Dem Leaders So Corrupted They Don’t Even Know They Are Corrupt

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

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One of these things is not like the other…….

Senator Fiengold:

   “The proposed FISA deal is not a compromise; it is a capitulation.  The House and Senate should not be taking up this bill, which effectively guarantees immunity for telecom companies alleged to have participated in the President’s illegal program, and which fails to protect the privacy of law-abiding Americans at home.”

Senator Leahy:

    “I will oppose this new FISA bill when the Senate votes on it next week. We must do everything we can to protect Americans from the Bush-Cheney Administration’s erosion of our civil liberties and callous disregard for the rule of law — and this new FISA bill fails that test.”

Speaker Pelosi:

Tomorrow, we will be taking up the FISA bill. As you probably know, the bill has been filed. It is a balanced bill. I could argue it either way, not being a lawyer, but nonetheless, I could argue it either way. . . . [It] is again in Title II, an improvement over the Senate bill in that it empowers the District Court, not the FISA Court, to look into issues that relate to immunity. . . . So that will be legislation that we take up tomorrow. We will have a lively debate I’m sure within our caucus on this subject and in the Congress. It has bipartisan support. I commend Steny Hoyer for his important work on this legislation, working in a bipartisan way.

Greenwald, as always…a must read:

If I were a hard-core Bush follower — snip — praising the “compromise” bill — I would have a huge poster of Steny Hoyer or Rahm Emanuel on my wall. Unconditional, endless funding of the war. Warrantless eavesdropping. A stop to lawsuits examining Bush lawbreaking. Telecom immunity. What more could a Bush follower ask for? As Kit Bond put it: “the White House got a better deal than they even had hoped to get” — a deal they tried but were unable to get when the Congress was controlled by Bill Frist and Denny Hastert.

Hey Nance, hey Steny….These are OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS that you are bargaining away. Who do you serve, The People of the United States or the Telecommunications Corporations? Simpering corrupt cowards.


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  2. their lodging assignments in the secret underground bunker.

    • Edger on June 20, 2008 at 18:40

    They know exactly what they do. And are. They’re doing exactly what they intended to do all along. Since November 2006. They think that people, the democratic base and everyone else, is dumb enough to believe them.

    Bipartisan this, Nancy.

  3. even more pissed…. try looking at a list of the hearings that have been held since ‘impeachment is off the table’ was uttered.  The House has been much too busy holding hearings about race horses and baseball and a host of other really important things.  Now wonder they don’t have time to ‘waste’

    on impeachment hearings!  

  4. blind, unquestioning Dem voters, supporters and campaign contributors–have an insatiable taste for shit.

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