Ok, now it’s REALLY official

Referencing an earlier post, the Congressional passage of the bill to expand the federal government’s surveillance powers further reinforces my belief that Congress, and especially the Dems as they’re the ones in charge, is a pack of spineless wieners when it comes to standing up for what is right, which not coincidentally tends to be on the opposite side of Dumb Dumb & his administration’s actions.

From the NYT article: The measure gives the executive branch broader latitude in eavesdropping on people abroad and at home who it believes are tied to terrorism, and it reduces the role of a secret intelligence court in overseeing some operations. Of great importance in this bill is the provision that grants immunity to the telecommunication companies who collaborated with the government to illegally wiretap the phone calls of Americans after 9/11.

Again from the article: There is nothing to fear in the bill, said Senator Christopher S. Bond, the Missouri Republican who was a lead negotiator, “unless you have Al Qaeda on your speed dial.” Dumb ass. That line might play in Hooterville but it don’t got no legs with those of us with book learnin. Actually, book learnin has nothing to do with it. Being an American has everything to do with it and blatently violating the privacy of Americans affects us all.

I was quite disappointed to see B.O. amend cower from his earlier stance promising to filibuster any bill granting immunity to telecom companies. Maybe he needs a new campaign poster:

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One Comment on “Ok, now it’s REALLY official”

  1. Replicant Says:

    True. I get sick to my stomach from BOTH of these political parties. While I may agree w/ the Dems more w/ social issues the fact is they disgust me more than the right wingers because they never walk the walk…they go spineless EVERY time.


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