Thursday, October 18, 2007

Senate Dems and Rockefeller cave on telecom immunity in FISA

Did you really expect Jay Rockefeller to have a backbone on FISA renewal? The retroactive telecom immunity proves Jay remains the same. And why are real progressives still supposed to vote Democrat rather than Green or other options? (Go ahead, Democrats-only supporters, take me to task again; make the normal accusations.)

Besides that, it’s not clear whether or not Bush won’t move the goalposts still further.

And now, we know why House GOP members put a poison pill amendment on that chamber’s FISA renewal bill yesterday — stalling for time in the Senate.