"I certainly share the concerns on civil liberties now that you have Barack Obama in power versus George Bush. I wasn't overly concerned with George Bush in power," Johnson said.Good grief man. The civil liberties concerns under Obama are precisely those concerns under Bush, as it was the latter whose administration promulgated the policies Obama has yet to rescind.
If the Tea spokespeople are the principled consitutionalists they claim to be, they're vigilant over the executive power, no matter who is wielding it, and rightly horrified to hear a candidate for Senate state he "wasn't overly concerned" about civil liberties at any time.
No wonder he fled. Russ Feingold has got to be loving this.