Why Have The Democrats Not Acted on FISA?
Cross-posted from GOP Bloggers:
OK, Now I'm Questioning the Democrats' Patriotism
by Jon Roth at 08:57 AM
Democrats love to complain that Republicans question their patriotism, when it is simply Democrats' judgement on national security issues that is in doubt. But now, with their vile, grossly negligent and reprehensible behavior on terrorist surveillance, it is finally time to question their patriotism.
Even though the Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation to allow the government to eavesdrop on terrorists, Democratic Senator and intelligence committee chairman Jay Rockefeller voted in favor, and enough Democrats in the House demanded a vote to pass the bill, Nancy Pelosi refused to bring it to a vote. The issue, of course, is that the trial lawyers (aka, the DNC piggy bank) have dozens of lawsuits pending against the telecom companies that cooperated with the government to protect America. Rather than protect these patriotic companies from costly and frivolous litigation, Pelosi and the House Democrats refused to vote.
So now we are in our 5th day of being unable to surveil our mortal enemies. Many people complained that we failed to "connect the dots" prior to September 11, but now the Democrats are preventing us from even collecting the dots. The President (who should have postponed his Africa trip to pressure Congress) and every GOP member of Congress needs to hammer the Democrats every day non-stop on this issue. It is not only that important, but it is a 100% political winner - especially when the House Democrat leadership are bordering on treason.