Back from vacation and ready to rant.
Democrats suck. They just happen to suck less than the Republicans.
The ACLU is often tagged as being a partisan Democrat group. We are not since we are a non-partisan non-profit organization. It’s an insult when people say that we’re a Democrat group. Why would we want to be associated with this crew of weak-kneed losers? Yes, I’m all tuned up about the passing of the Gut FISA and Capitulate to the President Act, passed by Congress and signed into law yesterday by El Presidente.
Glenn Greenwald summarizes well:
Prior to the November, 2006 elections, the Bush administration tried desperately to force the Congress to enact new FISA legislation to legalize warrantless eavesdropping. The Democrats resisted just enough to prevent its enactment. Karl Rove and Republicans generally then ran around the country exploiting that obstructionism in order to accuse Democrats of being “soft on terror” and “wanting to prevent the President from listening in when Osama calls,” the Republicans were crushed in that election, and Democrats obtained an historic victory. In the not-blue state of Montana, Jon Tester defeated an incumbant GOP Senator by running on a platform of repealing the Patriot Act in its entirety. Wouldn’t the most basic rationality compel Democrats to draw the conclusion that this rank Terrorism fear-mongering does not actually work?
Yet here they are, after refusing to legalize warrantless eavesdropping prior to their midterm victory, allowing this legislation to pass now that they are in the majority.
This is why I’m registered “no affiliation.”
Andy in Harrisburg