. The threats we are dealing with right now are so intense, so diverse and so literally
connected to the internet that ONE person who thinks otherwise surely has the right to think otherwise, but Presidents and administrations––despite everyone's continued disrespect that ANYONE in office can do anything virtuous––might have a few more pieces of information than Julian Sanchez; and might have really good reasons for their wanting this kind of access.
Does America realize that it is under any threat at all? Aren't we busy watching "The Voice?" And too busy EVEN to tell the difference between lies and truths and "a pox on both their houses" is the brisk flip off of government altogether right now?
Fear, paranoia, distrust of government and over-reaction to these facts is business as usual. It is important to note that we are dealing with a whole lot (especially for the next six months) of crazy people and that should be on the front pages of our minds.
And then the entire dismissal of the Republican chicanery and lying. Man +Alex Grossman
, I sure wish you would wake up to the fact that your erudition on this subject is superb but your timing sucks! Think about it: Jimmy Carter, what happened to him? SOMEONE in the Republican Party got inside Iran and made it so those hostages were not released until the day Reagan took office. Nixon's horrors are too many to be listed (have you ever wondered who had George Wallace shot? I have a journalist friend who could not find TWO sources, so did not print it, but his one source was pretty damned high up). Then "The Selection." Or, in Congress, how about printing grand jury testimony on the internet (a felony for you or me).
There IS a real difference between the two parties. And I agree with you this administration needs to answer why the sudden change of heart on this (and GITMO); but don't you think if they could they would? I mean COME ON! We're dealing with some nasty foes outside of the country!
And some nasty foes within: I don't know what the act is going to be, but it very well COULD be to create some scary thing so people will get scared and vote for the "safe" guy. The lies about President Obama are so insane that THEY should be on your hit list of what we ought to start to get afraid about. (Why is no one looking at this? Why are even the mainline press not calling the Republicans to task for this?)
I honor your intention Alex. I know you don't WANT to be political. BUT WE ARE AMERICANS in the middle of a really important election. And you are so right about these things but your timing is just so wrong. Ask me after the election and I will organize a group to get into why this happened and its reasons. I will petition. Etc. But bringing this up now? You may not see it, but you are making political points against a Democrat while trying to be politically even-handed.