Kate Knibbs – Jeb! Bush Thinks We Haven’t Given the NSA Enough Power to Spy on Us

He’s trailing an openly misogynistic troll doll in the polls, but Jeb Bush has outdone his opponents in the “slavish praise for the government’s surveillance apparatus” department. Bush thinks we need more NSA surveillance, not less.

“There’s a place to find common ground between personal civil liberties and NSA doing its job,” Jeb! said at a national security conference in South Carolina today. “I think the balance has actually gone the wrong way.”

Bush reaffirmed his belief that the NSA’s old policies didn’t do shit to our civil liberties, and were necessary to thwart “evildoers”:

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