Obama Joins Dodd Filibuster of FISA Telecom Amnesty

Good for Obama:

Senator Obama has serious concerns about many provisions in this bill, especially the provision on giving retroactive immunity to the telephone companies. He is hopeful that this bill can be improved by the Senate Judiciary Committee. But if the bill comes to the Senate floor in its current form, he would support a filibuster of it.

Obama steps up. Senator Clinton?

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    Well, she can be given credit (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by andgarden on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 06:07:04 PM EST
    for announcing that she's going to vote against the next Iraq appropriation. Now for some leadership on that.

    I'd rather see them DO something (none / 0) (#3)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 06:25:46 PM EST
    than listen to them say what they are GOING to do, if elected.

    Ditto (5.00 / 1) (#5)
    by scarshapedstar on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 10:03:22 PM EST
    What was wrong with voting against, you know, all the others?

    Bingo (none / 0) (#6)
    by Edger on Wed Oct 24, 2007 at 01:49:51 AM EST
    Obama's amped up his position (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by scribe on Wed Oct 24, 2007 at 01:21:22 PM EST
    per FDL, from Obama:

    "To be clear: Barack will support a filibuster of any bill that includes retroactive immunity for telecommunications companies."

    This is nice to see.  Wish he would have done the same to now-Judge Southwick, but y'gotta start somewhere.

    Nice to see him follow. I'll give him that. (none / 0) (#2)
    by Edger on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 06:24:27 PM EST
    Easier than trying to be a leader?

    Is he seeing a potential threat to his bid, from Dodd?

    He'd have been better off to stop standing with his finger in the wind, and start being the wind. Clinton too....

    Like Dodd.

    Obama! Obama! (none / 0) (#4)
    by Aaron on Tue Oct 23, 2007 at 06:40:12 PM EST
    If he can't do it... Hillary can, I suppose. :-(

    I'm glad to see my man coming down on the side of the people, for he is the People's candidate.

    Clinton/Obama, can you say, winning ticket?

    Clinton/Obama, can you say, landslide victory?

    Clinton/Obama, can you say, new day dawning in American?

    I knew you could.  :-)

    (Sorry I meant to post this here)