Move On Joins The FISA Bandwagon

And cheers to them for that:

In a move that will up the pressure on Hillary and Barack Obama to stand firm against the Senate telecom immunity FISA bill, MoveOn and a dozen top progressive blogs will launch an all-out campaign tomorrow to pressure the two Senators into publicly declaring their support for Chris Dodd's threat to place a hold on and filibuster the bill, Election Central has learned.

. . . If Hillary and Obama don't comply, Green added, “it would send an unfortunate signal to Democratic voters about whether they're willing to stand up to George Bush. The idea is to get Democrats to stand on principle and exercise the powers of their office to stop Bush from covering up how far he went in illegally spying on the private emails and phone calls of innocent Americans.”

Well done Move On.


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    • dkmich on October 23, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    “The idea is to get Democrats to stand on principle …” 

  1. Against Democrats???

    It’s official.

    Hell has frozen over.

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  2. to bad we have to stand and fight our party to get our rights and government back to a least some semblance of a democracy. However I too will take what we can get from where ever and who ever is will to fight. Move on does what it can and sometimes it will work other times not. I personally didn’t object to the Betrayus other then it showed the Democrats in power up as clueless, grovelers, crooks and facilitators. Maybe in order to really light fires under them they need to be shown for what sellouts they are.

  3. Now, make it so Hillary.

  4. In another move that points to the significant degree of coordination among the top liberal blogs on the FISA issue, Green says that the following bloggers will also be directing their readers to call Hillary and Obama’s offices and press them on this:

      DailyKos, Atrios, OpenLeft, Firedoglake, MyDD, Glenn Greenwald, Crooksandliars, AmericaBlog, Digby, Taylor Marsh

    Notice anything missing there??? I’m pissed!!!!!

    • Edger on October 24, 2007 at 4:00 am

    and cranking up the slime machine right away last friday.

    Goldfarb @ The Weakly Standard:

    It was expected that this bill could move quickly and be signed into law.

    But it’s become clear that things won’t move as smoothly as backers of the compromise might have hoped.

    Senator Dodd has decided to use this issue to suck up to the Democratic grassroots who have so far mostly ignored his presidential campaign. In a video that looks like it was shot in Howard Dean’s basement, Senator Dodd says he will block the measure through a hold or a filibuster.

    • Edger on October 24, 2007 at 4:05 am

    kinda sorta maybe with lots of backpedal room.


    Q: Can you discuss your position on the reauthorization of the FISA bill?

    HRC: I am troubled by the concerns that have been raised by the recent legislation reported out of the Intelligence Committee. I haven’t seen it so I can’t express an opinion about it. But I don’t trust the Bush Administration with our civil rights and liberties. So I’m going to study it very hard. As matters stand now, I could not support it and I would support a filibuster absent additional information coming forward that would convince me differently.

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