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Friday, June 20, 2008

Obama and FISA

I have been planning for a week or so to write an article about 'real' family values, the kind that Obama's family represents.

But I am so angry right now I could just spit.

Barack Obama's statement on the FISA bill is that it is a good thing, a GOOD THING for the government to be able to spy on all of its citizens with no accountability. He, the constitutional scholar, has apparently forgotten what the 4th Amendment to the Constitution says. I realize he doesn't have a magic wand and he cannot control all the players in the House. He's also the most junior Senator in the Senate - and actually doesn't even have the nomination locked up yet (remember superdelegates anyone?). So his power to really affect the outcome there is also limited.

But he could have made a stronger statement. Given his eloquence - he could have done it and done it in such a way that he would let everyone on the ground know that he gets it - without alienating the powers that be who still control his future.

Oh man. I'm sick. Someone on Digby today said "Mark your calendar - today is the day our Country died."

Big Black Box around today's date.

1 comment:

Le Petite Fromage said...

Hi Loky Woky. Just checked my own blog, which I so rarely do, and read your comment. Just wanted to say thank you. I'm tired now, worn out. It's been like a second job. So I'll rest for awhile, then back to the fight!