The NSA surveillance under the Obama administration is completely different from the NSA surveillance under the Bush administration.
If you had any doubts about it, one YouTube video, thanks to the amazing power of xtranormal—the awesome software that lets you create animated movies from your words—has 'Obama' making it all clear for us:
"When the Bush administration secretly spied on you, the Bush administration could not point to a single judge willing to say their program was legal. We, on the other hand, can point to such a judge. I'm not going to tell you who this judge is, or why he or she thinks our program is legal. If I did that, it would, obviously, be harder for me to convince you that the program is legal. Instead, I'm just going to tell you that we secretly found one judge who was willingly to secretly say that it was legal for us to collect all of your data."
Does that clear it up? How about this:
"If you, the American people, did not want me to secretly collect your data, then you should not have elected me president."
"Many of you were probably unaware that I wanted to secretly collect your data, especially since I said I would not secretly collect your data. But I choose to believe that you elected me to be your president because you believe if someone has to secretly collect your data, that someone should be me."
h/t Boing Boing