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View Diary: Senate Gives in on Wiretapping. 16 Dems Go Along. (789 comments)

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  •  It's possible that some of the non voting were (0+ / 0-)

    NOs on both too. This vote was well after they could reasonably expect to be gone - as those no votes would change nothing - it would be difficult to sacrifice anything important they were scheduled to do. The problem is that there were 16 Democrats siding with the Republicans. The Republicans did not even need to call in people like Lott, Lugar, Gregg or McCain to get 60 votes. (Which is very scary - this REALLY is the majority bi-partisan position of the Senate. And it is abysmal. )

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