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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

GOP Fights Gore's Straight Talk With Lies

Last post for the day. The GOP is flagrantly lying and mixing facts in order to smear Al Gore. No big suprise, but I wanted to refute their non-arguments before anyone else mentions them:

McClellan said the Clinton-Gore administration had engaged in warrantless physical searches, and he cited an FBI search of the home of CIA turncoat Aldrich Ames without permission from a judge. He said Clinton's deputy attorney general, Jamie Gorelick, had testified before Congress that the president had the inherent authority to engage in physical searches without warrants.

"I think his hypocrisy knows no bounds," McClellan said of Gore.

The truth is that McClellan's ability to lie knows no bounds. Even the AP wouldn't allow McClennan's brazen lie to stand unchallenged:

But at the time that of the Ames search in 1993 and when Gorelick testified a year later, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act required warrants for electronic surveillance for intelligence purposes, but did not cover physical searches. The law was changed to cover physical searches in 1995 under legislation that Clinton supported and signed.

I'll repeat this for all of you who still don't get it: Warrantless physical searches were LEGAL under FISA when Clinton ordered them. Warrantless electronic surveillance was illegal under FISA when Bush ordered them. Ergo, Clinton obeyed the law and Bush flagrantly violated it.

These liars need to start coming up with legitimate arguments and stop fighting battles through pure lies and deception. I honestly don't understand how any citizen, Republican or Democrat, could defend Bush's crimes. Their only defense is to lie and say "Clinton did it." That's like me getting caught for murder and saying "George Bush killed someone." No he didn't, and even if he did, that has nothing to do with the crime in question.

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