Oh boy!! DUmmie heads are assploding over this!


n2doc (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 11:55 AM
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Breaking: House Dems Go Along With White House On Telecoms Immunity
Advertisements [?]From the WSJ:

The agreement would also pave the way for companies such as AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. to shed the nearly 40 lawsuits they face for allegedly participating in a prior version of the NSA program, which have cast a shadow over their reputation on Wall Street and Main Street. To win immunity, they would have to pass review from a U.S. District Court.
It faces hurdles to becoming law, namely whether it will have enough support from other lawmakers in both parties in the House. Telecommunications companies, which have lobbied lawmakers aggressively in recent weeks, support the compromise as does the White House.

Critical to sealing the deal was a compromise that would grant conditional immunity to telecommunications companies for assistance they provided from September 2001 through January 2007. If the companies can show a federal district court judge "substantial evidence" they received a written request from the attorney general or head of an intelligence agency stating the president authorized the surveillance and determined it to be lawful, the cases against them will be dismissed.


Let the outrage begin!!

LSK (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 11:59 AM
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OmmmSweetOmmm (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 12:02 PM
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4. Because there are some influential Dems that are just as traiterous as the Repukes.

What? No Rove?

liberal N proud (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 12:02 PM
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5. What does Cheney hold over everyone?
WHAT makes these people cave to them time after time?

There has to be something that the bu$h regime does that gets people to change their decisions.

And away we Go!!

AndyA (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 12:05 PM
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10. The REPUBLICAN-controlled Congress is still at it.
The Democrats should all be ashamed. They are traitors to the American people and the Constitution.

This is ILLEGAL, IT CANNOT STAND! Anyone who votes for this bill MUST BE REMOVED FROM OFFICE.

Remove from office all who vote for this ILLEGAL BILL!

ThomWV (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 12:06 PM
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13. Get on the god dam phones!
I called my Rep and both Senators this morning. I'll call them again right now.

ThomWV (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 12:10 PM
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16. I am just plain ragin mad. I just called Rockefeller's office and raised holy hell
Byrd will be next and then Mollihan

Bye bye poop!

electropop (1000+ posts) Thu Jun-19-08 12:22 PM
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24. That does it. I'm done with the Dems.
So long everybody. I've been here for 6 years now, but I can no longer believe that the Democratic Party will ever return to progressive values and respect for the Constitution. It has merged with the GOP corporatocracy.

Goddamn them all.