Sunday, August 05, 2007
Democrats Vote To Expand FISA Law
The U.S. House of Representatives - you remember them, they're the ones with the newly elected "majority", led by Speakeress Nanny Pelosi - voted 227 - 183 to expand the government's abilities to eavesdrop without warrants on foreign suspects whose communications pass through the United States. AP:
The 227-183 vote, which followed the Senate's approval Friday, sends the bill to Bush for his signature.
Late Saturday, Bush said, "The Director of National Intelligence, Mike McConnell, has assured me that this bill gives him what he needs to continue to protect the country, and therefore I will sign this legislation as soon as it gets to my desk."
The administration said the measure is needed to speed the National Security Agency's ability to intercept phone calls, e-mails and other communications involving foreign nationals "reasonably believed to be outside the United States."
The bill updates the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, known as FISA. It gives the government leeway to intercept, without warrants, communications between foreigners that are routed through equipment in United States, provided that "foreign intelligence information" is at stake.
In the Senate Bill version which also passed, it is very interesting to see which Senate Democrats voted FOR expanding FISA. Among them we find:
Virginia kiddie-p0rn-writer-cum-Senator JimBob Bobby Jim "Wearin' My Son's Combat Boots to exploit the Iraq War" Webb! Well, it's only a matter of time until Webb is branded as a "reich winger".
Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar voted for the bill.
Uber Liberals Dianne Whinestein (California) and Barbara Mikulski (Maryland) also voted for it.
Other Democrat Senators voting for the bill includes: Evan Bayh (Indiana); Tom Carper (Delaware); Bob Casey (Pennsylvania); Kent Conrad (North Dakota); Daniel Inouye (Hawaii); Mary Landrieu (Louisiana); Blanche Lincoln (Arkansas); Claire McCaskill (Missouri); Bill Nelson (Florida); Ben Nelson (Nebraska); Mark Pryor (Arkansas); Ken Salazar (Colorado).
Joe Lieberman, Independent Democrat also voted for it, as expected. (As I wrote before, Senator Lieberman "get's it" on the war). Good for you, Joe!
America Hating Democrat Senators voting against the bill includes: Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton, Christopher Dodd, Barack Obama and Vermont's Independent pinhead Bernie Sanders.
I'm sure all the Libs suffering from massive Bush Derangement Syndrome will - in the coming week - fall all over themselves making excuses for why "their Democrats" voted the way they did in voting for the FISA bill. Or, they'll completely avoid reporting on this story, proving once again that the Libs hold their own to a different standard than they do everyone else.
It must be really hard these days being a Liberal. I don't know how their hypocrisy could ever reach a new level, but rest assured, it will.
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