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View Diary: Sen. Reid is Setting Us Up on FISA (264 comments)

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  •  It's worse than you thought (9+ / 0-)

    It's total deception and trickery.

    This Article at Democratic Underground explains it well.

    Reid is using parliamentary maneuver to give the Senate Democrats a choice between voting for a FISA version that allows all wiretapping imaginable or a version with telecom immunity.

    As Caroline Fredrickson, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office said, "Reid has set up a Catch-22 that forces senators to choose either no immunity for the telecoms or minimal Fourth Amendment protections – but not both at the same time."

    This is not capitulating.
    This is actively working to defeat the will of the people who elect Democrats, but in a dirty, underhanded way--effectively screwing us and lying to us about it.

    Shorter Reid: "So which is it, Senators?  A vote for slavery or a vote to repeal the Bill of Rights?  It's your choice, after all!"

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