Obama: Americans Not Trusting NSA Is Like Michelle Not Trusting I Did The Dishes

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President Barack Obama held an hour-long press conference Friday, addressing reporters’ questions about a range of issues. But the main focus of the event was the ongoing controversy over the National Security Agency’s spying on American citizens.

The President announced a handful of modest steps he claims his Administration is taking to alleviate public concerns about the surveillance agency’s activities, including working with lawmakers to ensure better Congressional oversight and possible changes to the process the government uses to justify data collection.

“I’m also mindful of how these issues are viewed overseas because American leadership around the world depends upon the example of American democracy and American openness,” Obama said from the White House. “In other words, it’s not enough for me, as president, to have confidence in these programs. The American people need to have confidence in them, as well.”

Obama vowed that he intends to work on ways to tighten a provision of the Patriot Act – known as Section 215 – that allows the government to obtain business phone data records.  The President also suggested that his Administration would organize a panel of outsiders comprised of former intelligence officials, civil liberty and privacy advocates to review surveillance programs and suggest changes.

Rejecting the idea that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is a patriot, the President said that his Administration had already called for a review of the Nation’s surveillance practices in May. But, the President said that “there’s no doubt that Mr. Snowden’s leaks triggered a much more rapid, and passionate, response than if I had simply appointed this review board.”

Obama went on to insist that the NSA programs “are operating in a way that prevents abuse,” even without the reforms he announced.

“The question is,” Obama said, “how do I make the American people more comfortable?”

The President continued with an analogy, “If I tell Michelle that I did the dishes–now, granted, in the White House I don’t do the dishes that much, but back in the day–and she’s a little skeptical. Well, I’d like her to trust me, but maybe I need to bring her back and show her the dishes and not just have to take my word for it.”

Obama said that if the American people “examined exactly what has taken place, how it has been used, what the safeguards were,” that there would be no concern.

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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • abob

    I don’t believe a word that Obama says anymore.

    • ShepDog100

      Who ever could??

    • Dajeno

      I never have!

  • ISHKABIBEL

    Hey, Obama, you want to “make us more comfortable”, then please impeach yourself & Holder & go away forever!!!

    • 5live5

      Along with Peelousy, dirty harry reid, and half of the other dems!! throw in bloombag for good measure!

      • ISHKABIBEL

        Can’t leave out the RAM-Man, protector of The Windy City!

  • Shorty Stuff

    He must not have had his teleprompter at that moment, because it’s about the most idiotic thing he could have said.

  • me

    How can anyone believe a racist, communist, Muslim?

    • Virgil Lipinksi

      Because they are racist commies themselves!

      • Motov

        Or an empty headed libtard

  • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

    Hey, I know phony baloney when I hear it…..if there really is nothing wrong with the program, they why does it need some fixing? He lies like a rug!

  • chefz774

    Gee Barry, she must think like the rest of America (except for the lame stream media of course) If you’re saying it, it MUST BE A LIE!!!!

  • Michael Mahoney

    Sadly, there are his followers who are so brainwashed by his propaganda that they actually believe his lies. I don’t understand how people can be so blind and so ignorant.

    • Ron r

      I think his so called followers (citizens ) have been harder on him about this NSA spying. I seem to recall republifascist standing on the side of the NSA .

  • HappyG

    He must have forgotten that Clapper admitted he lied to Congress…

  • Ness

    Barry and his disinformation, I rather trust the mafia than our government.

    • GQ4U

      Ya — at least the mafia had a code of honor.

    • Whackajig

      Tony Soprano for president

  • ShepDog100

    Obamas problem is that the truth gets in the way. He probably believes his own lies.

  • GQ4U

    To hell with showing us to prove you did the dishes — why not shows us who you are? Release your birth certificate, college records, and ask the SCOTUS to AGAIN determine the definition of Natural Born. Once that’s done I would love to visit and see your dish-washing skills… in prison. You POS usurper.

  • Dead_Right

    Mule Fritters!!!

    • GQ4U

      Are they like cow pies?

  • Alan

    What a crock of…..! He is easy to picture hovering over a sink of suds wearing an apron though. That would be the sort of job he’d be better suited for….lol!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002839359789 William Mdcannold Jr.

    He’s in hotter water than is “comfortable” – thus his reluctant attempt to mollify the issue. If you’re anything like me you don’t trust him or his government any further than I could throw even the smallest – about ten feet – still within seeing, hearing and smelling distance.

  • alboy5

    Oblahblah wants to rewrite the constitution so he can be king Obama. Oblahblah took an oath to defend the constitution, which he violated and wants to usurp world power. Instead of rescuing seniors and Detroit traitor Obama just sends all the taxpayer money to Kenya, while bankrupting the country. Even Putin is afraid of communist Obama. Putin is doing more to defend the rights granted in the constitution to American citizens, than Congress.

    • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

      Methinks, OBLAHBLAH, might be best name i ever heard him called!! BRAVO!

      • Whackajig

        The problem with many of the posters who wish to denigrate ovomit is that they make up names for him but then they show him honor and respect by capitalizing his name.

  • equestrian_colt

    OHH so she doesn’t trust you either that’s sad. Did you have private meetings with Monica Too

    • mrsgunnut10

      Nah, Obamass has too many white women on his White House Staff. He doesn’t have to fool around with Slick Willies left overs.

      • 5live5

        I don’t like to cut down any woman, but dam that woman was ugly. At least JFK had good taste in women.

        • BALONEY TONEY MAHONEY

          I vehemently disagree, I think Monica was cute! Better looking than the Hil !!! & Michelle, who even when smiling looks like she has a scowl on her face!

          • ldazzle

            It is said the reason Chelsea was so ugly, is that Janet Reno is the father. Even a drunk sailor would’nt do Hilary!

          • 5live5

            Mam, I’m talking about JFK. Marilyn Monroe and Jackie Kennedy, both BEAUTIFUL women. Monica, at best was a chubby little girl. mooshelle? UGLY! Hitlery? UGHHH! Both are butt ugly!!

        • Whackajig

          All that klintoon saw of Monica was the top of her head.

    • Virgil Lipinski

      Of course, she does not trust him, he is closet homosexual, proof is abundant!

  • Dcp5674

    If you really want to make us more comfortable, Mr. President, then quit, and take those other bastards like Holder, Biden, Sibelius, the IRS and the NSA with you. Just think of the millions of law abiding, red blooded Americans you would make happy.
    Oh yeah. We will NEVER trust you or any of your compatriots. EVER!

    • chris

      Couldn’t say it any better

  • $36364326

    Leave it to the head moron with a teleprompter to come up with a statement like that. Are amerikans that numb? Are amerikans that hooked on MSM? I’ve heard black people say it doesn’t matter what he does, he is black! What kind of foolishness is that? All you black people out there who think that way need to know you are canon fodder for the jesuits! Expendable like everyone else. You have NO special privileges!

    • GQ4U

      Jesuits mean nothing to a communist Muslim and they to will become cannon fodder.

      • $36364326

        The muslims have been used by the vatican many times in the past. They have been canon fodder while the vatican urged them to take the holy land then the crusades began. BTW Most muslims in USA are black.

  • Protonius

    In my opinion:

    This is so unbelievably disingenuous, that O declares that if the American people “examined exactly what has taken place, how it has been used, what the safeguards were,” that there would be no concern.

    Well, perhaps some of these programs have done good, as claimed. And there ARE “evildoers” “out there” who do want to “do us in” — so, IMO, certainly it would seem that SOME sort of digital spywork — but what kind, and within what parameters — is necessary to prevent those “evildoers” from “doing their evil deeds”.

    But, as to why Americans — and people around the world — have a “concern” over these issues:

    There IS “concern” — and, IMO, the word “concern” itself drastically understates the case — on the part of the American people (and of nations around the world as well) precisely BECAUSE the knowledge of these programs — and the continuing and, reportedly, the on-going EXPANSION of these programs — WAS and IS largely being kept a SECRET from the people of this nation and planet.

    Even now, in today’s news, reports say that two privacy-based email-companies have been intensely pressured, by a certain alphabet-agency, to either reveal all their customer-data or be in big trouble, so the owner of one of those two systems reportedly chose what he determined to be the only honorable course of action left open to him: rather than reveal all his customer-data to the Government, he SHUT HIS SYSTEM DOWN. In doing so, he also has been reported as declaring that he has been prevented from giving details of this case by a court-ordered “gag order” (or the equivalent) — the result being that he, being thus limited to being able to discuss the case in only general terms, has declared that freedom has now disappeared from this country and that anyone wanting digital privacy had best seek it elsewhere.

    Plus, if you read the numerous additional news accounts, analyses, commentaries, on this seemingly ever-expanding panoply of digital-privacy-disintegrating developments, and consider how (IMO) potentially dangerous this trend may become if it “REALLY” gets out-of-hand (not that it hasn’t quite done that already), how naive and unquestioningly trusting must WE become to simply accept the O’s statement that if we had only known “what has taken place, how it has been used, what the safeguards were,” there would be no concern?

    Doesn’t the bit that we (the public) now know give us legitimate cause for GREAT concern?

    But if there is really a genuine interest, on the part of Mr. O, to see to it that these programs do legitimately protect us AND fully preserve, protect, and defend, our Constitutional freedoms and rights, I would ask this: Mr. O, please SHOW us — by written word, by codified law and regulations, by Executive Orders, and by all evidence of actual practice — that your above admonition is true, and that it is true without exception.

    Simple case in point: If the news accounts about these two privacy-based email systems are true, why is there a “gag order” (or the equivalent) on the head of the one privacy-based email service, such that, as per his quoted statement, he is prevented from giving specifics about his battle to NOT give the Feds his company’s customer-data?

    Additional case in point: So it seems that NOW, only AFTER all these revelations about the destruction of privacy have hit the world’s headlines, you say that you HAD been planning a quiet review to CONSIDER strengthening privacy vis-a-vis these intrusions; why didn’t you PUBLICIZE those alleged plans — and in a big way — at that time?

    And you also say that NOW you’re going to look into “tightening-up” the Patriot Act’s Section 215. What does THAT mean? Can you understand how “c.y.a” that all now sounds? Can you understand why people are responding with “Tightening-up a section of the Patriot Act? How about invalidating (as you had promised years ago to do) the ENTIRE Patriot Act?”

    If you can REALLY do something, something strong and effective (but also fully ethical and Constitutionally valid), to reign these programs in, so that they perhaps still can fulfill a reasonable (but also fully Constitutional) role while PROTECTING our rights of privacy and our related freedoms, that would be a gift to the nation that I think you could really be proud of, and, perhaps, it would indeed be a gift worth giving.

    • Oldmonkey

      那个 够母的儿子 根的 是 敬而了! 我的 事儿 只是 我跟 我家人的事。

      • Ringgo1

        English translation? Please?

        • Oldmonkey

          After repeating myself I will translate:

          那个 够母的儿子 根的 是 敬而了! 我的 事儿 只是 我跟 我家人的事

          That son of a dog really is outlandish. My business is only my business and my family’s business.
          I could have less civilly translated son of a dog, but want to ensure you got an answer

          • Ringgo1

            Thank you. I agree with you. Thanks, again.

    • GQ4U

      Spying on Americans under any circumstances without probable cause and an item specific search warrant cannot be done within the confines of the U.S. Constitution. That means the NSA domestic spying must stop or remain an outlaw activity with appropriate punishment for each perpetrator. Abolish it, repeal the Patriot Act, NSA & TSA immediately.

      Also abolish the IRS by supporting http://www.FairTax.org

      • chris

        GQ4U
        I’m with you, I hope more people agree with you.

        • GQ4U

          Well judging by the like v dislike arrows it is far from the majority but I’m happy to count you among the enlightened few. Thanks.

  • Oldmonkey

    Only thing I can count on is when Obama’s lips move he is lying. When Obama is thinking, just like he is using his eyes or ears; everything is filtered through the prism of RACE: 那个 王八蛋 只不是 东西,比老鼠 非常不太好。 He has set back race relations to the 60s in a society with the urge to merge based on common values, quality, considering differences a plus which is flabbergasting.

    • Whackajig

      ovomit has not helped improve race relations, but it is the actions and lifestyle of the blacks which does the most harm. People do not despise the blacks themselves but rather how they conduct their lives.

      • Oldmonkey

        He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing; other than his skin there is little Black about him. Certainly nothing American Black in thought or heritage. Look at his beliefs and education which are White Radical Progressive!
        If you look carefully the Congressional Black Caucus has given up on getting anything other than more food stamps and welfare from him. Best thing they could do for their own best interest is to de-Black him, and cut a side deal with Republicans putting their constituents to work.
        Blacks & Unions need to think of politicians as Johns not Pimps if they want to have any impact on the outcome. Both have been coming up short for a long time

  • Dave

    Except OBAMA lies whenever its convenient for him, especially if it will remove pressure from him or his image or policies.

    • Whackajig

      ovomit is a pathological liar. He will lie even when the truth would have been better.

  • guy r west

    talk about BS from the ovil office think ive just hurd a bunch of it
    if he seariously thinks all of america is going too get comffy enought to
    beleave in him and those agencys again for my self its not happening.
    YEA he would love to have us get comfoltaible and let donwn our guard .
    as too those that beleave him just becouse he is black . outch got news for him
    there too Not all of them feel that way . quite a fuew are tired of his bs.that i know of

  • 5live5

    Yeah right! Like he EVER did the dishes after he got married!!! Anybody that believes that and I got some real dry swamp land for you!!! I might even throw in a bridge with it!!

  • Motov

    I wouldn’t trust Obozo telling me it is raining outside, until I see for myself.
    I simply believe whenever one see’s his lips move, BS is piling up.

    • Motov

      As for the federal alphabet soup groups,… I trust they will rip us off at any opportunity they deem fit to do so.
      With Obozo approval, but he won’t take responsibility for it.

  • Dajeno

    A 2nd grader could come up with a better analogy then that, don’t insult my intelligence! Of course any analogy you use would do nothing to sway the informed electorate. Because we all know the only truth connected with you is that “you only lie when your lips move” You’ve been fleecing us long enough, when are you going to understand you work for us, so quit talking down to us and lecturing us like we are your peasants, just go away.

  • squeeze127

    NSA is following his orders. You can either dazzle with brilliance, or baffle with BS. I’m not getting dazzled!!!

    • smilee

      Is it because your to dizzy to tell!

      • Ringgo1

        Hey, smelly! Where ya been? Moron.

  • RAND PAUL IN 2016

    This may be the only article I’ve read on Liberty Digest in which there is no disagreement amongst those posting,…. all are anti-Obummer…….Ah, it feels so harmonious with no loony PC nut jobs defending the indefensible!

  • jag

    I’m starting to think the dummy in the “House” likes the taste of poo! Cause that’s all that “Flies” out of his face, What a dumb person is he!

  • Whackajig

    Dishes? I will bet that neither ovomit nor moooooochelle doublewide even knows where the dishes are kept in the White Mosque.

  • Henry

    mooch may have made sissy boy do the dishes when they were still in chitcago. But no way either of these slugs will get dishpan hands now when they have their lessers do things for the “royal couple”.Probably a white person that they both hate.

  • tim

    More bullsh!t from the leader in charge of bullsh!t!!!!

  • Alan

    I have 0 trust In NSA or Obama. The dog and pony show of closing embassys didn’t prove the worth of the spying , as I believe it was just another distraction.

  • ONTIME

    It’s not so much what the NSA does but how they do it, WTP want a trust but verify means of making sure they are kept from going over the limits by their methods and means to eavesdrop and spy and we want to be able to control them and not they us….I still want my freedoms guaranteed and I would do with less security to do so…

  • Vash the Stampede

    NSA gives police departments evidence on the sly. When asked about it NSA say’s Due Process what’s that. Never herd of it.
    NSA dish washing service. Dishes so TOP SECRET clean. They are practically invisible.

  • chris

    This is total BS coming out of this presidents mouth by saying that the FISA court over see’s the NSA on there spying agenda. This court has received over ONE MILLION warrant request’s and guess how many they denied, NOT ONE. Give me a break, you can see how this oversight group is representing us. How much of this BS are we going to take before.
    I really think the only hope we have left is the return of Jesus