FISA Deal In The Works?

Via Protein Wisdom, through an upset Lefty blog

To break an impasse over legislation overhauling the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, House Democratic leaders are considering the option of taking up a Senate-passed FISA bill in stages, congressional sources said today. Under the plan, the House would vote separately on the first title of the bill, which authorizes surveillance activities, and then on the bill’s second title, which grants retroactive legal immunity to telecommunications companies that aided the Bush administration’s warrantless electronic surveillance activities. The two would be recombined, assuming passage of both titles. In this way, Democratic leaders believe they can give an out to lawmakers opposed to the retroactive immunity provision. Republican leadership sources said their caucus would back such a plan because not only would it give Democratic leaders the out they need, it would provide a political win for the GOP…

Stay tuned for IMPORTANT ACTION ALERTS emanating from the Surrender Lobby portion of the Interwebz. Get the Prozac ready.

Captain Ed at Hot Air (feels weird typing that!) offers up his take.

Redstate: I’d like “Cynical Betrayal of the Democratic Netroots” for $500, Alex.

More: not as much seething as I thought there would be, but, it is still early. This comment truly shows how much the Nutroots understands the Constitution

Hydra In a normal world, this law would be laughed at. The telcos would be shut down by the Gov’t, not by lawsuits, for violation of the 4th amendment.

I bet you get what is wrong with that statement.

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2 Responses to “FISA Deal In The Works?”

  1. darthcrUSAderworldtour2007 says:

    The 19 blue states of socialism are against FISA for when you’re up to NO GOOD… the bad guys win, eh?

  2. drstrangeloveb52isok says:

    You’re right Darth. The blue states of socialism burn OLD GLORY and protest the Confederate Battle Flag… yet don’t mind seeing green and white and red islamic flags waving sir! WTF?

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