Monday, August 06, 2007
Cafferty: Expanding spy powers?
WATCH "The Cafferty File": Hit Mecca if attacked?.

Should Congress have expanded the Bush administration’s authority to eavesdrop without warrants?
I feel like I am between "Iraq and a hard place". As a lifelong Democrat I have been defending my party for their slow response to the GOP and Bush, the insane Decider. Passing the wiretap legislation just blew me away. Normal people know that they will use it against a person or group who disagrees with them and is therefore considered a "traitor". I can no longer look at Sen. Clinton, Obama, Richardson or Biden and see a strong leader. But there is no Republican qualified to lead the country. We are in a terrible place. I hope they all have awful "vacations"... They are as bad as the Iraqi leaders who took off and left us holding the bag.
-Barbara, South Carolina

You know, most of us really don't care about this. Bravo to President Bush and bravo to the Democratic-controlled Congress. It's nice to give them both a round of well-deserved applause now and then and this is perhaps a rare time I agree with both parties. I don't mind one bit if the government listens in on callers who are calling international numbers and believe that for the most part, the government does use good judgment in who to "listen in on." Besides, if we're not breaking any laws, what is the harm? It just might save the country from another terrorist event. -Brandon

Silly me, I thought electing these Democratic bozos was supposed to help us stop this type of intrusion, along with the war and all the other atrocities committed by this administration. Seems to me they've actually just taken up where the Republican Congress left off. Term Limits. One term only. That's our only hope to obtain a representative government. -Dave, Santa Cruz, California

Jack, Wow, I am speechless. I am extremely disappointed in this democratically-controlled Congress. President Bush has abused his power during his time in office. Now the Congress is simply enabling him to do so. -Connor (Disappointed Democrat in South Dakota)

Do you see any downsides to diversity?
Diversity is a reality. In a political context, we must elect individuals who can take diversity, tension and conflict, and integrate this into a cooperative effort. -Michael, Los Angeles, California

The Harvard study should not be surprising. Humans seem to have always been more comfortable with those who appear to be like us. Members of one's family or tribe looked a lot alike. They had similar needs and desires, and their religious beliefs were similar. Those outside a small group or even a homogeneous nation were to be feared. Not much has changed in the 200,000 years of homo sapiens' existence. -Paul, Agawam, Massachusetts

I have a belly-full of diversity and the idiots who keep promoting it. We have a nation that has become so diverse so that no one can agree on anything. -Jimmy, Chester, Virginia

Just because people of different ethnic groups live in the same neighborhood, or even on the same street, it does not necessarily mean they will take the time to get to know each other.
-Rhone, Fort Washington, Maryland
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 8/06/2007 05:53:00 PM ET | Permalink
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