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Wayne Independent - Honesdale, PA
Maybe it’s not hypocritical for Democrats and Republicans to flip-flop on issue of NSA surveillance
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By Pat Cunningham
June 14, 2013 6:15 p.m.



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As the chart above makes clear, lots of rank-and-file Republicans and Democrats have changed their minds about National Security Agency surveillance over the past seven years.

Seth Masket argues HERE that such flip-flopping is defensible:

In my view, itís hard for poll respondents to evaluate NSA surveillance, or any powerful government tool, without considering whoís in charge of it.

When people are asked what they think about the government having this power, theyíre implicitly being asked what they think about President Obama having this power. Is it really hackish for people to be more comfortable with a governmental power if ...

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