So is anyone the least bit shocked that the Democrats, after a year of “tough” rhetoric on FISA and wiretapping, give in and bent over with their gaping assholes and took it with stride?
Of course, what I’m referring to is the fact that today, the Senate passed the FISA bill, complete with retroactive legal immunity for the telecomms.
This fucking disgusts me, but am I surprised? Hell no! Not after years of seeing the Democrats fold over and over again to their opponents after spewing public rhetoric that make them sound like they have a pair of balls. From triangulation to this, the Democrats have demonstrated, time after time, that they lack fucking testicular fortitude to stand up for one goddamn fucking time. Just once, that’s all I’m asking here.
And what pisses me off even more is the Democratic leadership’s public insistence that this final bill represents a hard-won political bargain because it made FISA the only vehicle for surveillance. Well that’s missing the forest for the trees isn’t it: what fucking good is that going to do if the courts do not have meaningful oversight powers into how private companies are helping the Administration?
And don’t even get me started on Obama’s change of position. Let’s not even go there, or at least, not in this post.