Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Vote on the FISA Bill in Seven Words

Obama: Aye
Clinton: Nay
McCain: Not present.

Talk among yourselves.


FranIAm said...

There are no words.

Karen Zipdrive said...

Oh, I have plenty of words.
I knew Hillary was hiding her liberal side, thinking she had to pander to the right to get elected.
Now she's back to being her old liberal self and voting accordingly.
Obama's doing the pandering to the right now.
And McCain? I guess he didn't think voting on the FISA bill was more important than staying on the campaign trail and begging for money.

dguzman said...

Pathetic. How many times are we going to have to say "I told you so" if Obama gets elected?

Still--he'll be better than Chimp.

karenzipdrive said...

He may be better than the chimp, but if he keeps voting the same way the chimp would, I'm not sure how much better.
Pandering to the right and losing his base in the process might just lose him the election.

God, I miss Hillary.

Anonymous said...

I miss the rule of law.

Liberality said...

I miss having the 4th admendment and Hillary. I don't trust Obama and as far as I can see, I was right not to.

Anonymous said...

I would like to make a case for Obama's vote for the FISA bill. According to what I have read, this bill only protects Telecoms from civil prosecution...not criminal prosecution. Obama has said that if he gets into office, he will pursue criminal investigation and legal action against the telecoms if warranted.

karenzipdrive said...

"if warranted" is a classic politician's line.
Obama's aye vote tells us all we need to know about his real stance on the issue.
If he thought criminal investigations were warranted, he would have voted nay.

Anonymous said...

To my anonymous friend, fat chance. Don't think Bush won't pardon his telecom buds on the way out the door thus rendering any unsubstantiated Obama plans for criminal prosecution useless.

Obama had his chance to do right on this issue, and he completely blew it.

Dusty said...

It wasn't just Telco Immunity it was tossing the Constitution in the shitter.

As you know KZ, I did post on this subject too and gladly gave Hillary her due and raked Obama's ass over the coals as it should be.

His NAFTA flip flop really chaps my ass too.