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Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Heartbreak in Liberal Land Over FISA Bill Passage

Obama votes yes and Clinton votes no! Final tally is 69 Ayes, 28 Nays! FISA passes!

Bleeding hearts are broken!

Here is a sample:

In Obamaworld, apparently wrecking the Fourth Amendment is roughly equivalent to ridiculing some obscure rapper. The only thing more depressing than the conceit that supporting unconstitutional measures is a way to "signal" to swing voters that you are not a radical loon bent on "ideological purity," which is basically to make defending the Constitution a position held only by radicals and extremists, is the dishonest representation of support for the compromise legislation as being a pro-civil liberties position.

Just so we are is the flip-flop in black and white.

December 17, 2007: "Senator Obama unequivocally opposes giving retroactive immunity to telecommunications companies and has cosponsored Senator Dodd's efforts to remove that provision from the FISA bill. Granting such immunity undermines the constitutional protections Americans trust the Congress to protect. Senator Obama supports a filibuster of this bill, and strongly urges others to do the same. It's not clear whether he can return for the vote, but under the Senate rules, the side trying to end a filibuster must produce 60 votes to cut off debate. Whether he is present for the vote or not, Senator Obama will not be among those voting to end the filibuster."

June 25, 2008: "My view on FISA has always been that the issue with phone companies per se is not one that overrides security interests of the American people. I do want accountability, and making sure that, as I've said before, that somebody is watching the watchers."

More here.

Watch the ACLU meltdown here.

I was once sitting on plane waiting for it to taxi to the gate, chatting on my phone to my cousin about work, and the word “terrorist” nearly escaped my lips. I did catch myself, but that’s the chilling effect. It’s self-censorship, and thanks to Congress’s capitulation today to the White House, all Americans who talk on the phone or email will know it well.

So say good-bye to the Fourth Amendment. Nice knowin’ ya!

Heh! Always fun to watch the left freak out!