Dodd To Filibuster FISA Telecom Amnesty

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    Sen. Feingold seems to have (none / 0) (#1)
    by scribe on Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 01:55:07 PM EST
    How many Dems will vote for the filibuster? (none / 0) (#2)
    by hellskitchen on Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 04:10:47 PM EST
    I'd love to see it happen, but we need more spines than just Dodd, Feingold, and Wyden.

    Done (none / 0) (#3)
    by TomK on Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 04:44:37 PM EST
    I sent 25$ to him.

    He is also my new favorite in the primaries.

    I called his office today (none / 0) (#4)
    by Repack Rider on Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 07:55:10 PM EST
    And even though I am not a constituent, the staffer was happy to hear me tell her that I had become an admirer overnight.

    I think it's been a happy day on the phones there.

    Considering that all he did was live up to his oath to defend the Constitution, isn't it amazing how low the bar has been set for positive political action?

    Dodd delivers (none / 0) (#5)
    by Sumner on Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 08:08:29 PM EST
    Now Google News has fially picked up the Telcom Immunity story.

    One such example acknowledges that the political concern over this issue has arisen out of the blogosphere:

    Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., has already said he plans to put a "hold" on the bill if it comes to the Senate floor with an immunity provision included.

    A "hold" is an informal, though long-established way for a senator to block progress on legislation in the Senate. The tradition effectively allows senators to maintain their right to filibuster a bill, while still also attending to constituent needs, committee work, and political fundraising.

    "I said that I would do everything I could to stop this bill from passing, and I have," Dodd said Thursday afternoon.

    Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., also a Democratic presidential candidate, has come out in opposition to the provision too.

    Other Democratic presidential candidates, particularly Sen. Barrack Obama, D- Ill., have come under pressure from bloggers to oppose the provision.

    Every four years (none / 0) (#6)
    by mmeo on Fri Oct 19, 2007 at 10:46:16 PM EST
    we get a choice of candidates, somewhat like the group this year, which includes as front-runners those Establishment figures who have made their peace with the corporate power.

    The other guys, the ones who articulate the cause of liberty and justice, usually never have a chance.  You will recall how in the last election cycle the articulate one waws Howard Dean.

    This year we have Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd.  I gave $25 for the second time today to Dodd.  I really wish him well.  But I expect he will not be the nominee of the Spineless Party, nor do I expect him to run as an independent after the Spineless Ones nominate Hilary.

    This is that political similacrum of a day in springtime, when anything seems possible; and in fact it is.  It's just that true friends of peace and justice have been disappointed so, so very often in the past -- in 2004 the nominee ran on his ability to fight the war better than Bush(alas!) -- that I can only feel the transcience of the moment at the same time that I celebrate the integrity of the Dodd candidacy.