Friday, June 20, 2008

BIG SHOCKER : Democrats Sell Out American People to Bush Administration and Telecoms

The NY Times reports yet another reason why having Democrats in control of Congress is no better than big government Republicans running the show, you just get a lot more whine with your cheese.

These people are just gutless, spineless liars. At least the Bushie Republicans are straight-up fascists. The Democrats bitch and pretend otherwise, and then show their true colors with their actions.

Pelosi and Hoyer are disgraces. Both are what is wrong with Washington. Entrenched lifer insiders cutting deals to protect corporate and statist interests, civil liberties and the public interest be damned.

Ex post facto immunity for major telecoms' trampling the Constitution as useful tools for a rogue imperial now-lame duck president, on his way out the door.

Of course, they have let Bush and his henchman get away with murder, too craven to impeach the son-of-a-bitch...why not help their telecom lobbyist pals out of a jam, too?

The money line : "I think the White House got a better deal than even they had hoped to get,” said Senator Christopher S. Bond, Republican of Missouri, who led the negotiations."

I guess the D's want to make sure Barack is all set up for his franchise. Yeah, change we can believe legalizing Ma Bell's secret spying.

Way to go, lying Democrat pigs. No better than Bush.


WASHINGTON — After months of wrangling, Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress struck a deal on Thursday to overhaul the rules on the government’s wiretapping powers and provide what amounts to legal immunity to the phone companies that took part in President Bush’s program of eavesdropping without warrants after the Sept. 11 attacks.


"It is not all that I would want. But given the legitimate threats we face, providing effective intelligence collection tools with appropriate safeguards is too important to delay. So I support the compromise, but do so with a firm pledge that as President, I will carefully monitor the program, review the report by the Inspectors General, and work with the Congress to take any additional steps I deem necessary to protect the lives - and the liberty - of the American people."

Additional steps? What, like newer, better forms of big brother-come-to-life illegal spying on American citizens? Somehow I doubt he means less.

But of course, BigGuvBama will be better than the rest.


Shirley Vandever said...

This totally ticked me off. I thought (naively, I guess) that the Democrats would finally show some backbone. I am disappointed yet again.

I'm sure it won't be the last time.

craig porterfield said...

I wanted to be excited about change in 2006, but I should have known better.

Steve Newton said...

It's so much fun right now watching dv and jason at De Lib spinning this in different directions....

Steve Newton said...

It's so much fun right now watching dv and jason at De Lib spinning this in different directions....

Brian Miller said...

Well, the truth is that it's difficult to spin as anything other an a total abdication of their campaign platforms in 2006 and in 2008.

In 2006, they said "elect us and we'll end the Iraq War." Then they passed a toothless resolution and funded the war this year to prolong it for at least another 2 years -- while also providing Bush with enough money to launch other military operations against neighbors like Syria and Iran.

In 2006 and 2008, they've said "elect us and we'll end the PATRIOT Act and warrantless wiretaps." But here they are giving Bush a wet-dream law, better than he'd ever hoped for.

These are two prime examples of how the Democrats and Republicans are identical, and a vote for one is a vote for the other -- regardless of their rhetoric.