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June 20, 2008

Caving On FISA

-- by Dave Johnson

The House just voted to pass a FISA bill that gives the Republicans everything they wanted - except one. See House votes to provide protection to phone firms,

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill on Friday that could shield phone companies from billions of dollars in lawsuits for their participation in the warrantless surveillance program secretly begun by President George W. Bush after the September 11 attacks.
Here's the thing. This legislation specifically lets telecom companies off the hook for letting the Republicans wiretap us after 9/11.

The program started before 9/11, and therefore has nothing to do with terrorism.

And while we're all concerned about terrorists - did you know that the Republicans are still blocking gun background checks and letting anyone buy guns at gun shows?

Update - Interesting that all those Republicans voted to let President Obama spy on them.

Posted by Dave Johnson at June 20, 2008 1:49 PM

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Update - Interesting that all those Republicans voted to let President Obama spy on them.

Good foreshadowing! The debate is going to change dramatically once Obama owns the Patriot Act and the war in Iraq.

All the Obamamaniacs ought to start working on their backtracking explainaitions now. I'm certain he will fail to get us out of Iraq (and he's already promised to double down in Afghanistan - another debacle). I'm also fairly certain he will continue to erode our civil liberties.

Where is the cynicism among all of these people who are in love with Obama?

Posted by: Jay Muntz [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 21, 2008 5:56 PM

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