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    The TSA Screening Line Is The New Town Hall

    The TSA Screening Line Is The New Town Hall

    There has been so much written about the outrages by TSA agents during screenings, that I won’t belabor the details. 

    In a nation already revolting at the ballot box against overly intrusive government, the prospect of having your junk fondled out of bureaucratic inflexibility and political correctness is feeding the anger.  Providing security at airports and generally is a perfectly appropriate role for government.  But the seemingly mindless TSA screening procedures show what happens when bureaucracy takes over.

    I mostly agree with Doug Mataconis that Obama is completely tone deaf on this issue:

    Obama’s response strikes me as being politically tone deaf. In the face of outrage over Americans being groped by TSA agents, children being man-handled in a bizarre procedure that makes no logical sense, and people being exposed to the humiliation of having prosthetic breasts removed or being covered in their own urine, Obama’s “Too bad, you’ve gotta do it anyway” response is a sign of how far removed from reality the Presidency makes a person.

    I disagree with that last clause, however, because not all Presidents would fail to feel the people’s pain.  The aloofness of this President is unique.

    The TSA screening line is the new Town Hall. 

    Citizen reporters have been filming TSA screenings and posting the videos on YouTube, much like citizen reporters filmed arrogant Congressmen treating Town Hall participants dismissively and arrogantly.

    And there is another connection between the TSA screenings and the Town Halls. 

    The frustration which boiled over in the summer of 2009 was a reaction to fears about giving the federal government the ultimate power over our bodies through the control of health care. 

    The TSA screening fiasco should remind people of why they opposed government control of health care. 

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    Why do I think this is a harbinger of Obamacare? Decisions made by unelected bureaucrats, brusque and condescending dismissal of the publics legitimate concerns and a general theme of haughty arrogance not seen since since Nancy Pelosi carried her gavel up the Capitol steps.

    Obama is not merely "aloof." He is actively contemptuous of America and Americans. He is convinced to his core that we deserve any and every punishment, humiliation and denigration we get. He didn't dream up current TNA (oops, I mean TSA) policy, but I'm sure he enjoys a quiet glee at what he sees and hears about it.

    "The solution is simple, existing technology, every one that want's to fly gets an endoscope up the anal and vaginal openings."

    I foresee a merging of CMS and TSA with great savings for all. Unskilled, rent-a-cop quality TSA agents are a lot cheaper than docs, so under Obamacare replace docs with TSA agents doing full, mandatory probings of the flying public. Both invasions of our privacy can now be consolidated and far more complete than either could have been alone. Brilliant!

    Obama and his blue state supporters don't conceive of any limits to the scope and power of the Federal gov't. They just feel that they can do anything they want and you'll be fined and imprisoned if you pbject.


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