By Sam Foster
In case anyone has forgotten, we just had an election where Democrats were brutally trounced. While policies had a lot to do with their defeat, the White House and Democrat politicians have latched onto the idea that their "messaging" sucks. Well, you tell me whether or not, their "messaging" has improved:
From the Left, President Obama:
"I understand people's frustrations," Obama said, while acknowledging that he's never had to undergo the stepped-up screening methods.
From the Right, Governor Bobby Jindal:
"I think the American people are worried when they see an administration worried about reading Miranda rights to the underwear bomber," Jindal said. "[They're] so worried about rights of the terrorists, what about the rights of innocent American travelers?
From the Left, John Pistole:
"I think the Israeli model, which a number of people have talked about, uses intelligence in a different way, profiling. . . . That is top-notch security. The question is, do we profile here in the U.S.? No, we don't"
From the Right, John Mica (R-FL):
"the enhanced screening shows the TSA is "headed in the wrong direction as far as who they're screening and how they're doing it."
From the Left, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN):
"I have been a fan of the advanced imaging technology." American air travelers, she said, "have to understand that this is being done for their best interests and their safety."
From the Left, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO):
Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, suggested that the public outcry was a problem of education: if Americans learned more about the TSA's new procedures, they wouldn't object to the new searches.
From the Right, Senator George LeMieux (R-FL):
"I'm frankly bothered by the level of these pat-downs. I've seen them first-hand in airports in Florida. I wouldn't want my wife to be touched in the way that these folks are being touched. I wouldn't want to be touched that way. And I think that we have to be focused on safety, but there's a balance."
From the Right, Governor Rick Perry:
"How about we take all those TSA agents and put them on the border with Mexico where they can do some security there?" Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked rhetorically in a statement quoted by The Hill.
"That's where we need security substantially more than in our airports and what we're seeing out of this bunch."
The TSA controversy isn't just some random, isolated snafu from the left. In fact, it's becoming standard operating procedure for team socialism as NY Times points out. Remember air force one terror scare in NY or how about trying KSM in NYC. This is just November's version of business as usual for the Democrats and it is merely a feature, not a consequence, of Nanny State Government dogmatic policies.