Friday, June 27, 2008

The FISA Bill-Really makes me mad.

The Senate voted to stop any filibuster against the bill but Harry Reid still postponed it until after the July 4th recess, they will be voting on it on July 8. They will first have an up or down vote on the Dodd-Feingold amendment to strip telecom immunity from the bill, but that doesn't seem likely to pass. Word is a lot of money changed hands from the corps to the congresscritters. That Steny Hoyer and the blue dogs really control the purse strings of congress.

Here is a list of how the cloture vote went:

Only 15 senators voted against it, all Democrats.

As I expected, Boxer voted nay while Feinstein voted Yay.

I really hate Feinstein. Now I hate Steny Hoyer and Nancy Pelosi too.

The 2 presidential candidates were not there and neither was Hillary. Kennedy and Byrd weren't there either but at least they have good excuses.

Right after that I got an email from the Obama Campaign, I immediately clicked on the link to take me off their list which also had a box for saying why I want off (which is why I did it). I said Obama's stance on the FISA bill shows he either doesn't understand the Constitution or he doesn't have any concern about protecting it, this is too serious an issue to ignore. I also said I was just about to donate money but will not be doing so now.

It would only have $25 but they don't know that.


Village Green said...

Senator Brown of Ohio was one of the brave 15. My congresswoman, Betty Sutton, also voted against it. I sent her a donation.

I also sent Obama $50 bucks, but that was before his change on FISA came out. I'll still be supporting him, but I don't feel particularly moved to go out on the street and do active campaigning for him.

KevinBBG said...

For the moment I'm still planning on voting for him but certainly not with any degree of enthusiasm. We really don't know who he is since he has changed everything when the opportunity came up since winning the nomination.