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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims that a key positive feature of the new wiretap "compromise" is that the bill reaffirms that the President must follow the law, even though the same bill virtually assures that no one will be held accountable for George W. Bush's violation of the earlier spying law. Share this article
In other words, in the guise of rejecting Bush's theories of an all-powerful presidency that is above the law, the Democratic leadership cleared the way for the President and his collaborators to evade punishment for defying the law.
After the New York Times revealed the warrantless wiretaps two and a half years ago, Congress took no steps to hold Bush accountable. Before the 2006 elections, Pelosi declared that Bush's impeachment was "off the table."
Then, on the eve of the August 2007 recess, the Democratic-controlled Congress was stampeded into passing the "Protect America Act," which effectively legalized what Bush had already done and expanded his spying powers even more.
Originally posted by projectvxn
This is straight up BS. And again where senator Obama and I differ. If this is where we're going then count me out. I think Obama and I may be done before the election even comes. We'll see. I would never trow my support behind McCain, but this is just another blank check to the admin to do whatever it wants.
I'm tired of this congress, and I'm tired of this president, and I'm tired of being lied to. # you Bush, # you Congress, and if this continues any further, # you Obama.
Originally posted by Pellevoisin
Obviously it is time to vote all of the Democrats and all of the Republicans out of office (excepting Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul).