March 31, 2015 10:00 am -

[su_right_ad]Jeb Bush told radio host Hugh Hewett that President Obama should do a better job defending surveillance by the NSA.

Bush said that lone wolf terrorism “is a serious threat in a world where we’re so connected with the rest of the world. We have people moving in and people moving out. People get their information now, not everybody gets to listen to your show to get all their information. People get their information in different ways. They get disaffected, disillusioned, preyed upon, and so yeah, I think that this is an ongoing threat, and I hope that our counterintelligence capabilities are always vigilant. I’ve always been nervous about the attacks on the NSA, and somehow that we’re losing our freedoms by keeping the homeland safe. I think we need to be really vigilant about that.”

He added, “I think the President has to lead, has to explain to people. He’s actually enhanced the intelligence capabilities, in many ways, because technology has gotten better. But he never defends it. He never explains it. He never tries to persuade people that their civil liberties are being protected by the systems we have in place. If people knew that, I don’t think there’d be any doubt that they would want to have the ability to identify people from the outside that may be trying to coordinate with some people in the inside.”



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

6 responses to Jeb Bush: Obama Should Do Better Job Defending NSA Spying

  1. oldfart March 31st, 2015 at 10:36 am

    well shucks jeb, maybe your brother should have put you in charge of it when he
    created the biggest expansion and intrusion of government in history.

  2. Anomaly 100 March 31st, 2015 at 10:56 am

    Said the brother of a spy.

    • bpollen March 31st, 2015 at 5:15 pm

      Jeb’s daddy was the Biggest Spook of them all! He headed the CIA. You could say that, for the Bush family, lying is a vocation. Of course he wants Obama to defend his brothers brilliant idea of making us safe from people who want to violate our rights by violating our rights themselves.

  3. Bunya March 31st, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    Given the clusterf*cks that were the last two Bush administrations, I think it would be best if the current (and hopefully NOT future) Bush kept his mouth shut. I think two failed presidencies are more than enough punishment for this country.

  4. Boehner-Monkey` March 31st, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Read my lips… no new constitutional rights!

  5. fahvel April 1st, 2015 at 3:23 am

    another terrified american – you folks have been living on cloud nine for so so very long – one l’il attack, one big fkn lie and war and now you are scared. the usa started the ball rolling.