#38 Way to Exasperate a Liberal: Ask the Noisy Opposition Why They Aren’t Saying Anything
Watch the third minute of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s speech in a meeting of the Intelligence Committee on February 15 2011. Try to twist your mind around her justification of Patriot Act surveillance without probable cause:
I am always surprised at the opposition, because I would have thought somebody, if they had a problem, would have called me and said “Look, this is being done wrong. Please take a look at it.”
As a matter of fact, many people have spent the past ten years calling Senator Feinstein, telling her what is being done wrong under the Patriot Act and asking her to take a look at it. It’s ridiculous for Dianne Feinstein to suggest that nobody calls her up to complain.
I can’t decide whether Senator Feinstein is trying to confuse people on the subject of the Patriot Act or is herself confused. Think about it: how could Dianne Feinstein possibly be surprised and annoyed by the opposition to the Patriot Act when she never receives any complaints about the Patriot Act?