Obama, telecoms and the Beltway system

And now Obama turns around and intervenes in a Democratic primary on behalf of one of the worst Bush enablers in Congress -- not in order to help Barrow defeat an even-worse Republican, but to defeat a far better and plainly credible Democratic challenger. Full Story »

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Elizabeth White-Nadler
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by Elizabeth White-Nadler - Oct. 1, 2008

This is both eye-opening and heartbreaking for avid Obama supporters (which, in the interest of full disclosure, I confess to be). The piece not only relates the details of Obama's support for a Georgia incumbent for personal political purposes and over principle, and that Obama has not inserted himself in opposition to Telecom immunity, it also warns that unreasoned adulation (or condemnation) can be self-defeating. Informed voters must bear in mind that their candidates operate within an established system that is resistant to change. Many decisions they will make may be questionable, even inconsistent, anecdotally. I am under the impression that Greenwald is a liberal Democrat. For that reason, it is all the more admirable ... More »

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Jeff Clark
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by Jeff Clark - Oct. 1, 2008

Greenwald shows how Democratic Congressional misleadership is about to floor a phony compromise that will both give retroactive immunity to illegal acts knowingly committed by telecoms for profit and vastly expand executive power to spy on Americans. From Ron Paul supporters to the ACLU, from left to right, Americans who want to keep our country free are lining up against this corrupt bill and its Congressional enablers. Obama says he opposes it too, but his actions belie his words. Great objective reporting on the "incumbent protection scheme."

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Clark Davis
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by Clark Davis - Oct. 1, 2008

This is the most disgusting story I have read in a long time. I can't believe the damned Democrats are caving in on FISA. As for this creep Obama is supporting, this the worst thing I have heard about him doing, except supporting that slug Lieberman. Obama had better be damned careful and playing politicis with something like this will damage his veracity and prevent him from getting money from people like me. I'm not even sure I will donate to him anymore. Letting Bush and these rotten telecom companies get out of facing justice for their criminal activities is something that is as bad as anything that has happened during this Republican thug's administration since 9/11. I pray to God the Democrats will not get away with this. ... More »

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