December 16, 2007

This is just weak

The meat is about 1:25 into the video regarding the FISA bill. Let's all keep our fingers crossed and hope that Reid's weakness doesn't run to all the Democrats in the Senate. Let's hope the SIC version of the bill dies and the SJC version gets passed. Greenwald has more

Today, they provide but the latest iteration of the answer as to why there is so much dissatisfaction and anger towards them, including from those who fully recognize the pragmatic constraints involved. This isn't a case where they are trying to oppose Bush's demands on telecom amnesty and warrantless surveillance powers but are sadly thwarted by a lack of votes. Rather, Harry Reid is doing everything he can to thwart those who are attempting to impede Bush's demands and thus doing everything he can to ensure that the White House is liberated from the prospect of accountability for past lawbreaking and vested with vast, new eavesdropping powers with as little oversight as possible -- just as Mitch McConnell would be doing if he were Majority Leader (though even McConnell might lack the audacity to simply run roughshod over Dodd's hold, as Reid is apparently doing -- while treating Tom Coburn's holds as sacred).

Put another way, the issue isn't that they're failing to impose limits on the President. It's not even that they're failing to do everything they can to do so. The issue is that they are devoting their efforts and energies -- again -- to ensuring that the White House wins, its radicalism enabled and bolstered, and the people who support them thwarted in what they believe.

One last thing... I'm holding out the hope that Reid has something up his sleeve. I seriously doubt it, considering what a disaster Mukasey has been (thanks Chuck and Diane!)

Damnit, y'all! We need and expect more from you. DO SOMETHING!

Posted by mcblogger at December 16, 2007 11:45 AM

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