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  •  The spying scandal (3.94)
    This story broke literally as the report had gone to press.  It is a very, very disturbing report and I am hearing concern about it from Senators and Representatives of both parties.  These concerns are of a magnitude I have not heard my colleagues express about this Administraion to date.
    •  Thanks for calling it (4.00)
      the "spying scandal", it's important to keep using the word "spying" and not let them water down the discourse with "eavesdropping" or some less strident term.

      Thanks for standing up for us Congressman, and if I may ask a favor... please beseech upon your colleagues across the aisle to make a stand as well. This has gone too far... do they support George Bush or America? the Republican party or the Constitution of the United States? All of our liberties are in jeopardy.

      •  Good way to pose question (none)
        Who do you support, George Bush or the American people?
        Remember, keep it simple.
        Is Saddam Hussein worth more than 2000 dead American soldiers and half a trillion dollars.
        Is the death of US servicmen honored by Iraq becoming an Islamic Republic aligned with Iran?
        Are you safer now than 9/11/2001?
        Is Iraq a detrament or an incubator for terrorism?
    •  That heartens me... (4.00)
      ... to read your comment about the concern from others on the Hill. Hopefully many of your "co-workers" have finally had enough.

      Keep up the good work, and we will get a link to your petition up.

      •  Richard Nixon was going to face multiple (none)
        counts in his pending impeachment, when he resigned. There are any number of charges that can be made against the President, and these are likely to reinforce each other. Especially now that the President has laid a claim to virtually unchecked power to ignore the law. He has made himself an enemy of the constitution, rather than its defender.

        There ought to be a critical mass in Congress for exploring impeachment. If there isn't, we at this site can help to create it by organizing activist campaigns. If Congress cannot be budged now, then they are unlikely ever to stand up for the Constitution. It's now or never, I believe. We have to raise hell.

    •  yes, please use "spying scandal" (none)
      "spying" or "wiretapping". They're all stronger terms than "eavesdropping" - which sounds like Nathaniel Hawthorne not a constitutional crisis

      hark! hark! the Clark!!

      by Errol on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 11:05:14 AM PST

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    •  You know, chances are that (4.00)
      the "Spying" was/is being done to ALL of the Dems...and you can count on finding out that John Kerry was listened to during the '04 campaign as well.

      EVERYTHING to these thugs is "politics".  It would be WAY too tempting for them to have such "unchecked" power and not use it to their full advantage.

      Think about it.  They probably listened in to Kerry planning on using his distinguished military service as his "ace" during the campaing...and voila!  Here come the SBVT mo-fos!  Doesn't seem to coincidental to me anymore...

      and as for the repubs having better "organization" and a better "machine", well...of COURSE they will be better if they have the advantage of SPYING on their opponents!

      and...let's not forget about the possibility of them spying on the MSM too...how else could they get such control over them, 'xcept to gather juicy dirt on each one and threaten to expose them with it unless...

      Okay...time for a different foil hat!  ;-)

      •  You know (none)
        those foil hats are all the rage this season... they're just cropping up everywhere!

        Never mind that SOME people think they're just too much. They're just jealous. ;-)  

      •  I agree (none)
        What I want to know is:

        Who did they spy on?  

        Not "who did they claim they were spying on," but "who did they really spy on"?

        It seems an avenue of inquiry is already being shut down if one assumes BushCo used these powers with the intention of hunting terrorists.  

        What did they really use these powers for?

        •  Bush's smirk (none)
          Remember that God-awful smirk that bush had all through the campaign?  Remember how he just seemed to be casual about the process?  The debates, it was like he didn't even try...or care to try ("uh, want some wood? hehe").

          Well, if he KNEW that he had the election already won (by way of spying on Kerry and controlling the voting machines) then I reckon that he would have reason to be smirking, right?

          I don't know.  I just don't like these people.  I don't trust them.  I don't even think that they have a compassionate bone in their bodies.  They're all sociopaths, imo.

          I swear, it's like Bush is Pinky; Cheney is Brain, and they really ARE trying to take over the world!

    •  I had a hunch this was the case, Congressman (none)
      Is the minority staff already on it?  Methinks your fingers are gonna be awfully tired writing "what the hell is going on here?" letters to the White House at this rate.

      Jack Murtha is no coward--here's a real coward.

      by Christian Dem in NC on Tue Dec 20, 2005 at 11:21:13 AM PST

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