Thursday, October 18, 2007

Spelunkers


Cernig at The NewsHoggers has coined the perfect term for congressional democrats, "spelunkers", because they are constantly caving. The latest evidence is that Democrats have caved on the NSA spying bill.
Senate Democrats and Republicans reached agreement with the Bush administration yesterday on the terms of new legislation to control the federal government’s domestic surveillance program, which includes a highly controversial grant of legal immunity to telecommunications companies that have assisted the program, according to congressional sources.


It's time to get rid of the "spelunkers" and elect real representatives of the people.
We deserve better!
Added 2: Sen. Chris Dodd has thrown a "hold" on the bill:

The Military Commissions Act. Warrantless wiretapping. Shredding of Habeas Corpus. Torture. Extraordinary Rendition. Secret Prisons. No more.

I have decided to place a "hold" on the latest FISA bill that would have included amnesty for telecommunications companies that enabled the President's assault on the Constitution by illegally providing personal information on their customers without judicial authorization.

I said that I would do everything I could to stop this bill from passing, and I have.

It's about delivering results -- and as I've said before, the FIRST thing I will do after being sworn into office is restore the Constitution. But we shouldn't have to wait until then to prevent the further erosion of our country's most treasured document. That's why I am stopping this bill today.

http://action.chrisdodd.com/signUp.jsp?key=1570


Good for him! Thanks for not being a "spelunker", but an actual Democrat.

1 comment:

fillip said...

Yay for Chris Dodd!!!!!!!!