I’ve read some of the speculation about the politics of the Patriot Act renewal happening under all our noses while the HCR spectacle diverted our attention.
AndyS in Colorado hit the nail on the head on what’s very fishy about this political act:
The Patriot Act provisions were set to expire this year. People who rallied the entire country to vote for Barack Obama, the entire liberal blogosphere was on fire for years at the unconstitutionality of this law and its depredations on the Fourth Amendment among others.
Let me remind the reader that provisions of the Patriot Act were set to expire this year. To defeat those Patriot Act provisions required no action at all.
Yet here we are.
Ok. I’m no political genius, but I would say that doing “nothing at all” politically on an issue all of us were passionate about appears to be an action in and of itself that goes against the latest political style of following the “path of least resistance.”
Are our representatives actually going to try to make us believe this was necessary for our national security?
‘Cause if they do that, I’d suggest buying a lot of stock in anti-indigestion medicine. It’ll go sky high.