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Congressional Losership

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According to Glen Greenwald, House Democrats are about to cave to Bush (again) on the FISA Bill, thus giving the President what he's been demanding (again) even as those demands defy the will of the American people.

Basically, Bush has said he will veto a FISA bill that does not grant immunity for the telecommunications industry after they allowed the government to use their resources to spy on Americans by sweeping up every single telephone call and email sent and received -- without a reason or a warrant.

By the way, in case you didn't know, the Constitution and federal law DOES require that the government obtain a warrant before conducting these searches -- even if that warrant is requested after the fact.

So the Democratic "leadership" in the House is about to give in and adopt the version of the "Protect America Act" that the Senate has already approved -- one that will allow unfettered spying and result in virtually no expectation of privacy for any of us.

Of course there is no excuse for this... no justification. There is no danger to Americans if courts are asked to issue a warrant before (or shortly after) spying begins.

The only reason the Dems want to grant such immunity is to save their own asses in case a lawsuit would reveal illegal behavior on the part of the Bush Administration -- AND the complicity of many members of Congress -- Democrats and Republicans alike.

Thus, we can no longer point the finger of blame only at BushCo. At some point we must come to grips with the realization that we are being betrayed by the Democrats.

Who decided that Pelosi and Reid would be effective leaders of an opposition party? The Democrats, that's who.

Who do elected those Democrats?

We did.

And although they continue to work against our interests, they are our employees and we have the power to throw the bums out.

I hope we do.

These people are LOSERS with a capital "L."

The Five Signs to look for to determine whether you hired a loser are:

(1) They are easily distracted by threats and other issues.

(2) They easily succumb to paralysis and are unable to do anything.

(3) They do not have their own ideas and rely on others for suggestions.

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