Harry Reid pleading for calm should make Americans very tense.

On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid advised those who are concerned about the NSA/Verizon phone records collection to just relax. Reid’s justification to Americans, including his fellow Democrats who voted to usher in a promised era of “Hope & Change,” was that things are still being done just like they were when Bush was president:

For many Twitter users, Reid’s advice was unsettling:

A few years ago, Reid had a much different reaction to what he claims is the same program:

Reid went out of his way today to make sure his Twitter feed proved that the NSA story is no big deal, because he didn’t mention it at all:

Scandals? What scandals?