As Martin noted earlier, Sen. Christopher Dodd (D-CT) is filibustering ill-conceived legislation that would give telecommunications companies a pass for engaging in illegal spying activities on behalf of the Bush administration.
Those of you who were hopeful in the wake of last year’s sweep of both houses of Congress by the alleged opposition party, and those who are hopeful that the Democrats will also take the White House next year, should take note of something: the filibuster is being conducted against Democratically driven legislation by a member of the majority party.
This isn’t a case of outgunned Dems manning the gunports at the Alamo against the evil Republican majority. This is a handful of Dems being forced to defend the Constitution against their own goddamned gutless, bought-and-sold, whoremongering Democratic colleagues – and yes, I’m talking about you, Harry Reid.
Be hopeful if you want, but I have not so far been able to find the names of presidential frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama among those who will support Sen. Dodd’s filibuster. Maybe that will change, but I wouldn’t bet on it.
Pay attention, people – a valuable lesson is being taught in Washington today. Are you smart enough to learn from it?