Yesterday afternoon, Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama came back to DC to stand with Senator Chris Dodd against the Senate Republics’ latest middle finger towards the Democrats. The Republics thought they could stop any discussion on whether “retroactive immunity” should be included in the FISA bill. That immunity is not just for telecoms that illegally wiretapped Americans – it’s for Bush, Gonzalez and Cheney too. I can’t believe we’re even debating whether we should give MORE immunity to the Bushies for breaking the law. They’ve had a free ride for eight frigging years, beginning with stealing the 2000 election from Al Gore!
For once, the Republics didn’t have the votes to pull it off. And thanks to thousands of phone calls, letter, emails and faxes by patriots all across America, our Senatorial Presidential candidates were right there on the teevee. The message was clear: “Enough is enough!”
I hope Harry Reid likes the feeling of strength that comes with standing up for the rule of law. I hope he likes it so much that he starts doing it more and more often.
Give ’em Hell, Harry! And should you feel so inclined to encourage his spinicular fortitude, why not write him a letter or give him a call to say thanks?