Perfect. Brain bits exploding under AFDB's all over the place.
The Patriot Act, often criticized under President Bush, is now about to be renewed by the Obama administration.Zen.
Democrats had roundly criticized the then Republican Congress and President Bush when the bills was passed. Now they and Obama have to decide whether or not to renew the Patriot Act. If it is renewed, it will bring down the wrath Democrats and civil libertarians. If it is not passed, and there is a terrorist attack that might have been prevented by the Act, it will be used by Republicans as proof that they were right in passing it to protect national security.