Thursday, June 26, 2008
Get ready for the government to be in your shorts
As Ian Walsh reports over at Firedoglake,
the real FISA vote took place yesterday when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to proceed with FISA cloture, meaning debate will be limited to 30 hours, before a vote is taken. Filibuster is now impossible.
Only 15 members of the Senate vote against cloture. Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain were absent.
And lest you believe otherwise, this vote can be pinned entirely on Harry Reid, who had the ability to procedurally disable the bill.
Shame on Barack Obama.
And Glenn Greenwald reports how even Keith Olbermann has changed his stripes of FISA.