Poll watching: 64% support warrantless eavesdropping
… on suspected terrorist operatives here in the US who are believed to be communicating with overseas terrorist operatives. Via Rasmussen:
December 28, 2005–Sixty-four percent (64%) of Americans believe the National Security Agency (NSA) should be allowed to intercept telephone conversations between terrorism suspects in other countries and people living in the United States. A Rasmussen Reports survey found that just 23% disagree.
Sixty-eight percent (68%) of Americans say they are following the NSA story somewhat or very closely.
Just 26% believe President Bush is the first to authorize a program like the one currently in the news. Forty-eight percent (48%) say he is not while 26% are not sure.
For those who’s lives revolve around polls (namely Democrats and RINOS) this isn’t great news. It shows that a majority of the American people (including a surprising majority of Democrats 51%) have not fallen for media-fueled hype over Bush’s authorization of warrantless wiretaps in the aftermath of 9-11.
This media and Dem/liberal media attack on Bush’s national security credentials doesn’t appear to be bearing the fruit that the usual suspects were no doubt hoping it would. Bravo.
I’ve gotten some emails from a few people who seem to think that I “don’t care” and “dont’ want to discuss” the very serious issue of the President authorizing warrantless wiretapping simply because I haven’t been critical of its use. Let me make this clear: I don’t mind discussing this. It’s up to us to keep our politicians honest and accountable. What I DON’T like is people like the Democrats and RINOs in Washington, DC who are playing politics with our national security, and let’s face it: that’s what’s happening here.
Plamegate was supposedly about our national security, but we know it’s really not because real issues like the blowing of our overseas CIA prisons cover, as well as open reporting of planes linked to CIA front companies landing on foreign soil don’t seem to matter to those who claim a great interest in what affects our national security, especially in terms of conducting the war on terror. The NSA eavesdropping issue has followed that same pattern. I don’t mind honest discussion about this, but what I loathe is dishonest posturing in front of the cameras about this issue from people who would rather play games with our national security and slam the President than actually be part of the *solution.*
Others blogging about this: Michelle Malkin, Captain Ed, Ace of Spades, Blogs For Bush, Jeff Goldstein, Rob at Say Anything, Political Teen, Decision ’08, Confederate Yankee (must-read post), Uncle Jimbo at Blackfive’s, Junkyard Blog
Related Toldjah So posts:
- “â€¦ the only thing outrageous about this policy is the outrage itself”
- Michael Barone on the MSM’s â€˜eavesdropping’ coverage
- Brief history of warrantless searches
- Past presidents and the NSA
- Bill Clinton and the NSA
- WSJ: “Thank you for wiretapping”
- The Prez fires back
- Prez essentially says â€˜let me do my job’
- The terrorists must be smiling
- “If 1941 Were 2005”
- The media’s war
- Winning in spite of defeatist attitudes
- The undermining of this war