It is getting to the point now that when some politician or government official makes a public attack on Edward Snowden, it sounds very un-American. To many Edward Snowden is seen as an American hero on par with Nathan Hale. So when it comes right down to it, the people that knew this was going on are anti Snowden. As for the rest of us, it is a different story all together.
It does not much matter who gave the green light to the NSA to do what it did. There may be no assigning the blame to any one person or body. The fact is many had their hand in it or had some knowledge. With the primary violation people feel is a violation of morals and ethics by the US Government as a whole, and that thought will be in people minds as they file one by one into the election booths in November.
How much of a fallout that will have will depend on several things. Is the Government going after Edward Snowden like an attack dog, or are they starting to see things through the eyes of the people who will end or continue their jobs come election time.
There is not much more to say on this topic, we just only wanted to bring up the point and one of the universal rules of life in that What goes around, comes around.