Did I miss a meeting? Are the American people clamoring for protection for the phone companies? Did Bush’s approval rating shoot through the roof while I was mopping my floors this morning. What the hell, guys? Have Republicans suddenly surpassed, say, beastial perverts in the esteem of the average U.S. citizen? Whence cometh this unholy haste to compromise with a dickhead nobody likes, on an issue nobody who goes by the name of Joe Sixpack really cares about, in the direction of being utterly fucking useless?
I mean it, I’m never cleaning my house again, if this is the kind of thing that gets done when I’m not paying attention.
Last week, Sens. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., and Russell Feingold, D-Wis., urged the Democratic leadership not to bring forward the compromise solution, which they said was unacceptable.
In a letter sent to several senior Democrats in Congress, Dodd and Feingold said the result of the court’s evaluation would be predetermined.
This is because a declassified section of a Senate Intelligence Committee’s report admitted the existence of the presidential authorizations.
Might be time to make good on that filibuster now, Senator.
“As I have said time and time again, the President should not be above the rule of law, nor should the telecommunications companies who supported his quest to spy on American citizens. I remain strongly opposed to this deeply flawed bill, and I urge my colleagues in Congress to join me in supporting American’s civil liberties by rejecting this measure.”