Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sometimes, Backbones Are Stiff

It looks like the Democrats may have actually been listening.

The FISA bill which would give telecoms immunity appears to have been successfully filibustered by the likes of Chris Dodd. The Democrats are offering a compromise "extension", but Bush is vowing to veto that. Digby:

It now appears to be a game of chicken. Will the Republicans allow this law to expire, will they pass the extension and have the president veto it, or will they pass the extension, let it stand and then come back to fight this again next week? And, as [Glenn] Greenwald asks, will the media try or even be able to explain this to anyone?

It's a little weird that the Democrats had to filibuster a bill when they have a majority, but at least they were able to do it. I guess that's progress?
Game definately not over on this one. I'm not holding my breath, but perhaps the Dems are learning how to play the game.

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