Saturday, June 28, 2008

Barry's change pants

Not the best of weeks for Barack Obama. First he embraces the wonderful new FISA bill. You know the one; it basically shanks the 4th amendment and leaves it bleeding in an alley while simultaneously giving blanket, retroactive immunity to the telecommunications companies who illegally spied on us. Fun stuff.

Then he quickly comes out and says he’ll fight to get the telcom immunity stripped out of it, but apparently not fight that hard because “My view on FISA has always been that the issue of the phone companies per se is not one that overrides the security interests of the American people." Ouch Constitution, protect your flank next time and don’t dress so suggestively, with your rights and ideals out there swinging around for everyone to see.

Then he followed FISA up by stating that we need to extend the death penalty to non-murder crimes, and finished it up by trying not to sound like a liberal and not sound in any way combative over the Supreme Court decision on DC handguns and triggerlocks.

This is what’s known in politics as putting on the Dry Hump the Political Center pants. I want to know what happened to the Change pants. We all liked those pants 'Rack. They looked good, where are they? Oh yeah, you took them off when you decided you liked the look of the I Want To Be President pants. Do me a big favs Barry, ok? Put on the Big Boy pants, you know the ones with a built in spine, and filibuster and stall the shit out of that FISA bill. Then pass a good version if or when you are President. It’s a really fucking awful bill right now. Pretty please with a cherry on top? Thanks.

Don't make me use the These Bastards time machine to go back and vote for Chris Dodd. I'll use it, I warned you.

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