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Greased by Telecom $$$, Obama & spineless Dems act with Republicans to shred the 4th Amendment and to play dumb to and sanction illegal domestic spying by Bush and Telecoms

July 9th, 2008 No comments

More by Glenn Greenwald.

Obama shows his true colors regarding his supposed desire for change, transparency and rule of law.  As likely future Spy-in-Chief, why would he be interested in anything that might limit his own power?

In the 70s, Nixon was impeached and forced to resign because of illegal domestic spying; this time, Congress provides retroactive immunity, without even having investigated how and why the law was broken.  Money talks; principles and the rule of law walks.

Those Senators who voted for the “new and improved” FISA:

All Republicans (those lovers of limited government!) and the following Democrats:

Bayh – Carper – Casey – Conrad – Feinstein – Inouye – Kohl – Landrieu – Lieberman – Lincoln – McCaskill – Mukulski – Nelson (Neb.) – Nelson (Fla.) – Obama – Pryor – Rockefeller – Salazar – Webb – Whitehouse.

The following Dems OPPOSED the amendments:

Akaka – Biden – Bingaman – Boxer – Brown – Byrd – Cantwell – Cardin – Clinton – Dodd – Dorgan – Durbin – Feingold – Harkin – Kerry – Klobachur – Lautenberg – Leahy – Levin – Menendez – Murray – Reed – Reid – Sanders – Schumer – Stabenow – Tester – Wyden

It’s no wonder that our Congresscritters are even less respected than Bush, at levels lower than ever recorded for any institution over the past 30 years.

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