Archive for June 2008
Barack Obama was doing so well, but as we track the 2008 presidential election we now see that the Obama Campaign steamroller has flipped over. The cause? The speedbump of the FISA Amendments Act.
All Barack Obama had to do was keep chugging along, challenging the politics of fear. But no – Obama listened to the campaign consultants. Obama announced that he supports and will vote for the FISA Amendments Act.
The FISA Amendments Act gives retroactive immunity to the telecommunications corporations that helped George W. Bush illegally spy on millions of American citizens. The law gives Bush the power to spy with virtually no restrictions on Americans, and even to search through Americans’ homes without a search warrant, and without providing any proof that there is any suspicion of criminal activity.
Barack Obama’s campaign consultants got afraid that John McCain would play the fear card on Obama. So, what did Obama do? He played the fear card on himself.
Barack Obama once promised to end the politics of fear. Now, Obama has embraced the politics of fear.
Two places to track news about the FISA Amendments Act and its impact on the 2008 election:
1. FISA Amendments Act News at Irregular Times
2. Repeal FISA – a collective blog of resistance to the FISA Amendments Act.