… FOR SPYING ON LAWMAKERS
What’s good for the gander is apparently NOT good for the goose …
U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham – one of the leading defenders of the federal government’s domestic spy apparatus – went into full freakout mode this week upon discovering that he, too, was being spied on.
In response to reports that U.S. President Barack Obama’s Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacked into a computer network used by lawmakers to probe the agency’s enhanced interrogation techniques, Graham blew a gasket.
“Heads should roll, people should go to jail if it’s true,” Graham said. “If it is, the legislative branch should declare war on the CIA.”
Wait …. isn’t this the same guy who said he was “glad” the federal government was secretly tracking, stealing and storing your private phone calls, text messages, emails, internet search histories and online purchases?
Why yes … yes it is.
Ready to spot the difference?
First, here’s Graham responding to YOU being spied on …
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(Editor’s note: Graham loves to say he’s not “talking to terrorists,” but in reality he’s doing that and then some).
And now here’s him responding to the government spying on HIM …
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Ordinarily, this is the point in a story when we rail indignantly at the rank hypocrisy of self-serving, special interest-fed career politicians like Graham who are nothing but whores for America’s military industrial complex.
Of course this hypocrisy is so abundantly clear it requires no railing …
At least not from us … Graham’s opponents in the June 10 Republican primary, however, obviously weren’t going to let this pitch sail by.
“This takes hypocrisy to a whole new level,” Graham opponent Nancy Mace wrote on her Facebook page. “Sen. Lindsey Graham needs to be as strong defending our rights as he is about defending his rights.”