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ChiTom in Illinois -- KISSweb in Illinois -- HoundDog in Kansas City -- The Binger in Ohio
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Well, I guess I've finally figured out what happened yesterday in the House. It seems that the blue dogs, the Republicans, and some of the progressives got together to block the 21 day extension of the current FISA law that Pelosi & Co. had proposed. That means that the current law will lapse in a day or so (returning us to the old, and far better, FISA law) unless the rest of the Democrats cave in and go along with the Republicans to support the Senate version of the bill which gives the Telecoms retroactive immunity. It seems the Republicans and the blue dogs joined with Bush to force the issue so everyone would have to cave immediately and give Bush everything he wants. The progressives joined up because they don't like the current law and want to go back to the old law. This is a game of "chicken" to see who will fold first. My guess is the Dems will fold first and give Bush and his buddies their victory, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.