Here is what i do not get with republicans. It seems clear at this moment that republicans in congress are receptive to their party's input. Some have started to cave on the NRA because of background checks being widely liked. Some have started to weaken on immigration due to more hispanic sympathies being around. There has been caving on things like new taxes, gay marriage, abortion and BC issues, and over all the republicans have shifted thier ciews against the present administration in every way. Not to mention the reps have had absolutely no problem in going after things like Obamacare, gun control legislation, drone use, and putting forth other bills. Where the hell is the proposal to get rid of the patriot act, and where the hell are the proposals from the republicans to make it so no administration can do this ever again?
Here is the biggest part of the problem. I am not saying the republicans are the only part of the problem here. During the Bush years democrat supporters and liberals ran into a brick wall with getting their people to launch some sort of removal of the patriot act and getting things in place to prevent it. The supreme court is doing nothing on it. Now all of a sudden it is horrible to republicans and republican people in congress seem to be listening when their base cries loud enough. All they can do is blame Obama like if he goes away the patriot act leaves with him. Well, it doesn't leave with the asshole. Bush left and the patriot act is still there. Obama could be impeached tomorrow and we will still have the patriot act. Don't give us the BS that so and so party is any better than the other one if your party is sitting on it's ass and doing nothing. Obama is not the person at fault for it being here. He could be overturned. He cannot be said to be blocking bills to remove the patriot act when none are proposed. The best that can be said is he is not proposing bills on his own, and that is great but there are hundreds of members of the legislature who could be proposing removing the patriot act. If the voters sent a message that if you do not say yes to this you will lose your primaries and they will get a willing member of their party to do it then these people would have to listen. Instead the whining goes on about blaming Obama, or the dems from the republicans yet none of them ask why their people do not propose something to stop the patriot act. We already know the dems support the patriot act and will do nothing, because they have been being asked for the past decade to do something and haven't. Where are the hero republicans like rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or Mark Rubio to stop the evil patriot act? It seems to me they are a lot of talk and no action.