View Full Version : Mark Sanford, Lindsey Graham disagree on data mining

06-12-2013, 07:53 PM

06-12-2013, 08:07 PM
I was wondering where the hell Sanford was on this thing.

06-12-2013, 08:13 PM
I wonder why Sanford wasn't one of the reps who signed Amash's letter on this issue if he's opposed to this program.

06-13-2013, 08:44 AM
U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford's reaction was almost exactly the opposite. He said the data mining is “out of control” and has “no regard for constitutional rights.”

“I think that they've crossed a tripwire,” Sanford said. “As a conservative, it's more than alarming. And frankly, it's very disturbing.”
When Sanford appeared before Dorchester County Republicans during a Saturday breakfast meeting, he heard similar concerns.

“Rightfully, they were really, really upset. I think if you're a conservative, you ought to be very, very upset, maddened, frustrated. I think if you're a liberal, you ought to be very maddened, frustrated and upset,” he said. “Wherever you are on the social scale in terms of political philosophy, this whole notion of Big Brother just sort of mining through personal records is flabbergasting from a social standpoint. It's disturbing from a political standpoint.”

Is Edward Snowden, the source behind reports about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance program, a patriot or a traitor?
38% Patriot
32% Traitor
22% Somewhere in between
8% I have no strong opinion

How concerned are you right now about contempt for the US Constitution?
60% Very concerned
13% Somewhat concerned
8% A little concerned
19% Not concerned at all

^ A little disconnect in those polls.

06-13-2013, 08:49 AM
Obvious headline is obvious. Now, if the headline read Sanford and Graham AGREE on data mining... THAT would be be newsworthy.

06-13-2013, 08:58 AM
Well I hope the people of SC disagree with Lindsey and vote his sorry ass out of office.

06-13-2013, 09:49 AM
Trad Con, Sanford was out of town when that letter was being circulated.

06-13-2013, 10:57 AM
Trad Con, Sanford was out of town when that letter was being circulated.