Theodore's World: Barack Hussein Obama and His Administration: The Pat-Down Outrage Is Overblown!

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November 23, 2010

Barack Hussein Obama and His Administration: The Pat-Down Outrage Is Overblown!

Obama Administration: The Pat-Down Outrage Is Overblown!

The White House and the Department of Homeland Security indicated today that they won’t yield to demands to amend new airline passenger screening rules that have been decried as wildly intrusive.

On the contrary, administration officials are quietly and aggressively defending the policies against what they see as a media frenzy of distorted information. For instance, the administration noted that fewer than one half of one percent of the 34 million passengers who traveled on airplanes in or to the U.S. last week were subjected to crotch-area pat-downs.

They also disputed the very notion of a public backlash, even as those words played ubiquitously on news tickers and as video parodies of the Transportation Safety Administration were being emailed around the globe.

Before press coverage of the new rules reached a roar late last week, TSA received only 700 complaints nationwide about its procedures, an administration official said. The official insisted on anonymity because the information was not intended for public release. The issue is sensitive because physical space intrusions are just about the last thing an administration cast by Republicans as prone to governmental overreach needs.


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Wild Thing's comment.......

WE NEED TO PROFILE! ALL muslims need to be screened since they are the ones who threatened us. Also people from suspicious countries or non citizens and visa carriers.

Once again Obama could care less what the people think.

Posted by Wild Thing at November 23, 2010 03:49 AM


By their figures, one half of one percent of 34 million is 170,000. One hundred seventy thousand of our fellow Americans were subject to crotch area pat downs. To me, 170,000 is quite a few.

Posted by: BobF at November 23, 2010 08:05 AM

Big sister Neopolitan needs to be locked away in a closet far far away from sane people.

Posted by: Eddie (Enemy of the State) at November 23, 2010 10:08 AM

Every time there is a crisis something else happens. What is this covering up. I heard this is a front for the Unions taking over the TSA screeners, which would be worse than what it is now.

This is a smoke screen for something.

Posted by: Mark at November 23, 2010 06:56 PM

Bob, I agre, thank you so much for breaking it down like that, it really shows even more how few it is.

Eddie, YESSSSSSS!!!!

Mark, I bet you are right, thanks for your take on this.

Posted by: Wild Thing at November 24, 2010 02:49 AM