Friday, July 11, 2008

FISA's Anti-Dickheads

Obama voted for the FISA bill, along with a wide majority of Senators. Two Senators deserve a shout-out for shouting out against this bill with clarity and conviction:

Russell "Oh, So" Feingold and Christopher "The Days and Nights of Molly" Dodd led a valiant (if doomed) effort to defeat the bill. As covered in The Nation, Russell "That Man Is" Feingold said:
"I don't believe this will be remembered as the 'immunity' bill... [The bill] is going to be remembered as the legislation in which Congress granted the executive branch the power to sweep up all of our international communications with very few controls or oversight."
Pulling from the same article, Chris "Mod" Dodd...
told the Senate, passage of the measure will sanction lawlessness by an Administration that has engaged in "a pattern of abuse against civil liberties and the rule of law [and] against the Constitution."
Well put, you sexy, sexy senators.

And perhaps this is a good time to remind the world (or at least those seven global citizens who read B&E) that Russell "Damn, You Look" Feingold was the only Senator who voted against the Patriot Act. And look, Democrats! He hasn't lost re-election because of it!

How in the hell did the feckless Democrats hand the lame duck Bush such an enormous victory? It's amazing.

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