There are two types of Democrats. Type A believe Islamic terrorism is a threat, they're just not sure how much of a threat, but they accept there is one. Type B believe there's no threat at all.
Both Type A and Type B Dems hate Bush.
Type B can easily bitch about the NSA surveillance because there is no reason for it anyway, as far as they're concerned. (Hell, Gore wants to stop using even the Patriot Act.)
Type A has more of a problem. There is a threat and we need to keep track of these guys, but Bush is the one doing it so it's illegal and a pure power grab!
That's how we get, in the middle of a rant re the illegality of Bush's 'Domestic Spying' program, a statement such as this:
" I feel quite sure, regardless of the politics, the legality and the opinion of the American people, George Bush will continue to do exactly what he wants. " *
See? Bush is so bad he'll keep us safe anyway! So we can rant and rave and it won't hurt anything except Bush!
That's a Type A Dem for sure.
Type A's are merely dishonest. Type B's are consistent in their delusions.
*[Snipped from comments at Gay Patriot's Delicious Gore rant.]